What You Should Know
SuperSlim Pomegranate claims to increase weight loss with the power of a fruit. This sounds like the same claims manufacturers made with acai berry and hoodia gordonii, but this time it is pomegranate. The pomegranate fruit contains antioxidants that may help general health and well-being, but weight loss is not a side effect of antioxidant use. We searched around and found a few websites with information, but even the official looking website appears less than official – we are skeptical. Among our travels, we managed to locate an ingredient list that claims more than just pomegranate is used to boost weight loss.
List of Ingredients
Pomegranate, Koncing Nut, Extract of HydroxyCitric Acid (HCA), Apple, Kiwi, Teng Huang fruit, Jerusalem artichoke, Sweet potato, Caffeine and Giantarum.
Pomegranate is listed first on the ingredient list. The antioxidant will likely help the body fight off free radical damage and may even have some anti-aging benefits as a result.
Koncing Nut does not exist in western supplements, but we did find reference to it in several Asian weight loss supplements. We believe, based upon the description as a fat burner, that the ingredient is actually Kola Nut by a different name.
Hydroxycitric Acid is Garcinia Cambogia. This ingredient could be dangerous and may be linked to liver damage when used as part of a weight loss supplement. Hydroxycut products were linked to such claims and when the products were reintroduced to the market, they no longer included the ingredient despite claims the old formula was safe.
Apple is included for the malic acid which is supposed to induce lipolysis. Kiwi contains “albuminolysis ferment”, according to one SuperSlim Pomegranate website. The manufacturer claims this will break down meat and stop fat from being absorbed.
Teng Huang fruit is another unknown ingredient. We could not find any US sources of the product, so there is a chance this is another name for Ma Huang or Ephedra. If that is the case, all sales to the United States would be illegal.
SuperSlim Pomegranate sells for about $15 per bottle. We could not find an official website and all sales we found were through less than professional websites. The “official” website we did find was not very official at all.
- Ingredients are listed online.
- Some of the ingredients are unknown.
- The product could contain Ma Huang or Ephedra.
- No official website.
- No official ingredient list.
We have a bad feeling about SuperSlim Pomegranate. Dieters should not simply trust a supplement label and assume everything is safe and healthy for weight loss. Pomegranate may be a strong antioxidant, but SuperSlim Pomegranate is not a strong fat burner based upon the ingredients we can identify in the formula.