Slim5 is a weight loss supplement manufactured in France.
According to the official website, the product is the first five-in-one fat burner and taking just three capsules per day will “banish” ugly body fat.
Many diet pills are sold with similar claims and big promises do not always ensure quality results.
In the case of Slim5, the manufacturer provides a link to a clinical trial, but the link leads to a PDF document on their own site and, although the information presented suggest the capsules can deliver impressive results, it fails to state where and when the alleged study was carried out.
What is Slim5 and How Does it Work?
Although the capsule may offer a few secondary benefits, Slim5 is primarily designed to function as a fat burner. Products that work in this way are very common and are designed to encourage the body to begin using body fat as a source of energy. As with any fat burner, good results will be dependent on the quality and quantity of ingredients used. Let’s take a look at that now.
Each capsule contains:
- Chromium (2.93ug): A mineral that is often added to weight loss supplements because it’s presence is believed to help control blood sugar levels and lessen the desire for sweet food.
- Cider Vinegar (525mg): A study conducted in Japan suggests apple cider vinegar can support weight loss. Volunteers were given either cider vinegar or a placebo (water) over a 12-week period. The data collected showed the cider vinegar users had lost slightly more weight than the placebo group, but the weight returned quickly after the study was completed.
- Artichoke (2700mg): The polyphenols provided by artichoke can encourage bile production and improve the digestion. The ingredient also be useful for lowering cholesterol levels and easing the symptoms of irritable bowel syndrome.
- Yerba Mate (60mg): An extract taken from the leaves of a plant. In some countries the leaves are brewed with water and consumed as a tea. Yerba is a stimulant that can provide a mild energy boost and help clear the mind, but its value as a weight loss provider requires further study.
- Cabbage Extract (45mg): The Cabbage Soup diet was quite popular during the 1980s. It was often believed to deliver a weight loss of six to seven kilos per week. The diet worked because it forced dieters to live on a very restricted calorie intake. Putting cabbage extracts into a capsule is unlikely to provide any benefits at all.
- Cayenne Pepper (45mg): A powerful metabolism booster and thermogenic fat burner that can help the body to burn calories even during periods of rest. The University of Maryland Medical Center recommends a dose of 30 mg to 120 mg up to three times per day, so the quantity supplied here should be sufficient.
Slim5 Customer Feedback
Slim5 Side Effects
No side effects are mentioned, but Slim5 is unlikely to be suitable for pregnant or nursing mothers. Anyone who has existing health issues should always seek professional medical advice prior to using any brand of dietary supplement. Individuals who are using medication should be equally cautious.
Slim5 appears to be sold with a money back guarantee.
The Bottom Line
The presence of cabbage in the formulation is probably more ridiculous than beneficial, but some of the other ingredients used in Slim5 may be able to help support the weight loss process. Customer feedback suggest the formulation does not work for everyone though, so many customers may need to take advantage of the money back guarantee. However, the biggest worry with this product is the way it is marketed. Free trials often have strings attached that are invisible until customers find manufacturers have been using the strings to tug unexpected sums of money from their bank accounts. Extreme caution is advised.
Where To Buy Slim5
The Slim5 website offers a free 15-day trail, but it is not possible to visit the site and buy a bottle of pills and it is unclear how much a bottle is likely to cost. This is not ideal. It is important that customers are aware of the cost of any product they are considering purchasing.
The use of a free trial is also worrying because many companies that market products in this way use the opportunity to rope customers into expensive auto-billing and shipping programs.
A small initial payment is usually required to cover postage and then, after the trial period is over, customers who don’t opt-out of the program discover their cards have been charged for the price of a full bottle of pills. We cannot find any evidence to suggest the Slim5 trial period works in this way, but manufacturers who use this kind of marketing practice often make it extremely difficult for customers to discover what the free trial offer really entails.