Slim 3 In 1 Review - Does This Herbal Supplement Really Work? Are bad reviews and FDA deal breakers?
Weight loss supplements have gotten so complex lately, so I was intrigued when a friend asked me about Slim 3 in 1. It looked simple! I had to give in and do a thorough review of the product after that. I looked carefully into the ingredients, researched the possibility of side effects, and read up on some clinical research. Then I scanned the web for some customer reviews and looked for info about the company. Here’s the sum of all that research.
What You Need to Know
Slim 3 in 1 is a weight loss supplement that comes in capsule form. It claims to boost your body’s thermogenic properties; in other words, Slim 3 claims to help your body fight against fat accumulation. Here is the summary of the ingredients. Like I mentioned before, it looks pretty simple, and there are no nasty shakes or mixes!
- Green Coffee Bean Extract: This is an old standby in weight loss supplements. It has a high level of chlorogenic acid, “Chlorogenic acid also functions as an antioxidant.
- Bottom Line: Green coffee bean extract may improve glucose metabolism and reduce blood pressure. This may have benefits for people who are at high risk of diabetes and heart disease.”
- Garcinia Cambogia: This ingredient contains hydrochloric acid (HCA), which supposedly works against the formation of fat in the body.
- Raspberry Ketones: This ingredient has claimed to help disrupt lipid metabolism, thus supporting weight loss.
We weren’t able to find much substantive information about Phytogenics, the company that makes Slim 3 in 1. We tried visiting the website, but it is “being rebuilt.” Furthermore, Phytogenics isn’t on the Better Business Bureau.
We were able to track down a 2014 press release though, and it looks like Phytogenics is based in Toronto. In the release, they claim to have been in business for “many years.” If you want to buy Slim 3–3 in 1, you can find it through several different third-party online retailers. It sells for as little as $15.00 these days, and users are instructed to take 2 capsules per day. We like the low price, the ease of use, and the simple ingredients, but read on . . .
“The Reviews Aren’t Great”–Our first concern
One fantastic way to measure a product is to see what other customers are saying about a supplement. “When we took to the internet to find some reviews, we weren’t impressed by what people were saying,” our research editor said. “We didn’t see many side effects, but the supplement didn’t seem to be working either.” Here’s what some people were saying:
“Do not waste your money. Another gimmick. These do not work and they are expensive.” While we don’t see what could possibly be “expensive” about $15.00, the efficacy doesn’t change.
“It’s all right. I would prefer something else for the price. If you do want to see change, invest money on something better,” said a more balanced customer. A third customer said, “Honestly? It does not work. I have tried to lose weight with this thing. I didn’t lose anything.”
“An FDA Warning?”–Another Concern
We were alarmed to find that Slim 3 in 1 was named in a recall notice sent out by the FDA several years ago. “The U.S. Food and Drug Administration is expanding its nationwide alert to consumers about tainted weight loss pills that contain undeclared, active pharmaceutical ingredients,” said the FDA memo.
69 supplements were named in the recall, and some of the ingredients that had been found in them (unlabeled, of course) included sibutramine, phenolphthalein, and phenytoin. These ingredients are illegal because of the health risk they pose–the first two are especially dangerous as they have been linked to heart failure and cancer.
We’ve noticed that two things in particular–good results for the money and trust—determine whether or not a customer will succeed in the long term with a product. If Slim 3’s results are as spotty as the reviews claim, that’s not a good sign. And if they really are careless enough to allow (or worse, include) dangerous undeclared ingredients in their product, they can’t be trusted with your health.
Science–Does the Evidence Back the Product?
Based on the labeled ingredients, scientific evidence backs up two of the three main parts of Slim 3. Here’s a quote on the NIH website about raspberry ketones: “These findings suggest that [raspberry ketones] holds great promise for an herbal medicine with the biological activities altering the lipid metabolism in 3T3-L1 adipocytes.”
Green coffee bean has also been linked to a metabolism boost, but garcinia cambogia came up short in the science category. One study on the NIH site said the following: “G. cambogia extract possessed limited or no effects on weight-loss in human subjects.”
Bottom Line–Should You Try It?
Given the FDA warning associated with Slim 3 in 1, be careful about trying the product. We were initially intrigued by the simple, streamlined label, but we’re not sure that the low cost and decent ingredients make up for the poor reviews and bad press. Furthermore, the specific mixture of ingredients in Slim 3 in 1 hasn’t been tested–different blends can alter the efficacy of ingredients.
If you need to shed a few pounds, choose a product that is on legally safe ground and that has a proven track record of results.
We’ve been hearing great things about Leptigen lately. It blends 4 clinically studied ingredients into a mixture that burns fat and boosts metabolism. The reviews look great, and there hasn’t been talk of harmful side effects.
If you give it a trial soon, you can take advantage of a special trial offer online.
Previous Slim 3 In 1 Review (Updated January 6, 2011):
What You Should Know
There does not appear to be an official website for Slim 3 in 1.There are however a number of online shops which sell Slim 3 in 1 and which also give product information regarding this weight loss product. Those who sell Slim 3 in 1 tell us that it is an advanced fat destroying system.
The ingredients in Slim 3 in 1 include Tu Fu Lin, Laminara, Green Tea Extract, Fructus Cannabis, Semen Cassia, and Wild Lingzhi.
A number of the ingredients in Slim 3 in 1 are ingredients which are used in traditional Chinese medicine to aid weight loss. These ingredients can be found in other products on the market. Certainly those who know anything about weight loss products will know that one of the most popular ingredients today in weight loss products is Green Tea Extract. Green Tea Extract can be found in hundreds of other weight loss products on the market. Those manufacturers who sell weight loss products which contain Green Tea Extract need to make their product stand out from the others available.
The producers of Slim 3 in 1 claim it is a 100% herbal product which decomposes and blocks the absorption of excess sugar and fat. There are claims it accelerates the natural body thermogenesis and burns fat. Slim 3 in 1 can be ordered directly online at a price of $34.99. There does not appear to be a money back guarantee upon purchase of Slim 3 in 1 nor is there an offer of a free trial period. We are told that you should take two to three capsules of Slim 3 in 1 three times a day. There are health warnings for users with heart, liver or kidney problems.
- Full and comprehensive ingredient details are available for this product.
- This product is reasonably priced.
- Slim 3 in 1 can be ordered directly from online shops.
- Green Tea Extract can be found in hundreds of weight loss products on the market.
- There does not appear to be a money back guarantee upon purchase of Slim 3 in 1.
- There is no offer of a free trial period.
- There do not appear to have been any controlled clinical tests carried out on this product.
There is simply no evidence to convince us that Slim 3 in 1 can produce superior results in aiding weight loss more than weight loss products on the market. We cannot therefore recommend Slim 3 in 1 over and above other weight loss products which are available for sale.