Updated: 01/15/2018

Slim-30 Review - 5 Things You Need to Know


I did a few things this week. I obsessed about Slim-30 and then wrote this review. We focused on ingredients, side effects, clinical research and customer support. Additionally, we examined hundreds of consumer comments and testimonials. Then, we summarized and condensed to give you the info you need.

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What is Slim-30?

First off, Slim-30 is a fat burner containing Chinese hawthorn fruit, sickle pod senna seed, oyster shell, and sacred lotus leaf. Take one pill a day and supposedly the supplement helps burn fat and possibly increases weight-loss. One of the benefits is the small capsules are easy to take on-the-go.

There’s limited information as to when Slim-30 hit the market, but it appears as if online retailers have been selling it since 2009.  Several third-party retailers offer the supplement for sale, just not an official website. We like that we found some favorable customer comments and the cost seems reasonable, but read on . . .

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Ineffectiveness – “No Weight-Loss?”

The first concern was the ineffectiveness of Slim-30 ingredients. “When a company makes the case that a product will help you lose weight, we become interested,” said our Research Editor. “But if customers tell a different story, we then become a bit concerned.”

“So disappointed. I have been taking Slim-30 for the past year and it just completely stopped working,” said a customer.

“I’ve used in the past, but this time nothing seems to be happening,” said another.

Side Effects – “Not a Good Feeling?”

Customers talking in forums are complaining about Slim-30 side effects. “I tried it myself and was shaky the second day. I had to stop taking them,” commented a dieter.

“My heart was pounding and I had really bad headache and it lasted all day,” reported a customer.

“The old version was good, but the newer formula just makes my stomach hurt and get a bad headache,” said another.

Throughout our research, we found that all it takes is something considered troublesome, like negative side effects, to put the brakes on long-term success. If customers experience adverse reactions while taking Slim-30, this is a concern.

Science – “Any Research?”

We reviewed several website and none offered any published clinical research proving Slim-30 will help dieters lose weight or burn fat. At DietSpotlight, scientific studies are critical. If there’s none, we become skeptical about it.

The Bottom Line – Does Slim-30 Work?

So, here’s our final thoughts on Slim-30. Well, we like that we found some favorable customer comments and the cost seems reasonable, but we’re concerned about this one because there’s no published research proving it works. We’re also hesitant due to customers reporting negative side effects and ineffectiveness.

If you need to drop some weight, we suggest going with a supplement containing clinically-tested ingredients, with no mention of negative side effects.

Among the best supplements we’ve researched this year is one called Burn HD. The formula consists of some clinically-tested ingredients and has been shown to help accelerate metabolism and ignite fat loss. Customers are excited about seeing great results and no one is chattering about adverse reactions.

Also, the makers of Burn HD are offering customers a 2-Week Sample, an exceptional sign of confidence in their supplement.

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What are the side effects of Slim 30?

Slim 30 side effects may include diarrhea, dehydration and cramping, based on some user reviews.

What are the ingredients in Slim 30?

Slim 30 ingredients are Chinese Hawthorn, Sickle-pod Senna Seed, Oyster Shell, and Sacred Lotus Leaf.

How do I know if Slim-30 is right for me?

Choosing the right product is the #1 question asked by DietSpotlight readers. We recommend trying any product before buying it and know that finding a product with a sample offer is near impossible - so we created our own product, Burn HD, with scientifically backed ingredients.

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Does Slim 30 work?

There’s little doubt that the senna will help you shed extra water weight, but that’s not the same as long-term weight-loss. It is not considered safe to use a laxative or cleanse for longer than a few days or to lose more.

How much does Slim 30 cost?

Slim 30 costs $49.95.

How should I take Slim 30?

You should take one pill of Slim 30 every morning before breakfast.

Can I take Slim 30 with other thermogenics?

You should ask your physician before doing so.

You may consider changing out Slim 30 for a product like Dietspotlight Burn. It is made with clinically tested ingredients and it’s not associated with stomach discomfort, like Slim 30 is.

Slim-30 Ingredients

We looked into Slim-30 ingredients in order to give you the information you really want.

Chinese Hawthorn

Chinese hawthorn is a medium sized tree. It is cultivated and used in traditional Chinese medicine and cuisine.

What Is It Supposed To Do?

Chinese hawthorn is thought to help aid in sleep, lower blood pressure, help fat digestion, improve heart function, and more.

Clinical Research

According to a study published in the Journal of Herbal Pharmacotherapy, “We conclude that an aqueous extract of hawthorn leaves exhibits a potent anti-hyperglycemic activity in STZ rats, but not in normal rats, without affecting basal plasma insulin concentrations.” Studies have not been performed on humans or rats without diabetes.

Sickle-Pod Senna Seed

Sickle-pod senna seed, or more commonly known simply as sickle senna, is an herb that grows naturally in tropic regions. They can be consumed raw or roasted.

