I paused before I hit the “publish” button on this one, because my conclusion was a bit of a shocker. We took a deep dive into the possible side effects, ingredient list, clinical studies and customer service for Appe Curb. We also chose to read through tons of comments and forum posts. Then, we refined the details and condensed them to give you the bottom line.
What is Appe Curb?
First off, Appe Curb is an appetite suppressant with vitamin C, vitamin B6, chromium, DL-phenylalanine, l-tyrosine, l-glutamine and 5-HTP. When you take four capsules twice daily, you’re supposed to notice decreased carbohydrate, drug and alcohol cravings. It also claims to help maintain a healthy weight. The bottle is small and portable, so that’s one good thing.
Xymogen makes Appe Curb. Unfortunately, we found no details about the company on the official website, but we do know they started online in 2002. You can buy it if you have the “practitioner’s code.” If you don’t have one, you’ll have to locate a healthcare provider locally. We like that the ingredients are natural and chromium may just help control hunger to an extent, but read on…
Carbohydrate Cravings – “The Opposite of Product Claims”
The first issue we found was with Appe Curb ingredients. “It appears that some dieters who take the supplement are noticing carbohydrate cravings,” reveals our Research Editor. “That’s exactly what the formula is supposed to fight.”
“We took these pills for a month to curb cravings and could tell no difference whatsoever,” said a woman who tried Appe Curb with her husband.
Another spouse said, “My wife uses these and is pleased with their performance, I don’t see much of an appetite curb.”
Others did notice a change in cravings.
“For me, this product cuts down on the craving for carbs,” one said.
Yet another revealed, “It reduces…the cravings for carbs and sweets.”
Hunger – “Another Concern?”
We didn’t expect to see reports of carbohydrate cravings or, in this case, hunger.
“This product didn’t work for me. It was the opposite, almost like an appetite stimulant,” one dieter explained.
There were others that did notice some change to hunger.
“It stopped me from over eating as well, I felt full pretty quickly,” was one experience.
It’s with years of research behind us that we’ve found a connection between the tiniest of things, like some carbohydrate cravings, and a smaller chance of real success. If Appe Curb doesn’t keep hunger at bay, why is it called an appetite suppressant?
The Science – “Does Research Support It?”
We find it interesting that “FDA” is mentioned on the official website. This pertains to the manufacturing facility and not the supplement. At DietSpotlight, we believe when you make the claim that a supplement can fight drug and alcohol cravings, it is your responsibility to offer clinical research for support. There’s none from Xymogen for Appe Curb.
The Bottom Line – Does Appe Curb Work?
Have we decided to give this one a try? Well, chromium is associated with blood glucose control and that can stave off some cravings, but we are hesitant about recommending Appe Curb. Any company that claims something as serious as fighting drug and alcohol cravings is on the hook for offering proof and Xymogen doesn’t do that.
If you need to take the first step to weight-loss, our suggestion is to skip Appe Curb to go with a supplement that’s made with clinically-tested ingredients and that doesn’t make serious claims like fighting drug and alcohol cravings.
Among the best products we’ve seen in 2016 is one called Leptigen. The ingredient list shows just four and all have been tested with results published in peer-reviewed journals. We found numerous reviews talking about people reaching weight-loss goals and there are no outrageous claims.
Plus, we took notice of a Special Trial Offer from the makers of Leptigen. They’re offering it because they’re confident in the formula.