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Oxotrim is a thermogenic diet pill that makes big claims about its weight loss boosting abilities; apparently consumers can expect a 200% increase in weight loss whilst using this product! We take a look to see if the product can actually live up to the huge claims made about its potency.

Oxotrim Pros

  • Clinically proven ingredients

Oxotrim Cons

  • Small quantities of some proven ingredients
  • Possible side effects
  • Some ingredients unconnected to weight loss
  • No money-back guarantee
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Oxotrim Facts

  • Manufactured by Newton-Everett
  • 150 tablets per bottle
  • Contains stimulants and other metabolism boosting ingredients

Oxotrim is a thermogenic diet pill manufactured and sold by a company called Newton-Everett. They claim to be ‘a leading innovator of break-through supplement formulations’, and have numerous products for sale, covering a range of different categories, including hair care, skin care, weight loss, digestive support, mood support and sleep management, amongst others. Some of the links on their website appear to be broken, including the company information page and their merchant policy.

How to Take Oxotrim

The directions for use for Oxotrim are to take 3 tablets together as one dose per day.

Ideally these should be taken in the morning, but can be taken at any point during the day.

Oxotrim recommends avoiding consuming these after 5pm, as the contain stimulants that can affect sleeping patterns.

They do not mention any returns policy or guarantee on the website, but they do provide some contact information. Newton-Everett is based in Scottsdale, Arizona, but the only address they supply is a PO Box. They also have a phone number to make orders through, a contact email and a contact submission form.

Oxotrim Concerns:

  • No customer reviews
  • Low quantities of some active ingredients
  • No clear returns policy on official website

What Does Oxotrim Claim To Do?

Oxotrim makes plenty of claims about its abilities as a weight loss aid. Probably the most dramatic is that it accelerates weight and fat loss by 200%. It is described as a patented thermogenic agent that ‘is clinically proven to increase metabolism and promote healthy weight loss.’

OXOTRIM®’s unique formula is extremely effective in boosting your metabolism and as a result accelerating weight loss. OXOTRIM® is safe and natural and will also help you suppress your appetite like no other slimming product.

Oxotrim states that one its key ingredients, 7-keto, is a non-stimulant ingredient that boosts the metabolism. However, it fails to mention that several other ingredients in Oxotrim are stimulants, such as caffeine, Theobromine and Synephrine.

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

The quantities of each ingredient listed are contained in three capsules, which is the recommended daily serving.

