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BioTrust IC-5

BioTrust IC5 is diet supplement that offers the customer advanced insulin support and carbohydrate management in order to lose fat. It benefits from a convincing looking website and an ethical image but it is hard to find a customer who has actually taken this supplement.

The bottom line with a diet pill is whether it will help you lose weight so we look into IC5 to find if it works!

BioTrust IC-5 Pros

  • Good looking website
  • Long guarantee
  • Appears to be an ethical company gives money to many childrens’ charities

BioTrust IC-5 Cons

  • Fairly expensive
  • Misleading information about carbohydrates
  • Creates an impression that this supplement may prevent diabetes
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BioTrust IC-5 Review

BioTrust IC-5 Facts

  • Company founded by Josh Benzoni and Joel Marion
  • Company make a number of charitable donations
  • Each bottle of BioTrust IC-5 contains 120 capsules

BioTrust IC5 is a diet pill produced by American company Biotrust. The company produce a range of products that are aimed at providing “honest nutrition for your ultimate body” and is run by two nutritionists Josh Benzoni and Joel Marion. IC5 is a supplement which contains five ingredients supposed to manage your insulin levels.

You would have to be made of stone not to be impressed by the Biotrust Company. It is run by two charismatic looking guys who contribute to a range of charitable concerns that help children both in the USA and overseas. In addition both the founders are nutritionists, have been on TV and their company and products features in the media including Oxygen and Men’s Fitness magazine.

This company certainly has the right look and the right credentials. In addition, Biotrust offer a year’s guarantee on each product and a charitable contribution with each purchase so it seems almost churlish to pick through the details of the Biotrust IC-5 supplement in case it is not as good as the image suggests!

As well as IC5, Biotrust market other supplements around health and weight loss. These include Absorb Max aimed at reducing food intolerances, Lepti Burn a supplement which promotes fat burning and contains Irvingia Gabonensis (mango seeds) and Pro X10 a probiotic supplement which is supposed to promote healthy bowel function. (See our investigation on probiotics).

IC5 is advertised as providing advanced insulin support and carbohydrate management in order to promote health and weight loss.

The aim of this supplement is to promote healthy insulin function and the website goes to great lengths to explain why this is important. The only thing that it doesn’t explain is that how this will really help you lose weight!

To use BioTrust IC5 take two capsules before meals containing carbohydrates. According to the website, the science will do the rest… There is a lot of information about insulin on the website. This is all a bit confusing and not helped by the 6 minutes film which uses a cartoon drawing style to explain the process.

The advertising points out that a diet of processed food and carbs, causes insulin resistance. This happens when insulin which is made in the pancreas becomes overloaded and unable to remove glucose (blood sugar) from the blood stream. Insulin resistance is a precursor for type 2 diabetes and a range of medical problems including obesity.

The IC5 advertising claims that the supplement will transform carbohydrates into being good for weight loss by improving your insulin sensitivity. Essentially this means that the body will use insulin more effectively and clear blood sugars more quickly.

When muscle tissue is sensitive to insulin, glycogen (the carbohydrates stored by the muscles) will not convert to fat but is stored by the body as muscle. When insulin is out of control, carbs will store as fat.

Low carb dietsThis supplement is supposed to help you to continue to eat carbs as part of your daily diet. It contains five ingredients that will “supercharge” your insulin levels before you eat carbohydrates.

Surprisingly the advertising does not recommend you make changes to your diet and the major problem with this (and the product) is that the difference between eating complex carbs or simple carbs is never identified. Eating carbs is essential for health because they provide the body with energy. However, carbs cannot be lumped together into one group.

Complex carbs – those that take long to break down into glucose include natural fruit, whole grains, pulses and beans. They contain fibre and starch and most Americans do not eat enough of this necessary food group.

Most food on the supermarket shelves contains refined, simple carbs with high levels of sugars and fructose. Simple carbs –provided by white flour and high levels of sugar such as cookies and sodas do not provide much nutritional benefit but add to weight gain

Source: carbohydrates

We cannot see that taking a supplement and continuing to eat a diet which contains a lot of refined carbohydrates is good for health. It seems like taking a headache pill before you actually have a headache.

BioTrust IC-5 Concerns:

  • No independent customer feedback
  • Misleading information about carbohydrates
  • You are advised you can eat MORE carbs than before and still lose weight

What Does BioTrust IC-5 Claim To Do?

The product advertising claims that taking two capsules before each meal will,

supercharge your insulin sensitivity before each carbohydrate containing meal in just a few seconds

The five ingredients are described as being;

clinically proven to increase insulin sensitivity and blood sugar management

The advertising maintains that;

going low carb for an extended period of time is a painful option

and that with the aid of this supplement;

you can enjoy even MORE carbohydrates than you currently are, while losing even more fat when you utilize this one simple solution:

At no point do the advertisers differentiate between the type of carbohydrates you eat or recommend any dietary changes. The message seems to be that you can eat what you like as long as you take the supplement beforehand. We found this very disappointing.

So What Is BioTrust IC-5 and What Are The Ingredients For BioTrust IC-5?

IC5 is a diet pill that comes with some medical looking advice around the role of insulin in the body. It contains five ingredients.

Dosage refers to serving size of two capsules.

  • Cinnamon Bark (250mg): There has been a lot of clinical testing carried out on this commonplace household ingredient the only conclusion has to be that results are inconclusive. Some tests have indicated, “Cinnamon reduces serum glucose, triglyceride, LDL cholesterol, and total cholesterol in people with type 2 diabetes” This looks very promising but not all tests have yielded the same results.

One clinical test carried out by the University of Maastricht indicated that cinnamon;

does not improve whole-body insulin sensitivity or oral glucose tolerance

This test was carried out on postmenopausal women.

The scientists carrying out the trial recommend that;

more research on the proposed health benefits of cinnamon supplementation is warranted before health claims should be made


  • Berberis Aristata root bark extract, containing 97% Berberine (250mg): Berberine is a chemical found in natural plants and Berberis Aristata also known as tree turmeric, is a South Asian plant from Sri Lanka.
    Although much of the clinical testing so far has been carried out using animals, including diabetic rats, one pilot test carried out on humans indicates that Berberine;

is a potent oral hypoglycaemic agent with beneficial effects on lipid metabolism

It looks potentially good for the management of diabetes but it may cause some side effects. According to testing carried out by the Department of Endocrinology, Xinhua Hospital, 34% of subjects suffered temporary gastrointestinal side effects. Source:

  • Pterocarpus Marsupium, Patented Silbinol extract (100mg): Trademarked extract derived from the Indian Kino a deciduous tree native to India, Sri Lanka and Nepal. This extract may be effective for the management of diabetes because of its high antioxidant capabilities. According to the Silbinol product information, testing has been carried out using rats and has been effective in reducing diet-induced hyperlipidemia.

  • Fenugreek extract (100mg): Fenugreek is a popular Indian spice, which is responsible for the distinctive pungent aroma of some types of curry. Fenugreek seeds have been tested for their use in the management of diabetes type 1 and proven to be effective. In one clinical trial, using 100mg of fenugreek seeds daily was found to;

significantly reduce fasting blood sugar and improve the glucose tolerance test


  • R alpha lipoic acid (65mg): Chemical vitamin with high antioxidant levels and present in some foodstuffs including yeast, offal, green veg and potatoes. This acid is used to reduce some of the nerve related symptoms of diabetes such as the pain and numbness of limbs. In Germany, this is mainstream treatment for the management of diabetes.

So What Does All This Mean?

Some of the ingredients contained in IC-5 are used in the management of diabetes and have some proven benefits for this condition.

However, it does not necessarily follow that taking a supplement will prevent against type 2 diabetes or help you lose weight. Diet can play a contributory role in contracting diabetes but it is not the only reason.

Diabetes type 2 can be caused by a range of risk factors including:

  • Carrying too much excess fat
  • High blood pressure or cholesterol
  • Genetic reasons – if a close family member has it you may be more at risk
  • Previously suffering from gestational diabetes
  • Medication


Taking this supplement is not as good as making changes to your diet and we feel that taking IC5 may fool people into maintaining an unhealthy lifestyle.
If you fear you are at risk from diabetes, you should contact your doctor for advice.

