Let’s find out shall we.
- Could be useful for your pet rodents
- Most studies done on rodents
- No ingredient quantities
- Linked to a host of rejected diet pills
- Ships from Utah
- Based in Utah, USA
- Dubious evidence offered
- Lacks ingredient profile
- Suspicious testimonials
The makers of Decatrim start off with a fairly bold claim; it says losing 10 pounds in 10 days is pretty easy as,
Decatrim makes it possible as the BEST WEIGHT LOSS PILLS THAT WORK ever created.
Wow, the best weight loss pills ever created? This had better be good; to make a claim like that the product needs to have some serious research and studies to back it up.
- No proper ingredient quantities shown
- Confusing evidence presented
- Ridiculous claims of 10 pounds in 10 days
- Comes from Utah
What Does Decatrim Claim To Do?
Decatrim is claiming to have incredible weight loss results by using 10 patented and trademarked ingredients. This is mentioned to add an air of credibility and to make you think that some how these ingredients the Medical professions have approved.
They say that it is all based on science and have helpfully included some references for us to look at.
So What Is Decatrim and What Are The Ingredients For Decatrim?
Lets go through each ingredient and the research and see how everything stacks up. The easiest way is to look at each ingredient and how much is needed to see any effect.
- ThermoDiamine: This is another name for Evodiamine, which is extracted from the unripe fruit of Evoida Rutaecarpine or the Evodia fruit. This is an ancient Chinese treatment claiming to have a “hot nature.” It is said to increase the temperature of the body and so help with fat burning abilities. Unfortunately the clinical research the site has helpfully linked to refer to a study conducted in 2000 in Japan….on MICE!
We particularly like this quote from Wikipedia:
Neither its fat-burning effects in humans nor any potential side effects have been empirically established
- Razberi-K: A form of aromatic compound extracted from Raspberries. This is more commonly known as Raspberry ketone and has had a lot of media attention recently. It is said to alter the lipid metabolism levels and so help the body burn more fat. Interestingly the research that has been linked to is once more referring to experiments in Mice. This time it’s a Chinese study from 2004 that suggests natural anti oxidants like Raspberry ketone can help with heroin withdrawal in these Mice! There is absolutely no evidence that this study can help with weight loss in humans so we find it quite bizarre why it has been quoted.
- Fuco Pure: A form of seaweed extract from Japanese Wakame that claims to help with the oxidation of fat cells. It is said to help with the burning of fat from the abdominal area in particular. Again they have handily referenced a study, and guess what?…….yes you guessed correct, it was another study done on Mice. We are starting to think that Decatrim is aimed more at Mickey and Minnie Mouse than real people!
- Forslean: Said to work better than an anabolic steroid, Forslean claims to improve lean muscle mass and decrease fat mass. It does this by forcing the fat cells to release energy and then melt away. The study was done on a number of obese men, rather than mice this time. The study group was given 250mg of Forslean twice a day for a 12-week period. The men who took Forslean saw an increase in testosterone levels and a decrease in body fat. No studies were conducted on women, which neglects 50% of our population.
- GuggulEZ 100: A synthetic gugglesterone extract, which is said to lower cholesterol levels. It does this by enhancing the functioning of the thyroid gland. This time the study refers to another member of the rodent family, Charles Foster Rats! The Rats were given massive doses of Guggulsterones, which would equate to several grams in humans.
- BioPerine: A black pepper extract used to increase nutrient transportation. The study refers to a clinical trial where people were given a supplement of Coenzyme Q10 and BioPerine was said to increase the levels of this supplement in the bloodstream. Some positive results could be seen for increased absorption levels.
- Green Tea: Said to increase the metabolic rate and so accelerate fat burning. A number of studies have been carried out on the benefits of Green tea for weight loss, but this has to be in certain standards of extract. It is not helpful to simply state a product contains Green tea; it has to be a certain type and quantity.
- Capsaicin: A powerful anti-oxidant that protects the body from harmful free radicals. It helps with weight loss by decreasing the appetite and as such subsequent protein and fat ingestion is lowered. Basically it makes you fell less hungry. Again the study referred to is on Rats!
