Seems that these people don’t know what they used for their weight loss.
Here they credit Acai Berry:
And here they credit Wu Yi tea:
In my previous post, I wrote about how I had been unable to find any studies that supported the claims for Acai Berry having anything to do with weight loss, or “cleansing of built-up toxins”. I have been even less successful to find anything suggesting that Wu Yi tea helps getting rid of unwanted pounds.
The one study I found had been done on rats, and concluded:
April 20, 2005 — Both black tea and green tea are good for diabetes, a rat study shows. They also prevent diabetic
animals from developing cataracts.
The findings appear in the May 4 issue of the Journal of Agricultural and Food Chemistry.
“Black and green tea represent a potentially inexpensive, nontoxic, and, in fact, pleasurable [blood-sugar-lowering] agent,” the researchers write.
“Tea may be a simple, inexpensive means of preventing or retarding human diabetes and the ensuing complications.”
In the study, the researchers gave green and black teas to diabetic rats for three months.
They found both kinds of tea inhibited diabetic cataracts. The teas also had a blood-sugar-lowering effect.
To get the same dose of tea given to the rats, a 143-pound person would have to drink 4.5 8-ounce cups of tea every day.
The researchers recommend that tea — black and green — should be studied for an antidiabetes effect in humans.
Tea may help prevent diabetes and cataracts
I don’t see anything about weight loss in this study. But of course, claiming that Wu Yi tea helps rats not to develop cataracts might not be such a good selling point as to claim some unsubstantiated weight loss from it. Who is going to check anyway? The people in the ad lost weight, didn’t they?
I really wish there was a way to regulate these weight loss scams on the internet. Preying on people desperate to lose weight. People looking for a magic pill. Ending up just losing money instead of weight.