What You Should Know
Biothin is a Mercola product created from an African herb. The product description claims a dieter using this herb can lose nearly 30 pounds in just 10 weeks. The description also mentions an African cactus, which leads us to believe the supplement includes Hoodia Gordonii, derived from an African cactus. However, there is also reference to seaweed, which could mean multiple ingredients are included in the Biothin supplement. While there is no dedicated ingredient list, the dieter can read the provided literature and pick out all the “proven” ingredients in the supplement though most are not really proven at all.
List of Ingredients
Pomegranate, Ginger Root, Garcinia Cambogia, Apple Cider Vinegar, Cayenne Pepper, Irvingia, Hoodia and Fucoxanthin.
Pomegranate is an antioxidant-rich fruit. There is a long list of health benefits associated with pomegranate, but none of those benefits promotes weight loss or fat burn. Ginger root may calm stomach discomfort, but again no weight loss benefits.
Garcinia cambogia is supposed to boost metabolism and weight loss. Many major supplement companies include this ingredient, but there is a bit of skepticism surrounding the safety of the ingredient. Hydroxycut, the company takes its name from an alternative name for garcinia cambogia – hydroxycitric acid – pulled all supplements containing the ingredient from the market after a dieter claimed to have liver damage associated with the ingredient. Hydroxycut denied fault, but the new products in the supplement line contain no garcinia cambogia.
Apple cider vinegar is an old favorite with no clinical support. The health benefits associated with apple cider vinegar include anti-cancer properties and appetite suppression. Cayenne pepper may boost metabolism, but not on the level of other proven weight loss ingredients like green tea and caffeine.
Irvingia is supposed to turn off hunger signals. Biothin refers to clinical studies but there are no links supporting these claims or leading to the mentioned studies. Hoodia is an appetite suppressant that does nothing to suppress appetite. The active ingredient, P57, is metabolized so fast by the liver that it never has a chance to work in the human body. Fucoxanthin is derived from brown seaweed and may have some weight loss benefits, but Biothin does not bother to prove any benefits.
Biothin sells for $39.97 from the official website.
- All ingredients are listed.
- No proven ingredients.
- Ineffective appetite suppressant.
- Garcinia cambogia may cause liver damage.
Biothin is just another weight loss supplement that makes claims it cannot back up with clinical evidence. Hoodia is the least effective appetite suppressant on the market and garcinia cambogia may be linked to liver damage. Dieters should never risk negative side effects to lose weight, especially when there are safe and effective alternatives.