AdvoCare is something we’ve been hearing about more and more lately, especially with the “healthy living” blogging community praising their products and promising increased energy and weight loss. You might think that AdvoCare is the answer to your weight loss concerns, but think again.
AdvoCare touts themselves as “a premier health and wellness company offering world-class energy, weight-loss, nutrition, and sports performance products along with a rewarding business opportunity.” Their products claim to be formulated with “the highest-quality ingredients,” many of which are “routinely tested as part of the most comprehensive banned substance certification program for dietary supplements in the world.”
This may lead you to believe that the products are natural and safe, especially when they are backed by “professionals from the fields of nutrition, pharmacology, biology, kinesiology and medicine” and are recommended by popular quarterback Drew Brees.
Don’t be fooled, though, when it comes to sports professionals especially, we have to ask ourselves is this a paid endorsement, or honest, trusted medical advice? A bit more digging though the website reveals the truth.
Their popular energy drink, “Spark,” for example is chock full of chemical laden ingredients likely derived from GMOs (natural and artificial flavors, xantham gum, maltodextrin, sucralose…)
Their FAQ page even addresses the concerns with using sucralose (aka splenda), only to dismiss them by praising it as a low calorie sweetener that is approved for use in over 40 countries and has been proven safe by the FDA. The response even goes so far as to claim that “AdvoCare does not use any ingredient deemed to be unsafe or harmful.”
What AdvoCare isn’t telling you is that sucralose is likely derived from GMOs, banned in a number of other countries, and has since been downgraded from “safe” to “caution” after an independent study in Italy linked the sweetener to the development of leukemia in mice.
Don’t fall for the marketing tactics with AdvoCare: they claim (and technically are in the US) “banned-substance free” but that doesn’t always mean safe. You might be tempted to jump on the bandwagon for instant energy and weight loss results, but at what cost to your long term, overall health?
There are plenty of healthier alternatives for weight loss and increased energy:
– maintain a healthy diet full of natural foods
– avoid processed foods and supplements
– drink green juice
– get enough sleep
– stay active and make time for exercise, even if it’s just a quick walk
Don’t waste your money on supplement plans with empty promises and pyramid marketing schemed; the results from programs like AdvoCare will wear off without the necessary lifestyle changes. Rather, shifting our focus to make health our number one priority will yield the permanent results you desire without ingredients that are harmful to your body and longterm health.
– Tori Leigh