Kangmei Slimming Capsules – ASA ruling

Posted 05 March 2013

A consumer laid a complaint with the ASA against the weight-loss claims being made by Kangmei claiming that there is no proof the product works – beyond a placebo response – and that the company needs to supply proof that this product can benefit consumers. 

The company was asked by the ASA to do so, and although gave a long convoluted argument, they were not able to supply any evidence that the product does in fact result in weight-loss in the average consumer using this product.


Kangmei Slimming Capsules Eyeota Traders / HA Steinman / 20518
Ruling of the : ASA Directorate
In the matter between:
Dr Harris Steinman Complainant(s)/Appellant(s)
Eyeota Traders cc t/a Leangenie Respondent

28 Feb 2013
Dr Steinman lodged a consumer complaint against the respondent’s advertising appearing, inter alia, on its websites, which he lists as and

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8 comments to Kangmei Slimming Capsules – ASA ruling

  • marianna

    ive been using kangmei and ive lost 40kg it does work and it is safe ive been breast feeding thru the use of it. [Editor- over 6 months]

  • Bonelwa

    I’m using kangmei capsules nd I also doing some iwant to know is it good for me to loose weight or I’m overdoing it

  • lois

    What are catcheols in the capsule. I read it on the box. I did take kangmei caps for 2 weeks and there was a difference. I got concerned when I read the ingredient (catcheols) sorry if I spelt the word wrong. If that is of no concern I will continue

  • Harris

    There is no such thing as “catcheols” – only Kangmei claims to have it as an ingredient but searching everywhere, I cannot find anything related to it. The closest is “catechols” which is used as a black-and-white photographic developer and in pesticides.

    Note: we have tested Kangmei and found it to contain a banned highly risky ingredient! It may result in weight loss – it may also kill you.

  • lois

    Please tell me the name of the banned ingredient in Kangmei slimming capsules. If a banned substance is in the product why is still on the shelves. The kangmei box reads all natural ingredients???

  • Harris

    Contains sibutramine. The MCC is paralysed and not protecting any consumer.
    sibutramine bevat. Hier volg van die moontlike newe effekte:

    SIDE EFFECTS: Dry mouth, increased appetite, nausea, strange taste in the mouth, upset stomach, constipation, trouble sleeping, dizziness, drowsiness, menstrual cramps/pain, headache, flushing, or joint/muscle pain may occur. If any of these effects persist or worsen, notify your doctor or pharmacist promptly.Remember that your doctor has prescribed this medication because he or she has judged that the benefit to you is greater than the risk of side effects. Many people using this medication do not have serious side effects.Tell your doctor immediately if any of these unlikely but serious side effects occur: fast/pounding/irregular heartbeat, numbness/tingling of the hands or feet, mental/mood changes (e.g., excitement, restlessness, confusion, depression, rare thoughts of suicide).Tell your doctor immediately if any of these rare but very serious side effects occur: change in the amount or color of urine, easy or unusual bruising/bleeding, black stools, vomit that looks like coffee grounds, yellowing eyes or skin, unexplained fever, shaking, unusual sweating, swelling of the arms/legs.Seek immediate medical attention if any of these rare but very serious side effects occur: seizures, chest pain, weakness on one side of the body, vision changes, trouble breathing.Sibutramine may rarely cause a very serious condition called serotonin syndrome.

  • marianna

    If u haven’t used kangmei stop talking rubbish about it I’ve been on it 4 over 2 years no side effects and still breast feeding I used it during my pregnancy and my sons 2 and very healthy if u want to lose weight kangmei is the thing and u don’t need 2 exercise

  • Harris

    Like ALL medicines/drugs -they do not affect everyone badly – they affect many individuals and when the risk becomes greater than the benefit, then the MCC (and other countries) ban it. So if someone who should not be using this product takes it because of your recommendation, and has side effects, including death, let that be on your recommendation. Read this posting:

    Marianna is a good example of someone without insight to the risk of taking products like Kangmei – she is TOTALLY dependent on this product to keep her weight down – 2 years and counting. Surely this is a major side effect also: not being able to come of the product without gaining weight? This is exactly the problem with ALL weight-loss products – mostly they do not work, but mainly, they do not allow a better way of weight-loss and weight control. So Marianna – how much money have you wasted?

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