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Are the Kardashians' QuickTrim Diet Products Quackery?

A very pregnant Kourtney Kardashian is having a hard time accepting her baby weight. Slim sis Kim says that "Kourtney is going crazy. She feels so big right now. She's just ready to have the baby." According to Us Weekly, sisters Kim and Khloe are both dieting with their QuickTrim diet products and expectant mom Kourtney is jealous because she sees how they're both losing weight.

I've got to admit that I'm sick of hearing about the Kardashians, and now they're promoting this diet product and proving that it works. Ever wonder what it is exactly, or if it's even healthy? My gut says it's not, so I decided to check out the website to see what I could dig up. Here's what I found: QuickTrim Fast Cleanse ($30) is a "lemonade flavored drink designed to help rid the body of excess water weight, belly bloating, and intestinal bulk." So are you supposed to drink these magic citrus beverages all day and that's it?

To hear more about QuickTrim and what the ingredients are,

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The Fast Cleanse drink I just described is one product made by QuickTrim. It contains many ingredients including pure lemon juice concentrate, chicory root (fiber), and aloe vera gel. Although it's made with natural ingredients, detoxing your body isn't necessary.

QuickTrim makes two other diet supplements, but these are in tablet form: Extreme Burn ($50) and Burn & Cleanse ($60). Extreme Burn claims to burn up to 8,000 extra calories per month. Burn & Cleanse is a 14-day diet system that promises to burn calories all day, and cleanse and detox you all night. They're made with ingredients such as cocoa extract, acai fruit extract, hyssop, false unicorn root, and green tea leaf extract. Sounds like a witch's potion to me. But at least you're instructed to take these tablets between meals, not in place of them.

These pills are supposed to stimulate your metabolism, maintain your blood sugar levels, burn fat and calories, and contain antioxidants to promote a happy mood. Safety-wise, QuickTrim products are not FDA-approved, so I'd skip them completely and save your moolah to buy things you know will help shed pounds, like a gym membership or fresh fruits and veggies. If you're trying to lose weight, don't fall for this quick-fix diet scam. As I've said before, the safest and most effective way to slim down is with a healthy diet and regular exercise.