  • Calcium (as coral calcium) (70mg): Calcium is known primarily for the role it plays in bone strength. However, calcium has also been linked with weight loss. Studies have found that increased levels of calcium in the body are associated with increased fat burning. It is seen to greatest effect when extra calcium is incorporated into the daily diet through consumption of dairy, whilst maintaining a calorie deficit, but some effect can also be seen through calcium supplementation. The differences were small, but over time accumulate to be a significant amount of extra weight loss.
    Source:http://www.webmd.com/diet/features/calcium-weight-loss
  • Citrus Aurantium (Fruit) Extract (350mg) (standardized to contain 6% synephrine) Zhi Shi: A review of numerous studies concluded that use of synephrine resulted in an increase to the participants resting metabolic rate and energy expenditure, and moderate weight loss was seen in studies lasting over 6 weeks. However, there are some concerns about its safety being under-researched and the numerous side effects that have been associated with it.
    Source:http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/22991491
  • Theobroma Cacao (Fruit) Extract (330mg) (standardized to contain 6% theobromine): Theobroma Cacao is used to make chocolate. The active compound in theobroma cacao is Theobromine: it is often claimed that Theobromine can aid weight loss by stimulating the central nervous system and increasing the metabolism. Despite these claims, as well as the claims that it is an appetite suppressant, clinical evidence is limited with mixed results.
    Source:http://www.livestrong.com/article/342121-theobromine-weight-loss/
  • Glucuronolactone (300mg): This is a naturally occurring chemical that is used by the body as a structural component of connective tissues. It is also thought to bind with some toxic elements in the body, before being excreted in the urine, leading to claims that it is detoxifying, and its use in detox products and even energy drinks. It has no link to weight loss at all. It is also made in the body, and so does not need to be supplemented.
    Source: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Glucuronolactone
  • Caffeine (200mg): Numerous studies have shown that caffeine boosts energy levels and alertness as well as mildly boosting the metabolism, causing a small increase in the number of calories used by the body. The effects shown in studies are small, and some studies are inconclusive.
    Source: http://www.mayoclinic.org/healthy-living/weight-loss/expert-answers/caffeine/faq-20058459
  • L-Taurine (200mg): Used often in energy drinks, some studies suggest that this amino acid may play a role in athletic performance, meaning that it is only useful for dieters who exercise. There is no link between Taurine and weight loss known at this time.
    Source:http://www.mayoclinic.org/healthy-living/nutrition-and-healthy-eating/expert-answers/taurine/faq-20058177
  • Green Tea (Leaf) (camellia sinensis) Extract (100mg) (standardized to contain 50% polyphenols and 35% catechins: Green tea is high in a group of antioxidants called catechins. Studies have suggested that catechins and caffeine both increase energy expenditure by boosting the metabolism temporarily. However, the metabolic increase caused by green tea is limited. One study found that the use of green tea was not enough to counteract weight gain following a very low calorie diet.
    Source:http://ajcn.nutrition.org/content/70/6/1040.full
  • 5HTP 5-Hydroxy L-Tryptophan (62.5mg) (from griffoniasimplicifolia seed extract): Also known as Serotain, which is a branded form of 5HTP. It is used to increase serotonin levels, to treat anxiety and depression, and it is thought by some to indirectly lead to a decrease in appetite. WebMD states that this ingredient should not be used because it is associated with numerous serious side effects, and it is in general under-researched.
    Source:http://www.webmd.com/vitamins-supplements/ingredientmono-794-5-HTP.aspx?activeIngredientId=794&activeIngredientName=5-HTP
  • 7-Keto®** (3-acetyl-7-oxo-dehydroepiandrosterone) (50mg): 7-Keto is the registered name for 3-acetyl-7-oxo dehydroepiandrosterone, and is thought to speed up the body’s metabolism. Studies on overweight and obese participants suggest that the use of 7-Keto combined with moderate exercise and a reduced-calorie diet significantly reduces body weight and body fat compared with exercise and a reduced-calorie diet alone. 7-Keto is also known by several other names, including 7-oxo-DHEA, and 7-Keto-DHEA.
    Source:http://www.currenttherapeuticres.com/article/S0011-393X(00)80026-0/abstract?cc=y?cc=y
  • L-Carnitine-L-Tartrate (15mg): Supplementation of this ingredient has been found to improve fat oxidation.
    Source:http://www.nutritionexpress.com/article+index/authors/showarticle.aspx?id=1487

So What Does All This Mean?

There are several ingredients used in Oxotrim that have no link to weight loss; these include 5HTP, Glucuronolactone and L-Taurine. These have various roles, including improving mood and athletic performance, but are not directly related to weight loss. As they are present in significant quantities, it is possible that Oxotrim would be more effective with these ingredients removed, instead using higher doses of the active ingredients.

Some of the active ingredients that are present are in fairly low doses, especially when compared to the relevant clinical trials. For example, both of the 7-Keto studies that are mentioned on the Oxotrim website used 200 mg of 7-Keto each day, whereas the daily serving of Oxotrim contains only 50 mg.

Many of the other ingredients that are clinically linked with increased weight loss contain caffeine or other stimulants.

It seems that the claims that this diet pill also works as an appetite suppressant is based upon the ingredient 5HTP; primarily used to treat anxiety and depression, its appetite suppressing qualities are under-researched and not conclusively proven, making the claim that this is an appetite suppressant a bit of a stretch.