Does BioTrust IC-5 Have Any Side Effects?

IC5 appears to be safe although it may cause temporary gastro intestinal side effects due to the Berberine content.

Biotrust do not warn against any side effects.

Caution: Avoid if pregnant or breast feeding. If you feel you at risk from diabetes take medical advice.

Any BioTrust IC-5 Reviews From Customers?

Biotrust IC5 is fairly new on the market and as yet, we cannot find one independent customer review.

So Does BioTrust IC-5 Work?

How will you be able to tell if it works or if it doesn’t? We cannot say that if you use this supplement, your chances of contracting type 2 diabetes might be reduced because this type of advice should be left to the professionals. We can only recommend that you take medical advice and make changes to your lifestyle if you are at risk.

We cannot see why IC-5 should make you lose much weight, especially if you trust it to counteract your carbohydrate intake.

Where Can I Buy BioTrust IC-5?

IC-5 is fairly costly and available direct from the Biotrust website.

One bottle of 90 capsules costs $69.00. It should last you one month if you take the recommended 2 capsule serving twice a day.

You can make savings by buying in bulk and 6 bottles costs a fairly expensive $294.

US shipping costs an added $9.95 on each order and international customers will have to contact the company to find out the overseas shipping costs.

All orders come with a free download eBook Fat Burning Smoothies and milk shakes.

What About A Guarantee

There is a money back guarantee and it is valid for one year after purchase, making this look like one of the best guarantees we are ever likely to see.

It appears that the company will refund or exchange with another Biotrust product within one year. You need to contact the company in advance for a Return Merchandise Authorization Number (RMA#) or an Exchange Merchandise Number (EMA#) and the Return Address.

Watchdog Verdict

We loved the look of the Biotrust website, the co founders Josh and Joel, their charitable concerns and the guarantee. However, we cannot say the same for this supplement.

IC5 is a confusing product and we cannot see how it will really help you lose weight.

Maybe we have missed the point but surely the way to lose weight while eating carbohydrates is to change the type of carbohydrates you eat? Josh and Joel are nutritionists so they should have pointed out the differences between the types of carbs and how these can affect your health and weight loss.

We feel that this supplement may lull people into thinking they can continue to eat unhealthily and that taking these pills will put it right. We’re not convinced by the marketing and cannot see how it can work, so for all these reasons, we have no other choice but to reject this supplement.

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  1. Veronica says:

    I bought the product on September and am now on the third bottle and no weigh loss at all. I have sent emails to the company requesting some more information but all I get in response is a email asking to subscribe to a forum which I eventually did but my questions are not posted there. I can see some other people with questions that not have a clear reply. I got three bottles because of the promise they have about loosing between 20 to 30 pounds but nothing. I’ve requested information on how to send them back and get my money back but no reply. My advise is just no to go for them as I did just because I was impressed with the presentation. Reading this made me aware of what I had should seen before rushing into buying them just to waste money. One last thing I burning in my liver and I now think it could be associated with this as it only started a few weeks ago!

    • Al Fields says:

      Have you received your refund yet?

      • Ksunka says:

        By all means eat a good variety of foods, the more nautarl is generally thought to be better for you. Feel free to lower your intake of soda pop and other sugary foods, but carbohydrates are necessary energy. Carbs are the energy you use to run, for instance.Grains, which are often thought of as carbs, also contain amino acids, which are the building blocks of proteins. Proteins are what allow every cell of your body to function, and are especially important for building muscle. To intake a full complement of amino acids, eat grains (especially whole grains)- found in bread, pasta etc- and Legumes, such as beans. Meats also contain a full complement of amino acids.many low carb diets don’t consider whole grains carbs since they have a large amount of fiber in them, which helps your digestive system keep itself healthy, but they would still help provide energy for running. Weightlifting would help you become more defined than cardio exercises such as running, biking etc, which raise your metabolism and help you stay trim. Weightlifting would add muscle bulk and define your muscular structure as well as strengthen other muscle groups. Food choices honestly won’t define. Food provides opportunity for your body to become something; opportunity to live, grow, become. You still have a choice to make: store that opportunity in fat, or use that opportunity to build muscle and strengthen your heart and lungs. The choice is whether or not to exercise, and what kind of exercise you do.

    • joan says:

      their hotline is 1800 766 5086 if that helps!

    • ChrisH says:

      Full disclosure, I have NOT tried IC-5. I also have a slightly different take that everyone may wish to consider…

      I am not diabetic, but I am someone that can diet smartly and workout regularly and still gain weight from even looking at something chocolate. It doesn’t help that I have a severe sweet tooth. Over my 44 years, or at least the 18 since the USMC, I have found that the only diet that works for me is Atkins, aka low carb. I have always found that while this helped me with weight control is also had digestive issues – lack of regularity. I found that probiotics worked well to aid in this area.

      So here is where IC-5 comes in to play… From an ad on a news website I fell for a presentation that could very well have been made by the same people at IC-5 for KeyBiotics. Same pitch – higher quality, pure ingredients, better than others, wider range of strands, etc. etc. Even their web styles are very similar. I had been taking the 25′s (lowest dosage) of the GNC brand, which were half the price. Figured I would supercharge (I did mention USMC…and being a guy, right?) with KeyBiotics. 6 bottles later, the last 2 taken at double the dosage, I felt like I wasn’t taking anything at all. I jumped back to the GNC brand and within a week was back on track and saving a lot of money. While I strongly recommend probiotics in general (as did Dr. Atkins in his book), I would never recommend KeyBiotics.

      So here I am watching the same painful style video for IC-5. I then looked at the ingredients. Let’s get past the fact that the video warns of most cinnamon not being real at all and instead being cassia extract (bark), yet this is EXACTLY what is in IC-5. Look at the studies referenced.

      In each case study the dosages are higher in the studies than what are in the IC-5 pills; usually by a factor of 400-500%. Now go to Amazon and search for each ingredient separately. You will find that you can easily buy a 90 day supply of each of these 5 natural ingredients, and at the original higher dosages shown in the studies, for much less than half of what a 90-day supply of IC-5 costs. You can easily balance them to the same ratio that IC-5 uses if you are concerned that they actually did any research and trials. It should also be noted that by going this route you can buy brands that have 20 years of trust behind them and not have to wonder is what is on the label is really what is in the bottle.

      So my bottom line… IC-5 may have the perfect balance of these 5 ingredients to positively impact insulin resistance and aid those with fierce carb issues – but why pay more than twice the price when there are alternatives, and at higher levels as tested by respected organizations and from manufacturers that have been around and trusted for decades?

  2. milkman says:

    Those of you whom take this product? Does it do good for your Diabetes? Because that is what I thought it would work on like metformin. But, there was some books that came with the program that would show you what right carbs to eat which allows you to eat more of the good carbs. And I am not trying to argue I have diabetes and I ain’t on anything. I just watch what I eat (Type 1) Thanks for giving me the opp to ask a question Thanks

    • Tim Skwiat says:

      Hi milkman,

      While the active ingredients in IC-5 has been clinically shown to increase insulin sensitivity and lower blood sugar in response to a carbohydrate meal, IC-5 does not treat, cure, or prevent any disease, such as diabetes. If you are on medication, you should continue to take your medication under the direction of your physician and must consult with your physician before using IC-5.

      Additionally, the nutritional advice that we offer regarding carbohydrate intake is meant to be used by otherwise healthy, non-diabetic people. If you have any medical condition, such as diabetes, you should not stop your medication, adjust your diet, or your carbohydrate intake without consulting with your physician.


      Tim Skwiat
      Senior Nutrition and Exercise Coach

      • bob says:

        Tim your whole statement is just the standard answer required by FDA law seeing that your product has no FDA approval. Would it be Legal for you to say to a diabetic for them to monitor their sugar levels more closely?

  3. John Tetreault says:

    You review is good but…. It is focusing on Diabetes and that is not at all claimed by BioTrust. I am not with the company and I am from Nova Scotia Canada. The claims Biotrust have is that it will control your blood sugar to help convert sugar to muscle not fat. I started taking this supplement in October and and i was 205. I am very active been going to the gym for years but have plateaued. now down to 185 went from size 36 to under a 32. I have worked my butt of in the gym but I really think that the IC-5 has helped me over the hump and allowed me to drop the weight.



