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Now Slim promote what they call the “most unique slimming supplements in the UK”. The Now Slim Day tablets are marketed as being up to 40% more effective that its competitors! We reveal if the Now Slim supplements can help to manage your weight by reducing calorie intake and increasing fat burning.

With four Now Slim diet pill products available, including the newcomers Sweeteners and Hunger Strips; we take a look the more popular Now Slim Day and Night for Women.

Now Slim Pros

  • Available from reputable retailers
  • 100% natural and suitable for vegetarians
  • Includes free celebrity diet plan by Nicki Waterman

Now Slim Cons

  • Ingredient amounts not revealed
  • No manufacturer guarantee
  • Lacks clinical data to back up claims
  • Works out expensive if using both Day and Night tablets
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Now Slim Day and Night tablets
Now Slim 24/7 Bundle

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Now Slim Facts

  • Manufactured by GP Central Ltd in Glasgow, Scotland
  • Stocked by a number of UK retailers and available in Tesco’s and Asda
  • Available in Now Slim 24/7 Bundle

Now Slim have been available in the UK for a number of years now. We managed to trace reports of Now Slim being available since 2007.

The company behind Now Slim range of products is GP Central Ltd who is based in Glasgow, Scotland. They mostly market their products on other websites although they do have an official website themselves, where you can contact them directly via telephone, email, online operator or a contact web form. The official website is fairly poorly as it contains very little product information, far less than other retailers who stock the supplements.

We could find no reports of rip offs or scams about Now Slim and GP Central Ltd from consumers.

There are currently four Now Slim products available, the most popular on the market and the longest around has been the Now Slim Day and Now Slim Night tablets. Newcomers to the range include; Now Slim Sweeteners, Now Slim Hunger Strips and the Now Slim 24/7 that includes all four of the Now Slim products in one box.

We should mention that a stronger Now Slim Extreme for Men is also available that claims to contain special ingredients aimed at the “male metabolism”. Hmmm we look at this a bit later!

Each bottle of Now Slim Day contains 160 capsules with 1-2 to be taken around 10am and 1-2 to be taken around 3pm. You are advised to only take the supplement for 6 weeks continuously and then take one week break before taking again.

Each bottle of Now Slim Night contains 80 capsules, you are recommended to take 2 capsules with water prior to going to bed. The manufacturer suggests you take both supplements for the best results.

Right let’s take a deeper look into these supplements.

Now Slim Concerns:

  • Combining Now Slim Day and Now Slim Night can be expensive
  • No ingredient amounts are listed for ANY of the Now Slim products
  • Lacks any references to clinical data and no manufacturer guarantee

What Does Now Slim Claim To Do?

Now Slim claims to be 100% natural supplement that uses the “latest breakthrough in natural rapid weight loss”.

It does this by helping consumers to manage their weight by reducing your food intake and helping to eliminate excess body fat.

This “revolutionary” diet pill boldly claims …

is up to 40% more effective than its nearest competitors within the slimming supplement industry.

So What Is Now Slim and What Are The Ingredients For Now Slim?

We really struggled to find out the ingredients in Now Slim as most retailers (even the manufacturer) fails to disclose the ingredients used. Even when they are listed the ingredient amounts are not!

We really dislike this practice as it means it’s impossible to know if enough of each ingredient to actually work.

Now Slim Day ingredients are:

  • Citrus Aurantium: Thought to have a potent thermogenic effect on the body and another popular weight loss ingredient. Again no indications are given as to amounts included.
  • L-Tyrosine: Suggested to help with suppressing appetite and promoting metabolism by ensuring healthy thyroid function.
  • Chromium Polynicotinate This has been discredited by the government and is not thought to be effective for weight loss. A study was done of all the existing studies by the National Institute of Health, this government study concluded:

    Chromium supplements are sometimes claimed to reduce body fat and increase lean (muscle) mass. Yet a recent review of 24 studies that examined the effects of 200 to 1,000 mcg/day of chromium (in the form of chromium picolinate) on body mass or composition found no significant benefits

    Read the full fact sheet here: http://ods.od.nih.gov/factsheets/Chromium-HealthProfessional/

  • Green Tea: Fair amount of research that suggests that Green Tea has positive weight loss and health benefits. This is because of the potent source of catechins that has fat burning properties.
  • Cayenne Powder Extract: The active compound within red chilli peppers responsible for its spicy flavour and red colour. Used to help boost metabolism when consumed in the right amount.
  • Guarana Powder Extract: Similar properties to caffeine but stronger and released slowly to avoid the spike in energy levels.
  • Pyridoxine (Vitamin B6): Used for a number of health functions in the body from boosting immune system, preventing bladder infections, treating morning sickness and premenstrual syndrome (PMS).
    (Source: http://www.nlm.nih.gov/medlineplus/druginfo/natural/934.html)
  • Caffeine Anhydrous: Common ingredient in many diet pills as it can boost alertness and suggested to increase metabolism.

