What You Should Know
Sante Active health supplements and beauty products are manufactured by the Pierre-Fabre Group, which is headquartered in France. Sante Active includes several product lines, such as Effortless Beauty hair, skin, and weight management, Pedi-Relax® foot care products, Elgydium® dental care products, Visible Effects™ body sculpting formulas, and Youthful Effects™ dietary supplements.
EluTrim™, a part of Sante Active’s Effortless Beauty line, is designed to help with appetite suppression, elimination of water retention, and burning calories. Sante Active’s Energy supplement targets energy level, stamina and endurance. The Youthful Effects Eye Health product, according to labeling information, aids in promoting healthy eye function. Elgydium whitening toothpaste is “gently abrasive” and reportedly creates a clean, bright smile. Visible Effects Anti-Cellulite Gel produces the advertised effects of toning and firming the skin.
Energy contains niacinamide, panax ginseng root, L-carnitine, guarana seed powder, ashwaganda root extract, coenzyme Q10, d-a tocopherl, gelatin, lecithin, purified water, sodium-copper chlorophylline, soybean oil, titanium dioxide, and yellow beeswax.
Eye Health contains beta carotene, zinc, lutein, zeaxanthin, bilberry extract, coenzyme Q10, L-carnitine, d-a tocopherol, annatto extract, gelating, glycerin, lecithin, purified water, soybean oil, titanium dioxide, and yellow beeswax.
Anti-Cellulite Gel contains water, ethanol, caffeine, PEG-7, glyceryl cocoate, trithanolamine, and carbomer.
Sante Active’s Youthful Effects product line is targeted at so-called Baby Boomers who are starting to feel their age. These supplements come in gel-cap form for “maximum bioavailability” and to work as quickly as possible. All of the Youthful Effects supplements have a proprietary formula the company calls the “Yth-factor™” that incorporates antioxidant-rich ingredients into the supplemental blend for the purpose of benefitting cardiovascular, skeletal, organ, and nervous system functionality.
Sante Active’s Effortless Beauty EluTrim product utilizes such active ingredients as hoodia gordonii and pine nut oil, plus green tea and hibiscus. When you take the recommended dosage of two capsules three times per day, you pay about $1.50 per day for the supplement.
- Lots of products to choose from
- Gelcap formulas may be easier to digest and/or absorb
- Products are moderately priced
- Broad spectrum of products means less focus on the development any one supplement
- Some products require ingestion of several gelcaps per day, causing inconvenience
- If you take more than one supplement, the price will quickly add up
Sante Active by Pierre Fabre offers several distinct product lines that range from health supplements to beauty products to dental hygiene, While these formulas contain active herbal ingredients, they also have their share of fillers and other non-active ingredients such as soybean oil and purified water that dilute the potency of the preparations. Although marketing materials stress the benefits of the gelcap in delivering the active ingredients quickly and completely, you may wonder whether the inactive ingredients might adversely affect the body’s total absorption of the supplements. Also, no Sante Active product has received approval from the US Food and Drug Administration nor independent scientific verification of the health benefits promised by the manufacturer.