Caffeine Infused Underwear Doesn’t Help You Lose Weight: Get Your Money Back

October 2, 2014 4:22 PM

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Caffeine Infused Underwear Doesn’t Help You Lose Weight: Get Your Money Back

If someone told you a pair of underwear would help you lose weight, would you buy it? Hopefully not, but apparently millions believed the myth that it could. On Monday, the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) announced that both Norm Thompson Outfitters of Oregon and Wacoal America Inc. of New Jersey will have to refund a collective $1.5 million to those who purchased their shapewear. Both companies produced lines of underwear and leggings infused with “microcapuseles” – apparently containing caffeine, vitamin e, and other “energizing” ingredients that falsely promoted weight loss and cellulite reduction.

Norm Thompson Outfitters’ “Lytess” underwear line claimed that simply by wearing the garment, the user would lose 2″ of their hips and thighs within 30 days. “No diets or pills. Lose inches just by wearing these cellulite-slimming Lytess leggings. The unique fabric is infused with caffeine to metabo...

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