Is Ionimine another of these dodgy ones, or does it really work? Will take a look at not only the Ionimine diet pills but the company behind them.
- Another product with nothing positive to say
- No ingredients listed
- Draconian terms and conditions
- No refunds
- Suspect ownership
- No ingredients listed
- No refund policy
- No idea what you are buying
Ionimine is from the same company who produce several other diet pills all using the same tactic, all of these feature on a “review” site that compares four of the products and then awards Ionamine as the highest rated.
Why is Ionamine ranked better than the others and is awarded the top prize? Lets take a closer look at the company and the tactics they are using on their website hopkinsweightlossreport.org
The four products featured are Ionamine. Tennuate, Didrx and Phenterimine. All nice drug sounding names but where does the name come from? Well they are all manipulated versions of real prescription only slimming drugs;
Ionamine is trying to look like Ionamin from the Celltech group; this is a [weight loss drug] based product that has some serious side effects.
By simply adding an “E” to the end of their name they are presumably hoping to trick people into thinking they might be buying a prescription drug over the internet with any checks.
This is the same for the three other products;
Tennuate is trying to look like Tenuate from Merrell Labs, this is a [weight loss] like drug:
Tenuate (diethylpropion) is a sympathomimetic amine, which is similar to an amphetamine. It is also known as an “anorectic” or an “anorexigenic” drug. Tenuate stimulates your central nervous system (nerves and brain), which increases your heart rate and blood pressure and decreases your appetite.
Didrx is trying to look like Didrex by Pfizer which is a branded version of benzphetamine hydrochloride:
Didrex (benzphetamine) is a sympathomimetic amine, which is similar to an amphetamine. It stimulates your central nervous system (nerves and brain), which increases your heart rate and blood pressure and decreases your appetite.
Phenterimine is trying to look like the well known [weight loss drug] by Eon Labs which is a well known appetite suppressant.
The first question we have got to ask is why are they simply manipulating existing drugs by adding a letter here and there? The answer is fairly obvious from what we have seen from similar companies before, get the consumers on the site and hopefully they are fooled enough into thinking they are buying the real thing. Could this be what these guys are doing?
- Read the terms and conditions
- No idea what you are taking
- No evidence to effectiveness
- No Testimonials
- Poor history
What Does Ionimine Claim To Do?
First we need to have a look at the website and see what they are claiming for Ionimine. It starts of with a nice header with the name of the site, Hopkins weight loss report and then a lovely picture of a couple of scientists in a laboratory. Hopefully you are thinking straightaway that its some sort of official medical type site by now? We are not fooled but just in case there’s a bit more information in the text at the top,
The site named for Frederick Gowland Hopkins, a biochemist at Cambridge, who concluded the theory of vitamin supplements, he called them “accessory food factors”. Hopkins believed that natural foods contained enough of these to make one healthy.
Whilst this is true, it slightly misleading. Hopkins did discover vitamins decades ago but he is long since dead, and there is no association between Hopkins and this site! But lets not quibble over a bit of deceit like that shall we?
So moving on we have a comparison chart showing Ionamine to be the top rated product in comparison to others from the same company, all complete with arbitrary “star” awards.
But then there’s light at the end of the tunnel, in very small writing under these “reviews”, we find a disclaimer admitting that these are all “subjective” and that you should “get advice”. We think they’ve had a lawyer look over this site in order to cover their backsides!
So What is Ionimine and What Are The Ingredients For Ionimine?
Well time to get down to business and have a close look at the ingredients for Ionimine.
Hmmm ….. well we would if we could, but unfortunately there is absolutely no indication of what is in Ionimine!
This is quite staggering and if it is not already, then it should be made illegal to sell a product like this online with no information of what is actually in it.
Never buy or consume a product where there is no indication of what is in it!
We highly suspect that is a worthless pill made up of cheap ingredients that would have no effect whatsoever on weight loss, however having no clear information it is impossible to say. Would you be happy buying something if you don’t know what is in it?
Does Ionimine Have Any Side Effects?
We have no idea. Without any sort of ingredient profile it is not possible to do any research on Ionimine, in order to give you the right advice.
Any Ionimine Reviews From Customers?
None that we could find, there are no testimonials on the site or any that we could find elsewhere. It seems there are no happy customers wishing to speak up.
We did find a complaint from a customer who fell for exactly what we have talked about. She thought she was buying a pharmaceutical grade product:
And another one here:
So Does Ionimine Work?
There’s no indication what is in Ionimine in what quantity so it is impossible to say one way or the other.
Where Can I Buy Ionimine?
The only place to buy Ionimine seems to be from this website. However we found something very disturbing for anyone wishing to try it out.
If you look closely at the terms and conditions of Ionimine then it is the most draconian we have ever seen. By making a purchase you have to sign up to the terms they specify which deny you getting any sort of refund in any circumstance!
So if you were foolish enough to buy something where you have no idea what is in it, then find out its ineffective, you have no chance of a refund.
Ionimine Refund Policy!!!
All sales are final, there are absolutely no refunds on purchases of Phentirimine, Ionimine and Tennuate once orders have been shipped.
There is a $15.00 fee for any cancellation made prior to shipment from our distribution center. We will never refund the cost of a product if the customer refuses delivery. This applies to any purchases on Hopkinsweightlossreport.org or its subsidiaries (Phentirimine.com, Tennuate.net, and/or Ionimine.com).”
This is probably the first time we have seen something as bad as this. ANY reputable company who stands behind the effectiveness of their product is more than happy to offer a proper guarantee. Some companies make this very difficult to process, however if you are forced to sign to agree to these conditions then this is one of the lowest things you can do as a company.
We can only guess why they have such severe policies:
People find out they have been tricked by buying something different than they thought?
The product is worthless and consists of cheap inferior ingredients that do not work?
Is doesn’t actually work?
So ask yourself, do you really want to buy something that might not be what you think you are buying, that might be full of cheap ineffective ingredients, that might not actually work and offers no chance of a refund.
Pretty simple answers to all that we would think?
So Who Are The Company Behind Ionimine?
We have found previous evidence that these products were owned by an outfit called labq2.com, and that still seems to be the case. If you go to the labq2 website it still shows them as the owners of the products, but on this website they are claiming its sponsored by D/B/A Health Max, who have ownership of the products.
Interestingly both sites are showing the same address for the contact details:
Ok this sounds promising so we had a quick look on Google maps:
Copyright: Google Maps 2012
Wow, a rundown suburban area of New York! Hardly the likely place for cutting edge weight loss pills we would have thought.
Digging a bit deeper into LabQ2 it seems like there is a massive amount of negative publicity surrounding them, so it looks like they have done the old bait and switch technique. When one company gets too much negative publicity simply move them into another company and start afresh. This is probably why we can’t find much information about the new company but lots of bad things about the old one.
Watch Dog Verdict
A disaster waiting to happen for anyone buying any of these products.