      • Kevin says:

        Why are you typing in all capital letters and what’s with all of the question marks after each sentence? Not to mention the grammatical errors. It makes whatever you are trying to say look childish and uneducated.

        • Karlly says:

          Kevin, since you didn’t add anything helpful to this post, why did you bother to answer? She got the point across, which was the whole reason she bothered to write. As for why she typed in all caps, maybe she has a vision problem; some people who have problems with their eyes type in caps all the time. Her point, in case you actually missed it during all your criticism, was that companies take advantage of people all the time when the solution is usually much simpler such as changing your lifestyle and usually less expensive as well.

  4. Kirsten says:

    Can’t find a real customer review of Bio Trust products? Here’s one: I bought the IC 5 product and the Leptoburn, getting reeled in by the carb science. I’m polycystic, and carbs hate me.I’m also a food addict. But the science made sense. So I crossed my fingers, pulled out my debit card and bought IC5 and Leptoburn. I began taking both products immediately, as directed and four weeks into it, I actually found I was gaining weight. Now to be fair, I had two vacations during that time, and a few too many naughty food moments…and I may have made it to the gym three times? But….I know my body…what it takes to lose weight (no carbs and live in the gym) and how I respond to those occasional food binges. In short–I was stumped and angry at spending over $140 for nothing!! Worse–I had purchased the cookies as well, and to get the special offer on them, I signed up for auto ship of IC5 and Leptoburn, thinking I’d cancel the next week. Yes, I was being sneaky. So you can imagine my frustration when the 2nd shipment of IC5 and Leptoburn came, because I forgot to cancel auto ship, and I was gaining weight. I called the customer support number, was asked if I was actually following the plan, and how long id been on it.
    Ok, truth time: I was inconsistent in taking the pills twice a day…80% of the time I only took the pills in the morning, and I misread the Leptoburn directions, taking it at the same time as the IC5–and eating within 15 minutes. Of course I didn’t tell the Bio-trust rep that, after all, in wanted my money back. She asked me to continue taking the product till the 2nd bottles were gone, promising me a refund if I didn’t begin seeing results. I agreed to continue.
    After re-reading the directions, I realized I was taking the Leptoburn incorrectly, and began taking it as directed. But I still kept forgetting the afternoon dose, so was only taking the morning one. Within about 10 days, I noticed I was losing weight…but not changing anything else. Another week went by and I lost two more pounds. I only wanted to lose 7–10 pounds, and had lost 5 lbs in about three weeks. I then stabilized, gaining one to two pounds if I was naughty ( I LOVE food, but as I said, carbs hate me), but on the product, I would lose it within a day or two. I’m 45, and my ability to lose weight has decreased, BIG time, so this was great. It’s now been two and a half months, and I’m down 6 lbs, (if I behave better, I will lose a few extra pounds, making my size 6 nice and roomy),having not changed anything. I feel fairly confident that if I resume going to the gym two to three days a week, and make a few easy changes in my eating, I will easily lose the full ten, giving me room for those bad days, when stress makes me an eating monster.
    I just started my third bottles, and I have to say baring any coincidental reasons for the weight loss, it seems the product works for me. I am not going to analyze this any further. The IC5 seems to help me metabolize carbs better, and the Leptoburn does raise my metabolism, I feel it, but it’s not a jittery, horrible feeling. As long as I can afford the product, and it remains helpful, I’ll keep taking it–though as soon as I’m fully back into a workout regime and I see my weight stabilized, I will go to every other day on it, then maybe three times a week. I’m playing it by ear.
    This product has gotten me over a depressive hump–and I recognize that it may be stupid for someone who’s 45, 5’7, and only 10 lbs over weight being depressed about her weight, but I’m a singer/songwriter, and image matters. Weight matters. I’m grateful this product seems to have helped me lose weight and manage the results of my occasional food naughtiness, but I am not happy with not doing my part, and getting back into working out and eating a bit healthier…I’m actually excited to see what happens when I do. I’ll review again when I do. Soooo…for what it’s worth, the products worked for me. I’m grateful, and wish it worked for everyone…we all deserve to feel better about ourselves, and sometimes it takes a bit of a kick-start to get us motivated. I’m motivated now, and ready to make better choices for myself :)

    • Bob says:

      t a waste of ink. Anybody trying to lose 5 lbsneeds to use something else, like a sling on her arm to hold her hand away from a spoon or fork. This is a review of why things are deemed not to work. You gotta read and follow the directions. Most people need to loose 20, 30, 40 or more weight when they spend the money like this costs.

  5. solara says:

    Pretty sure fruit is a simple carb and not a complex one as the review states.

  6. Johnson says:

    Quote, “Eating carbs is essential for health” There is not a ESSENTIAL Carb!!! Gluconeogenesis!!

  7. Faye says:

    BIO TRUST IC-5 and Leptiburn. My husband was taking this for 4 weeks. He went by the directions to a “T” plus followed his doctor and nutritionists advice to eat healthy foods and no process foods, drink 13 cups of water (since he is 210lb), exercise for 30 to and hour by using a combo weights/walking/speed walk/jogging/jump rope/chin ups/push ups 5 days a week. He stopped taking the pills after a month to see if that was the culprit, it turns out that both the IC-5 and Leptiburn pills caused the dizziness, feelings of weakness, off balance and tired even though he drank plenty of water and ate healthy (more raw fruits and veggies less carbs, less sugar and low salt) . He reported this to his doctor and threw both pills out.
    He got weighed every 2 weeks and there wasn’t much change in weight loss. To be honest it is an expensive waste of money. Please do not fall for this hocus-pocus crap. If it is too good to be true, then it is.

    I don’t take anything diet wise. I walk 2 to 3 miles a day 5 days a week mixing it up between standard walk, semi jog, and fast walk ( takes an hour and a half). I lose weight that way and keep it off along with healthy eating and lots of water and Daily complete 240 vitamins, minerals, and herbs.

  8. Rita says:

    I decided to do a month long review on YouTube because I could find NO review by anyone that didn’t look like an advertisement for BioTrust. I lost no weight, Tobit eventually did get my money back. I was really hoping it would work. You can search on YouTube.

  9. Ram says:

    It’s not about diabetes…

  10. Marty says:

    I have been using for about 3 months an dthe results have been great. I did not buy for weight loss but because I was diagnosed as being pre-diabetic and was starting to feel lethergic all the time and having probelms with gout and other ailments. Since I have been taking the product I have more energy, I am no longer lethargic and do have the aches and pains I have before. I have difficulty controlling my carb intake so this product has been a big help. In some cases I forget to take 15 minutes before but I still notice a benefit when taking duing the meal. I have forgotten to take the pills on occasion. One time is not a big change, but have noticed a change when missing across several days. I work out, have not lost weight, but feel msucle mass is better along with stamina when exercising. I have tried various medications to control cholesterol and triglcerides so I am awaiting to see what effect IC -5 will have in these areas.

  11. Carol says:

    I’m going on my third week with IC-5 and no change in weight or energy or blood sugar levels. I juice twice a day and exercise every day, but feel discouraged with this product. I’m undecided whether I should finish the bottle or stop.

    • fifi says:

      Is your twice a day juice fruit or vegetable? Don’t forget fruit is very high in sugar especially once you juice it as you are having the sugar from more than one piece of fruit. Believe it or not too much fruit will raise your blood sugar levels.

      • Helen says:

        Surely you can get around that if you have a sweet tooth by mixing fruit And veg together because most veg have a subtle taste then adding some fruit to sweeten it up.

  12. Nisa says:

    Ok everyone listen up Especially you guys at the watchdog empire. I am a 29yo fem with PCOS and all that goes with it including insulin resistance. CARBS do not like me either, & to i top it off because of the insulin resistance Iam unable to fully utilize the carbs that I actually do ingest for energy resulting in a perpetual state of exhaution. I have been on glucophage(Metformin) for years apprived by the FDA mass produced by a drug company that will not be named and shoved down the throats of patients by physicians as a standard of care med for both diabetes and as a prophalactic treatment for PCOS Related insuline resistance. Nit only does it not work for millions but it also made me practically lethargic and gave me brain fog made my recall horrible. Needless to say I stopped taking it a long time ago. Now I am being completly truthful when I say I have tried SO MANY PRODUCTS in the hope that something will work for me or help me and of course nothing ever has now with that being said I did not purchase this for my self it was given to me by my aunt one day when I was verbalizing my frustrations with the inability to shed pounds despite my best efforts. She had rejust recently

    • iliana says:

      I have pcos too. I was recently diagnosed and have no clue on where to start. I was going to invest in IC5 but that’s out the window

    • Bob says:

      Well, what happened? Did it help? This is no review if we don’t get to the end. I wonder if any of the repliers noticed that…..

