Ab Cuts Green Reviews

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By Derek Peterson
August 17, 2010

“If your desire is natural, healthy weight loss…then choose Ab Cuts Green, made with organic ingredients” says RevolutionLifestyle.com.

I was intrigued by Ab Cuts Green because it’s advertised as a healthy weight loss supplement.

It seems many supplements are more concerned with effectiveness than safety. Is Ab Cuts Green really a safe choice? Also, I had to find out if Ab Cuts Green works.

What Is the Ab Cuts Green Formula

Ab Cuts Green’s ingredients are supposed to reduce fat, build muscle, enhance physique, and deliver omega-3 fatty acids. Here they are:

Conjugated Linoleic Acid (480 mg) improves metabolism and thereby reduces body fat. It also improves insulin sensitivity, allowing glucose to move to muscle not fat cells. Improved glucose metabolism also leads to an energy increase. Research shows 1,000-4,200 mg CLA decreases body fat and builds lean muscle. It does not affect body weight.[1]

Conjugated Linolenic Acid (400 mg) is similar to conjugated linoleic acid. Both ingredients are unsaturated, omega-3 fatty acids. Unfortunately, conjugated linolenic acid was not tested for weight loss. However, experts say it provides the same benefits as conjugated linoleic acid.[2]

Alpha Linoleic Acid (400 mg) is not the same as Alpha Lipoic Acid, an antioxidant, which burns glucose and boosts energy. The body converts Alpha Linoleic Acid into DHA and EPA. These omega-3s found in fish oil improve heart and blood health. One study showed Alpha Linoleic Acid reduces cardiovascular disease risk and inflammation.[3]

Gamma Linoleic Acid (200 mg) increases metabolism, lessens inflammation, and lowers blood pressure. Since the body doesn’t make it, you must obtain GLA from other sources. There is little evidence to support GLA weight loss. But one study did demonstrate taking 890 mg GLA daily prevents weight regain.[4]

Wakame Powder (100 mg) is seaweed-derived and contains fucoxanthin. Only 1 study involves humans. In the study, 300 mg pomegranate seed oil and 300 mg brown seaweed extract (containing 2.4 mg fucoxanthin) caused fat and weight loss.[5] Fucoxanthin targets UCP1, a protein which promotes abdominal fat loss. However, fucoxanthin’s research role was minimal, so it may not be effective.

Organic Sesame Seed Oil (30 mg) may reduce inflammation and relieve pain. It’s an antioxidant, which eliminates harmful chemicals from the body. Organic sesame seed oil is often purported to burn fat. However, solid evidence for this claim is lacking.

Organic Grape Seed Oil (30 mg) is among the most powerful antioxidants. It stimulates fat burn and suppresses hunger as well. In one study, people taking grape seed extract ate 4% fewer calories each day.[6] If you follow a 2000-calorie diet, 4% is only 80 calories. Grape seed extract did not demonstrate any additional benefits.

Vitamin E (50% DV) contains antioxidants, which are particularly beneficial for skin. It eliminates toxins and free radicals. It enhances cell repair. Vitamin E is believed to boost metabolism and improve exercise performance. But studies are limited and do not prove vitamin E contributes to weight loss.

Are Proven Dosages Used?

I’m impressed with Ab Cuts Green because it discloses dosages. Usually, weight loss supplements hide dosages from consumers. We’re left to guess if safe, effective amounts are used.

Revolution Lifestyle suggests taking 2 softgels before each meal. A 6 softgel dose contains proven dosages for both CLAs. But Ab Cuts Green does not provide enough GLA or Wakame powder. The other ingredients don’t have recommended dosages. So, I don’t know if Ab Cuts Green contains safe, effective amounts.

Although 150% DV vitamin E is used, the toxicity risk is low.

