DR OZ: This little bean has scientists saying they’ve found the magic weight-loss cure for every body type.
“Do you believe there’s a magic weight-loss cure out there…”
DR OZ [Stuttering]: Ah-eh-uh…the word ma-mag…
According to a People magazine article from June 20, 2014:
Dr. Mehmet Oz recently got a dose of tough medicine after being publicly reprimanded on Capitol Hill for spotlighting certain dietary supplements.
Appearing before senators on Tuesday to testify about the marketing behind a dietary supplement known as green bean coffee extract, Dr. Oz became the target of some harsh words from Sen. Claire McCaskill, chairwoman of the Subcommittee on Consumer Protection, who accused the daytime host of giving viewers “false hope” in products.
“I don’t get why you need to say this stuff when you know it’s not true,” McCaskill said. “When you have this amazing megaphone, why would you cheapen your show?”
Sen. McCaskill also called out Oz for endorsing FBCx, Forskolin, Garcinia cambogia and raspberry ketones as viable weight-loss supplements.
He countered by insisting that he is a “cheerleader” for the audience and his intent is to “engage viewers” with “flowery language.”
What Dr. Oz says: In 2012, Oz called this herbal compound “lightning in a bottle. It’s a miracle flower to fight fats.”
What we know: The foremost trial that supports the use of Forskolin in weight loss was sponsored by the Sabinsa Corporation – an herbal supplement manufacturer that boasts Forskolin as one of its products.
What Dr. Oz says: Also known as tamarind, “it may be the simple solution you’ve been looking for to bust your body fat for good,” he said about the small pumpkin-shaped fruit.
What we know: There have been no large-scale trials suggesting it’s an effective weight loss supplement. “Garcinia seems to be more effective when there’s more concentrated exercise,” says Dr. Margolin, adding, “exercise across the board is always going to help weight loss.”
What Dr. Oz says: He called this chemical found in red raspberries “the No. 1 miracle in a bottle to burn your fat.”
What we know: Raspberry ketones have only been tested in animals; no study has officially been done on humans to support weight loss.