  13. terri smith says:

    I was about to order ic-5 and glad I didnt after reading all these messages. Think I will just eat right and exercise

    • Kitu says:

      I think this is more for people who already eat right and exercise, but still cant get out of the flab-rut because of genetics. So naturally it wont work for someone who DOESNT eat right and exersice. It even says so on the site “This is not a magic pill that lets you loose weight while being lazy.” You have to work with it. Its a hormone stabilizer for otherwise ‘normal’ lifestyles.

      • Watchdog Team says:

        Thank you Kitu. You highlight an important point and one that resonates with us, there is certainly no magic bullet. Any supplement needs to be combined with a healthy eating and exercise programme to see long lasting results.
        Diet Pills Watchdog Team

        • Bob says:

          Now somebody read the directions. The two tablets before eating carbs is to keep you from gaining weight. The other two taken when you don’t eat carbs or taking the tablets regularly carbs or not will be the weight reducers. Most of us will keep gaining until our exercise equals our metabolism, if we sit on our butts and write stuff like this instead of moving around and using the stuff we ate we will stay fat or get fatter no matter what we take. If we follow the directions and expect results realistically then thing might happen. I am going to try IC-5

  14. Kem says:

    I have lost 20 lbs. using the Bio-Trust products. Lepti-burn has given me energy, where I had been totally without energy to even get out of bed. I will not start my day without it. I do not experience any shakiness or wired feelings from it. I take the IC5 whenever I remember to. Sometimes I forget because I am on the run in my car constantly. So I keep it in my purse. Love the cookies and the shakes-great late night snacks that don’t pack on the calories, but satisfy my sweet tooth. I have not illusions about what not to eat because I read the book. Try reading the diet plan, it does not encourage eating carbs. It doesn’t discourage all carbs. It just teaches you to use sense when you choose what to eat. I am 65, and have been overweight for years. This 20 lbs. has really energized me, and guess what? Working out at the gym or on the streets for hours doesn’t work. Try yoga or a personal trainer.

  15. Janet says:

    Hi This may help I read a while ago that turmeric can help lower your glucose level so with the help if diabetic meter I bought a jar of turmeric from sainsburys and empty gel capsules from amazon and I made my own for the cost of £6 at the start of my trial my reading was 19.4 and over 4 weeks I got it down to 12.1 and lost 8 pounds in the process without changing my diet too much,(luv me chips)
    diabetes runs in my family and I haven’t felt on par for a while so I started looking into alternate health as apposed to taking a chemical pill from the docs, I will still take the turmeric even after my fasting test next week as it has helped me with no side effects
    but if you want to try this method and you are on meds check with your doctor first I have been taking 250 mg 2in morning lunch dinner and 2 before bed my weight was 10st 11 at start and now 10.3 good luck all

    • Evy says:

      Hi janet, I’m not knocking tumeric, it has a fantastic array of health benefits (anti-inflammatory etc). Just be aware that it is also being researched as a contraceptive, so may not be appropriate for all.

  16. David Laffrey says:

    I watched the video and took some notes. They make a big deal out of using REAL cinnamon, claiming that almost all “cinnamon” sold is actually sawdust, fillers and cinnamon-flavored oil.
    They are partially correct in this statement, in that cinnamon is derived from the bark of a tree – so the product, finely ground, is truly “sawdust.”
    They next list the five specific ingredients in CI-5, which include what they claim is “real cinnamon,” which they cite by the name “Cinnamomum Cassia.”
    Cinnamomum Cassia is NOT true cinnamon (but is also derived from a tree, so is also “sawdust!”. This IS is the product sold by most retail outlets (read your Spice Islands bottle), and is described as having a much stronger flavor, making it best for dinner flavoring, as opposed to true cinnamon, which has a softer, more gentle flavor, better suited for desserts. True cinnamon is much more expensive then Cassia “cinnamon.”
    Thus, the are not using the spice they claim is a truly necessary ingredient in their formula, and disparage the actual ingredient they do use!
    So, I guess I’ll kiss this “Magic Pill” goodbye, and trust that my wife will still love me, tummy and all.

    • Tim Skwiat says:

      Hi David,

      You certainly make an intriguing point about the different species of cinnamon, and it’s understandable why one would question why we chose to use the Cassia version over the Verum (i.e., “true”) variety in IC-5.

      Simply put, we use the Cassia version of cinnamon in IC-5 for the simple reason that it is the version that the research has shown to provide blood sugar management benefits. That is, the scientific basis for including cinnamon and achieving the purported blood sugar and insulin sensitivity benefits involved the use of the Cassia variety of cinnamon:…6/12/3215.full

      While the research on Cassia is clear and conclusive, the research also demonstrates that the Ceylon variety of cinnamon does NOT have the same blood sugar-lowering properties that the Cassia variety offers:

      Ceylon cinnamon does not affect postprandial plasma glucose or insulin in subjects with impaired glucose tolerance.

      Here are some additional resources for your reference:

      From type 2 diabetes to antioxidant activity: a systematic review of the safety and efficacy of common and cassia cinnamon bark.

      Cinnamon intake lowers fasting blood glucose: meta-analysis.

      Bioactivity of cinnamon with special emphasis on diabetes mellitus: a review.

      As far as questioning the purity and potency of the cinnamon extract that we use, is the exact same highly-potent cinnamon extract used in clinical research, does not undergo any irradiation whatsoever, and is concentrated by 400% to contain robust levels of the active ingredients for unparalleled effectiveness.

      I hope this helps you understand the rationale behind choosing this spice.


      Tim Skwiat
      Senior Nutrition and Exercise Coach

      • Watchdog Team says:

        Thanks Tim for getting involved on here, both we and our visitors will no doubt find your contribution and information invaluable.
        Kind regards,
        Diet Pills Watchdog Team

      • ChrisH says:

        I’m confused. Your post is a compelling argument FOR the use of cinnamon cassia (bark) and against “true” cinnamon (ceylon). It explains why it is in your product. Great! But then why do you slam cassia in the advertisement video as not being “real” and not having the same effect? To state the obvious, these are in fact mutually exclusive viewpoints and you seem to be hanging on to both.

      • Jamie Reno says:

        Tom, this is Jamie Reno. I’m a journalist, award-winning 20-year Newsweek correspondent, author, cancer survivor and patient advocate. I watched the presentation, and have since been reading the many websites and comments. I am planning to write a story on this for our national news blog. I was skeptical after watching your company’s very aggressive, flashy, warm and fuzzy sales pitch. You need testimonials. You need hundreds and even thousands of users of your product to go on the record with their substantial weight loss. You’re online hard-sell isn’t convincing. I am interested in hearing more about this product and about BioTrust. And anyone who has actually lost substantial weight using this product, please contact me at Thanks very much. Jamie

  17. Brandon says:

    Just wanna throw this out there. While I believe some of these people who are knocking Biotrust are eating “healthy” and “exercising”, I guarantee most of those people are also eating the WRONG healthy foods and doing long and boring cardio on treadmills or going for long walks.

    Times have changed, BIG TIME. Ever heard of weight lifting? Turbulence training? THAT is what burns fat, not going on walks every day. If that was REALLY the case then why am I not in perfect shape? (I work for the USPS and have to walk an entire town every day, so about 6-8 miles).

    I found Biotrust at the last second and was sure glad I did because I had so many health issues at such a young age.

    Not knocking anyone, but let me clarify a couple of things. First, it is NOT a magical pill. You don’t get the freedom to eat whatever you want; regardless if you are exercising your butt off or not. It’s about moderation with those things and most importantly staying CONSISTENT. People here saying they only take the stuff half of the time; well no wonder why you aren’t seeing results! All i’m saying is, it is a supplement..and the dictionary definition is to support or add ON to. So quit reading this message and go outside and do SOMETHING instead of complaining why you aren’t losing weight.

