Updated: 01/12/2018

Zhen De Shou Review - 6 Things You Need to Know


By now, you probably know that I can’t hear about a new weight loss supplement without doing a deep review–and it was no different when I heard about Zhen De Shou. I decided to look into the ingredients, explore the possibility of side effects, and see if any clinical research has been done. Then I looked into the company and tried to find customer reviews; then I broke it all down to help you make an informed decision.

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What You Need to Know

Zhen De Shou makes two predominant claims. First of all, it allegedly boosts thermogenesis to help burn fat; secondly, it supposedly helps curb appetite. In short, thermogenic supplements boost your body’s metabolism and ability to burn fat, and they often affect things like blood pressure and heart rate. Zhen De Shou does so using this list of ingredients: Crataegus pinnatifida, safflower, gingko-nut, cassia seed, and xuan zhao (ingredients vary greatly by manufacturer). One plus when using Zhen De Shou is that it’s easy to take.

As far as we can tell, Zhen De Shou comes from a company called Magic Potions, a Philippines-based business. However, other websites with URLs including “Zhen De Shou” in them ship from Hong Kong. Normally, purchasing dietary supplements from overseas can be either unsafe or illegal.

The supplement can be purchased from magic-potions.com, but it is out of stock right now; a 6-box shipment costs $60.00, and nine boxes cost $90.00. One box contains a 10-day supply; one pill is taken each morning. If you want to explore the other sites, you can try these two:


We like how simple it is to take Zhen de Shou, but keep reading . . .

Potentially Dangerous Ingredients–Our First Concern

First of all, we found conflicting reports on the list of ingredients. Second of all, we found that government action has been taken against Zhen De Shou. “Since diet supplements aren’t FDA approved, it’s important to carefully research ingredients and make sure they are safe,” said our research editor. “If there’s any question at all as to what may be in a product, leave it alone.” Upon further research, we found some disturbing reports on Zhen De Shou.

Several years ago, the FDA issued a recall notice on Zhen De Shou due to the discovery of sibutramine in the supplement. Sibutramine is known as an appetite suppressant, but it has also been linked to severe blood pressure issues and heart rate irregularities. In fact, customers with pre-existing conditions were at risk of death; amazingly enough, sibutramine wasn’t listed on the label at the time.

The United States is not the only country that had to deal with Zhen De Shou. The Australian Department of Health issued a warning as well because it found the ingredient phenolphthalein in Zhen De Shou, a banned ingredient in Australia, the U.S., and other countries due to cancer-related health concerns.

Scammy Websites–Another Concern?

The fact that we don’t know which website sells the original, real Zhen De Shou is also disturbing. Http://www.zhendeshoustore.com/ claims to be the real deal, but http://www.zhendeshou.us/ claims to sell the supplement as well.

Furthermore, the fact that Magic Potion’s website contains zero reviews for Zhen De Shou and is out of stock on so many products has us feeling uneasy about the company. It’s also unclear whether the product ships from the Philippines or Hong Kong, which is another concern.

Does Science Back It Up?

Some of the alleged ingredients, like cassia seeds, are both harmless and helpful, according to the National Institutes of Health. The problem is that Zhen De Shou and its various websites don’t provide any research or science to back up their fantastic claims, and without science, a supplement is essentially meaningless.

When all is said and done, though, no amount of science makes up for government warnings from two countries. There are plenty of products out there that are both legal and clinically proven!

What Users Are Saying

"”All listings and products must comply with all laws and regulations including the U.S. Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act (21 U.S.C. 321).”"

"”In the interest of protecting public health and safety. all consumers are hereby warned not to buy. consume or use the products bearing the name Zhen De Shou Fat Loss Capsule and Zhen De Shou Fat Loss Tea.”"

"”Potentially life-threatening or could cause a serious risk to health (Class I).”"

The Bottom Line–Should You Try It?

Given the complicated and non-transparent nature of Zhen De Shou, you should be careful with the supplement. We can’t find good reviews for it online, and two national governments have put out warnings–not exactly a good sign.

If you need something that will help you burn off that extra fat, look for a safe, legal, and effective product–preferably one that has customer reviews available too!

