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Releana Review - Do These HCG Drops Work?

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  • Rating: 3.4. From 21 votes.
By Summer Banks Mar 28, 2017
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In the weeks that led up to this review, I figured out whether Releana actually works. We decided to take an in-depth look at the ingredients, side effects, clinical research and the company’s customer service. We went on to read hundreds of user experiences from all over the web. Then, we summarized and condensed it all to give you the information you need.

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What is Releana?

First of all, Releana is an HCG drop supplement. It is one of many products on the market like it. It advocates the use of a very low-calorie menu, consuming no more than 500 per day. This type of caloric consumption is what causes the weight-loss. However, a healthy diet, even when trying to lose weight, is no less than 1200 for women and 1500 for men.

Releana is manufactured by Millennium Medical Spa LLC, which has a number of weight-loss solutions, but it heavily markets this product. We like the longevity of the company, as well as the detailed website with contact information, but read on…

Unhealthy Weight-Loss – “Serious Concern?”

The first issue we address with Releana ingredients is the diet plan that comes with them. This program advocates consuming anywhere from 500 to 800 calories a day. While this will certainly cause weight-loss, it could also cause the metabolism to go into starvation mode and, eventually, rebound weight gain.“We tend to shy away from products that recommend eating less than the bare minimum recommended caloric intake every day,” said our Research Editor. “There’s nothing healthy about it.”

Some dieters are aware of the unrealistic claims, “Well, Releana or not, if you’re only eating 500 calories a day, OF COURSE you’re going to loose weight…”

Another says, “It sounds like maybe the weght loss is quick but i agree with some posters that, sucha restrictive diet might not be healthy, and certainly not feasible long term.”

Possible Company Bankruptcy – “Uh Oh!”

Our initial review led us to an official website for Releana. However, when we came back to update the review, we were unable to find it again. More research suggests the company has since gone bankrupt and the product is no longer available for purchase.

Our research indicates that if there’s part of a diet program that’s hard, like such limited caloric intake, users will have a hard time maintaining use over the long term.

The Science – “Legit?”

HCG itself has been widely studied, however the research does not show it has any real effect on weight-loss. It is a hormone associated with pregnancy, so it is useful in issues of fertility, but it will not budge the scale. At DietSpotlight, it’s science that’s at the cornerstone of efficacy. In the case of Releana, there’s no reason to try it.

The Bottom Line – Does Releana Work?

So, are we gonna speed out to get it? Initially, we were excited to review Releana, as it seemed like it could be a good supplement, but because of the very low-calorie diet and the lack of science behind hCG as a weight-loss product, we are hesitant to recommend this. We’re also concerned that the business is no longer in operation.

If you’d like to shed some pounds, we suggest buying a supplement that gives you safe and effective ingredients from a company that has a history in the market.

Among the best products we’ve seen in 2016 is one called Leptigen. Made with a blend of four proven ingredients, it has been shown in clinical studies to help support metabolism and increase fat burning. Over the course of our research, we were unable to find talk about side effects. We did read tons of dieter comments about how they are seeing amazing results.

We’re excited to see the business behind Leptigen is so confident in their formula they’re giving new customers a Special Trial Offer, which is a good thing..

Previous Releana Review (Updated September 19, 2014):

What You Should Know

The weight loss product Releana is manufactured by the company Millennium Medical Spa LLC 1997. The official website for this company tells us that it is an advanced medical weight loss company. Although this company provides a number of solutions for weight loss, they market heavily their patent pending product Releana. Releana contains the hormone HCG which stands for Human Chorionic Gonadotrophin. The official website tells us that this hormone will break down abnormal fat in the body. However HGC is in fact a hormone which is produced in pregnancy and which is made by the embryo soon after conception. It is also a hormone which is used as a tumor marker as it is found in certain cancers.

Ingredients

Releana contains Human Chorionic Gonadotrophin.

