Updated: 04/18/2017 - Site operated by Leptigen
By Summer Banks Apr 10, 2017
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We’re hearing a lot of buzz about Nutrim, which provides as much fiber as two cups of oatmeal, so naturally we were intrigued. Our in-depth review focused on the ingredients, side effects, customer service and research behind it. Additionally, we read hundreds of experiences from current and former users. Then, we condensed and summarized to give you with the info you need.

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What is Nutrim?

First off, Nutrim is a water-soluble fiber powder. The active ingredient is oat beta glucans. [1] Supposedly, it improves overall digestive health and lower your cholesterol. The powder contains as much fiber as two servings of oatmeal and the only ingredient is concentrated whole oat bran. You’ll take it twice per day; once at breakfast and again at lunch.

Futureceuticals created Nutrim. The official website and third-party retailers sell the product. We like the company’s history, their solid BBB rating and the affordability, but read on…

Lack of Results – “No Change?”

The first concern related to the lack of results from Nutrim ingredients. “The formula and science behind this one is solid,” said our Research Editor. “But, there are some users that didn’t see any changes.”

“I took Nutrim for 90 days, and my cholesterol only dropped by 2 points,” said one user.[2]

“This stuff works for some people, but I didn’t see any change in my cholesterol or overall health from taking Nutrim. I guess it’s back to the drawing board,” offered another.

Among the disappointed users, there are a few that saw some results.

One said, “Seems to do what it claims.” [3]

Another shared, “So far, so good.”

Texture – “Not the Best”

According to customer reviews of Nutrim, there were complaints about the texture. “There really isn’t a taste to Nutrim, which is part of the problem. I struggle to eat bland foods with that kind of texture,” said one customer.

“I quickly got tired of the lack of flavor and the unusual texture,” said another.

Texture is important as it can affect how often and for how long you use Nutrim. Not all dieters felt it was difficult to swallow. A user claimed, “Tastes great with orange juice.”

One person said, “Mixes easily with any liquid.” [4]

Our research shows that long-term success is limited when any part of a supplement is a concern. So, if users are complaining about the texture of Nutrim, there’s an issue.

The Science – “Researched?”

We picked apart the official website and found that there are studies backing the effectiveness of Nutrim. We studied the one relating to weight-management. Based on the findings, dieters did lose weight and suppress appetite while using ß-Glucan, but the results were short-term. At DietSpotlight, we like seeing solid science backing claims and with Nutrim, it’s there.

The Bottom Line – Does Nutrim Work?

So, what’s our take on Nutrim? Well, we like that the ingredients are connected to science and that it’s affordable. We are concerned that some users reported limited results and complained about the texture. [5]

If you’d like to transform your life, we suggest going with one that contains ingredients backed by science and supported by favorable customer comments.

Among the best products we’ve seen this year is one called Leptigen. This formula contains four clinically-tested ingredients, which have been shown to help accelerate metabolism and ignite fat loss. Users are talking about seeing great results and there’s no chatter about harmful side effects.

Also, Leptigen is currently being made available as part of a Special Trial Offer, which is an encouraging sign that the makers of are confident that it will help you lose weight.

Previous Nutrim Review (Updated October 5, 2014):

What You Should Know about Nutrim

Several of our readers have recently alerted Diet Spotlight to a grapefruit-based product going by the name "NuTrim". This product is not Nutrim® Oat Beta Glucan, nor is it the property of FutureCeuticals. FutureCeuticals does not license or endorse the use of the Nutrim® brand in this product, and declares such use counterfeit and an infringement on the Nutrim® patents and trademarks. FutureCeuticals does not offer Nutrim® products for sale or promotion through individuals, vendors, or distributors without license and vigorously pursues the individuals, vendors, and distributors that sell or promote counterfeit Nutrim® products.

