What is f¨¹coTHINTM? f¨¹coTHINTM is a natural, whole food based supplement that is made with a proprietary concentration of fucoxanthin combined with pomegranate seed oil, for a patent-pending formula that is naturally thermogenic. f¨¹coTHINTM has been studied by leading scientists for many years and is the only formula that has human clinical research to confirm its thermogenic effect. * What is thermogenesis? Thermogenesis is the process by which the body increases its metabolic rate, requiring utilization of internal stores of energy, such as fat. f¨¹coTHINTM supports the metabolism or breakdown of fat in white adipose tissue, including belly fat, without stimulating the central nervous system.*1 What is fucoxanthin? Fucoxanthin is a carotenoid (like lutein and lycopene), which is a powerful antioxidant that protects cells from free-radical damage.* It is the pigment that gives brown seaweed its characteristic color and also participates in photosynthesis (the conversion of light into energy). It is found in several different types of brown seaweed. Marine vegetables (edible seaweed) have long been considered among the most nutritious vegetation on Earth, and have been included in the diets of various Asian cultures since ancient times. Epidemiological studies strongly suggest that the consumption of marine vegetables in this population may be a contributing factor to their good health. Fucoxanthin is the first marine algae-derived ingredient with clinically proven thermogenic effect.* It is also known for its powerful antioxidant effect that protects cells from free radical damage.* f¨¹coTHINTM contains an all-natural food concentrate of fucoxanthin from specially cultivated strains of brown marine vegetables grown in pristine waters off the Canary Islands.
All-natural concentrate with fucoxanthin levels 250-500 times higher than wild seaweed
Supports the metabolism or breakdown of fat in white adipose tissue, including belly fat
The first marine algae-derived ingredient with clinically proven thermogenic effect
Does not stimulate the central nervous system and will not cause jitters or lost sleep
Anyone who is seeking to manage body fat and support a healthy metabolic rate while following a balanced diet and a regular exercise regimen
Beware-this can make you GAIN weight I used this overpriced product for several weeks, and it made me GAIN weight, despite a 1000-calorie-per-day diet and doing strenuous exercise 6 days per week. I'm extremely angry about this. I will return to using Biochem's Fat Metabolizer; with that, I can lose an extra pound or two per week, but first I'll have to lose the weight I gained from this product!
Angry Dieter...more info
ONLY THING THINNER IS YOUR WALLET ALL THE PROMISES, BUT NONE OF THE WEIGHT LOSS. THE ONLY THING THINNER IS MY WALLET, DON'T WASTE YOUR MONEY
works for sure!!! I started taking Fucothin in mid-Sept 2007 along with my low sodium meal plan & lost 18 pounds effortlessly by Halloween. Skipped it for several weeks over the holidays, and put on 8 pounds!! I just started taking it again less than 2 weeks ago with my low sodium meal plan and lost the 8 pounds - now going forward for the rest of the winter. My energy is noticeably better when taking Fucothin & I have to force myself to eat some days. Drink lots of water & the weight comes off faster. I recommend this product wholeheartedly. Just wish the price was lower, but look for free shipping & it's worth it. ...more info
It seems to be helping I think I'm losing 1-1.5 lbs more per week than I did before Fucothin. I'm not experiencing any side effects, not jittery or sleepless....more info
Shorted on the softgels I haven't even started this yet, but when I opened the bottle it seemed as if there were not 90 softgels in the bottle. I counted, and , no surprise- only 78, when there are supposed to be 90. Great quality control!...more info
seaweed gels The product was as promised, seemed to work but could not remember to take it......more info
I'm not sure if it works or not yet? I taken almost the whole bottle, but I didn't take as directed, I took one a day instead of three, so I'm sure if it works or not. I can say that I've experience no side effects that I'm aware of and it might be curbing my appetite? I will buy another bottle and hopefully give a more conclusive review later. A friend of mine swears she lost 15 pounds in her belly as a result of it, so that's why I tried it....more info
Too expensive to keep up... Well I have been taking Fucothin for 3 months and just stopped because it was getting ridiculously expensive...plus I was getting hives on it. Anyhow, did it help lose belly fat, weight? Not sure, I eat about 1500-1600 cals a day, exercise 5 times a week, I also take Tonalin CLA, anyhow yes i have noticed my waist is slimmer, but I have lost 8 pounds...so I can't attribute it to the Fucothin. Between the hives and money, I'd rather spend my money on some organic veggies :)...more info
Avoid this product Avoid this product. I actually gained weight. I was on it for about a month and my mid-section actually got bigger, not smaller. Don't believe the miracle in the bottle. ...more info
Fucothin I really didn't see a difference with this product, but I am willing to try something once....more info
Not sure what is happening.... I love the IDEA of the product and will keep taking it for 2 months. I have started a workout program 4 x a week, but still see a tummy. (and yes, my diet is clean...) I'm just not sure what it is doing at this point.
