The idea that you can lose a lot of weight without making lifestyle changes has set the Diet Watchdog alarm bells ringing, and some of the ingredients of this supplement are a cause for concern. We take a look at Aspire to find out more.
Aspire is an American diet pill that is designed to increase the metabolism and suppress the appetite. It contains a mix of branded trademarked products combined with natural ingredients and according to the advertising will help you lose weight. Despite the glossy appearance of the marketing, Aspire is not that well known and has not yet received any independent customer feedback.
Aspire is manufactured by Everest Nutrition Corporation, described by themselves as a leading Nutraceautical and vitamin manufacturer.
Everest has been around since 2004 and manufacture a range of health supplements aimed at a variety of conditions, although none of their supplements are very well known.
Their other products include Zernex For Men, a male enhancement supplement, Vernax For Women designed to help improve sexual performance and raise libido. They also produce Everest Prostate Plus -a prostate health supplement, Krill oil an omega 3 supplement and Joint Ease a remedy for muscular and joint pain. Aspire is the only Everest weight loss supplement.
To take Aspire you are advised to take 1-2 capsules in the morning and again before lunch. According to information many people find that 2 capsules daily is sufficient.
One of the selling points of this supplement is that you do not have to make any changes to diet and lifestyle in order to lose weight, because Aspire naturally reduces your appetite and speeds your metabolism. The Diet Pills Watchdog is extremely sceptical about this claim.
There is very little independent information about Aspire and it does not appear to have generated any customer reviews, positive or negative.
The Aspire advertising and product information makes some impressive claims that implies you can lose weight with minimal effort. “I lost 18lbs with Aspire – it really works” and “I lost 30lbs” etc and similar from supposedly genuine customers pictured on the website.
A doctor (who incidentally appears to be a stock image from well known stock image website iStock) – named as Dr Shah explains “why it is almost impossible to lose weight” and lays the blame firmly at the metabolism. According to his reasoning, the modern diet of pizzas, hot dogs and sugars slows the metabolism and has led to an “obesity pandemic in North America”. According to Dr Shah, “more and more people are overweight and it is not even their fault”.
We question the assumption that it is impossible to lose weight. Plenty of people lose weight successfully by making changes to their diet and lifestyle.
More worryingly, he says:
there are lots of reasons to take Aspire. If you like cakes, pastries and pizzas , you can enjoy them without feeling guilty”
Well maybe so Dr Shah, but just because you don’t feel guilty, it doesn’t mean that eating fattening foods is going to help you get thin. Cakes pastries and pizzas will add to your weight, no matter what you choose to believe.
Dr Shah says that Aspire will speed up a sluggish metabolism, is clinically proven to reduce the absorption of carbs, increase energy and “put you in a great mood”.
It was hard to find out much information about Dr Shah. He appears to be connected with other Everest products but information about his qualifications and training is not given. The claims he makes are not substantiated with fact and if there is any clinical evidence it is not provided.
Aspire is essentially a fat burner and appetite suppressant combined. It contains;
Aspire has some interesting looking contents and you may notice some stimulant effect after taking these pills. The big problem is that the amounts are not specified so it is hard to say just how effective this supplement will be for weight loss. Many of the ingredients are stimulant based and this supplement may cause associated side effects. It will probably boost energy levels and the phase 2 starch neutraliser may help you reduce your carbohydrate intake slightly.
The claims made by the product advertising are overblown. You are not going to lose 30lbs of weight within a month by taking this product alone. However it may have an effect if taken as part of a healthy eating and exercise plan.
Aspire will most likely have some side effects. This supplement contains high levels of caffeine as well as bitter orange so does act as a stimulant. You may notice anxiety, sleep disturbances and it may make you jittery – especially if you are caffeine sensitive. Some of the ingredients have an effect upon mood and should be handled with care if you have a background of mental problems or addiction.
Phase 2 starch neutraliser can cause unpleasant bowel movements and flatulence.
The manufacturers do not provide adequate health information or warnings about potential side effects which we feel is a point of concern. So far there is a lack of customer feedback and no side effects have been reported.
Caution: People suffering from high blood pressure or heart problems should avoid. Seek medical advice before taking if you have a history of addiction or mental problems and avoid if you are caffeine sensitive. Aspire is not suitable if you are pregnant or breast feeding and you should take medical advice before taking if you have any existing medical condition or are taking medication.
So far it is impossible to find any independent customer reviews. Aspire is only available direct from the product website and is not on sale from Amazon or any other website. This means that it is very hard to find any negative feedback. The only reviews available are listed on the website or from a couple of review websites that promote the product.
You will undoubtedly “feel” something due to the caffeine content. It will not make you lose high amounts of weight if you do not modify your diet and increase your exercise levels but it may have some effect.
This diet supplement does not provide detailed contents information so although some of the ingredients look pretty good, the company are not transparent about the exact contents of each capsule.
Although clinical references are not provided by the manufacturer, some of the ingredients have tested positively for weight loss and mood. Here are some example links:
Aspire is only available direct from the supplement website.
One month’s supply costs $49.95 or you can choose a better value BOGOF (buy one get one free) package for $149.95 which gives you three bottles of Aspire plus three bottles free.
Payment seems transparent. Aspire does not lock you into an auto ship programme.
Although the company offer a 100% guarantee this is not strictly true. They will only refund for unopened packages and you will have to return these at your own cost within 90 days. So far there has been no independent customer feedback relating to the guarantee.
Aspire is a reasonably good looking diet supplement but it will not make you lose weight in the way the advertising describes. It is full of caffeine and stimulants and the inclusion of chromate is a matter of concern because of the possible link with cancer. The effects of chromium supplements still have not been fully evaluated and although they are deemed safe in the USA, the UK may ban their sale in the future.
The product advertising makes some extremely wild claims and this destroys the credibility, especially as there is not a transparent ingredients profile. You really don’t know what you are taking and how much of it.
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