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      26.03.2013 22:12
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      An expensive con in my honest opinion

      Adios Max Tablets I purchased one pack of Adios Max diet supplements on a bit of a whim because my weight loss had slowed right down and I didn't seem to be able to shift anymore no matter how hard I tried. These are available to buy online and in supermarkets and they are advertised as a natural herbal remedy to aid weight loss. The claims and promises enticed me into trying them - let's just say I won't be fooled again! The pills come in a cardboard carton which is a bright neon pink colour which really stands out on the shelf. The box has the Adios branding and all the info that you need about how many to take and how the pills aid in your weight loss programme. Inside this box is an information leaflet and a white plastic tube that contains the diet pills, of which you get 100 singular pills. The pills are quite small and white in colour with a sugar coating. I was expecting a huge and horrible coloured pill and so was quite happy to find these inside which are very easy to swallow. Claims Adios are very clever in their claims, slipping in words like 'can' and 'might' and unless you read the entire pack you may not pick up on this - like me! So apparently "Speeding up your metabolism means you burn more calories, so when you combine Adios with a calorie-controlled diet and exercise, this can lead to weight loss". The pills contain a natural ingredient called Fucus, which is a dry extract which apparently helps to speed up your metabolism so your body becomes more efficient at turning fat into energy and burning the calories that you eat. These contain 120 mg Fucus dry extract which equals 600 mg Fucus, the pills also ingredients such as butternut, dandelion root and boldo which are all natural ingredients. My Experience I did everything that these tablets say on the tin, you are meant to take three tablets a day continuously to aid in your weight loss campaign. I exercise and eat reasonably healthy (apart from on weekends!) in my opinion and so presumed that these pills would give me that push that I needed having come to a standstill on the scales. Normally I will cut back on vitamins and supplements dosages to make my packet last longer, however with these I stuck to the advised dose because I really wanted to get some good results. I had about ¾ of a packet of these pills, which is about 25 days worth and honestly did not see a difference in my weight loss pattern whatsoever. I was very disappointed throughout taking them and kept going longer on them than I would normally simply because I thought I must be doing something wrong to not be seeing a result. Looking at reviews on here I am not the only person to have had a completely awful experience with these pills and should have done a little more research before buying them. These cost £10 a packet and I really don't know how the company keeps going with the little to no results that people experience. These may help give you a placebo effect of weight loss but for any actual results I'm afraid it's back to the gym and salad bar for me!

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        23.02.2013 11:59
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        Wouldn't buy again

        I have being trying to lose weight (3 stone) ever since having Kai and I've managed to lose 2 stone in a year simply by eating healthily and having smaller portions. My weight has plateaued for the past couple of months though and I decided to try some slimming pills to try & shift the last stone before the warmer weather because I feel uncomfortable at this weight. I bought them in January. I chose these ones because they're herbal, and since having Kai I have tried to be more aware and careful of what I put into my body so they seemed better than the more chemical filled diet pills that are available. I bought one pack of 100 pills from the chemist near me, and I paid about £10 which I didn't think was too expensive for so many pills. You need to take 3 pills a day but a pack still lasts for several months. The pills come in a box with instructions and the pills themselves are in the normal blister pack packaging ans theyre small, round and green. The pills are really easy to swallow (but could be halved easily if you struggle even with small pills) and I used to take one before each of my 3 daily meals. I say used to because I stopped taking them after 2 months because they made no difference. At first I felt a bit better when I first started taking them because I thought they would do me some good and I thought they'd help burn fat quicker but I didn't lose any more weight than I do normally (I lose about 1lb a week normally & this didn't increase). So the claim that they help speed weight loss up isn't the case. I have taken diet pills in the past which have made me feel high & light-headed-/strange but because these are natural they didn't have any effect on how I felt mentally which is of course a good thing! They don't work though, not for me anyway. They contain lactose too which made my stomach hurt and I only released they contained it after reading the instruction manual properly (which I knows should have done in the first place but I was excited to try them). I think it should be written of the box so that people realise this.