Not good for me This product was not good for me. I have high blood pressure. It's controlled by medication. Fucothin made my ears roar. This is an indication it is elevating my blood pressure. My readings were higher the 3 weeks I took it....more info
Didn't work for me I decided to try fucothin because of recent articles I had read on the product and its ability to increase metabolism without changing your diet or exercise habits. I bought two bottles because it claims to take six weeks to work. My job is extremely physical, but otherwise I did not change anything. I was about halfway through the second bottle before I noticed the smelly urine. Luckily I had read the previous reviews, so I knew what was happening. Unfortunately, I did not have the weight loss that the others claimed, or I wouldn't have minded the smell. I had actually gained two pounds. Between the rotten vegetable smell and the weight gain, I decided it wasn't worth it to keep taking the pills. I had even tried doubling up the doses like another person suggested just to get rid of the pills faster. Another side effect was the warm patches that would appear on various areas of my body. So I was getting the thermal effect, it just wasn't causing me to lose weight. But the extra heat sure is good for winter in Wisconsin! Bottom line: don't expect a miracle pill, it isn't going to work for everyone. Proper diet and exercise is the best way to go....more info
Amazing for me! Garden Of Life fucoTHIN, 90-Count Bottle
I had been rigorously exercising for months without any results (due to a medication I was taking) until I started using this stuff in conjunction with generally eating less/ being totally devoted to a new 'health plan' (diet... but I hate that word)
Fucothin helped my dad lose about 20 pounds. It's been a year and he has kept it off, so I decided to try it myself. In the beginning I was skeptical BUT it has been only three weeks and I have lost 9 pounds! I KNOW that I would not have lost so much weight without the help of Fucothin. It may just be me, but Fucothin actually helped curb my appetite as well. It has really worked for me! I have also experienced NO weird side effects at all, perhaps aided by the large amount of water I drink? Regardless, I really believe this stuff is legit; Garden of Life is a reputable company...
Ultimately, I highly recommend using Fucothin, exercise, and a revision of your diet to help you lose weight. Basically if you are not a complete idiot it will work!
Diet Pills I think the product was pretty good - I still have not lost weight, but what I have heard its gradual weight loss which is better. I feel good and have more energy, I have a few friends who have tried this and lost weight.... I am hoping soon I will begin to loose weight. My appetite did decrease... ...more info
fucothin may really work! I've been taking fucothin for 2 months now. I have not had any of the foul smelling urine others have reported. What I have noticed is I can eat anything I want and not gain weight. Even when I have eaten soooo bad and step on the scale just knowing that I gained, I either stayed the same or actually went down a little bit. That never happens to me! I'm actually going to start counting calories and exercising because I feel like if I do that I'll really see results!...more info
I feel sluggish and dizzy Since I started taking fuco thin, i am feeling sluggish and very dizzy.
I lost 40 lbs since feb 2007 and I love jordan's products, so I decided to try the fuco thin.
I started on thursday, and by friday I have been dizzy and no energy and also craving carbs.
I have been on a detox diet, candida cleanse and I have been on 5 meals a day and 4 oz of protein with each meal.
I am also doing a parasite cleanse and I am drinking 3 liters of water a day, plus sauna, walking, oxygen, and cell cleanse.
I will stay on fuco thin a couple more days to see if my body needs to adjust.
