To be honest we can’t see how it differs from any other non Paleo diet pill on the market. Apart from the Paleotrim name of course plus some Flintstone inspired advertising!
- Safe ingredients with minimum side effects
- Comes with a free diet plan
- Received positive customer feedback
- No real connection to the Paleo diet
- Some ingredients unproven for health and weight loss
- Looks like a gimmick
- Marketed by Briland Brands based in California
- Made in the USA
- Each bottle contains 60 capsules, which is one month’s supply
The Paleotrim ingredients list reads like a guide to what’s popular in the diet industry. The capsules include raspberry ketone, green tea and African mango – all ingredients said to help you burn fat increase energy and boost metabolism.
Paleotrim with links to the popular Paleo diet and containing ingredients which have featured on the Dr Oz show has hit the mood right now. We take a look at Paleotrim to find out if this a credible diet pill or just a fashionable flash in the pan.
The Paleo or caveman diet is popular and lots of people are trying the diet for health reasons as well as weight loss.
If you haven’t heard of it, the basic premise of the diet is to reproduce the diet of the Palaeolithic age and eat only natural foodstuffs that come from the time, based on the foods that could be hunted, fished, and gathered. This means no dairy, wheat or processed food but plenty of fresh fruit, fibre and increased protein via fish, meat and shellfish.
The Paleo diet comes in different forms. Some exponents require you to eat raw food and fast for periods of time. Other diets insist that all meat is organic and wild( difficult in a modern age) and others cut you a little more slack and just allow you to stick to the basic idea and food groups that you can eat.
The Paleo diet is essentially healthy. After all a diet that includes whole, unprocessed foods are the basis of all healthy diet recommendations. Where it comes across, as a bit of a gimmick is the cutting out of whole grains, low-fat dairy, and legumes.
With the Paleo diet in mind, Briland Brands a Californian based company has designed Paleotrim said to conform and support this diet.
Paleotrim is manufactured in the USA and the product website comes with some appealing caveman style advertising complete with a photo of the marketing director and mother of two dressed in a jungle style bikini!
The company claim to have been inspired by the Paleo diet and when you buy the supplement it comes with a free e book download, the Paleo Blueprint which gives you the dos and don’ts of the Paleo diet and some tips on keeping to it and the Paleo Recipe of the Day cookbook.
The problem with the claim that Paleotrim is based on the Paleo diet, is that we cannot see how it really conforms to the diet’s rules.
Paleotrim contains caffeine, green tea extract, grapefruit and African mango and we can’t believe that our Paleo ancestors were using caffeine and taking these ingredients in combination together.
Despite this, Paleotrim does look ok as a diet pill but there’s nothing about it that makes it especially appropriate for the Paleo diet.
Surprisingly the advertising does not provide much information about how to take this supplement. Each bottle of Paleotrim contains 60 capsules and is said to be a month’s supply. This means you take either one capsule twice daily or two capsules once a day but further information is not available on the website. You are advised to take Paleotrim in combination with a healthy diet and exercise regime.
Up until recently, Paleotrim was available only in the USA but according to PR sources, the company have opened up sales territory within the UK so that UK customers can now buy direct via Amazon.
Briland Brands do not market any other products. At the time of writing Paleotrim capsules are their only supplement.
- May cause symptoms of acid reflux
- Some of the ingredients are ineffective
- Probably not worth the money
What Does Paleotrim Claim To Do?
Paleotrim claims to help you “burn fat, boost metabolism and increase energy” and according to the website,
Combined with exercise and a well-balanced diet of healthy, natural foods, research has shown that each natural extract within Paleotrim helps increase energy and promote weight loss
The website advertising is a little misleading though. It gives the impression that Paleotrim has featured on the Dr Oz show whereas in fact some of the ingredients contained in Paleotrim have been reviewed on the programme but not this supplement.
The statement “As seen on the Dr Oz show promoting incredible weight loss” does not apply to Paleotrim, which has never featured on the Dr Oz show.
So What Is Paleotrim and What Are The Ingredients For Paleotrim?
Paleotrim is a diet supplement that is supposed to boost your metabolism and energy levels so essentially can be described as a fat burner.
It contains 9 ingredients – all described as natural and each serving of 2 capsules contains 1,200mg of active ingredients.
Paleotrim is a proprietary brand so we cannot give you an exact breakdown of contents amounts.
- Raspberry Ketones: Everyone appears to be talking about raspberry Ketones since this ingredient featured on the Dr Oz show and this natural compound is what gives raspberries their distinctive smell. Despite the claims that it is a “fat burner in a bottle”, there is little evidence that this is true. Out of the 35 clinical trials carried out on raspberry ketone, only 2 are relevant to weight loss and these resulted in some minor weightloss on mice. There have been no human studies into the efficacy of raspberry ketone and this substance is simply unproven and untested. Everyone has heard of raspberry ketone but it is mainly hype with no real substance. Source: http://www.wordsonwellness.com/about.aspx
- African Mango seeds (Irvingia Gabonensis): Are believed to reduce leptin, the hormone that regulates your appetite, as well as reducing blood sugar levels and body fat.
