Actislim Platinum is marketed as a premium weight management product that claims to help an individual achieve their desired weight loss effectively and rapidly. The non-prescription diet pill is made up of natural ingredients including herbs, plant extracts, vitamins and minerals, which are meant to help a person reaches their weight loss goals when combined with their existing fat loss efforts (ex. healthy diet and regular exercise).
The only way to determine if a product can live up to its claims is to analyze its ingredients. In the case of Actislim Platinum, its formula consists of: Citrus Aurantium, Cayenne, African Mango, Green Tea, Trimethylxanthine (Caffeine), Niacin, Black Pepper.
Each of these ingredients has been touted for benefiting health and/or weight loss in one way or another. For instance, citrus aurantium (bitter orange) is believed to help support energy and healthy metabolism. Cayenne is a pepper that can help support how the body breaks down food and absorbs nutrients, which can assist in promoting healthy metabolism. African mango is thought to help promote healthy cholesterol levels and benefit long-term weight loss when used in conjunction with a balanced diet and exercise plan.
Green tea is thought to help promote HDL (good) cholesterol in the blood and may support weight loss when used in combination with a calorie-controlled diet. Caffeine stimulates the central nervous system and has been proven to increase alertness. Some also believe that it can help suppress appetite and boost energy. Niacin can help reduce fatigue and tiredness and can contribute to normal energy yielding metabolism. Black Pepper can help the body absorb nutrients from ingested food, and some studies suggest that it can assist in blocking the formation of fat cells.
Although many of these ingredients do show a lot of promise in terms of aiding in weight loss and promoting good health, the trouble is that most of them lack sufficient evidence to prove that they are, indeed, effective and safe for fat loss.
Furthermore, Side effects that could be experienced while taking Actislim Platinum include jitters, anxiety, mood changes, upset stomach, insomnia, rapid heartbeat, etc. This is because this pill contains multiple stimulant ingredients. More specifically, it contains caffeine and synephrine (found in citrus aurantium). Synephrine has been known to enhance the effects of caffeine, which, in some cases, could lead to dangerous side effects like elevated blood pressure, fainting, stroke and heart attack.
At the time that this review was written, on the official product site, Actislim Platinum was available in four sizes (a 2 day trial, 1 week supply, 4 week supply and a 6 week supply). Both the 4 and 6 week supplies also came with a free meal plan and cost £39.95 ($59.00) and £49.95 ($74.00) respectfully.
The suggested dose is to take 2 capsules per day. The first capsule should be taken between 9am and 10am and the second one between 1pm and 2pm. No more than 2 capsules should be exceeded per day and users should avoid taking the capsules after 3pm to help prevent sleeping difficulties. Also, the manufacturer recommends that Actislim Platinum should be taken after food and in cycles of three months on and one month off, until the user has achieved his/her target weight.
Prior to taking this diet pill, it is strongly recommended that you first consult with your healthcare provider.