I gained 2 lbs since I started on fuco thin...more info
It takes time but it works!! Fucothin is not an instant miracle product and it's not advertised to be. Over time I have noticed a difference in how my clothes fit through the abdomen. When I stopped using Fucothin for about a month, I noticed that my clothes were getting tighter and tighter. After I resumed taking Fucothin for several weeks, then I noticed the reduction again. Deciding whether Fucothin will work for you after only a week or two is wrong. Allow four to six weeks....more info
fucoTHIN review This product is effective in weight loss. As an adjunct to exercise and diet, it is a valuable aid. ...more info
Didn't Work for Me... I was disappointed that this product did absolutely nothing. I have about 25 pounds to lose, exercised (Bikram yoga) a minimum of 3X per week, and kept calories under 1500. After 2 months, the only weightloss I experienced was in my wallet! ...more info
doesn't work at all I have finished 3 bottles of Fucothin so far and it absolutely does nothing for weight loss. I'm certainly not
buying Fucothin again. I didn't gain weight from it but I didn't lose one ounce. Even with more diligent exercise and a change in diet, I lost no weight at all~! Don't waste your money on this product! It's
This stuff truly does work.... I started taking Fucothin about 8-9 weeks ago. I am an 18 year old male that is 5'10 and weighs(ed) 185. I took only the 1 pill for each meal for almost three weeks. Then I read the bottle again and realized that I had forgotten to up the dosage. I upped the dosage and started taking 3 at each meal. I have lost about 12lbs. I eat no differently actually in some cases I have been eating worse. I have continued to work out exactly the same as before. I'm impressed. I do like the fact that I can cheat to some degree. I had heard of some people have urine trouble as far as their urine smelling I have had not trouble whatsoever. That is why the bottle says to drink eight ounces of water with the pills. ...more info
Helped me break my plateau! I started a diet last june (2006) lost about 20-25 pounds then hit this plateau in November (2006). I tried everything from exercising more, eating less calories, eating more calories, balancing my Omega 3's, switch my diet around, nothing seemed to work. Long story short i have been taking Fucothin for about 2 weeks (may 2007) and i have lost two pound per week!!! Of course i have been eating health and watching my portion size, but i am not counting calories and i do exercise...but i have been doing that and couldn't break it! So, truly this is a blessing i also recommend Jordan Rubin's book The Great Physician's Rx for Health and Wellness here is the link if you want to look it up. The Great Physician's Rx for Health and Wellness...more info
I love Fucothin I've been using Fucothin since the beginning of the year; I don't rely soley on such products but incorporate regular high-intensity exercise as well. I've lost 12 pounds since January and the belly fat has definately diminished, which it did NOT do when I just did an exercise routine before. And there are NO side effects!...more info
Well, this item definitely helps stop my cravings!!! New update --change my mind... I would change the stars to 1 Below is what I wrote when I first tried fucothin. I knew it was a risk but the research I read was convincing enough for me to want to give it a try. Once I was suing the product consistently, about 2 weeks into its use -- I noticed that my urine was smelling like rotted vegetables, the odor was strong it wafted up from the toilet. y urine also became cloudy and dark. It took me several days to figure out what might the cause - I suspected fucothin because it is made from (Japanese) brown seaweed. I also noticed I started craving cakes and sweets and was not able to control those urges -- the opposite of my initial experience. You are supposed to take fucothin for 6 weeks before you will experience the thermogenic (fat-burning) effect. I do serious cardio 5 -6 times a week and lift serious weights 2-3 times a week. Though I kept up with my cardio in the Am, by PM I had not energy to lift weights. All of this led me to suspect it was the fucothin-- as it was the only thing I changed.
So I stopped taking it. It took about 4 days for my urine to stop smelling, being cloudy, and burning. I realized that a certain malaise I had been feeling was lifting. And my food cravings stopped.
These kinds of supplements have different effects on different people so if this interests you give it a try -- but only get one bottle (a month's worth.) I bought 3 more after my initial positive experience. Though I got them at a great price on Amazon -- I am now stuck with a more than 3 month supply that cost me nearly $100. And my experience was bad enough, I would not give it to anyone.
My original very positive review follows:
I am on a plan in which I eat 6 small meals instead of 3 large ones and snacks. (Keeps metabolism burning more sustainedly throughout the day.) I also exercise with cardio 5 days a week and lifting weights 2-3 days a week.
My biggest problem is at night when I crave sweets -- it get so bad, that to minimize damage I will binge on fruit -- which is still a lot of sugar going into my system late in the evening -- which is very fat-producing.
Though I got Fucothin as an addition to my panoply of thermogenics, it had a side benefit completely unexpected. If I eat my food on time, spaced throughout the day as it should be, I can manage my late night sweet cravings quite well with some part skim ricotta cheese mixed with Splenda sweetened protein powder.
