Like so many similar products that claim to boost your health and help you lose weight, Truvy has people asking questions. Does this stuff do what it says it does? If so, how? Is it worth the hype and, more importantly, is it worth the money?
Truvy- a company that, until recently, was branded as TruVision Health- is a wellness brand specializing in supplements and shakes to make you fitter and thinner. It promises its customers that they are sure to see results because the products are based on scientific facts rather than fads and gimmicks.
To find out if that statement has merit, it is vital to understand more about the formulas and ingredients the various products use.
Truvy Weight Loss Products
With weight loss being the primary marketing for this brand, let’s focus on the two types of products available under this section of the website: the Truvy Boost Drink and the Truvy Boost 30-day Combo Pack (pills). It is worth noting that the site also offers the Truvy 30-day combo pack, but this is an identical product to Truvy Boost, with the latter using updated packaging.
To all extents and purposes, the drink and the pills are exactly the same. They use the same combination of patented supplements: the brand’s flagship supplements, Tru and Vy. Although both formulas use a proprietary blend of ingredients, it is safe to assume they are made the same way. The difference is the dosage, as the shakes are not as full-on as the pills.
Truvy Costs and Quantities
On the Truvy site, the prices are as follows:
- 1 x Truvy Boost Drink = $75
- 2 x Truvy Boost Drink = $123
- Truvy Boost 30-day Combo Pack = $111.25
- Truvy 30-day Combo Pack = $111.25
- 1 x Truvy Boost Drink = $60
- 2 x Truvy Boost Drink = $99
- Truvy Boost 30-day Combo Pack = $89
- Truvy 30-day Combo Pack = $89
Each product is designed to last roughly one month, based on the recommended daily intake. You can buy products directly from the official Truvy website or on Amazon.
Company Contact Details
Truvy is contactable via phone or email.
- Phone: 855 213 TRUV or 801 281-7420
- Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
- Official Website: truvy.com
You can also speak via a chatbox on the site or fill out a request form on the “contact us” page.
- Green coffee bean extract (caffeine)
- Green tea extract
- Alpha Lipoic Acid (ALA)
- Raspberry ketones
- Cinnamon bark extract
- Bitter orange
- Vitamins and minerals
- Chlorogenic acid
This list is not extensive. The formula has been changed several times due to FDA intervention and regulation, so the current proprietary blend is difficult to pin down. There is very little information about it on the website. None of the Truvy products have backing or approval from the FDA.
The Science Part
Claiming to follow science rather than “diet fads and gimmicks” is one of the big selling points for Truvy, but how much truth is behind the claim? From a glance at the ingredients list, the answer seems to be: 50/50. Although some ingredients are known to have health benefits, which can assist someone trying to lose weight, there isn’t much hard evidence to show this formula works scientifically.
To explain more, let’s look further into some of the key ingredients:
Green Tea / Green Coffee Extract
Green tea is a well-known health drink, with many people swearing by a daily morning cup to energize and revitalize their minds and body. It is true that green tea has excellent levels of antioxidants and is generally good for you. The same applies to green coffee beans.
However, there is almost no scientific evidence to show either has any significant impact on weight loss. In most cases, green tea extract combined with caffeine showed a slight reduction overall, but enough to make it worth the exorbitant cost involved with most supplements.
The caffeine element boosts energy and provides you with more stamina to be active, which is positive for someone trying to get more fit. There can, however, be side effects. Caffeine supplements can cause irritability, raised heart rate, insomnia, and an upset stomach.
Alpha Lipoic Acid
ALA, another antioxidant, can have positive effects for someone trying to maintain a healthy lifestyle. Overweight people can benefit from the presence of ALA as it can help with diabetes-related health issues and can help your body stay in good health.
Concerning actual weight loss, there is no evidence it has any direct impact. There has been a lot of recent interest in this area, but it seems to be more like one of those “fads” Truvy claims not to follow.
This ingredient may have merit, and there is a lot of further research going into learning more about what it can do. Although not a weight loss superfood on its own, the evidence does suggest it can boost your metabolism and have positive effects as part of a blended supplement. It requires consistent and long-term use so a regular pill may be a better choice.
The inclusion of this particular ingredient attracted the attention of the FDA, and not for the right reasons. Although some studies show this fruit can improve weight and has other health benefits, there is some concern about the safety of using it concentrated as part of a supplement.
Potential side-effects from a bitter orange supplement, when taken with caffeine (as Truvy also uses), include high blood pressure, fainting, heart problems, and migraines. This is not to say that taking Truvy is going to cause these issues, but it is important to understand the potential risk of individual ingredients.
Other Possible Truvy Side Effects
Truvy weight loss products are not suitable for pregnant women or those who are breastfeeding.
What Are People Saying?
Often the best way to learn more about a product is to look at feedback from those who have used it before. The reviews are very contradictory and overall ratings differ depending on what site you look to. On Amazon, the overall star rating sits around three and a half, whereas the Facebook page has just over four and a half.
The most common positive feedback comes from people who have undergone an extreme weight loss journey, losing over 100 pounds. They say they used Truvy products during that time and felt they made a difference. This makes sense when combined with the supplement formula, as some clear energy-boosting properties and antioxidants could help boost a lacking metabolism.
Negative feedback is a lot more common. What crops up most is that the product did nothing and was a waste of money. People may expect some sort of overnight miracle pill, which is neither what this product does, nor what it claims to be. Patience is a virtue on any healthy weight loss journey, and that doesn’t change just because you use a supplement.
More concerning are the many reports of side effects. A troubling number of unhappy clients report having to stop taking the pills because of terrible mood swings and unpleasant stomach problems. Several claim their heartbeat would race every time they drank one of the shakes. The taste is another problem, according to the masses.
The final common complaint worth noting is the issues with subscriptions, more specifically canceling them. There seems to be some difficulty getting out of your plan, meaning you could be left paying for and receiving products you no longer want. This was also one of the most common issues under the previous name, TruVision Health, according to the BBB.
It is possible that the Facebook rating is higher due to comments from representatives and agents who sell the product leaving promotional posts. Truvy is an MLM, after all.
More About the Company
It was only very recently that the company was rebranded from the original name of TruVision Health. There is very little to say about the new company and it has not had time to build, however, it seems the name was the only thing to change.
TruVision Health did not have a great reputation on BBB, with many complaints about the working strategies and product quality. Since Truvy is the same company, this reputation carries over.
Truvy is an MLM (multi-level-marketing) company, which is essentially a legal workaround of a pyramid scheme. What that means is people subscribe to become part of the Truvy chain. They buy products and earn commission from selling them to others and recruiting new people to do the same.
Companies that follow this way of working are notoriously hard to trust because you can never be certain a positive review is genuine or simply someone trying to earn a commission and shift some of their stock.
To sum up Truvy weight loss products:
- They may be beneficial if used as part of a healthy, balanced lifestyle over an extended period, but are going to cost a lot of money along the way.
- If you are trying to lose weight quickly, you are likely to be disappointed in this product.
- As an MLM, Truvy promoters are likely more concerned with recruiting you than aiding in your weight loss journey.
- Despite claiming to follow science rather than fads, there is little scientific backing for the formula being successful.
- Reports of side effects are unacceptably high when compared to report of tangible results.
The bottom line is that there are healthier and more affordable ways to lose weight. Truvy is one of many brands offering this type of product but does not rank near the top of the list.