Product Features

The official website for Releana is detailed, with contact information given should you wish to contact a representative of the company with any questions or concerns. There are also a number of testimonials on the official website written by those who have already used the company's weight loss services and products. There are before and after photos posted on the official website by those who have used Releana. Millennium Medical Spa LLC, in order to back up the claims which it makes for Releana relies on research carried out in the 1950s by a British Physician known as Dr. Simeons. Dr. Simeons injected a number of women with Human Chorionic Gonadophrin and found that they lost weight. However no clinical trials to date have backed up the results of the trials carried out by Dr. Simeons. This makes the claims made for Releana rather questionable.

Advantages

  • There is an official website for the company which manufactures Releana.
  • There are testimonials and before and after photos posted on the official website for Releana.
  • There is contact information given should you wish to contact a representative of the company which manufactures Releana.

Disadvantages

  • Clinical Studies carried out do not back up the claims made for HCG which is the main active ingredient in Releana.
  • Some people may not be comfortable taking this hormone.
  • We cannot be one hundred percent sure that taking this hormone either orally or by injection is one hundred percent safe.
  • There is no evidence that if you take Releana it will procure superior results than other weight loss products on the market.

Conclusion

We cannot recommend Releana as we have concerns regarding certain issues. Firstly we could not find any independent clinical trials carried out on HCG which backed up the results found by Dr Simeons in the 1950s. Secondly we cannot be 100% sure that taking HCG is safe; after all it is a hormone which is found in certain cancers.

Releana Questions & Answers:

We examined hundreds of user comments about Releana and condensed into this helpful FAQ.

What are the side effects of Releana?

Releana side effects could include dehydration and fatigue.

What are the ingredients in Releana?

The only Releana ingredient found was Human Chorionic Gonadotrophin (HCG).

Does Releana work?

To be short and sweet…there is no proof Releana will promote weight-loss. Anything you lose is likely associated with the 500-calorie diet and not the supplement. If HCG causes you to lose weight, all pregnant women would be stick thin.

Releana may not be the best solution for weight-loss. You may want to give a clinically tested, customer support supplement, like Leptigen, a try.

How much does Releana cost?

We were unable to find the cost of Releana.

How should I take Releana?

You should take Releana based on the instructions on the label. We didn’t find any details.

Can I take Releana if I have a health condition?

You should ask your physician if you are pregnant, nursing, have other underlying health problems, are taking other prescriptions, or under the age of 18.

What do users like about Releana?

Users like that Releana may cause weight-loss.

What do users NOT like about Releana?

Users don’t like the diet plan said to have while taking Releana. It says users are supposed to have a 500-800 calorie diet, which is not considered healthy unless followed under the care of a physician.

How do I contact Releana customer service?

We weren’t able to find the customer service page for Releana.

Where can I get Releana?

Releana is an over the counter prescription so you should ask your physician about getting Releana.

Is there an official website for Releana?

We were unable to find an official website for Releana.

Do you know of any special deals or discounts on Releana?

We didn’t find and special deals or discounts for Releana.

Users have been loving Leptigen’s Special Trial Offer which only includes the cost of shipping and handling. It’s amazing that the formula is made with 100% clinically tested ingredients. Click here to check it out.

We focused closely on the Releana ingredients so we could give you the crucial details you need.

Human Chorionic Gonadotrophin

Also known as HCG, this is a hormone that is produced in the body during pregnancy. It is released by the placenta to assist with the development of the fetus.

What is it Supposed to Do?

Some diet supplements and injectables contain human chorionic gonadotrophin, and are claimed to aid with weight-loss by resetting the metabolism. However, this is not supported by any documented science.

Clinical Research

According to drugs.com, “HCG is used to cause ovulation and to treat infertility in women, and to increase sperm count in men.” This type of human chorionic gonadotrophin treatment is typically an injection.

Clinical testing is a crucial factor to consider when it comes to finding the right diet supplement. You might want to check out a product like Leptigen. This weight-loss formula contains ingredients that are backed by solid research.

Very-low Calorie Diet Plan

As with some other weight-loss supplements, you are expected to follow a very-low calorie diet plan while taking Releana. This involves eating only 500-600 calories per day.

What is it Supposed to Do?

The purpose of the very-low calorie diet plan is to allow your body to burn off stored fat. By consuming minimal calories, your body will not have any extra to store.

