GNLD Review - Do These Health Supplements Really Work? Are high prices and fad ingredients deal breakers?
I’m obsessed with finding diet supplements that actually work. Let’s find out if GNLD products fall into this group. We did one of our in-depth reviews, examining the side effects, ingredients, scientific research and level of customer care. We additionally read dozens of user comments and responses that are posted online. Lastly, we compressed all of the data we collected to give you the info you really need.
What is GNLD?
To begin, GNLD is also known as NeoLife. This is a brand of health supplements for men and women. These products address weight management, vitality, skin care, immune system health, digestion, anti-aging and other concerns. Some of the key ingredients in these formulas include amino acids, gotu kola, vitamins and minerals, protein, garcinia cambogia, gymnema sylvestre, bladderwrack, dandelion leaf and cayenne pepper. You can purchase these products through third-party dealers like Amazon.
From what we gathered, GNLD International, LLC has been around since 1969. This business is located in Freemont, CA. They have a good BBB rating and offer a wide range of supplements. Furthermore, there are some positive customer comments posted on the web for these health products, but read on…
High Prices – “Can You Afford It?”
One issue we have is with the steep prices. “The GNLD NeoLife Shake will cost you $63.99 for only 15 servings. If you use this twice a day, it will only last one week. Clearly this will become very expensive,” commented our Research Editor.
One customer stated, “How does anyone afford the NeoLife Shake? I tried the chocolate, but definitely can’t afford to buy this several times a month. Yikes.”
However, a different user posted, “Makes me a bit dizzy, but I like the taste.”
Another commented, “It’s comparable to other protein shakes. Nothing special, but not bad either.”
Fad Ingredients – “A Problem?”
Another concern we have is with GNLD ingredients. We noticed that some of these supplements contain fads like garcinia cambogia, which are not backed by any solid science. One customer reported, “Tried the GR2 Control Thermogenic Enhancer. Does not help with weight-loss like it claims to. Waste of money.”
On the other hand, a different user had this to say, “This product gives me an energy boost. I’m guessing it has some caffeine in it.”
“Not sure about this diet product. Have experienced a few GNLD side effects like nausea and stomach pains,” mentioned another.
According to our research, if there is a certain aspect of a diet supplement that is quite burdensome or difficult (high prices, fad ingredients, unpleasant taste) the likelihood of long-term success is slim. So, if GNLD products do in fact cost too much for many people to afford, this could be a real dilemma.
The Science – “Any Provided?”
We took a close look at the official website for GNLD supplements, but could not find any solid clinical research to support these products. This is unfortunate, because we at DietSpotlight like to see some actual science that backs up the formulas and the ingredients they contain.
The Bottom Line – Does GNLD Work?
So, should you whip out your credit card and order a GNLD supplement? Well, to start with, we like that all of these products are easy to purchase online. It’s also nice to see that ingredient labels and user instructions are presented on the official website. Then again, we have some reservations about these formulas because they are not supported by any documented research. Also, we’re concerned about the high prices.
If you’re serious about shedding pounds, then we encourage you to choose a product that contains clinically tested ingredients for weight-loss, does not contain any fad components and will not break your bank account.
Among the best products we’ve seen in 2016 is one called Leptigen. It uses a combination of four powerful ingredients, which have been shown in published clinical studies to help speed up fat loss and kick-start metabolism. They are not fads. Be aware that we can’t find any negative talk or discouraging comments, and the user feedback online shows people are seeing amazing results.
The makers of Leptigen are so certain of their product they’re offering a Special Trial Offer, which is a good sign.
Previous GNLD Review (Updated September 25, 2012):
What You Should KnowGNLD is a multi level marketing company that sells nutritional supplements and water filters. Multi level marketing companies sell their products through individual distributors who buy their products from higher level distributors and also make money from building a distribution network below them. You can find their products online, and to name a few are GNLD Cleansing and Detox, High Cholesterol, High Blood Pressure, Digestion, Fiber and Memory and Heart Health. We are always concerned when first reviewing diet and beauty products sold through this method as we frequently find that the company spend so much energy and time focusing on the distribution network that the quality of the products takes a back seat. We will have a more indepth look below at some of GNLD's products to see if they live up to the hype. GNLD's supplement products fall under four main categories: Nutritionals, Weight Loss, Herbals, Skin & Personal Care, and Home Care. We will focus on GNLD's Weight Loss line for this review. We will focus on GNLD's Weight Loss line for this review. Products include: Bio-Tone Trimming System, Enersine, and several versions of the GR 2 Controller, including shakes, bars, and chews. Products cannot be purchased directly from the GNLD website but must be bought through a distributor. The website locates local representatives for you. None of the prices are listed on the website which makes it difficult for consumers to determine the c cost or value of the products before discussing it with a representative. We find that most consumers prefer to have as much information as possible before being solicited to purchase.
IngredientsVaries based on the products chosen.
Product FeaturesGNLD's weight loss products have different ingredients but one common one is arginine. Arginine has some clinical support showing that it aids in boosting metabolism, which in turn can burn stored fat more efficiently. Another common ingredient is ornithine which is an amino acid that works together with arginine. Clinical studies appear to support mixed results as to the use of these two substances on muscle building and fat burning. The GNLD website does not provide any links to clinical studies supporting their effectiveness. There is nothing that really stands out for us in the GNLD weight loss formulations. The ingredients are common to middle of the pack products and the products lack some key ingredients that we always look for in effective weight loss aids. These ingredients include green tea extract and caffeine, both of which are clinically proven to produce a thermogenic response in the body which increases metabolism. The GNLD website does not thoroughly explain each ingredient and its function in the formulations. We do like that they have included the Supplement Facts label to outline exactly what is in each product.
- May contain some ingredients which may help with weight loss.
- No money back guarantee offered.
- Does not contain several key effective ingredients.
- Not available for purchase on website.
- No pricing available until after consumer has spoken to a distributor.