Careen, I know of 7 people who have used these pills including myself, 6 of us had great success, only Maria who wasn't that much overweight and was very half hearted about the whole thing failed to lose weight. So out of 7 people I think 6 is good. You may be one of those people who are sceptical about most things, I myself are an eternal optimist. However, since taking Laminaria Extract my confidence in myself has grown a tremendous amount, I feel good in myself and more importantly I have my life back. All that for about £40. So the only thing I have lost is my unhappiness but we are all entitled to our opinion. I wish you luck in finding something that works for you.