Clinical Research

There is some research that supports very-low calorie diets for weight-loss. However, “Pieter Cohen, an assistant professor of medicine at Harvard Medical School, says that while you can lose weight on the diet, it’s reckless and the results are not going to last.”

Vitamin Supplement

A vitamin and mineral supplement or multivitamin is encouraged with Releana. This is because you are restricting your diet, and you may not get all of the nutrients your body needs.

What is it Supposed to Do?

The primary purpose of the vitamin and mineral supplement is to ensure your body receives the proper nutrients. This supplement does not encourage weight-loss.

Clinical Research

There is no solid research that supports multivitamins for weight reduction. However, Harvard.edu states that, “A multivitamin can help fill in the gaps, and may have added health benefits.”

Is There Anything Out There That We Think TRULY Works?

We have our eye on a diet supplement that’s promising. Leptigen, which is made with ingredients that HAVE been clinically researched, may be a solid option. Every customer can take total advantage of a Special Trial Offer, currently available. Click here to give it a try today.

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About the Author:

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

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Jason P

I’m currently on Releana since June 3rd, my starting weight was 255 and today I’m at 205. I only eat 500 calories daily and let the drug do the rest. Everyone cannot believe I’ve dropped 50 pounds in less than 2 months and I’m starting the 3rd month in August. My goal is to get down to 175-180. I DO NOT exercise daily as the Dr. says you do not want to burn those 500 calories away thru exercise. Releana is designed to burn 1500-2000 calories of fat for your daily energy output. I’m only hungry when it’s time for lunch and dinner. I eat 6-7 strawberries for breakfast around 10am, 3.5 oz. of chicken and 3.5 oz. of veggies at lunch and dinner… around 1:30pm and 7:00pm, and an apple for an afternoon snack or dessert for dinner. I take drops of Releana around 6:30am and 6:30pm. This drug is amazing but only if it’s prescribed by a Dr… the stuff they sell at heath food stores IS NOT the same and the results are not the same. Oh, also, it you’re wondering… all this fat loss DOES NOT bring with it loose flabby skin. Again, people are amazed when they see me at the pool asking if I’m working out… I have muscle, it was just covered by 50-70 pounds of fat. Hope this helps!!!

Kacy Green

I started using Releana about 6 weeks ago. I went to a physician who specializes in hormonal care because I was experiencing fatigue, sleeplessness, anxiety, etc. I am 48 years old and although I am heavier than I have ever been, I did not consider myself overweight. I exercise weekly and eat a moderately healthy diet. I am aware of my metabolic changes and have adjust my eating over the years accordingly. Having said all that I would never use any weight loss product without a physicians approval and following care. My hormonal balancing and feeling well are my priorities. We did discuss weight gain and he suggested I just try Releana because no matter how I restricted my calories, or how many healthy balanced eating plans I tried, I always hit a wall where my body fat would not budge. I had decided I would have to be ok with this, but he offered an option for pushing through this wall with Releana. I am amazed. I eat a very specific 800 calorie per day diet. I have exact foods in exact portions which give me fruits, veggies and lean proteins each day. I feel better than I have in years, I am not hungry because my body is rapidly converting stored fat for fuel. I lost 14 pounds in 4 weeks and 3 more pounds in phase 2 of the diet plan. My body fat has dropped a little over 6%. I lost 2.5 inches in each quad, 2 inches in my waist and 4 inches in my hips. I eat a healthy diet so adjusting to this program was not difficult for me. I do not crave sweets, I do not crave carbs. I am amazed at how great I actually feel. Again, I will not buy anything from the internet, I will only trust a physician with my whole body care and I will always put health as my core motivation. I hope this post will help someone take charge of their life and make necessary changes.

Step

Can you still find the actual Releana??? If so, where????

Bill

Releana works! My friend lost 224 lbs and then he called me and made me get on it. I lost 127 lbs in three months. I kept it off for over a year but then went back to my old eating habits and gained it back. Just got back on it and in three days I have lost 17 lbs. awesome!

Ruth canas

Very much. Where did u get your product.

Hello Ruth. For product ordering inquiries or sales locations, please refer to the releana official website for more information.