As you would expect the Now Slim Night ingredients are free from stimulants and mostly contain amino acids:

  • L-Arginine HCI: Essential amino acid with a number of reported health benefits, from possibly helping hypertension to supporting muscle mass and reducing body fat.
    (Source: http://www.nlm.nih.gov/medlineplus/druginfo/natural/875.html)
  • L-Tyrosine: Suggested to help with suppressing appetite and promoting metabolism by ensuring healthy thyroid function.
  • Ascophyllum Nodosum (sea kelp): A large and common brown alga found in northern Atlantic Ocean. A rich source of Iodine and why it’s a favourite ingredient in diet pills for its suggested effect on promoting healthy thyroid activity for optimal metabolism. May only have a positive influence on metabolism if suffering from underactive thyroid known as “metabolic syndrome”.
  • Apple Cider Vinegar: Popular ingredient in many diet pills on the market as it’s been suggested to promote weight loss by possibly prolonging the sensation of being full after eating. How effective it is depends on the amount taken, again we have no amounts listed here.
    (Source: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Apple_cider_vinegar)
  • L-Ornithine HCI: Suggested to increases tissue growth and leads to more lean muscle mass but scientific studies have not backed up these claims. Supplementation has been associated with possible side effects such as restlessness, insomnia and gastic upset. Possibly an unusual ingredient choice for a night-time diet pill? Then again we are not told how much is included!
  • Pyridoxine (Vitamin B6): Used for a number of health functions in the body from boosting immune system, preventing bladder infections, treating morning sickness and premenstrual syndrome (PMS).
    (Source: http://www.nlm.nih.gov/medlineplus/druginfo/natural/934.html)
  • Chromium Amino Acid Chelate: Plays a role in glucose metabolism and is a hormone-like compound that works with insulin to transport glucose.

So What Does All This Mean?

Now Slim Day contains a number of stimulants that are suggested to have a thermogenic effect in order to boost metabolism. This in turn is suggested to eliminate excess body fat by increasing calories burnt as fat.

This is not new as many diet pills make this claim, so not exactly the “the latest breakthrough in natural rapid weight loss” as the manufacturers of Now Slim suggest!

In contrast, the Now Slim Night ingredients reveal a stimulant-free blend that contains a number of essential amino acids and ingredients to improve metabolism.

As we regularly say, never consume a diet pill if you do not know exactly what it contains!

Now Slim Extreme for Men

It seems that the Now Slim Day supplement is not strong enough for men!

Now Slim Extreme for MenSo the manufacturers have developed a Now Slim for Men that claims to contain specially selected ingredients for the male metabolism. Interesting…

As it seems with ALL Now Slim products the exact ingredients used in this male only Now Slim product are not revealed! This makes it impossible to verify whether these diet pills for men will work any better than the original Now Slim Day tablets or at all.

We should highlight that Now Slim for Men is the most expensive product in the range, retailing for £44.95 ($69) although is available slightly cheaper from online retailers.

Does Now Slim Have Any Side Effects?

The manufacturers claim that Now Slim have no known side effects.

You are advised to drink plenty when taking the supplement, at least 8-10 glasses per day.

Some of the ingredients are stimulants that could make you feel anxious and disturb your sleep pattern. So you are recommended to take only one capsule instead of the two when first taking Now Slim.

Caution: You should avoid Now Slim if you’re pregnant or a nursing mother, are allergic to shellfish or under 18.

Warning: Without knowing the ingredient amounts it is impossible to know how safe Now Slim really is!

Any Now Slim Reviews From Customers?

Apart from the official website that only shows positive reviews, both Now Slim Day and Now Slim Night tablets have received mixed consumer reviews on retailer and forums.

Now Slim Day has received 39 consumer reviews with an overall rating of 2 1/2 out of 5 as of 9th July 2012. Unfortunately only two of the very positive reviews are visible from back in 2010!

Now Slim Night has received 91 customer reviews with an overall rating of 3 1/2 out of 5 as of 9th July 2012. The only comment visible is from ML in May 2012:

No results after two weeks but no side effects either ….

