I found out about Laminaria Extract from a friend of mine who had lost 25 pounds in 5 weeks using it. She had never managed to lose weight before. I was very overweight and needed to lose 70 pounds and I did it in less than 3 months. This product really does work. I also found the company very helpful and polite, I received the pills from Nature's Way in 3 days from ordering. I would highly recommend it to any and all my friends.