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Pack Forever Living C9

Forever Living C9, 1st phase of the Forever FIT program

pack-forever-living-c9Rather than a single slimming supplement, some people prefer to opt for a complete program, usually consisting of several products at once. This is the case with C9 by Forever Living, which we’re testing today and which represents the first phase of a 3-phase program.

Presentation and promises of C9 by Forever Living

As we said in the introduction, C9 is the 1st phase of Forever Living’s complete Forever F.I.T program, a slimming and fitness program consisting of 3 phases: C9, FIT 1 and FIT 2.

This first phase lasts 9 days, and is designed to eliminate toxins and purify the body.

The official website promises the following benefits within the first few days of treatment:

  • Weight loss ;
  • Feeling of lightness;
  • Renewed energy.

Forever Living C9 consists of 5 products, forming a synergy of detox and slimming actions.

1. Forever Aloe Vera Gel (2 cans):

Designed to boost the immune system, stimulate metabolism and combat fatigue.

The required dose is 30-40 ml, 3 times a day, diluted in water or fruit juice.

2. Forever Therm (18 tablets):

These fat-burning tablets promote fat loss, increase fat oxidation and reduce fatigue.

We recommend taking 2 each morning.

3. Forever Garcinia Plus (54 capsules):

This product will help regulate appetite, block the transformation of sugars into fats, and normalize blood sugar and insulin levels.

The manufacturer recommends taking 1 capsule a day with a full glass of water, ½ hour before a meal.

4. Forever Fiber (9 sticks):

These fiber sticks are supposed to stimulate intestinal functions and provide digestive comfort.

The recommended dose is 1 sachet every morning, to be diluted in water or with aloe pulp.

5. Forever Lite Ultra (1 pouch):

In vanilla or chocolate flavors, this high-protein supplement can be added to a light meal, helping you to feel full and maintain your muscles.

Take 1 scoop of 25g in 100-150ml of water, skimmed milk or plant milk.

In addition to the supplements needed for the 9-day program, C9 comes with an accompanying booklet full of tips and recipes, instructions for use during the 9-day cure, and a tape measure for taking measurements.

[box type=”info”] News: According to some C9 consumers, the number of pills has been increased to make the program more effective.

Garcinia Plus is now to be taken as 2 pills morning, noon and night, and the doses of forever aloe vera gel
have also been increased.

This information is not updated on the official Forever Living website, and should be checked when ordering from a Forever Living distributor[/box].

Forever Living, the makers of C9

Forever Living C9 is a slimming program from American company Forever Living Products, founded in 1978.

The company is well established in the USA and enjoys a good reputation. Its products are currently sold in over 155 countries.

Products are marketed through network marketing, with independent entrepreneurs/distributors, of whom there are currently 9.5 million worldwide.

Forever Living Products France is a member of the Fédération de la Vente Directe, an additional guarantee of reliability.

Forever Living C9 ingredients and products

Here are the 5 Forever Living C9 products and their respective ingredients:

1. Forever Aloe Vera Gel:

This first supplement contains 96.28% stabilized aloe vera pulp.

Aloe vera is very rich in antioxidants, and has anti-cancer and immunity-boosting properties.

Aloe is renowned for its detoxifying and draining properties, particularly for the liver.

It also combats diabetes and cholesterol, cleanses the intestinal flora and promotes healthy digestion.

2. Forever Therm:

This supplement contains green tea, guarana, green coffee, vitamin C and B vitamins.

Green tea activates metabolism and fat burning through lipolysis, promotes toxin elimination and is rich in anti-oxidants.

Guarana is a natural appetite suppressant and fat burner, which also promotes detoxification of the body.

Green coffee contains caffeine, which activates thermogenesis and lipolysis, as well as improving alertness and having anti-oxidant effects.

Vitamin C is also a stimulant and activator of fat burning, and B vitamins are involved in many bodily functions, including carbohydrate, protein and lipid metabolism, and energy production.

3. Forever Garcinia Plus:

These capsules feature garcinia extract, chromium and safflower oil.