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thisideup thisideup 6 years
I work at a GNC and get way too many customers who want products like this. No matter how many times I tell them to go with a low cal high exercise diet regimen, they want the pills. :sigh:
Hollywoodjess Hollywoodjess 6 years
i am so sick of these quick fix diets. I wish people would realize these do NOT work. Yes, you lose a few pounds in a few days...but the second you begin to eat normally again, you gain it back and you have not learned how to eat healthy nutritious meals. If people just had lessons on nutrition and moderation and realized you do not have to work out 7 days a week vigorously, you don't have to deprive yourself of carbs and you can still enjoy many things...we would be so much healthier!
Hollywoodjess Hollywoodjess 6 years
i am so sick of these quick fix diets. I wish people would realize these do NOT work. Yes, you lose a few pounds in a few days...but the second you begin to eat normally again, you gain it back and you have not learned how to eat healthy nutritious meals. If people just had lessons on nutrition and moderation and realized you do not have to work out 7 days a week vigorously, you don't have to deprive yourself of carbs and you can still enjoy many things...we would be so much healthier!
goddessru goddessru 6 years
I was really sad to see that they used diet pills to lose the weight. And if they did, I wish they would have kept it to themselves. FitSugar is right- healthy eating & exercise is the way to go. Anything sustainable for the long term takes real work.
Spectra Spectra 6 years
Yeah, I'm not about to take anything endorsed by a Kardashian. It sounds like a combo of some herbal diuretics and laxatives, so the whole "detox" thing will just make you poop your brains out and you'll be a few pounds lighter. Once you eat again, the weight will come back. Still, people will probably buy it because they want a quick fix. I'd definitely go with the personal trainer over this crap.
Soniabonya Soniabonya 6 years
I would never take anything endorsed by a celebrity tart.
petites-mains petites-mains 6 years
I don't hate the Kardashians. I admittedly watch their shows, when its time to turn my brain off, and I am entertained. But lets be real; the Kardashian sisters are just a bunch of silly little girls. They are immature, outrageously spoiled, superficial, constantly jealous of each others "accomplishments" and will clearly do ANYTHING to be famous. Why would anyone listen to their advice?? About anything?! Let alone health! I wish celebrities like them would stop using their influence to push whack weight loss products and stick to what they are good at: wearing copious amounts of eye make-up and acting ridiculous on realty TV.
KrisB KrisB 6 years
I'm not interested in anything associated with Kardashians. I'm not really sure why folks are so fascinated with them, what exactly do they do, besides that sex tape? Definitely don't know why people would buy anything they endorse, especially fake diet products.
Zulkey Zulkey 6 years
of course it's quackery. this makes me so mad. I think it should be illegal to sell any non-Rx "weight loss supplements." It gives people the impression that there is any easy way to lose weight and then when they fall off the wagon or fail they feel like they failed, since it's allegedly so easy. People like the Kardashians who make money off this junk are jerks. I really wish Jillian Michaels didn't also endorse weight loss supplements
ojodeazul ojodeazul 6 years
Ok, that just sounds gross and scary!
cmachter1 cmachter1 6 years
OK...so I "googled" False Unicorn root and this is some of the info I found...not something I think that needs to be in a diet pill! False unicorn root or chamaelirium luteum is a relative of lilies that is native to the US. It was used in a variety of ways in traditional Native American medication, particularly among tribes located in the Eastern United States. It also has long been part of herbal medicine to treat a variety of conditions, most of them having to do with disorders affecting the uterus and ovaries, and a woman’s menstrual cycle. Called by names like fairy-wand and devil’s bit, modern usage of false unicorn root is normally in tincture form. It has been suggested that taking a tincture of this root may help regulate menstrual cycles, assist in the symptoms associated with menopause, reduce uterine cramping, end ovarian cysts, stimulate ovulation, help with fertility issues, reduce miscarriage, and address morning sickness. The herb also has diuretic properties and might be used to treat kidney disorders, and in high doses it can be used to induce vomiting. There are few studies of the benefits of false unicorn root in humans, and most information on this herb comes from anecdotal evidence. It is presently thought that chemicals in the herb may help release human chorionic gonadotropin (HCG), often known as the pregnancy hormone. This has not been proven.
cmachter1 cmachter1 6 years
OK...so I "googled" False Unicorn root and this is some of the info I found...not something I think that needs to be in a diet pill!False unicorn root or chamaelirium luteum is a relative of lilies that is native to the US. It was used in a variety of ways in traditional Native American medication, particularly among tribes located in the Eastern United States. It also has long been part of herbal medicine to treat a variety of conditions, most of them having to do with disorders affecting the uterus and ovaries, and a woman’s menstrual cycle. Called by names like fairy-wand and devil’s bit, modern usage of false unicorn root is normally in tincture form. It has been suggested that taking a tincture of this root may help regulate menstrual cycles, assist in the symptoms associated with menopause, reduce uterine cramping, end ovarian cysts, stimulate ovulation, help with fertility issues, reduce miscarriage, and address morning sickness. The herb also has diuretic properties and might be used to treat kidney disorders, and in high doses it can be used to induce vomiting.There are few studies of the benefits of false unicorn root in humans, and most information on this herb comes from anecdotal evidence. It is presently thought that chemicals in the herb may help release human chorionic gonadotropin (HCG), often known as the pregnancy hormone. This has not been proven.
onlysourcherry onlysourcherry 6 years
Running, I had the same reaction to "false unicorn root." Anything with "false unicorn root" doesn't belong in my body!
1apple 1apple 6 years
I had to Google this name to find out who Kim Kardashian is - I keep seeing her on fashion blogs but couldn't figure out what makes her famous. Right, a sex tape. Now I know! Anyway, sounds like an ineffective expensive product. Big surprise...
1apple 1apple 6 years
I had to Google this name to find out who Kim Kardashian is - I keep seeing her on fashion blogs but couldn't figure out what makes her famous. Right, a sex tape. Now I know!Anyway, sounds like an ineffective expensive product. Big surprise...
yasume yasume 6 years
It is not worth it. Take the money and buy some good fruit and vegetables.
Kellie1982 Kellie1982 6 years
Not only is Kim Kardashian NOT healthy looking or "in shape", she's a somebody who got famous for a sex tape. Why the hell would I buy a diet pill from a porn star? LOL. Baffling.
runningesq runningesq 6 years
Sunday --- Z list? that's generous :) is there a ZZ list??What the eff is "false unicorn root" ?And I'm with you, Chloe ... if I had that kind of money I would have a coach, a trainer, a cook, and the best ingredients money could buy !
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