What Is It Supposed To Do?

Sickle senna is used for the treatment of skin conditions, eye problems, cardiac disorders, and poisoning.

Clinical Research

Although sickle senna has been the subject of some scientific studies, no clinical research has been performed testing its weight-loss abilities.

Oyster Shell (Calcium Carbonate)

The oyster shell is made almost completely of calcium carbonate. Calcium is an essential mineral needed for the regular function of the body.

What Is It Supposed To Do?

Calcium carbonate is used to treat heartburn, calcium insufficiency, indigestion, and stomach issues.

Clinical Research

According to a study published in The Journal of Clinical Endocrinology and Metabolism, “Although we did not find a statistically significant effect of supplemental calcium on fat or body weight in obese women undergoing moderate weight loss, the direction of change suggests that over a longer period of time and with a larger number of subjects a reliable effect might be observed.”

Sacred Lotus Leaf

The sacred lotus leaf is also known as the Chinese water lily. It is an aquatic plant that can be found in eastern Asia and northern Australia.

What Is It Supposed To Do?

The sacred lotus leaf is thought to have antioxidant activity, as well as hepatoprotective, anti-infective, and anti-inflammation properties.

Clinical Research

According to a study published in the Journal of Biomedical Science, “Lotus leaf hot water extract with taurine supplementation showed antiobesity and hypolipidemic effects in high fat diet-induced obese rats, which was more effective than lotus leaf hot water extract alone.” These studies were performed on rats and none have presented the same results for humans.

Is There Anything Out There That TRULY Works?

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What You Should Know

Identifying the one weight loss program that is a sure-fire to work is nearly impossible. Hence, it’s important to find a weight loss program that is clinically proven within a reasonable time period. If the product is clinically proven in 2000, it should not convince anyone that it has the same effects in 2010. While many of the products try to use meal replacements as weight-loss methods, Slim 30 keeps it simple, using only four Chinese herbs as the crux of their ingredients.

This weight loss plan is priced at a special manufacturer price of $53.95, discounted from $69.95. The product comes in a 30-day supply of 30 capsules. In other words, the product claims that you do not have to exercise or diet, but simply take this product and you will begin to see weight-loss results. The Chinese herbs are key elements to reducing hunger pangs and burning fat.

List of Ingredients

Chinese herbs: Chinese Hawthorn Fruit (35mg), Sickle Pod Senna Seed (30mg), Oyster Shell (50mg), Sacred Lotus Leaf (20mg). Slim 30 also contains: Gelatin, Titanium Dioxide, and water.

Product Features

The Slim 30 product is an innovative, yet natural way to lose weight through the consumption of Chinese herbs that aid in burning fat and reducing hunger. The user should take one tablet a day at breakfast and consume at least 50 oz of water and plenty of fruits and vegetables. The product claims to give you increased energy while monitoring your calories.


  • No diet or exercise needed to lose weight.
  • There is a 100 percent money-back guarantee provided with Slim 30.
  • There are a few testimonials presented on the website.


  • Potential headaches as a result of Slim 30 Consumption.
  • Insomnia.
  • Dry Mouth.
  • This product feels more interested in getting you to purchase rather than thoroughly explain how the product works. There seems to be no clinical research or expert recommendation for the product.


There are thousands, literally, of weight loss programs available with the click of a mouse. Therefore, any ambitious person looking to lose weight should consult with his physician or family doctor before putting foreign substances into the body. Slim 30 seems to be an all natural source, to the point where dieting and exercise are unnecessary. If this were true, then this would be the most hyped product in the market right now; however, there probably is some truth to the effectiveness of the product. Instead of using modern ingredients, they go back to the way things were done in the olden days: herbal medicine. While the skeptics remain on Slim 30, it certainly should be one of the methods to consider because of its herbal element.

Summer Banks Dietspotlight Author
About the Author:

Summer Banks, Director of Content at Dietspotlight, has researched over 5000 weight-loss programs, pills, shakes and diet plans. Previously, she managed 15 supplement brands, worked with doctors specializing in weight loss and completed coursework in nutrition at Stanford University. full bio.

14 Slim-30 Reviews

  • sensitivity to heat & humidity in Slim-30?
    Kim Nimmo

    Can any of the ingredients in this product cause more sensitivity to heat & humidity?

    • Maribel (Editor)

      Hello Kim . All users are different and can experience different side effects; please make sure to consult with your physician before taking this product.

  • Need more information about the gelatin
    nas (Verified User)

    Hi I’d like to know what kind a gelatin it has?
    thank you

    • Maribel (Editor)

      Hi Nas! Usually the gelatin is made of different animal parts from pork. Are you looking to lose weight with a vegetarian product? Dietspotlight Burn is a good alternative, 100% plant based and natural plus proven user results.