Nutrim® Oat Beta Glucan is a registered trademark of VDF FutureCeuticals, Inc. (“FutureCeuticals”) and is manufactured under patents licensed exclusively to FutureCeuticals by the United States Department of Agriculture. High cholesterol can lead to heart attacks and strokes. Fat lipids build up in the blood to for a plaque along the insides of arteries. There are many drugs on the market that doctors prescribe to lower cholesterol. The mainstream natural remedy for lowering cholesterol has been to eat oatmeal several times a week. Nutrim® is a supplemental powder made from oat bran fiber and is supposed to help lower cholesterol. The claim is that this supplement has more than twice as much cholesterol lowering beta-glucans than oatmeal. The company’s website claims that Nutrim® helps to curb cravings for unhealthy foods and thus helps with dieting as well.

Nutrim® is claimed to bind in the small intestine with both fats and bile that contribute to high cholesterol and to carry them out of the body. This is the same process as occurs with oatmeal, however Nutrim® is said to be a highly concentrated oat bran fiber that binds even larger amounts of fat and bile. The website claims that it is much easier to take this supplement than to eat two to three bowls of oatmeal each day.

List of Nutrim Ingredients

Concentrated whole oat bran.

Product Features

Each serving of Nutrim® contains twice the soluble fiber as oatmeal, which has long been touted as a way to naturally lower cholesterol through diet. This product does come in powder form and must be added to food or drink. The directions state that Nutrim® should be taken twice a day: once at breakfast and again at lunch.

Advantages of Nutrim

  • Contains 10% Beta-Glucans per serving.
  • Can be mixed with water, juice, yogurt, cereal and smoothies or just sprinkled on top of food.
  • Is considered as safe for low cholesterol diets as oatmeal.

Disadvantages of Nutrim

  • Nutrim® must be added to food or mixed with water or juice. Though the company claims that there is no taste, there is a texture that may be hard to get past.
  • While the website claims that Nutrim meet the guidelines set forth by the FDA to claim an “oat heart health” status, supplements are not regulated by the FDA and that implication should not be made.

Conclusion

Nutrim® is a supplement to use in place of oatmeal for lowering cholesterol. Oatmeal has long been proven to provide cholesterol lowering effects do to the fat binding properties of soluble fiber. Very similar in consistency to any other powdered fiber supplement, Nutrim® is to be mixed with liquids such as water or juice, or sprinkled on top of other foods. Since this supplement lowers cholesterol similar to oatmeal. The company’s claims that Nutrim® stops cravings can in part be attributed to the high fiber content.

Though Nutrim® Oat Beta Glucan contains no wheat ingredients, it is manufactured through machinery that also processes wheat-containing products and, therefore, is not labeled as "Gluten-Free".

Nutrim Questions & Answers:

We boiled down hundreds of user comments about Nutrim into this helpful FAQ.

What are the side effects of Nutrim?

Nutrim side effects reported by some dieters may include gas and bloating [1] as a result of the increased fiber intake.

What are the ingredients in Nutrim?

The Nutrim ingredient is oat bran.

Does Nutrim work?

Because it is a source of fiber [2], there is a good chance you’ll notice a decrease in hunger. There’s no research showing increases in weight-loss.

How much does Nutrim cost?

One canister with 30 servings costs $25. A larger canister with 120 servings costs $75. The 30 serving container will last 15 days, so you’ll spend $50 a month with that option. If you choose the larger container, you’ll get two months worth bringing the cost down to $37.50 per month.

How should I take Nutrim?

Mix one scoop with a beverage of your choice in the morning. Repeat in the evening.

Can I take Nutrim if I have a health condition?

Women who are pregnant or nursing, those with health conditions, people taking prescription medications or anyone under 18 years of age should contact a healthcare professional prior to using any dietary supplement, including Nutrim.

What do users like about Nutrim?

Users like the affordability and the fact that it can be mixed into any liquid.

What do users NOT like about Nutrim?

Many users do NOT like the taste of Nutrim.

How do I contact the Nutrim customer service department?

