What You Should Know
Smoothie Concepts first sounds like a flavoring company or smoothie powder company, but products sold include fat burners and weight loss products in smoothie form. Some of the more popular products sold by Smoothie Concepts include the Fat Burn Complex, Energy Shot and Ginseng Rush & Bee Pollen. The official website for Smoothie Concepts is nothing more than a front page with a nutritional download. The nutritional information provided does not include ingredient information, but does provide calories, protein, carbohydrate and fat amounts.
Smoothie Concepts sells products online and offline. Online retailers sell popular products for about $35 a canister. Each canister weighs 3.7 pounds and contains 325 servings. One serving of the protein powder supplements contain between 100 and 150 calories. Energy shots contain only 5 calories each.
List of Ingredients
Fat Burner: Whey Matrix [Whey Protein Concentrate (Milk), Whey Protein Isolate (Milk) & Glutamine Peptides], Maltodextrin, Natural & Artificial Flavors, Red Beet Powder, Lecithin (Soy), Freeze Dried Strawberry Pieces, Acesulfame Potassium and Stevia.
Energy Shot: Vitamins, Amino Acids, Caffeine and Glucuronolactone.
Ginseng Rush & Bee Pollen: Bee Pollen and Ginseng.
The Smoothie Concepts fat burner contains no fat burning ingredients. The formula is whey protein based with added fruit. Red beet powder offers no health benefits and is used only as a food color additive. The Energy Shot includes vitamins and caffeine. Caffeine will increase metabolism by causing heart rate to increase. Glucuronolactone is used by the body to metabolize glucose. In natural supplements, Glucuronolactone is used to detox the body though these effects are not proven.
Bee Pollen and ginseng cannot be effectively linked to weight loss. Bee pollen is often used in alternative medicine for its high protein content and trace minerals. While many alternative therapists support its use as part of a healthy diet program, it will not increase metabolism.
Smoothie Concepts do not sell products directly from the official website. Buyers must search the Internet for a trusted retailer like Amazon.com in order to buy products. Testimonials are available in some cases, but consumers are not 100% sold on the Smoothie Concepts products. The Energy Shot is of more concern than other Smoothie Concepts products because it is sold in large quantity bottles. Users are supposed to measure out the energy shot and add to a smoothie. If too much is added, the dieter could have serious side effects from the caffeine.
- Ingredients lists are found online.
- Caffeine can increase metabolism.
- None of the Smoothie Concepts products are proven to increase weight loss.
- Consumers are not 100% positive about the products.
- Energy Shot is sold in a bulk container, which could lead to consumers using more than suggested.
Smoothie Concepts sells powders and liquid for use as part of a smoothie plan. Protein is a good addition to any smoothie, but the energy shot liquid relies on the user measuring out a specific amount. Adding more could cause the consumer to drink too much caffeine at a given time leading to side effects.