  18. jp says:

    Im 5′ 8″ tall and weighed 220 lbs. I was diagnosed as a type II diabetic… I now weigh 155. I did two things: ate less (I.e. honestly and brutally stopped overeating every day, and accounted for every calorie I consumed) and exercised more. I DO cheat once or twice a week… It’s what you do MOST of the time that matters. By the time you finish paying for this rubbish, you could have paid for a gym membership at a really nice gym… All you have to do is USE the gym… Which is what I wasn’t doing enough of along with chowing down on 2500-3000 calories a day.

    You DON’T need this stuff.

    • Joe says:

      Of the many useful things written in this thread, the advice to spend your money on ‘a nice gym’ put this nicely in perspective. Thanks.

      In the Bio-Trust Video they do mention weight training, eating right and kind of assume the majority of their audience who took the click bait will be tempted by the easy route they seem to promise.

      My question after all this is whether IC-5 will help enhance the good behaviors that will do the job if rigorously followed.

    • Bob says:

      I just wonder why you were even near this page. Strange things happen. You had no possible reason to even consider anything to help you lose weight, let alone make these kind of comments.

  19. jp says:

    Oh… And I eat BACON in the morning… But I DON’T eat five strips… If you follow their food advice they give in the video (don’t eat prepackaged rubbish) … And you exercise regularly ( I know someone who lost a lot of weight just using the treadmill for five mile a day WALKS at a brisk pace) you STILL won’t need these pills

  20. PhillyGirl says:

    I’m wondering if any of the people who have claims of “dizziness” were also monitoring their blood sugar levels multiple times a day. I know when my sugar drops (and/or blood pressure drops), I start to feel dizzy and lethargic too. I am not using this product and have not purchased it, but trying to find some useful consumer reviews. So far, I can’t find any reviews where vitals were being checked on a daily basis. This would be useful, along with the “how I felt” reviews, and the results. I don’t really care about the weight loss as much as the sugar levels.

  21. Danny says:

    I ordered this product and I’m waiting for it to arrive. If it doesn’t work I’ll take advantage of the one-year guarantee (AMAZING!) and get all my money back, so I’m not really out anything. I have to say I’m surprised about many of the claims you folks say you saw in this product. I didn’t see any magic pill, just a clean trustworthy source of the ingredients listed. They obviously believe in the product or they wouldn’t give the guarantee, which says “for any reason” you can return even empty bottles and get your money back. All customer services experiences are ugly, that’s life today unfortunately. I am pre-diabetic, overweight, 56 years old, and pretty lazy these days, to be honest. If I lose weight, great. If it helps me control insulin and carbohydrate digestion (the only claims they really make) then I’m sold and will continue to use it. I purchased 12 bottles for $39 each. They wanted $69 for one. I figure I can take care of the extras and get my money back if necessary, or I’ve just purchased enough for me and my wife at half the price they wanted for just one bottle. I will try to remember to come back here and let you know how it goes.

    • Danny says:

      One more thing, I HATE those ridiculous cartoon commercials where they’re constantly drawing on the white board. I almost didn’t watch it just for that, but they are everywhere now. I don’t know who came up with the idea or thought it was cool but it stinks and I rarely watch more than 10 seconds. I stuck it out in this one though and here we are. More to come in a couple months I guess.

      • rjr says:

        After the video starts, just click on the browser tab close it and you will usually get a request to ‘Leave this page’ or ‘Stay on this page’ with a text page open behind it. Click on the ‘Stay’ button and you can read the presentation, i.e., scroll down to the end as fast as you want, to look at the ingredients list and click the Order Now button to find out the cost.

        • ROBERT says:

          I tried that and had to sit through all that drivel to get back to where I did. So check things out before you advise anyone else.

  22. yvonne says:

    I cannot agree with some of the comments .I take the 1c-5 and my blood sugar is down from the 200 to 100-79

    • rjr says:

      Fantastic, yvonne. I have been pre-diabetic for about 10 years but my blood sugars have almost always been 160 or less and my A1c over 7%. I am not a typical diabetic: 6ft 140lbs now, down from 155 a year ago.
      6 months ago I read Volek and Phinney’s “The Art and Science of Low Carbohydrate Living”. A low-carb diet and, for the last 3 months, IC-5 have taken me down 10% in body weight and my A1c is now below 6%, so officially not diabetic. The weight loss occurred, as expected, based on the book’s diet suggestions. Blood sugar control happened after taking 2 IC-5 tablets, 3x a day, before meals. I’ll stick wth IC-5 for now while experiment with introducing a few more carbs (very-low-carb breads, protein bars, snacks in moderation). Exercise in moderation has never reduced my weight. Replacing carbs with fats as shown by Volek and Phinney has reduced my weight and contributed to the A1c drop. My doctor is astounded (after putting me on a statin until I refused it) and seeing that I am on no meds at all with, for example, HDL at 3+ and higher than LDL as well as a clean slate for other possible areas of concern. IC-5 may not do everything it claims but it was ‘there at the finish’ for me.

  23. Justin says:

    I also didn’t see anywhere in the presentation where they made some of the claims that people are discussing on this forum. I’m in a good shape and wanting to be in better shape and this pill looked like it would help to booster my established workout routine and diet plans. There is no such thing as a “Magic Pill” and if you honestly believe that then you are completely delusional. I’ve taken all sorts of products with all kinds of promises, but in the end if your not paying attention to what you eat and your aren’t exercising at least 4-5 times a week, you won’t see any differences. It all boils down to have a calorie deficit at the end of the day. If you have consumed less calories then you have burned you will lose weight, its simple math people. This is an aid not a solution to all your problems. Stop demonizing the product especially if you haven’t used it as directed on the bottle :/

  24. Margaret says:

    Thanks everyone for your input, I won’t be buying the pills now. I too am diabetic and have always battled with my weight. Six months ago I started the Fast diet by Mosley. Have lost 8 kilos, but more important four inches off bust and waist, and six off my hips. I eat normally five days and cut calories to 500 two days a week, 600 for men. I have found this to be the easiest diet I have ever tried. Some people call it the 5:2 diet. Hope this will help some of you. Google it now.

  25. Margaret says:

    Forgot to say that I haven’t been able to exercise because of osteoarthritis, so I’m very pleased with my results, my husband has lost 10 kilos. There is a book called Fast exercise, by same man,showing that just a few minutes per week intensive, is better than hours at the gym.

  26. RN says:

    I agree with PhillyGirl. There is no such thing as a magic pill. Use common sense and watch your diet and get moving. Even all of this will not help some diabetics or obese humans – some of this is genetic and will not be reversed by anything short of drastic therapy and/or surgery. If you choose to test any product like this, please keep a diary of your vitals, blood sugar levels, daily weight, intake-output for at least a month or so prior and during your therapy, just to make sure you are staying safe and you have measurable results that are relevant to your therapy. Be consistent and ALWAYS check with your medical professional, while getting second opinions from holistic sources and consider all bias in their advice – even from the “professionals.”

  27. Caren says:

    My husband & I are using Leptiburn,IC5, the krill oil omega3 product and drinking their protein shakes. We love the results!! We are eating a well balanced diet recommended by Isabel de Los Rios at as well as exercising. The energy, focus and results are outstanding. I had an issue with my first order but had it courtesy corrected at customer service.

  28. Linda says:

    I viewed the product video and then conducted a search for the herbs contained in IC-5. What needs to be pointed out is that there are side effects that are not mentioned in the video but are clearly documented in the information found through searching each of the 5 herbs. For example if you conduct a search for cinnamomum cassia plus heart rate you will read how this herb affects heart rate and irregular heart rhythm. If you are taking various medications such as an antihypertensive to lower blood pressure there could be side effects. You need to check with your physician and educate yourself before using any herbal or supplement product. Please be careful and well informed.

    • Robert says:

      Very good information Linda, as at least 50% of the population over age 50 have High Blood Pressure and are taking various meds for it. And I would imagine those over 50 are the biggest segment of people trying to lose weight. I do a lot of research myself and find that most of weight loss/carb reduction pills can not be used by people taking HBP pills. Which should be clearly indicated since it can be life threatening.

