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Dr. Enza Cestone
Degree in Medicine & Surgery. Specialist in Dermatology.

Study Director

Dr. Ileana De Ponti
Chemist and Pharmaceutical Technologist

Data Analysis and Report

Dr. Eleonora Sparta

Study Design

1.1. Title

Evaluation of the slimming efficacy of a food supplement – controlled study vs. placebo.

1.2. Aim of the study

Aim of the study is to evaluate the slimming efficacy of a food supplement (in comparison with a placebo formulation) in terms of reduction of body weight and body circumferences. In order to reach this goal, a clinical-instrumental study is carried out on 40 healthy subjects, aged between 25 and 65 years old, showing mild to moderate localized adiposity on waistline, hips and legs and 25<BMI<35. After inclusion in the study, volunteers are divided in two groups of 20 subjects each: one group intakes the tested product and the other one the placebo formulation. Product efficacy is evaluated after 15 and 30 days of its use by means of the evaluation of waistline, hips and thighs circumferences and the assessment of body weight. These instrumental analysis are integrated with the self-assessment of subjects participating in the study.

1.3. Tested product
1.3.1. Information provided by the Customer

  • x Product name: (Code: HS.11)
  • x Placebo code: HS.12
  • x Direction for use: dilute 10ml into 250ml of water then sip gradually over a period of 1 hour.

Keep refrigerated & use within 1 month of opening. Precaution of use: do not exceed the recommended daily dose. This product is a dietary supplement. Use in combination with a well-balanced diet. Use in combination with at least light physical exercise, like for example 30min walk/day. Keep product away from heat. Not recommended for children, teenagers, pregnant or breast-feeding women. Not recommended for people suffer from salicylate derivatives allergies and under anticoagulant therapy. Contain caffeine: 10.92mg/day.

xThe tested cosmetic products conform to the European Food Supplement regulation (Directive 2002/46/EC, Directive 2006/37/EC, Regulation EU 1169/2011, Regulation EC 1924/2006 and Regulation EU 432/2012.


Clinically Proven to reduce body weight (significantly different to placebo)

Clinically Proven to reduce BMI (significantly different to placebo)

Test Subject Questionnaire

At the end of the study 90% agreed they noticed weight loss
At the end of the study 80% agreed they felt better about themselves.
At the end of the study 85% agreed they felt less bloated.
At the end of the study 90% agreed it tasted pleasant.

At the end of the study the test subjects where asked if they had lost more than a dress size in the 30 days. Here are the results from the LIFE recipe group and the Placebo group.

LIFE recipe group:
More than 2 dress sizes, 5% agreed.
More than 1 dress size, 30% agreed.

Placebo group:
More than 2 dress sizes, 0% agreed.
More than 1 dress size, 0% agreed.