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Saba X-treme 5000

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Saba X-treme 500 is a product sold via Saba independent distributers across the United States. We have highlighted the problems associated with the Saba company model and similar distribution schemes before here at Diet Pills Watchdog. But, is Saba X-treme 500 any better than the other products offered by Saba.

New improved diet pill from Saba? We check out if this supplement is a contender.

Saba X-treme 5000 Pros

  • Some customers report weight loss

Saba X-treme 5000 Cons

  • No ingredient amounts listed
  • Consultants have no training- may give poor advice
  • Many reported side effects
  • No money back guarantee
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Saba X-treme 5000

Saba X-treme 5000 Review

Saba X-treme 5000 Facts

  • Manufactured by Saba
  • 1 month supply
  • Auto-ship program offered

The manufacturers of Saba X-treme 5000 are indeed Saba, who appear to use SabaforLife as their official website. Saba use a distribution network of independent ‘consultants’ to sell their product for them, and as such a variety of unofficial websites have sprung up, as each consultant tries to increase their market further.

Each Saba consultant tries to not only sell the product, but also encourage others to ‘join the movement’. Indeed, when we were searching for more information on Saba X-treme 5000, we found it much easier to find promotional videos discussing how easy it is to become a consultant and ‘share the news’, which the videos remind us time and again is not selling!

The website gives no directions for how to use the product, although it is most likely listed on the bottle. We are unsure what training consultants need to undergo before they are able to give diet and lifestyle advice to their customers, professing themselves to be ‘consultants’.

Saba X-treme 5000 Concerns:

  • Many reported side effects
  • No ingredient quantities provided
  • Company tries to recruit customers

What Does Saba X-treme 5000 Claim To Do?

X-treme 5000 represents a quantum leap in weight management that promotes a healthy metabolism, helps suppress appetite and provide sustained-release of energy.

X-treme 5000 works fast to…

  • Safely activate natural thyroid output
  • Stimulate fat burning via brown adipose tissue (BAT)
  • Help you retain muscle, shape and lose fat
  • Break yo-yo cycle for permanent tissue fat loss
  • Elevates mood and energy with no jitters

So What Is Saba X-treme 5000 and What Are The Ingredients?

The official website does list the ingredients used in Saba X-treme 5000, but does not provide any quantities for these ingredients. It is possible that the quantities are listed on the label of the bottle, either individually or as a proprietary formula, but no picture of the label is available.

Full ingredients list:

