Sensa Advanced Review
If you have been doing some online research on weight loss recently, then you might have come across all the Sensa hullabaloo by now, with numerous Sensa reviews being published every second by health related blogs or websites. It is claimed that Sensa is a product that you simply sprinkle on your food (as you would do with salt or sugar), and you will lose in excess of 30 pounds within six months. Some positive Sensa reviews claim that the product works by curbing hunger without affecting the taste of the food, and you don’t have to exercise or change your diet. What a crap! You gotta get sumadat!
In the official website, Dr. Alan Hirsch (an American neurologist, psychiatrist, and Sensa’s creator and designer) tells us that the product is a calorie-free, sugar-free, gluten-free, and sodium-free, and was developed after more than 20 years of extensive clinical research on the influence of its smell and flavor on human emotion, mood and behavior. Dr. Hirsch says that Sensa essentially controls the sensory emotional response to food so as to help you lose weight by eating less. This claim has really been criticized by the FTC, who in January 2014 slapped a settlement charge of $26.5 million to provide refunds to consumers who had bought Sensa.
Most of these consumers had complained that the company was taking advantage of them. In different Sensa reviews sites, the customers said that they were getting billed $89.95 at least once and in many cases multiple times even after cancelling their order. Others also complained that it’s almost impossible to contact Sensa to even cancel their orders.
And it gets even worse…
The payment terms are simply tricky. Despite the official Sensa website by Dr. Hirsch which claims that Sensa is designed to be a “Risk-Free Trial Offer,” most customers claim that if you don’t cancel the free trial after 30 days, the company will start billing your credit card a whopping $89.95 every month until the free trial is cancelled. And while they are busy telling people that they’ll only be charged shipping costs, they fail to make clear that customers will be charged $89.95 until the free trial is cancelled.
Sensa ingredients are very basic, and all of them are very artificial and chemical based. They include:
Maltodextrin – Maltodextrin is an addictive derived from simple sugars which are often found in candy. It is also made of easily digestible carbohydrates derived from corn starch making Sensa to be unsuitable for anyone with a corn allergy. Though it contains fewer calories than sugar, Maltodextrin still packs a sweet punch. Compared to some other types of carbohydrates, Maltodextrin is more easily digested and absorbed rapidly as glucose. however, none of the many online Sensa reviews explains how Maltodextrin helps in weight loss.
Silica – silica is commonly found in nature in minerals within the earth’s crust, in sand or quartz, and also in the cell walls of diatoms (small, unicellular organisms). While silica has many uses, it is a common food addictive mainly used as a flow agent in powdered foods to absorb water. However, despite the convincing claim by some Sensa reviews that it helps weight loss, there is no published evidence whatsoever to support this notion. The main reason why silica could be added to Sensa is so that it can help Sensa absorb water when it is added to your food. This makes Sensa appear to just melt away instead of remaining as crunchy sprinkles.
Tricalcium Phosphate – Tricalcium Phosphate is a key ingredient of Sensa. It is a mineral commonly found in rocks, and is commonly used as an anti-caking agent in powdered spices, and is simply added to Sensa to keep it sprinkly, not clumpy. Furthermore, where on earth is the published evidence that Tricalcium Phosphate helps with weight loss?
Carmine – Carmine is a red color pigment that’s obtained from carminic acid in some scale insects, and is commonly used as a food dye. The process of Carmine making involves boiling down dried insects. Carmine is medically known to cause anaphylactic shock and severe allergic reactions in some people. Again, this is another ingredient with no known clinical research to support that it helps with weight loss. In fact, in most online Sensa reviews, people are questioning the exact reason why it has been added to Sensa. Perhaps as a coloring!
- Sensa is gluten-free, sugar-free, calorie-free, and fat-free.
- Dr. Alan Hirsch, the developer of Sensa, is a world authority on the sensory system.
- No pills to take and it contains no stimulants.
- Can be used on all types of foods and snacks.
- It is extremely convenient to use; there are no meetings, no food restrictions, no pre-packaged foods and no milestones to meet.
- Sensa may not be a long term solution to weight loss.
- It promotes losing weight without making any changes to diet or exercise.
- There are no before and after photos displayed on the official website.
- Sensa does not help anyone discover the real cause of the eating problems and weight issues.
- Product has not been approved by the FDA (ingredients are on the FDA GRAS list).
- Sensa is tasteless to most people; some may be able to taste the product.
- Sensa currently offers a 30-day product trial via their official website, but the full price if you choose to keep the product is not disclosed until you enter personal information.
- The six month kit is available for $289; obviously, not everyone can afford to spend such amount just for weight loss when there are cheaper and more effective alternatives
Sensa also contains natural and artificial flavors, Tartrazine, FD&C Yellow 5, soy and milk ingredients. However, all these ingredients do not seem to contain anything powerfully anti-consumption in it. To make matters worse, Sensa normally asks that if you try their product and you are on medication, then you have to speak to your primary care doctor before starting anything. This is a clear indication that they are not qualified to issue any medical advice, meaning it is completely impossible for them to tell you if Sensa is right for you based on a particular disease or medication regime.
Actually, the compelling reason behind writing this Sensa review is that Sensa is more dangerous that the usual rip-offs. Plus the Sensa website itself lists these possible side effects of using the product: Upset stomach, dizziness, hives, gas, loose bowels, and difficulty breathing. So, while Sensa has actually maintained an authentic-looking website that would con you into spending your hard-earned money, upon digging deeper, due diligence does seem critical.