You can contact Nutrim customer service department by calling 1-888-452-6853, using the feedback form on the official website, FutureCeuticals Sales and Customer Service 2692 N. State Rt. 1-17 Momence, IL 60954 or by emailing sales@futureceuticals.com.

Can I contact Nutrim through social media?

Yes, you can contact Nutrim through Facebook.

Can I take more Nutrim every day if I want to?

Yes, you can take more than two scoops per day if you gradually increase the amount you take and notice that you were tolerating it well. One study showed using eight scoops per day for eight weeks was effective at lowering cholesterol without causing an adverse effect.

What kind of diet should I follow while using Nutrim?

There’s no specific diet associated with Nutrim.

Does Nutrim come with a guarantee?

Yes, Nu comes with a 90-day money-back guarantee.

Do you know of any special deals or discounts on Nutrim?

Currently, you can buy a large canister of Nutrim to save money. But, our readers are taking advantage of a Special Trial Offer of Leptigen, a weight-loss supplement made with scientifically tested ingredients. Click above to try it for yourself.

Nutrim is a single-ingredient formula that's supposed to help support healthy cholesterol. Research is available on the official website, but it has nothing to do with weight-loss. One serving supplies 30 calories, 5g of carbohydrates (1g of sugar), 1g of protein and 1g of fiber.

Nutrim Ingredients and Supplement Facts

Serving Size: 1 Scoop
Serving Per Container: 30
Amount per Serving % DV
Oat Beta Glucans * *

Other Ingredients: None

Oat Beta Glucans

Oat beta glucans are found in the endosperm cell walls of oats and are a dietary fiber that is soluble. Oat beta glucans have gained interest because of its cholesterol decreasing properties, as high total and low-density lipoprotein (LDL) cholesterol levels are known to be huge risk factors for cardiovascular disease. A health claim for beta glucan soluble fiber from oats for decreasing plasma cholesterol levels and chance of heart disease in 1997 was accepted by the United States Food and Drug Administration (FDA). In 2004 the United Kingdom Joint Health Claims Initiative (JHCI) also permitted cholesterol decreasing health claim for oat beta glucans. Studies done over the past decade or so back the implication that daily intake of at least 3g of oat beta glucan could decrease total plasma and LDL cholesterol levels by 5 to 10 percent. It has been found that total and LDL cholesterol level reductions are on average 5 to 7 percent when oats are consumed. With more recent data being consistent with the previous deductions made by the FDA and JHCI the relationship between oat beta glucans and blood cholesterol levels continues to be maintained by substantial scientific understanding. [1]

Beta glucans are polysaccharides that arise in the bran of cereal grains, the cell wall of baker’s yeast, particular kinds of fungi, and multiple types of mushrooms. Rising amounts of science specifies that beta glucans support health in numerous ways. The hypocholesterolemic effects of beta glucans have been studied; including devices such as, decreasing intestinal absorption of cholesterol and bile acids by attaching to glucans; changing the liver from cholesterol syntheses to bile acid creation; and fermentation by intestinal bacteria to short-chain fatty acids. These acids are absorbed and hinder liver cholesterol syntheses. Findings also show that oat beta glucans direct the glycemic and insulin reaction. Additionally, by enriching the skill of macrophages, neutrophils, and general killer cells to answer to and battle a vast array of challenges like bacteria, viruses, fungi, and parasites; beta glucans make the immune system’s defense better. There is a growing and repeated curiosity of the possibility of beta glucan being used as a radio protective drug for chemotherapy, radiation therapy, and nuclear emergencies, specifically because glucan has the ability to be used as a treatment, but also as a prophylactic which is a medicine or action taken to avoid disease. [2]

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Margaret (Your Name) again, Again

My January (2017) lab results are about the same as my August results – total cholesterol only a couple of points higher this time, but maybe eating (badly) over the holidays had something to do with it. I will remain on Nutrim (and still doing chia seeds) with the hopes of getting my cholesterol down further without medication. At least Nutrim is natural, and cheaper than drugs.

