UPDATED: MAY 31, 2011 – This blog was hacked a few days ago. I’m glad that I have retrieved all the posts. But, unfortunately, the photos were all gone, including the photos of my experiment. I am still looking for my backup photos but, I can’t find them. Thanks for reading this post. Let’s all stay healthy!
Hello! I am back after a month of hiatus and I want to tell you about my accidental discovery.
I know many of you have heard the wonders of Slimming Coffee. But, is it really safe?
After giving birth, I gained so much weight and since then I’ve been trying to lose weight. I tried various ways to lose weight like crash dieting, going to the gym, and jogging. I also tried searching for the best diet pills that work like reductil. But, it all failed. : ( When I did the crash diet, I deprived myself of eating rice, which resulted in weight loss, but gained the weight again because I tend to eat more afterwards. In taking Reductil, which was recommended by my OB-GYNE for me to help me in losing weight, I also lost weigh in just 2 weeks of taking it, but stopped when I experienced shortness of breath and chest pain. Then, I gained back the weight again. I also tried going back to the gym and jog, which was really the best way to lose weight, but stopped after some time due to lack of time.
Then, the Slimming Coffee came. I learned about it from my cousin and told me that it was effective. So, I researched about the Slimming Coffee and have read the promising results it gives to those who tried them. I learned that its effect is the same with Reductil. So, I thought that it might have the same component with Reductil and it was okay to take because it was recommend by my OB-GYNE. I also didn’t find any negative reviews about it. So, being too desperate in losing weight the easier way, I bought a box of the Slimming Coffee from an online seller. I have tried it myself for 6 days and noticed that it is effective because I have lost 5 lbs in just 5 days and after consuming 6 sachets. Some, including my husband and my OB-GYNE, noticed it too.
On my 6th day of taking this coffee, I decided to quit right away because I accidentally discovered something.
I was in the office that time, having a cup of coffee and pandesal for breakfast. After that, I went to the wash room to brush my teeth and wash the cup with leftover coffee (I think about a tablespoon). I put about 3 drops of “liquefied detergent powder” directly onto the cup before washing it. When I was about to wash the cup, I noticed the color of the leftover coffee – it turned Fuchsia pink. I was surprised and felt worried because I knew that the coffee has a component that made it change its color. With a strong background in Chemistry, I thought of the “pH indicator”. I can’t remember that time the particular chemical being used for testing the acidity or basicity of a particular solution. So, I researched about it and found out that it might be Phenolphthalein.
Phenolphthalein is a chemical compound commonly pronounced. It is often written as “HIn” or “phph” in shorthand notation. Often used in titrations, it turns colorless in acidic solutions and pink in basic solutions. If the concentration of indicator is particularly strong, it can appear purple. In strongly basic solutions, phenolphthalein’s pink color undergoes a rather slow fading reaction and becomes colorless again.” – Source: Coffeechemistry.com
I researched the relationship between Phenolphthalein and coffee and I read these:
A new warning from Health Canada regards an illegal weight loss product called The Slimming Coffee, which has been subjected to clinical testing and found to contain the powerful prescription appetite suppressant sibutramine. This product which has also been sold as Lose Weight Coffee should be avoided because it could cause “serious health risks”. The product which has been advertised as a perfectly natural coffee drink is extremely dangerous because sibutramine while it is an effective appetite suppressant should not be used by certain people because it can cause high blood pressure. The weight loss medication Reductil which contains sibutramine is safe and effective when used by the right people. – Source: UKMEDIX
The Ukmedix Newsroom has received a warning regarding the sale of counterfeit and dangerous slimming pills involving a product called Marsha Slim Plus. The product that comes in a variety of forms including 60 capsule bottles and 30 teabags was sent to independent laboratories by the Department of Health in HongKong and found to contain an analogue compound of the active ingredient of the legal slimming drug Reductil.
The prescription medication Reductil contains sibutramine, which has been subjected to years of clinical testing but sibutramine analogues while similar have not been properly tested. Not only this but there was no warning on the packaging that the product Marsha Slim Plus contained any powerful weight loss medications. Along with the sibutramine another chemical called phenolphthalein was also found. Phenolphthalein which is a laxative has been banned by most countries around the world because it has shown to cause cancer. The fact that phenolphthalein causes cancer is well known and yet the criminals who produce this weight loss medication don’t seem to care and value making money fraudulently well above any concern for your health. – Source: UKMEDIX
At first, I thought that regular coffees might also contain this substance. Since I mix the Slimming Coffee with a regular 3-in-1 coffee to make it taste better, I tried to put a few drops of the “liquefied detergent powder” in the cup and did not notice any change. So, I had an assumption that the Slimming Coffee has a component that might be dangerous.
So, I decided to perform a test on this coffee. I made two different tests. One was dissolving pure Slimming Coffee in a cup of hot water, and the other one was mixing the Slimming Coffee with a 3-in-1 coffee and dissolve it in about 1 ½ cup of water, which I usually do when I drink the Slimming Coffee. I have dissolved about a tablespoon of detergent powder in a cup of water and set aside. I have also used a few drops of dishwashing liquid for further tests.
the box of the SLIMMING COFFEE
Here are the results I got:
the plain slimming coffee
a change in color (“purple-ish”) after mixing about a tablespoon of detergent, which I think indicates that the coffee has a harmful chemical in it, like Phenolphthalein.
another change in color (“purple-ish”) after mixing a tablespoon of detergent in the mixture of slimming coffee and 3-in-1 coffee.
For comparison, check the photo below:
can you see the difference?
In addition, I also performed a test using a few drops of dishwashing liquid. However, I didn’t notice any change in color.
I showed it to my husband and told me that the manufacturer is brilliant. It was a brilliant idea because the manufacturer knew that the consumers won’t discover this change in color in their product when washing it using dishwashing liquid. In the Philippines, prior to the introduction of dishwashing liquids, people are using detergent bars or powders in dishwashing. Now, dishwashing liquids have been used widely in all households and detergent bars and powders are only used for laundry.
Dishwashing liquids and detergents have different components, which resulted in two different reactions when mixed with the coffee. The slimming coffee reacted with the detergent maybe because of the ingredients of the detergent, which I think needs further laboratory tests.
These tests that I performed were due to my “accidental” discovery. You can try it yourself if you want.
This is an eye-opener to those drinking this Coffee. I know it is very effective in helping you to lose weight because I have tried it myself. But, I tell you IT IS NOT SAFE!!!
You know what? I am scared of what might happen to me years after taking this coffee. I am now researching on how to flush away these components on my body. I have decided to lose weight the proper and healthy way. I am now taking vitamins to further boost my immune system. I love my life and I need to take good care of it for me to be able to live long for my family. It’s time to make a change. It is not yet too late. Let us all be healthy.
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