Last updated on June 27th, 2018
High School Genes is a dietary supplement for women. It was launched by Gwyneth Paltrow’s lifestyle brand Goop and is marketed as part of the company’s “wellness” range of products.
High School Genes is not the average run-of-the-mill diet pill. Customers who purchase the product receive a box that contains 30 sachets of pills. There are six pills per sachet and they are all taken at once, so if you find it hard to swallow pills this one probably won’t be for you.
Although the name suggests the pills will help users to lose so much weight they will be able to fit back into their old high school jeans, a disclaimer in the marketing material states “This product is not a weight-loss product, is not meant to be a sole source of nutrition, and is not a substitute for a healthy diet and exercise.”
What is Goop High School Genes and How Does it Work?
Goop High School Genes is intended for women who entering a menopausal state or have been going through the menopause for at least a year. Weight gain is just one of several health problems that often affect post-menopausal women. All of them are the result of lowered oestrogen levels.
According to the High School Genes sales page, the product “addresses numerous system in the body that may contribute to weight gain when not functioning properly”.
It achieves this by providing the body with a combination of vitamins, minerals, and other natural ingredients, many of which are housed in proprietary blends.
Last updated on June 27th, 2018
Each sachet contains:
- 1 x PhytoBlend Multi tablet
- 1 x Omega-3 EPA-DHA 1000 softgel capsule
- 2 x Metabolism Boost Tablets
- 1 x Gut Balance Tablet
- 1 x Free Radical Scavenger Tablet
The formulations were created by Sara Gottfried, M.D. She’s a graduate of Harvard Medical School and MIT, and is also the author of the New York Times bestselling book Younger, The Hormone Reset Diet. As a supplement creator she is more credible than Gwyneth Paltrow and she certainly has good credentials as an expert on hormones, but that does not mean the pills will definitely work.
Anyone who uses this product will be bombarding their body with a lot of ingredients:
It’s impossible to predict the benefits and/or interaction issues that may occur when such a large quantity of ingredients collide. However, the formulation contains several form of Vitamin B, including Biotin, Riboflavin, and niacin. B Vitamins are known to be necessary for a healthy metabolism.
The metabolism governs how fast calories are burned to provide energy. For this reason, most diet pills contain one or more forms of Vitamin B.
We also see a little bit of green tea is included. Green tea is good because it has proven metabolism boosting abilities. However, the amount provided here is likely to be too low to offer much benefit. Green coffee bean extract is also a good addition because it helps suppress sugar urges and gives the metabolism a boost but, again, it is questionable if enough is incldued.
Bitter Melon is a bit of a stranger these days, but it is still used in supplements from time to time. It contains an insulin-like chemical that can help reduce blood sugar levels. Bitter melon is also used as a natural remedy for a number of conditions, including constipation, liver problems, and for bringing on mensuration.
Iodine is also included in the line-up. The thyroid gland uses this to make the hormones necessary for regulating the metabolism, so it is a good addition to a blend such as this.
High School Genes Customer Feedback
We were unable to find any customer feedback for High School Genes
High School Genes Side Effects & Health Issues
Goop provides a telephone number for customers to report side effects. We’ve never encountered this before and have to admit this is a very responsible marketing feature.
However, it does not inspire confidence. Especially bearing in mind the unusually high number of ingredients involved. We suggest all potential users visit their GP and get some expert advice before using High School Genes or any of the other products in the Goop health and wellness range.
Where To Buy High School Genes
You can only buy High School Genes from the Goop website. Each pack contains a 30-day supply of sachets and the price for a one-off purchase is $90 (£69).
There is also an auto-ship option that brings the price per month down to $75 (£57.50). At the time of this review the Goop shipping and returns page stated the company had decided to “pull back on shipping internationally” because they had been “unable guarantee great customer service”. So, if you live in the US you can buy Goop products. If you don’t, you cannot.
High School Genes does not have a money back guarantee.
The Bottom Line
Goop High School Genes is designed to help regulate the hormonal changes that can lead to post-menopausal weight gain.
It is entirely possible the pills may do this, but its a lot of pills to take each day and, unless a doctor has told you your hormones are the problem, you will not be able to be certain why you have gained weight.
With this in mind, it would make more sense to choose a respected supplement, like PhenQ, that covers all the bases and works for everyone, not just people who are having problems with their hormones.