Turboslim Chronoactiv Review - Does This Weight Loss Supplement Work?
When a coworker asked me the other day about a product he was thinking about ordering from the UK–Turboslim Chronoactiv–I was pretty interested. People don’t often import their supplements! I decided to do an in-depth review of the ingredients and the clinical research associated with Turboslim. After that, I looked through customer reviews and checked for side effects; finally,, I looked into the company behind the manufacture of the supplement. Here are my findings condensed for your easy reference.
What You Need to Know
Turboslim, in short, is a dietary supplement designed to help you burn fat and curb appetite. It takes a unique angle though: it comes with a set of pills for the day and a set for nighttime. While the website wasn’t forthcoming about the ingredients (yikes!), we were able to track down the ingredients through a third-party website. Here is the list for the two different types of pills:
Daytime Pills (orange)
Nighttime Pills (blue)
Green Tea Extract (480 mg)
Oxilia Total (500 mg)
• This appears to be a proprietary blend of several ingredients.
Green Coffee Extract (20 mg)
Chromium Picolinate (25 mg)
Zinc (10 mg)
Theoretically, the day pills boost your body’s thermogenic properties (fat burning and metabolism) while the night pills work to block fat storage. One pill is taken during the day, and the nighttime pill comes right before dinner. One plus is that the pills are easy to take–no mixing and only two total pills per day.
A company called Forte Pharma is behind Turboslim Chronoactiv, and it has been around since 1999. They claim to have sold over 30 million Turboslim packets since 2004, when the product first hit the market. Strangely enough, the only retailers that seem to carry Turboslim anymore are Amazon.com and Ebay; the product sells for around $49.00 online (one month’s supply). The daytime/nighttime approach are interesting, but read on…
Our First Concern–Does Turboslim Chronoactiv Work?
After looking through reviews (which were very sparse, we should add), we have doubts as to whether Turboslim actually works. “One of the best ways to judge a product is to read the reviews,” said our research editor. “The few reviews we found didn’t look great, in spite of the fact that some tried and true ingredients, like green coffee and green tea, were present.”
“Very disappointed. This product is very expensive and does not work,” said one reviewer. “I didn’t lose a single pound,” said another. A third reviewer had similar thoughts: “No weight loss at all,” he said. “Besides, they recommend you use two boxes to see results.” It’s not very reassuring to have to invest in two boxes of a product before you can see results.
General Lack of Reviews–What’s Going On?
For a product that has been on the market since 2004, there is a shocking lack of reviews. We found a few–around eight or so–on Amazon.com, but there aren’t any reviews on Forte Pharma’s website. The product was once sold through several UK retailers such as boots.com, but we couldn’t find the product there. Right now, it seems like Ebay and Amazon are your best bets, even though you don’t have a money back guarantee on those platforms.
We’ve found that slow results or side effects of any kind can really sink your long-term chances at weight loss with a particular product, and Turboslim claims that you need two months on the product to see results–that’s just not good enough for most consumers. By the end of two months, you will have spent almost $100.00 on a product that hasn’t shown results.
Scientific Study–Is There Any?
Forte Pharma doesn’t provide any clinical research on their website to show Turboslim’s efficacy. Some of the ingredients in the daytime formula have been proven to work in the past, but you certainly don’t need to spend $49.99 on green tea and coffee bean extract. The nighttime formula seems to be largely speculative–there isn’t enough information provided on the proprietary blend to measure its efficacy.
Should I Try It? What’s the Bottom Line?
While I thought it was interesting that my friend was buying a supplement from across the Atlantic (and I still do, actually), I’m a bit underwhelmed with Turboslim Chronoactiv. There isn’t enough evidence that the night formula does anything, and the lack of online reviews is alarming. Furthermore, the few reviews we found weren’t overwhelmingly positive.
If you need a product to jumpstart your weight loss, look for something that burns fat, boosts metabolism, and has clinical research under its belt.
Recently, a supplement called Leptigen has come onto our radar. It uses a proprietary blend of four ingredients to burn fat and boost metabolism. Better yet, these ingredients have been clinically proven to work. The online reviews look great, and we can’t find talk of harmful side effects.
For a limited time, the makers of Leptigen are offering special trial offer–always a good sign!