Slim Xtreme Review - Does This Fat Burner Work? Are questionable ingredients and side effects deal breakers?
I did two things this week. I obsessed over every aspect of Slim Xtreme. Then I wrote this review about it. We at DietSpotlight really dug deep and conducted a thorough investigation into the side effects, ingredients, clinical studies and customer-service quality. We also looked at numerous user comments and responses from all over the web. Finally, we summarized and condensed to give you the facts you need.
What is Slim Xtreme?
First of all, Slim Xtreme is an over-the-counter diet supplement. It contains bitter orange fruit, cassia seed, mulberry leaf, jobstears seed and medical amylum. This formula is claimed to help you drop up to 25 pounds in only four weeks. It’s supposed to help reduce appetite, boost thermogenesis, increase bowel movements and cleanse the colon. You simply take one capsule per day. There is no special diet or fitness regimen mentioned with this weight-loss product.
From what we can tell, Slim Xtreme has been available since at least 2011. It is available on eBay. The company that manufactures this diet supplement is located in Florida. Also, this formula contains mostly natural ingredients, but read on…
Questionable Ingredients – “Safety Concerns?”
The first concern related to Slim Xtreme ingredients. “This diet supplement contains a hidden substance, which was discovered by the FDA,” said our Research Editor. “This is a serious red flag that should not be overlooked.”
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration stated in 2011, “FDA laboratory analysis confirmed that “Slim Xtreme Herbal Slimming Capsule” contains sibutramine. Sibutramine is a controlled substance that was withdrawn from the U.S. market in October 2010 for safety reasons.”
However, one customer revealed, “Not sure how safe this is, but it does suppress appetite.”
Another said, “Makes you urinate frequently. Other than that, I think it works pretty well.”
Slim Xtreme Side Effects – “Watch Out!”
Another concern is Slim Xtreme side effects. Some users have reported adverse reactions like diarrhea, rapid heartbeat, jitters, headache, nausea, increased blood pressure and even heart attack. In fact, one person said, “This stuff cannot be safe. Made my heart race like crazy.”
Then again, a different customer posted, “Slim Xtreme does decrease hunger. Been using it for about two weeks now.”
“Have lost about two pounds so far. It does cause some side effects though,” mentioned another.
Our research has shown if there is some particular part of a diet supplement or weight-loss program that is especially troublesome (dangerous ingredient, side effects, steep price) the odds of real success for the long haul are not good. Therefore if Slim Xtreme does in fact cause unpleasant adverse effects in a lot of people, this could be a serious problem.
The Science – “Is It There?”
Sadly we could not locate any documented science that supports Slim Xtreme and its weight-loss claims. This is a red flag, because we at DietSpotlight need to see some published research that backs up the diet product we are investigating.
The Bottom Line – Does Slim Xtreme Work?
Now the moment you’ve been waiting for. Here is our bottom line on Slim Xtreme weight-loss pills. To start, we like that this supplement does not require a prescription and it’s easy to use/take anywhere. But we have some reservations about this diet formula because it’s not supported by any actual research. Also, we’re concerned about the dangerous drug it contains. Not to mention, the side effects some people have experienced.
If you’d like to drop more weight, then we suggest you go with a product that does not contain any dangerous ingredients, is backed by solid clinical research and will not lead to any unwanted adverse effects.
Among the best products we’ve seen in 2016 is one called Leptigen. Its formula is a proprietary blend of four unique ingredients. Some of which have been shown in published clinical research to help accelerate fat loss and ignite metabolism. We cannot find any discouraging user reviews, and the comments posted online indicate people are seeing excellent results.
The makers of Leptigen are so confident in their product they’re offering a Special Trial Offer, which is very encouraging.
Previous Slim Xtreme Review (Updated April 16, 2014):
What You Should Know about Slim Xtreme
Slim Xtreme claims the dieter can lose up to 20 pounds in as little as 4 weeks. The official website seems to be located at Burn20.com, but the site looks more like a review page than an official manufacturer or product website. Another website, Diet66.com lists the ingredients as well, so this product could only be sold through affiliates. There are testimonials and before and after pictures available from one dieter who lost weight in just 11 weeks.
List of Slim Xtreme Ingredients
Burn 20: Bitter Orange, Cassia Seed, Mulberry Leaves, Jobstears Seed, Medical Amylum.
Diet66: Bitter Orange Fruit, Cassia Seed, Mulberry Leaf, Jobstears Seed, Medical Amylum, Konjac Root, Lotus Leaf, Semen Coicis, Bamboo Shoots, Tarragon Leaf, Psyllium Husk.
At first glance, the testimonials are very powerful. The dieter can look at the in progress pictures and see how the dieter slimmed down while taking the Slim Xtreme supplement, but the ingredient list does not support the weight loss claims.
Bitter orange is a strong stimulant related to Ephedra. The ingredient became wildly popular after Ephedra was banned, but is does not have the same effect as Ephedra in the body. Ephedra worked to decrease appetite and increase fat burn, but the side effects were life threatening. Bitter orange carries some of these same side effects, such as increased blood pressure and potential liver damage, but the FDA has not banned the ingredient as of 2011.
Cassia seed is clearly a laxative as the description on the website listed one of the medicinal uses as constipation treatment. Laxatives are often included in weight loss supplements to cause diarrhea or increased bowel movements which can temporarily reduce weight. The weight loss is all water weight and will return as soon as the dieter stops taking the supplement.
Mulberry leaves have been proven to help control blood sugar levels when taken before meals. When blood sugar rises and then falls, as the digestion process of carbohydrates is completed, hunger can strike. This is a good ingredient to include in any weight loss product.
Jobstears seed is barley once the shell has been removed. The seeds have a diuretic effect, which can lead to dehydration. There is no weight loss benefit to this ingredient though it is listed as an appetite suppressant.
The final ingredient, according to Burn20, is medical amylum. This is a starch that is supposed to help fill up the stomach to reduce appetite though no verifiable information could be found on the ingredient.
A one-month supply of Slim Xtreme can be ordered for just $14.99.
Advantages of Slim Xtreme
Disadvantages of Slim Xtreme
Different websites list different ingredients.
Many of the ingredients are diuretics or laxatives.
Some ingredients have very little information online.
We cannot trust a supplement with no official website and multiple websites listing different ingredients. Bitter orange is not safe for everyone, but there are safe weight loss supplements to choose from.