Judy

I thought this product was for lowering cholesterol. You are reviewing it as a product to help you loose weight. I have not yet purchased it, only just today ordered the free sample. I don’t need weight loss, only to get my LDL down. This is what I thought the product was used for.

Hi Judy. We review hundreds of products on Dietspotlight.com. If we are contacted by readers about a product or if we read reviews around the internet talking about weight loss, we research the ingredients to address the possibility.

Carrie

I really appreciate the unbiased review, honest testimonials and good questions. Based on this article I will likely give it a try, it’s not expensive or laden with unpronounceable ingredients so what the heck. Thank you, Summer Banks for the forum!

This is "Margaret Your Name" again!

My August lab work showed a reduction in Triglycerides from 102 to 81 – a 21 point drop. My HDL is up 2 points, but for HDL “up” is good. LDL is 2 points lower. Total cholesterol remains 212 (needs to be less than 200). I would say that the greatest results came initially after taking Nutrim (and chia seeds). The results seem to have plateaued out ??? Am going another round of Nutrim, and, if in January my results are better or remain the same, I’ll decide about continuing Nutrim or not. PS for those who do not like the texture, blend it with a banana or peaches.

MargaretYour Name

My cholesterol was 257, then 275, then 287 after having taken fish oil to try and reduce it. I got off the fish oil after I found out that, for some people, fish oil actually raises cholesterol. I bought Nutrim last December and began taking it in January. I put it in a blender with almond milk and a banana as a sweet evening snack (instead of ice cream!!). I have to be honest, because I also take chia seeds in juice in the morning. You have to really want to get your cholesterol down to do the chia thing, but, evidently doing 1 or both worked. My 4 month check up showed a 12 point drop in my triglycerides; an 8 point drop in my HDL and a 64 point drop in my LDL. My doctor said just keep doing what I am doing. I avoid as much cholesterol as I can (read labels!!). So, I bought 2 more cans of Nutrim. I go back in August for blood work, so, we’ll see then……………

Denise

Leave a comment..I you mentioned doing the chia thing, what is chia, Im interested, thankyou

Peter Malcolm @anyidea

Used it and it worked gave it to friends they swear by it. The doctor at my ankle rehab gave it to patient who was shocked it worked Now the Dr is taking it himself. This is a product wouldn’t mind selling.

Ellen Ray

IM NOT TRYING TO LOSE WEIGHT. Im 120 lbs and 5’6, I receved a sample of nutrim in the mail shortly after I was diagnosed with high blood pressure. My total cholesterol is 208 . My LDL is 138 and my HDL is 58. Which of these levels will nutrim help higher or lower? My dr. also put me on lipitor which I want to stop taking asap. How long begore the nuitrim begins changing my levels. I also have heart disease.

Keith

I am in the same boat. Leaky Aortic Valve , high cholesterol etc… I really believe the problem with all this stuff including pharmaceutical remedies is people continue the SAME crappy diets and LAZY couch potatoe lifestyle. Personally I refuse to take the Beta Blockers prescribed by my Cardiologist, personal choice…..NOT recommending that people do this!!! I am not a DR. and do not give medical advice for ANY reason. I am just sharing my personal choices and opinions. I think that most people get prescribed all the latest cholesterol lowering drugs , high blood pressure meds, including in my opinion HORRIBLE Beta Blockers !! MY CHOICE is to stop eating garbage food that is everywhere. And move my ass more i.e. go for daily walks etc… For me the choice is clear , continue eating processed crap from a box or a can and live on horrible meds while slowly poisoning my Kidneys, Liver etc….OR try and change my lifestyle and most importantly pay attention to what I am putting in my body and calling food. Just MY opinion and MY choice, hope it may help someone to reflect on the big picture and evaluate their lifestyle choices. Good Luck and Good Health to you all.

Rosemarie

What dose nutrim contain ingredients.