Does Oxotrim Have Any Side Effects?

Whilst the manufacturers of Oxotrim claim that there are absolutely no side effects to using their product, and that it is completely safe, the ingredients profile suggests otherwise. Even the safest diet pills and supplements can cause side effects, even if it is only in a small percentage of consumers.

5HTP has been associated with numerous side effects; it is unknown whether these side effects were caused by a compromised product, a contaminant, or by the product itself.

Web MD states,

There is concern that it can cause a serious side effect called eosinophilia myalgia syndrome. Some people think this side effect is only caused by a contaminant in some 5-HTP products; however, there is not enough scientific evidence to know if it is caused by 5-HTP, a contaminant, or some other factor. Until more is known, 5-HTP should be used cautiously.

Other potential side effects of 5-HTP include heartburn, stomach pain, nausea, vomiting, diarrhoea, drowsiness, sexual problems, and muscle problems.

Side effects associated with caffeine include headaches, increased urination, jitteriness, dehydration, increased blood pressure, heart palpitations and problems sleeping. Caffeine in turn enhances the effects of citrus aurantium, which carries its own set of side effects, including increased heart rate and increased blood pressure, heart palpitations, fainting, and even heart attack and stroke in healthy patients.

Caution:

Not for use by individuals under the age of 18 years.

Do not use if pregnant or nursing.

Not suitable for those who have cardiac related health issues, including high blood pressure.

Any Oxotrim Reviews From Customers?

Despite there being many places where customers can leave their opinions on Oxotrim, including amazon, other retail sites and even numerous diet pill review sites, we could find no customer reviews about Oxotrim at all.

Without any anecdotal evidence from consumers, it is not possible to state whether the product actually works in practice, or to see if any side effects are common.

So Does Oxotrim Work?

Based upon the ingredients profile, Oxotrim contains a wide range of ingredients that have been clinically proven to increase the metabolism and to aid weight loss.

However, some of these ingredients, including the basis of the product’s marketing campaign, 7-Keto, are actually present in small quantities, especially when compared to relevant clinical trials. We believe that Oxotrim would increase weight loss in people who are already dieting and exercising regularly, but that its impact would not be as significant as the manufacturers claim. This could leave many customers disappointed, even if they lost some weight whilst using the product.

Where Can I Buy Oxotrim?

Oxotrim can be purchased from the manufacturer’s official website. Here, one bottle of 150 tablets, enough for a 50 day supply, costs $49.95, plus delivery.

Biovea also sell Oxotrim, offering discounts for bulk purchases. Their price for a single bottle is £33.95, plus delivery.

Vitasprings also sell Oxotrim, at a price of $45.95. It offers free ground delivery for those in the USA, although if customers want quicker shipping they need to contact the company for pricing.

What About A Guarantee

We could not find any mention of a money back guarantee on Newton-Everett products. If the product is purchased from a third party website, their returns policy would apply.

Watchdog Verdict

Overall, Oxotrim sounds like a promising product until the quantities of each ingredient are factored in. Whilst using clinically proven ingredients is essential in an effective diet pill, these ingredients also need to be present in sufficient quantities to work effectively. Whilst caffeine is present in a sufficient dose of 200 mg, the daily dose only contains a quarter of the amount required of the main promoted ingredient, 7-keto. The effects of the diet pill can therefore not be expected to match either the claims made by the manufacturers, or the results achieved in clinical trials.

There are no customer reviews of the product available at all, and so there is no anecdotal evidence to suggest that this product works to aid significant weight loss. There are also several ingredients present that do not contribute to weight loss. One of these, 5HTP, may also be the source of several different side effects.

The company itself, Newton-Everett, initially seems to be a reputable company, with a well-built website. However, with no information provided about a returns policy, and only a PO Box address provided, they are not the ideal company to purchase a product from.

We reject Oxotrim.

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