When tested on 40 obese patients in a University of Cameroon clinical trial, it had a positive effect upon weight loss. It is important to note that this study was only carried out on 40 people and so requires further testing. Source: http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC1168905
- Acai Fruit: Superfood berry with high levels of antioxidants, which will help boost health. Very popular as a dietary supplement.
- Green Tea extract: Good source of antioxidants although some research has suggested that drinking green tea is better for health than taking green tea extract in supplement form.
- Apple Cider Vinegar: A popular folklore remedy for a wide number of conditions including head lice, arthritis and diabetes. None of the medical claims have been scientifically proven and there have been issues around apple cider vinegar tablets causing injury to the throat and being a common cause of heartburn.
The European Food Safety Authority (EFSA) which regulates health claims that manufacturers can make about products, has failed to approve any health claims for apple cider vinegar
- Kelp: Is a form of seaweed, which contains iodine – an essential mineral for maintaining an active thyroid gland. Although kelp has undergone some limited clinical testing and there may be health benefits, there is no proof that it boosts the metabolism or helps weight loss. There have been issues surround the contamination of kelp by pollution Source: http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC1852683/
- Grapefruit: Believed to create a weight loss effect due to its effects upon the metabolism and it improves insulin resistance. According to clinical test report,
Although the mechanism of this weight loss is unknown it would appear reasonable to include grapefruit in a weight reduction diet.
- Caffeine: This much-loved stimulant can help increase the metabolism and may help burn fat. However most people drink enough coffee in the day to get this effect without needing to take a supplement. Briland state that the caffeine content in Paleotrim is slightly less than is found in an 8 oz cup.
- Revesterol: Natural Compound found in the skins of red grapes. Believed to have numerous health benefits including a positive effect upon the heart health and anti aging which may not be true. Requires further investigation. Source: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Resveratrol
So What Does All This Mean?
Paleotrim looks like a pretty average type diet pill that may work a bit. Some of the ingredients may help promote modest weight loss and we like the fact that the ingredients seem natural. If you combine this supplement with a healthy eating plan and do some exercise, you may find you lose some weight.
Despite the free downloads about the Paleo diet, which are free with each order, this diet pill does not really appear to have much connection with the Paleo diet.
We can’t believe that cavemen really drank coffee or green tea for example.
Does Paleotrim Have Any Side Effects?
It shouldn’t have too many side effects. However, some customers have complained about acid reflux symptoms such as heartburn and an upset stomach, which may be attributed to the apple cider vinegar content.
You will need to take this with plenty of water because several customers have complained Paleotrim makes them very thirsty.
Caution: Avoid if you are pregnant or breast feeding. Do not take if you are on any other medication (especially statins) because grapefruit can interact. Avoid if you suffer from acid reflux or gastrointestinal problems, which may be aggravated by cider vinegar.
Any Paleotrim Reviews From Customers?
Yes, Paleotrim has received numerous customer reviews and there is a mixed bag of opinion.
Some people love the supplement. One customer said;
I’m happy I found Paleotrim. I love all of the natural ingredients in it. I don’t feel any side effects and I am actually losing weight. Finally found something that worked for me.
Is a typical positive comment.
A more neutral comment states;
I took it almost a whole month straight. I can’t say I noticed any real weight loss but I did have a spike in energy, which made it easier to work out.
Some customers have been left disappointed with one customer describing it as “foolery in a jar” and not doing anything at all.
Don’t waste your money, didn’t do anything, I knew better but I thought I would just try it anyway. Save yourself some money and look elsewhere!
Is a typical negative comment.
So Does Paleotrim Work?
It might work a bit and some customers have felt that it has helped them lose weight.
Paleotrim looks OK and although some of the ingredients are unproven and probably will not do much, you may find that combining the supplement with a healthy eating plan and exercise programme will help you.
As a standalone supplement without a change of diet, it probably will not do much for your weight.
Where Can I Buy Paleotrim?
You can buy Paleotrim direct from the Briland Brands website. Each bottle of 60 capsules (1 months supply) costs $29.95 plus shipping costs (not given). If you buy 3 bottles of Paleotrim you get an added one free and the total cost is $83.85 including shipping charges.
Annoyingly you have to sign up and join the website before you make your purchase.
You can also buy Paleotrim via Amazon.com. Each bottle costs the same as you can find via the website ($29.95) with free shipping offered on orders over $35.
Paleotrim is also available on Amazon.co.uk. It costs £19.95 and qualifies for supersaver delivery.
How About A Money-Back Guarantee?
There is an advertised 100% money back guarantee.
According to the company small print;
You may return any item purchased, for any reason within 30 days of your purchase date. If you purchased multiple quantities of a product, you must return ALL items in order to receive a refund.
You will need to contact Briland for a RMA (returned merchandise authorisation) and you will be charged a $5.00 fee per returned item as well as pay shipping costs.
Paleotrim looks ok but is not going to set the world alight. It may work a bit and it may be safe but will it really help you lose weight? Probably not and if you just followed the diet and didn’t bother with the supplement you may get exactly the same effects.
The Diet Pills Watchdog does not have a Neutral button. We have to come out one way or another and although there are some features of this diet supplement that we like, we don’t think it is good enough to spend hard-earned cash on.
At the end of the day, that is what counts so we have no other choice but to reject this supplement.