High School Genes is a health and wellness product made in the USA by Goop. It’s intended for women who are going through “the change” and consists of six pill-type supplements that are packed into handy one-dose sachets.
Although many women may be glad to say goodbye to their monthly periods, the changing hormone levels that cause the female menopause can also wreak havoc with the body in other ways by causing hot flushes and additional problems, including weight gain.
High School Genes is intended to make this important transition period as trouble-free as possible
A Quick Look at the Goop Brand
Goop was founded in 2008 by the American actress Gwyneth Paltrow. In the early days it was just a newsletter that provided health advice and other information she felt would be of interest to her readers.
The company has changed a lot since then and the Goop website now boasts an online store that sells a variety of different Goop brand products including fragrances and clothes and accessories. However, Paltrow and Goop have sparked controversy again and again and the brand is often slammed by medical experts.
A Look Inside Goop’s High School Genes
Women who buy the product and tear open a one-dose sachet will find it contains:
- 2 x Metabolism Boosting Tablets
- 1 x Free Radical Scavenger Tablet
- 1 x Gut Balance Tablet
- 1 x PhytoBlend Multi tablet
- 1 x Omega-3 EPA-DHA 1000 Capsule
Using the Product and What You Should Expect
Only one dose is needed per day but, at six pills per go, it’s a pretty big dose to swallow and Goop does not make it sufficiently clear how the pills work or what customers should expect.
The short one-paragraph product description sates High School Genes “addresses numerous systems in the body that may contribute to weight gain”.
The product description is followed by a statement by Hormone expert, Dr Sara Gottfried, who sates she developed the product to help women who are around the age of 40 and are struggling to lose weight. “This regimen will help you unearth the intelligence of your innate metabolism, i.e. the efficiency at which you burn calories,” says Gottfried, but a disclaimer hidden in a drop-down menu states High School Genes “is not a weight loss product”.
A Look at the Supplement Facts
The most notable thing about the list of ingredients is how long it is. There are around 50 ingredients in total and, when it comes to the vitamins and minerals, the amounts provided often far exceed the recommended daily amount.
This is a worry because it really is possible to get too much of a good thing and most people will get enough vitamins from their food.
However, arguments could be made for the presence of iodine because the body uses it to create hormones that control the metabolism. Zinc also has theoretical value because it boosts the production of sex hormones.
Green tea is a fat burner. It also provides antioxidants that can help purge the body of toxins and protect the health.
In all honesty, there are some pretty good ingredients involved, but the fact that there are so many may not be a good thing because it increases the likelihood of negative interaction issues.
Product Pricing and Availability
High School Genes is only available via the Goop online store. It costs $90 (£69) per box and each box is good for 30 days. Customers who want to get it a little cheaper can do so by buying by auto-ship. This brings the price down to $75 (£57.50), but that’s still a lot more wonga than many women will be willing to pay for a product of this nature.
Other Noteworthy Points
Goop does not offer a money back guarantee. That’s a pretty poor show for such an expensive product and there is no proof it even works.
Customer reviews can be useful for gaining an insight into how well products work, but we were unable to find any so it seems nobody has much to say about it either way (good or bad).
There are also availability issues because Goop no longer ships product abroad. So, if you don’t live in the USA, you will not be able to buy High School Genes or any of the company’s other products.
The Bottom Line
Goop High School Genes contains ingredients that may regulate hormone levels and help with weight loss, but there is no proof the product can do what it is intended to do. It has not been subjected to clinical trials and there are no customer reviews.
If you are woman who is having a rough time thanks to the menopause, we suggest you visit your GP and discuss the options available. If weight loss is your primary concern we recommend Phen375.
The product contains a number of research backed ingredients, has excellent customer reviews, and the manufacturer offers a 60-day money back guarantee. Phen375 is also considerably cheaper than High School Genes. It may not have movie star backing, but it ticks all the right boxes as far as we are concerned.