Let’s face it: When it comes to weight loss, we’ve given every juice, shake, pill, and lotion on the market a try, especially if your Facebook feed includes glowing reviews and before and after pictures of people who have successfully tried it. One particular product that’s been constantly talked about in the fitness and beauty industry is Valentus. But, what’s all the fuss about Valentus products? In this article, we take a look at the company history, ingredients, side effects, and science behind Valentus coffee.
What is Valentus?
From immune system boosters, and digestive health, to weight loss products, Valentus offers a wide range of health supplements to choose from. Many of these products fall under the Prevail brand, Valentus, which means ‘prevail’ in Latin.
About the Company
Established in 2014, Valentus, Inc. was founded by Dave Jordan, a multi-level marketing professional. He is also the CEO of the company. The company’s mission is: “From a breakthrough new line of products to the highest level manufacturing facilities on the planet, to a compensation plan that is unparalleled in the network marketing industry, to our corporate team that represents an unmatched level of leadership and integrity, at VALENTUS our mission is to help people PREVAIL in ALL aspects of their life!”
You may have come across Valentus juice or Valentus coffee, but they also offer other products that you can choose from. Below is a quick breakdown of other Valentus products.
An oral spray that provides electrolytes to help with proper hydration. Offers nutrients and charges the body’s cells.
- Prevail Valentus SlimROAST.
Provides antioxidants, elevates mood, helps control appetite, regulates the body’s fat absorption, balances sugar absorption, and boosts brain health.
- Prevail Breakthrough AM/PM.
A 12-day cleanse that detoxifies the body, eliminates toxins and waste from the colon, and promotes a healthy digestive tract.
- Prevail Trim.
Helps with body detoxification, appetite suppression, and weight loss.
Valentus is well-known for its weight loss product, Valentus Coffee. Valentus Coffee contains key ingredients, including dark roasted coffee, green coffee bean extract, garcinia Cambogia, ginseng, green tea, phaseolamine, natural caffeine, cassiolamine extract, Cissus quadrangularis, and chromium and l-carnitine fumarate. Let’s take a look at what these ingredients are for:
- Garcinia Cambogia.
Also known as Malabar tamarind, garcinia Cambogia is a tropical fruit and is popular as a weight-loss supplement. People claim it blocks your body’s ability to make fat and it suppresses your appetite.
- Green Coffee Bean Extract.
Green coffee bean extract is a natural extract of unroasted coffee beans. It contains chlorogenic acid, which may help with weight management. This ingredient is found in several over-the-counter weight loss supplements.
According to The National Center for Complementary and Integrative Health, ginseng is a root extract that’s commonly used in Asian medicine to elevate energy, lower stress levels, promote relaxation, and improve cognitive function. Plus, it contains antioxidants and may help reduce inflammation.
- Green Tea Extract.
Also known as camellia Sinensis, this plant contains both caffeine and catechins (EGCG), which have been shown to aid with weight loss and promote health.
- L-carnitine fumarate.
L-carnitine fumarate is an amino acid that’s commonly used in diet and fitness supplements. It’s found in foods like fish, low-fat pork, chicken breast, and lean beef. It has been said to reduce fatigue, improve muscle mass, and decrease body fat.
- Cissus quadrangularis.
Also known as veld grape or devil’s backbone, Cissus quadrangularis is a perennial plant. According to research, it appears to be useful in the management of metabolic syndrome and weight loss.
How to Use Valentus Coffee
Like other Valentus products, Valentus Coffee comes in convenient sachets or packets. Just empty one packet into 4 to 8 ounces of hot or cold water and stir well. You may even add cream or a sweetener if you prefer. Valentus Coffee is supposed to be consumed 30 to 60 minutes before meals, and you need to drink it at least once daily. No more than 2 packets are recommended each day.
Valentus Coffee Side Effects
Some Valentus users experienced certain side effects while taking these products. This may be due to the stimulants present in these supplements and drinks. For instance, Valentus Coffee contains around 127 milligrams of caffeine per serving. Some reported side effects include:
- Fast heartbeat
- Upset stomach
- Abdominal cramps
- Trouble sleeping
Valentus Coffee Prices
Wondering how much Valentus Coffee costs? Here’s a cost breakdown from MyValentus.ph.
