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Skinny WaterJana Skinny Water is drinking water that's being marketed as a diet aid. Drink a bottle of it 30 minutes before a meal and it supposedly suppresses your appetite and blocks the absorption of carbohydrates. What made me dubious about this claim when I first came across their website is that I thought any water (including tap water) would do the same. However, when I looked up some of the research they cited, it appears that this stuff really does contain a special chemical, Hydroxycitric acid or HCA, that according to a Georgetown University Study is "derived from the fruit rinds of Garcinia cambogia, which exhibits a distinctive sour taste and has been used for culinary purposes in Southern Asia for centuries to make meals more 'filling'." So they've added some kind of herbal extract to the water, which is therefore supposed to justify the $2 a bottle price. So maybe this stuff works as advertised. I'd have to try it to be sure. But nevertheless, even if it does work, their website contains some puzzling contradictions. On one page they claim that:
Jana Skinny Water is made with a specially processed natural artesian water with a hint of fresh lemon (patent pending).
But then on another page they write that:
The essence of Jana Skinny Water's pureness lies in the fact that nothing comes between you and Jana... Bottled at the source, Jana natural artesian water is not altered or processed in any way.
So which is it? Specially processed or not?
Posted by Alex on Sat Aug 13, 2005