The so called “high energy” TriAdalean diet pills claim to reduce 15.6% of your body fat! Based upon what appears to be a promising study that supports these weight loss claims, we were keen to see if this supplement justifies its high price tag.
One of the most expensive diet pills we have reviewed so far, TriAdalean doesn’t reveal much on its official site but after some research we give you our findings.
- Can work out VERY expensive!
- High in stimulants
- No physical address for the company
- Lack of ingredient profile
- Poor consumer feedback
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A visitor asked us to look into TriAdalean a few weeks back as she had reported hearing both good and bad feedback.
We eventually gave up trying to find the official website in Google and instead simply typed in the supplement name, adding the dot com bit. One of the largest stock images we have seen on our diet pill site displays to the left of a small amount of text (around 300 words) that provides the ONLY information about this product.
The VERY brief information highlights the result of a trial conducted on TriAdalean that supports the weight loss claims made by the manufacturers (more on this later). Apart from a couple of “order now” options next to the one month and 3 month packages no other information is available.
Very unusual, and we thought illegal, it is missing critical information such as the “terms and conditions” and “privacy statement”. There are no company details other than a 1-800 phone number.
The manufacturer recommends taking 2 capsules in the morning and a further 2 capsules with your main meal. If you need a “significant energy boost” then you can take an additional one to two capsules during the day.
This supplement does come with a warning though. A warning is clearly displayed on the official site that advises not to exceed 4 capsules within 4 hours and no more than 6 capsules within 24 hours. The “WARNING TriAdalean is not for everyone” statement alerts potential consumers of the high amounts of stimulants within each serving (see our “side effects” section).
- Lack of information and concerns on missing “key” information on the official site
- Lacks full ingredient profile
- Poor consumer feedback from other retailers
What Does TriAdalean Claim To Do?
TriAdalean boldly states that the “high energy diet pill” is back and can reduce 15.6% of your body fat!
The new TriAdalean supplement claims to do this by:
- Promoting thermogenic fat oxidation;
- Burning calories;
- Increasing metabolism.
It does this using a somewhat baffling “novel, high-potency, anthocyanin- and flavanone-rich complex”???!!?
So What Is TriAdalean and What Are The Ingredients For TriAdalean?
The “official” information is so limited we weren’t surprised to find absolutely NO information on the ingredients apart from a rather a vague mention of “251mg high yield stimulant complex”.
Whatever that means!
The lack of a full ingredient profile on the official site means we cannot be 100% certain exactly what, and how much, is in each capsule. Ingredient information revealed on other sites gives us some indication of what’s inside though. We must stress this information has been obtained from 3rd party sites (including Amazon.com).
A serving size is 2 capsules that contain Niacin (or Vitamin B3) and a 945mg proprietary blend of 7 other ingredients. So let’s see what’s likely in each TriAdalean serving of 2 capsules:
- Caffeine: One of the most common ingredients found in diet pills as it’s been shown to boost metabolism and increase energy levels. Too much though and there’s the possibility of side effects, especially in those sensitive to it. There’s no indication of exactly how much caffeine is included in TriAdalean.
- Citrus Extract: 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.
- Guarana Extract: Extract found in a plant that grows in the Amazonian rainforest and seen in a number of dietary supplements for its slow release form of caffeine. This can give you sustained energy without the crash.
- Alpha Phenlethalamine HCI: Belongs to a class of chemicals known as “amines” that have stimulant effects. Found in foods such as chocolate and in supplements designed to have a positive effect on your mood. The amounts used in TriAdalean are not disclosed so it is impossible to tell how effective this is, if at all.
- Beta Phenethylamine Alpha: It’s an amine that has been shown to have stimulant effects. No clear indication of how much is in this supplement.
- Phenlethylamine 1-PEA: This is another amine that has been shown to have stimulant effects. Again no indication of how much is in this supplement.
- Theobromine: Seen in cocoa and chocolate, most notably in dark chocolate. Regularly used in modern medicine to widen blood vessels, as a heart stimulant and as a diuretic.
So What Does All This Mean?
There are a number of stimulants in TriAdalean that will not be for the faint hearted. As the ingredient amounts are not revealed and hidden within a proprietary blend, it’s unclear exactly the dosages you’re consuming.
