Kirstie Alley weight loss supplements are as bad as they get. Don’t pay attention to the celebrity endorsement. The lead product, Rescue Me, is useless. Here is what is in it.
Kirstie Alley Weight Loss Supplements
Kirstie Alley weight loss products are marketed on two websites: (KirstieAlley.com and Kirstie Alley’s Organic Liaison). However, after quite a bit of effort tracking down what they are made of, I have concluded that she does not want to publicize the ingredients of the main product, called Rescue Me. There is a good reason for this, since it is pretty crappy.
Unfortunately, too much junk is promoted for weight loss all over the internet. It swamps out information about truly useful products. This is certainly the case with Rescue Me.
I was all set to evaluate the ingredients list and do some research on them so I could explain here what they might do for weight loss. However, the list is either not there or it is so well hidden that I couldn’t find it.
Fortunately, others online have purchased the product and posted scans or photos of the label information. It takes some persistence to find it through a Google search on the combination of “organic liaison” AND “nutrition facts.” Some interesting results came from a TV news station in Dallas via a TV news station in Portland (Doctor finds mostly sugar in Kirstie Alley’s diet formula). This is a quote from that post by Dr. Ilana Bragin:
The Web site doesn’t list what’s in the product, so News 8 in Dallas purchased a bottle of the “Rescue Me” elixir for $49.95 and brought it to Methodist Dallas Medical Center Dr. Ilana Bragin. Her specialty is weight loss management.
“The nutrition facts don’t ever lie,” Dr. Bragin said as she examined the label. “What I see here is a bunch of juices – you’ve got grape juice, lime juice, some cranberry juice and you’ve got a lot of sugar. You’ve got agave nectar as the second or third ingredient, which is basically sugar.”
“This is really a lot of juice, some sugar, and a couple vitamins that haven’t ever been proven ever to do very much for your appetite suppression or weight loss,” Bragin concluded.
Another site had this image of the Nutrition Facts label:
This is just a summary of certain components of what is the Rescue Me product, not a complete ingredients list.
As Dr. Bragin pointed out, this is a big sugar load -10 grams of sugars out of 15 grams of carbohydrates. All 60 calories per serving can be accounted for by sugar.
Any vitamins and minerals on the label are pointless.
I really don’t like to be a nattering nabob of negativism. However, sometimes junk like this annoys me so much that I have to say something. There, I feel better now.
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