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        24.07.2012 16:04
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        Not for me, you can't seem to cheat your way to weight lose sadly!

        Just recently I have really piled on the pounds. This is due to a couple of things really going on with me. Firstly I have stopped my habit of bulimia which means I am keeping food down and ditched the laxatives to try keep my weight in check. The other reason is that I have been diagnosed with Hypothyroidism which means I simply can't stop gaining weight even though I am medicated. I eat really healthy, I exercise and so on but like I say the weight is going on and I've gone from a size 8 to a size 12 in what to me feels like record time. So I thought maybe I would carry on with my good work but try a supplement that may help slightly. I didn't want dodgy diet pills, I mean we here so many horror stories about stuff and these I had seen in chemists and supermarkets and the likes and were easy to purchase over the counter and I actually got mine from Amazon.co.uk costing me about a tenner (inc p+p). The first problem I encountered was a dilemma. To take them or not to take them! I ordered them from Amazon like I have already said but of course didn't get a look at warnings or anything on the back of the box and people with thyroid disorders of any kind are not meant to take these, or if your under 16 years old, sensitive to any of the ingredients used within it or pregnant or breast feeding. However I had an appointment with my Doctor anyway and I took these with me and he told me I was able to try them as I am heavily medicated however he knew that they wouldn't work for me and that I wasn't allowed to take them for a long period of time so that settled my nerves a bit and I decided that as I had bought them I'd try them. The packaging is simple enough. The tablets come in a white plastic sort of bottle with a flip top lid idea to the top of them and on the front of that there is a bright pink and rather feminine label with a picture of a tape measure on it and I am told that they are Adidos Max 'Maximum strength slimming tablets can help speed up weight loss naturally' and that there are a 100 tablets in my bottle and then on the back of that we are given instructions on how to take them, warnings and ingredients are listed, the expirary date is shown and contact details for the manufacturer are given. The outer box is pink and again tells us clearly what they are and who they are by and so on and pretty much gives us the same information as is on the actual bottle itself. Inside there is a leaflet telling us much more about the tablets and so on. The packaging is good and I do like the handy sized bottle that wasn't too big to cart about with me and was rather discreet too! The Tablets: All you are meant to do with these small white, coated and round tablets is to take one of them three times a day with food if you can. I found these really easy to take with no odd taste to them at all and you need to follow a calorie controlled diet and not eat anything and hope for these to work sort of thing lol. These tablets contain 600mg of a thing called fucus which is meant to speed up your metabolism naturally which is why suffering with hypothyroidism I decided to give them a go in the first place, to boost mine a bit and hopefully help me on my way to shedding a couple of pounds. However these did nothing for me at all. They didn't make me feel more active, poo more or feel ill or owt....they just had no affect on the way I felt at all. I took them for just over a week, at mealtimes and nope, although I thankfully didn't gain anything I didn't lose either! So then I gave them to my mate who doesn't have any underlying health issues. She also cut down on her high fat and huge amount of calories a day diet and took them religiously but no....she felt a bit a bit better and maybe shed a pound or so but you can't put that down to these pills cos if you cut down on food you should naturally lose weight anyway! I couldn't justify taking them any longer than I did but do give the warning from this experience to research a product first if you have any health issues. No warnings were given to me on Amazon it was only on receiving them they posed me a problem although I took them but did get advise first. They didn't work for me or my mate though at all!