  • Black Pepper Extract: Black pepper extract, also known as Bioperine or Piperine, is used for increasing the bioavailability of nutritional compounds. In other words, it increases the amounts of nutrients that are absorbed into the body in the digestive tract. It may also increase the absorption of various drugs, which may lead to potential side effects.
    Source:http://bioperine.com/
  • Chromium: This is used primarily to lower fasting blood sugar levels and to lower insulin levels in people who have type 2 diabetes. In terms of its potential effect upon weight loss, it is possible that taking chromium picolinate by mouth for 2 to 3 months might produce a small weight loss of about 1.1 kg. Obviously this is an incredibly small amount of weight loss, but studies are still inconclusive.
    Source:http://www.webmd.com/vitamins-supplements/ingredientmono-932-CHROMIUM.aspx?activeIngredientId=932&activeIngredientName=CHROMIUM
  • Green Tea Extract: 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
  • Guarana Extract: A natural source of caffeine. 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
  • Guarana Extract: A natural source of caffeine. 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
  • Methyl Synephrine HCl and Synephrine HCl: 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
  • Phenylethylamine: More commonly known as PEA, this ingredient is derived from the amino acid phenylalanine. It is thought to increase alertness, aid in concentration and focus, and may also enhance mood, which are all arguably traits that dieters need help with in succeeding with their weight loss attempts.
    Source:http://www.livestrong.com/article/306361-phenylethylamine-for-weight-loss/
  • Raspberry Ketone: Raspberry ketone is the part of a raspberry (and other fruits) that provides the distinctive smell of raspberries. Whilst it can be extracted from the fruit, it is cheaper to synthesize it in a lab, especially for the large quantities that are required for use in supplements. Whilst there is a small amount of evidence that raspberry ketone can cause weight loss in rats, there have never been any human trials on the potential weight loss effects of raspberry ketone. The safety of using such large quantities of raspberry ketone has also never been fully researched.
    Source:http://www.huffingtonpost.com/becky-hand/raspberry-ketones_b_2727943.html
  • Theobromine: Theobromine is an active compound in Cacao, and is thought to be a mild metabolism booster. However, it is not as strong as caffeine, and the clinical evidence linking it to weight loss is weak.
  • Vitamin B3: Vitamin B3, or Niacin, is responsible for helping to produce energy from consumed food, as well as helping keep the nervous and digestive systems healthy. Niacin can be easily sourced in adequate amounts from a balanced diet. Persistent excessive consumption of niacin has been linked with increased rates of obesity in American Children.
    Source:http://www.nhs.uk/Conditions/vitamins-minerals/Pages/Vitamin-B.aspx
  • Vitamin B6: Vitamin B6 has several important functions in the body, including ‘allowing the body to use and store energy from protein and carbohydrates in food’. Whilst taking excess amounts of vitamin B6 will not infinitely improve this ability, a deficiency could make it more difficult to lose weight. Vitamin B6 is naturally present in a wide variety of foods, including meat, cereals, bread and vegetables, and is often included in fortified breakfast cereals.
    Source:http://www.nhs.uk/Conditions/vitamins-minerals/Pages/Vitamin-B.aspx
  • Vitamin B12: Vitamin B12 is naturally present in many foods, primarily meat, fish and dairy products. It has several roles, including aiding in releasing energy from consumed food, and keeping the nervous system healthy. It may be that a deficiency hinders weight loss, but taking excess amounts could be, according to the NHS, potentially harmful.
    Source:http://www.nhs.uk/Conditions/vitamins-minerals/Pages/Vitamin-B.aspx
  • Yohimbe Extract: Some studies have noticed increased blood concentrations of free fatty acids in participants who use yohimbe extract, suggesting increased rates of lipolysis. However, the Natural Medicines Comprehensive Database has stated that there is insufficient evidence to claim it aids in weight loss.
    Source:
    http://www.nlm.nih.gov/medlineplus/druginfo/natural/759.html

So What Does All This Mean?

Because no ingredient quantities are provided for this diet pill, it is impossible to judge how strong the product is; on one end of the scale, this means that the diet pill may be totally ineffective, whilst at the other end of the scale, the product could be too strong, increasing the risks of use and the chances of developing unpleasant and even dangerous side effects.

Whilst caffeine is not listed as a separate ingredient in this diet pill, it is naturally present in both guarana and green tea. This is a stimulant to boosts the metabolism temporarily. The EGCG in green tea also aids weight loss, as does synephrine and chromium.

There are several ingredients that may aid weight loss, but there is mixed or limited clinical evidence, and so weight loss is not certain. Yohimbe extract has only limited clinical evidence, whilst Raspberry ketones has never been tested in humans.

Does Saba X-treme 5000 Have Any Side Effects?

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 synephrine, 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.

Yohimbe has been linked with irregular or rapid heartbeat, kidney failure, seizure, and heart attack in rare cases. More common side effects include stomach upset, tremor, sleep problems, anxiety or agitation, high blood pressure, a racing heartbeat, dizziness, stomach problems, drooling, sinus pain, irritability, headache, frequent urination, bloating, rash, nausea, and vomiting.

Bioperine is known to increase the absorption of numerous medications, which can lead to accidental overdose when taking normally safe doses. It may also increase the absorption of the ingredients used within Saba X-treme 5000, which can make the effects of these ingredients, both good and bad, more dramatic.

Chromium can lower blood sugar levels. Whilst in many cases this can aid weight loss by regulating hunger cravings, diabetics should avoid using chromium supplements, as it can interfere with their medication. Diabetics who want to control their blood sugar levels whilst dieting and using a diet pill should consult their doctor before buying any product, and monitor their blood sugar levels.

Saba Trim Pro comes with no user warnings or health concerns, but from the ingredients profile we have identified the following areas for concern.

Caution:

Avoid if you are pregnant or breast-feeding.

This product should not be used by those under the age of 18.

Anyone with a sensitivity to stimulants should avoid the use of this product.

Those who have health conditions which they are receiving medical treatment for should avoid the use of Saba X-treme 5000, as Bioperine affects the absorption of medications.

Those who have cardiac related health issues such as high blood pressure should also avoid this diet pill.

