We take a look at Trim Secrets to see if it is a viable diet pill.
Trim Secrets is an appetite suppressing, metabolism boosting diet supplement that is designed to help both men and women lose weight when combined with the Trim Secrets 5 stage diet plan. The product has been developed by a naturopath, Professor Jan de Vries. Michelle Mone approached Professor De Vries looking for help with her own weight loss, and she was provided with Trim Secrets, which they have since launched onto the wider market as a joint business venture. Taking a look at the website’s press page, there are plenty of external links to newspaper reports about Mone’s significant weight loss, as well as stories about other celebrities who have used trim secrets.
The Trim Secrets diet pill is one of the steps in the Trim Secrets 5 Stage diet plan:
A box of the diet capsules also includes a diet plan, helping consumers to stick to the first step of this plan. The website also has a section on dieting tips, including a healthy eating guide and exercise advice.
According to the jandevrieshealth site the product works by:
The website does not explain how any of these ingredients product these results, but customers are reminded that by following the 5 step plan detailed above, they will see better results.
There is a huge list of ingredients for Trim Secrets, mainly because there is a long list of vitamins and minerals. Some of the ingredients list the quantity per capsule, whilst others do not mention any quantities. Each capsule contains:
Each capsule of Trim Secrets contains 300mg of Sinetrol Xpur®; whilst there is one study that supports and recommends the use of Sinetrol Xpur for reducing abdominal fat and reducing weight, as well as a number of other benefits, the study did not actually mention the amount of weight loss by participants.
The results made it very clear that their hip and waist measurements were substantially reduced, especially in comparison to the placebo, but without definitive weight loss figures, we can only speculate that the weight loss recorded was not a huge amount more than the placebo. The title of the white paper discussing the product was ‘Sinetrol®Xpur: proven fat burning solution to shape up your silhouette’, again suggesting that the study results have been released selectively to improve the image of the ingredient. Nevertheless, the ingredient does seem promising.
A large number of the ingredients in Trim Secrets are vitamins and minerals. Whilst these are essential for general health, and some of these, especially B vitamins, do play a role in regulating the body’s metabolic rate, these can all be obtained naturally in sufficient quantities from a balanced daily diet.
One of the main ingredients listed is Fibersol-2, a dietary fibre that is used as a bulking agent in food. Here it is most likely used as a carrier for the rest of the ingredients, but may help digestion and regulate bowel movements. Fibre is used to add bulk to food, and so could reduce the appetite if used in sufficient quantities.
The product contains caffeine, but it is unclear how much is present.
The official website states that,
The Trim Secrets capsules provide nutritional support and, if taken as recommended, have no known side effects.
The product does contain caffeine, which is a common cause of side effects in diet pills. It is not known how much caffeine is present in the diet pill, as a full list of ingredient quantities has not been released. Caffeine can cause headaches, increased heart rate, increased blood pressure, heart palpitations, increased urination, dehydration, dizziness, jitteriness and insomnia.
Not suitable for those who are breastfeeding, pregnant, or those who are under the age of 16.
Consult a doctor before use if you have any cardiac related health issues.
There are numerous testimonials and success stories on the official website that promote Trim Secrets. There are also a limited number of reviews from customers on Amazon, although these are fewer in number and more varied in opinion.
Tried this item as I wanted to lose a little weight. I feel as I also followed a sensible eating plan this moved the weight not tablets. Wouldn’t buy again.
No weight loss noted when taking these tablets. Was on low fat diet tablets did nothing to help lose weight
DO NOT BUY THIS PRODUCT …. It’s absolutely rubbish and it doesn’t work my mom and my sister and I tried it and followed the instruction and it was no help at all …avoid and go to slimming world now that really does work
I’m not sure if the pill is actually making any difference, I think it might jus be the fact its quite expensive that I’m only eating around 900kcals a day, which will obviously make me lose weight, but I don’t know..
All of the above reviews are from Amazon, and are generally unimpressed with the product. Even the final review, a four star review, is less than enthusiastic about the product.
In comparison, the testimonials on the website are overwhelmingly positive.
It’s not been easy all the time, but its been SO much easier than any other diet i’ve done because the supplement really suppresses your appetite… i’m not always thinking about food!
I am not feeling at all hungry and my energy levels are definitely on the up. The tired feeling I usually have at about 4pm when if I sat down I would nearly fall asleep has gone and I am not looking at the clock longing to go to bed…
I think this product is fantastic! My diet wasn’t too bad before I started taking Trim Secrets and I made sure I got to the gym 3 times a week! Despite this my weight loss had reached a plateau. When I started taking Trim Secrets a couple of months ago I found a real difference in my appetite very quickly! I had no desire to snack between meals which is great because I would always have fancied a bit of chocolate after dinner or sometimes in the afternoon. Also, normally when I got in from the gym I was totally starving and found myself snacking before I even had time to put dinner out! At the minute I find there’s no urgency to get something to eat and when I do, I don’t always want to finish it (a miracle!)! Despite this I still eat chocolate or have the odd snack whenever I want it amd it hasn’t hampered my weight loss! When I started taking Trim Secrets I weighed 10st 2. I now weigh 9st 2! I’m delighted at the loss of a stone without having to go through a crazy diet or lifestyle change! I would definitely recommend it to anyone!
Having now been on trim secrets for 8 months I have lost 4 stones and have went from a size 20 to a size 12
Customers mention no side effects, a suppressed appetite and significant weight loss when following both the diet plan, and taking the supplements to help reduce their appetite and to boost the metabolism.
Based upon the ingredients and the customer reviews, results could be mixed.
Trim Secrets can be purchased from the official website, Trimsecrets.com: here one packet of Trim Secrets costs £14.95. One box contains 42 capsules, enough for two weeks use, when following the recommended daily doses. The website recommends purchasing at least a one month supply, to give the product a chance to work.
The product is dispatched within 3 working days, and can be posted internationally. The full list of countries that Trim Secrets ship to is available on the terms and conditions page of the official website. Delivery is charged based upon your location, and so UK delivery costs £2.95, delivery to the EU costs £4.50, and outside the EU costs £8.50.
There is no money-back guarantee for this product. Unopened products can be returned within 14 days for a refund or exchange.
Overall, judging this product from its celebrity endorsements and success stories from the website alone would lead us to believe that this was a strong weight loss product. However, the ingredients list, whilst extensive, is based heavily upon different minerals and vitamins, which may not contribute to weight loss efforts.
The other ingredients seem to increase fat lipolysis, and boost the metabolism, but there is no apparent appetite suppressing ingredient to match the claims of the manufacturers that this is an appetite suppressant. It is likely that many of the people who experienced significant weight loss did so because they were following the diet program that comes with the product as well as using the product itself.There is also no money back guarantee on the product, and the returns period is very short.
Whilst this is not a terrible product, it does not seem to be the strongest weight loss product available on the market at the moment, and it does not appear to be as good as the advertising would have customers believe.
We reject Trim Secrets.
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