One of our favorites is a supplement called Dietspotlight Burn. It blends four powerful ingredients in a proprietary mix, and each ingredient has been proven with clinical research. Customers online are saying that it works and doesn’t have harmful side effects.

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What are the ingredients in Zhen De Shou?

The ingredients include safflower, cassia seed, crategus pinnatifida, gingko-nut and alga AK luoxuanzao & Konjac flour.

What are the side effects of Zhen De Shou?

Side effects mostly include weight loss which is credited to mostly be caused by the Shenxianye AK Fairy Leaves from the Shenogjia in China). Other side effects you will encounter post-consumption include an increase in metabolism, slight heating in the stomach or parts of the body holding onto fat.

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Does Zhen De Shou work?

Many studies have shown its benefit in fat reduction if taken consistently and according to package directions. Most of its study and benefits have been conducted in China. They report noticing a significant decrease in weight and a more jovial outlook on life than previously taking the supplement.

What is the price of Zhen De Shou?

The price ranges from $16.99 to $5.99 depending the quantity of your purchase. I was unable to locate this product outside of their official website: http://www.zhendeshou.us/product.html

Where can I buy Zhen De Shou?

The official website offering this product is: http://www.zhendeshou.us/product.html

How should I take Zhen De Shou?

You should only take it once a day a half hour before you eat breakfast. If you are pregnant, lactating, or suffer from a serious disease you should avoid this medication entirely.

How do I contact Zhen De Shou customer service?

The fastest way to contact the company is by sending an email to superslimproduct@gmail.com. I wasn’t able to locate any other mode of contact; phone, fax, or mailing address for customer service.

Can I return Zhen De Shou?

Zhen De Shou offers a 100% Money Back Guarantee; most of their customers are repeat buyers who rave about the product and promote it themselves.

What are the most common complaints about Zhen De Shou?

There haven’t been any reported complains against the product. They are flexible in their shipping methods; all information is presented in an orderly fashion and isn’t difficult to understand. They won’t sell your information when you make a purchase, and if you are unhappy for any reason; they will process a refund for you.


Previous Zhen De Shou Review (Updated January 5, 2008):

What You Should Know

Zhen De Shou is also known as 'the desire to be thin' and is a Chinese diet remedy to help those trying to lose weight. Although it comes from China, it is being sold around the world as a traditional remedy that can help to speed up the process of weight loss and make it easier.

The official website of the Zhen De Shou product makes several claims of these pills. They are designed to suppress the appetite as well as to help manage cravings. It is also claimed that it raises the metabolic rate, meaning that fat is burned off quicker to aid weight loss. Their website states that this increase in metabolism could lead to insomnia if the product is taken at night, and it can also lead to a dry mouth.

The most shocking claim of this product is that it can help you to lose weight in only ten days. It also states that it is completely natural and safe, though it is important to do research on any diet products such as Zhen De Shou before using them to help lose weight.


Crategus pinnatifida, safflower, gingko-nut, cassia see and alga (luoxuanzao in Chinese). Ingredients vary greatly by manufacturer.

Product Features

The ingredients that make up this product are shown to have various benefits to general health, and there are user testimonials backing up the product. Chinese hawthorn can have anti-skin tumor properties and aid digestion, Ginkgo, is used for improving the memory, and acts as an antioxidant. However, none of the ingredients have been proven to aid weight loss.

Many 'diet pills' can help dieters to lose weight, by suppressing the appetite as well as helping your body to burn fat. It is important to look for user testimonials of the product as well as satisfaction guarantees, though this product does not come with any guarantees. The ingredients are also not proven to provide any of the effects claimed by its manufacturers.

The makers of this product advertise it in such a way that exercise is not essential for weight loss, but diet supplement pills should always be taken alongside an exercise routine and a healthy eating plan.

At the time of this review, the official website for Zhen De Shou seems to be under construction and many of the links are broken.


  • This diet has been featured in a few different publications geared for women.


  • A quick search for the term "Zhen De Shou" will provide more negative websites than positive.
  • The official website for this product isn't fully functional at this time.
  • Some sellers of Zhen De Shou pills have included Ephedra.


