Does Akavar Work?
Many people wonder if Akavar works. If you go to the Akavar Web site, it claims that with the supplement you can "eat all you want and still lose weight" and that they "couldn't say it in print (or on TV) if it wasn't true." However, Akavar has not been adequately studied and there is insufficient scientific research to prove that Akavar is effective for weight loss.
Does Akavar Work for Weight Loss?Akavar™-20/50 is a weight loss supplement that claims you can "eat all you want and still lose weight" while taking the product. However, despite this impressive claim, Akavar has not been proven effective for weight loss.
The Akavar Web site claims that this product has been scientifically proven to cause weight loss, based on the results of one (very small) study. The problem is that the name of this study, or even when or where it was published, is not provided. Any reliable source would have provided a reference for this study. Without any information, there is no way to find this "published" study or to evaluate its validity. Even if this study is assumed to be valid, it is important to understand that such a small study (with 24 participants) cannot show that a product is effective for weight loss.
The advertisements for Akavar also claim that they "couldn't say it in print (or on TV) if it wasn't true." This statement is clearly false. Most people are aware that not everything that is on TV or in print is true. The Federal Trade Commission (FTC) regulates how products can be advertised, but the FTC does not screen advertisements before they are printed or aired.
There is also some speculation that the manufacturer of Akavar, Dynakor Pharmacal, is affiliated with Basic Research. This company has found itself in significant trouble with the FTC for false and unsubstantiated claims for other products and for suggesting that one of its consultants was a medical doctor when he was not. Interestingly, Dynakor Pharmacal does not list its address, and little information about this company is available on the Internet, other than that it makes Akavar.