- Synephrine HCL: Extracted from the fruit of the Citrus Aurantium plant it is commonly known as Bitter Orange. It claims to boost energy suppress the appetite and also increase the metabolism. No clinical study is linked to this time, either in humans or in rodents.
- DHEA: Claims to be a potent thermogenic enhancer. It does this by supporting healthy thyroid function. As we get older our thyroid function is said to diminish and DHEA supposedly increase hormone production and boost the metabolism. There is a link to a study where people were given 200mg a day of DHEA, as well as vigorous exercise three times a week and a strict calorie controlled diet.
So What Does All This Mean?
On the face of things, Decatrim has got some pretty good ingredients in it. However this is balanced out by a number of ingredients that use claims based on experiments done on Rats and Mice. Quite what this has got to do with a diet pill supplement aimed at you and me then we have no idea.
The other area of concern is that none of the ingredient quantities are indicated anywhere on the website. Despite some of the ingredients having encouraging results in clinical studies, by not indicating how much is contained within Decatrim then it is not possible to make an informed decision either to it’s safety or it’s effectiveness.
We have said this on numerous occasions and once more we find a product where we need to repeat ourselves yet again;
Never consume a diet pill supplement if you do not know exactly what it contains!
Does Decatrim Have Any Side Effects?
Without having access to a proper ingredient profile then it is not possible to see whether any of the ingredients in Decatrim could potentially have any side effects. It is also slightly disturbing that a number of the ingredients are based on claims for experiments carried out on Rodents, and in particular for Mice experiencing heroin withdrawal!
Any Decatrim Reviews From Customers?
There are several reviews from “customers” on the main website, however these look highly suspicious. They all show face only pictures of attractive females in the same age group and they all date back over a year. We always find it suspicious if no fresh testimonials are shown for more recent times. If a product is that good and that effective then it is usually inundated with positive results with people even supplying before and after pictures.
So Does Decatrim Work?
It is difficult to say one way or the other if Decatrim actually works. With no clear indication of the ingredients then it is simply impossible to decide if it could help with weight loss.
The manufacturers make a massive claim of 10 pounds in 10 days but there is absolutely nothing of any substance to back this up. It is simply made up and designed to try and trick you right from the off. If a claim like this is made then it needs proper scientific evidence to back it up, without this evidence then it should be dismissed.
Any Medical professional would also advise that losing 1 pound a day over 10 days would be highly dangerous and should only be undertaken with proper Medical supervision. Claims like this are particularly disturbing in our eyes based on this Medical advice.
Where Can I Buy Decatrim?
Decatrim is available online from the main website and starts off at $49.95 with discounts for multiple bottle purchases.
Unfortunately the company behind Decatrim, Ampersand Industries LLC has a poor track record in the diet pill market with a BBB rating of F.
It is behind a number of diet pills, all making similar claims that they are the best diet pills ever invented. This is suspicious in itself but this is normal practice for these types of companies.
The company is based in Utah, where a massive amount of dubious practices in the supplement industry are based. As a result, Utah has been dubbed the diet pill scam capital of the United States due to the massive amount of fines and FTC complaints on companies and individuals based there.
What About a Guarantee?
Decatrim does offer a 90-day guarantee.
DO NOT BUY DECATRIM!
As soon as we see a diet pill is from Utah it sets the alarm bells ringing. However in the interests of fairness we can only then review a product on it’s merits.
The science behind Decatrim is flawed with a number of the claims based on studies done on Rats and Mice. Some of the other studies also showed benefits when strict exercise and calorie intake was monitored. However this is never mentioned in the claims.
It’s true that Decatrim does contain some ingredients that could be effective in the right quantities, but by not giving you the consumer the full picture you can’t make a proper decision. You simply have no idea of what you are taking.
The claim for losing 10 pounds in 10 days is also highly contentious with no proof offered. With Medical professionals advising that this would be dangerous anyway then it should be completely discounted.
There are far better options available than Decatrim, in our opinion so always do your research first. For these reasons we reject Decatrim diet pills.