Updated: 04/18/2017 - Site operated by Leptigen
By Summer Banks Apr 06, 2017

When we heard the phrase, “Have you tried that crazy wrap thing?,” we knew we wanted to dive deeper into the It Works phenomenon. We checked out the ingredients, side effects, and clinical support. Hundreds of user experiences were also part of the deal. We took this information, narrowed and condensed to give you what you need.

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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. “This product may work in a bind to slim out the body where the wrap is placed, but the effects are not long-term and some experts even say they’re only good for moisturizing skin [1],” says our Research Editor. “The amount you are paying is high when you could actually be thinner with other products.”

“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.”

Negative Customer Reviews – “It Matters!”

We found tons of negative reviews for It Works products 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 It Works 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 It Works products are as ineffective as customers claim, that could be a serious issue.

Is There Science?

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] We look for proven results at DietSpotlight. If science does not exist, we raise the red flag.

Also: read our Leptigen Weight-Loss Kit review »

The Bottom Line – Does It Works 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 about giving our seal of approval because it costs too much and customers are not happy with the effect. We’re also concerned about the lack of guarantee or BBB rating.

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 our product called Leptigen. It offers four ingredients in the formula. All clinically-tested with results often found in publications such as The American Journal of Clinical Nutrition.

Also, we’re so confident that you’ll love our supplement we’re offering a Special Trial Offer, which is a good 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.

It Works 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.



  • 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! Questions & Answers:

We boiled down hundreds of user comments about It Works! into this helpful FAQ.

What are the side effects of It Works!?

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

What is in It Works!?

It Works! ingredients are green tea extract, vitamin B12, capsicum fruit, chromium, raspberry ketones, guarana seed, [1] acai fruit, bitter melon fruit, dandelion root and gymnema leaf.

What is the active ingredient in It Works!?

The active ingredient in It Works! is green tea.

Does It Works! Work?

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. [2] The proprietary blend with It Works! Ultimate Thermofit is only 605 mg. We’re not sure that’s enough.

How much does a bottle of It Works! cost?

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.

How do you take It Works!?

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.

Can I take It Works! if I have a health condition?

In some cases yes and in other cases no. If you have a medical condition of any kind, you’re taking prescription medications, are under the age of 18 or are pregnant or nursing, talk with your doctor before starting It Works! or any other weight-loss product.

What do users like about It Works!?

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

What do users NOT like about It Works!?

One of the most common complaints about It Works! is that it doesn’t work. Some are also disappointed that the lowest prices go to those who pay a one-time fee to be a Loyal Customer.

What’s wrong with the It Works! sign in?

If you are having trouble signing in, contact It Works! customer service.

Do I have to join as a distributor to purchase It Works!?

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.

Do I have to commit to auto ship with It Works!?

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

How do I become a distributor of It Works! ?

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.

Who makes It Works!?

It Works! is made by It Works! headquarters.

How can I find the It Works Canada website?

Visit the official website and choose Canada from the drop down menu that pops up.

How do I contact It Works customer service?

It Works! customer service is available by phone at 1-800-537-2395 or 1-952-540-5699. Hours are from 6:30 am to 8 pm Monday to Friday and 8:30 am to 5 pm Saturday and Sunday. All hours are Central Standard Time. You can also visit the official website.

Can I contact It Works! through social media?

Yes, you can contact It Works! through Facebook and Twitter.

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 Leptigen.

It Works! User Tips:

Top 7 User Tips


Tons of customers have tried out It Works wraps and, thanks to being on the market for years, there are plenty of reviews that offer advice on how to make the product work best.


“These wraps are hard to put on, and the directions are not very clear in how to do it. I suppose the next time I should to go an actual person selling these for help or wrap with someone else before hand to learn how to do it correctly.”    Danielle


“Please do not forget to drink water or else this wrap will not be fully effective. I learned the hard way!”    Shauna


“You have to work constantly and eat right to see results.”    Leshora


“I would recommend to wear some type of cincher or tight compression because I honestly think that helps considering I didn’t see the difference when I tried it on the back of my thighs with no compression.”    Nichelle


“In order for these wraps to work you have to eat healthy, work out, drink plenty of water and cut out any junk food from your diet.”    Raven


“You need to follow the wrap instructions, DRINK LOTS OF WATER, and give it time. It might not work after the first wrap for some of us it takes two or three! Make sure you have a fitness plan so you dont go back to the same old blah and you keep yourself fit.”    Isabel


“Drink plenty water.”    Shameka


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]

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 side effects are rare, there is still the potential for the unforeseen.


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 Leptigen with reviews that show there’s nothing harmful or harsh to worry about.