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          24.06.2012 21:03
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          Save your money

          These tablets didn't do anything for me i'm afraid, and they weren't cheap either. I took them as directed on the reverse of the pack and I didn't see a difference in my weight at all during the two months that I was on them. The tablets contain herbal ingredients that are said to help with weight loss. When you take these tablets you have to follow a healthy diet as they don't do anything to extract fat from food, unlike fat burners. The tablets are small, round and easy to swallow. They have a sugar coating which gives them a pleasant taste. You take them with a glass of water as directed. The tablets made me feel hungry whilst I was on them, which defeats the object during dieting. They also made me feel a little sick if I took them before going to bed, which I didn't do that much as I dislike eating before bed. The tablets managed to maintain my weight but the whole idea was to LOSE weight and these tablets just didn't do it for me. I would have had better results by NOT taking them as they did increase my appetite. I also experienced fatigue and loss of concentration, which wasn't listed as a side effect. Also, the packaging is bright and attractive which tempts you into buying the product. Unfortunately there wasn't a lot of information about the tablets inside the actual packaging itself. I paid around £7 for these which is a complete rip off of a price, especially as they DON'T work!!!! Save your money. Achieve better results by following a Slim Fast diet.

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          08.04.2012 13:08
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          Herbal weight loss tablets which for me, did nothing.

          When I had my daughter I knew I wanted to lose weight and fast. I needed to be able to fit back into my clothes so I went on a crazy diet where I ate lots of fat and no carbs at all. I wanted something to help speed my weightloss as I couldn't afford to go and buy new clothes to fit my new size. I had asked a few friends and family members if they'd ever used weightloss tablets and one said she had seen an advert on the TV for adios. If you haven't seen an advert for these tablets or heard anything of them, then what these do are to aid weight loss. The advert told that when you lose 2lbs these tablets help you lose another 1lb, so in effect, taking the tablets will make you lose 3 instead of 2. For me they did nothing. I saw no effects of these tablets which cost me £13 for a pack of 100 tablets. I took them for around 2 weeks whilst dieting and excercising which needs to be done for these tablets to even take effect. I saw no real effect for them at all. These tablets are a natural herbal medicine which is designed to aid your weightloss by helping you metabolism to speed up in effect helping those with slow metabolisms to see a greater difference in their weightloss compared to just being on a normal diet. In my experience, I was on a healthy eating diet for around 4 months and my grandmother bought these tablets for me. I started taking the advised amount of tablets per day which is 1 before eating a meal. So 3 a day. I think it must depend on the person and their metabolism because these didn't help me but some reviews have said otherwise. There are lots of ways to lose weight and from now on I won't be using tablets. I am going to be just exercising more and eating well. A friend of mine managed to lose about 5stone due to taking tablets which sped up her metabolism and she now looks amazing, so sometimes there is good to come from them. These tablets are also supposed to do the same sort of thing but she also said she saw no real effects from them. I am usually totally against tablet diets but when I was left heavier after having my daughter, I knew I needed to get rid of the weight. I wouldn't recommend these to anyone as I saw no benefits from them at all. Exercise and eating well can aid your weight loss tremendously. I would say to anyone that tablets should be your last resort in any situation. They cost a lot of money and to me acted as a placebo. Thanks for reading Helen190390.

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            12.03.2012 18:00

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            My body isn't reacting to Adios.

            Adios claims to speed up your metabolism, and hence weight loss, naturally with the help of a calorie-controlled diet. Active ingredients include butternet, dandelion root, dry extract of Boldo and dry extract of Fucus including inactive ingredients (make sure to read the label to ensure you are able to consume all these ingredients). I'm 21 and a size 12, I find it difficult to continuously lose weight and get down to a size 10 (my dream size) although I fluctuate between a size 14 and a size 12 quite a lot depending on my exercise and calorie intake. Anyways, I have no problem maintaining a size 12, I just need a little bit of help to get to a size 10 as my own work isn't getting there therefore I tried Adios. I have seen Adios in all of my magazines and saw it on offer in a local pharmacy. After being rather excited I must say that I haven't seen any effects. I continue to exercise (I run 3 miles 4 times a week) and keep count of the calories that I intake, so the only change to my diet is the introduction of this product. I don't feel any fuller after I've taken it and I'm still not a size 10. I've been using this product for 2 months now with no success. It may just be that my body doesn't react very well to the ingredients, but overall it doesn't work for me.

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            20.03.2011 22:12
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            Don't waste your money.

