Omnitrition Review – Omni Drops Phase 1, 2 & 3 for Weight Loss
What is Omnitrition? Omnitrition International is a nutritional supplement business based in Reno, Nevada. They sell a range of supplements intended to help with weight loss and diet management. The company was established in 1989 and owns and uses the trademarked name Omnilife.
All products are sold through independent distributors across the United States. Depending on the distributor, products are sold in-person, online, or a combination of the two.
Distributors set up and manage their own website but online orders are facilitated through the Omnitrition website. The parent company also handles shipping products directly to the consumer.1 Anyone can become a distributor and gain the benefit of a 20% or higher discount on products for personal use.2
Promotion of Omnitrition’s products is grassroots. Distributors are given core marketing materials to use with their own customer base and recruited distributors. Additional support often comes from Roger Daley, Omnitrition Co-Founder and CEO who conducts web-based sessions with information for customers and potential distributors. However, you don’t need to join Omnitrition in any way to buy its products.
What are Omni Drops? Omnitrition Drops are a liquid supplement intended to help burn fat. It’s a component of the Omni Drops Diet and is Omnitrition’s main product.
How do Omni Drops work? While following the Omnitrition Diet, users are instructed to place Omni Drops under their tongue in dosages that vary according to the Omnitrition Diet Plan phases. The company makes it clear that following the diet is key to Omni Drop’s effectiveness.
What is in Omni Drops?
Omni Drops, also known as Omni weight loss drops, contain four active ingredients in a proprietary blend.
HCG: 3x, 6x, 12x, 30x, 60x – Human chorionic gonadotropin (hCG or HCG) is the first listed ingredient and key to the product claims for weight loss. This is likely why the product is sometimes referred to as Omnitrition HCG drops.
HCG is a hormone that develops in the placenta.6 It can be derived from natural or synthetic sources. The Omni Drops label doesn’t specify its source of HCG. The theory behind taking HCG is that it releases fat from cells and that fat is then burned off through normal metabolism.3
Vitamin B12: 3x, 6x, 12x, 30x, 60x – Vitamin B12 helps metabolize carbohydrates, proteins and fats in the body and is important for proper nervous system and brain functions.
The other two active Omnitrition ingredients are Mag Phos and Nat Phos (Magnesia phosphorica and Natural phosphate, respectively). Each of these forms of phosphate is listed to have dosages of 3x, 6x, 12x, 30x, 60x. Phosphate is the result of phosphorus combining with other compounds such as sodium or magnesium. The body uses phosphorous for cellular function and bone health.4
Without objective clinical studies of Omnitrition HCG diet plan and drops, there are only anecdotal and self-reports to tell us if the Omni Drops Diet works.
Omni drops reviews seem to fall into one of two categories, people who found phase 2 of the Omnitrition diet too restrictive and people who adhered to the calorie counts in Omnitrition phases 2 and 3 (1,200-1,500 calories per day for 3-4 weeks).
A common theme among Ominitrition reviews by users in the first category was that the drops didn’t help curb their appetite or provide an energy boost. They didn’t continue with the diet or taking the drops and, therefore, didn’t lose weight.
Without clinical study, it’s impossible to know if anyone’s weight loss was due to the drops, the low daily caloric intake, or a combination of the two.
Studies on oral supplementation of HCG are extremely rare and in the preliminary stages. While many anecdotal reports claim they are effective, studies have garnered mixed results. The effect of HCG injections on weight loss was assessed in a double-blind clinical study. After 6 weeks of treatment, the researchers found no benefit from daily injections of HCG.3
Most people who self-reported adhering to the plan and taking the drops throughout phase 2, had stories of Omnitrition weight loss success. Omnitrition testimonials on Amazon include: “Discipline is key to this diet”, “I’m down 20 pounds by the 3rd week” and “My friend at work lost 12 pounds so far”.5 More Omnitrition success stories are available on distributors’ websites.
Omnitrition Side Effects
There are currently no scientifically documented Omnitrition Drops side effects. Anecdotally, for people who use Omni Drops or other sources of HGB, there is a risk of women feeling symptoms common to early pregnancy. For example, bloating, nausea, vomiting, and fatigue.
Both men and women users sometimes report fatigue, irritability, constipation, headache, and foggy brain. It isn’t clear if these side effects are from the ingredients of Omni Drops or the low-calorie diet.