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 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 Leptigen. 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 in 2016 is one called Leptigen. 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 Leptigen, in a good sign of confidence in the supplement, is providing a Special Trial Offer, nice touch.

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Kourtney S

BEWARE of ItWorks! This product may work well for some. But for me, it was an awful experience all the way around. I got this product to help my hair grow. After taking it a little over a week I ha to stop. The pills made my skin (face, neck and back) breakout like CRAZY! It been almost 2 weeks since I stopped taking it and my skin is still recovering! On top of that, it gave me the worst head aches. After doing a little digging, it looks like they put a more than necessary amount in there pills that cause a biotin overdose (which causes acne and headaches). On top of all that, you can’t just cancel your subscription! They fine you $50 to “stop early”. I had to get a doctors note to have this fee waved. Ridiculous after such an awful experience.

Disclaimer: I recognize that this may not be everyones experience with the product and would not have written this review, if that company had tried (even a little) to help me out. I wasn’t even looking for a refund for what i already had! Just wanted to cancel with not fee.

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.


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!!!


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

Arica Hills

thank you for sharing! great post


I love It Works products! But every persons body is different! I havnt found anything I don’t like! I had amazing results with the wrap! And that was just one wrap! I’ve read some of these reviews and I am shocked! I love it! Maybe some of you should get with the people that signed you up. My distributor lady was wonderful friendly and kind. She told me exactly what I was signing up for! I’ve had such good results that I just signed up to be a distributor too just so my family and friends can try it out! I’m so sorry some of you had bad experiences.. I wish there was something I could do.


I have to say that I just use the skincare
I love them all
Have automatic shipments coming too, every month
Which is awesome.
Thinking of signing up too
My upline lady is awesome
She also said that she would place people under me too


Not a distributor but yes, a loyal customer. Ive been using hair skin nail vitamins for a year and a half. I started with a pixie cut and my hair is now to my collar bone WITH hypothyroidism. My hair naturally wants to fall out, my hairline starts thinning, and my hair doesn’t like to grow unless I’m taking these vitamins. I love them and all together I pay abt $36/mo, but I get a free bottle every few months from the perk points.

Ive tried 1 wrap and while it did seem to deflate my belly a little, I have a horrible fast food diet so I’ve saved the other 3 wraps for when I’ve lost some. Also have defining gel and same effect tho not as drastic as when I used the wrap. Again, saving my product for when ive lost some more weight and can maintain the results.

I just started using the fat fighter a week ago. I take them when I eat out a meal within an hour.sorry if tmi, but trying to be honest here lol at some point within the next 12hrs of taking them I go #2, normal but increased amt and some floats (fat floats, I always heard u could tell ure losing weight by if it floats!). Ive lost 3lbs so im going to continue them but cut fast food out of my diet.

I just used my perk points today to get the 2 day cleanse. Fingers crossed for a movement on the scale! Im really excited for a lifestyle change with the help of these products. Idk if they work for everyone, but they definitely work for me overall!


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


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……..


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! smile


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.


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

Nancy L.A.

Hi. I went to a wrap party (is what it was called). I wrapped and took a before and after pic along with measurements. I didnt really care about my measurements.. what i wanted to see was my jeans fitting better. smile Well, if i had not taken my pic i wouldnt have actually SEEN how great this product worked!!! I lost 5 1/4 inches the very first time and have wrapped maybe every other week now for the last couple months. I am not losing as much as the 1st time but i am still losing 1-3 inches and my skin is smoother, tighter and its even giving me my waist back. I also have friends who have tried it and have also had results. If you’re skeptical as i was before the wrap, try it for yourself. Thats the only way you’ll see if it works on you or not. Whats good for some may not be good for others. I believe in It Works because of my results so i have nothing bad to say. Sorry for those who have had bad experiences but everything.. diet, exercise regimen, quick fix products… they work differently for different people. Dont be so quick to judge cause we’re all different and not 1 standard body type. I say try it!!

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Thanks shill!!!


Oh my goodness!!! It really does work!!!!! Anybody that knows me, knows that I don’t spend money on this type of product, but after hearing about it for six months, I decided to give the “It Works-Hair, Skin and Nails a try. After the first two weeks, I noticed a significant difference in my skin texture. Adult blemishes started to disappear and dark spots began to fade. After a month, I started noticing growth in my damaged hair, as well as growth and strength in my nails…… So glad I took the opportunity to take advantage of this product.

Sheila Littlefield

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.

Tammy Brandon

I am a REAL person, with a REAL job and I have already done 1 box. I have been VERY satisfied with my results and the people I work with have noticed as well. I have also since started working out to continue with my new body transformation. I have had 4 kids, going through the change and quit smoking. These have all caused a bit of weight gain/loss. I have used 4 wraps and the skin has tightened. I want to try other products as well and eventually will. I am even contemplating becoming a distributor myself, on the side, because I know IT WORKS!!! If you are looking for a miracle cure that will magically take your weight off, good luck. If you are looking for something to tighten skin and help you achieve the results you desire then give it a shot. Just the opinion of a real person who has tried the product.


