Sunday, 23 October 2011
As I was staring off into space on the subway one morning, an advertisement caught my attention. It was mostly the name, Neurotrim, which scared me at first because I thought "Great, now they want us to trim fat from our brains." But, then I read the smaller print, and was still scared.
For starters, I don't like anything that comes in a color that induces a headache. But seriously, why do they keep churning out these manufactured/chemically made products that are suppose to help us with our health? I though au naturale was the way to go.
I tried finding information on this product, but there isn't much. The site itself claims that the reason Neurotrim is successful is because of a fiber called "Luralean." A very special, much better fiber, if you will. This I looked up as well, and it just got more complicated from there. It's synthetic, to put it plainly and made by a company AHD International. Honestly, that's all I read into it because I feel like if I go any further I'll wind up in a real life version of The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo. But the stuff sounds not so nice anyway, since it's "an appetite suppressant in that it expands up to 200 times its original size. LuraLean also has a viscosity greater than 100,000," according to Luralean.
Also, it always bothers me when weight loss products claim it works when combined with a sensible diet and exercise program. Um...then why do we need Lura...I mean Neurotrim? Fine, it's suppose to make it easier, I get that. However, I've always thought the whole point of a diet and exercise program was to get the body used to healthy habits for long term weight loss.
This company also makes a slew of other brightly colored drinks including one (I think my new favorite) that's called Bliss, "Happiness in Every Bottle."
Have you ever heard of this before? Would you ever try this?