About Optimum Diabetics
By providing support for people with diabetes through a “complete formula of vitamins and minerals,” Optimum Diabetics is a health supplement that claims to help provide you with overall nutrition. The company claims that as a result, you may experience increased energy, a boosted immune system, and more.
While the manufacturer of Optimum Diabetics claims to have been founded in 2002, and to be a member of the Natural Products Association, we were unable to uncover any additional information about the company (see more about this in the Bottom Line section). Regarding the product itself, Optimum Diabetics seems to have a fairly extensive affiliate program, which leads to a lot of sponsored “reviews” about the supplement. While this is a common method of marketing new nutritional supplements, and there is nothing necessarily wrong with this, it does make finding legitimate online customer reviews difficult.
How Optimum Diabetics Works
Because diabetics have (sometimes very) restricted diets, you may not always get the nutrients your body needs in order to help you feel your best. As a result, Optimum Diabetics is a health supplement that “provides a complete, full potency formulation of vitamins, minerals and Alpha Lipoic Acid” for individuals suffering from type II diabetes.
By supporting overall nutrition, Optimum Diabetics is claimed to provide the following benefits:
- Increases energy levels.
- Boosts your immune system to help fight infection.
- Helps promote total body health by replacing essential nutrients lost as a result of a restricted diet.
According to the product’s website, Optimum Diabetics is manufactured without artificial flavors or preservatives, and contains the following ingredients:
- Chromium 120mcg – Helps promote digestion.
- Evening Primrose Oil Powder 300mg – Contains high levels of unsaturated fatty acids, which may help provide relief from a variety of disorders.
- Alpha Lipoic Acid 200mg – Helps maintain glucose metabolism.
- Proprietary Blend 191mg
- Bitter Melon – Contains a chemical that may help reduce blood sugar.
- Fenugreek – May help lower blood sugar levels.
- Garcinia Cambogia – Contains hydroxycitric acid, which may promote weight control.
- Gymnema – May help control blood glucose.
- Vanadium – Maintains healthy blood sugar levels.
As should be expected, Optimum Diabetics is sugar-free, though it is contained in gelatin capsules, so it’s not vegetarian-friendly. Also, keep in mind that Optimum Diabetics is not intended to be a replacement for any diabetes medication prescribed by your doctor.
Optimum Diabetics Pricing
If purchased directly through the manufacturer, Optimum Diabetics is available in three purchasing options:
- 1 Bottle (one-month supply): $49.95
- Buy 2 Bottles, Get 1 Free: $99.95
- Buy 3 Bottles, Get 3 Free: $149.95
Important note: Just below these options, you’ll see an InsureShip logo, next to which you’ll see a charge for $3.99. If you don’t want this shipping insurance, be sure to check the Decline box. If not, this amount will automatically be added to your total.
The company advertises a money back guarantee for all Optimum Diabetics orders, though no additional information is provided. Based on their Terms and Conditions however, it appears all purchases are subject to a 90-day return policy, less shipping and handling fees. Keep in mind that this does not apply to open bottles, and that each unopened bottle you return will be subject to a $6 restocking fee. To begin the process, contact customer service at (818) 303-9260.
Bottom Line: Is Optimum Diabetics a Scam?
While we don’t necessarily believe that Optimum Diabetics is a scam, we did uncover several red flags during our research.
First, the manufacturer of Optimum Diabetics claims to provide “an unprecedented edge in the research and development of innovative products of unrivaled excellence,” and "to deliver the highest quality health and beauty products with the best value to our customers." Despite this, there is no research posted on the product’s website showing the efficacy of Optimum Diabetics, and essentially no information is made available about the company itself. In fact, even on their About page, they only refer to themselves in the third-person as “the company.”
During our research, we did learn that the product’s URL was registered by a Cyprus-based company, though their customer service number is located in Southern California. In addition, Optimum Diabetics does not appear to be listed with the Better Business Bureau, though when searching the BBB website, it returns a result for The Diabetic Living Diet, aka Everyday Health, Inc. However, after visiting this company’s website, we were unable to confirm a link between them and Optimum Diabetics. It is odd though that according to this article, Everyday Health Inc. was formed the same year as Optimum Diabetics.
Next, regarding the supplement itself, keep in mind that nearly all of the ingredients contained in the Proprietary Blend have not been conclusively shown to aid in relief from diabetes. In fact, some of these studies have been shown to be flawed and/or incomplete.
Finally, keep in mind that Optimum Diabetics is only intended to provide you with essential nutrients that may be lost as a result of diabetes. In other words, taking the supplement will not allow you to change your diet, and you should always consult with a physician beforehand.
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