Perfect Origins is a company that claims to sell supplements certified to meet rigorous standards that will help tackle weight issues, lack of energy, relieve chronic conditions, and even give you your mojo back. Perfect Origins promises if their pills don’t work within 60 days, you can have a full refund.
The Perfect Origins Pitch
Perfect Origins has an impressive website, and claims its mission is to help people thrive, not just live to survive. They state every product goes through a meticulous certification process, reviewed by scientists, and tested for purity. However, the entire process is conducted in-house and not inspected or reviewed by independent labs.
Perfect Origins is said to be founded by Dr. Charles Livingston, a chiropractor, who has studied “a variety” of healing techniques and spent “thousands of hours” researching nutrition and weight loss. There is one doctor on their 5-member Scientific Advisory Board, Bela Ragaswami, MD who graduated from University of Louisville Medical School.
What Perfect Origins Does
Perfect Origins currently sells Perfect Omega TG (said to support liver and thyroid function, heart health, and improve mood) Perfect Biotics (a probiotic, said to reduce “bad bacteria” in your guts), and LeptiBalance (helps support production of Leptin).
Their flagship product is Livlean Formula #1, which they state helps with detoxification of the liver, which will restore normal blood sugar levels, thereby helping you lose weight.
Livlean Formula #1 contains ingredients that they promise are vegetarian and all-natural, including Milk Thistle, Selenium, Turmeric, and Vitamin C; they list the names of several scientific studies they say back up their claims of detoxification/rejuvenation.
Perfect Origins insists if you take 2 pills of Livlean Formula #1, your liver will begin to function “normally” again, detoxifying the body, the result of which will be that you will lose weight and look fabulous.
Perfect Origins Costs:
$67 for a 30-day supply of Livlean Formula #1, but it’s also available in 3-month for $179 and 6-month for $327, which they state is their “best value.” Other products are priced similarly and Perfect Origins says they do not auto-ship products.
Perfect Origins supplements come with a 60-day money back guarantee. Please note, however, that this 60-days is from date ORDERED, not received.
Bottom Line: Is Perfect Origins a Scam?
Perfect Origins does appear to have taken the time to at least present compelling information about their supplements. Indeed, some of the ingredients (like Fish Oil) do have benefits backed by science. However, as the fine print on the website says: “These statements have not been evaluated by the FDA. These products are not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any disease.”
But, the main question you may be wondering is: will LivLean Formula #1 “detox” your liver? The answer is: no. Consumer Reports did a probing investigation into the question of “cleansing” and concluded “science does not support the idea that… organs are lint traps for toxins and require cleaning.”
Similarly, The Guardian newspaper proclaimed detoxing to be a myth and quoted NHS dietician at St. George’s Hospital in London as saying: “The idea that your liver somehow needs to be ‘cleansed’ is ridiculous.”
Over at HighYa, consumer reviews are mixed on Perfect Origins and their products, with an average of 3.5 stars. Many negative comments say that the pills did not work and they had difficulty getting refunds because the 60 days from order date had expired. Some reviewers mention having side effects of diarrhea, while others reply that this is part of the “cleansing” process.
Perfect Origins does list their ingredients, most of which can be found in any over-the-counter supplement for much less, albeit without any “certification” sticker.
In addition, the only way to really lose weight safely is… still… (drumroll) diet and exercise.
Let us know your experience with Perfect Origins below!