Updated: 09/19/2017
By Summer Banks Aug 31, 2017
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It Works asks: “Have you tried that crazy wrap thing?”

Tons of people have, but the real question is:

Does…It Work?

It’s a hard question to answer when the customer reviews are being inundated with “distributor” comments. “It’s amazing!! It really works!! Check out my Facebook page and buy some today!” Ugh…where are the real reviews from real customers? Luckily, there are some reviews out there on It Works that we found we could trust.

But we’ll get to that in a little bit.

Prepare yourself for these 5 things you MUST know about It Works.

Onward!

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What is It Works?

To start, It Works is a product line that includes body wraps, supplements, and other products. You wrap the body every three days and use the defining gel between sessions.

Leave the Fab Wrap in place for 45 to 90 minutes for optimal slimming. You cannot use It Works on the run, and you cannot sweat during the suggested time.

It Works, which was founded in 2001, claims to use all-natural ingredients, a positive thing. You can purchase wraps and supplements on the official website. It’s also sold on Amazon, where is it sits at a 2.4 rating, and through online retailers.

We like the length of time It Works Global has been in business and some customer reviews are positive, but read on…

It Works Prices – “A Bit Overboard?”

Our first concern with It Works products is the price. “You spend $59 for the body applicator, $45 for the defining gel and $5 for the Fab Wrap. That is more than $100 for a single kit. If the wraps last 30 days you will pay about $1200 a year,” explained our Research Editor.

“It’s just a wet paper towel…the most expensive paper towel I’ve ever bought,” offers one consumer of It Works products. [2]

Another dieter says, “I saw no difference at all. There is no way I would order 3 more just [to] see if a full treatment actually worked as expensive as they are.”

At times, there are sales and special deals that can save you a little bit of money. One buyer reveals, “I enroll for a loyal costumer with no $50 fee.”

We found a distributor offering to save the buyer some money, “If you’d like to try them out, I could get you a 40% discount.”

It Works Product Reviews – “Users Are Talking”

We found tons of It Works Body Wraps complaints on forums and online retail stores. According to customers, the product just does not work. [3] A user suggests, “Don’t waste your money, you have to keep buying for it to work and only gets rid of water weight.”

“If I could give this…zero stars I would! This…did absolutely nothing for me, I tried for 3 to 8 hours each drank plenty of water and [saw] zero results!” another upset customer claims. [4]

One person said, “This was a waste of time and money. I would not recommend this to anyone unless I dislike them.”

If you keep looking, you will find some reviews that support the ItWorks products, as well. One user says, “Not a rep …I found the wraps to work.”

I buyer also claimed, “I purchased the box with 4 wraps i have used 3 already and my stomach is nearly flat.”

Research we’ve completed shows a link between troublesome issues, like negative customer experiences, and smaller chances of long-term success. If ItWorks products are as ineffective as customers claim, that could be a serious issue.

It Works Results – “What’s the Science Say?”

There is no clinical support for It Works wraps, greens or cleanse, and the company does not bother to claim research exists. Binding has been used for centuries to shrink the waistline, but as is the case with this product, the results are not permanent. [5]

Also: read our Burn HD Weight-Loss Kit review »It Works! Ingredients

The Bottom Line – Does It Works Really Work?

So, what’s the 411 on It Works? With all the hype we expected to find significant results. We like that it is available on the official website and the company has been around for more than 10 years, but we have reservations because it costs a lot and customers are not always happy with the results.

If it’s time to shed a few extra pounds, we suggest trying out a supplement that offers an ingredient list backed with clinical research that comes at a price you can afford.

Among the best products we’ve seen this year is a product called Dietspotlight Burn. There are just four, strong ingredients in the formula. All have been clinically-tested and shown to help ease hunger, boost fat loss and increase metabolism. We’re also impressed by the sheer number of user testimonials talking about impressive results.

Also, the company behind Dietspotlight Burn is so confident that you’ll love the supplement they’re offering a Special Trial Offer, which is a positive sign.

Previous It Works! Review (Updated March 3, 2014):

What You Should Know About It Works

It Works! is a program that provides the customer with multiple resources and products that may be helpful with helping them to lose weight. It also seems as if It Works! may have a money making opportunity available for people if they want to join. In this review, the points of this program will be examined so there may be a better understanding of how the program is designed to work. Aside from their line, BioActive Raspberry Ketones a similar product, comes to our attention as it contains apple cider vinegar, raspberry ketones and green tea all known to boost metabolism, regulate appetite and burn off excess fat.

ItWorks Ingredients

It Works! is a program that is made up several products that include It Works! Energy, It Works New You and It Works! Probiotics. The It Works Ingredients are varied between products. These products are Body Applicator 2.0, Defining Body Gel, Fat Fighter, So Regular, It's Vital, New You, The Answer 2.0 Weight Loss Formula, and It's Greens. Wraps are also one of their most popular products; sort of similar to a Belly Burner, as well as meal replacement shakes. Now a brief description of each product will be provided.

