What You Should Know
Livea is an all-natural supplement that claims to contain no fat blockers, no stimulants and no green tea yet still help a dieter to lose weight. The ingredient list is not easily accessible from the front page of the website, but it is listed in the question and answer section of the website. The ingredient list follows the claims of the Livea description and contains no common diet pill ingredients.
List of Ingredients
Barley Grass Juice, Chlorella Algae, Chlorophyllin, Alfalfa Leaf, Stearic Acid, Corn Starch, Dextrose, Magnesium Stearate, and Silicon Dioxide.
Barley grass juice is the first ingredient in the all-natural proprietary blend. The dieter is not told how much barley juice is added or how it helps to increase weight loss. No research studies have been published supporting the use of barley grass juice for weight loss. There is mention of the high antioxidant level, which could benefit overall health, but not weight loss specifically.
Chlorella algae fall into the same category as barley grass juice. There are a few clinical studies involving the health benefits of Chlorella algae, but none mention weight loss. More studies are published about the potential use of Chlorella algae as a biomass for alternative fuel production than dietary use.
Chlorophyllin is an interesting ingredient that can be found in several scholarly articles and studies for its anti-carcinogenic effects. A carcinogen is a cancer-causing agent. When Chlorophyllin was consumed, carcinogenic effects of given markers were lessened. No weight loss studies were found.
Alfalfa leaf is a natural diuretic and laxative. When taken in a supplement like Livea, the effects on the body could include dehydration and diarrhea. This would cause short term weight loss. Alfalfa leaf is also a natural source of Vitamin K, a blood thinner.
Livea sells for $64.95 per bottle plus shipping and handling. The supplement can be ordered from the official website. According to the description, dieters can lose up to 79 pounds while taking the supplements. One serving of Livea is 7 tablets about the size of a multi-vitamin. All tablets need to be taken at one time, or within a 5 minute period. The first three doses are to be taken every 12 hours and then once every 24 hours. Some dieters reported passing Livea in bowel movements.
- Ingredients listed online.
- No proven weight loss ingredients.
- Natural laxative effect could be strong.
- Dieters must take many tablets at one time.
- Reports of dieters passing entire tablets in bowel movements.
Livea appears to be a natural laxative packaged as a weight loss ingredient. Dieters complain of passing entire tablets in bowel movements and Livea claims this is normal. Any supplement that moves through the digestive tract without being digested is either too hard on the body or part of a laxative.