Raspberry Ketone Plus is among the products that is taking advantage of the most recently hyped weight loss ingredient that has taken over for acai berry as a fat burning supplement that has not been proven. This particular nonprescription diet pill claims to provide the dieter with the benefits of raspberry ketone that had previously gone unrecognized.
Trim-Right is a nonprescription diet supplement that is marketed as being an appetite suppressant along with being a metabolism enhancer that will allow dieters to be able to get rid of their excess weight. The official website for the product makes a number of bold claims that are very common in this industry, but it will take further investigation to know whether or not the product can actually live up to those promises.
Trim-Right Key Ingredients
To begin examining the product before trying it, it is important to look at the Trim-Right ingredients. The manufacturer says that this product is made up of 100 percent natural substances. While it makes big statements about shrinking the appetite and boosting the metabolism for faster fat burning, it doesn’t make any mention of side effects. This leaves a very positive impression of the pill but does make one wonder whether or not it is too good to be true.
Among the key ingredients in Trim-Right are:
- Green Tea Extract
- Apple Cider Vinegar
How These Ingredients May Be Beneficial
If these ingredients look familiar to you, this is likely because they can be commonly found in many OTC diet pill formulas, not only Trim-Right. Each one has been clinically researched and they are frequently touted in the weight loss industry as being advantageous to those who are keen to drop pounds.
Here’s a closer look at each one:
- Guarana is primarily a stimulant that has thermogenic properties. This helps to increase the body’s ability to burn fat because it is using more energy to produce body heat. This is a temporary effect and is usually only measurably effective when combined with cardio exercises.
- Green tea extract contains a number of different chemicals – including caffeine – that can help to increase the rate of fat loss. However, in order to accomplish this goal, a large quantity of green tea must be taken every day. More importantly, in most studies, the weight loss that did occur was not statistically significant. What’s more, the official website for Trim-Right does not disclose the amount of each ingredient that are included in the product. Because of this, it is impossible to know whether enough green tea extract is included in the formula to produce any benefits.
- Capsicum is a substance that is found in hot peppers. It is actually the substance that gives them the hot taste. Among the reactions that it produces in the body is to increase the temperature, creating a thermogenic effect and faster metabolism. This may help to increase fat burning when combined with cardiovascular exercise.
- Apple cider vinegar can act as an appetite suppressant and can help to reduce water retention. Some believe that it might help to even out blood sugar levels, as well. That effect could, in theory, help to keep some food cravings under control as blood glucose isn’t rising and falling as dramatically.
Quality Ingredients, but Proof of Efficacy is Lacking
The bottom line is that while theses ingredients have been studied and some have shown some potential promise in helping to support weight loss efforts, the reality is that none of them have undergone significant study to prove their efficacy or their safety. Furthermore, the Trim-Right formula has never been studied, so there is no way of knowing if the amounts of the ingredients it has used deliver any real benefit at all.
In addition to using this product in combination with a healthy calorie-conscious diet and regular exercise, it is also recommended that you first consult with your healthcare provider, particularly if you have a medical condition.
August 2020 Update
As of August 2020, it appears that Trim-Right has been discontinued. It could still be viewed on Amazon UK where it was once for sale. However, it is listed as being “currently unavailable.” Furthermore, the official website for this product is gone, another indication that this diet pill is no longer being produced.
Although this news may be discouraging if you had hoped to try this product, on the plus side, there are other diet pills available on the OTC weight loss supplement market that contain the key ingredients in Trim-Right.
That being said, just remember that what was said in the original Trim-Right review above still holds true today. None of these ingredients are clinically proven so take care to avoid weight management aids that contain them and make bold and radical claims about these substances.
Finally, keep in mind that guarana contains caffeine. Therefore, if you are sensitive to stimulants and have selected a nonprescription diet pill that includes guarana, remember that it is a stimulant and can cause unwanted side effects, including jitters and sleep disturbance, effects that could be made worse when combined with other stimulant substances (e.g. caffeine anhydrous, green tea, green coffee bean, kola nut, bitter orange/synephrine/citrus aurantium, etc.).
Atrafen is a thermogenic weight loss aid from Nutratech that has been developed to work as a powerful fat burner and appetite suppressant. According to the manufacturer’s website, when this Atrafen review was written, the product offers a “comprehensive, multi-system approach to weight loss and appetite suppression” while at the same time preserving muscle, boosting energy and increasing focus.
Atrafen has been designed for both men and women and supposedly “ignites extreme thermogenesis” without causing jitters. This dietary supplement works on both the mind and body to help users burn fat, improve their energy levels and stay motivated.
The ingredients in the Atrafen formula when this review was created were a part of a 600 mg Proprietary Formula. This formula was composed of Raspberry Ketone, African Mango Extract, Acai Fruit, Green Tea Extract, Resveratrol, Caffeine Anhydrous, Apple Cider Vinegar, Kelp, Grapefruit.
