Artichoke Forte, the fat-booster
ARTICHAUT FORTE, a dietary supplement for weight loss named after the artichoke, a common vegetable regularly found on our plates.
Is it the new weapon in the fight against excess weight?
Artichokes have been credited with all kinds of virtues, and nowadays we’re starting to see their promising slimming properties.
Is this a new hope for people looking to lose weight?
Artichoke Forte, the product we’re testing today, is a fat burner packaged in capsule form containing a “hyper-concentrated” formula of Laon artichoke, and in addition to weight loss, helps combat cellulite.
Is Artichoke Forte the ideal slimming supplement you’ve been waiting for to help you regain your dream figure?
Fasten your seatbelts, Artichaut Forte takes us on a program… full of surprises…
Artichaut Forte Promises promises
If you go to the official Artichaut Forte website, prepare to be impressed by the incredible success of this slimming supplement!
Artichaut Forte is “The most concentrated Laon artichoke capsule ever designed for slimming.
Artichaut Forte offers “6 times more slimming action than those artichoke ‘shots’ you see on TV”.
Testimonials speak of losses of “32 kg in 4 months” or “15 kg in 9 weeks”!
As is our custom, and as I’m sure you’re aware if you’re one of our regular readers, these kinds of dreamy promises, these charming testimonials, and this play on words and supporting photos, instead of touching us, make us wary and want to do more research.
Let’s hear it for the manufacturer…
Artichaut Forte, a product marketed by Société Perfoline
Before moving on to this section, it should be noted that Artichaut Forte is officially marketed by the Perfoline company. And given the impossibility of determining the exact identity of the laboratory behind the manufacture of this product, and given that all our research always leads us back to this same company, we thought it would be useful to present it to you in a few words.
Our research revealed that Perfoline is a simplified joint-stock company with a single shareholder. Headquartered in Paris VIII, it specializes in general catalog distance selling!
On the official website, you’ll find other products relating to: performance and recovery, slimming and fitness and, health and well-being.
But we haven’t found what we’re most interested in: who makes Artichaut Forte!?
A question that remains unanswered.
All we could find was a simple statement:
“Made in France EMB 07240B
Distributed by : Perfoline S.A.S.
12/14 Rond Point des Champs Elysées
75008 , Paris, France.”
The code EMB 07240B is a simple packaging code.
The Composition and ingredients of Artichaut Forte
And what if, despite this bad start, Artichaut Forte had some pleasant surprises in store for us, this time in terms of its ingredients?
Artichaut Forte contains the following ingredients:
1. MALTODEXTRIN : bulking agent
Maltodextrin is a slightly sweet polysaccharide that is assimilated more rapidly than glucose. It is a processed additive.
In 2006, more than 20,000 cases of stomach cancer were reported in the USA as a result of maltodextrin consumption, according to the Heart America Health Association. Heart America Health Association. A study which, unfortunately, could not be published because it could cause financial losses estimated in billions of dollars to American companies.
The use of maltodextrin has been banned in several countries.
2. DRIED ARTICHOKE EXTRACTS FROM LAON (Cynara sclolymus) titrated to 5% cynarin:
Cynarin ordicaffeylquinic acid is a biochemical substance produced and extracted from artichokes.
It has healing properties for the liver and gallbladder.
3. GELATIN (capsule):
According to European standards, it is considered an ingredient and not an additive. It is 98% protein and contains 18 amino acids with very low nutritional value.
Its role here is to preserve the active ingredients contained in the capsule from the effects of light and oxidation.
4. MAGNESIUM STEARATE : anti-caking agent
A salt commonly used in the capsule-making industry.
A distinction is made between magnesium stearates from animal sources, generally bovine, and those from vegetable sources, which are now used to replace the former for health safety reasons.
From the information provided by the manufacturer, it is not possible to deduce whether the magnesium stearate contained in Artichaut Forte comes from animal or plant sources….
A glance at the list of ingredients reveals that the main ingredient is none other than cynarin. And Perfoline claims that it is this very substance which is behind Artichaut Forte’s spectacular weight-loss results.
Cynarin is known to help eliminate toxins from the liver and reduce bad cholesterol. It increases bile secretion and thus facilitates digestion.
Artichoke, the source of this substance, is also known for its diuretic effects, as it effectively helps prevent water retention and supports healthy kidney function.
These two actions make artichoke leaf extract an excellent natural diuretic.
If it does contain artichoke leaf extract, Artichoke Forte may help you lose weight. But water weight, not fat weight.
