What You Should Know
Nutrilite Slimmetry is a weight loss product sold by Amway. The company offers a complete ingredient list and label image. According to the product description, Nutrilite Slimmetry increase weight loss by 5.6 pounds over trial participants taking a placebo. We could not find a link to this clinical trial or mention of where the trial was published. If the trial was paid for by the creator of Nutrilite, the results are useless. If not, the results are quite important for dieter trust.
List of Ingredients
Green Tea Extract, Yerba Mate Extract, Birch Extract and Coleus Forskohlii.
Green Tea Extract is backed with hundreds of clinical trials for weight loss and other health benefits. It is considered one of the safest, most potent fat burners. There are no clinical trials listed on the Amway website. This could be because the label does not reveal how much green tea is included in the supplement. Clinical trials typically test between 300 and 350 mg of green tea. There are 190 mg of ECGC and 54 mg caffeine per two-tablet serving, but how much green tea is in the formula?
Yerba Mate Extract is a stimulant with laxative and diuretic qualities. The ingredient has been used by ancient cultures for centuries, but that is not the same as clinical evidence of increased weight loss. Birch Extract is a natural diuretic. Diuretics flush water out of the body. Many dieters use diuretics to reduce weight, but the effect is short-term. Fluid stored in the body is used for all body processes on a cellular level.
Diuretic use can lead to dehydration and reduced potassium levels. When potassium levels bottom out, muscles contract causing pain and discomfort. This includes heart muscles. If potassium levels drop low enough, death can occur.
Nutrilite Slimmetry sells for $39.90. Dieters can purchase the product from the Amway website. There are likely shipping and handling fees that will increase the total supplement price.
- All ingredients are listed by Amway.
- Green tea extract is a trusted, proven weight loss ingredient.
- Yerba Mate may cause jitters and nausea.
- Birch Extract is a natural diuretic.
- Could cause dehydration.
- No link to mentioned clinical study.
Nutrilite Slimmetry started out the weight loss formula with a proven ingredient. The remaining ingredients have no clinical backing for any weight loss claims. Birch Extract will cause increased urination and may cause dehydration. We support using green tea, but not when paired with filler ingredients with no weight loss benefits. If the green tea were paired with caffeine and chromium, we would tell dieters to run out and purchase the weight loss supplement. As it is, the lack of appetite suppressant and other proven ingredients creates an ineffective supplement.