After receiving a few consumer reports from unhappy consumers, we decided it was time to take a look at this 100% pure Saffron extract supplement.
Pure Saffron Slim Pros
- Nothing whatsoever
Pure Saffron Slim Cons
- Auto-billing programme – charges you $48 each month
- Lacks ingredient profile
- Poor consumer feedback
Pure Saffron Slim Review
Pure Saffron Slim Facts
- Manufactured by NuTrim, Inc. Utah, USA
- Each bottle contains 60 capsules
- Auto-billing programme that charges $48 per month
- Product NOT endorsed by Dr Oz
You only need a quick look at the official website to realise that there is VERY little information. In our opinion it’s very poor, with blurry images, simple spelling and grammatical errors.
Consumers should be fully aware that by ordering this product they are signing up to an auto-billing and auto-shipping programme. This means that you will receive a bottle and be billed each month until you contact them to cancel.
A quick look into the Terms and Conditions and you find the following:
By ordering today, you will be automatically placed into the members-only discount club where your order will renew at the reduced price of $48 per month until cancelled
There is little information about the manufacturer, in fact unless you read the terms and conditions it’s impossible to find it’s produced by NuTrim Inc based in Utah, USA. There is a Toll Free customer number only with no company address or details shown.
When digging for scam or rip-off complaints for this supplement we found a couple of reports from unhappy consumers relating to billing issues.
We should clarify the assumption that this supplement is anything to do with Dr Oz. It seems that many consumers have been led to believe or have mistaken Pure Saffron Slim to be associated with Dr Oz. This is most likely a result of the marketing and the promotion of this product. To be fair the official site makes no reference to Dr Oz except in a tiny disclaimer in the footer:
Dr. Oz does not endorse Pure Saffron Slim, but highly recommends the ingredients featured within the Pure Saffron Slim formula.
Each bottle of Pure Saffron Slim includes 60 capsules that are recommended to take twice a day. The manufacturer doesn’t make any recommendations for following a healthy diet or exercise programme.
Pure Saffron Slim Warnings
- Auto-billing programme meaning your billed $48 until you cancel
- Lacks an ingredient profile
- Poor consumer feedback
What Does Pure Saffron Slim Claim To Do?
In the few words seen on the official site, this supplement claims to:
- Lose weight 3x faster
- Boost your metabolism
- Drop 2 sizes in 2 months
The manufacturers claim this “medical miracle unlocks secret to rapid weight loss” by…
With a clearly displayed “medically approved” stamp and “US patented & clinically proven” statements, we can’t wait to delve into this Saffron Extract supplement in more detail!
So What Is Pure Saffron Slim and What Are The Ingredients For Pure Saffron Slim?
With no information about the ingredients in this supplement other than the tag line “100% pure saffron Extract” we can only assume this is the ONLY active ingredient in it.
We look at the science behind Saffron Extract a bit later, so what is it?
- Saffron Extract (Crocus sativus L): A natural compound popular in cooking typically as a spice and used in some traditional medicines. Only recently it’s been suggested to have weight loss benefits as it’s reported to increase serotonin levels in the brain. It’s said that this mood regulating chemical helps to prevent overeating. No indications of the amounts used here though, so we can only speculate if sufficient quantities exist!
So What Does All This Mean?
The manufacturer is relying on the recent media exposure of Saffron Extract to encourage consumers to buy this product.
There is no indication of what’s in it, how much and who makes it.
Does Pure Saffron Slim Have Any Side Effects?
No side effects are mentioned by the manufacturer. WebMD suggests Saffron Extract is “safe for most people” as long as you’re not taking large dosages.
It’s unlikely there are large amounts of Saffron Extract in this supplement.
Caution: As with most diet supplements we would suggest avoiding this product if you’re less than 18 years of age, are a breastfeeding or nursing mother, and have any pre-existing medical condition.
Any Pure Saffron Slim Reviews From Customers?
We’re received a few consumers far from happy with this supplement but what about other independent reviews?
Hmm unfortunately we struggled to find much consumer feedback, positive or negative.
So Does Pure Saffron Slim Work?
It’s impossible to tell!
There is NO ingredient profile without ANY indication of amounts either.
If we skip over the fact we don’t know exactly what’s in it or how much, let’s take a look at the science behind Saffron Extract.
The study that probably triggered the interest in Saffron Extract by diet pill manufacturers was published in Nutrition Research in May 2012, here is the study here: http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/20579522
This 8-week study looked at a test group consumed 1 capsule of Satiereal (twice per day (176.5 mg extract per day). After comparing the placebo and the test group results showed that snacking frequency had reduced and greater weight loss was evident in the group that consumed Satiereal.
This is the basis for many “Saffron Extract” supplements on the market. There are some incredibly important facts missing that should be pointed out:
- Snacking frequency was subjectively measured by participants themselves, calling the accuracy of this measure to be questioned
- Appetite suppression wasn’t immediate but took 4 weeks to start
- Although weight loss was significant only a few pounds were lost
The implications of these often ignored “facts” is that you will need to supplement your diet with Saffron Extract (in the amounts shown in the study) for at least 2 months to experience little weight loss.
Where Can I Buy Pure Saffron Slim?
Pure Saffron Slim is only available to consumers living in the US and Canada.
The original price was a staggering $89 for 1 month’s supply, now it costs a more reasonable $48. Discounts are available for multiple bottle purchases.
Consumer Alert: Ordering this supplement will mean you agree to signing up to an auto-billing and programme. Once your order is finished you will have a new bottle shipped to you every month at the cost of $48.
What About a Guarantee?
There is a 30-day return policy that requires consumers to obtain a RMA (Return Merchandise Authorization) number within 30 days of the invoice date and the product HAS to arrive at their fulfilment center within 30 days too.
There is a re-stocking fee of $5.95 per bottle returned too.
DO NOT BUY PURE SAFFRON SLIM!
Without any clear idea of the ingredients, not to mention how much, we’re relying on blind faith that this supplement works.
There are few customer testimonials and no links to clinical studies to support the claims made.
The biggest factor that put us off is the auto-billing programme that means your hooked into paying monthly for this supplement until you cancel. It’s easy to see how unwittingly consumers may sign up not realising this although the official website highlights this fact.
You may lose weight taking this supplement but the unknowns are just too much for us and so we reject Pure Saffron Slim.