I was a distributer for Advocare for 2 years. I loved the products and used them for over a year. I lost weight and felt great. I used many of the products, one that I really liked, was Restore: Containing a "freindly" bacteria to clean out your colon. It seemed to work wonderfully for about 6mo-1year, then I started having great pains in my abdominal area and stmoach problems.
I saw several doctors and they could not figure out what was causing my pain, until it got so bad I was hospitalized. A colonoscopy was performed and My doctor stated that whatever product I was using had hurt my colon and intestinal system and Stated that my colon looked like a colon of an 80 year old woman.( I am only 32) I stopped taking all advocare products and after about 1-1-1/2 years am now back to normal, feeling, now my colon is still harmed and we do not know how that will affect me in the future. I am in the process of finding an attorney to take the case.
SOME PEOPLE ARE GIVING THESE PRODUCTS TO THEIR CHILDREN: that is very scary!
I tried to return the unused portions of the products we still had in our possesion, about 3000.00 worth of product. It cost me 100.00 in postage just to get it to them and now they won't refund my money because It was over 12 months, from date of purchase. I explained that I was recovering from health issues due to using their products and they still would not refund my money. And on top of that are charging me 100.00 to send the products back to me. They did say that if I did not want to pay shipping fees to have it returned to me that they would dispose of it for me(don't they mean resale it).
The F.D.A. does not require these products be tested. It concerns me that this is probably happening to many other people and they can't afford to do anything about it.
ADVOCARE RUINED MY HEALTH AND MY LIFE!!!!!!!!!!!