Starlight FatFree – Helps to curb fat and control your appetite
Why You Might Buy It: Contains Glucomannan and some other good ingredients
Why You Might Not: Not the best formula we have encountered. Others preferred
Our Opinion: Not a product to invest you time and money in.
Starlight FatFree review. Weight loss is an ongoing process and it has to be taken seriously, so Starlight FatFree is a fail right from the start. I
t’s marketed as diet pill that can be used on an as and when required basis. That’s not a good way to lose weight but, according to the marketing material, people using the product can expect several key benefits:
- Helps to curb fat and control your appetite any day you choose
- Aids digestion and elimination by providing extra fibre
- A most intelligent combination of fibres that keep you healthy, slim, and in control
Starlight FatFree is a diet pill manufactured in the USA by a multi-level marketing (MLM) company called Starlight International. Products that are distributed in this way are often very poor and mainly function as a means of pulling in new recruits for the “business opportunity”.
However, although Starlight International lack Better Business Bureau (BBB) accreditation, there does not appear to have been any complaints about either the company or its business practices, so that’s a point in its favour.
Two tablets provide:
- Glucomannan (1000mg)
- Platycodon Grandiflorum Extract, 5:1 (140mg)
- Maitake Mushroom Extract, 4:1 (50mg)
- Gymneme Sylvestre (100mg)
Glucomannan is a good ingredient. It’s sourced from the roots of a plant (konjac), so it’s 100% natural and its ability to suppress the appetite is scientifically proven.
However, all the studies that had a favourable outcome involved 1g doses, taken three time per day.
For this reason, the European Food Safety Authority (EFSA) stress that this should be considered the optimum dose and daily requirement. Glucomannan is highly absorbent and it expands with water.
When this happens in the stomach it suppresses the appetite, but sufficient water is required for the process to work, so the EFSA state each dose of glucomannan must be taken with one to two glasses of water. Although the dose is known to be effective, Starlight International’s as and when attitude will not work with glucomannan.
Platycodon grandiflorum has probably been added to provide the promised fat blocking effect. However, the only evidence to suggest it may have this ability comes from a study conducted on hamsters.
The fact that it caused hamsters to pass greasier stools cannot be seen as proof that it will be an effective fat blocker for humans.
Maitake mushroom extract is capable of providing many health benefits, but the only study that suggests it may have the potential to encourage weight loss was conducted on lab rats.
Gymneme sylvestre is often consumed as a weight loss tea and it appears to be gradually becoming more popular with diet pill manufacturers.
As far as fat blocking goes, the formulation is unlikely to have much to offer and could be greatly improved by removing platycodon grandiflorum and replacing it with a powerful fat blocker like nopal cactus extract.
As it stands Starlight FatFree offers the most potential as a hunger suppressant, but Starlight International are not encouraging their customers to use the product in an effective way.
Starlight FatFree Side Effects
Maitake mushroom is known to lower blood pressure and the dose here is more potent than it appears because Starlight International are using a 4:1 extract that has been concentrated to be four times more powerful than normal extracts.
Bearing this in mind, we suggest all potential users consult their doctor prior to taking Starlight FatFree diet pills and only commence use of the product if their doctor tells them it is safe to do so.
Starlight FatFree Purchasing Options
It’s possible to buy FatFree diet pills directly from the manufacturer’s website. At $35 per pop, the price seems pretty reasonable, but the site fails to state how many tablets a bottle contains. This is the first time we’ve encountered a company that does not let customers know how many diet pills they will get for their money.
There’s a 30-day money back guarantee.
We could only find three product reviews. All of them are published on the manufacturer’s website and attributed to product distributors. None of them are particularly informative and the fact that they have been written by people who are trying to make money selling the product means they cannot be seen as trustworthy.
Starlight FatFree Summary
The best thing about this product is that it contains glucomannan. Two tablets provide an effective dose, but Starlight FatFree will not offer dieters any benefit unless they are taking three doses per day, every day of the week.
In order to last for 30 days, a bottle will need to contain 180 tablets. If a bottle contains less than this it will empty more quickly and push up the monthly usage cost, so this could turn out to be a very expensive product to use.
The money back guarantee also fails to impress. All the best diet pills come with a 60-day money back guarantee. Thirty days is not long enough for customers to see what the product can do.
Starlight FatFree is not without potential, but the leading diet pill brands are designed to offer customers a better level of support, have good customer feedback, and may turn out to be cheaper to use in the long run.
Jane Wright has a wealth of experience in the supplement industry. She has been on both sides of the fence by first helping to create products and then critically reviewing them. Jane is a keen fitness fanatic and hates the current trend of fad diets. Jane’s No1 tip – Avoid products with hype and trendy new ingredients, tried and tested is the wiser choice. Read more here