Product Features

Body Applicator 2.0 is described by the website as a body wrap that can help you to lose inches, tighten loose skin from dieting, and diminish the look of cellulite in as little as 45 minutes, but get better with continued use. Another type of body applicator product that claims to promote weight-loss is Slimming Toe Ring from the company Sodial. Defining Body Gel was designed to moisturize and tighten skin to help reduce the appearance of cellulite and loose skin. Fat Fighter is a product that is supposed to block fat and carbohydrates before they are absorbed into the body, minimizing the effect that they may have on the body. So Regular is a product that is supposed to clean your colon gently by slowing removing the toxins from the walls of the digestive system daily so that it is not as invasive as other cleansing products. It's Vital is a vitamin supplement that is fortified will all of the body's daily needs so that it may provide support for the immune system and daily needs. It is said to have a high absorption rate and totally complete. Another product that promotes weight loss is the amino acid supplement Catalyst from the company Advocare. New You 2.0 was designed to boost the growth hormone that controls weight gain and weight loss, and supports mental clarity. This hormone gradually diminishes with age. The Answer 2.0 is a weight loss supplement that is promoted to be able to increase metabolism and induce thermo genesis. It's Greens! was developed for people who simply do not have enough green vegetables in their daily diets. It is an orange flavored drink mix that can be added to water to ingest. For meals and diet plans, books like Fast Diet might help with weight loss, when users incorporate it with workout routines likeT Tapp.

The products that are available on the It Works! official site appear to be based on the theory of Homeopathic Synergy. It is stated on other weight loss wraps reviews that these products work best when use in conjunction with one another. There is also a business opportunity here that involves fees. The fees can be either inexpensive or expensive, depending on which package is wanted to begin the at-home-business with. A similar product line to the It Works! that are also best used in conjunction with one another is the Whole Body Research line.

Advantages

Disadvantages

  • Using all of the products at once can be expensive.
  • A good start up package for the at-home-business is $299.

Conclusion About It Works

It is apparent that these products may actually work. It does recommend that all of the products should be used in conjunction with one another, which may prove to be expensive. A good start up package may also be expensive if the consumer wants to join in the money making opportunity. However, some people may find it worth the money if the products are able to deliver what they promise. Product lines like this are best used when combined with daily workout programs like 21 Day Fix Extreme.

It Works! cornerstone product is the body wrap imparted with a natural formula designed to give you a cosmetic reduction in cellulite in 45 minutes. The wrap continues to work for 72 hours, at which time you apply the second wrap. The ingredients are published by It Works!, but they don't reveal how much of each.

It Works! Ingredients and Supplement Facts

Serving Size: 1 Wrap
Serving Per Container: 4
Amount per Serving% DV
Horse Chestnut Seed Extract**
Urea**
Centella Asiatica Leaf Extract**
Green Tea Leaf Extract**
Bladderwrack Extract**
Ivy Leaf Extract**
Horsetail Leaf/Stem Extract**
Butcher's Broom Root Extract**
Guarana Seed Extract**

Other Ingredients: Caprylyl glycol, sorbic acid, BHT, limonene, linalool, propylene, polyethylene

We researched the It Works! Ingredients in order to give you the facts you need.

Green Tea Leaf Extract

Green tea leaf extract is derived from the leaves of the Camellia sinesis plant. It is often used in weight-loss supplements, but it has also been used for many other ailments.

What Is It Supposed To Do?

The main source for the many benefits of green tea leaf extract is the chemical polyphenols. According to WebMD, “Polyphenols might be able to prevent inflammation and swelling, protect cartilage between the bones, and lessen joint degeneration.” The caffeine in the extract may also provide some benefits.

Clinical Research

According to a study performed by The American Society for Clinical Nutrition and published in The American Journal of Clinical Nutrition, “The green tea extract may play a role in the control of body composition via sympathetic activation of thermogenesis, fat oxidation, or both.” [1]

Bitter Melon Fruit Extract

The seeds and fruit of the bitter melon is used to make the extract. It can be used for many different treatments, but is used primarily for helping stomach and digestion disorders.

What Is It Supposed To Do?

The bitter melon contains a chemical that supposedly acts like insulin, helping maintain a healthy blood sugar level.

Clinical Research

The Journal of Lipids published a study about the beneficial side effects of bitter melon supplements. The research showed positive results on obesity and diabetes, but only in rats and other animals. More research is needed for a conclusive result and understanding of the extract.

Chromium

Chromium is a metal and is one of the many trace minerals the human body needs. Some people take it as a supplement for blood sugar, diabetes, cholesterol, and even depression. Some companies also include this mineral as a key ingredient in weight-loss products.

What Is It Supposed To Do?

Chromium is supposed to help maintain the way the human body uses insulin.

Raspberry Ketones

Raspberry ketones are a chemical derived from red raspberries. This is a popular supplement after Dr. Oz proclaimed it was the best for weight-loss.

What Is It Supposed To Do?

Though there are many claims that raspberry ketones can help aid in weight-loss, there is no evidence or proven way this could be possible.

Garcinia Cambogia Extract

Garcinia cambogia is a tropical fruit that is widely known as a weight-loss supplement. [2]

What Is It Supposed To Do?

Hydrocitric acid is the main ingredient in garcinia cambogia. In some studies, this chemical has helped kindle fat burning and curb appetite, but conclusion results have not been established.

Acai Fruit

Acai is a dark fruit found in South America. It is rich in antioxidants and can be healthy for the diet.

What Is It Supposed To Do?

Acai berry has no known health benefits that prove to be more substantial than other fruits. However, it has more antioxidants than other berries in the family.

