Updated: 01/07/2018

Adios Review - 6 Things You Need to Know


Why are people talking about Adios? We took an in-depth look focusing closely on the ingredients, scientific research studies, and possible side effects. We also analyzed user comments from various online sources. Finally, we condensed all the little things we found to give you the most important details.

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What is Adios?

To begin with, Adios is marketed as an herbal weight-loss remedy. The manufacturer recommends it be used in combination with a low-calorie diet and exercise. The ingredients include butternut bark, dandelion root, boldo leaf, and bladderwrack thallus. The included instructions recommend taking between one and four tablets daily with meals. [1]

Adios is made by Diomed Developments which is located in the United Kingdom. They’ve been in business since 1967 and were founded by a physician. You can find their products online and in the UK, but read on…

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Adios Availability – “Outside of the UK?”

Our first concern is how difficult it is to get Adios for dieters who aren’t in the UK. According to our Research Editor, “Purchasing supplements from another country means the safety measures in place for those within the United States are not in place. This isn’t always a concern, but consumers should be aware that regulations differ from one location to another.” [2]

According to one consumer, “I had a friend ship it to me and it was a nightmare to get.”

Another said, “I wanted to try it but I couldn’t get anyone to send it to me.”

Others liked it when they had access. One dieter said, “I was traveling on business and gave it a try. It seemed to work but then I couldn’t get another bottle once I got home.”

One woman didn’t mind the availability issue and said, “I’m always in England so I can just buy it when I’m there and it works great.”

Another said, “MY husband picks it up for me when he visits family, availability isn’t an issue for me.”

Unproven Ingredients – “How Effective are They?”

Many of the active Adios ingredients are not well documented for weight-loss properties. The one that has some well-known association, dandelion, is primarily a diuretic and weight lost with it tends to be short term. [3]

One upset dieter said, “I lost a little weight initially but then I gained it right back.”

Another said, “I did lose weight right off the bat but then nothing at all even though I finished the whole bottle.”

Some found the results acceptable and said, “I lost what I needed to so it worked fine for me.”

Others were happy with their results, “I always use this when I need to lose a few pounds quickly.”

Another dieter said, “I lost the five pounds I needed to for the date I had scheduled. It worked great for me!”

According to our research, quality ingredients and the ability to obtain a product easily are very important to consumers. Details like this matter in one’s overall impression of a supplement. If Adios is hard to get and doesn’t work as claimed, the dieter won’t stick around for long. [4]

The Science – “Not Proven”

The only ingredient we found that could have any effect on weight was dandelion root. That’s a diuretic so you could lose some water weight, but it will come back. At DietSpotlight, we want to see proof that the combination of ingredients is going to promote weight-loss. Those in Adios are not supported by scientific research and the company offers no specific studies on their product. [5]

What Users Are Saying

"This product was recommended to me by a friend who is British. It works more than anything I have ever used in the past."

"I didn’t notice any benefits from taking this. Perhaps its great for others, but it did nothing for me."

"didn’t see any difference"

The Bottom Line – Does Adios Work?

Should I race out for a bottle of Adios? We wouldn’t clear the shelves on the basis of what we’ve seen. We are hesitant about giving it the green light when the ingredients aren’t proven and it’s so difficult to obtain.

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Adios Ingredients

Adios Ingredients and Supplement Facts

Serving Size: NL
Serving Per Container: NL
Amount per Serving% DV
Fucus Dry Extract**
Boldo Dry Extract**
Dandelion root**

Other Ingredients: None


Previous Adios Review (Updated September 20, 2013):

What You Should Know About Adios

Adios is a weight loss supplement exclusively produced in the United Kingdom, claiming to stimulate weight loss. This is provided the dieter eats a controlled diet. The entire supplement claims to be naturally derived and does not state it has any side effects, minus allergic reactions to some of its main ingredients. It is widely available in stores in the United Kingdom, but its availability in other countries is currently unknown. Adios claims to help dieters lose weight if combined with a low calorie diet and exercise, but further information could not be obtained. It is mainly marketed as a natural supplement that may help dieters lose additional weight. For dieters seeking solid, research-backed pills, offering natural supplements may not be enough to gain their interest.