The list of ingredients displayed by the manufacturer makes no mention of the exact dosage of each substance contained in the capsule. In the absence of this information, we are unable to comment on the efficacy of this product.
PRECAUTION : Remember to stay well hydrated during a diuretic cure!
Artichoke Forte & Scientific Research
Would you like to be reassured about the effectiveness of Artichaut Forte?
The manufacturer of Artichaut Forte uses science to support the slimming virtues of its product.
A closer look reveals that the scientific studies mentioned do indeed focus on the curative properties of artichokes, but NEVER on their slimming effects.
The diuretic effects of artichokes have only been demonstrated by studies on animals, but never on humans.
As for its effects on overweight and obesity, to date, no known scientific studies have been conducted.
Dosage or How to Take Artichoke Forte
Artichoke Forte comes in capsule form.
The manufacturer’s recommendation is to take 6 capsules, 2 capsules 3 times a day, a quarter of an hour before each meal.
The program should be repeated every 15 days.
On its website, the manufacturer also gives nutritional values corresponding to : 6 capsules = dry extract of Laon artichoke titrated to 5% cynarin 600mg or 18g dry plant equivalent.
Side effects Contraindications
No side effects or contraindications are mentioned on Perfoline’s official website. The only indications we could find are :
- Cannot replace a varied, balanced diet and a healthy lifestyle.
- Do not exceed the recommended daily dose.
- Keep out of the reach of children.
No particular indication for pregnant or breast-feeding women, for people undergoing medical treatment or suffering from a particular ailment.
Once again, especially for people in special situations such as those mentioned above: consult your doctor before starting any weight-loss program!
We remind you that the exact dosage of the ingredients contained in Artichoke Forte remains unknown. This prevents us from expressing an opinion on the efficacy of this product, and on the absence of any undesirable side effects.
Testimonials and consumer opinions of Artichaut Forte :
From another angle, and by leafing through consumer impressions and opinions about this company and product, we found ourselves faced with a general dissatisfaction. This was quickly reinforced by the presence of customer comments on the company’s own Facebook page, which is devoid of any useful information.
Examples of comments published about this company:
Let’s quote this consumer’s opinion:
” Hello, my name is M.F.FAYET. You have charged me 2 times 59.90 euros for products. Finally, I’m not leaving, so please send me these products urgently. Thank you “
Or again, this testimonial unearthed on a famous anti-scam network site, where we find:
Testimonial received March 12, 2014
“I’m here to let you know about the problems I’m having with the PERFOLINE company, based in Nice, whose head office is in Paris, 12/14 Rond-point des Champs-Élysées. According to the PERFOLINE blog, I’m not the first.
On December 18, 2013, I received my order for “ARTICHAUT FORTE 30 JOURS”. Right from the start, this treatment caused me side effects. As stipulated in the contract, I returned it via their provider in VILLERS LA MONTAGNE for a refund of €56.80.
To date, no refund, despite several phone calls (unsuccessful because no one is on the line) and two unanswered e-mails. This company is missing in action.
Faithful to our editorial line and our charter, we would like to remind you once again: testimonials collected on the web are not among the criteria for testing and evaluating a tested product. We are keen to mention and publish testimonials of this kind so that you can be fully informed. After that, it’s up to you to search even further to confirm or deny what these testimonials contain. We are content to offer you an objective, impartial and well-founded test.
Price Artichaut Forte guarantees:
On the Artichaut Forte website, you can choose between several formulas depending on your objective and budget.
- Starter program: 2 packs of 90 capsules at €39.90;
- Programme renfort: 4 x 90-capsule packs (+ 1 free bodyscan), at 69.90€;
- Programme renfort plus: 6 x 90-capsule packs (+ 1 free bodyscan), at €99.90;
- Programme global: 8 x 90-capsule packs (+ free bodyscan + toothbrush), at €120.90;
- Programme global plus: 12 packs of 90 capsules (+ 2 free packs + 1 free bodyscan + toothbrush), at €149.90.
Artichaut Forte guarantees an immediate, full refund if you are not satisfied. Check it out!
Our opinion about Artichaut Forte :
In the light of this test, we think that artichoke is an excellent diuretic, but we’d like to express our dissatisfaction at the absence of any mention of the manufacturer’s laboratory, the lack of ingredient dosage, and also the absence of scientific studies approving these promised effects.
Furthermore, the reputation of the company that markets Artichaut Forte does not give us confidence.
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