I can't comment on its thermogenic effects as it is to be taken consistently for at least 6 weeks before its effects kick in. I have not done that yet....more info
in my opinion before i purchased this product i would want to know how affective it was and how long it took to take affect! well i started taking fucothin about 3 weeks ago and it states that you might not see results for up to 6 weeks but i have noticed that just in thime that i have been taking 3 a day i can pull my jeans up and down without unbuttoning them! just so you know you do have to change your diet but they make it so easy for you just go to PerfectWeightAmerica.com and they set it all up for you!!! GOOD LUCK AND GOD BLESS!!!
It takes awhile. This product works,the only thing I was not crazy about it takes 6-8 weeks before you start losing weight....more info
Two Months And A Smaller Waist I compared measurements from a previous diet where I weighed 5-10 lbs. less and my waist is an inch less now after having been on FucoThin for about two months. I also started to drop a little weight after having reached a very stubborn plateau. I do more aerobic activity (bike riding) now but less weight and upper body work so not a lot of crunches and so on but the flab seems to be slowly disappearing anyway. I also started taking a Spring Valley Super B complex and I think that has also been useful....more info
great on timeing I have not taken them long enough to know how they work yet but they are easy to swollow and im hopeing they will work. Anyway i am sure glad they got here so fast. God Bless...more info
taking for about four months now I actually started taking this for other reasons after doing some research on PubMed. One thing I will say up front is that I'm only taking one pill in the morning, not three a day. I have not had the "seaweed-pee" effect. It has made me much more sensitive to caffeine, but I suppose it's good I'm cutting back. I did feel "off" the first couple weeks, and I occasionally crave beets (go figure), but I think there is a good reason for that.
There is something important to remember when taking this product. It triggers the metabolism of white fat cells. What many people don't realize is that the body uses fat (more so white than brown) as a sort of garbage can. Chemicals that it cannot properly metabolize, especially chemicals that are oligophillic (oil-soluble) rather than hydrophillic (water soluble, which tend to be urinated away), are simply sequestered into fat cells. It's the body's equivalent of "sweeping under the rug". So, if you have things like pesticides and such sequestered in your fat cells, and you add fucoxanthin and suddenly start metabolism in your fat, all the sequestered stuff is suddenly dumped back into your system. In the long run it's good to clean it out, but it can make you feel like crap at the beginning.
If you take this, start with just one in the morning, not the recommended three. Also, cut back a bit on caffeine. (If you're on other health supplements, taurine, guarana extract, and yerba mate extract *are* caffeine. Caffeine is a simple, flat, *non-chiral* molecule.) Drink extra clean water to help your body flush. Eat more fresh veggies to help break down extra homocystine. ...more info
Best Fat Burner I just love this fat burner. It's all natural and is having a great result on my weight loss. Slight after taste, but goes away after a week of using this product. ...more info
Garden of Life fuco THIN I was looking for a product that was natural, and fucoThin fit the bill. I tried taking just one three times for a couple of days, and then two three times a day, finally three, three time a day. I seem to have lost inches and inches of my belly. I would use fucoTHIN again. I had no side affects, no sleeping problems, no jiggers. Keep in mind though if you take three three times a day you will need to invest in a couple of 180 count bottles. I think they need to put more in the bottle for the money....more info
No miracle but... I haven't seen any miracle results but I do feel better and a little lighter....more info
Great Product I find this product does help with curbing my cravings. It has also made me feel full sooner when eating a meal. And it is healthy for you, no hype, no jitters. I am sticking with it! My husband is taking it too and finds the same results. I would recommend this to anyone. You still need to exercise and watch your food intake and what you are eating. Common Sense!...more info
Game time on FucoThin! Game on! FucoThin is the best thermogenic on the market!
Don't waste your $ on imitators or other diet products.
note - It does take about 2 bottles to see results, be patient. It will work!
If you're impatient and want to see results in a week, this isn't the product for you.
You'll end up like all the other impatient haters that want a magic pill.
But, if you clean up your nutrition, get off the couch and move at little bit, along with taking the FucoThin.........after 2 months you'll be glad you did.
not working i was really hopeful because i feel my metabolism is sluggish and was excited to find something natural that might speed it up.
i've been exercising 3-5 times a week for the past 3 months now, and have a very healthy diet... i've been taking 3 pills 3x a day, as prescribed... i waited patiently for the results that were said to typically start kicking in after 6-8 weeks. going on my 3rd month and NOTHING. i feel like a sucker for wasting all that money and energy.