The ingredients in a formula are everything. We look high and low and under every rock for the best of the best. One we’ve found this year is Dietspotlight Burn. It works with clinically tested ingredients shown to help boost metabolism so you lose more weight.

We’ve all struggled to find the right diet product. This time around we will dial into all facts about It Works ingredients. We’ll concentrate on the formula and scientific research. We’ll analyze hundreds of customer comments. Then, we’ll summarize the info to give you the bottom line.

What You Need to Know

First off, It Works is a line of products containing water, glucose, caprylic triglyceride, glycerin, alcohol, stearic acid, stearyl alcohol, ceteareth 12, horse chestnut seed extract, urea, hydrocotyl leaf, green tea leaf, bladderwrack, ivy leaf, horsetail leaf, caffeine and protein, among others. The recommended serving or use depends on the supplement, but the items supposedly support weight-loss. One of the benefits is ease of use.

The brand, introduced as weight-loss products in 2001, contains some natural ingredients, a positive. You will need to join the website in order to purchase or you can buy products from a distributor. We like that we located some positive customer comments and the length of time the company has been in business, but read on…

Side Effects – “Causing Sickness?”

The first negative relating to It Works ingredients was side effects. “There are quite a few products available from this company,” said our Research Editor. “A business this size should only offer safe and effective options.”

“Terrible product. Made me so sick. A total waste of money. Caused me so much stomach pain and diarrhea. DO NOT BUY!,” commented a customer.

“Started this product one and a half weeks ago. I have had pretty moderate stomach cramps with bouts of diarrhea for the past 6 days. My stomach is bloated and I haven’t lost any weight,” said a user.

Ineffective – “No Results”

Dieters in forums stated It Works ingredients are ineffective. “NOT one of us saw any “tighten, toning, or firming results,” reported a dieter.

“I decided to stop selling because I didn’t see long term results and felt awful about lying to people,” said customer.

“My husband and I purchased this along with the other It Works products. Two weeks in and neither of us has had any results. We both workout as well,” commented a consumer.

Our research and experience shows that something small, like ineffective ingredients, could reduce the chances of long-term success. If It Works doesn’t work, why bother buying it?

Where’s the Science?

There’s a wealth of information relating to the benefits of the supplements, but the company doesn’t provide published clinical research linking ingredients to weight-loss. There may be some proof to be had for some ingredients, but nothing about the formulas sets this company apart from the competition. At DietSpotlight, finding studies to support the claims is imperative. If there’s no science, we turn our backs.

The Bottom Line – Do It Works Ingredients Work?

So, what did we find out about It Works ingredients? We like that we found some favorable customer comments and that the company has a strong foothold in the industry, but we have reservations because of the lack of scientific research linking the formulas to weight-loss. Plus, we’re concerned about the ineffectiveness and reported side effects.

If you’d like to lose extra pounds, we recommend a supplement with ingredients supported by published clinical research with no known negative side effects

Among the best products we’ve seen this year is one called Dietspotlight Burn. It contains a formula consisting of a four-ingredient proprietary blend, which has been shown in studies to help promote fat loss and enhance metabolism. Dieters commenting on the web are seeing excellent results and there’s no one talking about harmful side effects.

The company behind Dietspotlight Burn, in a good sign of confidence in the supplement, is providing a Special Trial Offer, nice touch.

It Works! Side Effects:

While we lean on weight-loss supplements as a natural addition to our daily routine, it is crucial to note that natural doesn’t always mean you’ll face no negative issues. With any sort of natural supplement you could find yourself experiencing a side effect. While It Works (and it works cleanse) side effects are rare, there is still the potential for the unforeseen.

Bloating

Bloating is an uncomfortable, gassy sensation in the stomach and abdominal areas. It may cause the stomach to be irritated or visibly swollen.

What causes bloating?

A number of factors can cause bloating, including thyroid dysfunction, hormonal imbalances, allergies, or digestive issues. Certain sweeteners, dairy products, and other foods may have an effect as well, including beans and lentils containing indigestible sugars called oligosaccharides. [1]

Flu-Like Symptoms

Flu-like symptoms are usually a combined group of symptoms which cause swelling and irritation of the body. Most common of these are sore throat, runny nose, body aches and pains, fatigue, dry coughing, fever and chills. Children can experience vomiting or diarrhea, although this is much less common in adults.

What causes flu-like symptoms?

The potential causes of flu-like symptoms are too long to list, but among the most common are, food poisoning or a viral infection (influenza). In most common cases, flu-like symptoms are triggered by cytokines released by the immune system activation.

Jitters (Shakes)

A jitter or “the shakes” cannot be confused with tremors, which could potentially be a much more serious condition. The jitters refer to an uneasy feeling in the body, commonly the arms and legs, and the inability to sit still.

What causes the jitters?

The jitters can be brought on by excessive amounts of caffeine, or low blood sugar levels, but could also be psychological in nature; being linked to anxiety or fear of speaking in public.

Increased Urination

Increased urination is a feeling of needing to urinate more frequently than you would normally. This can be brought on suddenly, in some cases, losing total bladder control. Increased urination can be a symptom of an underlying medical condition or a result of increased hydration or diuretic use. [2]

What causes increased urination?