Adios Ingredients

Adios has two brands, Adios and Adios Max. Its regular formula contains Fucus Dry Extract, Boldo Dry Extract, Dandelion Root, Butternut, Lactose, Sucrose, Sodium Starch Glycollate, Talc, Pre-Gelatinsed (sic) Starch, Magnesium Stearate, Titanium Dioxide, Red Oxide, Yellow Iron Oxide. Its Max formula contains Fucus Dry Extract, Lactose Monohydrate, Sodium Starch Glycollate, Calcium Hydrogen Phosphate Dihyrate, Talc, Magensium Stearate, Kaolin Light, and Acacia.

Product Features

Adios boasts it contains natural, non-synthetic ingredients that promote weight loss and well-being. It only appears one ingredient contains significant weight loss benefits backed up by science, Fucus Dry Extract. Fucus is another name for the kelp extract Bladderwack, which is sometimes used in thyroid treatment because it contains a substantial amount of iodine which is shown to help reduce the symptoms of thyroid disorders. It is mainly used to correct metabolic slowness as a result of a dysfunctional thyroid. It is usually recommended for use only if you suffer from a thyroid disorder however, and supplementing your diet with this ingredient if your thyroid is functional may present some problems. Otherwise, its other ingredients contain no weight-related benefits and some may actually present issues for people with liver or heart problems. Dieters are advised to speak with a physician before considering this diet supplement.

Adios Advantages

  • Features natural, non-synthetic ingredients.
  • Fucus extract may help dieters suffering from thyroid disorders which slow the metabolism.

Adios Disadvantages

  • Some ingredients may worsen conditions associated with some liver and heart-related issues.
  • Appears to be only available in the United Kingdom.
  • Does not appear to contain ingredients that promote thermogenesis.


Adios offers naturally-derived ingredients for dieters seeking natural diet supplements, but these ingredients may not be as effective as they are said to be. Natural ingredients may prevent issues associated with synthetic ingredients, such as the increased presence of side effects, but scientifically-backed ingredients with proven weight loss benefits is a better bet for dieters.
Summer Banks Dietspotlight Author
About the Author:

Summer Banks, Director of Content at Dietspotlight, has researched over 5000 weight-loss programs, pills, shakes and diet plans. Previously, she managed 15 supplement brands, worked with doctors specializing in weight loss and completed coursework in nutrition at Stanford University. full bio.

45 Adios Reviews

  • Adios / Adios Max would cause me to bleed?

    I’m on the contracepive pill and was wondering whether Adios / Adios Max would cause me to bleed or spot during my cycle?

    • Laura

      That has just happens to me! I’m sure it’s related to taking adios! Hope it stops soon I stopped taking adios 3 days ago

    • Maribel (Editor)

      Hi Lauren! Because of possible interactions with medications, please make sure to consult with your physician before taking this product.

  • Do you eat 3meals a day while taking adios and when do you take it?

    I am confused and instructions make me even more confused, do you eat 3meals a day while taking adios and when do you take it?

    • Maribel (Editor)

      Hi Nicole! According to the label, you are supposed to consume 1 pill with every meal. You are supposed to eat 3 meals a day with Adios, so 3 pills should be consumed everyday. If you’re looking for a scientifically backed up alternative, for an affordable price, go for Dietspotlight Burn.

  • Is it safe?
    Julie Wilkinson

    I am taking levothroid 100 mg – is it safe to take Adios Max?

    • Dr. Shivakant Upadhyaya

      Levothyroxine has a direct impact on the iodine levels, which are also affected by Fucus, a key ingredient of this brand. While one decreases the levels, the other increases the same therefore both work against each other. Therefore it is not advisable to consume the brand while on this medication.

    • Maribel (Editor)

      Hi Julie! Because of possible interactions with medications, please make sure to consult with your physician before taking this product.

  • 15 years old can take it?

    I’m 15 and am struggling a lot with my weight… can I take adios or do I have to wait another year?

    • Maribel (Editor)

      Hello Nicole. This product is to be only used by adults 18 years and older.