Not suitable for diabetics.

Any Saba X-treme 5000 Reviews From Customers?

Going to the reviews available on Amazon.com, there are many reviews, even the positive ones, mentioning a wide range of side effects, including jitters, nausea, vomiting, racing heart, feeling nervous/anxious, red blotches on skin, swelling lips, flushed skin, headache, increased appetite, cold sweats, breathlessness, panic attacks, feeling restless, hives and increased blood pressure.

Use to take original ACE and was fine! Switched to the Xtreme 5000, will NEVER take again! I had an allergic reaction and actually passed out in a store! Had major jitters for hours after and was nauseas!

I took one capsule yesterday and about an hour after I took it, I started shaking uncontrollably, my heart was racing and pounding, I was getting cold sweats, and I was out of breath. About thirty minutes after that set in, I had a full blown panic attack. I do not have anxiety, nor have I ever had a panic attack. This stuff made me very sick. I am a healthy individual who just wanted an extra energy boost/appetite suppressant. It’s a good thing I was off work yesterday because after taking this, I had to lay down for the rest of the day/night and hope I didn’t have a heart attack. I almost went to the ER when I was having the panic attack, but luckily I had someone with me to help calm me down. I was honestly scared for my life. How this stuff is even allowed to be sold, I have no idea. I am imploring anyone who is considering buying this product-please do not do it. There are other, safer, ways out there to lose weight or get extra energy. This is not a safe product. I have spoken with other people who have taken this as well as an ACE distributor and they all had similar reactions.

There are a significant number of positive reviews as well, but even some of these mention experiencing some side effects.

This, at first, as expected did make me a bit shaky, hence you know it’s working. After the initial first few days while my body adjusted to the sped up metabolism, that shakiness disappeared.
Start with one pill a day in the morning – DO NOT take any of your usual caffeine with it!! Additional caffeine will only increase the jitters. This stuff will energize you more than a pot of coffee!
Does it work, heck yeah. Start slow, give your boys a week at least to adjust, and before you know it, you’ll drop the weight. One week in, I’ve dropped 6 pounds, and I changed nothing in my lifestyle. After the first week, I did a full body detox, fruits and veggies for 3 days, still on the pill, dropped 3 more. Now, I’m just maintaining, back to regular eating.

So Does Saba X-treme 5000 Work?

The ingredients list and a good proportion of the available customer reviews both suggest that this product aids weight loss. However, it does seem that the ingredients cause a range of side effects, with some people being unable to take the pill because of the side effects. If this product is too strong to use, obviously some customers are not going to lose any weight with the product.

Other customers have mentioned increased hunger and weight gain amongst the side effects, which seems to suggest that this product will not aid everyone. Without knowing the exact ingredient quantities it is hard to determine exactly what is causing some customers to lose weight, others to gain weight, and for many to experience unpleasant side effects.

Where Can I Buy Saba X-treme 5000?

Saba X-treme 5000 can be purchased from the official website for the Saba company. The standard retail price is $60.00 per bottle, although preferred customers who have signed up for an auto ship program will pay $40.00 per bottle. Saba Trim Pro can be bought from any Saba independent distributer, who will also more than likely try to sign up their customers to be consultants themselves.

At amazon.com the same product is available for $36.49 plus $4.50 shipping.

What About A Guarantee

The product does not seem to come with any kind of money back guarantee.

Watchdog Verdict

The sales network is staffed by independent distributers who call themselves consultants, but do not need qualifications to back this up. Encouraging others to join the sales team is about the same level of priority as selling their actual products.

As we have established before in our review of Saba Trim Pro, we would advise customers to avoid this company, as it pushes customers to become sellers of the product, investing in much more than they would initially purchase for themselves, and promotes signing up to a ‘preferred’ customer scheme, which is merely an auto-ship program. Some of the independent websites have made it almost impossible to merely purchase the product without signing up as a consultant or for the preferred customer scheme.

It seems that Saba X-treme 5000 is a very strong product that causes a variety of unpleasant side effects. However, there are still customers who lose little weight despite these strong side effects. Without knowing the ingredient quantities, it is difficult to establish just how strong this product really is, and how it will benefit weight loss. Because of the number of people experiencing side effects, we would not recommend this product to our readers.

We reject Saba X-treme 5000.

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