I paused before I hit the “publish” button on this one, because my conclusion was a bit of a shocker. Super Citrimax caught our attention recently with its fat-burning claims. We decided to take a look at the ingredients, side effects, clinical studies and customer support. Then we perused hundreds of dieter reviews on the product. Here is a condensed and summarized version to give you the info you need.
What You Need to Know
First of all, Super Citrimax is a dietary supplement containing a mixture of hydroxycitric acid (HCA), chromium, potassium and gymnema sylvestre. The formula supposedly supports weight-loss and burns fat when taken regularly – meaning up to 6 pills per day. Super Citrimax can be found online for $15-$20 for 90 capsules.
A product of the Puritan’s Pride line from the parent company Nutrition Now (started about 20 years ago), Super Citrimax is a cost-effective way to supplement your diet. It’s available in health stores and on Puritan.com. We like the affordable cost and the use of natural ingredients, but read on…
Efficacy – ”Does it Work?”
The first concern we have with Super Citrimax ingredients is its efficacy. “If you ingest up to 6 capsules of Super Citrimax per day, you expect to lose fat,” said our research editor, “but many users claim that the pills don’t do anything for them.”
“Does not do anything,” said one user.
“Supposed to help me lose weight,” said another, “but it did not do that at all!”
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Side Effects–”Another Concern”
As with many weight-loss supplements, Super Citrimax has been known to cause a few side effects along the way. “I took this product as suggested and it provided no benefit as far as I could tell, it did however seem to give me a stomache ache,” said one customer online.
“I took for a few days and experienced a really bad headache. Stopped for about 1 week, and started taking again and headaches returned,” said another.
Our research shows that even one non-desirable trait in a product can stunt long-term success. If Super Citrimax does induce headaches and cause other problems for customers, that could be a big problem.
The Science – “Clinical Backing?”
There is some clinical research pointing to success for some of Citrimax’s ingredients, like chromium. The problem is that gymnema sylvestre has not been proven to work and potassium, which also takes up room in the supplement, won’t make you lose weight either. The product as a whole hasn’t been clinically tested either, which always gives us cause for concern at DietSpotlight.
The Bottom Line – Does Super Citrimax Work?
So, here’s the final take on this one. We thought Super Citrimax might be a good product at first, but it didn’t quite stand up to the scrutiny. We like the longevity of the company and the low price, but the possibility for side effects and the lack of clinical research add to our concerns, so we don’t necessarily feel comfortable recommending this.
If you want to see substantial results from a fat burning product, we suggest you look for one that uses cutting-edge ingredients and has been clinically studied.
Among the best products we’ve seen in 2015 is one called Leptigen. It blends four different high-powered ingredients to help burn fat and boost metabolism. The formula has been clinically proven and we can’t find any word of adverse side effects. The reviews, from dieters one the web, also point to great success.
The makers of Leptigen are offering a Special Trial Offer to anyone interested in the product, and that is always a good sign.