Sensa Starter Weight Loss Kit – Includes Months 1 & 2 Plus Instructional DVD

August 2, 2010 by  
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Sensa Starter Weight Loss Kit – Includes Months 1 & 2 Plus Instructional DVD


5 Responses to “Sensa Starter Weight Loss Kit – Includes Months 1 & 2 Plus Instructional DVD”
  1. K. Ross says:

    After reading the patent application for this product, I conclude that the salty “tastants” contain quite a lot of MSG or other free glutamate as flavor enhancers. Hence my thought that results might be the same with “Sazon”. The salty “tastants”, all followed by the word ‘flavor’, by month, are: cheddar cheese, onion, horseradish, ranch, taco, and parmesan. The patent application states that the constituents of these flavors are preferably generally recognized as safe by the FDA. (as an aside, there have been studies showing a link between MSG consumption and reduced body fat and weight…along with studies with contradictory results).

    Is it a bad idea to sprinkle MSG on everything one eats? There lies controversy. Does an excess of glutamate surrounding a neuron cause cell death? Absolutely. Is this process implicated in neurodegenerative diseases? Definitely. Does that glutamate come from the MSG and other sources of free glutamate in our diets? That is a larger issue than I want to attempt to address. But if you are trying to answer this question for yourself, I would suggest looking into ppl like Blaylock (who thinks that MSG is a causative factor in neurogenerative disease), his background, where he has published his papers, and other theories he holds dear, before necessarily believing that MSG is poison. I am not saying it isn’t, simply encouraging consumers to educate themselves before making decisions.

    Stepping away from that particular fray to address the sweet “tastants”… They are, by month: coca (sic), spearmint, banana, strawberry, raspberry, and malt (again, all followed by the word ‘flavor’). The implication is that these, too, enhance the flavor of the food and help one to eat less of it. While the base of the tastants might impart a slightly sweet taste, the mechanism of enhancement is more mysterious with the sweet variety. That said, additives with free glutamates are also frequently used to enhance sweet flavors, so perhaps it is precisely the same.

    The information about the tastants in the patent application does not seem to relate much, if at all, to Hirch’s earlier published work about sniffing scents to help keep from over-eating. And the tastants don’t smell like much of anything, in or out of the shaker.

    A last point of interest, of the (only!) ninety-two people included in the study, their average weight loss for each month, by month, was (only!), in pounds: 3.3, 2.5, .1, .2, .6, and 0.

    In conclusion, the weight loss described (in the patent application, at least) seems very modest given the cost of a potentially dangerous product.

    UPDATE 3/12/10 I found the following on […]: “Take a diet phenomenon of 2005, Sprinkle Thin, a powder you sprinkle on your food that, through enhancing taste, is supposed to decrease appetite. The company’s “study” (which was later found fraudulent) claimed people lost an average of 33.5 pounds in 6 months. Unsatisfied customers complained, but it wasn’t until a year–and millions in revenue–later the website was taken down. Now a Google search for Sprinkle Thin merits the message: “The FTC warns that diet pill sites may make exaggerated claims that can potentially mislead consumers.” Well, the quack doctor behind Sprinkle Thin knows how to take advantage of the FDA’s hands-off policy. He reincarnated his flakes, marketing them as Sensa. “20/20” called the “doc” on his bogus claims, but legally, Sensa doesn’t have to shut down until the FDA finishes lengthy studies to prove the stuff doesn’t work. By that time, Sensa will have duped thousands of people and made a ga-zillion dollars.”
    Rating: 1 / 5

  2. Reader2008 says:

    When this was featured as a product on Shopnbc dot com, their website listed nothing but favorable reviews. After I started using the product, the reviews started to disappear and some were less favorable. I used the product for 3 weeks and this was my experience.

    I sprinkled the product on all my food. After a few days, the thought of food started to make me sick to my stomach. I would, therefore, take a break and not sprinkle my food. One day, my co-worker asked what was in the product. I looked at the ingredients and saw Soy and Milk. I am allergic to soy and lactose intolerant. In spite of this, I continued to take the product and just upped my Lactaid pills. The sick to my stomach feeling returned.

    After a while, I just couldn’t take it anymore. The idea of SENSA seems like a good idea but making it with SOY and MILK; the two ingredients that cause most people intestinal problems seems like a huge mistake.

