Looking at some diet products can be painful, especially if there’s no scientific backing for the formula. Let’s find out if Healthe Trim is in this group. We dove right into the ingredients, side effects, customer service and research. With facts gathered from reading hundreds of dieter experiences, we have what we need. We summarized and refined to give you the bottom line.
What is Healthe Trim?
Firstly, Healthe Trim is a weight-loss formula that contains hoodia gordonii, green tea, hydroxycitric acid and caralluma fimbriata.  There’s no information on bottle size, but users claim one order lasts less than two weeks if you take three pills daily, as suggested. You can take the supplement anywhere and that’s good for dieters.
Healthy Life Sciences, the makers of Healthe Trim, was started in 2009. Customers have the option of using a money-back guarantee and the supplement is made in the USA, two benefits. We like the informative customer service department and easy online ordering, but read on…
Healthe Trim Side Effects – “No Thank You?”
The first problem we noticed with Healthe Trim ingredients was reports of side effects. “There are some good ingredients in this supplement,” offers our Research Editor. “The trouble is that something in the formula is causing customers to feel bad.” 
“They made me feel nauseous and jittery i couldn’t keep taking them. I kept trying to drink more water, but it didn’t help,” a buyer reports.
One dieter says,” I took the recommended amount at the recommended time and I had a stomach ache and felt kind of weird.”
We have to look at all sides of the story – so how about some positive experiences? One user shared, “I think the placebo effect is in play because I want them to work, but I have no negative side effects.” 
Another suggested a way to kick the adverse reactions. He said, “I would take them with something like a protein bar in the morning. I would suggest this to anyone who has been experiencing negative side effects.”
FTC Case – “Wowsers!”
The FTC opened a case against Healthe Trim in 2014. According to the file, the company was making claims without scientific support. The ruling resulted in Healthy Life Sciences being banned from marketing the supplement based on unrealistic promises.
A writer at the FTC says, “According to the FTC, the only thing consumers lost when they bought Healthe Trim was money.” 
The FTC case explains, “In radio and television ads, Dwyer and HealthyLife Sciences claimed Healthe Trim was clinically proven to cause weight loss, and would suppress users’ appetites and boost their metabolisms to help them lose weight without exercising or changing their daily routine.”
The issue may be big or small, but all it takes is one problem, like faulty statements, to stop the dieter from achieving long-term results. If Healthe Trim causes side effects and if the company made unrealistic claims, that’s enough to wash our hands of the product. 
The Science – “Proven Results?”
Healthe Trim is clearly not backed up with clinical proof, as discovered by the FTC. Green tea is a strong ingredient with support, but that’s not the case with the rest. Even if Healthe Trim were tested, the official website shows nothing. The researchers at DietSpotlight look to science for the facts and when it doesn’t exist that’s problematic.
What Users Are Saying
"Effectively keeps my hunger in check which allows me to eat less."
"This didn’t work at all. I followed the instructions to every detail. It didn’t make me sick or feel weird in anyway, it just didn’t work for me."
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"Product does curb your appetite and I did experience weight loss, however, this product is hard on the stomach. Leaves you feeling discomfort and a bit nauseous."
The Bottom Line – Does Healthe Trim Work?
Let’s rev up our engines and speed right into the facts. Healthe Trim was quite intriguing. We were happy with the helpful customer service department and there is a money-back guarantee, but we don’t feel satisfied enough, when we compare the pros and cons, to support this one. The FTC settled a case against Healthe Trim and the makers of the supplement regarding false claims and the BBB rates the company with a “D+”.
When the time comes and you’re ready to head down the road to weight-loss, our suggestion is simple – find a supplement with proven ingredients and a decent price. If customer service is supportive and helpful that’s a huge plus.
Among the best products we’ve seen this year is one called Dietspotlight Burn. This formula has those proven ingredients in a four-part proprietary blend and it is proven to help spark metabolism and ignite fat loss. The customer service department is easy to reach and the price is affordable. There’s no talk of negative side effects and results are outstanding, according to dieters who’ve tried it.
Also, it’s with confidence that the company behind Dietspotlight Burn is offering a Special Trial Offer, not your everyday benefit.
Previous Healthe Trim Review (Updated July 11, 2014):
What You Should Know about Healthe TrimHealthy Life Sciences offers a weight loss / energy supplement called Healthe Trim. The product's official website claims you can get "high school skinny" while taking the product. Healthy Sciences also offers Healthe Plex, Healthe Shield and Healthe Pulse. All products claim to work well within the body without the unnatural jitters often associated with other weight loss and supplement products. Additional information on Healthe Trim, and other Healthy Life Sciences products, can be received via email.
List of Healthe Trim IngredientsThermo Energy Booster: green tea, hoodia gordonii, caralluma fimbriata and essential nutrients. Resveratrol, chromium picolinate, green tea leaf extract, hoodia gordonii, caralluma fimbriata, coix seed, poria cocos, cassia seed, lotus leaf, water plantain, methionine, mulberry leaf, gymnema sylvestre, eleutherococus senticosus, pyruvate and trace minerals.