To start, none of these ingredients have ever been scientifically proven to cause weight loss. Although the manufacturer did not make this claim, it is important to point this out to eliminate any assumptions you might have about this OTC diet pill.
That being said, Atrafen does contain caffeine, which can be beneficial at enhancing mental focus. Improved mental focus could help support your weight loss efforts. While it will not directly cause you to drop excess pounds, when your mind is sharp and alert, you are more likely to make better dietary choices and may feel more motivated to keep up with your exercise commitments. Moreover, caffeine may help to maximize your fat burning potential when it is combined with exercise.
Still, any benefits that caffeine or any of these other ingredients may potentially provide, will only be of use to you if you follow a healthy diet that is reduced in calories as well as follow a regular fitness appropriate exercise plan.
For optimal results with Atrafen, take 1 pill twice per day, 30 minutes before meals with 8 ounces of water. That being said, although the directions did not specify which meals, it would likely be best to take the pills with breakfast and lunch. The reason is that this product does contain caffeine. Taking it with dinner or too close to bedtime could negatively impact your sleep, especially if you are sensitive to this stimulant.
Speaking of caffeine, also keep in mind that it can cause other unwanted side effects, some of these may include jitters (in spite of what the manufacture may claim), restlessness, anxiety, headache, upset stomach, etc.
Zenutra Thermogenic is marketed as a hyper-metabolizer for weight management. It is a non-prescription diet pill that claims to be extremely potent with a powerful formulation for healthy adults. Its primary claim is that it is an all-natural fat burner and thermogenic that helps the body’s metabolism to burn fat.
When this Zenutra review was written, each serving size (1 capsule) contained Raspberry Ketones (30 mg), African Mango (25 mg), Guarana (10 mg), Rhodiola (10 mg) and a Proprietary Blend (250 mg) that was composed of Caffeine Anhydrous, Garcinia Cambogia, Green Coffee Bean, Hoodia, Conjugated Linoleic Acid, 5-HTP, Turmeric, White Kidney Bean, Cayenne Pepper, Apple Cider Vinegar, Papaya, L-Arginine HCl.
Doctors Elite Nutrition Lipo-Lean is a dietary supplement for weight management. A product from Doctors Elite Nutrition, it has been created for the purpose of boosting metabolism and controlling appetite. This product may help individuals who are seeking to improve their current low calorie diet and other weight loss efforts.
According to the official product page for Doctors Elite Nutrition Lipo-Lean, all of the ingredients are “naturally occurring food products, combined and doctor-formulated to maximize the potential for assisting in weight loss.” Continue reading
Havasu Nutrition Apple Cider Vinegar is a dietary supplement from Havasu Nutrition. It is marketed as a “natural cleanser for overall health”. It claims to offer several health benefits including detox, improved digestion, reduced blood pressure, healthier skin and hair, improved circulation, enhanced immune function and natural weight loss.
When this review was written, the Havasu Nutrition Apple Cider Vinegar formula contained 500 mg of Apple Cider Vinegar per 2 capsule serving size. The suggested use was to take 1 capsule daily, preferably with food, 1 to 2 hours before physical activity, or as directed by your healthcare physician. Continue reading
Body Shapers Extra Strength Apple Cider Vinegar is a dietary supplement from Mason Natural that has been designed to help promote a healthy metabolism, as well as support appetite and fat-burn control.
Body Shapers Extra Strength Apple Cider Vinegar contains 1000 mg of apple cider vinegar per serving (2 tablets). Its other non-active ingredients include: microcrystalline, cellulose, whey, stearic acid, silica, magnesium stearate, pharmaceutical glaze and magnesium silicate. Continue reading
Lipotrin is marketed as a “Lipotropic Multi-Action Weight Loss Supplement” that comes from Big Nutrition. The claim about this product is that it is a thermogenic, an energy enhancer, appetite suppressant, carb blocker and fat absorber. It supposedly manages to achieve all of these objectives through its 13 active ingredients.
The formula for this dietary supplement contains a Proprietary Lipotrin Formula, which is composed of Green Tea, Apple Cider Vinegar, Chitosan, Chromium Picolinate, Phaesolus Vulgaris, Milk, Thistle, Siberian Ginseng, Choline, Uva Ursi, Guarana, Caffeine Anhydrous, Psyllium Husk, Ginger Root. Each serving is made up of 2 capsules and contains 700 mg of the proprietary formula. Continue reading
There has been a trend that has been taking off over the last decade or two and that is only continuing to get larger, and it involves taking apple cider vinegar to lose weight. This has involved swallowing tablespoons of the stuff, mixing it with water and drinking it, or swallowing it in the form of capsules in order to be able to obtain the benefits that many claim that it has within the body.
First thing’s first. All apple cider vinegars are not created equal. The majority of the claims surrounding this substance are specific to actual apple cider vinegar, which contains the “mother apple”. It will usually specifically say that it contains apples on the label, and the liquid should be cloudy, not clear. In fact, it will usually have sediment on the bottle that will need to be shaken up into it again every time it is used. Continue reading