There may be some confusion as to this product, as there is more than one Calorad brand product available for sale on the internet. Today we will be reviewing the product that can be found on the website Calorad.us. This product claims that not only will it help you lose weight, but it will also energize you and help suppress appetite as well.
And that’s only the weight loss aspect! Because of the collagen included in this product, your skin and hair health is supposed to improve as well. Sounds like a pretty good deal, doesn’t it? Or are the colors on the company’s website patterned in a certain way so as to make you feel more positive about this product? We decided to find out.
Calorad is manufactured by a company named Nutri-Diem, which is located in Quebec, Canada. The company was founded in 1983, and claims to have a competent scientific team that is always looking for new ingredients and formulas that will give their products better quality. Nutri-Diem also produces other products, such as body care, cosmetics, pet care, supplements and antibacterial hand foam in addition to collagen based supplements. Calorad may be purchased on the product’s official website, as well as third party retailers such as Amazon.com.
As the company’s website states “Losing weight is by far the reason most people decide to try a weight loss program”, but Calorad claims to do more than just that. It also claims that it can help with benefitting with overall health as well, thanks to the product’s signature ingredient, collagen. The amino acids in this product are claimed to help with lean muscle breakdown as well as getting rid of wrinkles and helping with connective tissues on the inside of the body. The company recommends that people exercise regularly to see the best results.
Although these claims may seem valid, there are customers who saw no reduction in their weight, nor any change in their skin health.
It’s interesting to note that the supplement facts on Calorad‘s website is in Spanish! There’s no explanation to this, however above the label is the list of ingredients. Collagen is the principal ingredient that they like to highlight, with aloe vera being another skin care ingredient. Not every ingredient included in this product is all natural, unlike dietary supplements on the top 10 list.
Ingredient 1: Purified water
Water that has had impurities removed from it.
Ingredient 2: Collagen hydrolystat from bovine source
A protein that is known to make up not only the skin, but various other bodily organs as well. Is important for skin health as well as generally bodily functioning.
Ingredient 3: Aloe vera
When taken orally it is known as a laxative and remedy for constipation. When topically applied is known to help keep skin healthy.
Ingredient 4: Glycerin
Known to attract moisture to the skin, otherwise known as a humectant.
Ingredient 5: Potassium sorbate
Once made organically, although now the majority of the time synthetically, this is known as a preservative for food products.
Ingredient 6: Natural lemonade flavoring
Flavoring that comes from lemonade.
Ingredient 7: Methyl parabin
Used commonly in cosmetics and personal wellness products, this is known as an anti-fungal agent.
Ingredient 8: Propyl parabin
A preservative that is commonly used in foods, personal care and pharmaceutical products.
This product contains aloe vera, which is known as a laxative that may help with weight loss.
The first red flag we see is that this company does not offer any information about itself on the product’s official website. We see this as bad because it comes off as if the company has something to hide from their consumers. Why would they not make information about themselves widely available? Aren’t they proud of their product? Or do they have something to hide? This is a tactic that scam companies are known to use.
There’s also an issue we have under a section of their website titled, “Calorad benefits”. Under this section there are bullet points that are stated in a blue font. In total there are seven bullet points. But when one dissects what the actual meaning of the bullet points are, one realizes that many have the same meaning! “increased energy” “rejuvenation and a greater sense of wellness” and “increased stamina” are all essentially the same thing. It’s like the company really doesn’t have much better to say about it’s product.
There is also the fact that Calorad is not the cheapest product ever, with a single bottle costing over $40 with tax. There are also multiple other options that include multiple bottles that cost even more. And all this without a money-back guarantee, you better be sure you really want this product.
Although unique in that it doesn’t come in a pill form, that doesn’t necessarily mean that this product is effective. There are still users who saw absolutely no results from this product.
While it may seem like this product has a whole lot to say about itself, the reality of the matter is that there is much less going for this product than the makers would have you believe. Just because this comes in a liquid form, that doesn’t mean it’s more effective than a diet pill is. There are more effective dietary supplements available that are more effective and have more positive reviews. If you are still questioning whether you really want this product or not, just make sure you do, cause once you pay the money for it, you are not getting it back. That’s a big risk to take with reviews saying that this is ineffective.
We recommend looking into other, more effective dietary supplements.
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I can’t prove it was the Calorad, but I believe this product triggered severe psoriatic arthritis in me. I took a one-month supply in February 1999, and during that month I developed, out of the blue, a sudden, severe case of psoriatic arthritis, at the age of 24. I went from running four miles per day to not being able to get out of bed without crutches, and not being able to turn my head without pain. I had been on an ever-increasing succession of strong drugs for this condition ever since. Nowadays I have to take injectible biologics for the condition, which includes hideous, large areas of angry, red, scaling plaque psoriasis all over my body. The medicine I take for it (which does not really control it well, just makes it somewhat more bearable) weaken my immune system and pose a constant health risk for dangerous infections and cancers. I have also struggled with my weight for most of these years, since I became both sedentary and depressed during my twenties (and foolishly “self-medicated” with food for far too long). I am now 43, and I lost the best years of my life to this condition. I would not wish this on anyone.
The reason I came to the conclusion that this was caused by Calorad was because I don’t have any significant arthritis in my family’s genetic history (or psoriasis), and the Calorad specifically makes claims about the bovine (foreign) collagen going to the joints. It’s logical to believe, I think, that it did go to my joints and triggered an autoimmune response that now can’t be shut off. It’s the only unusual thing I was doing in February 1999, and it makes sense. Anyway, I can’t prove it but I strongly believe it.