Cochineal is used in all kinds of stuff - food, makeup, lipstick - anything that needs a red color. Doubtful it does anything for weight loss.

(Ground up beetle doesn't gross me out - it's too abstract. Now, if you told me I had to grind up a beetle and smear it on my lips for lipstick, I would be grossed out. )
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