            I bought these 2 years ago at Wilkinson's. Every morning on TV after GMTV, there was a nice lady shaking her booty looking all slim and then it showed Adios, weight loss tablets, of course I was tempted, I was a girl who wanted to loose weight. I was going to start a healthy eating and exercise plan so bought these to help me along, they did claim to work even better if you had a healthy lifestyle. I bought the green packet, couldn't find the pink one. ( think they do the same thing though ) The price was around £7-10 I think, not bad for 100 tablets, if I took 3 of these a day as suggested this would last me over a month and of course I would see a difference wouldn't I? The tablets are tiny and orange in colour. They have no taste what so ever to them, swallow them with a drink. During taking these they didn't really affect me in any way, I wasn't sick, no cramps, no headaches, no side affects anyway. I did loose over half a stone the month I was taking these, but I don't put this down to the tablets. I put this down to the exercise I was doing and the food I was eating, you might think "but how do you know?!" I know because I am currently doing the same thing now and have done in the past ( leading a healthy lifestyle ) and I lost the same amount of weight in the exact same amount of time, so that is why I know that these tablets didn't help me a long at all. Also, a family member also tried these and did not loose any weight, she also noticed her hair was a lot weaker and broke more, soon as she stopped taking the tablets her hair was back to normal. Don't be a dingbat and waste your money like I did! They don't work and I know that. The best way to loose weight is to just eat healthy and try to do exercise each day.

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              04.02.2011 17:20

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              Well.... after reading all the bad reviews about Adios Max I'm a bit embarrassed to say that I think it's working for me.I've been using it for like a month.... and I've been trying to eat less carbs and exercise whenever I can....I normally hate exercising so I try to walk sometimes instead of driving.I wanna start doing yoga as well to see if the results improve.this Fucus plant is good for losing weight...I guess u can't rely on Adios to work by itself..... u have to work with it...otherwise it would be the best thing ever invented....It's my opinion...

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              04.06.2010 21:31
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              dont waste your money

              For those of you who have read a couple of my other reviews, you will know that I have been desperately trying to lose a bit of weight recently and in my desperation thought I would give this product a try. ** The Product ** The product doesn't claim to be a miracle cure they aim to naturally speed up weight loss combined with a calorie controlled diet. The product is in tablet form, where you are required to take one tablet three times a day. ** The packaging ** The product is bought in a bright pink coloured box, the tablets are contained in a handy little container, which has a small flip lid (with breakable seal) giving easy access to the tablets. The front of the container has a pink sticker on it, with the logo and a picture of a measuring tape, it also includes a small amount of information about the tablets etc. The back contains all the useful information, such as instructions for use, ingredients etc, which is useful as the leaflet (which comes inside the box) can be easily lost. Overall it's a handy container, which will fit nicely in a handbag or pocket. ** Does It Work ** Um... No, well not for me anyways, I have been using the product for a few weeks now, and although I didn't expect to be dancing down the street in pink knickers just yet (like the lady in the ad), I don't think it has made the slightest bit of difference. I have heard that some people feel as though they have had a boost in energy when taking the tablets, but I have way too much caffeine anyways so didn't notice any change in my energy levels. ** Important Information ** The main ingredient used with this product is focus dry extract, this product is not suitable for under 16's, during pregnancy/breastfeeding or if you have a thyroid disorder. ** Price and Availability ** I was going to buy this product from Boots, where it retails for approximately £10-£11, I then saw it in Tesco for about £9. As I was sceptical I really didn't want to spend that much money on the product and had a look on ebay and managed to pick it up for approximately £7 (including postage). ** Overall Opinion ** To be honest im a little disappointed, I really wanted this product to work, I am glad I didn't pay that much for them. To be honest I think it comes down to mentality, if you pay a lot for this product then your going to be more likely to stick to a calorie controlled diet, its likely that your efforts to diet and exercise will be the true reason for any weight loss success. Overall I would say... don't waste your money, I know its disheartening, but this product only aims to help you, it doesn't guarantee to make you skinny. I think that if you want to try the product then shop around to ensure that your getting a good price. If buying online make sure that the seal is not broken before you take a tablet.

