What is the unique Arexis Garcinia RX formula that helps you to feel full? Is there any proof that Obestrim works? These are the questions we ask when reviewing this supplement.
- Free toll number
- 30-day money-back guarantee if half pills unopened
- Lacks full ingredient profile
- Lacks clinical evidence to support claims
- Lacks consumer reviews
- Manufacturer has history of complaints
- Manufactured by Physical Enhancement Labs (PE Labs)
- Contains mysterious proprietary ingredient, Arexis Garcinia RX
- Concerns over trustworthiness of the company
Obestrim is manufactured by Physical Enhancement Labs (PE Labs) who appear to be based in Oklahoma, USA. They produce a number of health, diet and sexual stimulant supplements although using their online store we were unable to order any of their products!
The official Obestrim website looks very much like an Infomercial and uses a video pop-up of attractive women who explains the benefits of Obestrim. She of course claims to have used the product to help her lose weight!
As you would expect the site explains the benefits of this supplement, how it works and the frequently asked questions. If you are looking for any detailed information about the product though you will be disappointed though!
We did some digging into the company behind this supplement, PE Labs and found they have a number of consumer complaints dating back to 2007 when they seemed to be pushing free trials for a product called Phentrazine 375. As is typical with so called “free trials”, most of the complaints were related to billing (fraudulent charges) and delivery issues.
Here are the complaints we found:
To be fair and balanced review we should highlight that we were unable to find complaints about Obestrim online.
The good thing about Obestrim is that you need to only take it once per day, two hours after you have eaten breakfast. Each box is separated into two blister packs of 15 pills and is enough for one months’ supply.
Obestrim is heavily marketed using social media, especially on Facebook and Twitter, where they are offering free samples.
- Lacks full ingredient profile and supporting clinical evidence
- Limited consumer feedback
- Company has history of promoting free trials and consumer complaints
What Does Obestrim Claim To Do?
Obestrim claims to give the “longest lasting appetite control without a prescription”. But that’s not all… Obestrim is the:
Worlds Most Advanced Weight-Loss Aid for Appetite Control and Metabolic Stimulation
The supplement also claims to give you “healthy weight loss”, to simplify portion control and turning your body into a “fat burning machine” giving you more energy too!
So What Is Obestrim and What Are The Ingredients For Obestrim?
Obestrim claims to be a maximum strength dual acting diet pill that can suppress appetite and increase fat burning so that you can lose more weight. The manufacturer suggests that “healthy weight loss” is as easy as “1-2-3″ with their supplement by helping to control portion sizes and turning stored fats into energy.
One of the main ingredients in this supplement is a proprietary formula called Arexis Garcinia Rx. We suspect the reason it’s been called this is to play on the “RX” part of the name to suggest it’s as strong as a prescription weight loss drug.
The other ingredients are listed but no amounts are revealed so it’s difficult to know how effective they will.
Here is the complete list of ingredients:
- Arexis Garcinia Rx: Proprietary formula that is suggested to coat the stomach lining to accelerate satiety and feelings of fullness, which helps to trick the brain into thinking it’s full. No evidence is presented to support these claims and no information is given to indicate what this formula contains!!!
- Green Tea Extract: Extract that is derived from green tea leaves and said to be a potent source of antioxidants. It’s the catechins (GTC) that are considered to be beneficial for health and have weight loss properties. Does contain some caffeine and in high dosages may cause side effects in sensitive individuals.
- 1,3 Dimethylamylamine: Extracted from geranium and acts as a stimulant, also known as DMAA. Found to increase energy levels, maintain alertness and can cause euphoric sensations. Has been a prohibited substance in WADA (World Anti-Doping Agency) tested sports since 2010 and now under the watchful eye of the FDA.
- Garcinia Cambogia Extract: Found in Asia and parts of Asia it looks similar to a tiny pumpkin and is a small fruit. Suggested to suppress appetite and promote increased fat burning thanks to it containing Hydroxycitric Acid (HCA). A study in 1998 has refuted the role of this herb to facilitate weight loss.
