AddLife is a direct sales weight loss supplement company established in 2000. Its main product line consists of HCG drops and supplements designed for rapid weight loss. There is no information available online regarding the founder or the company in general and there are very few online customer reviews.
According to the company's website, they were in the weight loss industry prior to the company's official start for ten years and were one of the very first companies to sell HCG weight loss drops online. AddLife's annual global revenue is also currently unknown. AddLife was formally known as SlimLife.
The company's products are designed to be used in conjunction with a 500 calorie diet that promotes rapid weight loss. Dieters who may struggle with hunger are allowed to eat slightly more. The products are manufactured in FDA approved laboratories supervised by specialists. The HCG drops are purported to be safe and easy-to-use. Users report losing approximately a pound per day.
The drops are used by being placed under the tongue. It is recommended that a user not eat or drink anything for 20 minutes before and after administering the drops to allow for full absorption. No prescription is required.
HCG is a naturally occurring hormone in both men and women that is produced in larger doses during pregnancy. The hormone triggers the hypothalamus to release stored fat into the bloodstream to be used as energy. The hypothalamus is the area of the brain responsible for regulating and controlling metabolism. Other purported health benefits of the hormone include lower cholesterol, blood sugar, and blood pressure levels.
The hormone-free and non-homeopathic drops contain a blend of 20 weight loss ingredients. There are no jittery effects according to the company website. The company offers a 100 percent money-back guarantee. This guarantee states that if you do not lose ten pounds in 30 days, the company will refund the full purchase price. Requirements are posted on the website.
The company provides five ways to enroll that are split into two separate categories. One category requires inventory and the other does not. The two packages that require no inventory are the Bronze Package at $49 and the Silver Package at $99. Three packages require inventory. The Gold package is priced at $99, the Platinum package is $499, and the Diamond package costs $999.
The company gives its independent distributors a wealth of business support and training. Business packages feature a weight loss training guide ebook, business cards, brochures, and a personal website with the first two months free. The company can be reached for questions by phone, email, and live chat options.
The compensation plan is designed around product sales and not building a downline. Independent distributors are paid $15-$29 per product sale. The products are priced at under $49 for a 30-day supply.
Side effects can occur for some users. These are generally mild and include light headaches and leg cramping. Consumers are advised to consult their family physician before starting and report any unusual symptoms immediately. This is especially true for individuals taking medications or who have certain dietary restrictions already. Diabetic and pregnant individuals need to be extra careful while following the HCG diet protocol.
Expect the first couple of days following the diet plan to be the toughest. Overcoming the mental challenges in limiting food intake can be hard to overcome. The plan also starts with a "gorging" phase which can be tough on some consumers. It is meant to provide enough calories to sustain an individual during times of restriction, but going from eating excess food to eating very little can be rough.
There is no scientific evidence that the HCG diet significantly promotes weight loss. Any results would most likely be from the low caloric intake rather than the drops themselves. The company's website fails to tell consumers that some potentially deadly side effects may occur from following the HCG protocol. These include blood clots and ovarian hyperstimulation syndrome in women. Caution is advised.
This product is sold to you and you think you're getting a discounted trial offer, but 2 weeks later they charge your account $90 a piece for supplements that you can get at any GNC for $15.00 per bottle. When it was received in the mail, there was no paperwork, no return instructions, no contact information, no trial end date info, nothing, so even if this was a trial bottle and you missed it at purchase in the fine print, you'd have no way of contacting them to return the product and no way of knowing this until your accoutn is charged a crazy amount. We contacted the company trying to get this resolved and were told that we authorized the charge, we should have returned the product within the trial period if we didn't want it, but we couldn't even contact them until they charged our account and their phone number appeared in the transaction line to try and return anything. At the very least this is horrible customer service at worst Fraud and trickery. You decide...