We take a look at Zotrim to find out more about this high profile supplement.
BSc Body Zotrim Pros
- Comes backed with clinical testing
- Some good feedback left by genuine customers
BSc Body Zotrim Cons
- Weight loss is likely to be very modest
- Taking 9 tablets a day is a hassle
- Negative comments outweigh positive comments
- No money-back guarantee
BSc Body Zotrim Review
BSc Body Zotrim Facts
- Supplement made by Australian company Body Science
- 1 tub of 90 tablets is 10 – 15 days supply
- Although Body Zotrim is aimed at women, there is nothing gender specific about this supplement
If you want to find a way to eat less and snack less Zotrim may provide an answer. It contains three herbal ingredients and comes with some clinical evidence that suggests it may help reduce food cravings.
Bsc Body Zotrim, also called Body for Women Zotrim or simply Zotrim is a supplement that is supposed to reduce food cravings and your appetite.
Made by Australian company Body Science International, Zotrim has been undergoing clinical trials at some major British universities including the University of Liverpool and has been intensively researched by Dr Lasse Hessel at Cornell University, Middlesex Hospital. In addition it has been trialled in clinics across Denmark and France.
The active ingredients are plant extracts Yerba Mate, Gurana and Damiana. These three plants come from south America where they are known for their various medicinal properties. Damiana is sometimes marketed as an aphrodisiac and is becoming well known as a legal high alternative to marijuana when smoked in dried form.
BodyScience International are a major Australian sports and dietary supplements company. They are based at:
4/24-30 Dover Drive Burleigh,
Gold Coast QLD
The company sell a range of sports equipment and clothing as well as nutritional supplements that are suitable for both men and women in all types of sports and fitness. The company slogan is “rusted in sport” and image of the website is firmly fixed on training and enhancing your performance.
Zotrim is targeted at women specifically although we cannot see any reason why it should not be used by men. According to customer feedback some men have tried it withour suffering any ill effects.
To use Zotrim take 2 -3 tablets before meals and don’t exceed the maximum daily dose of 9 tablets a day.
BSc Body Zotrim Concerns:
- The results of clinical trials does not match true customer experiences
- May only cause minimal weight loss
- No money-back guarantee on offer for any orders
What Does BSc Body Zotrim Claim To Do?
According to the website information;
With Body Zotrim you will feel fuller, faster allowing you to snack less and cut down on your meal portion
The use of the 3 natural plant extracts can help you to feel invigorated, re-energised and become more active.
Much of the advertising is based around the results of the clinical trials. This is said to be on average:
- Weight loss of 11lbs in 45 days in a study published by the Journal of Human Nutrition and Dietetics
- Gastric emptying time of 58 minutes – 20 minutes more than placebo subjects
- Waist reduction of 4.3cm in as little as 4 weeks
So What Is BSc Body Zotrim and What Are The Ingredients For BSc Body Zotrim?
Body Zotrim is an appetite suppressant which may have some effect upon mood and energy levels.
Each tablet contains:
- Gurana Seed (equivalent caffeine 9.5mg) 855mg: This seed is extracted from a native Brazilian climbing plant Paullinia cupana which has small red berries that contain high levels of caffeiene. This stimulant ingredient is not suitable for everyone and can cause side effects.
- Damiana leaf (180mg): This plant extract comes from Mexico where it grows as a shrub. It is sometimes used as an aphrodisiac and sometimes smoked for the mild euphoric buzz.it causes. Recently Damiana has been identified as one of the ingredients in the legal high alternatives to marijuana.
- Yerba Mate leaf (equivalent caffeine 1.7mg) 336mg. (Ilex paraguariensis): Yerba Mate is commonly consumed as herbal tea and has proven effective for weight loss because of its high levels of flavanoids and antioxidants. It has a stimulant effect due to the caffeine content. See our earlier article on Yerba Mate.
According to the clinical studies, it is the combination of these three ingredients that promotes the weight loss effect.
In one European clinical test, 73 overweight health professionals tried these three ingredients (Zotrim) over the course of 6 weeks.
Subjects were not asked to make any lifestyle changes. Findings – Self-reported weight, waist circumference and hip circumference reduced significantly, while 22 per cent of subjects experienced a clinically significant weight loss.
According to the report, subjects claimed to be more in control of snacking, emotional eating and portion sizes.
