Sadly, QVC recently had a Today’s Special Value for a Green Coffee Bean and Raspberry Ketone weight-loss product. For quite some time, I have stated that these ingredients are not weight-loss ingredients. The science does not support such claims, yet I have been forced to frequently repeat that fact, because Dr. Oz falsely promotes them as “Fat Burning Miracles.” His statements are nothing more than non-science nonsense. There is no credible, competent or reliable science that shows these ingredients enhance weightloss, body composition or weight management. The only person benefitting from their use is the company selling them. It is unfortunate that I must write this article, but since there is no greater threat to the health of our nation than obesity, I feel it is my duty to provide the truth about these purported weight-loss ingredients.
Over the years, my company could have joined others selling millions of bottles of worthless weight-loss products, but I refuse to sell my soul and betray your trust. I have known about Green Coffee Bean for quite some time, but I could find no credible science to support its use in weight loss or weight management. Moreover, how could anyone claim that their product is science-based when it contains Raspberry Ketone, an ingredient without a single published human weight-loss study? It is completely contradictory that a science-based weight-loss formula includes Raspberry Ketone. You can read more about foolish weight-loss claims for Raspberry Ketone in my prior article:
With All Due Respect to Dr. Oz, Raspberry Ketone is not a Fat-Burning Miracle.
When watching the QVC show, I was troubled by references to advanced science on Green Coffee Bean. Plus, the QVC host and guest frequently mentioned Dr. Oz’s name and the trust we all place in him and the love and faith Dr. Oz places in this ingredient and its science. The viewer call-ins during the show also mentioned Dr. Oz and their trust in him and therefore this product. In one show, I must have heard Dr. Oz’s name mentioned at least a dozen times! The host also reassured the viewers that they can trust the product’s claims, because they can trust QVC. Hearing all this talk of trust, credibility and advanced science, I asked my Research team to review the research on Green Coffee Bean and weight loss. The results were disappointing to say the least, since we only found three published human studies. Plus, these studies were small, of short duration and poorly controlled. They also involved different materials, dosages and/or delivery forms. These studies do not and cannot prove any weight-loss claims. Plus, there’s even a separate journal article that performed a review of the human research on Green Coffee Bean and weight loss and they effectively dismissed the research as being biased and too poorly conducted to draw conclusions about Green Coffee Bean’s effect on weight loss. This last article directly contradicts any claims that Green Coffee Bean can enhance weight-loss, body composition and weight management. Sadly, even a polished TV broadcast stressing trust and credibility, and frequently dropping Dr. Oz’s name, cannot overcome the inherent weakness or absence of the science.
Also, since the Green Coffee Bean capsules had been sold previously on QVC, there were already dozens of customer reviews. Not surprisingly, these capsules are rated a disappointing 3-Stars and when I watched the Today’s Special Value shows, I never heard these reviews mentioned. Clearly, viewers would have found these rather poor reviews relevant to any decision to purchase, but they were not mentioned. The host even encouraged prior purchasers to call-in and share their experiences, but then he never saw fit to mention the experiences that were already reflected in the existing product reviews. It seems strange that a 3-Star product could qualify to be a Today’s Special Value at QVC and curious that its poor reviews were not mentioned during any of the shows I saw.
In closing, it’s not that we’re so easy to fool when it comes to weight-loss, but our eternal struggles with weight can make us vulnerable and quite willing to believe almost anything. In our hearts we know that these amazing claims sound too good to be true, but we so desperately want them to be true that we find ourselves believing and buying whatever is being sold.
Ending on a more positive note, there is a proven weight-loss miracle and it’s patiently waiting inside all of us. It’s not a magic pill, but the courage, inspiration and resolve we all possess to create magnificent change.
Best of health.