A urinary tract infection (UTI) is a common cause of increased urination. This is when harmful bacteria are introduced into the bladder through the urethra. Muscle conditions, specific medications and fluids, and injury can also be a cause of increased urination.

It Works side effects are rare, but it’s always a good idea to do the necessary research it takes to avoid any possible symptoms you may have. Some people have experienced increased urination, jitters, flu-like symptoms and more, so before you begin using a supplement it’s always a good idea to contact a physician. If you are under 18, have a pre-existing medical condition, already prescribed medicine, pregnant or nursing, you should check with your doctor before consuming any supplements.

 

 

It Works is “that crazy wrap thing” that’s available via local resellers. It’s supposed to help lean about the abdominal section. Side effects are not a common occurrence, but we found a few people talking about some reactions here and there.

 

“I am experiencing stomach sensitivity 3 days after a wrap. It feels like I did 8000 sit ups.”    Lisa

 

“Yesterday was my first day of taking the It works thermo pill and I got nausea from it. I did take it along with my meal and drunk a lot of water.”    Patty

 

“My problem is my face is broke out. Today most of face and neck I do not know why or what the reason.”    Diane

 

“I used them for 1 week and was getting severely ill every night. To the point of sleeping in my bathroom because I was afraid I wouldn’t make it in time.”    Veronica

 

“Last night I put the wrap on for only two hours and today I am suffering from an extremely upset stomach.”    Cassidy

 

“I tried the It Work wrap last Saturday. And I am now experiencing itchiness all over my stomach.”    Nanii

 

“It’s not all they talk and say it will do. My skin is very sensitive to this, itches very bad and turns red.”   Valine

 

“It did not make me want to urinate. I was still bloated the next day. I retained liquid.”    Melissa

 

“I am having extreme difficulty urinating and very strange sensations on my lower body from the waist down. It’s only just occurred to me that the only thing ive done differently is the wrap 3 weeks ago.”    Stacey

 

“I used the wrap one evening for two hours and immediately after removing the wrap I had severe shoulder to chest pain and shortness of breath.”    Paula

 

“I started using the wraps off 6 days ago I did the first one for the 45 minutes. I had no problem as well I did the second wrap started last night and also that might work today and I was having major chest pains I thought I was having a heart attack I was having stabbing pains and couldn’t turn my neck I couldn’t breathe.”    Debra

There’s no reason to stick with a program or supplement that leaves you feeling worse than when you started. Our recommendation is to find products like Dietspotlight Burn with reviews that show there’s nothing harmful or harsh to worry about.

It Works! Scientific Abstracts:

Horse Chestnut Seed Extract

Random control trials compared oral horse chestnut seed extract (HCSE) mono-preparations with placebo in participants with chronic venous insufficiency (CVI). There seemed to be an improvement regarding CVI related symptoms and signs with the horse chestnut seed extract compared to placebo. Leg pain was reported to be significantly reduced with six participants. In one trial suggested mean difference of .4 mm (95% (confidence interval) 34.9 – 49.9). Six trials had suggested a weighted mean difference of 32.1ml (95% CI 13.49 to 50.72) for horse chestnut seed extract. [1]

Green Tea Leaf Extract

Compared with placebo, the treatments using green tea extract had shown results of increased 24-h EE (4%; P < 0.01) with a substantial decrease in 24-h RQ (from 0.88 to 0.85; P < 0.001)with no changes in urinary nitrogen. There were reported increases with 24 hour urinary norepinephrine excretion in the green tea extract as opposed to the placebo (40%, P < 0.05). In conclusion, it was found that green tea leaf extract has thermogenic traits which promote fat oxidation and GTLE may factor in the control of body composition through sympathetic activation of fat oxidation, thermogenesis, or both. [2]

Centella Asiatica Leaf Extract

Twenty-eight participants over the age of sixty-one received CA (centella asiatica leaf extract – 250, 500, or 750 mg daily) or placebo. The goal was to determine the effect of CA mood and cognitive function. The greatest improvements were found in the participants who received 750 mg dose of CA extract. There was vast improvement observed in depression and other conditions related to age, such as loss of appetite, insomnia, peripheral neuritis, Hypertension, and constipation. [3]

Butcher’s Broom

There were vast differences in those treated with ruscus (butcher’s broom) and placebo for the AUB0-12 (-827 ml x day), for change of LV (leg volume) after 8 and 12 treatment weeks (-16.5 ml and -20.5 ml), for difference in leg and ankle circumference after 8 and 12 treatment weeks, as well as changes in subjective symptoms, sensation of tension and tired and heavy legs (week 12). Overall, the assessment of efficacy was substantially greater for the ruscus extract than the placebo. After the study duration of three months had concluded, it was found that ruscus extract, in the recommended dosage, is safe and is very effective in the treatment of chronic venous insufficiency. [4]

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It Works!

Q:
What are the side effects of It Works!?
A:

It Works, based on comments from some users, It Works! side effects may include jitters, shakes, nausea and increased urination.

Q:
What is in It Works!?
A:

It Works! ingredients are green tea extract, vitamin B12, capsicum fruit, chromium, raspberry ketones, guarana seed,  acai fruit, bitter melon fruit, dandelion root and gymnema leaf.

Q:
How do I know if It Works! is right for me?
A:

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Click here to get your sample of our powerful fat burner today.

