Friday, March 11, 2005

Trimspa, Baby

So I was on the subway this morning, reading ads on one of the mixed-ads cars, and was directly underneath the new Trimspa ad, the one where they have about a dozen before and after shots of people. And, as always with dietary supplement ads, I try to find the caveats, the "results not typical" section. And there it was, in fine print:

"Average weight loss achieved after 8 weeks using X32 with a reduced calorie diet and exercise was between .6 to .8 pounds per week based on the interim results of an ongoing clinical study."

Jesus. Not even a full pound a week. Correct me if I'm wrong here, but doesn't it sound like Trimspa has almost NOTHING to do with people losing barely a pound from exercising and eating less? Crazy. Maybe Anna Nicole Smith was on Trimspa for a year and a half before she started endorsing the product...