There is an indication that ingesting too much phosphorous for chronic periods may lead to bone impairment, but more research is needed.4
Is Omnitrition safe? There is no clinical evidence that any of the other active ingredients in Omni drops cause significant side effects when taken in moderate doses. In 1996, there was Webster v. Omnitrition lawsuit, which was settled out of court. However, the legal action wasn’t about the quality, ingredients, or efficacy of the company’s products.2
Omni Drops Price
The online price for Omni Drops is approximately $90.85 for a 4-ounce bottle, diet program guide and recipe book. The product can also be bought in packs of four.
When buying Omnitrition products through Amazon, it appears that there’s no distributor involved. If this is true, it’s possible that the price may be listed as higher than when purchased through a distributor.
Omnitrition Phase 1
According to marketing material, Phase 1 of the Omnitrition diet plan lasts 1-2 days and is referred to as the “loading” phase. Users are instructed to eat as much as they want, whenever they want. There is no Omnitrition food list during this initial phase, in fact, foods high in fat, starch and sugar are encouraged.
Users also start taking Omni Drops during this phase. Directions for use are not on the bottle. Instead, they come from the distributor or in the diet program guide that comes with most online orders.
Generally, distributors recommend placing 10 drops under the tongue, 4 times a day. It’s advisable to not eat or drink anything for at least 15 minutes before and after taking the drops.
Omnitrition Phase 2
Users continue taking Omni Drops during phase 2. But calorie intake is dramatically reduced to 500 calories a day. There is an Omnitrition phase 2 food list that details what can and cannot be eaten. In general, food choices are limited to precise amounts of certain meats and seafood, specific vegetables, and select fruits like grapefruit, apples, strawberries, and oranges. The only permitted “grain” is melba toast. Phase 2 lasts 3-6 weeks.
Omnitrition Phase 3
During Phase 3, Omnitrition drops are no longer used. At the same time, calorie intake is increased to 1,200-1,500 per day and food options are expanded.
Along with a wider choice of meat, seafood, vegetables, and fruit, Omnitrition phase 3 foods include certain dairy products and eggs. Some distributors include suggested recipes for an Omnitrition diet plan.
Other Omnitrition Products
Omnitrition offers a variety of products intended to help with weight loss, overall good health and vitality.
Omnitrition Nite Lite
With Nite Lite, Omnitrition claims your metabolism will remain high during sleep and leave you feeling well-rested. When taken as directed, it is supposed to prompt your body to burn a day’s worth of calories during the first 90 minutes of sleep.
Omni 4 Vitamins
There are a few kinds of Omnitrition vitamins. Omni 4 is a liquid vitamin supplement intended to be mixed with water or juice. Its unique formula makes it so that both water- and fat-soluble vitamins are easily absorbed.
Omnitrition Charge is an energy booster that contains an array of vitamins, minerals, and amino acids. It comes in powdered beverage mix or as a capsule format and has both caffeinated and non-caffeinated options available.
Scientific Research Referenced in this Article
- Ominitrition International Inc .(n.d.). Marketing Plan. Retrieved November 6, 2017, – View Reference
- “Webster v. Omnitrition International Inc.” FindLaw for Legal Professionals. Retrieved November 6, 2017, http://caselaw.findlaw.com/us-9th-circuit/1139924.html
- Bosch, B., Venter, I., Stewart, R.I., Bertram, S.R. (1990). Human Chorionic Gonadotrophin and Weight Loss. A Double-Blind, Placebo-Controlled Trial. (Abstract). The South African Medical Journal, 77(4). 185-9. https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/2405506
- Takeda, E., Taketani, Y., Sawada, N., Sato, T., Yamamoto H. (2004). The regulation and function of phosphate in the human body. BioFactors. 21(1-4). 345-55. https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/15630224
- Amazon. (n.d.). Omni drops. Retrieved November 6, 2017, https://www.amazon.com/Omnitrition-Omni-Drops/dp/B00HBKX85G/ref=lp_8283655011_1_3_a_it?srs=8283655011&ie=UTF8&qid=1509886564&sr=8-3#customerReviews
- Canadian Cancer Society. (2017). Human Chorionic gonadotropin (HCG or b-HCG). Retrieved November 8, 2017 from http://www.cancer.ca/en/cancer-information/diagnosis-and-treatment/tests-and-procedures/human-chorionic-gonadotropin-hcg-or-b-hcg/?region=on