- Valentus SlimROASTCocoa – ₱146.50
- Valentus OPTIMUM Dark Roast Coffee – ₱3,450.00
- Valentus OPTIMUM Dark Roast Coffee (3 tubs of coffee) – ₱8,100.00
- Valentus ItalianROAST Coffee – ₱3,450.00
- Valentus BrazilianROAST Coffee – ₱3,450.00
Valentus Coffee Scandal
According to BehindMLM, Advanced Laboratories International, LLC filed a $3.18 million lawsuit against Valentus in March 2016 regarding a coffee shipment. However, this lawsuit had nothing to do with Valentus product safety or the FDA – it was merely a disagreement about the supplier contract agreement. An interesting fact from this lawsuit is the revelation that Valentus only pays around $6 per box of coffee (remember that they sell them for around $60). This may be a factor if you’re deciding if Valentus Coffee is worth the price.
Although not a lawsuit, Valentus also became involved in another scandal in the United Kingdom. Despite the fact that Valentus products are illegal in the U.K., distributors were selling in the area. Former Miss England finalist Charlotte Thomson was approached by the Trading Standards and was ordered to shut down her Valentus business, in which she sold their products through their MLM system. Apparently, Thomson didn’t know it was illegal and blamed the company for the issue. No comment was made by Valentus regarding this issue.
Recently, Valentus was involved in another scandal. In 2019, Valentus was accused by MedSafe of delivering supplements that contain phenethylamine and methylhexanamine (DMAA). Valentus SlimROAST Optimum Dark Roast Coffee (available in sachets and as a powder in a tub) has been tested by Medsafe and was found to contain both phenethylamine and DMAA. Phenethylamine is a class C controlled drug, while methylhexanamine (DMAA) is a prescription medicine. Both New Zealand and Singapore have warned against using some Valentus products for containing these amphetamines.
What Users Are Saying: Valentus Coffee Review Philippines
Here’s what Filipinos are saying about Valentus Coffee:
“Legit, this really works, you really will lose weight if you take this regularly! I tried doing daily exercises and eating pretty clean for one week and I didn’t really lose a lot of weight or anything. The following week, I did everything the same but started drinking this and was SO PLEASANTLY SURPRISED to see that I was losing a bit of weight every single day! You really need to take it regularly for it to work though so be disciplined in taking it daily. This does not taste great in my opinion so I wouldn’t say it’s a coffee replacement… I just add a bit of warm water and drink it a shot so that it’s over and done with. Tastes kinda gross, but it really works, so it’s worth it IMO!” – Patricia
“Ok, so I’ve been taking this coffee once every day. I replaced it with my usual coffee. I took it without expecting that many results since I’m not following a certain diet and I still eat my sweets. Sometimes tho I try to eat less. So anyway, fast forward to like a month, I noticed I lost a few pounds and I compared my first picture to the current one. I’m so happy! But of course, you should also work out every now and then like what I did for better results. I think I’ll replace my coffee with this one from now on coz of the health benefits too. I love it!!! Gonna order my parents too! :)” – Michelle
“So far, it seems to help me. I don’t have so much appetite anymore and can resist temptations better. It is a helper, not a wonder drug, which is fine with me. It also gives me energy during the day, but I run out of steam in the evening. This is also OK with me. I tried to drink two portions per day, but this did not seem to help too much. So, I stick with one portion in the morning. Also, my workouts go better. One thing that I noticed, however, I am not sure if this comes from this coffee though: It is a little bit harder for me to urinate. Not so strong of a flow. Possibly my prostate swells up a little bit. It is fine again when I stop drinking this coffee for a day.” – G. Wetzel
“I started drinking this coffee 9 days ago, and I’ve already lost 5 lbs. It gives me energy, and it curbs my appetite, less craving for sweets. I also feel relaxed throughout the evening, I feel it actually helped control my anxiety too. Overall I’m very happy with this product.” – Darlene B.
“I have been using this since Oct 8. I used to weigh 169lbs and I am 5’6″ tall, never like to exercise, but once in a while I do Zumba, I just follow the one on YouTube, I ate 2 slices of wheat bread with a slice of cheese & this coffee for breakfast, water lots & lots of water, lunchtime I have myself a yogurt and apples, dinner is a cup of white rice (I am a Filipino, so rice is a must!)and some fish…..now I weigh 157.6lbs…. So far so good…satisfied with it! I am now in my second container…” – K.N Minnesota.