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Someone who was getting regular payments taken from her bank account flagged another diet pill to us recently. We thought it was going to be another of the “free trial” diet scams but a closer look at CoreTrim showed it wasn’t that straight-forward.

Is CoreTrim another diet pill using dubious practices to secure the sale, or is it a genuine product that just happens to use some creative techniques. There was only one way to find out…

CoreTrim Pros

  • Nice looking site
  • Potentially some good ingredients

CoreTrim Cons

  • No ingredient quantities shown
  • No research indicated
  • “Trial” offer
  • Expensive
  • Possibly fake testimonials
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CoreTrim

CoreTrim Review

CoreTrim Facts

  • Manufactured by Applied Science Labs based in Florida, USA
  • Company also produces a range of penis pills
  • Comes on an auto-ship program

The website for CoreTrim has been very expertly built and uses a palette of yellow, blues and greens to impart a very professional look. Anyone landing on the page would surely be impressed and immediately trusting of what they find.

As we have seen before though, the best-looking websites don’t necessarily mean it’s a fantastic product and vice versa. In fact we have seen some pretty ugly websites selling some solid products, so we never take anything at face value.

All we can do is dig deeper and see what claims they are making and how they back the claims up.

CoreTrim Warnings:

  • No indication of ingredient quantities or exactly what is in CoreTrim
  • No clinical studies or scientific evidence presented for the ingredients
  • No guarantee offered
  • You are automatically enrolled in an $80 plus per month contract

What Does CoreTrim Claim To Do?

The biggest claim seems to be “Get Fit Now” and this is accompanied with an attractive female.

CoreTrim Website

The basis for this claim seems to be that CoreTrim will help you:

  • Burn Calories & Fat Fast
  • Reduce Appetite & Cravings
  • Increase Metabolism & Energy
  • Lose Weight by Oxidizing Fat

All pretty impressive so far, anyone in the market for a diet pill would surely be interested so far. All we need now is some real evidence of how CoreTrim is going to do this.

So What Is CoreTrim and What Are The Ingredients For CoreTrim?

It’s about now that things to start getting a little bit sketchy. It’s always good to see a solid ingredient profile, as well as some evidence to back up these claims. You can imagine then that we were a little bit disappointed to say the least.

All we could find was the following:

“The CoreTrim formula includes the following ingredients:”

  • Epigallocatechin 3-Gallate (EGCG)
  • Chromium Picolinate
  • Caffeine Anhydrous
  • Irvingia Gabonensis (African Mango)

That’s it, the sum total of the ingredient information presented!

No quantities are given of each of the ingredients, no details of the serving sizes or even how many servings in a box.

To help you a little bit more here’s a brief summary of what each ingredients is potentially responsible for:

  • Epigallocatechin 3-Gallate (EGCG): This is the active compound of Green tea and a number of research studies have shown it can have some weight loss potential. The studies were done on a specific concentration of the active compounds and with set quantities, as none of the details are given for how much and of what type of EGCG is in CoreTrim then it’s not possible to say whether it could be effective.
    Source: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Epigallocatechin_gallate
  • Chromium Picolinate: As soon as we see this ingredient the red flags go up. The claims for chromium to have any effect on weight loss have been completely discredited by the National Institute of Health. They concluded:

Chromium supplements are sometimes claimed to reduce body fat and increase lean (muscle) mass. Yet a recent review of 24 studies that examined the effects of 200to 1,000mg a day of chromium (in the form of chromium picolinate) on body mass or composition found NO significant benefits” and

In several studies chromium’s effects on body weight and composition may be called in to question

Source: http://ods.od.nih.gov/factsheets/Chromium-HealthProfessional/

  • Caffeine Anhydrous: A common ingredient in virtually all diet pills that claim to have fat burning effects. This is what gives you more energy, as it is the clinical version of Caffeine, which of course is contained in Coffee.
  • Irvingia Gabonensis (African Mango): Another ingredient that has been fashionable quite recently. One study showed it could be effective for weight loss when taken in a minimum 300mg dose per day. Again, no details are shown of how much of this ingredient is included in CoreTrim.

So What Does All This Mean?

