What You Should Know
Formula Pi2 markets itself as a natural weight loss product. Formula Pi2 is based on the protein found in potatoes, which has been clinically tested and appears promising as an appetite suppressant. Formula Pi2 comes in the form of chocolate caramel chews that are to be taken a half hour before the two largest meals of the day.
The Formula Pi2 website is helpful and informative. It has an extensive FAQ section as well as customer testimonials and links to several clinical studies of the main active ingredient. Formula Pi2 offers a 30-day money-back guarantee which is always something we like to see because it shows that the manufacturer is willing to stand behind its product. One feature of Formula Pi2 that we are not a fan of is the auto-ship feature popular with many diet products. Auto ship involves the company keeping your credit card number on file and automatically sending you product periodically and billing your card for it. Frequently, we hear the complaint from customers that it is next to impossible to stop an auto-ship program. We do recognize that, for an increased cost, Formula Pi2 offers a single bottle without the auto-ship feature.
The ingredients in Formula Pi2 are Tapioca syrup, sugar, gelatin, Slendesta 5% potato protein by weight, tri-calcium phosphate, cocoa powder, white tea extract, natural flavor, fractionated coconut oil, and beeswax.
The main active ingredient in Formula Pi2 is, of course, Pi2, a protein derived from potatoes that has the effect of suppressing appetite. The Formula Pi2 website provides links to several clinical studies of this ingredient showing measurable reductions in pounds and inches.
Formula Pi2 also contains tri-calcium phosphate and white tea extract. Tri-calcium phosphate is a form of calcium which is a mineral that depletes as we age, especially in women. White tea extract is considered to have the highest antioxidant properties of any tea and is also a mild stimulant.
The formulation of Formula Pi2 appears to be thoughtful and well explained. We like the inclusion of tea as antioxidants are an important part of healthy weight loss. We also like that Formula Pi2 comes in soft chews for those who do not like taking pills or who are on the go frequently.
- Product’s active ingredient has been clinically tested to be effective
- Money-back guarantee offered
- Can purchase directly from manufacturer’s website
- Product available on auto-ship
- No before and after pictures available on website
- Clinical studies are on active ingredient, not the product itself
- No product samples or trial sizes available
Formula Pi2 provides an interesting approach to weight loss and may appeal to those interested in a more natural approach to dieting. The soft chews are convenient to take for those who don’t have access to water to take pills with. However, when looking at the clinical research, the average weight loss while taking Formula Pi2 is 1.2 pounds per week. This is a reasonable weight loss rate; however, that rate can be achieved simply from a few diet or exercise changes. Therefore, the product on its own may not provide maximum effects.