Safflower oil is rich in omega-6 fatty acids, which stimulate cell regeneration. It is also rich in anti-oxidants and linoleic acid, which activates metabolism, increases protein synthesis (and thus muscle formation and maintenance), reduces fat deposition and helps control cholesterol and triglycerides.

Garcinia is a plant known for its slimming properties, which derive from hydroxycitric acid (HCA).

We have already talked about this plant variety in one of our previous articles, which you can consult by clicking HERE.

4. Forever Fiber:

These sticks contain…fiber! This is the only indication of composition given by the manufacturer.

A little light for our taste. We would have liked to have had access to the exact composition of this product.

5. Forever Lite Ultra :

This high-protein powder contains…protein!

Once again, forever Living didn’t bother with the product’s composition.

What type of protein (soy, milk, wheat…?), in what quantities? We don’t know.

What we do know is that this powder also contains B vitamins, as well as vitamins C, D and E.

We won’t go into the properties of vitamins B and C here.

As for the others, vitamin D is involved in calcium metabolism, and vitamin E boosts immunity, prevents diabetes and plays many other essential roles in the body.

Scientific studies on Forever Living C9 products

The manufacturer does not claim to have conducted any specific studies on the composition of its products. However, if you take each ingredient in isolation, there is no shortage of studies.

Aloe vera has been the subject of several studies.

For example, a 2012 study tested the plant’s efficacy on hypercholesterolemia and diabetes.

Participants were asked to ingest 2 x 300mg of aloe powder per day for 8 weeks, in conjunction with a low-calorie diet.

Results showed a reduction in glucose, total cholesterol and LDL (bad) cholesterol levels.

Although the methodology used in the study is reliable, it remains to be seen whether these effects are due to the change in diet.

In any case, the researchers are clear that, while the results are encouraging, in their view they remain partial and do not yet validate the efficacy of aloe vera on metabolism.

To date, only the plant’s moisturizing and protective virtues have been scientifically proven.

Green tea, on the other hand, is by far the most widely recognized and studied ingredient, notably for its fat-burning properties.

Several studies have confirmed the benefits of green tea for weight loss.

1st Reference: The effects of long-term ingestion of tea catechins on energy expenditure and fat oxidation in healthy subjects. Article published in the “Journal of Health Science”?

(Source : Journal of Health Science. The Pharmaceutical Society of Japan. Vol. 51 (2005) N°: 2 P 248-252. doi : 10.1248/jhs.51.248).

2nd Reference: Catechin-rich green tea extract reduces body fat and cardiovascular risk in humans.

(Source: NCBI. PubMed. Health Care Food Research Laboratories, Kao Corporation, Bunka, Sumida-ku, Tokyo, Japan. Nagao T., Hase T., Tokimitsu I. Obesity (Silver Spring). 2007 Jun;15(6):1473-83. doi : 10.1038/oby.2007.176).

3rd Reference: The effects of catechin-rich green tea on body composition.

(Source: NCBI. PubMed. Unilever R&D, Shanghai, China. Wang H., Wen Y., Du Y., Yan X., Guo H., Rycroft JA., Boon N., Kovacs EM., Mela DJ. Obesity (Silver Spring). 2010 Apr;18(4):7739. doi : 10.1038/oby.2009.256. Epub 2009 Aug 13).

Forever Living C9 side effects and contraindications

One substance on which we recommend vigilance (no pun intended!) is caffeine, present in both green coffee and guarana.

Caffeine can cause palpitations, insomnia, irritation…
So be sure to listen to your body, and stop the treatment as soon as you notice any symptoms that might indicate a reaction to caffeine.

As with all weight-loss treatments, we do not recommend Forever Living C9 for pregnant or breastfeeding women, or for people under 18.

User testimonials on Forever Living C9

The vast majority of testimonials from people who have tried C9 are very positive.

The C9 detox and slimming cure seems to be really effective, with very interesting weight losses (we have noted testimonials from people who have lost from 3 to 6.8kg in 9 days).

The program does not cause fatigue or hunger.

Most people recommend continuing with the next phase of Forever Living’s F.I.T program, for further weight loss and stabilization.

