Supposedly causes weight loss by activating AMPK enzyme in the body.
Nothing worth writing about
Author is a pseudonym. Does NOT exist
It is owned by a shady company
Similar to known scam GRS Ultra
Lies about the efficacy of one of the ingredients
Panalean weight loss supplement by ‘George Bridgeham’ is a scam you should avoid. Now on the outside, it looks like a legitimate product, with all the scientific studies and figures used to make the product look well-researched and authentic. But by the time you finish reading this review, you will realize that all that stuff is nothing but a clever way to trick you into thinking that you’ve stumbled upon a legit product. Also, don’t forget that this is the same guy behind known scam GRS Ultra so regular Contra Health Scam readers already know what to expect. So without wasting any more time, let’s dive in, shall we?
Panalean’s website domain was created in September 2017. It claims to have the secret that will allow you to ‘eat all you want and still lose weight.’ Bridgeham claims that this secret is hidden in just two indigenous Chinese herbs ‘Astragalus and Ginseng’. He goes on to claim that these herbs will trigger the ‘master energy switch’ of your body which, in turn, will enable you to ‘incinerate fat just like a skinny person does.’ Now what is this ‘master energy switch’? We’ll discuss that in the next section.
How Panalean Works
To cut things short, Panalean claims to work by activating AMPK (Adenosine monophosphate kinase, aka ‘the master energy switch), and by helping your body get rid of ‘free radicals the body can’t take care of on its own.’ Bridgeham goes on to lecture us on the weight loss benefits of activating AMPK and how it is ‘one of the most powerful molecules in your body’:
- It turns on your body’s metabolism. Or turns it off.
- It turns on fat-burning. And turns off the building of
- It turns on glucose absorption in your cells. And turns off resistance to insulin.12
- It turns on construction of your cells’ powerhouses – mitochondria.13 And turns off inflammation.
When you activate this enzyme…every cell in your body shifts into a fuel-burning, high-powered, active state.
So how does Panalean plan on helping us activate AMPK and remove stubborn free radicals? It’s all in the ingredients, duh!
Ingredients of Panalean
Panalean has two main ingredients. They are:
This in an ingredient made by California-based firm Nuliv Science. It consists of two Chinese herbs Panax notoginseng and Astragalus membranaceus. According to the manufacturer, studies they conducted on InnoSlim have shown that the ingredient:
- increases adiponectin in normal cells by 103% and insulin-resistant cells by 248%
- increases AMPK expression levels in muscles by 52% and fat cells by 300%
- increases glucose absorption in muscles by 50%
- increases glucose absorption in fat cells by 68% and fatty acid breakdown by 100%
They also claim that InnoSlim has also been found to reduce inflammation and increase insulin sensitivity. However, none of these claims have been corroborated by third-party researchers.
Panalean’s main message is based on these claims about InnoSlim. So we can safely assume that InnoSlim is Panalean’s main ingredient.
This is yet another trademarked ingredient, this time by French company Fytexia. It consists of a cocktail of of black carrot, guarana (source of caffeine), green tea, grape, and grapefruit. It also fortified with niacin (Vitamin B3)
According to Fytexia’s website, Fiit-NS is a powerful ‘antioxidant’ that can help slow down the body’s aging process. It also claims that scientific studies have shown that their ingredient increases energy by 339%, well-being by 432% and quality of life by 350% when compared with placebo. Of course, there is no corroborative study from third-party researchers.
Panalean claims that Fiit-NS will get rid of the stubborn free radicals that your body can’t remove by itself. Then they further claim that it also boosts the effectiveness of InnoSlim…and that it also leads to weight loss. I’ll talk more about this last claim later on in the review.
How Much Does it Cost?
A bottle of Panalean costs $59.95. There are also two more plans: a 3-bottle plan ($149.95) and 6-bottle plan ($249.95). All these plans come with free shipping.
Panalean claims to have a 1-year money-back guarantee. So should you decide the product isn’t for you, all you have to do is to ‘send back your empty bottles’ and you’ll be ‘immediately’ refunded. But how can you send back these bottles? Well according to their Terms and Conditions, you need to contact them by creating a support ticket. There’s no information about their return shipping address. Red flag!