There could be unpleasant side effects from taking such amounts of stimulants at once and could require avoiding caffeine or other stimulants in food or drinks.
The evidence for TriAdalean working is based on one clinical trial that is not fully disclosed. A number of unanswered questions remain about the trial and the outcomes.
Does TriAdalean Have Any Side Effects?
Good question, with the high number of stimulants stated to the point that even the merchant warns consumers about exceeding dosages and the strength of the supplement, we can’t help but feel concerned!
The individual ingredient amounts are not revealed and there is no way of knowing the amount used in the proprietary blend. If you are sensitive to stimulants AT ALL then this supplement is certainly NOT FOR YOU!
You are advised to limit the intake of stimulant-containing medications, food or beverages (including caffeine) whilst taking TriAdalean.
Caution: There are no recommendations on the official site, even so we would urge caution and advise pregnant women, nursing mothers, anyone under 18 years of age or with a BMI under 18.5 to avoid taking TriAdalean. Anyone with a pre-existing medical condition should seek medical advice before taking
Warning: Consumers taking antidepressants or any other mood altering medication are advised by medical professionals to avoid supplements containing phenylethylamine.
Any TriAdalean Reviews From Customers?
There are no customer testimonials on the official website. Feedback from Amazon is less positive showing a current rating of just 2.2 out of 5 from a total of 28 customer reviews!
Most of the customers gave it a poor rating of 1 star with the common theme being that they simply “didn’t work” and were a “waste of money”.
By contrast, the few positive customer reviews reported losing weight whilst taking TriAdalean. Interestingly though these reporters haven’t left any feedback for any other product, which begs the question how genuine these really are?
So Does TriAdalean Work?
The basis of the claims made by this product is the outcome of a trial that studied 20 overweight individuals over 12-weeks. The double-blind trial was undertaken by…. hmmm actually who knows?
There is no information as to who conducted the trial and certainly no link to the published results!
Well taking the somewhat limited information on offer from the manufacturers the trial was designed so that the subjects were randomly divided into two groups; an active group that received the TriAdalean weight-loss complex and a placebo group that received identical-looking sugar capsules.
The participants were given instructions to perform their usual daily exercise and not to diet but stick to their typical intake of between 1,500 – 2,000Kcal per day.
The results of the trial at first glance seem very impressive, with the “active group” showing an average 15.6% reduction in body fat, which they claim was mostly from losing actual fat mass. We do question the findings though as very limited information is available.
We’d like to know;
- How much exercise were participants doing each day?
- What was the average weight of the participants? We ask this because 1,500Kcal per day could be considered dieting for some individuals!
- How much weight did the placebo group lose?
- Was weight loss between the “active group” and placebo group statistically significant?
Of course none of this information is available as no clinical trial information is available for scrutiny!
Where Can I Buy TriAdalean?
The supplement is available directly from the official site and through a number of other 3rd party retailers, including Amazon.com.
One box of 60 capsules costs a whopping $79 from the official site in what they call a “special introductory offer” (really!). The “buy 2 get 1 free” option is more cost effective but will set you back $158.
The supplement is available from other outlets much cheaper, so it pays to shop around. Be aware though that the manufacturers money-back guarantee may not apply when purchasing from other retailers – check with the retailer.
Consumer Alert: Taking the suggested 4-6 capsules per day will mean a “one month” 60 capsule supply will ONLY last you 10-15 days!
What About a Guarantee?
There is a “100% satisfaction guarantee” for purchases of TriAdalean made from the official site. The conditions are very brief, simply stating if you’re not satisfied you can return it within 30 days.
No further information is given, including whether you actually do get a full refund or it’s minus a handling fee. We can only assume it’s a full refund.
If you’re looking for a “high-energy pill” then this will certainly do the job as its crammed full of stimulants that will kick start your energy levels. That said, drinking a few cups of coffee could do the same thing for a whole lot cheaper!
The use of a proprietary blend makes it impossible to determine how effective it is and the risks of experiencing side effects.
Lastly the supplement is VERY EXPENSIVE even IF it lasted one month. Taking 4 or 6 capsules per day as suggested would mean you could finish your supply in just 10 days. This could mean in the worst case scenario TriAdalean may cost you a staggering $158 per month!
The lack of information, company details, ingredient dosages and references to the clinical trial mean we reject TriAdalean diet pills.
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