What You Should Know
PaleoTrim, a weight loss supplement from Briland Brands, claims to support healthy weight loss with all-natural ingredients that help promote weight loss and increase energy. A list of ingredients is available in the product description and a product label is published on the site. The initial list of ingredients on the product page does not list ALL ingredients; caffeine and resveratrol are left off.
List of Ingredients
- Raspberry Ketone
- African Mango Extract
- Acai Fruit
- Green Tea Extract
- Caffeine Anhydrous
- Apple Cider Vinegar
- Grapefruit Powder
Many supplement companies fail to provide basic information about supplement ingredients, but Briland Brands appears to offer a wealth of information, including clinical support, for the ingredients in PaleoTrim. Whether or not that information is accurate is another story.
Raspberry ketone is the hottest new supplement ingredient. With the public support from Dr. Mehmet Oz, supplement companies from far and wide jumped at the chance to include an ingredient with no clinical support via human study. There are animal studies; completed on lab rats, that support weight loss claims, but rat metabolism and human metabolism are not comparable thus the results prove nothing. According to WebMD, there is insufficient evidence proving raspberry ketones have any effect on weight loss or obesity.
African mango extract does have clinical support proving weight loss and reduction in overall BMI, linked to on the company’s website.
Acai fruit is a strong antioxidant and as such is included in many diet and weight loss supplements. There is no clinical support for weight loss directly linked to taking acai berry, but there are studies proving health benefits associated with antioxidants.
Green tea extract is one of our favorite diet pill ingredients, but PaleoTrim fails to tell dieters how much green tea is included in the formula. If less than the proven amount is included, the weight loss and overall health benefits associated with the antioxidants are not reached. The study link provided to a PubMed abstract does not show how much green tea was used in the study.
Caffeine is another proven weight loss ingredient. This product include the caffeine equivalent of an 8 oz. cup of coffee.
Kelp or bladderwrack is not proven to boost weight loss. The quote provided on the front page of the PaleoTrim website is from Livestrong. The article was written by a veterinarian. The link of support provided on that article takes us to Medline Plus where Medline Plus claims bladderwrack does not help people lose weight.
- Ingredients are listed online.
- Free shipping is available.
- Few of the ingredients are proven to boost weight loss.
PaleoTrim offers more information than most weight loss products, but much of the information is misguided and incorrect. Dieters should never take a supplement with an unknown amount of caffeine and the money back guarantee only applies if the dieter never opens the bottle.