Slim Vie Pros
Slim Vie Cons
- Questionable ingredients
- Nasty side effects
- Diuretic and laxative
- No money-back guarantee
Slim Vie Slimming Capsules Review
Slim Vie Facts
- Made in China
The problem with many Chinese diet pills is the lack of regulation over what goes into them, as well as their marketing practices. Whilst supplements in the USA are not directly regulated by the FDA, this organisation will step in when companies and products seriously overstep the line when it comes to customer safety.
However, there have been numerous reports of different Chinese diet pills containing ingredients drastically different to those listed on the packaging, and even containing illegal and dangerous amphetamines whilst describing the product as all natural. Whilst we have been unable to find any solid evidence that Slim-Vie is associated with these practices, we advise all diet pill buyers be cautious when considering diet pills produced in China.
The industry is generally very aware of the bad reputation of Chinese diet pills; one seller of Slim-Vie Slimming capsules on eBay has even added ‘(100% real not the fake china brand)’ to their product title and description. As far as we can determine, the only Slim-Vie Slimming capsules that exists is a Chinese product. The product sold on Amazon even comes with the ‘assurance’ of a ‘Factory Plastic Seal + Scratch Off Anti Counterfeit Code’. We are unsure how this actually verifies that this product is the authentic one, rather than a counterfeit, as presumably any company large enough to manufacture diet pills on a large scale could add this feature.
How to Take Slim Vie
The recommended dose for Slim-Vie Slimming Capsules is to take one capsule every morning before breakfast. Best take on an empty stomach. It is recommended to take at least 8 glasses of water per day.
If you see several different versions of the same product available, especially if they all actively claim to be the original product, our advice is to avoid buying the product altogether. Anyone can claim to be selling the original product, and it is impossible to tell if one item is a copy or fake. There is no assurance either that any of these products actually contains the ingredients listed on the side of the bottle.
Slim Vie Slimming Capsules Concerns:
- Unpleasant side effects
- Not suitable for many people
- Huge health risks
What Do Slim Vie Slimming Capsules Claim To Do?
Slim-Vie Slimming capsules reportedly have a number of features:
- Suppressing appetite
- Enhancing metabolic performance
- Fast working form the first day
- Fat burner
- No known side effects
According to one sales website, it works in the following ways to aid weight loss:
1. Controls the hunger hormone to suppress appetite and reduce calorie intake.
2. Multi-nutrition improves the metabolism, free of diarrhoea, constipation and rebounding.
3. Multi-lipolysis factors reduce fat synthesis, accelerate fat burning, block absorption of fat and control weight effectively.
So What Is Slim Vie Slimming Capsules and What Are The Ingredients?
The Slimmingfactory site lists the ingredients of Slim-Vie Slimming Capsules as: Bitter Orange Extracts, Cassia Seed Extracts, Jobstears Seed, Mulberry Leaf Extracts, Amylum. However, remember that it is possible that the diet pill actually contains totally different ingredients.
- Bitter Orange Extracts: Also known as citrus aurantium, this ingredient contains synephrine. 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. The Mayo Clinic has stated that it should not be used, as the health risks outweigh any potential weight loss.
Source: ]http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/22991491 http://nccam.nih.gov/health/bitterorange/
- Cassia Seed Extracts: Cassia seed is a laxative. It has a number of herbal uses as a medication, but few are proven or studied.http://www.naturalplantextract.com/herbal-extract/cassia-seed-extract.html
- Job’s Tears Seed: Popular in folk medicine to treat a wide range of illnesses, Job’s Tears is a member of the grass family. One study in mice found that mice injected with Job’s Tears extract over 4 weeks had reduced body weight, as well as reduced food intake, fat mass, cholesterol levels and triglyceride levels. However, no studies have been done in humans with regards to weight loss. It causes a much higher rate of miscarriage in pregnant women.
- Mulberry Leaf Extracts: This plant is most often used to help treat diabetes, by slowing down the breakdown of sugars in the gut, keeping blood sugars levels from spiking and crashing.
- Amylum: This is merely starch, and does not contribute to weight loss in any way.
So What Does All This Mean?
The only ingredient that is clinically proven to increase the rate of a dieter’s weight loss is Bitter Orange extract. However it has a high rate of side effects, including some serious ones, even in healthy people. Mulberry may help to regulate blood sugar levels, which can reduce sugar crashes, and therefore impulse snacking. Cassia seed is primarily a laxative, which will cause temporary weight loss by increasing bowel movements, but will not affect fat mass in the body. It may also cause dehydration. Job’s Tears is under-researched, and whilst it may reduce the appetite and cholesterol levels, it also is not proven to be safe.
As you can see, the claims made about how the product works do not line up very well with how each of the ingredients are proven to affect the body. Job’s Tears may work by suppressing the appetite, although this is not proven in humans. There is no evidence that this ingredient controls any ‘hunger hormones’.