Stephanie Graham

The Sap in Newport Beach is closed with no notice .Can my Doctor buy it or can I buy it online>?

Hello Stephanie. For product ordering inquiries or sales locations, please refer to the releana official website for more information.

Burt Deborde

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Terry

I started using Releana in January this year and thought okay, $300 was an investment in the rest of my life. If you are going to try this product, but will not excerise or look at this as a lifestyle change and not a diet, don’t waste your money. This product does work and you will be so happy you took this journey.

I started the program after seeing the amazing results from another individual who lost 40 pounds in 40 days. I thought okay, if they could do it, so can I. I worked out often however, my midsection became fatter, but was falling out of my underwear and do you want to talk about the muffin tops! So I thought okay, this is enough especially after seeing pictures of myself and saying, I cannot post this on Facebook I am just too fat! I needed to lose 30 pounds, lower my cholesterol, and get out of the size 12 clothes I was now wearing and those were getting tight! I used to be a size 6 and now being in my 50’s I thought I would never see that size again.
My plana…I started with my fitness pal to see what I was eating and how far off to the Releana a caloric goal was I. Well, I was consuming over 3000 calories a day and my sodium and sugar intake daily was off the charts. So I tapered my calories done to 1600 prior to starting the program to ensure I would not plateau while on the program.
I started the program in January and lost 20 pounds that month. I lost an addition 10 pounds during the maintenance phase. I lost 8 inches off my waist, I lost 10 inches off my butt and 2 inches off each thigh! Went from the size tight 12 to a size 2-4! I feel great, look awesome and will never go back to my old habits,

You must excerise if you want to succeed. Women, walk on a treadmill and usethe incline to help tone your butt, start out walking 3.5 pace with an incline of 1.0- then work it up to 5.5 and higher pace over the course of several weeks. You will be amazed how this will help you in your journey. 30 minutes-to 45 a day you will see great results .

Jeanne

I am a 56 year old woman and have gained approximately 35 lbs in the last 4 years. At first I thought it was related to menopause because my food intake has not changed at all, but it doesn’t seem to be subsiding and I’m very frustrated! In the last few years I have been put on blood pressure, cholesterol, and anxiety meds. I have never had health issues before. Is Releana a safe product for me to take? Will it interfere with my other meds? Thanks so much for any input, I’m so frustrated!

Hello Jeanne. Please consult with your physician before taking releana to make sure it is safe for you to use.

Janice

I used this product about two years ago and lost about 25 pounds in 6 weeks. I didn’t follow the diet exactly and cheated a few times and think if I had followed it exactly I would have lost more in a shorter period of time. The products does work you just have to follow the diet. It is pricey but does work. Oh and my skin was glowing after i finished the diet and I swear I looked younger and kept getting compliments not only on the weight loss but also on how much younger I looked!!

Your Name

Hello I’m anxious to know whether you were able to keep the weight off. Also how long did it take for you to reach your goal and how much did it cost you?

Dee

you said it is not expensive, how much? I paid 300.00!

Bill

Awesome! My friend lost over 230 lbs in 8 months. He called and told me that i had to try it. Lost 16 in three days, total of 44 by 30 days, and 110 in past six months. Now there are three of us that have lost a total of 428 pounds in 8 months. So if you didnt lose, you did something wrong.

Jenny

If you didn’t loose any pounds on Releana then you ate something wrong. You have to be very carefull on this diet because certain things that you may not be aware of may be hidden in the food you are eating. For example most deli meat contains corn starch. you also can’t use Truvia but you can use Equal or Splenda. Some diet drinks you can have but others you can’t. You can’t use any type of oil even if its just a small amount. You also can’t ever really eat out because the chicken may be griiled but they oil their grill down and sometimes put butter and other seasonings on their veggies and meats. I did Releana and lost 35 lbs and I have thyroid problem and I know several other people it worked on to. I’m not saying you cheated I’m just saying you have to be very very careful what you eat and read every lable. Good luck to you!

Bec

What kind of body wash and shampoo can you use that does not have oil in it?