Digging a little deeper online revealed the majority of testimonials were written between 2007 and 2010. Consumers have reported mixed results whilst taking this supplement.

So Does Now Slim Work?

Impossible to say!

With no ingredient amounts listed, very little information available on the official website and by retailers and no clinical studies available, consumers are relying on the manufacturers assurances that it works!

Where Can I Buy Now Slim?

Now Slim is available from many local independent Pharmacies and Health shops in the UK, including Tesco’s and Asda.

You can save up to 29% on Now Slim products from ChemistDirect, Europe’s leading online chemist who stock hundreds of popular health and beauty products. 1 month supply (160 capsules) of Now Slim Day costs £36 ($55) with the 1 month supply (80 capsules) of Now Slim Night costing £24 ($40).

Now Slim products are also available directly from the official website.

Find out more: Chemist Direct

Special offer: Now Slim Day bundle costing £84 ($126), which includes 160 day capsules, 1 bottle of 80 night capsules and 1 packet of hunger strips (including free delivery).

Watchdog Verdict

The fact is it is impossible to say one way or another if Now Slim works!

We could find no evidence that Now Slim works, not one single study is referenced to support the claims made. As for Now Slim being up to 40% more effective than other diet pills, such a statement is baseless and somewhat unbelievable!

With the lack of information available we are not confident in the weight loss results with this supplement. For this reason we have no choice but to reject both Now Slim Day and Now Slim Night diet pills.

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7 comments to “Now Slim”

  1. Barney says:

    You dont reveal whats in the now slim extreme for men, how can I find out?

  2. Kitty says:

    I bought Now Slim in 2007 – 2008 when it was produced / manufactured / distributed by Arranway Ltd and it did wonders. I was never hungry, weight just melted away.

    I’ve not tried the current formulation nor have bought any recently so cannot comment.

    However from past experience, it kept me warm in winter, I lost weight without even feeling I was on a diet. The only drawback is that it is a diuretic and best ensure you have ready access to toilets. You will also feel very thirsty.

  3. ayofemi holloway says:

    I started Now Slim day and night in november 2012 and found it helped alongside a low calorie diet.
    I have Never dieted before and have spent the last 5years raising 3 children who are now 5,3 and 1. I wanted something that would help me along my way. I have lost just over 2stone and hoping to reach my 3stone loss by July. Because I have never dieted I don’t have anything to compare it to. I don’t have time to go to the gym, so this really helps. It defiantly does make you need to pee a lot but didn’t find it to much of a bother. It is expensive but what diet pills aren’t from my research you can’t find any under £10 that does a good job and also the convenience of being able pop into a supermarket instead of trailing the net not knowing what your looking for or wether its a pack of lies is why I went for Now Slim.

    Unless some one can point me to another product???

    • ayofemi holloway says:

      also as I am lactose intolerant I cant take a lot of the other pills. As i would never leave the loo

  4. Kat says:

    I used one pack of now slim day about a year ago and had amazing results. After one day of jittery feelings I was not hungry at all, had to remind myself to eat and didn’t suffer from cravins anymore. However I did not stop for the recommended sixth week and kept on taking a similar product by Hollands and barret (super green tea diet I think) which didn’t work as well and as it was the holidays I started eating a lot without being hungry which stopped that success.

    I am now using Atkins for two months already and it is working very well. As I have platoed and got another 4 kilos to lose, I am starting now slim again.

    What I just realised is that on my new bottle THERE ARE NOW AMOUNTS OF INGREDIENTS LISTED.
    If the watchdog team could reconsider this and tell us if the amounts of ingredients are likely to work, that would be amazing.

    L-Tyrosine powder 260mg, Green tea (90% polyphrenols) 100mg, Caffeine 91mg, CLA powder 60 mg, guarana seed extract 50mg, 5-HTP (from Griffonia simplicifolia) 20mg, vitamin b 6 (pyridoxine hydrochloride powder) 6mg, black pepper extract 90% piperine 2,5mg, cayenne powder (90% capsacin) 150mcg, chromium picolonate 100 mg.

    I have just seen that even on the night pack they now listed the amounts.

    Kat

    • Watchdog Staff says:

      Thanks Kat for taking the time and effort to write in with this information. As we say on our reviews, products do change from time to time by manufacturers whether its a new and “improved” version or simply as a response from reviews online. We will ensure we take a look at this product again and update our review accordingly.
      Great news that it seemed to work for you.

  5. marie says:

    can someone please tel me which one is the day and night pill in colour, the grey one and the white one?? which is which?? thanks

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