About Yacon Molasses
Featured on Dr. Oz in 2013, Yacon Molasses claims to be “the latest breakthrough in weight loss,” by helping you to lose weight without any significant change in your diet or exercise levels. Yacon Molasses in made in the USA, and claims to feature 100% all natural and organic ingredients.
Regarding Yacon products in general, the most common complaints appear to include that it didn’t work as advertised, as well as increased gas and cramping.
How Yacon Molasses Works
Yacon is an Andean perennial plant most commonly found in areas spanning from Colombia to Argentina, and is grown for its tuberous roots, which contain high levels of Fructooligosaccharide (FOS). According to the Yacon Molasses website, the Yacon root “has been coined as the ‘Metabolism Game Changer’” because this FOS acts as a natural, effective weight loss aid by boosting your metabolism and suppressing your appetite. Some of its primary benefits include:
- Promotes weight loss by supporting a healthy metabolism and acting as an appetite suppressant.
- Aids in digestive health and prevents constipation.
- Contains numerous antioxidants
It’s important to note that nearly all of the claims made by Yacon supplement manufacturers hinge on the results of only one clinical study, which was performed in 2009 and has been the subject of much scrutiny. However, the popularity of Yacon products skyrocketed after it appeared on the popular TV show Dr. Oz. According to the show’s website, during this informal study 73% of participants lost weight, and weight loss averaged 2.9 pounds.
According to the product’s website, you simply need to take one teaspoon of Yacon Molasses before or during each meal in order to realize its benefit. However, because it’s such a versatile supplement, it can also be used on pancakes, waffles, oatmeal, coffee, and even fruit. In fact, because the sugars found in the Yacon root remain largely undigested by your body, Yacon Molasses is claimed to also be a great sweetener alternative for diabetics.
While the product’s website claims there are no side effects from using Yacon Molasses, you should keep in mind that FOS also acts as a soluble fiber and a probiotic, so you may experience increased gas, bloating, and cramping, though this is claimed to be rare.
Yacon Molasses Pricing & Refund Policy
Yacon Molasses is only available through the manufacturer, and can be purchased through three options:
- 1-month supply: $39.95
- 3-month supply (buy 2, get 1 free): $79.95
- 6-month supply (buy 3, get 3 free): $119.95
While shipping charges appear to be based on your location, remember that when checking out, the shipping method will default to “Rush,” which is the more expensive option. If you can wait 10-14 days for your Yacon Molasses, you can spend about 50% less by choosing “Standard” shipping.
Also, at the bottom of the checkout screen, pay close attention to the area that includes an “InsureShip” logo. Directly next to the logo there is a checkbox with the word “Decline” beside it. Keep in mind that unless you click on this box to decline the shipping insurance, you’ll be charged an additional $3.99.
Yacon Molasses comes with a 90-day, 100% satisfaction guarantee. If you’re unhappy for any reason within this time, simply return the unused portion to the company and receive a full refund of your purchase price, less shipping and handling charges.
- Claims to be high in Fructooligosaccharide (FOS), which can help you lose weight and can provide a wide range other digestive benefits.
- Sweet taste can be used in place of a wide variety of traditional sweeteners.
- 90-day, 100% satisfaction guarantee.
- Claimed benefits are based on one clinical study, and one informal study completed by Dr. Oz, who has a track record of hyping products that don’t work as well as advertised.
- Not FDA-approved.
- Almost no information available about the company or the manufacturing process.
- As always, consult with your physician prior to beginning any new dietary supplement.
2 out 2 people found this review helpful
I lost $35.00 quickly
Again I fell for something that the perpetual shill Dr. Oz was touting. I lost $35.00 in the most amazing time possible.
Bottom Line: No, I would not recommend this to a friend