Founded in 1971 by Marshall Stamper, M.D. the Lindora Clinic evolved out of Southern California.
- Medically supervised in California
- Expensive total cost
- The online program is time consuming and overwhelming
- No money back guarantee
Ratings in depth
- Scientific Backing
- Customer Reviews
- Customer Support
- Money Back Guarantee
They are a clinic overall, not merely a diet pill website. With all of the sincerity the website offers to the customer at first glance, the amount of information and choices they throw at you is overwhelming. Anytime you read “medically supervised” you can bet you are going to pay for it! When you go on this website, get ready to spend a few hours picking and choosing what you would like to buy. With all of your options you may spend an upwards from $500-$1200.
Lindora Clinic Claims
The Lindora Clinic Offers a variety of products such as protein bars, pills, dvd’s, cd’s books, and more. There are so many options here, you would think their return policy would be friendly. In fact, it is quite the opposite. They claim that all food and supplements have a NON refund policy. Yet, they also claim that non-ingestible foods and supplements such as the DVD’s, Books, and CD’s only have a 30-day refund policy unopened. You can’t even try anything out without getting completely locked into the products with your investment. This is already getting expensive!
They claim that their online packages will range anywhere from $150.00- $250.00. This includes 1-5 coaching calls, daily messages, a box of protein bars, ketone sticks, and their famous lean for life book. This book is larger than the Guinness book of world records by the way. It makes me tired just thinking about going through the whole thing. After reviewing the website, I know for a fact it will cost more than $250.00 with everything you will “need” in order to be successful. The online program is also a solo program with little to no support if you are not in California.
Lindora Clinic Scientific Backing
They have a multitude of articles on their website that have case studies from people in the past going through the Lindora Program. The one topic that prevails regarding their most successful clients are the people who “bought into” what the product and program had to offer. This could be true for ANY diet program out there. I was not that impressed overall with their clinical studies and scientific backing. They did not set themselves apart from everyone else.
There was also a study done in Southern California by Dr. Sabina Kobylinski regarding the VAP Cholesterol test which measures your cholesterol levels. They said this test was crucial to all patients going through the program, but the problem lies in the fact that this test is only done in Southern California. All of their clinics are only in California, so anyone outside of this state signs up for just another dieting and health program essentially.
Their overall approach relies on the customer to buy in and read their books, watch their DVD’s and to purchase the expensive products and supplements.
Is Lindora Clinic Effective?
After reviewing their website, supplements, FAQ’s, and business model you will need to put forth the work. If you buy in to their model, it will work for you. If you don’t participate the program will not work. Because there are so many programs out there, it becomes a question time, and of money when looking into a program such as this.
Does Lindora Clinic Have Side Effects?
Because this program is more of a lifestyle program in the fact that they have coaching, meal plans, and books to read you should not experience side effects. Hunger may be one of the side effects, but nothing life threatening has ever been recorded.
What Is Lindora Clinic Support Like?
When I called into the Lindora support line I was immediately asked if I lived in Southern California. Because I do not live there, they said that the only options for purchase was the online program. This is completely on your own, and I was told I needed to be strict with the food log, and being online daily.
The different between living in California near a clinic, and being solely online is mind blowing. You will be medically supervised, supported, and tested in California. This seems like a much more comforting way to go versus being on your own to record food diaries, and read big fat books. Alone. Because a lot of their business relies on the clinics around Southern California, they have little to no existence in the social media world.
The Bottom Line
After taking a deep dive into this program, it was clear to me that this is not for everyone. It targets one geographical location and caters only to that region. They have tried to expand out, but really the program seems like it is more of a daunting task to follow alone. There are much more simple methods of losing weight out there that are not as expensive, and they are more conducive with a supported lifestyle. I also feel like this program takes a ton of time, and money to get going which many people in this day and age do not have! Because it was originally created to have the patients be medically supervised at all times, it was meant for people who needed to lose a ton of weight in a hurry. This does not cater well with the general market. I would not waste your time, or energy on this program.
Vash, P. (2005). Weight Loss Results After One Year. Retrieved November 24, 2015, from https://www.lindora.com/pdf/amberJournal.pdf
Kobylinski, S. (2006). The VAP Cholesterol Test. Retrieved November 24, 2015, from https://www.lindora.com/pdf/Atherotech-Lindora Clinical Update.pdf
Banks, S. (2008, August 20). Lindora Review | Does It Work?, Side Effects, Buy Lindora Diet. Retrieved November 24, 2015, from https://www.dietspotlight.com/lindora-review
Lindora Diet Plan | Dr. Marshall Stamper | Diet Review. (n.d.). Retrieved November 24, 2015, from https://www.dietsinreview.com/diets/Lindora/