    As for weight loss, I saw none. I ate just as much on SENSA; I just didn’t enjoy eating while using the product.

    Sensa doesn’t contain MSG, but here is information on the main ingredient of SENSA; basically, SENSA is some type of filler starch. Too much of it will cause you to gain weight.


    Maltodextrin is a common ingredient in many foods we eat. It is relatively inexpensive to produce, and its versatility makes it a popular element in many prepackaged foods. For most people, it is harmless–many of us consume substantial qualities without even knowing it. It also has beneficial effects for other people. However, for a certain percentage of the population, maltodextrin could have negative effects.

    What is Maltodextrin?

    Maltodextrin, according to the Sugar Association, an offshoot of the U.S. industry, is “a short chain of molecularly linked dextrose (glucose) molecules,” manufactured by a process that breaks down starches found in common cereals such as rice or corn, as well as in starchy vegetables such as potatoes. The process typically produces a white or cream-colored powder that can be sweet or flavorless.

    Where is Maltodextrin Used?

    Maltodextrin, because of its sweet properties, is used as an artificial sweetener. The popular sweetener Splenda contains maltodextrin. It also is used in many canned foods and dessert mixes. Maltodextrin also functions as a filler and thickener, meaning it can be used in place of cornstarch or flour to thicken sauces, gravies and syrups.

    Maltodextrin has gained popularity for its use in many formulas that athletes and bodybuilders use. Its versatility allows it to be used in weight gain formulas, as well as mixes meant to control calorie intake. Serious fitness enthusiasts often purchase maltodextrin by itself to mix their own formulas.

    Benefits of Maltodextrin

    Because maltodextrin is more easily metabolized than other carbohydrates, it is popular with bodybuilders and athletes who wish to derive energy from their food for workouts or for competitions. Its use as a filler and thickening agent also makes it a popular ingredient for weight-loss or weight-maintenance shakes, as its consistency helps dieters feel full, decreasing the chance of overeating.

    Diabetics also benefit from maltodextrin’s ability to be more easily processed by the body, as it assists them with regulating their metabolic functions.

    Drawbacks and Side Effects of Maltodextrin

    As with high quantities of any carbohydrate, consuming large amounts of maltodextrin can lead to weight gain, simply because of the sheer number of calories one could be consuming.

    People with specific food allergies, such as those who suffer from Celiac disease or have other allergies to wheat, corn, potatoes or virtually any base starch from which maltodextrin is processed, might want to stay away from maltodextrin or maltodextrin-containing foods.

    Could You Have an Allergy to Maltodextrin?

    A reaction to maltodextrin is often a reaction to the base starch from which maltodextrin is processed. If after consuming maltodextrin you have symptoms similar to allergies you have to wheat, corn or potatoes, it may be worth considering a potential allergy to maltodextrin.

    Symptoms may include hives and itching or eczema-like rashes, asthma or allergic rhinitis.

    Rating: 3 / 5

  3. Debbie says:

    What more can I say? Another weight loss product that doesn’t work. Even watching my diet, and adding the product to everything I ate didn’t help. It worked like a fiber and laxative for me. Don’t believe that you can eat ALL you want and sprinkle fairy dust on your food and you will lose 30 – 50 lbs. in 6 months. I stopped using Sensa and cut down on carbs and sugar, started walking regularly and lost 10 lbs in a month…no diet, no fairy magic dust, only cutting down helped me.
    Rating: 2 / 5

  4. Wendy Shaw says:

    Some of these product reviews seem suspect, I tried this product with no results. But my main concern is the reviews, many seem not to be from genuine customers.Do not order this product unless you can be quarenteed a full refund if not happy.
    Rating: 1 / 5

  5. Macklin Crux says:

    I ordered it and although sometimes it does work, not all the time but sometimes, but I find that I am uncontrolably and uncomfortably hungery a few hours later. More importantly, the marketing is a rip off. You have to return the product to cancel the monthly billing which is 30 days from the day you order. You receive the product about 2 weeks later. When you return the product it takes 2 weeks to process. There’s a slim chance you might lose a few pound … Slim! There’s 99% chance you will be billed no matter when you cancel. Another Rip Off!
    Rating: 1 / 5