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                06.05.2010 16:11
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                The weight loss aid that didn't work for me! 1/5 stars!

                Adios Max Well there isn't much I can say about this product really, although I feel so compelled to put pen to paper, or should i say fingers to keyboard, because I feel slightly outraged by this company's claims. The girl who dances around in her knickers on our tv screen and has probably never had a weight problem in her life is supposed to be indicative of how we can look after having taken this product as part of a calorie controlled diet. They appear to target people like myself, who have probably tried one diet after another, with little success, by offering what seems to be a wonder product. And to add insult to injury I was a complete Muppet and daft enough to go out and buy a second pack. My thinking being that I needed more time for them to get into my system. These tiny white tablets come in a small white, plastic pot with a flip up top. There is a bright pink label across the front giving us the product name and telling us that they are maximum strength slimming tablets that can help speed up weight loss naturally. The pot contains 100 of the tablets and you are given the instructions to take one tablet 3 times a day, usually at mealtimes, as part of a calorie controlled diet. Well the result of this weight loss aid is ........ absolutely nothing! These tablets, for me, just do not work and I feel quite annoyed that I was daft enough to actually believe in the hype and fall for the advertising. They didn't work at all for me after using two packs and, in my opinion, are a waste of money. They are a complete waste of time and I would say to anyone who is thinking about purchasing them to keep your money in your purse and stick to the more traditional ways of weight loss diets. If I had the choice I would give these no stars as a rating but since I have to rate for Dooyoo I will give this a star for their advertising, simply because I was daft enough to believe them! Thank you for reading my review!

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                  26.07.2009 18:35
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                  Don't waste your money!

                  Sarah, Sarah, Sarah. You should have known better. Always read the reviews!!!! Tsk tsk. I definitely wish I'd read the dooyoo reviews of this product before I went out and bought it! Looks like the other ladies have had similarly disappointing experiences with Adios Max... MY STORY The TV ads had been wearing me down and when Tescos had them included in a 3for2 deal with some other herbal supplements I was buying I gave in and bought them. I've lost about 2 stone over the last few months and have just a few more pounds I'd like to lose before I get down to my ideal weight so I thought Adios Max might help. I picked the more expensive 'Max' variety as it was only slightly more expensive and I thought I ought to give it the best chance I could. I started taking these pills a couple of weeks ago and rather than feeling fuller or less hungry I actually had MORE of an appetite! I think I've actually put ON a little weight since taking these pills. This might be because I have been eating a little bit more but these pills should have me eating LESS anyway. And the food I have been eating has still been very healthy and not that much (usually two healthy meals and snacks). The pills themselves are small and white - very easy to consume. They are packaged in a neat little container which is nice and a cool shape (might even reuse it once I'm finished) but they make an awful rattle in your bag! You are supposed to take the pills three times a day with meals and as there are 100 pills in the container it should last for just over a month. So as not to waste my money I plan to continue taking these until I finish the pack but I will certainly not be buying them again. I'm just really hoping that these will not be causing me to put on any more weight and that my metabolism won't slow down once I stop them! Will update with any changes if I notice them!

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                  04.07.2009 21:20
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                  not worth taking if you on calories controled diet and exerising

                  As an over weight women I always looking for that quick fix to loose weight and when I saw the advert for Adios I thought these could be the answer to my prays, so of I went to Sainburys to buy some Adios Max and paid £11.97 for them. I brought the Adios Max as I thought these would make me loose weight quicker than the normal Adios which where cheaper. you meant to get what you pay for. Adios is the UK's number one selling slimming tablet and is meant to be an effective natural way to help loose weigh. You are meant to take one tablet with every meal taking up to 4 tablets a day, which a lot of weight to loose I thought I would take the max amount I could take. Adios Max say to eat a calorie controlled diet and increase exercise. Well I did this as well as taking Adios Max and I did lose weight slowing averaging around a pound a week which is the healthy way to loose weight. As I was taking Adios Max I thought that I would lose weight quicker than this so was not happy paying £11.97 to loose a pound a week. I stopped taking the tablets and while I was sticking to low calories and exercise I continued to loose weight so for me I wasted £11.97 as the tablets did nothing to speed up my weight loss