Ab Cuts Green User Reviews

There are some user reviews for this product. But they are few and scattered across several sites. Here are the ratings I found:

• LuckyVitamin.com: 3 stars out of 5 (2 reviews)
• Amazon.com: 3 stars out of 5 (2 reviews)
• Drugstore.com: 2.6 stars out of 5 (5 reviews)

This is what users said about Ab Cuts Green:

“I love it I lose 2 inch without trying.” Marlene (LuckyVitamin.com)

“have taken almost the entire bottle I haven’t had any results.” Yvonne (LuckyVitamin.com)

“Helps with muscle tone and definition. This is my third one. I like it but it’s a bit costly if not on sale.” Luvprincess (Amazon.com)

“Two bottles, two months… No change. You will save a ton of money if you just buy fresh fruits and vegetables.” MikeERideWNC (Amazon.com)

“I have been taking these pills for several months and I have not lost weight. It does help to eliminate fat from your body…and it curbs appetite.” Eve (Drugstore.com)

“It is ok, I expected more!” Goldiesi (Drugstore.com)

“I wouldn’t say it curbs appetite, but I have noticed a 3-in loss in my waistline and my stomach isn’t as pronounced as it used to be.” Inconsistent yogi (Drugstore.com)

Only one reviewer mentioned side effects. She said Ab Cuts Green caused breakouts, which isn’t normal for her. She tried the product twice and both times the same thing happened.

Buying and Returning

Ab Cuts Green costs $59.99 on the official website. Some leading weight loss supplements cost this much, but users say they’re worth the cost. I’m not convinced Ab Cuts Green is. Luckily, you can buy it on-sale:

• Amazon.com: $19.90
• Drugstore.com: $44.24
• LuckyVitamin.com: $44.98

All Ab Cuts Green bottles hold 120 softgels. If you take 6 softgels daily, it lasts 10 days.

I’m not sure why Amazon.com offers such a low price, but it makes me a little skeptical. Not every product sold on Amazon.com is genuine, so only buy from reputable sellers.

Amazon.com sellers may or may not accept returns. Drugstore.com refunds unopened products returned within 30 days. LuckyVitamin.com does not appear to have a return policy.

About the Company

“Corr-Jensen introduces the Revolution Lifestyle because we believe it’s time for a revolutionary change,” says RevolutionLifestyle.com. The company claims their products are different because they’re made with “purity, potency, quality, and research.”

Revolution Lifestyle features 7 products on the official website. There are products for men, women, thermogenesis, exercise, and fat loss.

Do these products live up to the claims? I’m not sure. I couldn’t find any complaints, reviews, or ratings for Corr-Jensen. They don’t have a Better Business Bureau rating either.

Should You Try Ab Cuts Green?

Ab Cuts Green contains enough Conjugated Linoleic and Linolenic Acid. So, this weight loss supplement may burn fat and build muscle, without affecting weight. However, I’m doubtful proven dosages for the other ingredients were used. Based on low user ratings, it seems Ab Cuts Green may not be highly effective.

I recommend saving your money because Ab Cuts Green is overpriced. You can easily find more effective weight loss supplements that cost much less.

References

[1] Riserus, U, L Berglund, and B Vessby. “Conjugated linoleic acid (CLA) reduced abdominal adipose tissue in obese middle-aged men with signs of the metabolic syndrome: a randomised controlled trial.” International Journal of Obesity and Related Metabolic Disorders. 25.8 (2001): 1129-35.

[2] Bruno, Gene. “Conjugated Linolenic Acid: The Anti-Fat Fatty Acid.” Natural Health Research Institute. Natural Health Research Institute.

[3] Zhao, G, TD Etherton, et al. “Dietary alpha-linolenic acid reduces inflammatory and lipid cardiovascular risk factors in hypercholesterolemic men and women.” Journal of Nutrition. 134.11 (2004): 2991-7.

[4] Schirmer, M, and S Phinney. “Gamma-linolenate reduces weight gain in formerly obese humans.” Journal of Nutrition. 137.6 (2007): 1430-5.

[5] Abidov, M, Z Ramazanov, et al. “The effects of Xanthigen in the weight management of obese premenopausal women with non-alcoholic fatty liver disease and normal liver fat.” Diabetes, Obesity & Metabolism. 12.1 (2010): 72-81.

[6] Vogels, N, IM Nijs, and MS Westerterp-Plantenga. “The effect of grape-seed extract on 24 h energy intake in humans.” European Journal of Clinical Nutrition. 58.4 (2004): 667-73.

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