- L-Carnitine: A popular ingredient that is in many supplements as it’s important for transporting fatty acids so they can be metabolised for energy. It’s been suggested that greater fat release can help to burn more fats. The evidence supporting weight loss is weak though.
- Semnostachya Menglaensis: A rare plant indigenous to Mengla in the tropical rainforest in the south of Yunnan province, China. Suggested to boost metabolism and inhibit appetite but there is little known about this ingredient and even less clinical evidence that it works!
- Lotus Leaf Extract: Grows in tropical regions of Asia and the Middle East and used for medicine for many centuries. Contains flavonoids and tannins, which are powerful antioxidants thought to promote weight loss and health. Recent research that combined Lotus Leaf with L-Carnitine may lead to fat loss through increased lipolysis and by encouraging fat cells to release more fat.
- Konjac Root Fiber: Also known as glucomannan, this water soluble fibre can absorb many times its weight in water to help swell in your stomach. This can act to help you feel fuller, reducing appetite and so decrease food intake. There are potential side effects though and consumers should ensure they are well hydrated. There are studies that show positive weight loss results but require sufficient amount in to order to work.
- Caralluma Frimbriata: Ancient plant commonly found in India that has been suggested to help control appetite. One small study has shown modest appetite suppressant qualities after taking 1 gram of this ingredient for 2 months. However, there is no indication of how much is included in Obestrim, but VERY UNLIKELY it contains this amount!
So What Does All This Mean?
This is a supplement that contains a proprietary formula that plays on the “RX” prescription label along with other ingredients suggested to promote weight loss.
Importantly there is no medical literature or references that mention or support the claims made for this ingredient (Arexis Garcinia RX).
As no ingredient amounts are listed or references to clinical studies it’s impossible to know how effective Obestrim really is.
Does Obestrim Have Any Side Effects?
The manufacturer claims that most users have no side effects. Some of the ingredients are known stimulants that may affect sensitive individuals, causing heart palpitations and anxiety.
It’s worth considering that some of the ingredients may trigger side effects in certain amounts, as we don’t know how much is included it’s impossible to tell for certain.
Caution: You should avoid taking Obestrim if you have heart attack symptoms or high blood pressure and should seek medical advice if you are suffering from any existing medical conditions.
Any Obestrim Reviews From Customers?
We could find no independent consumer reviews for Obestrim online. The only consumer testimonials available are shown the official website with dieters claiming to have lost between 23 and 105lbs!
Of course we have no way of judging how accurate these are.
So Does Obestrim Work?
The manufacturer explains in great detail how Obestrim is supposed to help “tune the mind AND the body for optimum weight loss” and yet provides no evidence to support this claim.
No clinical studies are referenced and there is a lack of proper detailed information on the main proprietary ingredient, Arexis Garcinia RX.
The lack of full ingredient disclosure and the use of a proprietary blend mean we are unable to determine if sufficient ingredients are present to work.
What About a Guarantee?
We initially thought that Obestrim had a 60-day money-back guarantee as some of the pages display a badge indicating as such. Reading through the Terms and Conditions we found that in fact there is only a 30-day money-back guarantee!
In order to qualify for your money-back you need to return ALL opened and unopened product, which includes sending back no-less than half of the supply back in “resellable condition”. You must ensure you send it back promptly as failure to do so within 30-days of your order date will mean you won’t qualify.
Where Can I Buy Obestrim?
You can only buy Obestrim from the official website from $49.95 per box of 30 days’ supply. Discounts are available when purchasing more boxes at one time.
Obestrim is an over the counter dietary supplement that is using questionable marketing tactics by using a proprietary formula with “RX” in the title. This is to potentially dupe consumers into thinking this is a prescription strength weight loss drug, which it is clearly not!
We have strong doubts over some of the ingredients in Obestrim, especially the main ingredient. There is simply no detailed information or supporting evidence to back up the claims made by the manufacturers!
We regard the money-back guarantee to be inconsistent too. Sometimes claiming its 60-days on some parts of the website when in fact its 30-days. To get your money-back you need to adhere to fairly strict instructions too!
With other more effective diet pills on the market to choose from it is difficult to recommend this supplement! We therefore reject Obestrim diet pills.