We see if this new appetite suppressant has any potential, or if it is all new-product hype.
Trim Down Fiber Plus Pros
- No stimulants
- Money back guarantee
Trim Down Fiber Plus Cons
- No clinical trials
- Possible side effects
- Lacks full ingredient profile
Trim Down Fiber Plus Review
Trim Down Fiber Plus Facts
- Sold by Trim Down Global and independent affiliates
- 120 capsules per bottle
- Launched June 2014
Trim Down Fiber Plus is an appetite suppressant that is sold by Trim Down Global. The comments made on the blog of their CEO, Wendy Bongalis-Royer, suggest that a third party manufactures the product, although they are not identified.
The product is available from affiliate sellers who earn a commission on the sales. Trim Down Fibre Plus is a new product that has only been available for purchase since the end of June 2014. It is also the only product that Trim Down Global sells. Trim Down Global is based in Ohio, USA. The company provides the following contact details:
Trim Down Global LLC
12 Alpha Park Drive
Highland Heights, Ohio 44143
TOLL FREE 855-900-8746 (TRIM)
How to take Trim Down Fiber Plus
It is recommended that you take 2 capsules, twice daily, 30 minutes before your 2 largest meals of the day ~ typically the lunch and evening meals.
The official website is a secured connection, meaning that your card details would be safe if purchasing from this website. However, other websites that offer the same product may not have this secure connection. Check that the web address says https, rather than http; this indicates a secured website.
Trim Down Fiber Plus Concerns:
- Unknown ingredient quantities – so how effective are they?
- No mention of clinical trials to support claims
What Does Trim Down Fiber Plus Claim To Do?
The slogan on the official website states: Get Healthy. Get Trim, Feel Great!
On the main page of the official website, descriptions of how the product works are quite vague,
However, on the FAQs section, the official website state that:
Trim Down Fiber Plus contains all natural ingredients that work to restore your body’s digestive health, reduce your appetite and gently increase your metabolism to promote natural healthy weight loss.
So What Is Trim Down Fiber Plus and What Are The Ingredients For Trim Down Fiber Plus?
The primary ingredients for Trim Down Fiber Plus are:
- Yacon Extract: Yacon Syrup has been linked with increased weight loss and appetite suppression. However, it is unclear whether this extract is in the form of the syrup or a solid extract, and whether a solid extract works in the same way as consuming the syrup as a sugar replacement. Read our article on Yacon Extract
- Glucomannan: This Fiber comes from the root of konjac. The powder absorbs water upon contact and becomes gel-like in consistency; it not only helps to fill the stomach, but slows down digestion, meaning that the dieter can go for longer before feeling hungry again. There are numerous studies that show glucomannan use leads to weight loss without making any other changes.
- 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, especially for use in food flavourings and perfume production, it is much cheaper to synthesize it in a lab, especially for the large quantities that are required for use in raspberry ketone 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.
The diet pill also contains trace minerals and digestive enzymes, although there is a lack of detail about these ingredients on the official website. Depending upon the minerals and digestive enzymes used, the results and effects could vary. Digestive enzymes are made naturally in the body, whilst those found in supplements are derived from animal sources, are lab synthesised, or are taken from plants.
One affiliate website lists the digestive enzymes as:
- Amylase Powder: helps to break down complex carbohydrates into simple sugars
- Protease Powder: aids protein digestions.
- Lipase Powder: aids fat digestion by breaking down triglycerides into fatty acids.
- Glucoamylase Powder: breaks down starch.
- Papain Powder: Extracted from papaya, this contains enzymes that break down proteins.
- Cellulase Powder: essentially a source of fibre.
- Bromain Powder: Breaks down proteins.
In general, the use of digestive enzyme supplements is under-researched, but they are thought to improve digestion and reduce bloating and gas. They do not appear to be linked explicitly with weight loss.
So What Does All This Mean?
The ingredient quantities used in Trim Down Fiber Plus has not been made public, and so it is difficult to judge the effectiveness and strength of these capsules.
Glucomannan does have clinical support to suggest it suppresses the appetite and delays hunger when used in appropriate amounts. Yacon syrup has one clinical trial that suggests it may aid weight loss in a number of different ways, but it is unclear whether it is yacon syrup or another form of extract used in this diet pill. It is unclear therefore whether it would work. Customer comments about yacon syrup and yacon supplements suggest that yacon syrup may aid weight loss, but that consumers of sold yacon supplements have not found any weight loss results.
Does Trim Down Fiber Plus Have Any Side Effects?
Raspberry ketone is under-researched in the quantities used in diet pill supplements, but might cause headaches, heart palpitations, increased blood pressure and jitteriness.
Glucomannan is a fibre based product, and so can cause increased bowel movements, as well as causing gas and bloating. Not drinking enough water with the product could lead to stomach pains and constipation. Glucomannan can also lead to a drop in blood sugar levels; this can lead to light headedness or dizziness, both indications of low blood sugar levels.