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                  28.05.2009 12:26
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                  Dangerous, ineffective and expensive

                  I am compelled to write a review regarding weight loss pills, mainly because I get completely angered at the way they are marketed as a "solution" to weight loss, which just isn't true. They prey on people who are sometimes at the end of their tether regarding their own battle with the bulge and are perhaps enticed into thinking that pills such as these are the answer to their weight issues. Hopefully in this review I can dissect this issue and offer informative advise to the many people who may be in this predicament. This review is not set-out to disprove the effectiveness of slimming pills and in this case Adios Max, it is hoped it can act as an informative guide, so you know the associated risks of taking slimming pills. This is an updated version of one of my earlier reviews and whilst they're may be an element of repetition, I hope I have covered this issue in far more detail (its also a slightly different product). WHAT IS ADIOS MAX Adios Max is a slimming pill which is designed to "help speed up weight loss naturally". The cynic in me automatically has alarm bells ringing as for me a natural weight loss product is traditionally something like Prunes that help increase your digestive capabilities. Anything that's created in a lab is really pushing the envelope of "Natural" in my book. Anyway, here's what it contains: Ingredients: 1) Each coated tablet contains fucus dry extract 120m~ (equivalent to 600mg fucus). : Fucus has been used in slimming pills for a number of years. Its main hypothesised qualities is to aid digestive and intestinal function by stimulating the thyroid. It is believed therefore to increase metabolic rate and thus increase the potential for weight loss. It does however have high levels of Iodine which has traditionally aided the treatment of diseases such as Goiter. 2) Tablet core: lactose monohydrate: Literally just a tablet filler. Does not aid the slimming process, but if your are lactose intolerant then this could be an issue. sodium starch glycol late: Basically included to make the tablet soluble. calcium hydrogen phosphate dihyrate (E341), An inorganic binder which helps the flow of the tablet. Talc: Another filler which just adds to the consistency of the tablet rather than having any nutritional impact on weight loss magnesium stearate: Stearates are used to aid the dissolution of tablets. In laymens terms, it allows the tablet to dissolve easily 3) Tablet coating: titanium dioxide (E171) talc: Yet more filler, gives the tablet its white colour and adds to the texture. kaolin light: An interesting ingredient. Its main attributes are to act as an absorber (Aid the absorption of the tablet) but it is commonly used internally to control diarrhea. Sucrose: Quite simply used as a sweetener to make the tablet taste better (hence the term bitter pill to swallow?!?!) Acacia: It is employed as a soothing agent in inflammatory conditions of the respiratory, digestive and urinary tract, and is useful in diarrhoea and dysentery. Well that's what is in these tablets, mainly filler and sweetener. However the critical ingredient is the use of the Fucus. We have seen what it does (Stimulates the thyroid), but what does that mean will happen? Well Fucus is commonly known as "bladderwrack" and for the nautical members out there, this is seaweed. Now seaweed is traditionally high in iodine and iodine is one of the essential elements used to control and regulate thyroid hormone levels. Now if you have high levels of iodine in your system, it is hypothesised that two things will occur. One it acts as an appetite suppressant due to the increase of Seratonin in the body (hmmmm very interesting) and two it can increase energy levels and metabolic state. In short, it will give you a buzz!!!! Not bad properties for its use in a slimming pill!!! On the flip side, it also has some less attractive qualities. When taken orally, Fucus can aid digestion. This is traditionally known as having a "laxative effect" (well, well well) and help conditions such as constipation. Also high doses of iodine are not recommended as they can cause health problems of their own, symptoms such as insomnia and anxiety, weakness and heart palpitations can all occur. As yet there are no standardised recommendations for how much Fucus is good/bad for you and the advise of nearly all nutritionists is to only use Fucus under the supervision of a medical professional!!!! This is on the packet but you'll need a magnifying glass to see it! So what is this pill really doing for you? ADIOS MAX: PHYSIOLOGY Adios Max is a stimulant "LAXATIVE", nicely repackaged so that it is not embarrasing to go to the shops and buy it. That's it, simple as that. You will go to the toilet far more often and therefore you will lose weight (mainly I might add) through huge losses of water in your body. Will you become chronically dehydrated?....yes, will you have periods of feeling quite drained and weak (especially if you go to the gym)......Definitely. I would comment that this tiredness is sometimes counter balanced with the seratonin "High" that some people experience when using the product, but this is really a smokescreen to your body's actual physiological requirements. All dietary products are based around this principal. They ALL have laxative qualities to them. Take for example dietary milk shakes. Very low in fat in liquid form which are generally used to replace a meal (well its obvious you'll lose some weight if you don't eat!.........all of the milkshakes contain laxative (there are 4 different types, Bulk forming laxative, Stimulant laxative, osmotic laxatice and stool softner). Without going into too much detail, they are designed to make you go to the toilet. The reason I write about this (as it is a strange topic). The pressure of losing weight for some people is so great, they will try these products without