What You Should Know
SAFSlim is nothing more than a conjugated linoleic acid supplement with some vegetable juice. The official website includes a description for each of the SAFSlim products, including suggestions on how to take the supplement. There are no fat burners or appetite suppressants in the supplement. There is clinical proof CLA increases lean muscle and decreases fat stores, but the studies are not performed on the average dieter. If a dieter thinks SAFSlim will promote weight loss, they are likely to be disappointed.
The official website includes lots of information on dieting, exercise and the Lean Belly Challenge sponsored by the creators of SAFSlim. We love the fact that information is readily available and easy to access, but we are not thrilled with the formula.
List of Ingredients
SAFActive 78 High-Linoleic Safflower Oil, Water, Xylitol, Glycerine, Gum Arabic, Vegetable Juice, Citric Acid, Xantham Gum, Guar Gum, Sorbic Acid, Vitamin E, Palmitic Acid, Stearic Acid, Oleic Acid and Linoleic Acid.
After looking at the product description long and hard, we found nothing of use to the dieter. There are a lot of numbers and percentages and some strong facts supporting conjugated linoleic acid, but not SAFSlim directly. The manufacturer does not bother to tell the dieter that studies performed on CLA most often use athletes in training, not dieters trying to lose weight and control hunger. CLA offers no real benefit for the average dieter and no weight loss benefit for athletes.
The fine print on most studies reveals CLA increases lean muscle and decreases fat, counteracting each other. This means the user will not see any weight loss on the scale, but it body fat were measured, they would see a decrease in body fat percentage. Most dieters do not have a body fat caliper sitting around and if they do, home testing is not accurate.
Conjugated linoleic acid is associated with negative side effects, including upset stomach, gas, bloating, cramping and diarrhea. These side effects typically fade with regular use.
- Contains a proven fat loss agent.
- Clinical studies support claims of fat loss.
- Available online.
- Ingredients are listed in the product description.
- The official website is full of great dieting information.
- Tastes great.
- Not designed for the average dieter.
- Studies support fat loss in athletes.
- Costs more than other CLA supplements.
- The main ingredient is not listed on the label as CLA.
Safflower oil was first introduced to the world as Tonalin CLA. That supplement spent 15 minutes in the spotlight before clinical studies revealed CLA works for some and does not work for many. Athletes who work out on a regular basis and eat high protein meals can take CLA and expect a drop in body fat percentage, but that is not the same person trying to walk every morning and fight sweet cravings to lose 25, 35, 45 pounds or more.