High School Genes is a supplement made by Goop. It’s intended for menopausal women.
That much is known, but it’s hard to say what this supplement is really about because the product description is extremely short.
It appears to be designed to address certain hormonal changes and make it easier to lose weight, but nothing is simple in camp Goop.
If you take a close look at the disclaimer provided as “additional information”, you will see Goop state the product is not for weight loss.
What is Goop?
Goop is a lifestyle brand owned by the actress and radical thinker Gwyneth Paltrow. The company’s products include clothes and fragrances. Health and wellness products is a relatively new addition to the Goop range.
At the time of this review there were only four supplements available. With names like “High School Genes” and “Why Am I So Effing Tired”, it is easy to see a lot of thought has gone into that side of things, but supplements are a far cry from clothes and fragrances.
If you buy defective clothes you are likely to be faced with poor quality stitchings or a few loose threads.
The worst you can expect from a dodgy fragrance is a few upturned noses and some minor skin irritation. A supplement that uses the wrong combination of ingredients can cause nasty side effects and, in some cases, major health issues.
What is High School Genes?
In simple terms, High School Genes is supplement that consists of six pills that are taken together once per day and are packed in one-dose sachets to avoid confusion. The pills are actually five different products, but one of the products requires a two-tablet dose—hence the fact that there are six pills instead of five.
Why High School Genes?
The hormonal changes that occur because of menopause can cause some women to put on weight.
Goop are marketing this product towards women who believe they have been effected in this way, “feel like their metabolism might be slowing down, and whose bodies are no longer responding to the exercise and diet levers that they’ve always pulled.”
Goop claim their product can help get things back on track, but it may not be necessary. According to the Mayo Clinic, menopausal weight gain can be handled without the need for supplements because ”
You can reverse course by paying attention to healthy-eating habits and leading an active lifestyle.” So if you continue to pull the levers correctly, diet and exercise will still work.
How Many Times Per Day?
Only one dose is required per day, but it’s a pretty big one because six pills is a lot.
What’s Under the Hood?
There are around 50 different ingredients in High School Genes, so it would have been impossible to cram them all into a single pill.
Some of the ingredients are vitamins and minerals and there are some fatty acids as well. The pills also contain a lot of fruit extracts.
Green tea stands out as being one of the better inclusions because it can help with weight loss and there is evidence to suggest it may also lower the risk of breast cancer. Iodine and zinc are also good additions. The first helps the thyroid to secrete the hormones that govern the metabolism.
The second help the body to produce testosterone and oestrogen. However, the fact that the formulation contains so many ingredients increases the change of reaction issues and potential users need to be aware some of the ingredients are included in amount that far exceed the RDA.
What Are Past Customers Saying About the Product?
Nobody is saying anything at all. The Goop website does not offer customers the opportunity to leave feedback and we were unable to find any reviews placed elsewhere.
Are There Any Side Effects?
Goops says the rhubarb extract may present issues for some users. They also point out excess Vitamin A can be toxic and may contribute to osteoporosis. This is a point worth noting because the formulation contains 100% of the Vitamin A RDA. Many other inclusion rates are also very high, so we feel this product should not be used without a doctor’s approval.
Were Can I Buy It and What Does It Cost?
A 30-day supply retails for USD$ 90 (AUD$ 115) and it’s sold without a money back guarantee. The product is only available to buy online directly from Goop, but the company no longer ships to Australia so, unless this changes, you won’t be able to buy it at all.
Is There a Better Option?
It’s hard to say if the product will offer any other value to menopausal women, but its likely to be a dead loss when it comes to weight loss.
For menopausal weight loss and any other kind of weight loss, the best product available is PhenQ. It’s contains several proven weight loss ingredients and customer reviews show that it works.
It’s a lot cheaper than High School Genes, the manufacturer offers shipping to all Australian territories, and it comes with a 60-day money back guarantee.