A video is being shared on social media claiming that an ultrasonic neckband helps in weight loss by reducing fat. Let’s verify the claim made in the post.
Claim: Ultrasonic neck band aids weight loss by reducing fat.
Fact: Ultrasonic neck bands are not approved by US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) as weight-loss/weight-management devices. Federal Trade Commission (FTC) also warns consumers not to believe such false advertisements which promote miraculous weight-loss. FTC further states, “Nothing you can wear or apply to your skin will cause you to lose weight. There’s no magical way to lose weight without a sensible diet and regular exercise”. Hence the claim made in the post is FALSE.
First, we looked at official website of US Food & Drug Administration (FDA) for the list of approved ‘Weight-loss and weight-management devices”. But the list doesn’t name ultrasonic neck band as an approved device.
Moreover, FDA states that before prescribing medicine or recommending devices or surgery, most doctors request their patients to demonstrate healthy lifestyles that include better nutrition and increased physical activity. Even after the prescription of a medicine, device or surgical treatments, patients will need to maintain a healthy lifestyle for the rest of their lives. Despite treatments and lifestyle changes, some patients may not be able to lose weight or maintain weight-loss. Also, the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) issued multiple advisories and warned consumers not to believe such false advertisements. They can be seen here and here.
To sum it up, no scientific evidence to suggest ultrasonic neckband helps in weight-loss by reducing fat.