It’s hard to say a lot more about CoreTrim as the lack of details are concerning to say the least. As well as no proper ingredient profile, there is no scientific evidence to back up any of the claims for each ingredient.

Instead there are some links to “quality” websites that may have written about some of the ingredients at some time.

CoreTrim Media?

The idea here is to encourage you to think that these sites have written about CoreTrim itself at some time, when in actual fact they may have written about the claims for some of the ingredients (like green tea)

This blurs the edges in our opinion and although it’s not strictly wrong to do this we have to question the intent.

Does CoreTrim Have Any Side Effects?

It’s impossible to say.

Without full disclosure of the ingredients no one can say whether the concentrations of the ingredients could have any side effects. This is particularly the case with caffeine, as high doses can be dangerous and cause side effects to those people who are sensitive to it.

Any CoreTrim Reviews From Customers?

Things are still very quiet on the testimonial front, with both a lack of positive and negative reviews around the internet.

There are two testimonials on the site from a couple of happy users of CoreTrim, although they are using “stock photos” which mean they are random pictures of attractive people rather than the proper users themselves.

Nevertheless both the female and male wax lyrical about the positive effects of using CoreTrim. The girl has dropped 3 pant sizes and the guy has lost his beer gut!

Impressive stuff, or so it seems. Unfortunately these same claims are made on another website for another product, another diet pill called Lipotril!

Oh and just by coincidence they are both run from the same premises.

CoreTrim or LipoTril Testimonials?

So lets get this right, they are using the same testimonial with a fake picture across two different websites for two different products?

It certainly appears so, could you ever trust a company that did this? You decide.

So Does CoreTrim Work?

We would love to see some evidence that CoreTrim works for weight loss, but the only evidence provided is the two testimonials seen above. As you can see these testimonials refer to different products so which one did they use?

No other clinical trials, scientific evidence or happy customers are presented anywhere on the CoreTrim website. We can only presume from this that no such evidence exists otherwise it would be presented.

From this it is safe to presume that anything claimed on the CoreTrim website should be taken with a pinch of salt.

Where Can I Buy CoreTrim?

CoreTrim only seems to be available online from the main website and at the time of this review is sold on a “trial” basis. In effect you are given 15 days to try the product before you start paying for it, it is then charged to your credit card at a cost of $79.95 for the first months supply.

You are also automatically enrolled in to an auto-ship program that will keep sending out fresh supplies every 30 days at a further cost of $79.95 plus shipping and handling.

In this case it is quite obvious some high-powered lawyers have been over the page to make sure it complies, however we still have some concerns.

The FTC insist that a box must be checked in order to agree to the terms and conditions but no such box exists, this means its impossible to not sign up for the auto-ship program!

We also do not like the fact that you cannot find out the cost of the product itself until you have entered all your personal details, there is no specific law against this, we just find it slightly dubious.

Please bear in mind that to get out of this contract you will need to physically telephone the company.

The company itself is Applied Science Labs based in Florida, USA and they seem to have a reasonable track record with very few negative complaints. They are big in the penis enlargement pill industry (no pun intended) and seem to be moving in to the diet pill market only quite recently.

What About A Guarantee

No guarantee is offered with CoreTrim.

Watchdog Verdict

DO NOT BUY CORETRIM!

Despite having a lovely looking website there are simply far too many negatives about CoreTrim for us to be able to approve it.

The site is extremely lacking in the finer details, with no indication of what is in the product and in what quantities. There is no indication of even how many servings or pills you even get, we think it’s 60 capsules and 2 capsules a day but this is purely a guess on our part.

As you can see they are fake (stock) photos for the testimonials and the girl and the guy claiming some impressive results from using CoreTrim claim the exact same thing for a completely different product.

The product itself is very expensive for this type of diet pill with a monthly cost of over $80! Far better products are a much more cost-effective rate are available.

The use of a “trial” and no option to get the product without signing up for the auto-ship program is also of concern. It looks like the “trial” more or less meets the rules of the FTC, so it’s a case of “buyer beware.” If you sign up for these diet pills then please make sure you 100% know what you are doing.

We reject CoreTrim diet pills.

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