  • Is it safe to take

    Is adios max safe to take with nexium and pregabalin?

    • Maribel (Editor)

      Hi Ric! Because of possible interactions with medications, please make sure to consult with your physician before taking this product.

  • We are all unique

    ladies just remember we are all different shapes and sizes, health is more impotant 🙂

    • Maribel (Editor)

      Very true! We’re with you on that one, Andrea :-)! A healthy, natural and safe way to lose weight is with Dietspotlight Burn. Of course, when combined with exercise and a balanced diet.

  • I started taking Adios.
    theresa (Verified User)

    I started taking Adios on wednesday and thursday i had a period after 8 years

  • Is there any serious side effects for under 16 year old?

    hi i am 14/15 and i am overweight so i got adios max and it says not to be taken under 16 so i stopped taking them but i really want to i try exercise and dieting but one mistake and the weight piles back so i want to take them again but is there any serious side effects for under 16 year olds i should know about

  • Are they suppose to smell fishy or not?
    jen (Verified User)

    ive recently brought adios max off the internet,they smell really fishy..ive bought them before from a health shop and i didnt notice the fishy smell..are they suppose to smell fishy or not??

  •  Loved the product.
    Hanna (Verified User)

    To me. Adios works. Fantastic I love it… The only downside I have found. Is that when my partner found out. He went mental!! I am on weightwatchers as well as taking these tablets. I work long hours so don’t have much time to exercise. But I am losing weight. I think they are fantastic. Good luck losing weight 🙂

    • Cala

      I have been taking Adios Max for 3 weeks but I will have a marathon soon, I am worried about heart effects…this is supposed to be a natural product.

  • Why having headache with it?
    Shafiq (Verified User)

    Why does this tablets gives me constant headache when I eat it?

  •  Itchy skin using Adios
    Barbara (Verified User)

    Since starting on Adios, and subsequently stopping it, I have had a terrible itchy skin. I am currently under a dermatologist:can`t find either a tablet or cream to relieve symptoms!

    • Barbara2

      To Barbara November 8 2011 post
      If still itchy skin, suggest you get your doc to do bloods, inclusing liver function/enzymes. If Adios can affect liver function as stated, itchy skin can be a not so well known symptom of liver related problems. worth a check with a professional.

  •  Weight Problems are Universal.
    Jenny (Verified User)

    Do you not realise that everyone is different, our metabolisms are not the same so diet aids of any description will react differently to each individual. No need to be rude to anyone, weight problems are universal and people need encouragement not criticism. If it works for you go with it.

  •  This is great for weight loss
    kath (Verified User)

    i have been taking adios for 2 month now and i think it is great,i av lost weight that i couldn,t previously lose,YEAH for ADIOS

  •  Want to see the results
    steff (Verified User)

    Hi all of you Adios takers I HAve ben taking this product for three days,dont know if it is helping me lose any weight, more likely to lose sleep after reading a review on another website where a women claims that she sufferred huge hair loss!I would prefer fat any day!Also the comments above re glands… what the hell have i bought?? oh and the rude person obsessed with the gym!? LOL see a therapist oh and being overweight was not your biggest problem!

  • Didn't work and full of hot air
    Mel Robertson (Verified User)

    been taking adios max for just over a week and all its doing for me is making me blow off! Maybe i am full of hot air and this is the cause of my weight. Will Keep you posted if it works?

    • woowii

      I’ve found this as well, sometimes quite a crampy stomach too

  • is it ok for me to take the normal adios not the adios max?
    linda o'riley

    hi 1 am on levothyroxine 100mg, is it ok for me to take the normal adios not the adios max, or is it advisable not to take either

    thanks linda

    • Anonymous

      Why dont you just stop cheating and lying to yourself with what you eat! Face facts that you and only you did this to you. No gimmick or fad will help you. The sum is simple! Burn more calories than you consume! So get to the gym and burn it off. That doesnt mean blag it and think youve earned a pizza just coz you did 20 mins walking on a tred mill.
      Sorry to sound rude but this is the only way the message gets through. It worked for me. 🙂

      • Anonymous

        how rude are you! she takes medication for her thyroid, assuming it isn’t functioning as it should. Depending on how underactive or overactive it is can determine the ability to lose weight no matter what you do.