Q:
What is the active ingredient in It Works!?
A:

The active ingredient in It Works! is green tea.

Q:
Does It Works work?
A:

There are users on both sides of this question. Based on research, none of which we could find completed on any complete It Works! formula, there are some good ingredients. However, when it comes to being effective you have to include enough. Green tea, for instance, needs to be included in the right amounts, around 300 mg based on some studies.  The proprietary blend with It Works! Ultimate Thermofit is only 605 mg. We’re not sure that’s enough.

Q:
Do Body Wraps work and what are the It Works weight loss reviews?
A:

The question, do body wraps work, is loaded. If you’re talking about lasting weight-loss, no there is no proof body wraps work in this area, according to It Works Wrap reviews.

Q:
How much does a bottle of It Works! cost?
A:

It Works! offers several products and the prices vary between each. You can purchase a 30-day supply of Ultimate Thermofit for $65. The Advanced Formula Fat Fighter retails for $39. If you are a Loyal Customer, you can expect to pay less.

Q:
How do you use It Works!?
A:

You take It Works! based on the product. Ultimate Thermofit is taken as one tablet up to three times a day with your meals. The wraps, on the other hand, should sit for about 45 minutes before being removed.

Q:
What do users like, based on it works reviews, it works company reviews, and it works greens reviews?
A:

Some users like the fact that the company’s been around for quite a few years, the wraps tend to be easy to use, after a short learning process and that the greens contain many vitamins.

Q:
Does it works greens really work and what are the benefits of it works greens?
A:

All users experience different results, but combining supplements with a healthy lifestyle can produce positive results. The benefits are that it contains vitamins, minerals, and nutrients.

Q:
Did you find any It Works Body Wraps complaints?
A:

It Works Body Wraps complaints are all over the web, but so are testimonials from people who saw positive It Works results.

Q:
Do I have to join as a distributor to purchase It Works! wraps?
A:

No, you are not required to join as a distributor to purchase. You can either pay full retail price, commit to three months worth of auto ship or pay a one-time fee for Loyal Customer pricing.

Q:
Do I have to commit to auto ship with It Works! wraps?
A:

No, you can pay the full price or pay to be a Loyal Customer without accepting auto-shipments.

Q:
How do I become a distributor of It Works!?
A:

Find a distributor in your area. Pay the $99 fee for the business builder kit, which includes access to a tracking center and training tools. You also receive a wrap, sample defining gel, ultimate body applicators, a bracelet, business tools and a free website. These details may be changed by It Works! at any time.

Q:
Who makes It Works! wraps?
A:

It Works! is made by It Works! headquarters.

Whether you’re trying to lose 10 pounds or 100 pounds, we always suggest dieters try something that offers long-term, lasting results. We like supplements like Dietspotlight Burn.

It Works! Reviews

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  Is it safe for diabetic
denise

Is the body wrap safe to use if you are a diabetic?

NICOLE GARDNER

Yes it is safe. I have medical issues and I can honestly say i don’t have any negative effects. I know people who are diabetic who use it and they love the product.

Victoria (Editor)

Hello Denise. The wrap itself is nothing more than a wrap, a piece of non-woven cloth made with natural and plant-based ingredients. At first glance, we don’t see anything that would cause a problem with diabetes, but only your doctor can tell you for certain. Please make sure you see him before using the Body Wrap.

Leslie

Are there certain medications that will interact with these products? I take tegretol for neuropothy.

Victoria (Editor)

Hey Leslie. Supplements aren’t generally tested for interactions with medications. Some interactions have been discovered over the years, but the ingredient list for Isagenix Defining Gel is long, so you may want to print it off or take a picture and ask your pharmacist or prescribing doctor.

  Cons of wraps
Betsy

I haven’t tried wraps yet, am worried about being allergic to them, I am allergic to bare minerals makeup and shellfish..what are the con’s of the wraps?

Rachael

I just joined as a rep and tried the wrap yesterday for the first time. I got a chemical burn from it. I had it on for 45 minutes and followed the instructions. I also got real sick feeling and had diarrhea it was horrible. Now this morning I still have a little sick feeling, dizzy and now my jaw hurts. I hope this helps.

Victoria (Editor)

The wrap is made up of polypropylene / polyethylene. We have read some experiences with allergic reactions with polypropylene mesh, but not directly with It Works wraps. Please make sure you see your doctor before trying this product since the adhesive might give you some adverse reactions as well.

If the ingredients become an issue, you might want to look for an alternative weight-loss product that comes in capsule form, like Dietspotlight Burn.

  How long to do it?
Carol (Verified User)

Question: once you do the wrap, do you have to keep doing it for the rest of your life to keep the skin tight?

Christina Pool

Carol,
One wrap may get you results, it did with me! But most people need to do at least a full treatment which is 4 wraps. It helps you get rid of toxins and you must stay hydrated in order to flush them out! It’s like getting a deep tissue massage, you have to drink water to get the loosened toxins out. Then don’t put toxins back it! Eat clean and stay hydrated and exercise!! To keep the skin tight you should use the Defining Gel between wraps and it’s actually good for a multitude of purposes. I currently use the products and hope this helps!

Stephanie

The results from the wraps can last 4-6 months or longer if combined with a healthy lifestyle.

