Frequently Asked Questions

How does Calocurb work?

The active ingredient in calocurb is Amarasate™ – a specific New Zealand grown hop flower extract developed by Plant & Food Research, the largest Crown Research Institute in New Zealand.

Calocurb’s hop flower extract contains high levels of alpha acids – a recognised bitter compound. Research has demonstrated that bitter compounds support a feeling of satiety. With Calocurb’s patented capsule, the hop flower extract is delivered and, with the help of canola seed oil, released directly in the small intestine where it’s most effective.

What is intermittent fasting?

Your body has 2 states when it comes to eating and digestion – the ‘fed’ and ‘fasting’ state. Intermittent fasting is all about harnessing these states to support your weight and health goals. And unlocking the power of the body in the fasting state. In this stage, the body burns stored fat for energy.

Do I have to fast for Calocurb to work?

No. One of the best things with Calocurb is that you can change it around your daily schedule to find what suits you in terms of managing your appetite/hunger the most.

We recommend for the best results to combine Calocurb with intermittent fasting. However Calocurb is still effective to support managing cravings, hunger, snacking and portions controls without fasting. 

How should I take calocurb?

In your first order, we will supply you with a fasting schedule which includes when to take your Calocurb to get the best results.

We recommend taking one at 9 am and fasting until noon. Having one Calocurb at 9 am will help you complete your fast with no hunger pangs. If needed, take another Calocurb at 5 pm, to control your portion sizes for dinner and don't feel like snacking in the evening. Your fasting window begins again at 8 pm.

Remember to keep up your fluid intake, lots of water and you can have black coffee and tea while you are fasting!

How long does a calocurb capsule last for?

Most people will feel the effect of Calocurb for several hours after taking a capsule. That is why we recommend taking your 1st capsule at 9am to help you complete your fast. 

How is 45 capsules the supply for 1 month?  What is the daily dosage?

You can take up to a maximum of 2 Calocurb capsules per day, just be sure to take 1 capsule per dose. 
We recommend using Calocurb while intermittent fasting. Take 1 capsule at 9am and (if needed) another at 5pm.

Take only 1 Calocurb capsule per day for the first 48hrs. 

Is calocurb a silver bullet for weight loss?

There are no silver bullets or magic pills when it comes to sustainable weight management. However, when used in conjunction with a healthy lifestyle, Calocurb can be a reliable and effective tool to help manage appetite and support those working towards weight management goals.

For best results, try intermittent fasting while taking Calocurb.

Is calocurb safe to take?

A panel of five independent scientists recognised Calocurb as GRAS (Generally Recognised As Safe). That’s not surprising considering Calocurb only contains three natural ingredients - hops flower, rosemary leaf and canola seed oil. None of which are associated with any long-term side effects.

That said, Calocurb is not intended for use by anyone under 18 years of age or for woman who are trying to get pregnant, pregnant or breastfeeding.

As with any dietary supplement, concerned customers should consult their healthcare provider before using Calocurb. Especially those with a medical condition, who are taking medications, or have known adverse reactions or allergies.

How does calocurb work?

The active ingredient in calocurb is Amarasate™ extract – a specific New Zealand grown hop flower extract developed by Plant & Food Research, the largest Crown Research Institute in New Zealand.

calocurb’s hop flower extract contains high levels of alpha acids – a recognised bitter compound. Research has demonstrated that bitter compounds support a feeling of satiety. With calocurb’s patented capsule, the hop flower extract is delivered and, with the help of canola seed oil, released directly in the small intestine where it’s most effective

Are there any short-term side effects of taking calocurb?

Most people who try calocurb will experience no side effects. That said, individual physiological differences mean that some people may experience mild side effects associated with the biological effects of ingesting bitter compounds.

calocurb’s hop flower extract contains high levels of alpha – a recognised bitter compound. Research has demonstrated that bitter compounds support a feeling of fullness or satiety. With calocurb’s patent-pending capsule, the hop flower extract is delivered and, with the help of canola seed oil, released directly in the small intestine where it’s most effective.

In addition to supporting a feeling of fullness, bitter compounds can be associated with the effects of a mild laxative such as:
- Increased wind
- Stomach irritation
- Loose or more frequent bowel movements
- Indigestion

These are entirely normal reactions and demonstrate that the hops flower extract is having an effect.

Of those customers experiencing side effects, most report that these steadily reduce the longer they take calocurb. It can take the body time to adjust to regular doses of the extract - even if it is plant based and all natural.

For those whom calocurb just isn’t a good fit - we of course offer a 30-day money back guarantee, no questions asked so please get in touch.

Are there any long-term side effects of taking calocurb?

