I am a true believer in healthy eating and exercise to lose weight and to live a full and healthy life. This approach just makes sense to me, and I’m guessing it makes sense to you too, after all it’s not rocket science, eat healthy and your body will show signs of appreciation, workout regularly and your body will reward you with energy, vitality and of course shape satisfaction.
Still, when you want to lose weight, fad diets, pills and now a perfume that claims it can help you lose weight, can all look very attractive. But can a perfume help you lose weight? It’s the latest craze in the world of weight loss products, and it has got a lot of attention, scientists are putting forward their opinions and consumers are excited.
Daisy Dumas did her own investigation and reported it on Theage.com.au. Here is part of what she had to say…
Investigating If A Perfume Can Help You Lose Weight
Prends-Moi Eau De Minceur – which translates as Take Me Slimming Scent – has thousands of women clamouring for a bottle of the perfume that promises to reduce appetite and stimulate fat-digesting enzymes.
The Daily Mail reports that over 6000 women in the UK have subscribed to a waiting list for the neurocosmetic, made by Veld’s, which retails online for around $50 for 100ml. It is the first perfume of its kind – and news of the miraculous product has spread around the world like wildfire.
The scent’s makers say that the inclusion of Betaphroline stimulates the release of B-endorphins in the skin – which in turn triggers “an immediate sensation of wellbeing, a reduction in stress and an increase in contentment reducing the need to overeat.” This chain of events leads to weight loss, the company claims, while a mix of spirulina, caffeine and carnitine on the ingredient list is said to help in the breakdown of fat in the body.
In road tests of the multi-functional fragrance, the Centre of Biological Research and Cutaneous Experimentation – a private French laboratory offering testing for beauty products to provide custom claims – found that 70 per cent of women in a trial said that the perfume did indeed have an effect on appetite, influencing eating habits and 75 per cent found their wellbeing boosted by the spritz.
The product’s contentment enhancing claims are backed up by the 82 per cent of particpants who reported a sensation of comfort. The trial monitored 28 days of regular use.
But the claims have drawn raised eyebrows from some, not least the University of Sydney’s Dr Kim Bell-Anderson, who told Life & Style that she found “absolutely no peer reviewed publications to support this product.”
Whilst studies may have been conducted and not published, the lecturer at the School of Molecular Bioscience says that “another point is that they are claiming it as a ‘slimming’ product or weight loss – but body weight wasn’t actually measured.”
Instead, the perfume’s makers have been clever with their wording: “They carefully say that people feel as though their appetite is reduced,” rather than making more solid claims, she points out.
But more worrying is that Bell-Anderson could not find a shred of research even suggesting that a product could permeate the skin to increase endorphin release. Read the full article here.
Mmmm sorry guys, if you were hoping this would be the miracle weight loss cure, I’m sorry to disappoint. Looks like this ones going to turn out to be another dud too 🙁 The expression “To good to be true” springs to mind.
Look at the end of the day you have to remember one thing, there is a lot of money in the weight loss industry, and companies are looking for ways to cash in, so if they can produce a product that can give you, or convince you that it can give you fast weight loss, they are going to try and sell it to you. Just keep your guard up and never believe everything that it says on the bottle.
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