Victoria (Editor)

Hello Carol. The results from It Works wraps is temporary. Long-lasting changes to diet and exercise are needed for life-long results.

  Need more information about wraps and results
AngelaB (Verified User)

How often do you do the wraps? and do you need to work out to get results? can you just do the wraps or do you need to take the pills too to make it really work.

Maribel (Editor)

Hi Angela. The wraps are meant to be used for about 45 minutes, every 72 hours. Whereas, the pills should be taken up to three times a day, with your meals. Working out, eating healthy, and drinking plenty of water always helps, no matter what product you are using. Hope this answered your questions.

Amanda

Angela, they recommend that you wrap every 72 hours or atleast once per week until you get the results you want and then maintenance with 1 per month. It is not necessary to work out to see results, but you will have better results if you do… the same thing with their other products. They recommend using the wrap in conjunction with their other products for best results, but also not necessary 🙂 Hope this helps!

  Has anyone tried the defining Gel, if so does it work?
Vane

Has anyone tried the defining Gel, if so does it work? Also, when wrapping your tummy can you also wrap your arms same day?

Maribel (Editor)

Hi Vane. We’re not sure it can provide long-lasting results, we have found mixed reviews. According to our research, we found that the wrap can be applied to whichever area of your body you most want to target. Only one wrap can be used at a time, so, you can start with your tummy and in 72 hours you can wrap your arms.

Destiny Paris

You can use an many wraps as you like in one day ALTHOUGH we suggest to only use the one minimum 3 days in between (you may cut the wrap and use anywhere from the neck down). Reason being, the ingredients stay working in your system for those 3 days & if you are to wrap else where it will reduce the effect per area.

Mina

You can only use one wrap at a time. You can cut it up and use on different body parts but only one can be used at a time.

Missy Moon

I love the Defining Gel! Using them in between wraps has tightened my skin, made my cellulite considerably better, and reduced the appearance of my spider veins. I use it on the tops of my hands and they look much younger…and it brightens tattoos.

Krista

Yes ..helped my stretch marks

Annabelle Laferriere (Verified User)

People need to understand that the wraps are not a weight loss products.. They are to tone and firm your skin in the areas which you’ve lost weight in. If your goal is to loose weight you can do so with a combination of diet, exercise, by using the fat fighter or thermo fit products

Victoria (Editor)

Hi Anabelle. You’re right. Most wraps claim to help with the tightening of skin and tone parts of the body. If users are looking for something to help with weight, they might want to search for alternative products that help burn fat and increase metabolism. A product we’ve noticed that a lot of users have been talking about is Dietspotlight Burn.

  Question about drink count
Celesta Johnson (Verified User)

Can coffee and ice tea count towards the water you are to drink?
I’m getting ready to start the wrap Sat(8/8). Cannot give a review at this time, but will be able ext week

Christina Pool

NO!!! You must drink WATER not just liquids. Most drinks with caffeine can also dehydrate you further. Hope this helps.

Maribel (Editor)

Hi Celeste. Coffee and Iced tea cannot replace water, they usually contain caffeine, so they are diuretics – that is, they cause the body to lose water and so dehydrate. In order to keep hydrated and achieve best results, please make sure you drink at least eight 8-ounce glasses of water each day. Good luck!

Anonymous

No cokes or tea or coffee. Stay away from high sodium foods. Drink at least half your body weight in Ounces. Amazing products

Shae

You need to drink water not coffee or tea as they will essentially dehydrate you! I hope you love the wrap! Feel free to email me if you have any questions!

Kylie

Water is the best and only thing to drink while you are wrapping 🙂 Remember to drink half of your body weight. My results were amazing with just my first wrap!

  How to use it?
Michelle (Verified User)

I have a question regarding the Greens. At the demonstrations 2 scoops are typically put in a 16 oz orange juice bottle. The directions on the container say to put the 2 scoops in 8 oz of water or juice. The question is does it make a difference how many ounces I use? I’m not liking the taste with the 8 ounces.

Christina Pool

Michelle, it is at your discretion how you want to use it, you will get the full effects regardless of 8 ounces or 12. I hope this answers your question.

Anonymous

If you buy the empty gel caps at health food store 2000 for $7 and put the greens powder in the caps you can swallow like a pull and avoid the nasty taste! Just an idea:)

Anonymous

Try the berry flavor…it is fabulous!!

Kim

It doesn’t matter how much liquid you put the greens in as long as you consume the 2 whole scoops worth. I don’t care for the taste either, so I add more liquid to dilute the taste and I still get the benefits 😉

brandi

The New BERRY Greens are absolutely AMAZING in flavor so much better then the Orange. Both Greens are awesome in a protein or smoothie 🙂

Jessica

is it okay to drink it at night?

Victoria (Editor)

Hello Jessica, it is recommended to drink in the day time, since you may experience an energy boost.

  Is there age requirements?
Anonymous

Would this product be safe for minors/teens?

Anonymous

They are intended for 18 and older but with parent permission, minors are allowed to use the products.

Victoria (Editor)

It Works clearly states that all products are only suggested for people 18 or older.

We'll see!
September (Verified User)

Just started the greens. Will let you know how it goes

Maribel (Editor)

Wish you luck, please let us know how it went!