We have had one affiliate contact us, concerned that this diet pill may interfere with the contraceptive pill. Whilst we cannot confirm this, customers should bear this risk in mind before purchasing the product.
Pregnant and breastfeeding women should avoid using this product. Diabetics should also avoid this product, as glucomannan can lower.
Any Trim Down Fiber Plus Reviews From Customers?
Many of the reviews that we could find of Trim Down Fiber Plus have been written by the affiliates who sell the product. This is a new product that only launched in the summer of 2014, and so a lack of reviews from paying customers is unsurprising, but disappointing. Obviously we have to take the reviews from affiliates with a pinch of salt, as these people are trying to sell the product as well as reporting their own weight loss success.
There are also some customer reviews, but these are all left as testimonials on websites that sell Trim Down Fiber Plus. It is not clear if these have been edited, or if they have been written by affiliates or actual paying customers. A lot of the reviewers seem to have picked up the product from the headquarters on the launch day, suggesting to us that they are friends or family of the employees of Trim Fiber Global, which could make them biased. These customers have also only used the products for two weeks or less, with some leaving comments after only three days of use. Whether the product is effective in the long term is unknown.
Week 2 update on the product! This is fantastically exciting! After my about 3.5 pounds lost the first week, I was excited to start week 2! The end result? Another 2-3 pounds lost! But due to weather and other issues, I didn’t get to add as much exercise as I expected, and as you could see in my daily food log, I didn’t eat with as much discipline as I expected. Loaded hamburgers, pizza, burritos. It was like I was challenging my body!
Just wanted to give everyone an update since being on Trim Down Fiber Plus+ I too picked up my bottle on the 30th of June with Janet and got on the scale this morning and lost 3 pounds since then.
I have not really watched what I have eaten, but I am full faster and do see some energy, but because of my schedule and working long days (15.5 hours) I am not over exhausted like I used to be.
I am tracking my steps taken and trying to increase them daily until I can get on a walking schedule.
There is more than the 4th of July that I am celebrating. June 30 at corporate office. Weighed in 152 lbs, with Wendy B present, on my own scales that I had taken to the office. Are you ready for this?0 5 lbs gone. Double checked scales 3 times to make sure. They are not digital. Celebrating Trim Down Fiber Plus+ and Trim Down Global.
What brought our attention to this diet pill was an email from a Trim Down Fiber Plus affiliate, who contacted us with concerns about the product.
They had concerns about the product possibly interacting with the contraceptive pill, which obviously could have long lasting implications for dieters; trying to boost weight loss and ending up pregnant despite using the contraceptive pill would obviously not be the desired outcome of consuming the product.
They also has suspicions about the updates they are receiving from other affiliates regarding their weight loss, and their accuracy.
The full message can be read here in our Trim Down Fiber Plus consumer report.
So Does Trim Down Fiber Plus Work?
The customer reviews do certainly suggest that Trim Down Fiber Plus does suppress the appetite and boost weight loss. However, they are all reviews left after only a few days of using the product, and there is no information or studies to suggest whether the product works well in the long term.
However, there are no clinical studies or references to support this actual product, and only one ingredient, glucomannan, is supported by several studies to suggest that it suppresses the appetite enough to lead to significant weight loss. Yacon Syrup has one clinical trial to suggest that its use does lead to weight loss, but it is unclear what form the yacon extract takes in Trim Down Fiber Plus.
There are also no ingredient quantities to suggest how strong this product is.
Where Can I Buy Trim Down Fiber Plus?
Trim Down Fiber Plus can be bought from the official website, or from any affiliate sales person. Many of these affiliates have their own sales page, or post links to their retail site from google plus pages and youtube videos.
The price of a bottle of Trim Down Fiber Plus, which is enough for one month’s use, is $59.95 plus delivery. There is also an option to purchase three bottles at a slight discount, effectively paying half price for the third bottle. This option costs $149.87, reduced from $179.85. Buying three bottles at once also means only paying one set of delivery charges, compared with ordering three lots of a single bottle.
First time customers also receive a welcome kit consisting of a 24 ounce water bottle, a Body Tape Measure and an Interactive booklet.
What About A Guarantee
A 45 day money back guarantee period is offered.
Whilst it does seem from customer reviews that this product does work, the customer reviews are all based upon only a few days of use. Some of the reviews seem to be written by affiliate sellers or friends and family members of company employees, as several mention visiting the headquarters to collect the product and to weigh in.
The use of affiliate sellers means that they could possibly be less professional than buying through a trusted supplement retailer. Depending upon how well the affiliate sellers update their contact details and maintain an online presence may also affect the service that any customer receives. If a person does want to purchase this product, we recommend going through the official website.
However, there is not enough detailed information about the actual diet pill to be able to recommend it. There are no ingredient quantities provided, and the official website even fails to list all of the ingredients. Some of the ingredients are also under-researched.
Overall, this makes the ingredient an expensive and potentially risky choice of appetite suppressant, that we cannot approve.
We reject Trim Down Fiber Plus.