I get asked this question---- a lot. I feel the need to explain this in lamen's terms so that the regular consumer can understand the difference between BeeXtreme supplements and Zi Xiu Tang. ( or Slim Trim U, ZXT Gold, Infinity bee pollen, ZXT Bee Pollen, etc)
First off-- let me say this--- it has been 3 years...3 YEARS.... since these products were taken off the market and i still have people to this day asking me about them. As one of my friends stated " it's like opening up a bad wound. It's like someone asking how an ex boyfriend is. It's like a bad relationship, stop asking about my ex" Yes, insane, I know. Do you know why people still think about these capsules?
💥 1. They worked like magic.
💥 2. They required no effort on your part to work.
💥 3. You could eat whatever you wanted and still lose weight
💥 4. They contained an illegal ingredient that made you have "addictive-like" behaviors to the capsules and to the results of the capsule. (hmmm betcha didn't know that? -- just found this out myself!)
In my weight loss group (BeeXtreme Community) I had a woman ask me this question last night. I feel like I kind of went off on her though. Was I out of line? Maybe. But my mouth tends to shoot off sometimes. Here is my response:
" I have a love/hate relationship with the question-- for a few different reasons-- u may get a book here-- just saying lol.
1. None of our supplements are China made. So in that sense. None are like the old bee pollen.
2. None contain illegal hidden ingredients-- so in that sense not like the old bee pollen.
^^this one makes me mad. Makes me mad as a consumer, as a nurse, and as a distributor of the product. Did the bee pollen contain something illegal? Yes. I truly believe it did, now. Had you asked me that when it first was taken off the market i may have had a different response. The reasoning I do believe they did now is for the fact that people are now relying on a pill to drop the weight for them. Did I see that pill work miracles? Yes. Absolutely. Did I see it do more good than harm? Yes again. But that doesn't disguise the fact that it DID contain something illegal. Something the manufacturer wasn't telling you was in there was in there! Do you how damaging that could've been??
People don't seem to care though. All they know or care about is that "it worked without effort" and they "lost weight without trying" and that's all they care about. That scares me. I see people "giving up" because they don't see instant results with just taking a pill and that makes me angry.
We shouldn't give up on a goal because we aren't putting 100% into it. Ever.
Me -- myself-- included in this. Yes weight loss was easy with that pill. You drank water and that's about that. You could eat McDonald's 3 x a day and still lose weight. Great, right? Wrong. What do you take away from that? What do you do when there is no more pill to do the work for you? You put weight back on.
If you guys haven't figured this out by now this is a lifestyle change. It's a Rollercoaster. We all go through it.
And @tracy please don't take this being pointed at you. Lol! It's all of us in all sense. You're just the lucky one who asked the question today. Lol
I started this business to help people not hurt them. Sibutramine is a very bad drug. (What was found in the old bee pollen) It's addicting, it's considered a class 4 narcotic, it causes heart attacks, strokes, and so on and so forth. Yes I would've considered myself a drug dealer knowing what I know now. And this is why we will not carry China products. It also contained a prescription laxative -- that could hurt you if taken long term.
As for China supplements ...you will not find them here.
However-- USA made supplements with a little bit of work, work wonders. And that's the way it should be. You need to learn what to do so when you stop taking this pill you are able to maintain a healthy weight without capsules and a healthy life.
As we get older it gets harder. More and more needs to to change day in and day out. That's just the way age works.
If you loved the appetite suppression of the old pollen-- Xtreme slim, Xtreme burn or Simply Skinny Elite.
If you loved the detox-- Surge XT bee pollen or simply skinny flush
If you loved the energy-- all of our supplements except for charged have some sort of energy factor to it.
Don't get me wrong...I loved the China stuff too. I felt good on them. I lost weight super fast and I learned I can drink water. Cause I never did before I started taking those pills.
Then when they were taken away I learned that the garbage I was putting in my mouth was contributing to my weight gain. Then I learned if I took 15 minutes out of my day to plan ahead and get a short workout in that I could maintain that weight loss. And If I stopped then I may show some gain on the scale.
So I'm sorry if this sounds harsh. I don't mean for it to sound bad. I was just as mad as you when they were taken off the market. I think the fda has an agenda -- they want us all to be overweight and unhealthy so our medical bills skyrocket and we need more and more prescription drugs. I may need another hour to rant on that!!
If ur looking for the closest thing-- I'd have to say if I could mix Xtreme Slim with surge and bxt burn that would give you the old bee pollen effects lol but Xtreme Slim I think is pretty darn close to it in its entirety.
We've added senna to the slim so it will be even more like the old pollen. But my goal here was to find something that we could all use and see results quick without harming anyone. It's a process and our pills have gotten better and better since the very first extreme pollen. We are trying to find that replica and darn it that is my mission."
We were told that there was only a scant amount of Sibutramine found in these capsules. When sibutramine was prescribed, it was prescribed in 10 and 15 mg capsules. We were told Zi Xiu Tang contained less than 1 mg. IF IT WORKED IN SUCH SMALL DOSES as we all know it worked well-- (for some, not at all) WHY DOESN'T THE FDA PUT IT BACK ON THE MARKET IN SMALLER DOSAGES?
Is it really because they don't get their "piece of the pie" from dietary supplements or is it because they want us to be overweight and on prescription meds so that we use our health insurance more and our med script programs more? Then i see and read rants regarding the amount of antibiotics and steroids in our meats. The amount of unconsumable things in our food THAT THE FDA IS ALLOWING. It seriously makes me sick! Why do they pick and choose what subjects to be stricter on? Is it because we all eat and need food to survive but not supplements? Is it becuase food is taxable and supplements aren't?
SURE MAKES YOU THINK DOESN'T IT.
Either way--- we here at BeeXtreme will continue to develop supplements untl we find a healthy alternative to the original bee pollen. And like i said before-- Xtreme Slim coms pretty darn close!