Karen

Can anyone let me know what is happening after all the weight loss? Does the skin sag off the body were fat was lost? Does the doctor help with hunger and a eating program after weight loss is achieved?

Hi Karen. All dieters have different weight loss results. Some users loss weight faster/slower than others.

Kelli

I was wondering how long you stay on the 500 calorie’s? Is that healthy or realistic? Will you gain it all back when you add more calories?

Hello Kelli. When you increase your calorie intake you might experience weight gain.

Phil 4:6

I am 52 years old and i need to loose 10 pounds which i have tried and tried. I am very nervous about starting this tomorrow. I had IBS most of my life and it has been gone now for years. Does anyone have any stomach or intestinal problems with this. also i am having vein injections on Tuesday will this bother it?

Hi Phil. Please consult with your physician before taking releana to make sure it is safe for you to use.

ginger

has anyone used the Releana spray? How many sprays should I take?

Anonymous

2 sprays in the a.m. & then 12 hrs. later, 2 more sprays under tongue held for 10 min.

inhisradiance

my mom used releana and had amazing results. battling with weight all my life i knew it was my final option as hard core workouts dont fit into my 13 hour work day and crash diets are not realistic, nor are they a way to alter eating habits and learn to portion meals in a healthy way….

im on my 4th day of releana (2nd day on the 500 calorie daily diet). with chk as my meat choice i am actually only intaking aprox. 350 calories but i have alot of stored fat my body has access to through the use of releana…my body has 100+ pounds to use as stored energy so its a program i am willing to stick with perfectly and results i am extremely happy with so far (5 lbs the first day…my friend started with me and she lost 8.5 the first day)

i highly recommend it to those who are wanting to change their lives and be healthy for life in a world that has come to embrace obesity. but it is a life change choice, not a “diet” to cheat on every now and then…good luck to all!

natalie

Just started on Sept 20th, weighing in at 190. it’s been 5 days and Im at 184. I wasnt expecting a huge drop because I have been restrictive dieting before this for some time, so I had no mass amount of water weight to loose. I am following the plan to a tee, and dont need the appetite suppresant to much. I got hit with a sinus infection just 2 days after I started, and asked today what I could take. He said Sudafed, but couldnt make it to the store and feel MISERABLE! I took a percocet,(left over from having my baby 6 m ago), and hope it wont interfere. One thing I am concerned about is, I really couldve done better about eating more fats on the 2nd day, but my stomach had shrunk from previously restrictive eating, and i couldnt. Also, I had them mix mine at the clinic, and ran inside walmart on the way home, expecting to a few min turned into an hour, plus a 30 min drive home! I had my son hold it in front of the air conditioner vent in the car. Im hoping since it was just mixed and at room temp that it was not affected. But I have had no huge weight drop except for the pound per day, (which Im happy with). What are anyone’s thoughts? PS, anybody want to buddy up?

love33

I just started this one week ago, with out the medication that everyone is talking about..I can not afford it..I eat 500calories a day I do add half and half with real sugar to my coffee I can not drink it any other way. I work out at the gym 5 days a week. I have so far lost 13lbs in one week..

Crissy Scottsdale

Red mountain is really overcharging for a product that is not so much better. I did releana for one month and lost some weight, then i bought online from a local arizona company and it was the same product, I lost 63 pounds to date without spending all the extra money for nothing. My friends also went to the same online place and each and everyone of them had great success. Don’t let all these reviews fool you they are in it for the money. My friend M. worked at red mountain and gave me the entire scoop on what goes down there. I’m just sayin….

jude

can you please tell me what local company you used in Arizona that was a good product
Thanks
I would really appreciate it

Alice

What is the name of the product you purchased online? I’m on month 4 of Releana but honestly it’s so expensive I’d like to try something less expensive that works.

Neli

Started Releana 8 days ago and lost 8 lbs. I also tried HCG and it is not like Releana. With Releana you only take in am and pm, HCG every 2 hrs or something. Looking for a Buddy for support on this diet and exchange recipes.

Neli

I started 8 days ago and lost 8 lbs. Followed the diet to the tee…Need 10 more lbs to go…but wondering if anyone wants to buddy up for support, missing some delicous foods..smile

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