The accompanying booklet provides recipes and a wealth of information for daily follow-up.

However, the dosage instructions for each supplement seem unclear.

Forever Living C9 price and guarantee

Since Forever Living products are marketed through independent distributors, you’ll need to contact the company in order to order products from the C9 program.

By filling in the contact form available on the site, you’ll be put in touch with a distributor near you.

Here’s what the official website says on its sales page:



* Living near you, your Forever Contractor will do everything in his power to supply you with the products in the best possible conditions.

** FBO: Forever Business Owner

The site does indicate the price of the C9 program: 129,64€ for the 9-day detox.

Although we were recently contacted by an independent distributor to report that a 30-day money-back guarantee is offered for this product, we are still unable to find/verify this information on the manufacturer’s official website.

Our opinion on Forever Living’s C9 program

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  • Stephanie

    Hello. I would like to know if forever ultra lite is recommended for women with uterine or breast cysts, since it contains soy? Also, is C9 recommended for this type of woman?

    • Corinne Kepler

      Hello Stéphanie,
      We don’t have any verified information on this subject. The safest thing to do would be to talk directly to your doctor, who will be able to provide you with reliable answers.

  • Romy

    I have just received my C9 pack which I would like to start as soon as possible!!?

    But I don’t have any information about authorized drinks…can I drink diet drinks? (Diet iced tea for example…) and can I sweeten my tea with canderel without asparthame? (It’s made with sucralose)…

    Thank you in advance.

  • Chloé Marie

    Hello, I’m on esomeprazole treatment, do you think it can alter the C9 cure? I lost very well the first two days, then nothing…. thank you for your reply Chloé

    • Hélène. M

      Hi Chloé,
      Esomeprazole is a powerful anti-acid which helps protect the stomach and relieve reflux symptoms, and is generally well tolerated.

      It’s important to take your C9 cure at a distance from your medication, as it may slow down absorption. At least one hour should separate the two doses.

      Apart from this precaution, there are no other recommendations.

      The occasional slowdown in weight loss is a natural phenomenon, so continue your treatment without worrying about any slowdowns. The most important thing is that, over a week, you should see a reasonable weight loss.

      Don’t forget to balance your diet and get moving to burn more fat.

      All the best.

  • Cauvet Valérie

    Good evening Can you tell me exactly the dose of aloe vera to take daily Thank you

    • Hélène Marfak

      Hi Valérie,
      the dose of aloe vera recommended by the manufacturer of this range is 30 to 40 ml, i.e. 2 to 2.5 tablespoons, 3 times a day, diluted in water or fruit juice.

      Have a nice evening!

  • lionel

    Hello I am a distributor of forever living products and I would like to make a small correction in your article.

    The C9 detox program, like all the products sold by the brand, comes with a 30-day money-back guarantee.

    • Arnaud Dubos

      Hi Lionel,
      Thanks for this information! It has been added to our article. Please note that we were unable to find this information on the official website. If you have a piece of evidence to share with us, don’t hesitate! Thanks again!

  • Souad

    I would like to know if this program is recommended for people with diabetes and high blood pressure?

    Merci d’avance

    • Hélène Marfak

      Hi Souad,
      People with diabetes or high blood pressure should consult their doctor before taking any dietary supplements.

      For example, caffeine can cause palpitations, which can accelerate the heartbeat. Caffeine is one of the ingredients in this program, and in quite large quantities!

      However, with your doctor’s approval, you can choose some of the Aloe Vera-based products in this program that pose the fewest problems, while remaining vigilant with regard to possible effects on blood sugar levels or blood pressure figures.

      Have a nice day!

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  • seloua perotto

    how do I follow the program during the month of ramadan since I’m fasting all day?

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  • SIMON Valérie et Guillaume

    Hello, I have just read your article and I appreciate its “impartial” analysis.

    As an FLP Entrepreneur, I wonder about the reference to the study conducted on “hypercholesterolemia and diabetes” in which you state that “Participants had to ingest 2 x 300mg of aloe powder per day”.
    Given that Aloe Vera is a vegetable water, effectively in powder form (I assume dehydrated), one might wonder about the scientific results of this study?

