Health Care Views

Health care professionals share their views on Calorad®.

Calorad® : Observations of a PhysicianBy Arnold Popkin, M.D.

I have been a physician for 31 years specializing in ophthalmology.  I became interested in bariatrics two years ago.  I had gained about 30 pounds in my forties and fifties despite eating what everyone would say was almost a perfect diet, low fat, vegetarian, and I exercise three to five times a week quite heavily.  I lost 30 pounds  two years ago on my own.  I became fascinated with the subject of weight and decided that I was going to make this a special interest.  I spent the last two years learning everything I could about the field of bariatrics, including joining the American Society of Bariatrics.  I was introduced to Calorad® in late May by my best friend who has a Ph.D. in nutrition and has taught nutrition at a medical school in Ohio.  I went to a meeting in Pennsylvania on Calorad® in June.  I started taking the product myself that day and my whole staff, my wife and family have been on it.

I personally didn’t have that much weight to lose; in fact, I didn’t think I had any to lose when I started.  But, I lost four pounds and one notch in my belt in the first two weeks, and have lost two more notches in my belt since then.  My weight has been pretty good, I’m only 17% body fat.

I have close to three hundred people on Calorad® since June.  I find the fascinating thing is that everybody seems to react differently to it, in an individual way.  I’d say about 20% of my patients seem to get a very rapid loss of weight and inches within the first one or two weeks, and the rest of them are much slower and steadier.  I actually have mixed emotions about the rapid weight loss and inches.  On the one hand, people are usually very excited about it, but on the other hand I think some of them expect to get that same rate of change forever and I don’t think that occurs.  I think there is a very big, dramatic change and then it may be steadier.  I believe we have to encourage our patients that this is normal, that they don’t have to expect this great change consistently, as long as it keeps changing in the right direction.  We have found, and again I emphasize, that it is definitely the inches over the pounds that are reduced first.  We demonstrate this with the body-fat analyzer showing the fat coming down.  We strongly recommend that our patients measure their bodies from the various places on the chart, to measure the inches.  We find that some people have a great resistance to doing this.  For some reason, as much as we can tell them how important the inches are, there seems to be resistance.  We try our very best to make sure that they do this because some people won’t notice the difference that they’re getting unless they do measure it.  They think that they can tell by their clothes being looser, but some of them have been fooled when they actually do the measurements. They say, “my goodness, I’ve lost 7 inches and didn’t notice it.”  So, I’d like to emphasize this.

The common response I hear in the first week or two is much improved sleep and greater energy during the day.  I’d say there are maybe 80% of the people who say this – some dramatically.  Some people that come in have a sort of radiance and will tell you that they feel better than they have in years.  I call it the special Calorad look.  They know that they are doing something for themselves and that is very special.  You can almost see as they come through the door who the ones are that are going to say that.

I think safety is not even a question here.  This is a very safe product as far as any serious thing to your heart, lungs, brains, kidneys, etc.  I have total confidence in the safety of Calorad® and the efficacy is turning out to be very good.  Although not 100%, certainly the great majority of people are getting very positive results.

The thing I’d like to mention is that many people are amazed that they are losing the inches because they are not suffering, they are not restricting their diets, they are not starving, they are not depriving themselves, they are not going crazy with super exercise, and yet, this does seem to work despite not having to do all the things they’ve done before to try to lose weight.”

Pharmacist & Wife Experience Incredible Results

My name is Anne Carey, age 45 and I have been a juvenile diabetic since age 6.  I presently take insulin four times per day and have been on insulin for 39 years.  I also had high blood pressure.  Fortunately, I am married to a pharmacist, Brian, who helps me monitor my medications and has done so for the past 23 years.

I was introduced to Calorad® by a woman in the health and beauty field that I respect.  I thought it sounded far too good to be true, while at the same time wondering, but what if it is true?  Brian immediately began to examine Calorad® and concluded, “It could do no harm.  Calorad® could actually help you rebuild your connective tissue.”

We both immediately began taking one tablespoon each night before bed, on an empty stomach.  Within two weeks, friends who had not seen me during that length of time asked if I was working out and commented that I looked great, even younger.  I began to realize that I was not the only one seeing my results with Calorad®.  My body felt like I had been literally shrink-wrapped, and my skin felt incredible.

