Turboslim Calorie Trapper is a nonprescription weight loss supplement that claims that it will help to “trap” up to half of all of the calories from a dieter’s meals. This product is marketed to individuals who struggle with overindulging and find themselves eating rich meals that make it difficult for them to lose weight.
Little is Known About This Diet Pill
The official website for the manufacturer of Turboslim Calorie Trapper, Forte Pharma Laboratoires (from France) provides very little information about what is in the product and how those ingredients can help a dieter to lose weight more quickly and easily.
It has been suggested by review sites online that this product may be the same as another product that is sold by the company, called Calorilight, which appears to be the international version of the pills. Other than the name, no difference could be found between the two.
Turboslim Calorie Trapper Directions
The directions on the package suggest that these pills should be taken two at a time with water during a meal, one to three times per day.
The capsules come in a convenient blister pack that dispenses the capsules two at a time. The manufacturer also states that if you have a lot of weight to lose or if your meals are especially rich, then you can double the dose and take four at a time.
This means that if the maximum amount of the product is taken every day (four pills, three times per day, for a daily consumption of 12 pills), then one pack of the product (which contains sixty pills) would last only 5 days! This has the potential of making the product exceptionally expensive to take, as one month would require the packets to be replaced six times.
Claims About the Product
The claim of the manufacturer is that Turboslim Calorie Trapper traps sugar and fat in foods and encourages them to be released instead of absorbed. It also slows down the absorption and conversion of sugars so that it decreases the opportunity for fat to be built up.
The product contains only one ingredient, which is a type of patented complex called Fibrocaptol™, which is made up of orange fibers and cocoa. This ingredient has been trademarked since 2008.
More specifically, this ingredient is composed of cocoa fibers (Theobroma cacao) and orange fibers (citrus aurantium). At the time of this review, no information could be found regarding studies or clinical trials that would provide evidence to support the promises that have been made about the use of this product. Moreover, while research has found that citrus aurantium (bitter orange) can increase metabolism and energy expenditure, there is no evidence that it can “trap” calories that you eat. Moreover, more study is needed on this ingredient to determine its safety and effects on body weight.
The lack of evidence to back up the claims that have been made about Turboslim Calorie Trapper, suggests that they are not reliable. As such, another product would likely be a better option for helping with weight loss.
March 2020 Update
Since the above Turboslim Calorie Trapper review was written (six years ago) there has been no further information released about this product. Additionally, it appears to have been discontinued. Most of the reputable online stores that still advertise it say that it is “currently unavailable.” The only place where it seemed to be sold was on eBay in the UK, which makes it further likely that this OTC diet pill is, thankfully, no longer being made.
Be Wary of False Claims
One of the primary reasons Turboslim Calorie Trapper was a weight management aid that should have been avoided was the fact that false claims were made about this product, such as that it can “trap” up to half of all the calories a user of this diet pill ingests at meals. It is claims like these that prey on the hope and desperation of dieters who are longing to lose weight quickly without having to follow an intense diet and exercise weight loss strategy.
The reality is that no matter what OTC diet pill you come across that may appeal to you, do not expect the formula to melt fat off your body, even if this formula is one of high quality and made with clinically researched ingredients.
The purpose of these products is to offer you support with your diet and exercise strategies. Nonprescription diet pills may help to take the edge off hunger, give you a boost of energy, or even help prevent your body from absorbing carbs or fat. That said, no benefit they might offer will amount to anything tangible if you do not also apply the other important conventional weight loss strategies to your lifestyle.