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Lineaslim is a Garcinia Cambogia supplement that you add to water to create a sparkling effervescent drink. This all sounds refreshing and healthy and the fact that it is on sale from Boots will inspire trust in UK customers. We look into Lineaslim to find out more.

Lineaslim is a Garcinia Cambogia supplement that contains little else other than this one active ingredient so will interest you if fancy trying Garcinia for yourself. Garcinia Cambogia has been widely touted for weight loss after it was featured on US TV Dr Oz show and described as a revolutionary dual action fat buster. This made Garcinia Cambogia popular first in the USA and now worldwide.

Lineaslim Tablet Pros

  • Looks a reputable supplement made by a reputable company
  • If you are in the UK, you can buy it from Boots

Lineaslim Tablet Cons

  • Rather expensive
  • There is no real evidence that Garcinia Cambogia will work in the way as described
  • Long-term safety of this ingredient has not yet been established
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Lineaslim Effervescent Tablets Review

Lineaslim Tablet Facts

  • Lineaslim is made by Lineatabs based in US
  • You can buy Lineaslim in the USA, the UK and across Europe
  • Each effervescent tablet contains 1500mg of Garcinia Cambogia

Lineaslim is supplement that you take in drink form rather than as a diet pill. It contains Garcinia Cambogia and very little else so looks a good option for anyone wanting to try out this ingredient.

Lineaslim looks to be better quality than most Garcinia supplements on the market. It comes with complete ingredients information and as well as a good-sized serving of Garcinia Cambogia (1500mg), it also contains folic acid, potassium and zinc.

UK customers will be further convinced by the credentials of this supplement by the fact that it is on sale from much loved High Street chemist Boots.

Garcinia cambogiaGarcinia Cambogia is a natural Indian fruit also known as Brindle berry or Gummi Gutti. It is used in parts of Asia to create a sour flavour in curries – in a similar way to tamarind. Garcinia Cambogia has been investigated for its weight loss properties and preliminary results look very positive although it lacks any real evidence.

However, this fruit is believed to make you feel full so has an appetite reducing effect. In addition, it may help prevent hunger pangs and the danger of snacking. The simple idea is that it will help you eat less and as a result you can lose weight more easily. If you try adding this supplement to a healthy diet and exercise plan it may help you lose those extra pounds.

Although the clinical research remains inconclusive at the time of writing, Garcinia Cambogia took off in a big way after Dr Oz featured Garcinia supplements on his U.S. TV show. He described Garcinia Cambogia as a revolutionary dual action fat buster and as an “exciting breakthrough in natural weight loss”.

This led to Garcinia Cambogia supplements becoming very popular on the market, some of which looked very dodgy and employed various marketing scams such as auto billing. All the furore around scammers led Dr Oz to complain that clips of his show where he talked about the benefits of Garcinia were being used by advertisers without his permission.

Lineaslim have obviously ignored his protests and the product website includes a clip of Dr Oz speaking about the benefits of Garcinia. However at no time do we get the impression that Dr Oz is promoting any specific product or Lineaslim.

How to Take Lineaslim

To take Lineaslim, Dissolve one Lineaslim tablet in a glass of cold water (approximately 300ml) and allow tablet to dissolve completely.

Drink once to three times daily, 30 minutes before meals (on an empty stomach). Do not exceed the recommended daily dose.

Lineaslim is made by Lineatabs. This Colorado based company also sell Lineatabs – an alternative effervescent drink weight loss product which contains Poly-D-Glucosamine complex in a trademarked brand called Solusitan. This is a fat binder derived from crab and shrimp shells and is popular in the USA and Europe. Lineaslim is the latest supplement from the company.

Lineaslim went on sale in the UK in April 2014 when industry giant FDD took over the UK distribution for this product. FDD is the market leader in the distribution of beauty products both in the UK and overseas and as a result this supplement is now sold in High Street chemist Boots.

Lineaslim Effervescent Tablets Concerns:

  • If Garcinia Cambogia does not live up to the weight loss claims this supplement will be a waste of money
  • Long-term safety not yet evaluated
  • Although Dr Oz has recommended Garcinia Cambogia, the medical establishment has condemned his views as unscientific and unfounded

What Does Lineaslim Effervescent Tablets Claim To Do?

Lineaslim do not make too many claims on the product website. Instead, they leave it to the Dr Oz video clip to fully explain the powers of Garcinia Cambogia.

He hints that it will help you lose weight with

  • No diet
  • No exercise
  • No effort

And that it “inhibits the growth of fat cells”.

The Lineaslim advertising does not actually agree with this viewpoint. It states that:

Garcinia Cambogia has been scientifically researched and is believed to help you feel full, which helps you to eat less to support weight control when used as part of a reduced calorie diet and with the appropriate amount of physical exercise.

According to Lineaslim, effervescent tablets are an effective method of delivery and have six advantages over taking supplements in pill form. They provide;

  • Faster absorption
  • Better bioavailability
  • Better hydration
  • Better tasting
  • Easier to swallow
  • Easier to digest

They further explain;

Conventional tablets and capsules can take from 20 to 30 minutes just to break down, before the body can start to assimilate them. In liquid form, ingredients can be absorbed in as little as 1 to 4 minutes

And that taking this supplement as a drink in itself promotes health.

Daily liquid consumption should be 1.5 – 2 litres in adults. Effervescent tablets provide both the nutritional value intended and additional liquid intake

So What are Lineaslim Tablets and What Are The Ingredients For Lineaslim Tablets?

Lineaslim is a diet supplement that you take by adding to water in order to make sparkling drink (in the same way as you take Alka seltzer).

Each serving is equal to one tablet, which is taken with a 300ml glass of water.