A panel of five independent scientists recognised calocurb as GRAS (Generally Recognized As Safe). That’s not surprising considering calocurb only contains three common ingredients - hops flower, rosemary leaf and canola seed oil. None of which are associated with any long-term side effects.

Is calocurb safe to take?

A panel of five independent scientists recognised calocurb as GRAS (Generally Recognized As Safe). That’s not surprising considering calocurb only contains three natural ingredients - hops flower, rosemary leaf and canola seed oil. None of which are associated with any long-term side effects.

That said, calocurb is not intended for use by anyone under 18 years of age or for woman who are trying to get pregnant, pregnant or breastfeeding.

As with any dietary supplement, concerned customers should consult their healthcare provider before using calocurb, especially those with a medical condition, who are taking medications, or have known adverse reactions or allergies.

How large are the capsules?

The Calocurb capsule measures approx. 2cm in length and 0.5cm in width and is a specifically designed soft gel capsule for ease when taking it.
It has to be taken in the capsule form so it doesn't digest in the stomach - the patented capsule allows it to be released in the small intestine where Calocurb will get to work to trigger the natural reaction of satiety after eating a 'bitter food'.

How do you know that calocurb is a vegetarian/gluten free product?

As a 100% plant-based, natural product, being verifiably vegetarian/gluten free is crucial for calocurb and our customers. We are proud to confirm that all our ingredients, including the capsule, are 100% plant-based and certifiably vegetarian/gluten-free.

What is the main active ingredient in calocurb?

The active ingredient in calocurb is Amarasate™ extract – a specific New Zealand grown hop flower extract developed by Plant & Food Research, the largest Crown Research Institute in New Zealand.

Do the capsules themselves taste bitter?

calocurb capsules are tasteless. Some customers may however notice a slight taste of hops on the breath after taking a capsule – similar to the taste of a hoppy craft beer.

Where does the Amarasate™ extract come from?

The Amarasate™ extract is derived from a specific hop flower variety grown commercially near Nelson in the South Island of New Zealand. It was developed by a team at Plant & Food Research, the largest Crown Research Institute in New Zealand.

Why canola oil?

Alongside our special capsule canola seed oil helps the hop extract release directly in the small intestine where it gets to work. Not only does it help your body absorb the hops extract, it’s rich in Omega-3s and low in saturated fats. We are currently using Non-GMO Expeller Pressed Canola Oil from the US. After hearing some feedback will soon be moving to a New Zealand sourced extra virgin rapeseed oil. As soon as we do we’ll let you know.

Can Calocurb be taken with a Keto diet?

Yes, Calocurb is great for supporting a Keto diet (amongst others) as it has no carbohydrates and helps with hunger during the first few weeks of doing Keto.

This is a pressure-free zone. You can cancel or edit your subscription for any reason, any time. To do this, log into your dashboard here and select edit, then cancel my subscription. In this dashboard you can also update your information and skip a month whenever you like.

Commitment issues? Just want to try Calocurb first? We have a 1-time purchase option available. Try now. 

Can I do a one-off purchase instead of a subscription?

We get it – sometimes you just want to try it first. That is why we now have a 1-time purchase option. Try now

Take charge of your appetite & your payments too! 
We accept Afterpay on any 1 Time Purchase. Interest free.

Why subscription?

When researching weight management routines we found that an alarming number get off to a great start but soon drop off back into old habits. Sound familiar?
The monthly subscription offers you a convenient and no hassle way to receive your calocurb, just when you need it. Now you can get you into a routine and get support to stop YO YO dieting. Skipping a month or cancelling at any time is easy too through your dashboard.

If I need to contact someone about my subscription or the product where do I go?

We suggest you drop us an email at hello@calocurb.co.nz and one of our helpful team members will be able to answer your question or solve the issue you are experiencing.

If I no longer want the product is it easy to cancel or pause?

We would be sad to see you go but cancelling your subscription is really easy. All you have to do is log into your dashboard and select Delivery Schedule. Here you can also skip a delivery or reset your delivery times.

What if I need to update my credit card details or delivery address?

You can manage both these in the 'account' section. If you are having trouble send us an email at hello@calocurb.co.nz

How long am I locked into a subscription for?

Subscriptions can be  cancelled at any time. Or you may choose to simply skip a delivery at anytime.

What if this product does not work for me?

We offer a 30-day trial period. If you're not happy with the product by day 30, please contact us at hello@calocurb.co.nz and we will work through the returns and refund process with you.

Can I use more than one discount code at a time?

Nice try but the calocurb checkout will only process one discount per subscription.

I used a discount code to purchase my first subscription. Will the discount apply to all my future orders too?

Nice job on the discount! Your discount is valid for your first subscription only.

How much is shipping?

