CliniSlim is an over-the-counter weight loss supplement that is intended to work by combining several ingredients that supposedly encourage weight loss in their own ways, all in one capsule. The manufacturer’s marketing materials suggest that each of the ingredients have been individually tested for their efficacy and because of their results in clinical trials, they have been chosen for this formula. But does this mixture truly work? Let’s have a closer look.
The key ingredients in CliniSlim are: chromium, garcinia cambogia, glucomannan, guarana, and yerba mate. All of the ingredients found in CliniSlim diet pills are quite common in other non-prescription weight loss products. The good aspect of CliniSlim’s formulation is that it does contain some ingredients that are proven to be beneficial for helping to curb hunger and increase body fat metabolism.
Chromium and Guarana are both listed on the Mayo Clinic that is warning people about ingredients that have claims made about them regarding weight loss but that have been inadequately tested to prove efficacy or safety. Chromium is considered to be “likely safe”, but does not have enough human studies by reputable research groups to show that it has any weight loss benefits. This being said, it has been linked to some unpleasant side effects, such as renal failure in rare circumstances, but more commonly, neurotransmitter interference. Lab animals have shown DNA damage after testing with chromium.
Guarana is a natural source of caffeine that contains about twice as much as coffee (about 2-4.5%). CliniSlim contains 750mg guarana per serving, which totals an average of about 25mg of caffeine. At this low a dosage of caffeine, there will be very little effect.
As well, CliniSlim diet pills also contain a whopping 4005mg per serving of Yerba Mate. Yerba Mate contains three xanthines: caffeine, theobromine and theophylline. Of these three, caffeine is most abundant with a dry weight composition of between 0.7-1.7%. Thus, Yerba Mate contributes approximately 60mg of caffeine per serving, which is not enough to have a noticeable effect for weight loss either.
What is interesting about Guarana and Yerba Mate is that when they are combined with the herb Damiana, as they are in CliniSlim diet pills, there is evidence that weight loss is enhanced. Although research about the weight loss effects of this combination is still preliminary, it is promising when all three of these ingredients are included.
CliniSlim diet pills also contain Glucomannan, which is a soluble fiber that absorbs water in the digestive system and swells into a gel-like mass. This reaction causes the stomach to feel full and can help to reduce hunger and appetite when taken before meals. It is very important, however, that glucomannan be consumed with at least 8 ounces (250ml) of water.
The only glaring negative aspect about CliniSlim diet pills is the horribly misleading and false advertising. For example, advertising on the official website claims that “Looking at all 3 clinical trials, the average test subject lost 31.69 pounds…” 31.69 pounds sounds impressive, but it is completely misleading to add the results of three separate clinical trials that were conducted for different amounts of time, with different ingredients and different controls. This number means nothing and is only a sneaky way of trying to convince people that they too can lose this much weight by using CliniSlim diet pills.
Despite the bad advertising, CliniSlim diet pills do contain ingredients that may help some people shed a few extra pounds. Don’t expect anything as impressive as 30 pounds unless you are planning on taking these diet pills for a good length of time and will be combining them with a low-calorie diet and regular exercise. However, when compared to the many diet pill duds out there, CliniSlim does show some potential and may be worth a try.
CliniSlim Product Information
Suggested Use: Each bottle was designed to last 30 days. We do not recommend taking any more than 10 per day. Take 5 capsules of CliniSlim 30 minutes prior to breakfast and lunch.
Ingredients: (Serving Size: 5 capsules)
Caution: These statements about CliniSlim diet pills have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. CliniSlim diet pills are not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease.CliniSlim,