Appatrol is another form of nonprescription supplement that was designed to help dieters to be able to lose weight. It is based on the primary ingredient of caralluma fimbriata, and was created on the principle of traditional Ayurvedic medicine. This product is manufactured by a company called NaturaMed Health.
Questionable Online Business Practices
Though the official website for NaturaMed Health does provide a solid amount of information about why it has selected the ingredients that it has included in its two diet pills, Appatrol and Appaluma, the official website for the specific Appatrol product has been labeled as a phishing scam site by McAfee Site Advisor and could therefore not be viewed for the purposes of this review.
Being labeled as a phishing scam raises a lot of questions about both NaturaMed Health and Appatrol. A site that is labeled to be a phasing scam is one that engages in fraudulent behavior by attempting to obtain sensitive information about visitors, such as their usernames, passwords, credit card details, etc.
The Appatrol Formula
The active ingredients in the formula when this Appatrol review was created were:
- Caralluma Fimbriata
- Green Tea Extract
The Appatrol diet pill is based primarily on one ingredient, caralluma fimbriata. That being said, as you can see above, it also contains green tea extract and synephrine. The latter of these ingredients is a naturally occurring stimulant in the herb bitter orange extract, also known as citrus aurantium.
It’s All About Caralluma Fimbriata
Caralluma fimbriata, the primary ingredient, is from an Asian succulent plant, which is frequently found in Indian chutney and pickle recipes. It is an extremely common plant that can be seen in uncultivated areas and as a roadside shrub. It is used in traditional Indian medicine for helping to reduce the sensations of thirst and hunger.
Some small studies and clinical trials have shown that this ingredient could be promising for promoting weight loss. While research is still in its very early days for this ingredient, it does look as though it could be helpful with weight loss when combined with proper diet and exercise.
Green Tea and Synephrine Also Offer Possible Benefits
Green tea extract is found very often in diet pills since some studies have indicated that it could be helpful in promoting weight loss. It is drawn from the camellia sinensis plant which is known for promoting a number of different health benefits. It also contains EGCG, an antioxidant (also known as epigallocatechin) and caffeine.
Caffeine is a stimulant that may help to promote temporary appetite suppression in some people as well as increased fat burning. Unfortunately, the studies that have indicated that green tea can be helpful with weight loss use large amounts of the substance. As the entire Appatrol product contains only 500mg of all of its ingredients, this suggests that it may not contain enough green tea for any impact.
Synephrine is another type of stimulant that has previously caused a considerable amount of controversy, particularly when used in conjunction with caffeine. However, although synephrine can increase the risk of experiencing unpleasant stimulant-related side effects, particularly when combined with caffeine, it is no longer believed to be as dangerous as it once was. Still, if you want to avoid unpleasant side effects such as:
- Increased blood pressure
- Digestive upset
- Rapid heartbeat
Do take care how much caffeine you ingest while taking Appatrol.
What to Consider Before You Buy
If Appatrol sounds like the type of diet pill that you think could be beneficial for you, keep in mind that it’s not necessarily safe for everyone. If you have existing health problems or are already taking medications or other herbal supplements for health reasons, you’ll definitely want to run taking this product by your doctor before you make it a part of your weight loss regimen. It never hurts to get a medical expert’s opinion on the supplement that you plan to make a regular part of your lifestyle.
Update – December 2019 – Appatrol has been discontinued and is no longer sold online. This isn’t surprising considering the phishing scam that was mentioned in the above review. Today, you can find other OTC diet pill products with similar and even better ingredients online.