    • Tim Skwiat says:

      Hi Linda,

      We couldn’t agree more: Our products and the information we provide are not intended to treat, cure, or prevent any medical conditions. Folks should always consult with a healthcare professional before starting any diet, exercise, or supplementation program and should not stop taking any medication without first consulting your physician.

      With that being said, the active ingredients in IC-5 may have other potentially positive effects besides the well-documented improvements in blood sugar and insulin sensitivity.

      For example, berberine has been shown to have a beneficial effect on triglycerides. Specifically, berberine supplementation resulted in nearly a 36% decrease in triglycerides:

      In another study, researchers once again noted significant triglyceride-lowering properties in folks who supplemented with berberine. This time, subjects experienced an average of 23% decrease in lipid levels:

      Cinnamon has also been shown to have potent triglyceride-lowering effects. For example, scientists in the following study saw a decrease of 23 – 30% in triglyceride levels of subjects who supplemented with cinnamon:

      Further more, alpha lipoic acid (ALA) has also been shown to have a beneficial effect on blood lipid levels. Researchers in the following study found that ALA supplementation results in a significant decrease in bloodtriglycerides, and they even concluded: “Given its strong safety record, ALA may have potential clinical applications for the treatment or prevention of hypertriglyceridemia and diabetic dyslipidemia.”

      While we’re on the topic of discussing IC-5 far-reaching health effects, I thought you might be interested in this information as well. Recent research confirms previous findings that cinnamon may actually lower blood pressure:

      Furthermore, berberine has also been shown to lower blood pressure, not to mention triglycerides and cholesterol:

      I hope that you find this helpful!

      Tim Skwiat
      Senior Nutrition and Exercise Coach
      BioTrust Nutrition

      • Watchdog Team says:

        Thanks Tim for the information. It’s worth bearing in mind that many of the studies quoted use daily amounts way in excess of the amounts seen in this supplement.
        For example:
        1. Berberine: 1g per day in the study referenced compared to only 250mg per day in IC5

        2. Cinnamon: Benefits of glycaemic control in patients with Type 2 Diabetes, research shows 1g to 6g per day: (

        Diet Pills Watchdog Team

        • Tim Skwiat says:

          Team Watchdog,

          You make a fantastic point, and I appreciate you calling attention to this.

          With regard to point #2, it’s important to note that we use a cinnamon extract that is concentrated by 400% to contain robust levels of the active ingredients (e.g., methylhydroxychalcone). In plain English, this means one does not have to choke down twelve, 500mg capsules of Cinnamon daily. In fact, just 250mg, twice a day, does the trick.

          It’s also important note that combining multiple ingredients with the same outcome (e.g., reduced blood sugar) means taking care not to overdo it. Combining the highest level of each ingredient may be too much in terms of the blood sugar effect, not to mention the number of capsules.

          Your point is very well-received, but we take these things into consideration when combining synergistic ingredients like we do in IC-5.

          Thank you for your vigilance and attention to the research…there’s a reason why you call yourselves the “watchdog.” :)


          Tim Skwiat
          Senior Nutrition and Exercise Coach

  29. Valant says:

    May I know how does BioTrust work for people who go on a daytime fasting regime (breakfast before dawn and dinner at sunset, no food taken in-between these two meals)?

  30. Sandy says:

    You didn’t bother to look at the BioTrust diet plans (“The Hormone Diet” and the “One Day Diet”) that are an integral part of weight loss along with their supplements like IC5. Carbohydrates are discussed in detail, a list of “acceptable” carbohydrates is provided for each diet that includes nothing but the complex carbs you describe. They claim you can eat more carbs because they have you eating ONLY complex carbs.

    I’ve been doing the “One Day Diet” (which is not one day) for 3 weeks. It includes fasting for breakfast, two protein shakes and a balanced meal (with complex carbs) each day. It includes one day a week during which you are free to eat anything. The BioTrust supplements, like IC5 are just part of the diet plan. Nowhere do they say you can loose weight by just taking IC5.

    The diet plan is a cycle of 4 weeks on and one week off. I’d like to loose about 30 lbs. and I’ve lost 10 in the first 3 weeks.

    You didn’t do a very thorough review of this one “Watchdogs”!!

    • Lisbet says:

      I really hope this will help. I decided to do the whole enchilada and invested in: Leptiburn, Matrix, IC5 and their protein powder.

      I did so because I had used their Probiotic which I have to say is the best I have ever used. So that added some credibility to their claims on the website. It is too early to make any comments as to how well the products work but after I had ordered all these, and spent a small (large) fortune, I got cold feet. I decided to look for some independent customer reviews and like you, did not find any, except this, and one British website.
      I CALLED Biotrust and asked why there were no independent evaluations or reviews of their products (that weren’t actual links and advertisements). They told me that Dr Oz had raved about their product. So I felt a bit sheepish and went to look up the Dr. Oz review. NOWHERE to be found. I then sent an email to their customer relations department and was told that they did not answer individual emails but I could go onto their website and ask around there. At this point I was very skeptical, so I phoned and asked – again – where I could find some references to the independent reviews (Men’s Health and Oxygen Magazine, and the Dr. Oz endorsement). Again told I could find answers to my questions on the forums. But there was NOTHING. Very little actual information. I feel they are being heavily monitored so that there isn’t really any controversial debate, mostly just exchange of recipes and exercise regimes, that sort of thing. So…. I am really worried I wasted a lot of money but will let you know in about 1 month.

  31. Lisbet says:

    P.S. Their protein powder is fairly expensive like the rest of their products BUT it is the tastiest I have ever had. Delicious!!! And I think it is a legitimately great product.

  32. Dana says:

    I have been takeing IC-5 for about three months now. before my a1c was 7.3 in the diabetic range. cut down on bread ,potaoes and other high starch carbs, eating more vegtables. I lost about 24 lbs. my A1c at my last doctor visit was 6. Had stupid health screening at work for insurance . 12 hour fasting blood sugar was 100. Don’t think I lost any weight from IC-5. But it did seem to help my blood sugar without takeing pharm chemicals, which quit working over time. ordered three more bottles at half price for now. Also take Dr. prescrbed Lovaza (0mega 3 fish oil) .

  33. Dana says:

    Have to add, weght loss was over about 6 months. I also work. third shift over seven years. Which isnt good for eating habits. tried the leptaburn didnt seem to do anything except bloat my stomach.

    • Rebecca says:

      I may have answered my own question. I have an allergy to iodeine and have noticed the ingredients on the Leptiburn have Brown Seaweed Extract. I’m wondering if this may be causing my symptoms.

  34. Rebecca says:

    I’ve been taking the Leptiburn for 2 months and am wondering if anyone else is feeling the way I am. My head feels foggy, my stomach feels bloated and I am nauseated most of the time. I have a nagging headache that wont’ go away. I’ve also gained weight. While I have not “dieted” I eat healthy foods and not a great deal of food.

    I have acid refulux and it seems to have aggrivated this as well. HELP!

    • Tim Skwiat says:

      Hi Rebecca,

      I’m very sorry to hear that you’ve noticed some unwelcome symptoms. Do you happen to have a sensitivity to caffeine? There is approximately 200mg of naturally-occurring caffeine (from green tea and yerba mate extracts) in each two-capsule serving of LeptiBurn.

      LeptiBurn is going to work best when combined with a good nutrition plan geared toward fat loss (i.e., reduced-calorie diet), as its ingredients help to support your body’s metabolic master switch leptin, which drops significantly, week after week, in the face of calorie restriction.

      That being said, you’re completely protected by our one-year, money-back guarantee, which entitles you to a refund/exchange. Seeing as how your goal seems to be fat loss, you may consider an exchange for BellyTrim XP, which does not contain any stimulants/caffeine. Its ingredients have been shown to reduce body fat and increase/preserve lean body mass.

