72 Hour Diet Pill is a product that is meant to help dieters to lose weight more quickly and easily. Though it is sold on its own, it is also often combined as a “free gift” for other products such as the diet pills called Lipo30 and Lipodryl. However, to see whether or not these pills are worth the money to pay for them (or whether they’re even worth trying as a free gift), it is important to take a deeper look.
Warning – Shady Manufacturer
When the contact information was researched, the product return address was linked to a company called “Western Fulfillment”. This is, presumably, an order fulfillment company and not an actual manufacturer.
Further online investigation into that business showed that on the Better Business Bureau (BBB) website, it is listed as not being accredited with them, and they rated the company with a D- due to 3 reported issues of “Problems with Product/Service”.
The lack of information about the manufacturer of the 72 Hour Diet Pill is quite suspicious as a reputable company will typically make itself easier to identify and to contact directly.
72 Hour Diet Pill Formula
In terms of the product itself, the claims are that it has a 99 percent satisfaction rate with customers and that it functions as a detox formula that is both safe and effective. That said, the advertising on the product’s website lacks clinical studies to back up any of its claims, it does not provide independent testimonials, and it is quite pricey when compared to other products in the same category.
When this 72 Hour Diet Pill review was created, these were the ingredients in the formula:
- Dandelion Root
- Uva Ursi
- Senna Leaf
- Buchu Leaves
- Alchemilla Vulgaris
- Olea Europaea
- Cuminum Cyminum
- Mentha longifolia
Those ingredients (e.g. dandelion root, uva ursi, senna, etc.) make it quite clear that this pill was designed to be more of a diuretic than anything else. Any weight lost with this pill is only temporary fluid from the tissues that will be replaced with rehydration.
July 2020 Update
As of July 2020, 72 Hour Diet Pill is no longer available. Considering it was already a questionable product from a sketchy company when it was first reviewed, this is somewhat of a relief.
Beware Detox Diet Pills
What may have originally drawn your attention to this OTC diet pill is that it is marketed as a detox formula and helps with quick weight loss. While 72 Hour Diet Pill may no longer exist, there are still plenty of other non-prescription detox weight management aids on the market that you can purchase. However, this doesn’t mean that you should buy them. There are two main reasons why: these formulas do not help you “detox” and they also do not lead to fast meaningful weight loss.
You don’t need a pill or an herb to detox your body
You have organs, including your liver and your kidneys, that naturally function to remove any toxins in your body. No OTC diet pill is going to do more for you than what these organs are already doing. The best way to help your organs detox your body is to drink more water, consume a healthy well-balanced diet, exercise and get proper rest.
If, on the other hand, you have reason to believe that you have a buildup of too many toxins in your system, talk to you doctor about your concerns so that you can obtain the safest and best possible treatment for you.
Diuretics don’t lead to “real” weight loss
Many detox pills are loaded with herbs and other substances that have diuretic and/or laxative effects, such as in the case of 72 Hour Diet Pill. Although diuretics and laxatives will lead to you expelling more water from your system through increased urination (diuretic) and defecation (laxative), the weight that is lost is linked to excessive water in your body and not body fat.
Losing this excess water weight (weight loss you can feel and visually see in the mirror and on the scale) is often what tricks users of these products into thinking they have achieved fast weight loss results that will last. However, not only does this weight loss not last, it can also lead to you gaining more weight, because prolonged used of these products can cause your kidneys to hold onto more water, causing your body to swell, among other unwanted complications.
Meaningful Weight Loss Takes Effort
Meaningful weight loss comes from making an effort by following a calorie-conscious diet and engaging in regular exercise to help lose fat and maintain muscle mass. A pill that causes you to lose excess water won’t do the job and will likely end up causing more harm than good.
Finally, as in the case of 72 Hour Diet Pill or any other dietary or herbal supplement you are considering taking, always consult with your doctor first.