Now to the interesting part. Why is Panalean a scam?
1. George Bridgeham Does NOT Exist
George Bridgeham claims that he’s a ‘professional health researcher’. But according to Panalean’s own Terms and Conditions, George Bridgeham is actually a pseudonym:
This is problematic on so many levels. For starters, I haven’t heard of any professional health researcher who is afraid of putting his real name on his own research work. Secondly, it is dangerous to consume a supplement manufactured by someone hiding behind a pseudonym, because should anything go wrong, he’ll just disappear into thin air and you’ll need his real name to track him down or at least, a real photo of him (which we don’t have).
If you noticed, I said that George Bridgeham does NOT exist despite the admission that it’s a pseudonym. You’ll see why later on so on to the next reason.
2. Panalean is Owned by A Shady Company
We are told that Panalean is manufactured by a company named Biogenic Wellness Pte Ltd., located at 616 Corporate Way, Suite
2-4284 Valley Cottage, NY 10989. This is the very same address of Clover7 Nutritionals Pte Ltd, the shady company behind colossal scam GRS Ultra. Also, George Bridgeham is also the owner of GRS Ultra. Do you see what’s going on here?
Just like Clover7 Nutritionals, the website of Biogenic Wellness only has 5 nothing articles written for the sole purpose of promoting Panalean.
3. Its Terms and Conditions are Problematic
Again, just like GRS Ultra, the Terms and Conditions of Panalean are problematic. This is because they both share the same Terms and Conditions word for word – except for the necessary name-swapping.
In my GRS Ultra review, I pointed out that the country under whose law Panalean is subjecting itself to is the law of Singapore, with is problematic when you consider the fact that the company that owns the supplement claims to be located in the USA. Again, according to their terms, you waive your right to sue them if you decide to buy their product.
4. Lies About the Weight Loss Effects of Fiit-NS
As we already talked about above, the original manufacturer of the ingredient Fiit-NS claims that the ingredient has been found to increase energy, well-being and quality of life by removing free radicals. But according to Panalean, Fiit-NS has also been found to cause weight loss. ‘In just 12 weeks, people who took it lost 3 times as much weight as people who didn’t use it,’ claims Panalean. ‘Better yet, much of this weight loss was in the belly!’
Well this is a blatant lie because at the Fiit-NS website it is clearly written that the ingredient allegedly caused improved energy, well-being and quality of life in 12 weeks. Nowhere on their website did they say anything about Fiit-NS causing weight loss.
To further prove my point, Panalean added a citation number to the above-quoted claim, apparently to make the reader think that the claim is backed up by research. But on scrolling down to the references section, you’ll realize that that citation is blank. There’s no actual citation to back up that claim because there isn’t any!
Final Conclusion: DON’T BUY Panalean Supplement. It is A SCAM!
Blacklisted Website: Panalean.com
Alternatives to Panalean Supplement
Rather than wasting your money on this Panalean supplement scam, here are better, cheaper weight loss programs you can try instead:
1. Eat Stop Eat.
This is another weight loss program by Brad Pilon. It is a very famous program that has stood the test of time. Eat Stop Eat is all about how to lose weight and gain muscle by doing the correct form of intermittent fasting. One thing I like about this program is that there is no diet restrictions. You get to eat whatever you want on non-fasting days. Get the program now (also available in paperback at Amazon) or read my review for more details.
This is an 8-week weight loss community program designed by a team of experienced dietitians and scientists. For just $1.99, you’ll get one-month access to an amazing Menu Planner, 8-week weight loss eating plan, free access to free expert consultation and much more. You can either join now or read my review for more details.
Also, you check out my Whitelist for more weight loss programs if the ones listed above do not suit your preferences and/or condition. Don’t worry, they have all been scrutinized by me and will honor their money back guarantee should you decide to ask for a refund.
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Panalean has been taken off the market. A weight loss scam is dead. Hurray!