Vitaburn is weight loss supplement that combines the power of green coffee bean extract with a few other ingredients and promises to “Burn Fat 100% Naturally!”
The weight loss benefits of green coffee bean extract are well known, so it is hard to dismiss this product entirely, but the manufacturers adopt unusual sales techniques and the ScamBook website lists an alarming number of complaints from customers who claim they have been scammed by the company.
What is Vitaburn and How Does it Work?
Vitaburn is a two-step weight loss system, consisting of diet pills and patches that are designed to provide three main benefits:
- Boost the metabolism
- Suppress the appetite
- Increase fat burning
According to the official website the patches should be applied to the “trouble area” to provide “targeted weight loss where you need it most”, but the manufacturers fail to state how long the patches last and do not provide any dosage information for the pills. It seems probable that this information will be included with the product or on its packaging though.
Whats In It
The blend contains six main ingredients, some of which may have value—if they are included in sufficient quantity—but the manufacturers failure to supply any inclusion rates means it is impossible to say how effective this blend might be.
- Green Coffee Bean Extract: Rich in chlorogenic acid, and proven to assist fat metabolism.
- Green Tea: Known to be high in antioxidants, but green tea’s ability to assist weight loss is far from proven.
- Bee Pollen: Contains lecithin and included here for its perceived ability to stimulate the metabolism and encourage fat burning, but further study is required.
- Guarana: High in caffeine, guarana is a proven stimulant that may provide some extra energy.
- Citrus Aurantium: Believed to suppress the appetite, boost the metabolism and encourage fat burning, but the use of citrus aurantium can produce alarming side effects.
- White Kidney Beans: One of many weight loss ingredients that have benefitted from an endorsement by the US TV personality Dr. Oz. White kidney beans are believed to restrict the amount of starch converted into sugar and reduce calorie absorption, but many experts agree that further study is required.
The Vitaburn sales page contains a paragraph entitled “media focus” that contains a statement attributed to a nutritionist, but the person in question is not identified and although, at first glance, it may appear that the statement applies to Vitaburn’s product, in actual fact the nutritionist is referring to green coffee bean (the ingredient).
The official website contains a few positive testimonials that are attributed to successful Vitaburn dieters, but testimonials placed on a manufacturer’s website are never a reliable source of feedback, and independent user reviews are not available at this time.
Side Effects and Known Issues
Vitaburn claim their product is “perfectly safe to take”, but many of the ingredients have known side effects. Green coffee bean, green tea, and guarana are all sources of caffeine.
Caffeine related side effects may include:
- The jitters
- Heart palpitations
Citrus Aurantium is a more worrying inclusion because its use has been linked to cardio-vascular problems, so this product should be avoided by pregnant and nursing mothers. All other potential users are urged to seek medical advice first.
Automated Billing and Home Delivery
The product is only available from the official website, but it is impossible to just visit the site and make a purchase. Customers are encouraged to sign up for a free trial instead, but have to enter their billing details, and in so doing they are also signing up for an automated delivery program that entails automated—and ongoing—billing.
This is particularly worrying because many customers are unaware of this and only realize the fact when they see money disappearing from their accounts each month, or when a fresh bottle of pills arrives at their door.
Many customers have already complained about this and there are also allegations that once started, the billing cycle is hard to stop. Some customers also state they returned the pills before the end of the trial period, but were still charged for the product.
All this is very worrying, and closer inspection of the terms and conditions page reveals the company also reserves the right to share billing details with their marketing partners, so first impressions of Vitaburn are not good.
The Bottom Line
Vitaburn has never been tested and there is no proof that it works. A few of the ingredients have the potential to encourage weight loss, but the lack of inclusion rates makes it impossible to evaluate the power of Vitaburn’s blend. The possibility of side effects is also a cause for concern, and the manufacturers’ claims to the contrary bring their integrity into question.
The automated billing and delivery system is, however, by far the most worrying thing of all and the fact that Vitaburn has received numerous mentions on the ScamBook website, and may even pass on customers billing details to third parties, paints a very black picture indeed. Vitaburn is not a recommended product. Better options are available, and consumers are advised to look elsewhere.
The main ingredient is green coffee bean extract – whenever you are considering buying a green coffee based diet pill it MUST be Svetol based, ignore everything thing else.
Svetol has the highest concentration of CGA – the premium brand is from Evolution Slimming. Its full description is Pure Svetol Green Coffee Bean Extract 4000mg with 50% Chlorogenic Acid.