I started on March 7th with it works. And like most of you I was negative about the products and the company but my results, my wife’s results, and the results of several of my friends made me look foolish. In a months time I lost 11 lbs and 3 in” off my stomach. I have not worked out once and my diet has not been drastically changed but I have been trying to change it because I am becoming more and more motivated by the it works products to get healthier. I am sorry that so many of you did not see the results you wanted to, but I have seen and experience only positive results with The Greens, the Fat Fighters (love these, the Body Applicator (which is used to tighten tone, firm, and reduce the appearance of cellulite, it does not promote weight loss), and the colon cleanse eliminated 3.5 lbs in 3 days. I believe that these products may not work for everyone but I also now for a fact that they do work for me and all the individuals that I have had try the products. I have not personally meet a singe person that has had negative side effects from the products. Until I do I will continue to use and promote the greatness of IT Works Products because they do work. I wish I could share with you my before and after pictures so you could see the results for yourself. A photo is literally worth a thousand words!!!!!!

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Same Results with Greens


I love ItWorks and have had nothing but positive results so far with everything I have tried. I do suggest that everyone look over the ingredients first, especially if you have a known sensitivity or allergy.


@ Karna. Before ingesting any type of dietary supplement, you are supposed to read ALL of the ingredients regardless of the type product. I don’t want to insult anyone but Ignorance and irresponsibility is the magic word for those who don’t invest time in researching or investigating prior to consume something knowing that it may cause an allergy reaction. In other words, if you know you are sensitive to caffeine, is your responsibility to lookout what you eat or drink. If you don’t do it then simple, you don’t care about your health.


Wow!! You have an allergy and did not do your research first? Take care of yourself! Second, how can you tell others about the products when clearly you don’t follow the directions yourself? Fat Fighters are taken AFTER eating. How would they be able to absorb anything if you take it before you eat? Third, only one wrap on your husband is not a full treatment so by giving up, he was cheated out of better results.

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I understand your concern, but your statement is skewed. There’s somebody in the world allergic to everything. Just because someone could have an allergic reaction, doesn’t mean that a product can’t be recommended to others. As adults, it is our responsibility to identify the ingredients and know to stay away from the product if it could cause a problem. As you admitted you took the product and then viewed the ingredients. So you shouldn’t blame IT Works for that. It may not have been what you wanted or could use, but it works great for others.


Who doesn’t read the ingredients before taking stuff?? + If you are distributor, know your product! If you don’t know it, you can’t blame it.


The fat fighters are to be taken 15-60 minutes AFTER you eat. No wonder you felt awful! Sorry that happened to you. I love the products and have lost almost 15 pounds and feel great. I hope you will reconsider and stay on board!

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The actual bottle says take it before you eat.

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My bottle I got says to take it 60 minutes before you eat………


No actually it says “take 2 tablets Within 60 minutes of eating the largest meal of the day”


I’m sorry you had such an allergic reaction. However, that is not It Works fault. If you’re sensitive or allergic to something, it’s your responsibility to look into the ingredients. Check and see if it’s a safe product for you. I’m highly allergic to naproxen, an anti inflammatory, that’s found in Aleve. I broke out in severe hives after taking some Aleve for a headache because I didn’t realize there was naproxen in it. That was my fault, though. I didn’t blame the makers of Aleve. There is no reason to bash this company. I’ve never tried It Works and am not associated with the company at all so I’m not defending the products or the company. I’m just saying don’t go bashing anyone because you didn’t think to check. It’s not fair to anyone.

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Well said Stormi.

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So you’re quitting because you had an allergic reaction? You knew previously about this reaction? Using common sense, you would know most weight loss items have caffeine or stimulants. You did not check a product for your known allergen before ingesting it? I’m sorry for your poor experience but that really doesn’t give reason to bash a decent product.


I have done the Cleanse and in an instant results society I found myself getting upset because no results while on my low calorie diet. I am also on the Greens as well. Three days after the Cleanse nothing, a week later low and behold I was five pounds lighter. I drink at least eight glasses of water a day as it says and have seen results. Hit me up jmlogan.itworks.com

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Love Fat Fighters, and Greens, Lip &Eye cream, WoW, Defining Gel, HSN. The products are plant based. No chemicals!!! A huge Plus for me!!

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Everything is chemicals. Water is a chemical. Come on.