  Just started it.
Evan (Verified User)

I am about to get my first wrap in about half an hour. I will be sure to come back and let you know if it works.

Anonymous

did it work

Jerri

I lost 3 3/4″ on my first wrap! I started taking Greens, New you, and thermofit a week ago. So far I lost 9lbs and 6 9/16 of an inch! I tried the greens because I was suffering from migranes. Doctors prescribed pain meds, didn’t help the headach. An hour after taking my first dose my headach was gone. I went from having them 6 out of 7 days. In the last week not one!!!!!

Arica Hills

thank you for sharing! great post

Anonymous

after 6 months its $50 and 12 months its $150.

Vicki Kiper Smith

The price does not go up. After the 4th month you will receive free shipping and earn perk points for free products.

  Loved the product.
Britt ID (Verified User)

It seems to be different for everyone! In my experience, the larger people typically lost more in terms of inches than the smaller. I actually warned a few of my friends who were smaller that they shouldn’t expect much inch lose but more toning/tightening. After 3 months, all of the girls I had (6 of them) who had a goal of about 30-45 pounds had lost at least 20 pounds. I believe 2 or 3 were over 30 pounds. They were all using the Wraps, defining gel, & fight fighters(not all used daily.) Some were using various other products like the Greens b/c they worked with their healthy diet. None of them ate terribly & never exercised.. but for exercise- some exercised daily, some barely at all, some hit the gym, some just walked at night. For Meals- most ate relatively healthy, only 1 maybe 2 of them you could call a health freak. Those 2 only took the fat fighters if/when they went out to eat or had what they considered to be a “unhealthy meal,” which is actually how a lot of people use take the fat fighters

For the thinner people it kind of depends on their make-up. I’ll be honest & say I am ridiculously thin- BUT when I am pregnant not so much. I gained 65 pounds & had the extra skin/stretchmarks to prove it! I personally have only used 2 wraps after learning it could help me out 2 & was hydrating rather than dehydrating (water wrap.) I have seen a great improvement so far! I figured i’d better try it out, b/c if there is something out there that can get rid of stretchmarks this bad- it would be a miracle!

Let me know how it works out for you guys! Good/bad I’d like to know & hear what people who actually have it a fair shot wind up thinking 🙂

  LOVE THISREVIEW
Anonymous

Love this review! My thoughts too!

  It Works
Anonymous

i did some research and found that some products like thermofit can negatively affect your thyroid

Amber

Thermofit should not be used if you have high blood pressure.

  Losing with water
elizabeth johnson (Verified User)

I signed up as a Loyal Customer after researching all the ingredients. I had a great experience with the applciators personally and my husband hates MLMs and home business stuff, even when I did Mary Kay, but with al the research I found and my results and my physical at doctors he wanted to sell them so now he is a Distributor. I canceled my Loyal Customer account after 4 months and it was really easy for me to cancel. The customer service was trying to get me to stay an LC, but I was firm and said no. Y should I when my hubby will sell them and I can purchase from him. I help my husband sell now. and YES its VERY IMPORTANT to inform everyone about ordering, whether RETAIL, or LOYAL CUSTOMER “agreement” and rewards, and fees and such. Autoship is also important to tell people because they wont know they will be charged automatically. I made my facebook have album pictures and notes that explain EVERYTHING about ordering and the science behind and such. Anyone can also contact the PRODUCT COACH on the corporate website as well. If you have any questions ask customer service or I am available as well look on facebook for “Losing With Water” where u lose toxins and use up the broken down fats when using our ultimate body applicators and DRINKING WATER. I will be open and honest with all of u.

Brenda

I just started using these body wraps I am on my 2nd one I feel bloated and I am 130 pounds I drink water all day and I eat healthy and workout 5 times a week.I wanted to try the wraps because I have had 2 kids and I wanted to see if I could lose inchs in my abs and tighten the skin.I don’t like this bloated feeling.

lisa

How do you cancel your loyalty account , i dont want to use it any more, I cant see anywhere that tell you how to cancel . I am in queensland , Australia. Can you please help

  I believe in it works
Siih Black (Verified User)

I believe in it works! but I was raised on natural supplements and herbs. You can’t expect the wraps alone to work that’s silly, if you aren’t working on a lifestyle change that means diet and exercise. Thermofit and fight fighters are great when you have a lot of weight to get off and paired with the greens you will feel better than ever and get the weight off. The wraps and defining gel work best when you don’t eat lots of sugar and drink soda like water. I drink mostly water, so when I wrap I don’t have to increase my intake that much and I get great results. You have to help your body detox by not bogging it down with crap. I also saw someone say the greens tasted bad, you don’t know what bad tastes like try growing up drinking just plain herbs no sugar or anything, talk about bitter and earthy! Mix the greens with a little juice it
IfItaste great and I had no problem mixing. The thing about natural stuff is it might take awhile to build up in your system and for you to see and feel results but be patient keep up your regime and work for a better life, it works can help you get there easy. I used to go to the herb store and buy all these things individually and it’s expensive! With the formulas from it works it’s way easier and cheaper. Email me if you want someone that knows their stuff

  It Works!
Anonymous (Verified User)