      • heather

        you are a very rude person, i do have also underactive thyropid and i eat 1500 cals a day and am 13stone, i eat less than most people and weight more because of this, my pills can only help so much you rude non educated being

      • bull

        how rude, i am 27 stone yet am only on 1600 cals a meal my thyroid has been plying up for years, i tryed the gym but was told not to come back as someone broke the bench and put some pork pies in my bag, i got the blame ! anyway i do 30 mins sat on the tred mill to earn a pizza !.

        • Mar

          I’m not sure 1600 calories a meal is correct… An average woman is meant to consume 2000 a day. Hope this helps… Good luck 🙂

        • berni

          Im gonna lose weight by laughing so much by what you said and the comments after, hilarious

      • Anonymous

        How many kids under 10 do yu have? Or are you 1 of the special ones whos partner will look after the kids while you go the gym after a full days work. You really should ask 1st.

      • andrea

        your not rude like the others say, its just plain old fashioned common sense. i have to shift 42lbs and im going to do it the natural way, weight loss is a lifestyle change 🙂

      • sc

        I think you need to read up about hypothyroidism before preaching, it is 10 times harder for someone to lose weight when they are hypo therefore even eating a healthy balanced diet can lead to being overweight. 1 calorie for you is like 10 for us as our body runs at a slower level including our metabolic rate. I honestly cannot believe your comment. At 19 I stopped eating altogether to lose weight because of people like you presuming I was a lazy fat girl. I was then diagnosed with hypothyroidism which includes hairloss, lethargy, mobility issues, heart palpitations, infertility,all the way down to dry skin this is what people with this particular autoimmune disease have to deal with on a daily basis without your putting them down as well. I would love to hear all your ways to sort that out as well seen as you have all the answers, then you can start on all the other illnesses in this world!

  •  it certainly helps reduce fluid retention.
    jane (Verified User)

    I take Adios regularly and it certainly helps reduce fluid retention due to the dandelion root. I was identified as having a slightly underactive thyroid so the fucus may well be helping although I haven’t had any tests to confirm that.

  •  I have only just bought adios.

    hi ive just read the messages from other people ive only just bought adios cos im sick of trying everything else,but they all seem to be wooried about the stuff so im wondering is it even safe to take i mean is anything safe to take do you have any advice on what is ok to take.

  •  I've start taking adios for a week
    Archer (Verified User)

    I’ve now been taking adios for about a week, and to be honest after reading this report, I must say I’m really quite worried about my thyroid glands, should I continue or not, as if I need to just stick to diet and exercise I will.

    • lisa pruden

      i took adios max after the birth of my daughter to try and lose weight and after about 3 months ended up with a underactive thyroid and i am now on thyroxine for life

  •  continuos use of adios will have side effect?
    mot (Verified User)

    I have been taking adios 2 to 3 times daily for over a year, i went on a controlled diet with daily exercise and lost over 2 stones,i also take adios max as said above, ive kept the weight off.am not sure if its with the help of adios or just my exercise and controlled diet. Do you think continuos use of adios max will have a side effect on me

  •  Side effect of taking adios max?
    karen (Verified User)

    I have been taking adios max for approx 3 months now, about 8 weeks ago my right thyroid became enlarged, I have seen a ent surgeon who did a fna biopsy and scan, they said my right thyroid has a 5cm cyst on it, and my left thyroid has a small nodule on it too, do you think that its possible it could be a side effect of taking adios max?

  •  didn’t like it at all
    Ms Ayne (Verified User)

    I have tried all kinds of diets and i do regular exercise. I neither put on nor loose weight.I am 12 and a half stone at 5,6 and overweight as I need to get down to 11st.After trying hard I decided to try XLS and now adios max. None of them seem to show any results. What next?

    • Baljit

      ive been taking adios for 4 weeks It does work I’ve lost 3 kg I take 2-3 tablets a day you need to eat healthy food and do half hour of cardio exercise and drink a lot of water