RiduZone is a dietary supplement that claims to help users lose and maintain weight in a healthy way. Riduzone is manufactured by the company Nutri Forward.
The website states that the supplement was developed in collaboration with a team of doctors and scientists. RiduZone comes in the form of vegetarian capsules taken 30 minutes before each meal. RiduZone has been on the market for about 5 years now.
NutriForward’s BBB Profile
There is very little information to be found on NutriFoward, the company that manufactures RiduZone, including the website, which states that it operates out of the Dallas-Fort Worth area. NutriForward does not have a BBB profile, which could be seen as both a positive and a negative for the company. On the positive side, the lack of a BBB profile means that no one has complained about the supplement nor had a truly nightmarish experience with it.
On a more negative note, the lack of profile also means that no one has had an overwhelmingly positive experience with the product, leaving potential customers with less testimonial on the operations of NutriForward. Since the product has not been around for as long as some of its competitors, it is possible that the company has not accrued enough of a customer base to really have strong reviews either positive or negative.
The only ingredient in Riduzone is OEA (oleoylethanolamide). OEA is naturally present in the body in the small intestine in small quantities. It is the same metabolite found in olive oil. RiduZone claims that OEA, when ingested, can burn fat and decrease appetite. By burning fat and decreasing appetite, OEA can aid in the healthy weight loss that customers are looking for. The website states that RiduZone is a safe choice because OEA is:
- Naturally Present in the Body
- Vegetarian, Gluten-Free & Non-GMO
- FDA Accepted Supplement
RiduZone’s website proudly boasts that it is the only FDA accepted OEA supplement. Being FDA accepted means that this supplement is considered safe, not that it necessarily works or is worth the money. RiduZone’s website cites a study from the Journal of Lipid Research that relates lower body fat to higher levels of OEA, providing the basis for the claims that RiduZone will work to decrease body fat in users.
RiduZone additionally references a study from the Food & Function journal in which higher levels of OEA showed a significant reduction in calorie intake as proof that RiduZone can aid in weight loss for users. Neither of these citations provide any detail on the context in which these studies were performed. Without this information, it is hard to be certain just how effective OEA and RiduZone are in terms of weight loss. Upon further research into OEA, most of the studies conducted on its ties to weight loss concluded that there was need for more research in this field. These studies exist within the experimental trial sphere and are not widely recognized. While this does not mean that OEA is useless for weight loss, it does show that there is a lack of knowledge about the ingredient and its effectiveness.
Riduzone claims to help users
- Support a Healthy Weight
- Metabolize Body-Fat Efficiently
- Fight Food Cravings
- Reduce Appetite and Food Intake
None of these claims have been verified by the FDA and cannot be guaranteed for any customer as the website states. It is interesting to note that RiduZone does not explicitly claim to help customers lose weight, instead claiming to aid the natural processes that can stimulate weight loss when combined with a healthy lifestyle.
There are a few benefits to RiduZone:
- It is a natural supplement with minimal reported side effects (bloating, gas nausea).
- The website offers a full refund within 30 days of purchase.
- It can reduce cravings, which can eventually lead to weight loss.
There are a few drawbacks as well:
- There is limited evidence to support the science behind it.
- It is expensive. A one month supply of pills cost $80 and the “higher” dosage costs $129
- It can take a long time before seeing results, costing users more money and time than they may have available.
What People are Saying
The customer reviews about RiduZone provide more insight into the effectiveness of the supplement. Most of the customers did not experience any side effects, or if they did, it tended to be on the mild side. This is a sign that the product is more on the mild side and could appeal to a wide range of people with varying health conditions.
The reviews about RiduZone tended to be on the positive side with many people acknowledging a reduction in cravings. The reviews created a few trends across the board that spoke to RiduZone’s qualities as a dietary supplement to aid weight loss. First, the weight loss comes very slowly and requires the customer to dedicate many months (and purchases) to this company. Second, it seems pretty effective in reducing cravings. These trends can be seen through the reviews below.
“I have been on this for a few months. The results are not dramatic and immediate but there is definitely a tendency toward appetite reduction and fat burning. I really didn’t see much until my second month of use.”
“When I started Riduzone, I didn’t see immediate results, but I didn’t expect them. I noticed that I didn’t want to late-night snack (my vice) and it helped me get over the hump of getting rid of unhealthy habits.”
“This product works; however the dose is 6 capsules daily-my experience (2 capsules 3 times per day or 3 capsules 2 times per day). So, at 60 capsules you have a 10 day supply which makes this product really expensive to use for weight loss. I believe that is the main reason people do not reorder. It took about 10 days before I noticed the weight loss and loss of appetite. If this product was more reasonably priced it would probably fly off the shelf. Bottom line the price is really holding it back. This product should be sold as 180 capsules for $100. Maybe it is cost-prohibitive to produce. You can probably get someone to pay $100 per month once they have paid all other financial commitments. Over $200 is not reality-based. The average consumer is tapped out.”
This last review from Amazon speaks to a potential red flag with RiduZone, that the high price and the weight loss could keep customers from wanting to repurchase the product and excludes the sector of people who cannot afford to pay 80 dollars a month to curb cravings.
The reviews of RiduZone overall seemed to not be overwhelmingly negative or positive but rather somewhere lukewarm in the middle. No one seemed willing to preach the gospel and show it to everyone they know, but no one asserted that this was a money-making scheme that needed to be dismantled immediately, either.
At first glance, RiduZone’s refund policy seems sincere. The website guarantees full refunds if the customer is not satisfied within thirty days of purchase, with less shipping and handling to sweeten the deal. However, upon further digging, RiduZone also claims that customers will need at least 30 days or more before seeing any results or changes in the body. This means that many customers will miss out on the opportunity for a free refund if dissatisfied, ending up with 80 dollars down the drain and no significant weight loss.
The mixed message in RiduZone’s refund policy and claims means that supplement does encourage healthy weight loss over instantaneous, but it also shows that the company cares more about making money than about being upfront with potential customers and brand champions.
Is RiduZone worth it?
More information about how effective the ingredient OEA in RiduZone actually is for weight loss for it to be a worthwhile investment. Currently, the high price tag attached to the product and the long time frame needed to see results make this product more of a money suck than an effective dietary supplement. In a world obsessed with weight loss and health, there are numerous other ways to encourage healthy weight loss that are cheaper and backed by science rather than experimental trials. It comes down to price at the end of the day.
If RiduZone came in at a cheaper price point, similar to some of its competitors on the market, I’d say feel free to give it a shot as it is promoting a safer approach to weight loss overall. If you are someone feeling the urge to engage in unsafe dieting practices, RiduZone could be the thing that helps you to start realigning your perspective. However, most people do not want to spend 80-129 dollars a month to gain a new perspective on healthy weight loss and to this vast majority I say: RiduZone is not worth the purchase.
Where to Purchase?
If you are still interested in trying RiduZone for yourself, the product can be purchased through the company’s website or on Amazon.