Is Right Size Smoothie a Scam or Legitimate Product?
You may have seen an advertisement for "Right Size Smoothie" on TV, radio or in a newspaper or magazine? You may have thought that the advertising claims seemed "too good to be true" as the announcer says if you need to lose more weight, "just drink more smoothies!"
There are really 3 questions to ask:
Does the product work as claimed?
Are there any problems in ordering or returning the product?
Is it safe? What is in a Right Size Smoothie?
The advertisement implies that consuming more of the product causes you to lose more weight, something that seems quite illogical, unless the product is either a laxative, contains inert substances only, contains stimulants or contains appetite suppressants. The advertisement sounds like hype. Their website provides a statement that sounds more reasonable:
"Our products may help you take the edge off weight-loss. When used as part of a reduced calorie diet and exercise plan, RightSize products may help."
That seems similar to Slim Fast, which is very popular with some consumers. Of course, the key to any weight loss may lie outside of the Right Size product itself, in their statement: "a reduced calorie and exercise program". Which, of course, you can do without the smoothies.
Does the product work, as advertised?
We have not tested the product, and have seen no tests of Right Size Smoothie by universities, independent research organizations or government agencies. We cannot comment upon whether the product works. So, we are asking for your consumer experiences with the product and the company.
Comments against the product:
Comments supporting the product:
Any problems ordering or returning Right Size products?
We have seen a number of reports that the product is difficult to return and difficult to obtain a refund. Click on the links below to see these reports on other websites:
- Difficult to return Right Size Smoothie on RipOffReport.com
- Unauthorized charges billed to credit card on Scam.com Excerpt: "Here is the kicker. They take your credit card and sign you up for 2 other companies which will bill you monthly $14 each and charge $25 for a sign up you did not authorize. "
- ConsumerAffairs.com - Numerous complaints, ranging from the product simply doesn't work as advertised to unauthorized charges and difficult or expensive returns and refunds.
Is the product safe?
Again, without an independent analysis, testing and review of the products by a qualified laboratory and agency, we cannot comment on the safety of Right Size Smoothies. We can tell you whatthe company says is in the smoothies:
Ingredients in a "Lean Cocoa Bean" Right Size Smoothie
Their website The following ingredients list comes from the Right Size website, on this page: http://www.rightsizeonline.com/Smoothie-Mix/RightSize-Lean-Cocoa-Bean.asp. The "SupplementGeek" website has an interesting review of the ingredients in the product.
INGREDIENTS: COCOA (PROCESSED WITH ALKALI), CANOLA OIL
COMPLEX [CANOLA OIL, CORN SYRUP SOLIDS, SODIUM CASEINATE (A MILK
DERIVATIVE), DIPOTASSIUM PHOSPHATE, MONO- AND DIGLYCERIDES, SILICON DIOXIDE
(AN ANTICAKING AGENT)], SOY PROTEIN ISOLATE, FRUCTOSE, SOY PROTEIN
CONCENTRATE, APPEMINE [RESISTANT MALTODEXTRIN (SOLUBLE DIETARY FIBER),
GUARANA SEED EXTRACT, GREEN TEA EXTRACT, GINGER ROOT EXTRACT, CINNAMON BARK
EXTRACT, CAYENNE PEPPER], MINERAL BLEND [DICALCIUM PHOSPHATE, DIMAGNESIUM
PHOSPHATE, DIPOTASSIUM PHOSPHATE, ZINC GLUCONATE, COPPER GLUCONATE,
MANGANESE SULFATE, CHROMIUM PICOLINATE, SODIUM MOLYBDATE, SODIUM SELENITE],
POTASSIUM CITRATE, SILICON DIOXIDE (AN ANTICAKING AGENT), CELLULOSE GUM,
XANTHAN GUM, CARRAGEENAN, SALT, ACESULFAME POTASSIUM, NATURAL AND ARTIFICIAL
FLAVOR, VITAMIN BLEND [ASCORBIC ACID, dl-ALPHA-TOCOPHERYL ACETATE,
NIACINAMIDE, VITAMIN A PALMITATE, d-CALCIUM PANTOTHENATE, PRYIDOXINE
HYDROCHLORIDE, RIBOFLAVIN, THIAMIN MONONITRATE, FOLIC ACID, BIOTIN,
PHYTONADIONE, CHOLECALCIFEROL (VITAMIN D3), CYANOCOBALMIN (VITAMIN B12)],
Contains Milk, Soy.
What does the Better Business Bureau say?
Given the large number of complaints we found about "Right Size Smoothies", and 69 complaints filed with the BBB as of August 2013, the BBB's F rating, the worst rating possible, for this company is hardly surprising. See this page on the BBB.org website.
This Business is not BBB
Right Size Health and Nutrition LLC
(888) 217-5259750 Oakwood Road, Lake Zurich, IL 60047-1519
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