Below we take an in-depth look at Relislim Herbal to see whether it can suppress the appetite and aid weight loss, as claimed by the manufacturers.
Relislim Herbal is an appetite suppressing weight loss aid, according to the brief product description provided on the official website.
Relislim Herbal is manufactured by Loock Pharmaceuticals. The company is based in Rustenberg, South Africa. Some of their products cannot be shipped to certain countries, especially Relislim Original, as it contains pseudoephedrine, which is banned in some countries. They also have a history of having their products confiscated at customs, which they mention in their shipping guide on their UK website; customers are instructed to use airmail rather than courier if they live in some countries, to minimise their chances of their orders being confiscated.
Take one or two tablets before breakfast and one or two before lunch.If you still feel hungry during late afternoon or in the evening, you can spread your dosage so that you take your last dose at 4 or 5 in the afternoon, thus preventing overeating when you get home.
ReliSlim Herbal will help to control your appetite and lose weight if you also follow the ReliSlim kilojoule controlled health plan for which ReliSlim is so famous. This health plan is included with your ReliSlim herbal tablets.
The ingredients used in ReliSlim Herbal are listed below. The ingredients list may not be comprehensive, and no ingredient quantities are provided on the official product website.
The Mayo Clinic have noted that The Federal Trade Commission has warned some diet pill companies not to make claims about the Hoodia Gordonii and its supposed attribute of appetite suppression. This is because there is a lack of conclusive clinical evidence to support these claims. One clinical trial, published by Unilever, actually found no positive benefits, no signs of weight loss or decreased appetite, and noted that participants experienced a variety of side effects. The study used 1100 mg of Hoodia per day, mixed into yoghurt, with the placebo group eating a yoghurt that had no added ingredients.
Generally, there is a lack of conclusive evidence suggesting that Hoodia suppresses the appetite in humans, and an increasing body of evidence to suggest that Hoodia does not aid weight loss at all.
GymnemaSylvestre is still relatively under-researched for weight loss purposes, but initial studies have had promising results. However, it may not work for all consumers, and it is not suitable for use by diabetics.
Despite there only being four listed ingredients in Relislim Herbal, there are numerous side effects that could occur whilst taking the product. As it is unclear whether this is a complete list of ingredients, there could be other ingredients used in the product that could cause more side effects. The ingredient quantities used are not detailed by the manufacturers, and so it is impossible to tell how likely it is that consumers will develop any side effects, or to establish how safe Relislim Herbal is.
Green tea is a source of caffeine, and caffeine is also used as a separate ingredient. Caffeine can cause side effects such as headaches, increased heart rate, increased blood pressure, heart palpitations, increased urination, dehydration, jitteriness, dizziness and insomnia. Green tea can also cause constipation.
In one study into Hoodia (which found that it did not suppress the appetite at all), participants reported a high number of side effects, which included headaches, nausea, vomiting, ‘odd skin sensations’, increased blood pressure and increases in heart rate. There were also signs of liver damage in some of the participants.
Of the 49 women in the trial, 25 took Hoodia whilst the remaining 24 participants took a placebo; these Hoodia taking participants reported 208 incidences of side effects over the course of the 15 day trial, suggesting that side effects are incredibly common. Hoodia may also reduce thirst, and so consumers should ensure that they are drinking plenty of water whilst they are taking this product. This side effect is unfortunate as the product also contains a diuretic, caffeine, which will increase urination, which also increases the importance of drinking enough water to avoid dehydration.
GymnemaSylvestre can cause blood sugar levels to lower; if dieters have not eaten for a long period of time when taking this product, they could develop very low blood sugar levels, which can cause dizziness, light-headedness and even fainting.
Not suitable for anyone who is pregnant or breastfeeding. Not suitable for anyone who is taking any medications.Not suitable for anyone who is sensitive to caffeine.Not suitable for anyone who has liver damage. Discontinue use and consult your doctor if any adverse reactions occur. Not intended for use by persons under the age of 18. Keep out of reach of children. Consult your doctor if you are unsure about the suitability of this diet pill for you before purchase. Not suitable for diabetics.
We were unable to locate any independent customer reviews for Relislim Herbal.
