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.
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.
In the few words seen on the official site, this supplement claims to:
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!
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?
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.
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.
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.
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:
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.
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.
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.
Disclaimer: Our reviews and investigations are based on extensive research from the information publicly available to us and consumers at the time of first publishing the post. Information is based on our personal opinion and whilst we endeavour to ensure information is up-to-date, manufacturers do from time to time change their products and future research may disagree with our findings. If you feel any of the information is inaccurate, please contact us and we will review the information provided.