What You Should Know
FucoGreen is a weight loss supplement by Olympian Labs. The supplement is based on fucoxanthin, a seaweed extract. Fucoxantin is often used to reduce abdominal fat stores, though FucoGreen does not bother listing specific clinical studies supporting fat loss claims. There are two other ingredients in this simple weight loss formula. One of the two ingredients is proven to boost metabolism and the other is proven to have no effect on weight loss at all. With hundreds of weight loss supplements on the market, dieters need a reason to choose one over another. FucoGreen offers no definitive reason to choose this supplement over competitors.
List of Ingredients
FucoGreen Proprietary Blend: Green Tea Extract, Fucoxanthin and Hoodia Gordonii.
Green tea extract is one of the most common weight loss ingredients on the market today. Green tea has been clinically proven beneficial for a long list of health conditions, including weight loss. Most clinical trials list the total amount of green tea used in the study. On average this amount ranges between 300 and 350 mg. FucoGreen contains 1,086 mg in a proprietary blend. We have no idea how much of this blend is green tea, so we have no idea if there is enough green tea to boost metabolism.
Fucoxanthin is a brown seaweed extract. The extract is supposed to “mobilize” fat tissue so it can be readily used for energy. This claim has not been evaluated or tested by the Food and Drug Administration nor are any clinical studies listed in the product description. Dieters need a reason to trust this supplement and Olympian Labs does not give a substantial reason.
Hoodia gordonii is an appetite suppressant, or so many supplement manufacturers claim. Clinical studies on hoodia gordonii prove the ingredient has no effect on appetite. There is an active ingredient in hoodia, P57; if this ingredient were to make it into the brain, it would turn off hunger. However, P57 is metabolized before it can make it to the brain and thus, hunger is not affected.
We are happy with the simple formula and the antioxidant support, but none of the claims made by Olympian Labs are supported with clinical research. Dieters should be able to read a product description and visit links supporting weight loss or other claims.
- Contains green tea, proven to increase metabolism.
- All ingredients are listed online.
- No clinical studies listed to support weight loss benefits.
- Hoodia gordonii is not proven to reduce appetite.
Dieters would gain more weight loss support by taking a green tea supplement than taking FucoGreen. The company does not bother to list clinical research for weight loss claims in the product description.