Valentus SlimRoast coffee tests positive for amphetamines
Feeling perked up after a cup of Valentus’ SlimRoast coffee?
Turns out that might not just be a caffeine rush you’re feeling…
As part of a routine drug test as for a potential employer, a woman in New Zealand tested positive for amphetamines.
The test was carried out by Compliance Partners, who upon questioning the woman
concluded that the result was likely due to her consumption of Valentus SlimROAST coffee.
Upon submitting a SlimRoast sample to Compliance Partners for testing, they found Phenethylamine (PEA), and 1,3-dimethylamylamine (DMAA).
PEA is a stimulant in the amphetamine family which occurs in very small amounts in the human body, and in some foods like wine and chocolate.
It causes a short rush of dopamine to be released in the consumer, giving a general sense of stimulation and wellbeing.
DMAA is a stimulant which was once used a nasal decongestant, and it was a common active ingredient in party pills after benzylpiperizine (BZP) was banned in New Zealand.
Upon being contacted by 1 News, Valentus confirmed SlimRoast contained PEA.
When pressed about DMHA, which is illegal in New Zealand, Valentus “did not respond”.
Another ingredient in SlimRoast, Octrodrine (DMAA), is only legally available in New Zealand via prescription.
Compliance Partners’ founding have prompted the New Zealand Customs and Ministry of Health to issue warnings regarding Valentus’ SlimRoast.
We urge New Zealanders to exercise extreme caution when it comes to buying dietary supplements and medicines online – you have no guarantee of what you’re actually getting.
While you may have every intent to buy legal products, it is important to scrutinise the ingredients – but this can prove difficult if banned substances are not explicitly listed.
It is not worth the risk, especially where your health is concerned.
On the criminal side of things, possession of PEA in New Zealand carries a three month prison sentence and/or $500 fine.
Supplying PEA carries a maximum prison term of eight years.
At the time of publication Alexa pegs Spain (47%), the US (16%) and Mexico (14%) as the top three sources of traffic to Valentus’ website.
DMAA is illegal in both the US and Spain (as part of EU regulation).
DMHA is illegal in the US. I wasn’t able to confirm its legal status in the EU.
I wasn’t able to confirm that legal status of either DMAA or DMHA in Mexico.
That’s what I call progress! An MLM ponzi that kills your mind AND your body! That’s a first!
They should get a catering contract with the OL guys and various idiots out of Malaysia.
Remember the original Slim Roast 1.0 disappearing in the UK?
Slim Roast 1.0 apparently worked to lose weight, but then it was nowhere to be found. Toney and I had a conversation about it. Snippets starting comment #32:
Totally makes more sense now. No “maybe” about it.
Credit to Kasey Chang for this post in the article linked above:
So we have a few issues at play. Is it a pyramid scheme, is it legal to re-sell in your country, and what’s in the coffee!?
Did Valentus get busted by the UK for its ingredients with the original version, and then buy time and produce some mediocre, less effective but legal ingredients just to keep the scheme going?
What’s happening in the UK now? Why was it really illegal to sell in the first place? Are all SlimRoast coffees created equal across the globe?
Seems to me specific country testing of products is warranted.
Get real folks, these are nothing but fast money off morons who still haven’t grasps truth!
Truth is, you’ll only lose weight and keep it off if you eat healthy, get off your butt, yeah I mean working out!
Look at the people who promote these magical supposed weight-loss products…
Look at the owner and top dogs, all overweight and unfit looking.
Your pissing out $$$$!
Can you please share the source on where you got the news in New Zealand?
1 News, linked in the article.
I take this for weight loss but I tested positive on a drug test. never have I taking drugs….please help me.
Uh, try a different weight loss approach?
So, let’s do the math:
Valentus is $14.27 per oz.
Maxwell House is $0.66 per oz.
The FTC shut down Vemma back in 2015 as being a “product based illegal pyramid scheme” as it too was driven by “opportunity” and not retail sales.
Does anyone think coffee drinkers are switching brands that cost $0.16 per oz which includes the cost of the diet plan for $14.27 per oz? That’s 87 times higher!
You can buy the diet plan for almost nothing at Walmart.
If you listen to a Valentus Opportunity Call, the main pitch is the opportunity with a push to start with $500+ in inventory. Then, duplicate with your friends. IE: SELL THE OPPORTUNITY
Is it time for the FTC to review the Valentus “opportunity driven” model too?
Totally agree the FTC need to bring these down! It’s clearly a blatant pyramid scheme that’s copied Vemma.
These scum are having problems in various countries with authorities and completely disregard the laws in each. Now to be busted by the FDA for illegal substances in their coffee what will it take?
Someone to lose their life not just a load of their money to Dave Jordan and his lowlife leaders who by the way lie and cheat giving positions and moving volume so they look ‘good’ to pull more poor schmucks in!
Canada built on lies, illegal activity and apparently other countries too!
What I find amazing is the fact that Dave Jordan the owner hasn’t lost weight and John Haremza been gaining…Proof the products don’t work long term at keeping the weight off….
As I said before, your just pissing out $$$$$$ …..