Justin D.
San Diego, CAMember since October 2019

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    • Oct 18, 2019
    • Verified Reviewer

    Crazy Bulk

    Pseudoscience and unsubstantiated claims in their "supplements"

    Overall Experience:

    The website is intentionally misleading, it lists the supplements as steroids. One is literally called D-BAL and has a big DIANABOL printed on the front of the bottle. If a pill bottle has a chemical name on it, you assume that's what's in the pill, because otherwise why the heck is some completely unrelated chemical being printed in bold on the front of the bottle? That's the case with Crazy Bulk items. But make no mistake, there is nothing even remotely "steroidy" about these wares.

    The "natural substitutes" are supported by pseudoscience, conflicting research, or in some cases no research at all. For example in a gynecomastia medication they sell, of all the ingredients in it only TWO are actually proven to do a damn thing for weight loss: green tea and caffeine which you can get anywhere for far cheaper.

    Yet the remaining ingredients in the supplement have NO supporting evidence to show they actually work. One of them, Evodiamine, has a single study that showed minor fat-burning potential in MICE, and nothing for actual humans. Gugulipid is another that has conflicting research and the consensus in the scientific community is that there is no causal relation between it and fat burning in humans.

    The recurring pattern here is that they're selling supplements based on unproven and unsubstantiated ingredients. There is also a TON of astroturfing going on with Crazy Bulk, which is very alarming. Google searching the website or any of its products will produce website after website singing nothing but unequivocal praise, and not a single criticism, which is suspicious. All of these are small, fledgling websites that had their URL registered around the same date and all possess very similar linguistic style in the writing, vocabulary and paragraph construction - which looks curiously like it was written by the same person/people.

    Therefore you should take ANY review about this website and its products with a grain of salt. I'm not saying that every review is astroturf, but I'd be surprised if most WEREN'T. Instead, just do the research, find out what the ingredients are of these supplements, look for peer-reviewed journals of studies on them or at least check Wikipedia before spending money on them.

    Bottom Line: No, I would not recommend this to a friend

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