Does Slim Vie Slimming Capsules Have Any Side Effects?
Numerous customers have reported various side effects. This includes many people who have otherwise given glowing reviews and have given the product 5 stars on Amazon. This is despite the claims by the manufacturer that the product has no known side effects at all!
The known side effects of Slim-Vie slimming capsules include:
- Dry mouth/ Cotton Mouth
- Unquenchable thirst
- Feeling light-headed
- A ‘tingly’ feeling all over the body
- Stomach pains
- Increased blood pressure
Chronic cotton mouth or dry mouth is the main side effect that many people have reported when using this product. This is a known side effect for over 400 medications, and whilst many people seem to think this is a sign the product is working, it is still a negative and unpleasant side effect that should not be ignored.
Cassia seed has the potential to exhibit gastrointestinal side effects like gas, diarrhoea and nausea along with drowsiness, anxiety and muscle spasms. Since, this seed can lower a person’s blood pressure, it is not recommended to be taken by people who are presently using blood pressure medications. It is a laxative and so can cause dehydration.
Bitter orange extract can cause headaches, increased blood pressure, increased heart rate, fainting, heart palpitations, and has been linked with several cases of heart attack and stroke in healthy patients.
Not suitable for under 18s or over 60s, those who suffer from heart diseases or people on prescription drugs or over the counter drugs.
Not to be used by pregnant or breastfeeding women, or by those who are considering becoming pregnant. Some of the naturally occurring compounds in Cassia seed can cause the uterus to contract suddenly. Mulberry extract may increase the rate of miscarriage in pregnant women, and in studies upon rats was found to poison the foetus.
Any Slim Vie Slimming Capsules Reviews From Customers?
There are several reviews about this product that send up red flags:
I am being totally honest when I say this product did not work at all! I ordered the clear bottle first, nothing. I thought to give it another try and purchased the white bottle. Still NO RESULTS!! Neither one worked! I spent 15 on first bottle and 20 on second. What a waste of dollars!!
The fact that the packaging is inconsistent makes us feel that there may be several different products being sold under the same name and branding, i.e. fake products.
This product made me sick to my stomach. I was nauseous all the time and it made me very light headed. Also the ingredients on the bottle I received were very different than the ingredients on their website.
Again, this review is proof that this product is not regulated in any way, and that there is no guarantee of what is contained in these pills. The website does state that this is the new version, and so it may be that they are still offloading diet pills containing an old formula. Still this is disappointing, as the product received is clearly not as advertised.
There are also several reviews that are not verified purchases through Amazon, which are written in questionable English. These reviews are written by ‘customers’ who write exclusively good reviews, usually in bulk on the same date:
Very good quick & rapid slimming pills, the best product every. As soon as I took the first capsule no more appetite cravings & same day my hunger minimized. so far I’m in my 3day & already notices the difference. But must by from Sportty Man, from them I know for sure these product works, from other seller no guaranteed.
Yes they work by them.
Customer reviews also call into question the products safety:
Never had blood pressure problems before, after taking slim vie for one month my blood pressure was very high, now I am taking blood pressure medicine.
So Do Slim Vie Slimming Capsules Work?
It seems that for many people, Slim-Vie Slimming Capsules do suppress the appetite, sometimes even to the point where people are forgetting to eat. However, there are complaints from some customers that the product stops working after a while. Other customers have such serious side effects that they have to stop taking the diet pill- a diet pill that cannot be used cannot be considered as an effective diet pill at all!
Where Can I Buy Slim Vie Slimming Capsules?
Slim-Vie Slimming Capsules can be purchased from Amazon. Various other retailers may offer the product, such as on eBay, but many of these seem to be private sellers.
On Amazon, 30 capsules is available for $16.97, 60 capsules is available for $27.64, and 90 capsules are available for $36.08. Shipping is free and seems to take anywhere between a few days and a month, but considering the product is being delivered from China, this is relatively understandable.
Usually this varying shipping time is based upon how quickly a whole shipment worth of products can be dispatched.
What About A Guarantee
There is no mention of a money back guarantee.
Overall, it is impossible to find any redeeming points for this product, let alone recommend it as a good diet pill option. Yes, many people have lost weight by using it, but the risk of nasty side effects, and the number of suspicious red flags raised by this product make it a risky investment.
There are a few clearly faked reviews, and a number of off-hand comments by customers suggest that the product in the box may not be accurately represented by the ingredients list on the side. Even if this is an accurate ingredients list, the safety of the ingredients is highly questionable.
The company also feels the need to assure the customer that this is not a counterfeit product, which should send customers running in the opposite direction, rather than actually purchasing this product.
We reject Slim Vie Slimming Capsules.