really knowing much about them. here is some cautionary advise............... Using laxatives frequently, or every day, can be harmful. For example, prolonged use of laxatives can make your body dependent on them so that your bowel no longer functions properly without the medication. Over-using laxatives can also cause diarrhoea, dehydration, and unbalanced levels of salts and minerals in your body. As stated before The effects of using Fucus based products over a long period is, as yet, unknown, but we do know that there are potential risks. None of the products come with suitable warnings on them regarding the use of laxatives or Fucus. The official line is you should not use laxative products for anymore than 2 weeks (if not you should consult your doctor) NOBODY takes these products will have consulted there GP, which makes them slightly dangerous in my view. PHYSIOLOGY OF DIETING more importantly here is the science behind using these products and why they are purely a "Quick Fix" to losing weight. 1) Nearly all of the weight you are losing is water. here is how your body uses water; Approximately 85% of your brain, 80% of your blood and 70% of your muscle is water. Take that away and you will quickly find that you can become tired, irritable, your sleeping patterns will become effected, you will feel weak etc etc etc (the list is exhaustive....hence why were all told to drink a minimum of 2 litres daily! 2) Many products like this replace meals. dangerous nutritionally and counter-productive to your body (and ironically your weight loss) why? when you start starving your body of food from the normal level its used too, your body goes into something collectively known as "starvation mode". What this means is, your body recognises that you are not taking in as many calories as it is used to. Therefore what happens is, it hold on to more of the calories when you do eat (i.e the two meals of the day you do eat). Somewhat ironically in the early days/week of a diet, you oftern find people actually put on weight as opposed to losing it. However, this is soon followed up by rapid weight loss as the body (despite its best efforts) cannot continually and efficiently keep holding on to the same amount of calories. Traditionally this is called "Crash dieting" and does work......BUT and its a big one, these diets are never sustainable, you will never be able to keep the weight off, because realistically you cannot live your whole life drinking milkshakes and eating like a sparrow....your body was never designed to work like that! This is the cause of phrases such as "yo/yo dieting and the most common problem "as soon as I stopped, I piled the weight back on" That is because they DO NOT WORK in the long term, they are most definitely a "QUICK FIX" but with potentially large detriments to your health. THE SOLUTION I am a fan of weight watchers/slimming world as an excellent way of dieting (I use this term losely because its actually a change of lifestyle that they both promote). Dieting is nearly always about the re-education of food and exercise and once you have an appreciation of this, your efforts become more focussed and much more sustainable. They also have a support structure which is the most important feature of successfully dieting, people often feel lost in their own weight issues and need that extra support...............products like adios never provide you with this. The products are also expensive......channel your money into something that will help you maintain the weight you want for ever not just a quick fix (which these products always tent to be. Even joining a good gym would help as most of the trainers should have a sound knowledge of diet as well as exercise (Holmes Place employ excellent staff for this, In saying that chain gyms tend to be less supportive than private gyms, so I would point you towards a friendly welcoming private club to get the support you need). In conclusion and before I bore you (too late!). Adios Max is a product that will work in the short term, however its impact on your body if used continually is really a mystery. The biggest mystery to me however comes on their packaging "to be used in conjunction with a calorie controlled diet with exercise". If your doing that, then what is the point of taking Adios Max in the first place!!!!! Exercise and a balanced diet are the answer to nearly all weight loss issues. Adios Max and the like are merely a quick unsustainable fix. However If your still keen to give them a go, please be safe and follow the guidelines below. (Details taken from the adiosdiet.co.uk website) ADIOS MAX Can help slimming or weight control only as part of a calorie controlled diet Adios is suitable for vegetarians. Gluten Free How to Use Please ensure that the tamper-evident band on the container is intact before initial use. For adults (over 16 years): Swallow one tablet 3 or 4 times a day at mealtimes. Adios Max should be used as part of a calorie-controlled diet. Suitable for adults and children 16 years and over. Hazards and Cautions: No significant adverse effects should occur when taking Adios Max at the correct dosage. However, diarrhoea may occur particularly in those receiving high doses, or those taking too many Adios tablets. If so, stop taking Adios and drink plenty of fluids. If you have any other undesirable effects or if your symptoms persist, you should talk to your doctor or a pharmacist. DO NOT use if you are sensitive to any of the ingredients. DO NOT use if you are pregnant or breast feeding. DO NOT use if you are under 16 years of age. This is a medicine. Consult your doctor or pharmacist if you have an underlying medical "condition, are taking any other medication or complementary therapy, or if", "symptoms persist. Seek advice before using if you are breast feeding,", "pregnant, planning to become pregnant, or suffer from allergies.", Keep all medicines out of the reach of children., Price: £9/10 for 100 tablets depending on where you shop (available everywhere! (Boots/Lloyds/Tesco/Asda etc etc) I hope this helps, Logan

