The blank spaces on the website where product information and reviews should have gone give the impression that work had started on the Carnislim page and then suddenly stopped, for whatever reason.
We looked a lot more closely into Carnislim, and the closer we looked, the more it felt like it had been run up that business-speak flagpole and nobody had saluted it. And it may even still be there, fluttering in the breeze and forgotten. But why?
It is often referred to as a “fat burner” because of its role in producing energy within cells by transporting fatty acids there. Some experts recommend a much greater dose of carnitine than available in Carnislim, together with a meal rich in carbs and protein.
Don’t be surprised if those people around Carnislim users sniff at the air and look puzzled – that’d be all the carnitine producing its well-known side-effect of creating a fishy odor in breath, sweat, and urine.
On eBay.com – $27.95, from supplementkings. A1supplements sells it for $27.95. Netnutri.com sells it for $24.95. Dietary Dept sells it for $22.48.
Dietary supplement forms of niacin usually come in strengths of 250 mg but each serving of Carnislim only contains 50 mg — and as for carnitine, we’re recommended to take 2-3 grams per dose, but a full serving here, even though there’s five different types of it, only adds up to a single gram. So we’re not very impressed.
And we’re really not impressed by the product description on the Carnislim web page. It just reads “Coming Soon” – as it’s done for a while now. Maybe it’s even been coming soon since October 2016. We may never know how they’re going to describe Carnislim, and even if they ever do, we’ll have lost interest in it long before then. So we’re going to save ourselves a lot of time and reject Hi-Tech Carnislim right now.
Why would anyone want to buy a product from its own website which sells it for way more than any other retailer sells it for, when that website doesn’t tell anybody anything about that product in the first place? The Carnislim web page just has a picture of the product, the price and the “add to cart” button. At least, that’s all you see when you arrive there. Further down the page, if you can be bothered to scroll down, we have the Description that just reads “Coming Soon”, an ingredient fact sheet, the briefest of brief instructions about taking Carnislim, and a distinct lack of reviews.
But we don’t have a clue about what it’s supposed to do for us. It looks like they started putting the web page together in a hurry (check the layout of the “Supplement Facts” panel, for example) but then suddenly stopped, for whatever reason. And it might not be just our imagination, because unlike Carnislim, all the other products we’ve checked out on the Hi-Tech Pharmaceuticals site have a lot of descriptive text below the standard photo, price and “Add to cart” button. So our best guess is that Carnislim is a product that may have started off as a good idea, but that’s as far as it ever got.
How to Take Carnislim
As a dietary supplement, take 2 tablets, 2 times daily, 8-12 hours apart. Do not exceed 4 tablets daily.
As for Carnislim itself, it’s low in carnitine, even though it contains five different types, and high in Vitamin B6 – with a bit of an antioxidant found in green tea just for good measure.
- In October 2017 a federal judge imposed a more than $40 million judgement finding Hi-Tech Pharmaceuticals in contempt for violating previous court orders
- These court orders were regarding the deceptive marketing of dietary supplements with unsubstantiated claims, in violation of a previous order – way back in 2008
- It’s just a thought, but maybe that’s why those product details on the Carnislim web page have been, and always will be “coming soon”. After all, you can’t be lying about a product if you you’re not telling anybody a single thing about it, can you?
Why so many different types? If we were feeling cynical we would include the words “surplus” or “leftover” here when describing all that carnitine.
What Does Carnislim Claim To Do?
Just like those missing product details on the Carnislim web page, any claims of what it’s supposed to do are conspicuous in their absence. Simply put, there ain’t none.
However, on careful examination of the product label in the illustration on that page, we see,
“Increases Weight Loss and Cellular Energy!
Improves Performance and Aerobic Capacity!
Contains 5 Different Carnitine Compounds for Maximum Results!”
Does Carnislim Work?
With all those different types of carnitine? Very possibly, but there’s no guarantee because of the amount in each serving is somewhat less than the 2-3 gram recommended dosage when it comes to weight loss.
But don’t be tempted to take more than that recommended dosage to raise your carnitine intake – the amount of niacin in each serving is already way over the recommended daily allowance, and there’s potential for causing yourself some serious damage if you add much more to that.