Karen (Editor)

Hi, Rosemarie. Concentrated whole oat bran

marcie

ypu guys got the product name wrong. “nu trim” is a different company than the product “nutrim”. Nutrium is a oat based product that lowers your choleastrol like oatmeal does. But mucjh more of the glucins in nutrium than the amount of oatmeal you can eat. I have lowered my cholestrol 30 points in three months by taking this product.

Your Name

What are you talking about I cant find “nutrium” that lower cholesterol nutrium is an ingredience to Help moisturized .your akin.its nutrium I just offered it.

Betty B.

I used Nutrim in 2012 to lower my cholesterol which was a total of 238. In two months time it dropped to a total of 180. I continued to take it for about 18 months and quit prior to having surgery to repair an aneurysm. I did not continue to take Nutrim afterwards because my cholesterol remained low enough until I was checked again a few weeks ago. It was back up to 208 and the doctor recommended medication. I am ordering Nutrim again today because it worked for me in the past. It is apparent that some of the people who have posted reviews are mixing up Nutrim with a different product as they are spelling Nutrium. Please take note: The product I’m talking about is definitely Nutrim (which does not have a “u” in it. Also, Nutrim is not a weight loss product. It worked for me last time and I’m sure it will this time.

Your Name

I’m writing this comment that what I have used this in the past 6 months, it works for me, I’ve been using my cholesterol medication so long but seems it does not help much even I’m diet. In the past 6 month to routine blood test my ( LDL, bad cholesterol 1480,I went back recheck it reduce to 116,I’m happy with the result, actually I only used 1 scoop a day, this can be used up to 8 times a day, I will continue working on this and will find out on the next blood test, remember is to used this product with the diet food, limiting fast if possible.GOOD LUCK EVRYONES.

Your Name

I have been on nutrim for 1 month and my cholesterol has come down 22 points! Tried Lipitor and side effects were horrible! No side effects from this product.

Rita Boschen

I have been using this product for about two years today I got results from my test and my cholesterol was high it was 283 I take it I. The morning and than for dinner twice a day I eat very healthy I thought my doctor wants me to take flaxseed my question you do you have a diet I can do because if your product and flaxseed don’t lower I will have to take that medicine
out there. I like your product I just wish it would work for me

carla h

Does this really work!! Need my cholesterol lower asap and I don’t want to take the pills

Delbert

What are the side affects

jane cella

how do I CANCEL GETTING PURE SAFFRON SLIM.

Bill

Nutrim also isn’t earmarked as a weight loss product. The product is earmarked for those wanting to lower their bad cholestrol level naturally. The product does a great job curbing my appetite & there’s no added processed sugar which is found in the oat based cereals and instant oatmeal pkgs. Those two attributes have helped me loss weight.

davina

im 85kg how low should i expect my wait loss after the 40tablets?
is the 40 tablets enough or i should use yhe tablets continously?

Beatrice

I just received a free sample from the manufacturer. It does not come in a tablet form.

Your Name

I just read a very long article by Nutrim and they talked about Nutrim being available in a table form… 30 tablets to the bottle.

Jeannette

I am sorry to hear so many of your received the misinformation regarding Nutrim through the supposed Novartis company. I know that this situation was reported and currently being looked into.

D. Coburn

I got the flyer also…Can’t find anything on-line about the grapefruit tabs

Mary Ann

Can I order the grapefruit tablets on line?

D. C.

I got a flyer about the grapefruit tabs also. I can’t find anything about them on the novartis website or any other site. Can someone help me?

April

I also received a letter about Nutrim weight loss pills containing grapefuit rind which claims to promote weight loss. Does this really work?

Your Name

It is a nutrim don’t confuse the problema.the Nutrium you are talking is the ingredience to moisturized the skin

chris lanahan

can i order the greapefruit tablets on line???

lydia

i received a letter in the mail about Nutrim weight loss pills that contain grapefruit rind. They are not the oat bran product. Do these work for weight loss?

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