I had an appt on 04/08/2010 to sign up for their weight loss program. I am the kind of person who does the due diligence by researching before getting into any such programs. Hence I called them the day before (04/07/2010) to request more information about the prescription appetite suppressants and the vitamin based fat burning shots that they used.
I was told by their director of operations (Lovee aka Lynn), that no shoe fits all and that they need to evaluate me before discussing drugs, which is fair enough. She also confirmed that the drugs used were FDA approved (which is what I needed to know).
I went ahead did my research(couldn't just blindly believe someone) and found that there are various medications and shots that are used to help in weight loss. Not all of which are FDA approved. There are only a handful of appetite suppressants that are approved by the FDA. So, it wasn't very hard for me to find the 5 appetite suppressant drugs (Phendimetrazine, Phentermine, Xenical, Ephedra, Phen Phen) that were approved by the FDA.
I also compiled a list of compounds that I was basically OK with getting injected with. This list included the general safe stuff like B12, B6 and chromium. I was also OK with getting an MIC shot. Per my research on the internet, these are usual suspects for fat burning shots.
My idea was to confirm, before signing up, that they were indeed going to use any one of those FDA approved appetite suppressants and the shots that they used contain only the compounds that I had compiled in my list. I was even OK, if the ones that they were going to use on me were NOT on my list, as long as they provided sufficient proof, that it was FDA approved and safe enough. After all, I really could have missed something while researching.
So, on Apr 8th 2010, I show up for the 2:30PM appt at 2:30. The director (Lovee aka Lynn), showed up at 2:50. I am not sure if it was intentional, because I had to cancel my appt on 04/07/2010 at the last minute.
Well, anyway, she came in and all the greetings apart, I, as planned, mentioned to her that I wanted to confirm, before signing up, that the appetite suppressants and the vitamin based shots were indeed FDA approved and were one of those that were in my list.
The moment I said that, she had this attitude and she said, "we use all these drugs, but, I have made my decision, I don't want to as a client". Well, what kind of a response is this? I merely wanted to get more information, after all it is me who is going to take the drugs and get the shots. Shouldn't I be concerned about my own wellness and safety?
Then she says, "I don't want you as a client, because you don't trust us". Well, their weight loss program is so secretive. They wouldn't disclose anything. How can anybody trust them? I was merely trying to get more information from them, so, I can "TRUST" them.
Basically, I was denied their weight loss program for being proactive and researching and getting to know more about this kind of weight loss. Isn't this considered discrimination?
I do not understand why they have to be so SECRETIVE about the drugs/shots used. This raises concern about their practice. Are they even saying the truth? There could be hundreds of people who are currently enrolled in this program and could be at a risk.
While researching, I found many medspa's like this one around the country, who list the drug and shot information on their website (pretty detailed info).
If this business is genuine, they wouldn't be so secretive. Being secretive only implies that they are doing something that they really shouldn't be doing or they are doing something that is against the law.