Even more amazing, during the third week on Calorad®, my blood pressure tested at 90/60; and my husband suggested that my blood pressure pill was not necessary that day.  We have monitored my blood pressure three times per day for 15 weeks and it has remained within normal limits without my having to take any blood pressure medication.  My blood pressure was elevated by a hormone secreted by the kidney due to my diabetes.  Obviously, Calorad® was working internally on me, as well as externally.

When I began on Calorad®, I did so just to see if the claims were true about losing inches while you sleep.  Since I was a size 10 already, I was thrilled to see within 12 weeks I had lost 36 inches overall body size, including 2 inches under my chin, 4 inches melted off my waist and 6 inches off my hips.  Since I knew that I was building muscle, I was not really expecting to lose much weight, surprisingly I had lost 9 pounds.  Brian also experienced incredible results and has lost 25 inches overall, including 3 inches off his stomach and is equally as thrilled with Calorad®.

My friends tell me I look 10 years younger and I do!  Over the past four months, I changed nothing in my life except to take Calorad® and the results are magical.  Calorad® was the missing link that my body craved to rejuvenate, energize and rebuild itself.  I have never seen a transition in myself that was so simple, yet so very profound.

– Anne Carey, Clearwater, FL


“I’ve been using Calorad® with patients for one year.  In addition to the very positive effects from the perspective of weight loss, as a health practitioner, the most exciting effects are the other health benefits that I’m seeing with patients.  I believe Calorad® is an excellent nutrient to support the cartilage systems of the body and in the process aid the body to release long held toxins from many locations.  Further, I believe it supports the body to have increased stamina and energy, both because of the building going on and because of the nutrients contained within it.  For all those reasons, I highly recommend Calorad®.

– Dr. Wolin, Chicago, Illinois

More Health Practitioners comment on Calorad®

“My Ph.D. is in clinical nutrition and I’ve been working in the nutritional field for 16 years.  One of my focus areas of interest is in tracking people’s health problems to their root as nutritional deficiencies.  From my broad experience researching health in relation to nutrition, I recognize Calorad® as a product that is positively needed by everyone, whether they have a weight problem or not.  My experience with this product has been astounding.  My patients, under less than ideal stress conditions, are losing weight and inches and gaining energy.  Calorad® stimulates a source of natural energy in the body and those who are taking it are becoming self-evident testimonies to the power of this incredible wellness resource.  There is no need to “try out” this product.  It is an important source of nutrition for all bodies alike and it works.  I would say it’s the next universal juice drink.”

– Robert Fahey, Ph.D., Honolulu, HI

“I’ve been looking for a collagen based product like Calorad® for over 20 years.  I have repeatedly asked manufacturers to formulate a product like Calorad® to no avail.  When I saw Calorad’s® ingredient set, I asked that my patient get me in touch with a principale from the company.  I checked the product out thoroughly and put 20 patients on the product.  The success rate was incredible.  I love this product for a number of important reasons.  Firstly, this is a totally unique product.  I know this because, beside my large professional practice, I have owned and operated four health food stores in the last 27 years.  There is nothing on the market like Calorad®.  I like the delivery system, it is simple and elegant.  Without changing any major behaviors, my patients are losing weight and more importantly inches.  Beyond the weight management success, I believe that Calorad® supports people that are experiencing nutritional deficiencies.  This is an important product for people who live in large cities and experience the toxicity endemic to urban populations. …My customers and my colleagues say “yes” to Calorad®.  I am pleased and amazed – – doing well while doing good.”

– Ed Wagner, D.C., Malibu, CA

“My results with Calorad® have been phenomenal.  Personally, I take Calorad® during the day for energy and stamina.  I don’t need to lose any weight, but there’s no denying the toning that’s taking place in my body.  My calves are harder and more defined, my thighs are tighter.  It’s really quite remarkable.  I’ve given Calorad® to my patients with tremendous success.  One woman took off 7 lbs in 4 days and is feeling noticeably more healthy and vibrant.  A physician colleague of mine is seeing his abdomen muscles like never before and taking off pant sizes. And a woman patient of mine who is generally in so much physical pain and has such low energy that she spends her days in bed, has informed me that she’s been walking her dog and cleaning the house because she is so vitalized on Calorad®.  The ingredients in this product are completely safe and effective.  There are no side effects.  No bloating.  No gas.  I simply cannot keep Calorad® on my shelves.”

– C. J. Middleton, D.C., Los Angeles, CA