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Adios Review - What Really is the "Adios Effect"?

  • 39 User Comments
  • Rating: 3.6. From 131 votes.
By Summer Banks Mar 16, 2017

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…

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]

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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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.

Adios Ingredients and Supplement Facts

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

Other Ingredients: None

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About the Author:

Summer Banks, a content strategist at Leptigen, has researched over 5000 products in the past 10 years. She has years of nursing training, experience as a manager responsible for 15 supplement brands, and completed coursework on Food and Nutrition from Stanford University. full bio.

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


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


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??


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?


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


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 smile


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


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


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!


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.


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.


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


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!

Mel Robertson

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?


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


Is adios max safe to take with nexium and pregabalin?

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


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. smile


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!


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 smile


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.


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 !.


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


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 smile


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


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.


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


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


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 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


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