    For your information and that of your readers, Forever Living Products holds a “cold stabilization patent” for Aloe Vera, making it the only company in the world able to offer “Aloe Vera pulp*” with a content identical to the mucilage extracted from the plant before oxidation. Heat treatment ensures that the “nutrients” contained in the pulp are largely destroyed. The powder should only contain a few trace elements. This test cannot therefore be used to draw general conclusions about the “good” or “bad” virtues of Aloe Vera!

    * The term “pulp” can only be used for products containing less than 5% additives (the Ref 15 quoted in the article is 96.28% Aloe Vera mucilage, without leaves or aloin).
    Enjoy your visit.

    Aloe sources

    • Corinne Kepler

      Thank you for stopping by and for the additional information.

  • El ouakili

    Hello I would like to order the pack c9 ref 475

    • Cédric

      You would need to contact the official Forever Living website to ask them to redirect you to one of their authorized independent distributors.

      Best regards,

  • Pleitinx Françoise

    May I know the possible side effe8. Merci d’avance.

    • Cédric

      Françoise, Hello,
      I would recommend that you contact a distributor of this product in your area. They will be able to tell you more about the composition of the products.

      Remember to share this information with us later!

      Have a nice weekend.

    • Clair

      I am a FOREVER distributor. Since this article there have been changes in the C9 program. If you have any questions I am at your disposal: (e-mail address removed by moderation for security and confidentiality reasons). Best regards.

      • Cédric

        Hello, Madam,
        Thank you for your contribution. You will have noticed that certain private information is systematically deleted by moderation, for reasons of security and confidentiality.

        It seems that you have information relating to the content of the test article. We invite you to contact us directly via the contact form available on the website, HERE.

        Kind regards,

      • Michelle

        Bjr can I lose 20kg with the forever pdts? A sincere answer please

      • Hélène Marfak

        Hello Michelle,
        A sincere answer: No!

        And to be even more sincere, you can’t lose 20 kg with any product alone!

        The pills that help you lose weight all need to be integrated into a healthy lifestyle program, i.e. a balanced, lower-calorie diet and physical exercise, as well as being reasonable in terms of the time needed to reach your weight-loss goal, to avoid regaining the pounds you’ve lost.

        This is not to discourage you, on the contrary, by being more objective you can lose your 20 kilos, so don’t hesitate to come back and tell us about your resolutions, reasonable this time.

        Have a nice day!

      • Sabah

        Thank you so much for your honesty. It warms the heart.

      • LOUJAIEN

        I am pregnant can I use the C9.

      • Hélène. M

        Hello Loujaien,
        As we specified on our test, Forever Living C9 is not recommended for pregnant or breastfeeding women and people under 18.

        Have a nice day.

  • RAFFENNE Catherine

    I’d like to do this detox cure. How can I get it?

    • Cédric

      Forever Living products are sold through independent distributors.

      Best regards,

    • Clair

      Hello. I am a FOREVER distributor. Since this article there have been changes in the C9 program. If you have any questions I am at your disposal: (e-mail address removed by moderation for security and confidentiality reasons). Best regards.

      • Cédric

        Dear Madam, Hello,
        Thank you for your contribution. You will have noticed that certain private information is systematically deleted by moderation, for reasons of security and confidentiality.

        It seems that you have information relating to the content of the test article. We invite you to contact us directly via the contact form available on the website, HERE.

        Kind regards,

  • Guilaine

    Hello, I would like to have some aleo vera gel products to resell afterwards.

  • Jcob

    Bonjour je me aimerait se procurer cette cure que je dois faire j’habite en Belgique à spa merci d’avance

    • Alexandra

      Hello Jcob and
      I distribute these products, so if the administrator of this site would like to put us in contact, it would be my pleasure to help you place your order 😉
      Thanks in advance to the administrator!

      • Corinne K.

        Hello Alexandra,
        Unfortunately, a very large number of distributors of Forever Living products are trying to contact our users via the comments section. You understand that we cannot respond to such requests as it is impossible for us to verify their identities, let alone put our users at risk.

        Thank you for your understanding and good luck!

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