So, will Carnislim do what carnitine is supposed to do? Yes, it will burn off a certain amount of fat, even if you’re not exercising. Whether it’s noticeable or not remains to be seen, remembering that catch-all disclaimer phrase you’ll find on so many supplement websites and packaging – the one about different people getting different results. But if you’re doing some kind of physical activity while taking Carnislim, then you probably will see better results than if you’d just been doing nothing but sprawling on your couch.
What Are The Ingredients of Carnislim?
Carnitine – lots of carnitine. But not as much as the dosage as recommended by other experts. Below is a complete list of ingredients included in Carnislim.
- Niacin: Other experts recommend a serving of 25 mg, as opposed to the 50 mg here. This tends to be more for cholesterol control, so we’re a little puzzled why it’s included in Carnislim.
- Vitamin B6: There’s a much higher quantity than the recommended daily dosage of 2 mg. It helps in the creation of serotonin, norepinephrine, and melatonin.
- Carnitine Silicate (as CarniPlexTM): It is said to be more easily absorbed than regular carnitine.
- GlucoCamTM Alanine Propionyl L-Carnitine HCI: After reaching the power source of the body’s cells, this can seriously improve overall blood circulation.
- Palmitoyl-R-Carnitine: “Works at enhancing the release of ATP as energy from cells” and increases metabolism.
- Propionyl L-Carnitine HCI: Improves the body’s natural production of nitric oxide.
- L-Carnitine Tartrate: Enhances muscle endurance and blood circulation.
- Epigallocatechin Gallate (EGCG): Found in green tea, and which is good for the circulation.
- Dicalcium Phosphate
- Microcrystalline Cellulose
- Vegetable Stearic Acid
- Titanium Dioxide
- Vegetable Magnesium Stearate
Does Carnislim Have Any Side Effects?
Let’s take all those carnitines as one, and say that possible side effects could include digestion problems, seizures, and a fishy odor in breath, sweat, and urine.
As for niacin, even though it’s only one-fifth of the suggested dosage, it can bring on side effects such as problems with the skin, digestion and muscles. It can also bring on sweating, dizziness, insomnia, breathing and heartbeat issues, flu symptoms, and the yellowing of skin and eyes.
Carnislim’s dosage of Vitamin B6, though, is five times the recommended daily allowance, and its side effects can include headache, fatigue, sensitivity to sunlight, digestion problems, and strange sensations in the hands and feet. Very high doses can cause problems with balance and loss of sensation in the legs.
Epigallocatechin Gallate (EGCG) has been known to cause problems with digestion and, in rare cases, with the liver.
There’s no caution notice on the Carnislim website, but there should be, because the high dose of Vitamin B6 can interfere with certain antidepressants, other vitamins and a range of other medications including Phenobarbitol, antibiotics, and chemotherapy drugs.
We did find a warning from another website that sells Carnislim, and it reads as follows,
“Warning: Not for use of persons under the age of 18. Do not use if you are currently breast feeding, pregnant or plan to become pregnant. Keep out of reach of children. Consult your doctor prior to use if you have any medical conditions or if you are taking any other medications. Discontinue use immediately if you experience rapid heartbeat, dizziness, vomiting or other similar symptoms.”
Are There Any Customer Reviews For Carnislim?
Not on the Hi-Tech Pharmaceuticals website, which doesn’t exactly inspire confidence. And neither did all those unanimous five-star ratings we found on just the one website that had any reviews – out of the twelve we trawled before deciding it was a waste of time looking any more.
There weren’t even any reviews on Amazon. And that’s a bad sign.
Does Carnislim Offer a Money-Back Guarantee?
None whatsoever on the Hi-Tech Pharmaceuticals website.
It’s just possible some of the retailers we visited in our pointless hunt for customer reviews have a return policy. Check before buying from any of them.
Where Can I Buy Carnislim?
You won’t find any on Amazon, but there’s some on eBay and online retail websites.
If you’re thinking about trying before buying, the Hi-Tech “Contact Us” page tells us, very firmly “We are not offering any free samples at this time.”