It Works is a direct selling company that consists of a line of weight loss and body care products.
About It Works
It’s primarily known for its body wraps that are designed to tighten the midsection, but it also sells a variety of health, weight loss, body and skin care supplements and products.
To many, the company name and claims sound a bit ‘too good to be true,’ so let’s take a closer look and determine the legitimacy of It Works weight loss products.
It Works offers three body products designed for weight loss and reduce cellulite and stretch marks. These products are intended for adults only. This is not recommended for those with a medical condition or expecting and nursing mothers.
Ultimate Body Applicator
The Ultimate Body Applicator is a non-woven cloth warp that is infused with a botanically-based formula that will maximize tightening, toning, and firming the body. This product provides the following benefits:
- Tones, tightens and firms
- Minimizes cellulite appearance
- Improves skin texture and tightness
- Mess-free and simple to use
- Results in as little as 45 minutes
- Progressive results over 72 hours
These wraps are infused with over 20 different herbal leaf extracts, oils and minerals. These wraps can be applied to the abdomen, back, sides, legs, arms or buttocks. When using the wraps one should wash and dry the target area before applying the wrap.
The wrap should be left of for a minimum of 45 minutes to test out your skin’s sensitivity to the ingredients. Once the application is removed, rub the target area with a moisturizing lotion.
Customers receive four wrap applicators per order. Each applicator can only be used once. Its retail price is $99; for those who are members of the company’s loyal customer program then can purchase this product for $40 less.
The Defining Gel is a complimentary product to the Ultimate Body Applicator. It is a skin hydrating product designed to minimize the appearance of cellulite and varicose veins. It provides the following benefits:
- Minimizes cellulite appearance
- Diminished appearance of varicose veins
- Improves skin texture and tightness
- Softens and hydrates the skin
This product contains various leaf and herbal extracts such as bladderwrack, eucalyptus, guarana seed, ivy, and rosemary, which are proven to improve skin health. The Defining Gel comes in a 180 milliliter tube.
This can be applied to the skin twice daily directly onto the targeted areas. Massage the skin in a circular motion while applying it to the skin to help aid and maximize results. The retail price for this product is $75 ($45 for loyal customers).
The Fab Wrap is another complimentary product to the Ultimate Body Applicator. It is a soft, breathable, hypoallergenic self-clinging band that keeps the body wrap in place when it’s in use. This product can be used to maximize results.
Each roll of the Fab Wrap is 82 feet long, so it is long enough for many uses. The retail price is $8 ($5 for loyal customers).
In addition to the body wraps, It Works provides ten different lifestyle products that are designed to aid weight loss and provide additional nutrients to the body.
These products are intended for adults, and it is not recommended for those with a medical condition or expecting and nursing mothers.
It Works! Cleanse
It Works! Cleanse is a two-day herbal cleanse that resets and rebalances the body without the harsh effects other cleanses can cause.
The product comes with two types of cleansing supplements: Proprietary Herbal Cleanse Blend and the Proprietary Nutritional Cleanse Blend.
Customers who purchase this product will receive four bottles, each 118 milliliters. The recommended serving is to drink one of each blend per day.
This cleansing product is recommended to take while using the body wraps for optimal results.
Proprietary Herbal Cleanse Blend
This product is a blue agave extract and aloe vera leaf gel designed to help nourish the microflora in your colon while promoting cellular health within the colon’s cell walls.
The prebiotic fiber from the blue agave extract penetrates within the bowels and is broken down slowly; this makes the cleanse more comfortable.
Proprietary Nutritional Cleanse Blend
This product is an array of 25 foods, botanical extracts and concentrates that are designed to help support the liver’s detoxification function while providing a source of vitamins, minerals, enzymes, fiber, and phytonutrients to the body such as: lemon, beet root, cranberry concentrate, ginger root, pineapple, apple, orange, blueberry, grapefruit, grape skin concentrate, red raspberry concentrate, plum concentrate, thistle seed, strawberry concentrate, watermelon, lime, cantaloupe, cherry, green tea leaf extract, papaya, peach, pear, dandelion root extract, rhubarb root, and spirulina
Advanced Formula Fat Fighter
The Advanced Formula Fat Fighter is designed to reduce cravings and burn body fat. It provides the following benefits and features:
- Blocks some of the carbs and fat from meals
- Helps balance healthy blood glucose levels and reduce cravings
- Cactus-based formula
- Shellfish free
- Contains chromium a key mineral
The recommended serving size is 2 tablets; there are 30 servings total in the bottle. These tablets can be consumed up to two time per day, preferably up to an hour after eating your two largest meals.
It Works also recommends drinking at least 8 glasses of water per day while using this product. The retail price is $39 ($23 for loyal customers).
Ultimate Thermofit is another weight loss supplement designed to boost the metabolism, reduce the appetite and provide energy.
This product is powered by acai berry and raspberry ketones, which are antioxidants that have been clinically proven to boost the metabolic rate.
The recommended serving size is taking a single tablet twice daily with meals. It Works also recommends drinking at least 8 glasses of water daily to keep the body hydrated. Thermofit is priced at $65 ($39 for loyal customers).
It’s Essential is a fiber rich weight loss energy oat bar that is keep the body feeling fuller longer. This is designed for people who are looking for a low calorie satisfying snack in between their meals.
The bars come in two different flavors: berry and dark chocolate. Both of these bars are 170 calories per serving. Some of the key ingredients are oats, flax seeds, goji berries, coconut oil, almonds, apricot, and grounded quinoa powder.
These ingredients are rich in antioxidants, fiber and/or protein. These energy bars are priced at $45 ($25 for loyal customers) for 10 bars.
Where To Buy
It Works is headquartered in Florida, USA. All of the company’s products can be directly from the website (myitworks.com) or through a distributor. Refunds are only offered for returns that are made within 30 days of the shipping date in its original “new” condition.
Does It Works Work?
It Works claims that results will vary from person to person while using their products. The claims and statements for each of these weight loss products and wraps have not been back by the Food & Drug Administration.
When following a healthy balanced diet and a moderate exercise regimen, one can see noticeable results.
The claims for the wraps are quite exaggerated. The noticeable weight loss from using the wrap after 45 minutes is most likely water weight, which can easily be gained again.
It Works is a bit pricier compared to its competitors (if you’re not a member of the loyal customer program), so it may not be the best option when comparing it to similar products from other brands that are much cheaper.
One should use their best judgement before buying and consult with a family doctor or physician for professional medical advice.