Recently online reviews of so called “miracle” weight loss medicine Nutralyfe Garcinia have been shared on social media and WhatsApp.
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OUR FACT CHECK
Fact Crescendo team did a fact check on this issue. We did Google Reverse Image search and researched online to check the veracity of the claims being made on various websites and social media.
We found the following:
What is Nutralyfe Garcinia?
- Allegedly, Nutralyfe Garcinia Cambogia is 100% herbal dietary supplement that helps in reducing weight and detoxifying body. Garcinia not only reduces new fat cells formation effectively but also stops emotional hunger. Courtesy: Economictimes (Brand Story by NUTRAVO LIFECARE)
- Nutralyfe brand specializes in providing a wide range of supreme quality health & wellness products.
- Company details of the brand Nutralyfe: Nutravo Lifecare Pvt Ltd, 219, Udyog Vihar Phase 4, Gurgaon, Haryana – 122016 | Support# :01244507500 | Email : firstname.lastname@example.org | Website: https://www.nutralyfe.in | WhatsApp : 9711295186
- Directors of Nutravo Lifecare Private Limited are Sachin, Amit Chauhan, Lajpat Rai, Vipul Taneja and Nipun Taneja. Courtsey: Zaubacorp
How It Works?
- Garcinia cambogia, a tropical fruit also known as the Malabar tamarind, is a popular weight-loss supplement.The active ingredient in the fruit’s rind, hydroxycitric acid, or HCA, has boosted fat-burning and cut back appetite in studies. It appears to block an enzyme called citrate lyase, which your body uses to make fat. It also raises levels of the brain chemical serotonin, which may make you feel less hungry. But there have been other studies that could not replicate this effect. Courtesy: Webmd
- Extracts of the exocarp of certain species – typically G. gummi-gutta, but also purple mangosteen – are often contained in appetite suppressants, but their effectiveness at normal consumption levels is unproven, while at least one case of severe acidosis caused by long-term consumption of such products has been documented. Furthermore, they may contain significant amounts of hydroxycitric acid, which is somewhat toxic and might even destroy the testicles after prolonged use. Courtesy: Wikipedia
- Although it has received considerable media attention purporting its effects on weight loss, there is liver toxicity associated with commercial preparations of the fruit extract, with clinical evidence indicating it has no significant effect on weight loss. Courtesy: Wikipedia
- You can also know more about Garcinia Cambogia here
Various websites have been created by people to market this product as it’s trending with people who want to loose weight. But we urge our readers to be careful of fake reviews which are shown to push people to buy this product.
Few examples have been shown below of how these fake review / advertorial website and web pages propagate misleading stories to sell this product.
Example 1: India.fitandhealth.life
Image used is of Shreyas Karnad, whose real-to-life journey of becoming a running fitness coach after weighing 120kg+ in 2009 has been shared on Woovly.com. Readers can read his story here
Example 2: itisrealstoryz
The twitter account shown here is of Anjali Surabalji, with twitter handle ‘@PrettyBAnjali’, who is a Fashion Stylist, Foodie from New Delh, India. She has categorically denied these pictures as photoshoped. You can view her tweet below:
Dear all, these all you send to me are fake, created via Photoshop. I never got a verified account. I have no connection with slim center. pic.twitter.com/nI11ZwNDZg
— Anjali Surabalji (@PrettyBAnjali) April 16, 2017
Fact Crescendo team tags these posts and various reviews on above mentioned web-pages as Misleading and raises a Fake Alert advising our readers to refrain from trusting them.
Fact Crescendo advises its readers to visit various news media & fact checking websites online when in doubt about any WhatsApp or social media forward or post.
Fact Crescendo also strongly advises our readers to not believe these types of good-to-be-true stories shared on social media and to consult a physician before starting intake of any medication or supplements.
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