  • Will it work?

    i just bought this product in china town toronto ontario for a friend but she has already bought them so now it’s for me my question is i can’t swallow pills..would it be okay if i take the powder out and drink it with water..?

    • Babylou

      Where did you buy it? What store?

  • Stopped working after few days, why?
    lulu (Verified User)

    I’ve been taking slim 30 off and on they worked great but lately they stopped working…. I wonder why… They told me my system is use to it…. Not sure what to think.

    • Terry

      So if the older pill and newer pill contains only natural ingredients, what ingredient did they take out and what quantity was the ingredient in MG? Do you have those know?



      • J

        The ingredient they took out was bitter orange aka synephrine which has been banned in the country due to its side effects which can possibly cause high blood pressure, stroke, etc..

        It has worked wonders for me when I took it in the past. I lost between 20-30lbs in a month. But once you stop taking it, all the weight comes back if you don’t maintain a healthy diet and exercise.

  • kish

    I so agree, I have taken them off and on for years and LOVED them. This last batch however did not work and when I called they gave me the harvest line. Although this lady told me that the fall harvest they are better…um. I really an

    • slim30mama

      hey guys, im in the same boat…or was…took Slim 30/Ei Ta Mei/Slim Solutions (I learned its all the same product just diff. names)AMAZING results in little time. some times though it just didnt work – guess since i dont exercise, once i stopped taken them i gained it all back…but never heard of the “harvest” story. i purchase it from a Chinese Herbal store. I just learned that Slim 30 actually contains a similar ingredient to SIBUTRAMINE which is a pharm. drug thats usually pX for Obesity (but banned in canada due to its neg. heart related side-effects). slim 30 also contains SYNEPHRINE – which is stated in some bottles, but is supposedly safer. I also read it should be taken every 2-3 days rather then daily?! interesting huh? at least theres a lot more info on this product, now, than when i first took them 3 yrs ago! u can search Google under the names I mentioned above. good luck gals!

  • pounds to loose in a Week

    Can you tell me how many pounds l have to lose a week?

    • Maribel (Editor)

      Hi Roula. It depends per person, but usually 1% of your total weight or anywhere from 1-2 pounds per week. How many pounds in total would you like to lose? If you want to lose weight quickly it might be a good idea to sample Dietspotlight Burn, it can efficiently improve your metabolism and get you burning fat.

  • Mora

    I take slim30 when I need to loose weight quickly. In a month I’ve lost up to 10lbs and I’d take em just for tht month becus the side effects (as mentioned in other reviews) and price is too much for me to handle. So I’ve taken em numerous times before on separate months and love the results. This time however (October) is very different from the others. I took em the 1st day, nothing. No dry mouth, no symptoms like times b4. 2nd day, nothing….13th still nothing. It felt like I was taking placebos and know that I am! I’m usually not a complainer but this time I decided to give them a call. Saturdy: the reps responses were 1) it’s my body, yadi yadi ya. (only one can know her body better than any1 else so I didn’t buy that. I’ve taken it b4 & it has been really effective) 2) “the ‘harvest’ can be different from the times You’ve gotten them b4. Since it’s the fall the plants get less sunlight so it can be leas concentrated” -my interpretation of that is that the pills are defective then, wouldn’t u agree? All I wanted was to see how they would respond to my needs. I give them business by purchasing their products and has even given them good reviews at times b4 and to my friends. I had about 17 pills left and was willing to try another bottle since the 1 I have is “defected” AND I’m willing to pay for the difference. Fair enough? So the girl says that she can’t make any decisions and will hve her manager get back 2 me on that. Honestly I didn’t thnk they would even bother 2 respond bak but Monday comes along and Yami (the mgr) calls back. She listened to my complaint and was very polite. Her response was the exact same thing as the previous rep. -figured since they got 2 days to prepare. Again she doesn’t have the authority to make such decision so she will have to bring it to “upper level.” in addition she said that if they satisfy one customer they’d have to satisfy another. That was the lamest excuse I’ve gotten. If you own a business, customer service is the most important characteristic. You may not have to satisfy all customers, such as those who would open the seal, take em for a few days and try to bring em bak for a full refund. I thnk I’m a loyal customer so I feel I had a strong case. (they can track my orders since I had set up an acct w them). Later that day Yami called me back. “unfortunately we cant do anything about it becus (again) if we satisfy 1 customer we have 2 for another.” that’s perfectly fine. I will stop buying your products and will tell every1 my story. Also, since these pills aren’t doing sh**, I’m sending them back so they can perhaps chk 2 c how less concentrated they are than the effective ones and hopefully can work on it and not screw pple like me, a full time unemployed student. So to some pple out there: if it’s not wrkn it may not be u, it’s becus their pills aren’t getting enough sunlight.