The Zhen De Shou diet tablets seem to have so much bad press, you should probably avoid them at all costs. This is odd because on first glance, the ingredients aren't that impressive. What has happened is that some manufacturers slipped Ephedra and Sibutramine into some Zhen De Shou tablets. Ephedra is a powerful stimulant and Sibutramine is a prescription strength appetite suppressant.

We advise you to avoid this particular product until they alter the formula and disclose all of the ingredients properly.

Summer Banks Dietspotlight Author
About the Author:

Summer Banks, Director of Content at Dietspotlight, has researched over 5000 weight-loss programs, pills, shakes and diet plans. Previously, she managed 15 supplement brands, worked with doctors specializing in weight loss and completed coursework in nutrition at Stanford University. full bio.

23 Zhen De Shou Reviews

  • Product effect for thyroid

    can you take the pills if you have an underactive thyroid??

    • Maribel (Editor)

      Hi Vanessa! Please make sure to consult with your physician before starting a product.

  • This product good way to lose stomach fat?

    Is zhen de shou a good way to lose stomach fat?I’ve tried alot of products that haven’t worked.

    • Maribel (Editor)

      Hello Paula. All users are different and can experience different weight-loss results.

  • soy diabetica puedo tomar la capsula
    carmen (Verified User)

    soy diabetica puedo tomar la capsula

    • Maribel (Editor)

      Hola Carmen! Lo recomendable es consultar con un medico antes de iniciar con un nuevo producto.

  • Due to confusion I can't buy it.
    fatima (Verified User)

    hi iwas used the zhen de shou but now i can’t buy it becouse am confiuse i not sure if is original or not can you please let me know the info

    • Kimmie


      • roogaya

        hi there, what is the site that you buy them from?

        • faith

          Hi I failed to buy Zhen de shou in your website and how do I know that Im buying the right one and how much does it cost in Sout African Rands .

      • annie

        Do you have samples still or where did you buy yoir supply?

      • Marjorie

        Hi, is it still available?

  • Visal Men

    Hi Sir,

    please let me know how to buy and get SHEN DE SHOU.


    • Anna (Editor)

      Hi! For more information on where to purchase this product, please refer to the Zhen De Shou official website.

  • i ignore all of those side effects

    This is the best diet pill i have ever tried back in 2008. I am 5’6 tall and weighed 168lbs back then… within 10 days of using i lost 9 lbs.. down to 129lbs in just 3-4 mos without workout whatsoever… the common side effect though was that aside from dry mouth, im sweating like crazzy..im super active,i talk fast, theres a bit of palpitation..Iwanted to loose so much weight that time. So i ignore all of those side effects..Now after giving birth, im having hard time to loose all the weight..i have tried so many diet pills already to help me suppress my hunger but still havent found the one as strong as zhen de shou..:(

  • shazzah

    These pills worked for about a month on me, however only lost about 5kg max. Very slow and slowly my system has become immune to them and even if i take one, Im still as hungry as normal. They make me want to grind my teeth all the time for some reason.

  •   Selling
    mae (Verified User)

    i Agree bcoz there are some store that are selling fake zhen de shou im really hving hard time to assure that im buying the right one.. but indeed, zhen de shou is very effective i lose from 57 to 48kl. in about 6weeks accompanied by excercise

  •  Zhen De Shou works for me.
    Woelf (Verified User)

    I too have used Zhen de shou. In 10 days I lost 7 pounds, and there was no side effects. However, when I did go o the bathroom, I had a lot of wsste come out. I’m still taking it, and of corse, I did my research. I read every little article, testimonials, and reviees, including forum=s regarding zhen de shou, and I found that there are fakes out there. so I ordered from a site that guaranteed it was the orgininal one. So if you taking zhen de shou, and you experience weird side effects, then you’re not taking the real one.

    • Anonymous

      what website can i buy original zhen de shou? Thanks..

    • vee

      what website did u buy zhen de shou from?

    • Rola

      Kimmie can u please tell me what site i can buy the real one

    • Salma

      from which website can i buy this Zhen de shou??

      • Adrian (Editor)

        Hi Salma! For more information on where to purchase this product, please refer to the Zhen De Shou official website.