Some of the products aren’t bad (cleanse, greens, etc…but unless you do a 3 months commitment you have to pay higher retail price and then wait 2 weeks just to get anything. Suggest to give new customers a month trial at the “loyal customer” cost (or maybe a few dollars above that price) and then, at the end of the trial, they can decide whether they want to commit. Weight loss products are so specific because everyone’s body is different, so what may give amazing results for some won’t work for others or will have the reverse effect and actually make you gain. It’s best to have a month or so of a discounted trial to at least see if it works for you

Robert Blakeley

I am not fat. Never have been. I buy the vitamins and minerals pills and greens. I think they are great. I notice after a few days if I run out. I like what is in them (I read the bottles) and the greens get me going in the morning. I don’t believe in any get slim fads. The products are a little spendy, but I think they are better than many available in stores.


Someone introduced me on Twitter with these products. Considering they’re using Agave as sweetener should be an alarm to people. Ditch the sugar and processed foods, eat protein, healthy fats and green veggies and you’ll get the same results. As a matter of fact, it’ll be faster and better. Pure superfoods don’t sit in a plastic jar. The jar rips the nutrients out due to the plastic. When you eat healthy, your body naturally cleanses itself. I’ve lost over 100 lbs in less than a year and a diet change is the only thing that works.


I am using the Hair skin nail supplement
I love them .
My problem is my face is broke out .
Today most of face and neck I do not know why or what the reason.
I hope its not the pills
I will stop and see if my face clears up
My Nails hair do look and feel better .
I was trying to find side effects of this No luck so far.
Any one else have this problem ?


You might have a sensitivity to Biotin. I once took plain Biotion years ago and I broke out like crazy. Then, I tried It Works! Hair, Skin and Nails, because of the other natural ingredients that accompanied the Biotin. And, while my hair was noticeably longer, (and surprisingly softer), I still broke out and, weirdly, my breasts ached! I drank the recommended water amount (Half your body weight in ounces), but I still experienced the breakouts and sensitivity.


I also broke out using HSN but it went away after the first week or two. I did some research and saw that biotin sometimes causes breakouts, but it usually goes away after consistency. Also drinking plenty of water will minimize the breakouts.


I was told that I should take a multi-vitamin with biotin products so i would not break out.

Hi Kandi. All users are different and can experience different side effects, but we have noticed that users have experienced somewhat similar side effects.

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I used HSN and broke out too, but was told that it was the pills basically ridding my skin of dirt and toxins

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I use ProActive along with their vitamens vita clear and take 20,000 mg of Biotin daily combined with Vitamin A twice a day and have had no problems with my skin. I’ve only recently started drinking more water than sweet tea as well. I know everyone is different but I have had very sensitive and acne prone skin since I was a teenager.


No but defining gel helps with acne. Sure helped mine

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Sometimes your skin goes through a purge when you start taking it, if you keep taking it, it should clear up and be better than ever!


I just started the supplements and no breakouts. I also use Rodan +Fields to help with my skin as well, and it makes a huge difference!

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Diane, that product has biotin in it. That will break some people out. Look up natural ways to combat the reaction. That way you won’t have to stop using it.

Hello Diane, some clients experience different side effects. Please consult your physician to select the right product for you.


I have fibromaylsia and RA and low vitamin D and low amenia. So if IT work doesnt work, have you found what work yet? Let me know. Thank you

Sonjia Warren

Thrive will help wIth fibromyalgia and vitamin d. I take products from both companies. My husband got me into Le-vel (about $5 day) and later I fell in love with the skin care through IW. I have endometriosis, fibromyalgia and my husband has horrible arthritis and joint issues. We’ve both had amazing success. You literally take 2 capsules, drink a shake and put on a sticker (dft) that absorbs over 100 vitamins and minerals into your system. You are getting 92% of the nutrients compared to only 20% if you take in pill form. Plus my husband won’t take 20 supplements a day. Hence the 3 easy steps. He will do. Good luck. I know the pain you face. I’m telling you for sure it is way more bearable.


I used the HSN vitamins for about 8 months and they didn’t work so I thought I’d give the cleanse and greens on the go a try since they were on sale after Christmas…. again nothing. I weighed 1 pound more after the cleanse and I was eating healthy. Not sure about the greens yet but I’m very skeptical and think it’s all much of crap. I really wanted the HSN vitamins to work. Oh well they need to change their name to ” It Doesn’t Work” 🙄


I bought the cleanse but now after reading the reviews I am a little afraid. I have high blood pressure and now thinking this would not be worth it as I see nowhere it says its safe. can someone help


I have high blood pressure too.But I think you should still take your meds, If you do use the products.I just got a few samples of Greens on the go, but haven’t tried it yet.But it did say do not drink before bed.

Hi! Please make sure to consult with your physician before starting a new weight-loss program or product.