A follow-up at week ten, when 82 per cent of subjects had stopped taking YGD, revealed no additional reductions in weight or hip circumference. Fullness ratings had stabilised, while hunger ratings had increased. There were no reported side effects.
Source: Europe PMC abstract
So What Does All This Mean?
There have been nine clinical trials of Zotrim and all have indicated that this supplement does bring about weight loss. Effects appear to vary from person to person.
In the test carried out on the health professionals, 22% of the number had clinically significant weight loss –usually set at 1 kilo. The rest lost weight too and appeared to do well with this supplement.
However, the testing does seem to have been carried out on a fairly casual basis and not under strict control. We have no way of knowing the circumstances of the tests and whether or not the subjects’ weight loss was strictly accurate.
Does BSc Body Zotrim Have Any Side Effects?
Each tablet of Body Zotrim contains 11.2mg of caffeine so although this is a low level (the average cup of coffee contains 100mg caffeine) it may not suit you if you are sensitive.
According to customer feedback, flatulence and wind is a very common side effect.
They make you “windy” and make you need to pop to the loo a lot
As one customer put it.
Caution: Avoid if pregnant or breast feeding. Do not take without the advice of your doctor if you are suffering from a medical condition or are taking prescription medication.
Any BSc Body Zotrim Reviews From Customers?
This product has sold in millions across the world so unsurprisingly there is plenty of customer feedback. However, results are not as good as the clinical testing suggests although there are some positive comments.
A male user reported;
I lost around 4 pounds in 3 weeks which isn’t bad going. The pills themselves don’t make you lose weight, they just make you feel full and so eat less which is the primary cause of weight loss.
This customer had no problem with taking a product aimed at women.
Another customer had weight loss success;
In one month I lost 7lbs but I haven’t had to starve myself to do it!
Great item and so far, has proved it’s worth! I have so far lost a few pounds and hopefully will continue to do so to meet my target weight. It is helping me control my weight loss. Recommended!
However not everyone is as happy and worryingly the negative reviews out number the positive.
A typical negative comment is;
Please, don’t waste your money. This product does not work. I tried the initial 30 days but they do not do what they advertise. They didn’t remove hunger pangs etc.” This customer described them as an “utter waste of money
Another customer said;
Total waste of money Im afraid. Did nothing to curb appetite and gave me terrible wind
I was very excited by this item as like a lot of people i need t lose weight. I found however that they had not effect on my what so ever.
I did not notice any lack of wanting to eat, or to be full of energy . Maybe they would work for some but sadly not for me
Many customers have struggled with the concept of taking nine tablets a day.
So Does BSc Body Zotrim Work?
It may work. Body Zotrim comes with plenty of clinical evidence that suggests that it will help you lose weight and some customers have been happy with their weight loss.
Perhaps the customer who was excited about the item has hit the nail on the head? Maybe they will work for some people but not necessarily for everyone.
Where Can I Buy BSc Body Zotrim?
You can buy Body Zotrim direct from the Body Science website. One tub of 90 tablets costs $39.95 AUD. Please note if you take the recommended 9 tablets a day, this will only provide you with 10 days supply.
To get the full month’s supply it will cost $111.85 AUD. Shipping is free to Australian addresses.
If you live in the UK you can purchase direct from Amazon.co.uk
2 tubs of 90 tablets (180 tablets in total) costs £15.30 and includes free shipping to UK addresses.
US customers can also buy Body Zotrim direct from amazon .com although it is shipped from the UK.
2 tubs of 90 tablets costs $26.58 plus $5.99 shipping charges.
What About A Guarantee
No money back guarantee on offer.
We are left a bit puzzled by Body Zotrim. It has been featured in the Daily Mail, undergone clinical testing and sold in millions but still the weight loss results do not seem impressive. Is stopping eating three minutes sooner than normal really going to help you lose that much weight?
And if the clinical trial showed that a fairly high percentage of people lost a kilo in weight, why is this not reflected by true-life customer experiences? Nobody who has tried this supplement and reviewed it has reported significant weight loss although many have reported losing a couple of pounds.
We believe that Body Zotrim may help you lose modest amounts of weight but for most people, the results are so minimal it hardly seems worth it.
As one customer who wanted to lose a small amount of weight reported;
I found that a good old wiggle at Zumba worked better !
We just don’t think that Body Zotrim is worth the hassle and the expense.