Along with eating clean and excersice, of course, I actually like the products that I’ve tried from ItWorks. I do BeachBody, and I loved Shakeology, but I can’t have flax seed, so I started looking for something else. Still haven’t found anything to replace it.
My experience :
Customer service – website/ordering is very easy, I like the initial 3 month autoship setup. I forgot to change my product and help onto ot too long so wasn’t eligible to return. I just traded with a coworker for a product she didn’t like and I did.
Greens- orange is yucky. Berry-i love. Has to be shaken a lot, can get gritty but doesn’t bother me and makes me feel good, cuts my sugar craving down, keeps me regular. Has magnesium & potassium and a bunch of good stuff.
Fat fighters-carb inhibitor – I only used these on a cheat day, like saturday morning big breakfast, no food coma feeling, doesn’t make you have to run to the bathroom or anything.
The wrap- i didn’t measure myself. I wasn’t expecting anything, and it’s hard to see a small change but I tried one anyway. I did it in the evening. The next morning I got up to go to the bathroom and thought something was different…my brlly wasn’t in my lap! Lol! It wasn’t a big difference but I noticed that! Of course it is temporary. I feel that working out is of course the best way. If you have an event or want to look extra toned, then why not use it. Or people that are losing weight and have sagging skin, tighten it up for a confidence boost? Encouragement to keep at it?
My coworker does a lot of the other products, she’s very skeptical but she’s had positive results with everything she’s tried.
My other coworker did yhe hair/skin/nails and her complexion looks amazing. Hair too. I did hear that it will make some hair fall out at first but there’s new growth. (?) All in know is her hair looks great too.
Overall I’m happy with it. It’s non-commital in my opinion, so if you’re curious try it. I heard you have to be carefull on amazon, people sell old stuff on there. Find an actual distributer. Yes, they do flash sales from time time, if you have a good dist. they will let you know about it.

whitney price

this product isnt for losing weight thats why people think it doesnt work. the wrap is to tone tighten and firm your skin not to lose weight. people lose inches because their skin is being tightened, not intended to lose weight!

martha-ann wilinksi

I have been using this product and very pleased with it. I was having a terrible time with my stomach and this product has quieted down my stomach and has given me more energy. love it.

Alex

Had health issues after applying the second wrap ..diahorrea, stomach cramps, chest pain, difficulties to breath…not everybody will experience these side effects but I will never wear a wrap again!!!

Lori

How long did your symptoms last? And did you do anything to make it feel better

Rachael

i Had this after my first time use. along with dizziness and nausea and now my jaw hurts. I used it for my chin.

Rene

This was extremely helpful…I got the fat fighters and was worried bout taking them – thank you!! 🙂

Jessica

The it works wraps have never worked for me and the cleanse made me gag every time I drank one. Not only did the cleanse not work but it tasted horrible! Never have I drank something so foul in my life. This stuff does not work! Not to mention that the price is outrageous. I’ve tried several products and the only one I had any luck with was the HSN (hair skin and nails). I will admit that I really like those hair vitamins but other than that their products are no good

Anna

This program really works, I have lost over 80 pounds with the nutritional supplements, weight lost system, healthy eating, and exercise. The problem is that most people want to see weight lost and lean muscle gain but don’t do anything about it. If people were to take the time to actually read, and follow most of the negative review would be positive due to the fact that you can not go stuff your face, seat on the couch to watch tv, and expect the pounds to drop-Until you have given your best to anything you want in life you wont get any results. That’s the bottom line……..

Heidi

Congratulations on your wright loss and kudos to you for your determination to achieve your goals!
Which supplements do you take?
What is your exercise regimen? (How many days do you work out and what does it consist of)?
Any advise would greatly be appreciated! 🙂

  Loved the product.
Anonymous (Verified User)

I did the wrap once and I did get the bloat but the next morning when I removed it the bloat was gone. I was at a party and did the wrap (I’m the kind of girl who has to see it to believe it). after 45 minutes with the wrap on she removed it to take another pic and i was bloated. she put the wrap back on and told me to sleep in it over night. when i woke up the next morning the bloat was gone and i could def see a difference. i made my husband get up to take my pic so i would have a before and after shot so people would believe me. it may not be for everyone but it worked for me.

Linny

Do you still have the before and after pic? That is awesome. I’ve been hearing so many mixed reviews but is love to see your pics of the results! If you care to share reply back. – Linny

  Loved the product.
Sheila Littlefield (Verified User)

I have started using the It Works Wraps since March as I have been working on losing weight. I am on my second box for my abdomen, neck and arms. I can tell you not only do I see a difference in the skin tightness, but others do also. My abdomen was getting saggy from losing weight and I have had 2 children, and I’m in my 40’s. I saw a minor difference that day, but the next day was when I could see a huge difference. No so much in inches, but not sagging. My neck has always had that “turkey neck” when I lose weight, but it is definitely decreased. No, I’m not a distributor, I am a nurse who hates to exercise. LOL, will they make you skinny without exercise and diet control, no, but if you want your skin tightened, I highly recommend trying them.

marge

the hair and nails definitely works. makes your hair and nails grow.

Karen

If you reread what she wrote you will see that she said that she did not expect it to change her life but expected SOMETHING. This implies that she did not see ANY improvement at all which is not good after a month of use. For the record, I did the “triple threat” for 6 months, religiously following protocol, in addition to healthy eating habits and an active lifestyle, with zero results. So I completely understand her frustration.

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