Shipping is a flat fee of $4.50 delivered anywhere in New Zealand by NZ Couriers.
Shipping to Australia is a flat fee of $4.95.

How long will my order take to arrive?

Once your order has been fulfilled it usually takes 3 - 4 working days depending on where you are in NZ.

Shipping AUS? Please allow 3-5 working days after fulfilment. 

How will I know when my order is on its way?

All orders are sent with 'Track & Trace'. We'll send a dispatch email with your tracking number at the time your order is packed and ready to go.

Do you deliver to PO boxes?

Yes we do!

What about returns?

We offer a 30-day trial period. If you're not happy with the product by day 30, please contact us at hello@calocurb.co.nz and we will work through the returns and refund process with you.

Please note that for your first month if you have tried calocurb and are not satisfied you can return for a refund so get in touch.

We will refund subsequent month subscriptions if returned within 30 days unopened and in original condition. Note refunds will not include return freight.

What is Fasting?

Intermittent fasting is not eating during certain hours of the day to support a multitude of health benefits.
In the simplest of terms – each day consists of a pattern that switches between periods of eating and not eating.

This ancient eating technique is surprisingly simple, doable, and is helping millions of people achieve healthy weight management and live healthier.

What Fasting ritual should I start on?

We want to see you succeed, so we would recommend the most popular style of fasting, the ‘16:8’.Put simply, you fast for 16 hours a day and limit your daily eating to 8 hours. This method is easy to start and sustainable for long term health goals. There are many other options, such as 18:6, 20:4, and so on, but we suggest you start slowly and let your body get used to fasting.

What is the 16:8?

Put simply, the 16:8 is a popular style of fasting where you fast for 16 hours a day and limit your daily eating to 8 hours. This method is easy to start and sustainable for long term health goals. There are many other options, such as 18:6, 20:4, and so on, but we suggest you start slowly and let your body get used to fasting.

Does fasting count when I am asleep?

Yes, sleeping is a form of fasting & is even how breakfast earned its name(break-fast… get it?)

What happens when you fast?

If you take in less food energy than your body uses, your body relies on the stored fat and converts it to energy

What are the benefits of fasting?

There is a multitude of benefits associated with fasting:

- Fasting Supports Healthy Weight Management - Intermittent fasting supports a healthy metabolic rate, good energy levels, and beneficial fat metabolism.

- Fasting Supports Brain Health & The Nervous System
- Reduces oxidative stress.
- Fasting Supports Cardiovascular & Optimal Health
- New research suggests fasting may support healthy cholesterol levels & heart health.

Additionally, Fasting helps with healthy blood sugar and insulin levels, achieving a state of ketosis, Mental clarity and focus, cell regeneration

What are the simple things I can do while fasting to make it easier?

Drink water with electrolytes. It’s important to keep hydrated throughout the day to avoid dizziness and headaches while fasting.

Drink coffee & herbal tea. You don’t have to kick that coffee habit while fasting. You can drink caffeinated or decaffeinated coffee – black coffee is preferable however a splash of milk will not break your fast. You can have unlimited unflavoured herbal tea during your fasting period - woohoo!

Break your fast gently and eat well in between your fasting periods to make the most of your body’s amazing metabolic process.

And naturally, take Calocurb. Calocurb is clinically researched to support food cravings and appetite management during fasting

Can I change the way I fast?

Yes definitely! Adjust and adapt! Nothing is written in stone, and you can dictate your own fasting schedule. Another option for those
who do not like to skip breakfast is that you can eat between 9 am and 5 pm - starting your 8hr eating window at 9 am.

I’m worried about how hungry I’ll get.

Your hunger will come in waves but will not persist. Drinking lots of water and staying busy during a fast is very helpful! As the body
becomes accustomed to fasting, it starts to burn its stores of fat, which helps suppress hunger.

Taking Calocurb throughout the day will also help manage your hunger as you fast, and your appetite so you don’t binge when you
enter your eating window.

Who is suitable for intermittent fasting?

Although intermittent fasting brings plenty of health benefits and advantages, fasting is not for everyone. There are some reasons
you need to consider when attempting to try intermittent fasting. Intermittent fasting carries certain risks. While fasting, the normal
amount of vitamins, minerals, and other essential nutrients might not be ingested adequately. Fasting is not recommended for those:
- severely malnourished or underweight
- under eighteen years of age
- pregnant and breastfeeding
Others should also be cautious when fasting but do not necessarily need to avoid it. It is important to seek the advice of a health-care
professional before attempting therapeutic fasting for those who:
- have gout
- are taking medications
- have type 1 or type 2 diabetes
- have gastroesophageal reflux disease

Still stumped? Email our team with any other questions you have

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