Many appetite suppressants contain glucomannan, a substance that fills the stomach to prevent food cravings and over-eating, but Xivital goes a different route. Instead, the ingredients here are said to “send a signal to the floor of the fourth ventricle of the hypothalamus” to regulate the appetite. This way doesn’t seem to be as effective as the stomach-filling way though. There is a money-back guarantee, but we can’t find any customer reviews stating if it worked for them or if the guarantee was upheld.
We take a look to see if the product has any benefits for the consumer beyond being organic.
There are a range of ingredients used in this diet pill, but as there are no ingredient quantities provided it is difficult to establish just how effective any particular ingredient may be. With some of the ingredients being laxatives or ingredients that treat fluid retention, the diet pill may give the appearance of weight loss, without causing any permanent weight changes.
There are some ingredients that may increase the perception of satiety, which can in turn lead to eating less and therefore weight loss. However, the clinical evidence is minimal, or shows only small amounts of weight loss.
Orange peel is known to be a metabolism boosting stimulant, which may aid weight loss. However, there are some concerns about its safety, with the mayo clinic advising that it is not consumed for weight loss purposes, because the risks outweigh the benefits.
Orange peel in particular is a dangerous ingredient, so there will most likely be side effects from that. For a full list, please see the Side Effects section below.
One bottle from Biovea costs £43.65.
Xivital Appetite Suppressant is described as an organic volumetric appetite suppressant.
Xivital Appetite Suppressant is sold by Biovea.net, but is manufactured by Lyconcepts Advanced Research, a company with a large range of products that cover wellness and skincare as well as weight management.
Take one tablet 10 minutes before each meal with water. Consumers are advised to use the product for the long term to prevent weight regain.
Consumers could also contact the manufacturer if the sellers were unable to answer their questions. A generic contact form is available on the site. No other contact details are provided.
Xivital Appetite Suppressant is marketed as a diet supplement for people who suffer from, and want to prevent, the following problems:
According to the Biovea website,
It is a fast-acting, soluble, and digestible appetite regulator with no side effects. Good for the health, it helps address the compulsive component of hunger, including nervousness and anxiety, preventing patients from resorting to bulimia and obesity.
It supposedly does this by:
The website also makes the dramatic claims that,
XIVITAL offers the possibility of avoiding surgery or other drastic measures’ and that it ‘is a natural regulator for binge eating disorders.
With no customer testimonials, it is impossible to see whether this diet pill works in practice, or whether it causes any side effects. The lack of ingredient quantities makes it difficult to see if any of the ingredients are present in significant quantities or not. Orange Peel is a known fat burner and stimulant, which may aid weight loss. The laxative and diuretic ingredients may give the impression of weight loss, but this is not fat loss, merely the removal of water and waste from the body. Some ingredients may make the consumer feel fuller for longer, but their effects may be small in terms of the resultant weight loss. This is certainly not the strongest appetite suppressant we have ever seen.
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The ingredients list features a range of ‘organic’ ingredients, although it appears that ingredient quantities are not provided. Whilst the official website does go through the intended purposes of each ingredient, we have done our own research, and detailed our findings about the properties of each ingredient below.
Karaya gum seems to be safe for consumption provided it is consumed with plenty of water for it to absorb. It can cause constipation or even intestinal blockages if consumed with enough water.
Horseradish is not suitable for consumption by pregnant women in large amounts. It contains mustard oil, which is extremely irritating to the lining of the mouth, throat, nose, digestive system, and urinary tract. Horseradish can cause side effects including stomach upset, bloody vomiting, and diarrhoea. It may also slow down the activity of the thyroid gland.
Orange peel may be a natural product, but this does not necessarily make it safe. The mayo clinic advises customers avoid this ingredient because the risk of serious side effects outweighs any potential weight loss benefits. Side effects of orange peel extracts can include increased blood pressure, increased heart rate, heart palpitations, headaches, fainting, heart attack, stroke, and other severe side effects, including death. It has caused heart attacks and strokes in otherwise healthy patients, making it an unpredictable product to use.
The company recommends that,
To avoid regaining the weight, it is recommended to take two tablets a day prior to the two major meals for one year.
KEEP OUT OF REACH OF CHILDREN.
Do not take if you are pregnant or nursing.
Not intended for use by persons under 15 years of age.
Do not use if you have or develop diarrhoea, abdominal pain, nausea, or vomiting.
Do not use if you have had bariatic surgery, Crohns disease, helicobater Pylori treatment or have an allergy to an ingredient. Do not exceed recommended daily intake.
We could find no customer written reviews for Xivital. Searching for customer reviews leads to various different fake links with dubiously written ‘news’ articles that promote garcinia cambogia, and then try to sell various different weight loss products that are unrelated to Xivital Appetite Suppressant. One uses before and after pictures of Beyonce, stating that she lost 18lbs in a month; the before picture is a shot from when she was clearly pregnant.
Biovea offer a 30-day returns policy. Customers need to obtain an RMA code before they return the product. There are no restocking fees, and the original postage fees are also refunded. However, customers will need to pay to return the package themselves.
Each bottle contains 120 capsules, which is enough for 40 days of use, if the consumer uses one capsule before each of three meals per day, as advised. A single bottle from Biovea costs £43.65, but there are progressive savings available for customers who want to purchase more than one bottle at once.
Selecting a larger quantity from the drop down box does not show the total cost, but rather the savings made, which is clearly intended to encourage customers to make a larger purchase.
Customers are also offered an additional saving of 5% off when signing up for EZ dispatch, which is essentially an auto ship program. We do advise readers to avoid auto ship programs, as they can be difficult to cancel, are easy to forget about, and can work out more expensive in the long term, especially if an unwanted shipment cannot be cancelled.
Whilst this product claims to be an incredible weight loss aid, we are not convinced. With a lack of customer reviews and no ingredient quantities, it is difficult to establish how strong this diet pill is. Even without this information, the ingredients profile is not as strong as the product description suggests, and some of the claims made by the company about the ingredients are unverifiable.
The clinical studies associated with some ingredients show only minimal weight loss over a prolonged time period, suggesting to us that this product is not going to be a strong appetite suppressant. In addition to this, the product is actually quite expensive, making it a financial risk to buy, especially considering the lack of proof that it works to aid weight loss.
Overall, there is not enough positive evidence for us to recommend this diet pill, and so we reject Xivital Appetite Suppressant.
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