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                    26.05.2009 22:06
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                    Don't do what they are supposed to do

                    I bought these "diet pills" because I was after the quick fix!!! I carefully read the instructions on the leaflet and decided I was going to go the whole hog and take 4 a day to start with.Well day one and I took the pills before I had anything to eat,I thought I would feel fuller quicker but no I ate everything infront of me and this was the same day after day.After the second day I got woken up early morning with really bad stomach cramps which is one of the side effects ,it made me feel awful but I carried on through the week and weigh day came ,I felt as though I had lost a little weight but got a shock when I stepped on the scales I had put 3 pounds on!!!!! So in my opinion they do not speed your metabolism up they just give you wind and really bad stomach cramps.I would not recommend these to anyone.

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                      17.05.2009 22:58

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                      not a good product for me

                      I have tried this product a couple of times when dieting and both times they made no difference to the speed of weight loss. I took the tablets as instructed i think it was before foods but its been a while so read the packet! I have dieted with and without this natural herbal product that is supposed to boost your metabolism. They was no difference in the amount of weight lost on a weekly basis. So be warned it isn't guaranteed to work. however, it is a cheap product so it may be worth buying to try. I suffered from constipation when taking these tablets i'm not 100% sure the tablets were the cause but it happened both times so i am pretty sure. It may just not be suited to me and others may have better luck with it but there are no other reviews here so you may need to look around to get some more feedback on the product. at about £7 i think you get 30 tablets but again I would check this I think it lasted me about a month and i guess it is worth at least giving it a try to see if you have a bit more success. I would like to hear if anyone has had luck with this product. I wouldn't buy it again but it was cheap and natural.

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                    Natural herbal medicines which help speed up weight loss by acting on your body's metabolism.