There are some customer testimonials and success stories on the official website; the problem with testimonials is that they are always biased to show the product in the best possible light. Negative customer reviews are always excluded when companies choose their testimonials for their websites, and some companies heavily edit or even completely fabricate their testimonials. Some of these testimonials appear to have been taken from the Relislim facebook page. It is not always clear whether the consumer is referring to Relislim Herbal or their other main product, Relislim Original.
I was so down and just wanted to give up until I read about ReliSlim Herbal and Kel 6. I thought to myself I’m going to use it and see how it works. Well, in 4 months I’ve lost 10kg and I’m very proud of myself. I’m doing it for myself not for others. I just want to say thank you to ReliSlim.
Used the tablets and lost 20kgs already! It REALLY works……
Hi there! Started using ReliSlim in the beginning of April 2012, 6 months down the line and I’ve already lost 35.4kg!!! 10.3kg’s to go till I reach my target.
I have struggled with my weight for years, but after using Relislim for the past 3 months I lost 10 kilos in the first month and 5 in the second and still going strong. I work around fast food shops and it is always easier to just grab a bite there as where I would take something from home. Since using Relislim it has helped watch what I eat and really helps take my appetite away. Best product on the market!
With no ingredient quantities listed by the manufacturers it is very difficult to establish whether any of the ingredients found in Relislim Herbal are used in sufficient quantities to actually be effective. Of the four ingredients used in Relislim Herbal, caffeine and green tea have the strongest clinical support to suggest that they can aid weight loss; caffeine may slightly increase the body’s metabolic rate, but it will only provide a slight increase to the consumer’s rate of weight loss, and its effects are easily counteracted by overeating. Similarly, green tea will increase thermogenesis, which will also help the body to burn more calories, but again the results are small.
Hoodia is the main ingredient in Relislim Herbal, and whilst it is described as an appetite suppressant, clinical research is increasingly showing that it neither suppresses the appetite nor aids weight loss. The ingredient also has a very high rate of associated side effects, and although the side effects are not very serious, they can be unpleasant and uncomfortable.
Gymnema Sylvestre appears to help to regulate blood glucose levels, which could help to curb sugar cravings that follow a sudden rise and crash in blood sugar levels. However, this will only help the consumer if they change their eating habits as well.
Overall, Relislim Herbal appears to be a poor appetite suppressant that is unlikely to aid significant weight loss.
Relislim Herbal can be purchased from the official UK Relislim website. However, at the time of writing, the product was out of stock, and no price was listed, or any clear indication of when the product will be back in stock.
The product costs 165 South African Rand for a bottle of 45 tablets when ordered from expatshop.co.za, but customers have to email the company first before placing an order. Relislim Herbal is also available from dischem.co.za. Here, a starter pack costs R156.95 plus delivery charges. The website does not detail what is included in the starter pack.
There is no money back guarantee for this product. The UK sales website for Relislim provides the following returns policy:
a) We will only consider replacing an order “once-only” and not if the replacement itself gets lost.
b) We will only consider replacing a parcel if the full and correct address was provided and if both parties have exhausted every effort to trace it with the local postal or courier services.
c) We will not be held responsible for, or replace, any goods destined outside the United Kingdom and confiscated by your local Customs agency. Certain high risk countries will prompt us to inform you of the risk and ask you to confirm your order and your willingness to accept the risk of confiscation.
d) We will not ship to Australia, New Zealand or South Africa.
The returns policies of other third party online retailers may vary. Consult the individual returns policy before selecting a retailer to shop with.
Overall, we believe that Relislim Herbal is not an effective appetite suppressant or weight loss aid. The manufacturers provide very little information about the product, including the ingredient quantities used in each serving.
There are four ingredients used in Relislim Herbal, and none have enough clinical support to suggest that they cause a significant or even noticeable decrease in the consumer’s appetite. The manufacturers also state that there are no known side effects associated with the use of Relislim Herbal, even though the main ingredient, Hoodia, appears to cause side effects regularly.
There is no money back guarantee for this product. The products offered by Loock Pharmaceuticals appear to be regularly confiscated at customs, and so there is no assurance that customers will actually receive their order. Products confiscated at customs are not covered by the returns policy either.
Overall, we do not recommend this product to our readers.
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.