      Please contact our Customer Service Team at your convenience for assistance:

      (800) 766 – 5086 (Free Online Coaching Community)


      Tim Skwiat
      Senior Nutrition and Exercise Coach
      BioTrust Nutrition

  35. Lesley S-Everall says:

    For the last 5 weeks I have been taking IC5, Omega Krill5 and Prox10 AND whoopie I have lost 7 poundI. I haven’t been feeling too well and have lost my appetite a bit which could or could not explain my weight loss. However for the past few years I have only managed to put weight on (due to steroids) so I am thrilled.
    I have a lot of weight to shift (at least 3 stone) and have been considering ordering Leptiburn. My concern is that in taking so many products I shall be in danger of some ingredients overlapping and causing problems. Over the next 10 months I am changing from steroids to Leflunomide as a steroid sparing drug and wonder if adding Leptiburn to the mix would be better introduced later.
    I am 69 yeals old and eat very healthily.My mobility is good but I confess I don’t do a lot of exercise apart from occasional bursts of gardening. I take my existing BioTrust tablets religiously to the instructions and feel really fit and well. (Last weeks illness was not related.) .I ordered the BioTrust initially for the benefits to my well-being rather than for losing weight, Hopefully Leptiburn will eventually sort out the weight!!
    Any thoughts out there folks??

  36. Desi Dinero says:

    How does IC-5 affect people with stomach problems? I can’t eat spicy food, drink coffee, tea or soda pop. I have ulcers. Let me know. Thqnks

  37. Rosalyn Martty says:

    I have just finished my first bottle of Biotrust, and I have not noticed any difference, except that maybe I gained weighy. I just had surgery and had to discontinue then start back again after the surgery, and my coumadin level was alarmingly low. I think this product caused that, and I will be sending back the rest of the bottles…I think this is a scam and should not be allowed…it is not approved by the FDA…buyer beware!

    • Tim Skwiat says:

      Hi Rosalyn,

      My name is Tim Skwiat, and I am the Senior Nutrition and Exercise Coach with BioTrust Nutrition.

      I would like to first remind you that our products are not intended to treat, cure, or prevent any medical conditions. Because we are neither doctors nor do we know your entire health history, we recommend that you discuss any specific medical-related questions with your physician or other qualified healthcare specialist.

      You should always consult with a healthcare professional before starting any diet, exercise, or supplementation program, before taking any medication, or if you have or suspect you might have a health problem. You should not stop taking any medication without first consulting your physician.

      With that being said, our customers are completely protected by our one-year money-back guarantee. If you are not completely satisfied, please contact our Customer Service Team at your convenience, and one of my outstanding teammates will gladly assist you:

      (800) 766 – 5086 (M – F 9a – 8p CST; Sat – Sun 10a – 8p CST)

      Under the Dietary Supplements Health and Education Act (DSHEA) of 1994, the United States government defines dietary supplements as foods, not drugs. Accordingly, dietary supplements do not require FDA approval.

      As a result, many people think that the dietary supplement industry is not regulated. This is an inaccurate assumption, however, as the industry is under close watch. The FDA does, in fact, regulate the dietary supplement industry. We take this incredibly seriously, and we have numerous systems of checks an balances in place to ensure compliance with those regulations.

      That doesn’t mean, however, that everyone takes self-regulation as seriously as we do at BioTrust. We make every effort to ensure the quality of the products we deliver by:

      *Using only FDA-registered and inspected GMP production facilities; cGMP Certification is a third-party certification program that includes inspection of manufacturing facilities to determine whether specific food safety and quality performance indicators are being met. These indicators may include: specifications for personnel training, equipment and facility cleanliness, maintenance, and document traceability. GMP Certification is a commitment to Quality and Consistency that our customers deserve.
      *Product lot testing through five-star-rated FDA-registered third-party laboratories using state-of-the-art instrumentation and methods accredited by USP, AOAC, and/or FCC to ensure compliance and quality
      *Quarterly auditing and (as needed) our manufacturing facilities, after they’ve gone through stringent approval
      *Working directly with NSF to strengthen our team on audits and education ongoing
      *Teaming up with a third-party medical doctor team to ensure “Best in Class” FDA compliance and consumer safety

      With that being said, I want to make sure that you’re completely taken care of. If you need further assistance with ascertaining your refund/exchange, please do not hesitate to post here or to visit us at or the Community Forums. In the case of the latter, you can send me a Private Message directly.


      Tim Skwiat
      Senior Nutrition and Exercise Coach

      • Watchdog Team says:

        Thanks Tim, some great information in here for our readers. We appreciate taking the time to post here.
        Kind regards,
        Diet Pills Watchdog Team

  38. John David says:

    BioTrust’s product IC-5 looked to me to be credible. The presentation I watched implied that you could continue to enjoy carbs. So I browsed their website and was able to ascertain what their statement “concerning you can continue to enjoy carbohydrates” meant, it is limited to enjoying the right carbs. Complex carbohydrates derived from whole grains is well known to be a major factor in being healthy and with a balanced diet including vegetables and small portions of meat will yield positive results. It is important to learn that eating less at meals is key to losing weight and feeling much more ambitious and energetic. We need nutrition to enhance our bodies ability to take care of itself. What we don’t need is empty carbohydrates found in most fast foods, and packaged or canned foods. It seems to me that most people drink soda with their meals. (I quit that habit years ago after learning that liquids consumed with meals dilutes stomach acid). This can lead to indigestion or at least slower digestion, not to mention those extra calories.

    I have changed my eating habits, preferring vegetables, beans, brown rice, oatmeal with fruit in it with a teaspoon of molasses to give it some sweetness. I try to eat a variety of different highly nutritious foods to get the naturally occurring trace minerals. I carry a bag of nuts, raisins, dried cherries with me it satisfies those times you need something light to eat.

    Like most people I allow myself to indulge in some foods when they are presented to me or for convenience, but this is once in a while. I didn’t exercise as much as I should in the beginning few months but lost 30 pounds over 6 months. Now I am at 184 lbs and holding steady. Having a lighter body has encouraged me to now start building muscles.
    Many people may be surprised to learn how a smaller meal will satisfy your need for nutrition and leave you feeling more energetic.
    I would like to add that I found eating the vegetables and salads first when eating a meal that it is easier to do the all important exercise of pushing yourself away from eating.

    It is also very important to drink plenty of water during the day and then tapering off towards evening. Our bodies need sleep, at least 6.5 hours a night, (I prefer 7). If you wake up several times a night to urinate it breaks up your sleep cycle when your body is is in cellular replacement mode.

    The ingredients in the IC-5 most likely will benefit many people, but the price is so high, $600.00 per year. This money for most people would be better spent on obtaining truly healthy food and perhaps a nutritionist advice. It is time well spent reading the labels with the ingredients listed. Learn what is good for you and what is bad.

    I spent better than 4 hours searching for positive reviews on the product from persons not actively marketing it themselves. The diet pill watchdog site seems to be the only place to read comments both positive and negative from real people.

    As for me I will not be purchasing their IC-5 or any of their products. The 365 day return policy with no questions asked was enticing and if they follow through with it, it really does seem to be a testimony of their faith in their product.

    I wasn’t looking to buy this for myself but for my daughter and her boyfriend who are both obese.

    Please anybody who has tried the products and had results greater than using common sense when it comes to food, post it here. There are very few positive testimonials on the success of the product, and those that had positive results also changed their eating habits.

  39. Robert Smith says:

    I went from an HbA1C of 13.5 to 6.3 in 1 year with no medication. IC-5 definitely works for insulin support.

    Leptiburn made me gain weight as well as making me real jittery. Had no problem with getting a refund.

  40. Fred Phelps says:

    I would like to order your IC5 diet pills

    • Watchdog Team says:

      Hi Fred,
      We don’t sell any supplements from our website and so if you are interested in buying IC5 would suggest you visit the official website:
      Let us know how you get on.
      Kind regards,
      Diet Pills Watchdog Team

  41. Nichole says:

    I was thinking of trying this, but I am sensitive to caffeine. Seeing that each capsule contains 200mg of caffeine means I can’t take this product. Seems like a shame that they don’t make a capsule without the green tea extract and other caffeine things since the other ingredients would be beneficial without the caffeine. I just wanted to make a plea to the makers of IC5 to make a version of this pill without all the caffeine. I know that 200mg may seem like not much to a lot of people (its about the same as two cups of coffee), for people with caffeine sensitivity, this is a LOT! I would be a wreck if I took 400mg of caffeine a day. I think there are a lot of people out there who cannot tolerate caffeine, and finding diet supplements is so hard for us! This would be a great product to make without the caffeine. 50 mg of caffeine is about all people with caffeine sensitivity can handle. Just a thought that Bio Trust may consider making a “caffeine sensitive” version of this product so people like me could benefit from the other ingredients.

