NV Diet Pill Review
The NV diet pill website is loaded with catchy claims. Here are just a few:
• “Results in 2 weeks!”
• “Lose weight fast!”
• “Core formula is backed by 2 clinical studies”
I couldn’t help but be drawn in by these claims. But I wasn’t convinced yet. First, I wanted to know if there’s any truth behind these promises. Second, I wanted to find out if the NV diet pill is a good choice for consumers.
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The Clinical Studies
NV’s official website (TryNV.com) says two key ingredients were shown to have “incredible weight-loss power” in two clinical studies. Unfortunately, the site does not specify which ingredients these are. Links to the studies are not provided.
The NV diet pill has two blends: NV Weight Loss Complex and NV Superfruit Complex. The Weight Loss Complex has two ingredients: Indian Sphaeranthus and Mangosteen. These might be the “key” ingredients, but I don’t know for sure.
I did find one study involving these two ingredients. In the study, 60 obese adults were either given a placebo or 800 mg of Indian Sphaeranthus and Mangosteen. Both groups ate 2,000 calories daily and walked 30 minutes a day, 5 days a week.
People taking the two ingredients reduced body weight, waist size, and BMI. Their results were more significant than the placebo group.
I was unable to find a second study.
Will You Really Get Results in 2 Weeks?
The promise, “results in 2 weeks!” is vague. It doesn’t specify what results users should expect. The official website has a featured testimonial showing a woman who lost 11 pounds in two weeks and 28 pounds total. However, NV makers admit that this woman’s results are not typical.
First of all, she was paid by the company. Second, she used NV for 21 weeks, ate 1,350 calories daily, and exercised in order to lose weight.
The NV Formula
Indian Sphaeranthus and Mangosteen – inhibit fat production and storage.
Caffeine – stimulates thermogenesis, which causes body temperature to rise and calories to burn up faster. There is a caffeine-free NV diet pill available for those sensitive to stimulants.
Bilberry – may improve blood circulation.
Cranberry extract, Litchi, Pomegranate, and Goji – contain many nutrients and antioxidants. They are beneficial, but not proven to promote weight loss in humans.
Turmeric – may increase thermogenesis.
Grape extract – reduces calorie intake up to 4%.
The ingredients from caffeine to grape extract are combined in the NV Superfruit Complex. They may improve health and promote weight loss, but–with the exception of caffeine–they are not powerful weight loss ingredients.
What Dosages Are Used?
The NV Weight Loss Complex is 400 mg per serving and the NV Superfruit Complex is 309 mg per serving. Each serving is 3 capsules and users take 2 servings daily (6 capsules; 1,418 mg).
With 2 daily servings, you’ll get 800 mg of Indian Sphaeranthus and Mangosteen. This is the total amount used in clinical studies. However, I don’t know what individual amounts were used or if NV has them.
An effective caffeine dosage is 200-400 mg and an effective grape extract dosage is 300 mg. Since dosages are hidden, I don’t know if NV provides these amounts in 2 servings.
Because 6 ingredients have not been proven, they don’t have recommended dosages. This also means they may not help NV users lose weight.
What Do Consumers Think?
I found NV reviews on Walgreens.com and Amazon.com. Here are the ratings:
• 4/5 stars from 5 reviews on Walgreens.com
• 1.8/5 stars from 16 reviews on Amazon.com
I was shocked to see such a difference in the ratings. I have no explanation as to why this is the case.
Satisfied users said NV really works. They were able to lose weight faster than before.
Dissatisfied users’ biggest complaint is that NV does not work and it’s overpriced. Some people even gained weight while using it.
I was glad to find unbiased NV reviews. However, 21 reviews do not show what most users think and experience. It would be better if more reviews were available.
When you buy NV from the official website, it costs $39.95 plus $9.95 for shipping. Each bottle holds 120 capsules. If you take 6 capsules daily, the bottle lasts 20 days.
Other places to buy NV are…
• Walgreens.com: $29.99 (free shipping)
• Amazon.com: $20.91 ($2.49 shipping)
• CVS.com: $29.99 (free shipping)
The official website, TryNV.com, has a 30-day return policy. If you want a refund, contact customer service to receive return authorization. Then, return NV within 30 days. Shipping fees are not refunded.
Customer service can be contacted by phone (1-877-370-6152) or email (firstname.lastname@example.org).
Is NV a Good Choice?
NV has 4 proven ingredients. But I don’t know if it contains safe, effective dosages. Since these amounts are hidden, consumers are expected to trust the manufacturer and buy NV blind. Is this a good idea? Based on what the available customer reviews say, it might not be. Then again, I need to see more reviews.
I don’t recommend buying NV because there are better diet pills. Choose a diet pill that fully discloses ingredients so you can make an informed decision; not a potentially unlucky guess.
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