FUCOTHIN: Pros and Cons I've been taking Fucothin for three weeks. I have lost 7 pounds in 17 days which is a healthy loss rate. However, I suspect a 1000-1200 daily calorie count has done most of the work. I have not been exercising due to a pulled muscle. I will say it's been easier to eat that little than I would have suspected and perhaps that's due to the Fucothin. However, that is not one of their claims.
I have not had any problems with urine or "jitters" but the reason I am taking time to write this is there is a DEFINITE issue with SLEEP DEPRIVATION! There have been three times now where I've missed my "dinner pills" and have taken them at 8:00 or 9:00 and all three times were the ONLY times I had problems sleeping - awake unti 1:00 or 2:00 am. There is no doubt in my mind there is a correlation.
In addition, when you start doing the math, taking 9 pills a day makes this product a $[...] per month investment. I can eat very healthily buying everything fresh and natural for that money.
I will be discontinuing the Fucothin when the bottle is done at 6 pills per day - about another week. I'll see whether the weight loss stops and/or I regain....more info
I LOVE THIS STUFF.............. OK, I AM OVER 40 AND MY METABOLISM HAS SLOWED WAY DOWN especially AFTER 4 KIDS!!! ANYWAY I STARTED TAKING THE FUCOTHIN 2 WEEKS BEFORE EASTER! I HAD GIVEN UP MEATS, SWEETS AND COFFEE FOR LENT WHICH WAS VERY HARD! OK SO I'M CATHOLIC!! ANYWAY I TRY TO EXCERISE 2-3 DAYS A WEEK FOR 30 MINUTES AT THE MOST PLUS RUN AROUND ALL DAY WITH MY KIDS. I COULD NOT BELIEVE THAT I COULD ACTUALLY FIT INTO MY SIZE 6-7 PAIR OF BLUE JEANS THAT I COULDN'T FIT INTO 2 WEEKS AGO!I WAS SO SUPRIZED! I DONT REALLY LIKE TO SEE MYSELF IN THE MIRROR NAKED BUT I NOTICED THAT MY BELLY FAT WAS ACTUALLY DISAPPEARING YOU KNOW THE ONE BELOW YOUR C-SECTION SCAR AND I HADN'T DONE ONE SIT UP! SO WAS IT THE FUCOTHIN? OR MY DIET WITHOUT SWEETS/MEATS/COFFEE FOR 40 DAYS? I DONT KNOW BUT I RAN OUT & SO DID MY LOCAL NUTRITION STORE! OKAY SO WHAT DID I TAKE! THE BOX SAYS YOU CAN START WITH 1 SOFTGEL 3 TIMES DAILY WITH FOOD AND AT LEAST 8 OZ OF WATER! I WENT FOR THE ADVANCED USAGE AND TOOK 3 SOFTGELS 3 TIMES A DAY WITH FOOD AND WATER! CRAZY I KNOW BUT I WANTED RESULTS AND FAST AND IT WORKED FOR ME!! I AM SO THRILLED! I KNOW EVERYONE BODY IS DIFFERENT THATS JUST HOW GOD CREATED US! OH I FORGOT I DID DO THE PERFECT CLEANSE FROM GARGEN OF LIFE FOR 2 WEEKS BEFORE I STARTED THE FUCOTHIN! THE SMELLY URINE DOES NOT BOTHER ME! I AM AN ER NURSE AND WHEN I NOTICED THE SMELLY URINE I JUST DRANK LOTS OF CRANBERRY JUICE AND MORE WATER TO FLUSH OUT MY SYSTEM. I JUST STARTED MY 50 SOMETHING YEAR OLD HUSBAND ON THEM AND I WILL LET YOU KNOW HOW HE DOES. HE NEVER EXERCISES! I PLAN ON PUTTING ALL MY CO-WORKERS ON THE DIET WITH ME TOO! I WILL LEAVE ANOTHER REVIEW IN A FEW WEEKS AND LET YOU KNOW HOW ITS GOING! I HOPE THIS HELPS SOME! WHAT DO YOU HAVE TO LOOSE! YOU NEED TO READ DR JORDAN RUBIN BOOK THE MAKERS DIET FIRST AND OF COURSE TALK TO YOUR DOCTOR TOO!...more info
BEWARE! Beware of buying from this person. They are not associated in ANY way to Garden of Life. Garden of Life REQUIRES that their resellers sell Fucothin 90 ct for 34.97 and the 180 ct for $55.97. They have been unable to stop this person because Amazon will NOT give away their name. Do NOT buy from them!...more info