    • Nichole says:

      I am confused by some information that seems contradictory. On the website FAQ, it says this about caffeine:
      Q: Does this product contain caffeine or any other stimulants?
      No. This product is caffeine- and stimulant-free.
      But in this thread, Tim Skwiat (who seems to represent this company) says this about caffeine:
      ” There is approximately 200mg of naturally-occurring caffeine (from green tea and yerba mate extracts) in each two-capsule serving of LeptiBurn”
      These two statements from the company seem to contradict each other, and for people like myself who are extremely sensitive to caffeine it is important that I know how much caffeine (naturally occurring or otherwise) are stated clearly. Why does the FAQ section of your website say there is no caffeine in these pills, when you state here that there is 200 mg per serving which would make a total of 400 mg per day if we take the suggested amount on the bottle?

      • Tim Skwiat says:

        Hi Nichole,

        First off, kudos to you for spelling my last name correctly—that is a feat in and of itself. :)

        I apologize for any confusion, but IC-5 and LeptiBurn are two distinct supplements that each contain unique active ingredients. Whereas IC-5 does NOT contain caffeine (or any other stimulants), each two capsules serving of LeptiBurn does contain approximately 200mg of naturally-occurring caffeine (from green tea and yerba mate extracts).

        I hope that you find this helpful, and I’ll be happy to answer any additional questions that you may have. Please feel free to contact me directly at

        Thank you, Nichole!



  42. Jay Johnson says:

    I am just about to start my third bottle of IC5. I am very pessimistic about a magic pill. I took a chance and triedIC5. I’m 64 and weighed 187.5 when I new I had to try something. I tried not to change my eating habits or diet to give this a real test. After not even two months I now weigh 176.5. For a few days I was at 173.5 but have leveled off at 176.5. Impressed but greedy, waiting to see if third bottle can continue to show results. Will let you know in a month. The real test is I’ m eating some of the same high carbs but still can see and feel the weight loss.Is this stuff the real deal. I’ll let you know.

  43. Maury says:

    Typical American hype, magic pill, instant gratification. Before spending so much money, try the life style modification. Try some exercise and good nutrition. Stop consuming garbage. Stop consuming refined sugar, genetically modified wheat, and as the IC-5 folks tell you, the worst of all…high fructose corn syrup. I’d guarantee if you cut those out, you’ll loose weight too…. Without IC-5. The idea of not changing anything you currently do, taking a bunch of pills and being rewarded is simply bunk!!!! Or at least, short lived. Don’t change your life style, stop taking the pills and revert back to your old unhappy, over weight self. For real folks, do the proper research and learn how do eat healthy, exercise healthy, and reap the rewards. I bet IC-5 is fantastic in getting people over that “plateau”, but by the time you get to that ‘plateau’ you’re probably in pretty decent shape. At that point, personally, I’d start looking into true hormone therapy rather that spices and food supplements. Heck, at that point, I might actually love myself and not need to have that proverbial 6 pack. Just sayin……

    • rjr says:

      I agree that not eating high GI carbs will help lose weight: I went from 180 to 160 lbs over about 4 years by staying away from the cookies aisle and cutting back on ice cream but had little effect on my blood sugar. Changing from low-fat to low-carb diet a la Volek and Phinney (after a back problem got me to 155) got me down to 140 and adding IC-5 got me the rest of the way to HvA1c 0.059. Since that result 3 weeks ago, my daily fasting blood sugars have been in the sub 5.8 region and often below 5.5 (100 for US readers) with only occasional 6.2 to 6.0 readings.

  44. John says:

    I didn’t see this mentioned in any of the other posts, but I have a problem with the math. The site claims a bottle of tablets contains 90 and is a one month supply. The dose is 2 tablets twice a day which equals 4 tablets daily. 4 tablets times 30 days was 120 tablets when I studied basic arithmetic. That is a sizable discrepancy.

    • Stephen A says:

      The dose is actually a minimum of 2 x 2 pills a day if you’re eating no or low carb meals. I eat about 5 meals a day which all include carbs therefore I am taking 5 x 2 pills a day. So far I’m very pleased with the results.

  45. Stephen A says:

    I lost all my flubber over a year ago. I did it through sensible nutrition and lots of exercise, alternating between resistance and cardio every day. Keeping focused on my goals I decided to supplement with Bio Trust Leptiburn and this just accelerated my fat loss. I became obsessed with fat loss (not weight loss) and managed to get my body fat down to 8%. The results were drastic albeit it took 18 months going from 18 stone to just under 14 stone. My appearance was ripped/shredded but also a little skinny. I wanted to add weight but keep my body fat below 10% therefore I needed to add muscle. At this point I stopped using Leptiburn. I have tried almost everything to add muscle and although I am gaining muscle it’s difficult without gaining fat too. To gain muscle you need to reduce your cardio, increase resistance training and increase calories including more clean carbs and protein. I now consume 5000+ calories per day (which is a lot of food) and even though I’m eating clean (no processed food or refined sugars) I will still put on fat. I discovered IC-5 a few months after I started bulking at which point I had just had my body fat measured at 14.4% (still low but not as defined a physique I had become use to) My worry is if my BF goes up and I’ll lose motivation as my 6 pack abs gradually disappear which previously took 18 months to discover.

    I am now taking I-C5 before every meal. I eat 5 to 6 meals a day of which 4 to 5 of these meals contain clean carbs therefore I am consuming 8 to 10 tablets a day (2 pills before every meal containing carbs). The results were almost instant. After my 1st week my upper torso was feeling tighter so i asked my PT to measure my Body fat again and it had dropped to 13% and my weight had increased by a few pounds. Wow! Im heading in the right direction. Getting more muscular and my waist is staying trim while I’m eating lots of calories.

    It’s important to know that I am NOT eating rubbish food. My main carb source is actually quite basic; Oats, Protein Pasta, Sweet Potato, Rice. I rarely add in any sauces and if I do I make sure the carb content is less than a few grams because the carbs in sauces are normally made from sugary carbs which you need to avoid.

    I use I-C5 to channel all the good carbs to the muscles and to keep my blood sugar at a minimum so fat burning is still possible. I don’t even entertain simple carbs into my diet. Sugars are evil, in my opinion sugar is worse for you than cocaine. Sugar is a drug that our governments have legalised. Avoid it where possible.

    I believe IC-5 does work if you’re responsible with your food choices. I’m getting heavier but leaner.

  46. Kieran jones says:

    The frustrating thing is being constantly told different things by so called professionals who do nothing but confuse with alleged science. Stupidly, I bought into buying a few bottles of the IC5 before reading the reviews…. I guess I will try the IC5 and follow as best I can and update again over the next few weeks. After reading these reviews it’s not the most positive way to start!

  47. aiw says:

    People, carbs do not “convert” to fat, nor store as fat. That’s like saying lead will magically convert to gold. They are different types of matter, and do not magically turn into the other. If you have carbs to use as energy, you don’t use the fat you take in or have stored for energy, but continue to simply store it.

  48. hmax53 says:

    I just watched a video b/c it said “4 worst fish and 3 worst oils you should never eat.” Turns out it’s a 37 min video; doesn’t list the fish/oils till about 20 mins into it. (It was such an obvious sell, I had to hear it!) It was for another of their products, BioTRUST OmegaKrill 5x™ (Omega 3 Fatty Acid.) Seems we need mega-tons of this stuff to help us be healthy (or so their miserable video said,) Any other brand of Omega 3 was, of course, inadequate. $49/bottle. (90 day supply, or was it 30 days. Either way, I wouldn’t buy it b/c that slick ad seemed like total BS to me, & probably was. If I want to know anything about vitamins, I ask my dr. He says the only one we all need is Vit D. MOST of the population of the US has too little it, and it’s imp for our bones, heart, +. (I’m 65; One vitamin recommd by my dr. sounds fine to me.)

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