  • Folic acid (60mcg): This water-soluble B vitamin is important for pregnant women because it helps protect against birth defects. It is also used to prevent heart disease and strokes so is necessary in later life too. However, folic acid supplementation can interact with medication for depression.
  • Potassium (50mg): Crucial mineral found in many foodstuffs including bananas and potatoes. However many people suffer from low potassium due to an unhealthy diet which can lead to heart disease , high blood pressure and other conditions. At 150mg a day, this level of potassium will help add a little extra to your daily intake, which should be around 4,700mg a day.
    Source: http://healthyeating.sfgate.com/rda-guidelines-potassium-3894.html
  • Zinc (3mg): Essential trace element that is vital for health and well-being. This quantity is within safe limits of RDA.
  • Sodium (190mg): Sodium works as an electrolyte and mineral. It maintains the balance of water and electrolytes in the body and also plays an important role. in how nerves and muscles work. Sodium is not the same as salt. Salt is sodium with added chloride such as table salt and it is this that seems to cause adverse effects upon heart health and blood pressure.
  • Garcinia Cambogia Powder (1500mg): there has been clinical testing but results are inconclusive. Garcinia contains Hydroxycitric acid (HCA) believed to help fat burning but many of the testing methods have been criticised. The journal of obesity reported,

    The evidence from randomised clinical trials suggests that Garcinia extracts/HCA generate weight loss on the short term. However, the magnitude of this effect is small, and not statistically significant when only rigorous trials are considered, and its clinical relevance seems questionable.

    In other words most of the testing of Garcinia Cambogia does not prove that this ingredient really works. The journal of obesity advises caution and states that “Future trials should be more rigorous, longer in duration, and better reported.”
    Source: http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC3010674/

So What Does All This Mean?

There is still no proof that Garcinia Cambogia works in the way as described for weight loss. The clinical testing has not proven that this ingredient works and so far, results are at best minimal or inconclusive.

Lineaslim looks to be a safe supplement that contains safe levels of minerals and high levels of the active ingredient Garcinia Cambogia. The trouble is that if the active ingredient does not work then this supplement will be ineffective for weight loss. This is the main issue with this supplement.

Does Lineaslim Effervescent Tablets Have Any Side Effects?

This supplement seems pretty safe but it is important to remember that Garcinia Cambogia is a new ingredient for weight loss and there have been no tests for its long-term safety.

Side effects for Garcinia Cambogia may include;

  • Nausea
  • Stomach discomfort
  • Headache

Caution: Avoid if you are pregnant or breast-feeding. Seek the advice of your doctor if you suffer from an underlying health issue or are taking medication. A problem with Garcinia Cambogia is that it is so new that side effects are simply not known.
Do not take if you are on prescription medication for depression because of possible interactions with the folic acid content. Ask your doctor for further advice regarding potential interactions with prescription medicine. If you do experience side effects discontinue use.

Any Lineaslim Effervescent Tablets Reviews From Customers?

Lineaslim is fairly new on the market and so far, we have been unable to find any customer reviews. It is available via Amazon.co.uk but so far, nobody has commented. There are no customer comments left on the Boots website either.

At the time of writing Lineaslim is not on sale via Amazon.com.

So Does Lineaslim Effervescent Tablets Work?

If Garcinia Cambogia really works for weight loss in the way as described, then Lineaslim will help you lose weight. The big problem is that the evidence is inconclusive and the claims are unproven.

Dr Oz has been severely criticised by the Senate for making unfounded and unsubstantiated claims about weight loss ingredients and talking up ingredients in overly positive and flowery language.

It is too early to tell whether Garcinia Cambogia will live up to the claims and some clinical evidence suggests that it will not.

According to one clinical investigation;

Most studies in humans have been conducted on small samples and mainly in the short term. None of them have shown whether these effects persist beyond 12 weeks of intervention. Therefore, there is still little evidence to support the potential effectiveness and long-term benefits of G. Cambogia extracts.

Source: http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/22530711

You can read our Watchdog article on Dr Oz here.

Where Can I Buy Lineaslim Effervescent Tablets?

If you go to the product website, you will be directed to a Lineaslim retailer. The UK website directs you straight to Boots where you can buy online. Alternatively, you can pick it up over the counter from one of the High Street stores.

A tube containing 20 effervescent tablets costs £19.99 and is up to 20 days supply if you take just 1 a day. However if you take 3 a day this is under a weeks supply.

If you are in the USA, you can buy Lineaslim direct from the Lineatabs website. A tube of 60 capsules costs $59.95.

What About A Guarantee

No money back guarantee is on offer.

Watchdog Verdict

We like Lineaslim. This supplement contains no filler ingredients and includes safe levels of essential minerals alongside the active ingredient Garcinia Cambogia.

The only issue we have with this supplement is that Garcinia Cambogia lacks clinical evidence that it will really work in the way that Dr Oz describes. It is highly likely you could take this and not even notice one positive effect.

However, if you wanted to try Garcinia Cambogia we feel that Lineaslim may be a good choice. We like the effervescent tablets and we like the fact that you can pick it up from Boots.

Don’t be fooled that this supplement is necessarily safe to take long term. It lacks evidence for results but there is also a total lack of knowledge around long-term safety.

Maybe in a few years, all will become obvious and everyone will be taking Garcinia Cambogia but for now, it is simply another one of those so called miracle ingredients that come without any real proof that it works.

No reflection upon the quality of this supplement or the company behind it. But we just don’t trust that Garcinia Cambogia works unless we see some real evidence that proves that it does. Therefore we reject Lineaslim Effervescent Tablets.

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  1. Deniz says:

    I will try this and I will put up the results in 10 days:)

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