Product FeaturesHealthe Trim uses a thermo energy booster as itís weight loss base. The energy booster includes caffeine, via the green tea, to boost energy levels. A loss of energy can be common during weight loss. Hoodia gordonii does not increase energy but some manufacturers include the ingredient to reduce hunger. There is very little scientific support of hoodia gordonii. According to the website literature, the ingredients work on a more cellular level to boost fat metabolism. Lotus leaf is one of the ingredients that is supposed to increase fat burn. Again, there is no research proof to support this claim offered on the website or found online. The Healthe Trim supplement is to be taken once a day. One to two capsules can be taken in the morning before breakfast. It is suggested that at least two to three glasses of water be consumed each day with the supplement. This is a little lower than normal suggestions of at least 64 ounces of water every day. Before eating after taking Healthe Trim, the user should wait at least three hours. The product is priced at $54.95 for one bottle which lasts 30 days. There is a 30 day money back guarantee on the product.
Advantages Healthe Trim
- Healthy Life Sciences offers ingredient information on the product.
- Some ingredients, like Green Tea, can promote weight loss.
Disadvantages of Healthe Trim
- There are no links to scientific research supporting the ingredient claims.
- Healthe Trim could cost more than some people are willing to pay at $54.95.
- May cause nausea and jitters. (See reader reviews.)
- There is no free trial of Healthe Trim currently available.
ConclusionLosing weight is all about increasing energy and staying focused. Some of the Healthe Trim claims are supported with proven ingredients like Green Tea. Others, like hunger prevention via Hoodia, are not supported. All-in-all, users may seem a small boost in energy if they are not used to taking caffeine supplements or drinking caffeinated drinks. Otherwise, this product looks pretty generic and there may not be too many extra pounds lost and "high school skinny" may not be a reality that is attainable through the products use.
Healthe Trim is a simple weight-loss supplement with an ingredient list that reads far too much like hundreds of other formulas. Even if one or two of the ingredients were beneficial, without a product label we have no idea if there's enough.
Healthe Trim Ingredients and Supplement Facts
Serving Per Container: Not Listed
|Amount per Serving||% DV|
|Authentic Hoodia Gordonii||*||*|
|Green Tea Leaf Extract||*||*|
Other Ingredients: None
Healthe Trim Scientific Abstracts:
Decreases in food intake (12%-26%), dependent upon the dose, were noticed at doses of 100 and 150 mg/kg body weight (p < 0.05). Appetite was suppressed for 6 hours and intake of food was restored within a 24 hour period following the treatment’s end. There was no change in blood glucose, and insulin levels were not substantially affected. Metabolic and hormonal alterations because of treatment with Hoodia gordonii could be a factor for its anorectic activity. 
There was substantial weight-loss -6.82 kg (95% confidence interval -8.37 to -5.26) noticed in the group taking orlistat-resveratrol supplementation in comparison to -3.50 kg (-5.05 to -1.95, P = 0.021) in the placebo group. Significant reductions in body mass index, fat mass, leptin, waist circumference, triglycerides, and leptin/adiponectin ratio were noticed within the mixture. In conclusion, the orlistat-resveratrol mixture was the most effective treatment for weight-loss. 
Catechins in the tea were found to greatly reduce body weight and substantially maintain body weight following a period of weight-loss. Suppression of this effect by those taking caffeine regularly (>300 mg per day) was not clinically relevant. The minor effect of catechins in Caucasian participants (microcirc=-0.82 kg) in comparison to Asian participants (microcirc=-1.51 kg; P=0.37) failed to reach clinical relevance as well. The interaction between caffeine consumption and ethnicity was a strong moderator (P=0.04). Epigallocatechin gallate-caffeine combination has a minor beneficial effect on weight-loss and weight maintenance. The results from the study indicate that habitual caffeine consumption, as well as ethnicity, could be moderators, as they both have an influence on the tea’s catechins. 
G Cambogia subjects, at 16 weeks, experienced substantially decreased visceral, total and subcutaneous fat areas in comparison to the placebo group (P<0.001). No significant adverse effects were noticed at any point during the testing, and there were no substantial differences noticed in body weight or body mass index at the 12th week. There were, however, the minor numeric reductions in body weight as well as body mass index in males. In conclusion, G Cambogia decreased abdominal fat buildup in patients who displayed the visceral fat accumulation type of obesity. No rebound effects were noticed. It was then expected that G Cambogia could be a helpful tool for the prevention as well as the reduction of visceral fat accumulation. 
By the end of intervention (30 and 60 days), lipids, blood glucose, and dietary intake, anthropometric measurements, and assessment of appetite were carried out. Hunger levels and waist circumference were substantially reduced during the observation period in the experimental group. There was a noticeable tendency towards a greater reduction in body weight, hip circumference, body fat and energy intake, and body mass index between assessments, although not substantially different than the placebo group. Caralluma extract seems to reduce appetite and decrease waist circumference when compared with placebo throughout a 2 month period. 
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