We give Trimanol the Diet Pills Watchdog investigation and find out if this is a supplement to approve.
- Clear ingredients profile
- Reasonably priced and comes with a guarantee
- Ingredients may be insufficient
- Lacks clinical proof
- No customer feedback
- Manufactured in the USA by Vitamin Boat Corp
- Good discounts for multiple packages
- 30 days supply is equal to one bottle of 60 capsules
Trimanol is a weight loss supplement from Vitamin Boat Corp, a supplements company based in Georgia USA. It offers general weight loss support and may have a positive effect upon your metabolism without leaving you feeling wired after stimulants.
It is manufactured in the USA in a GMP approved facility and first impression is that this is a high quality supplement on sale from a reputable company that does not rely on over hyped advertising in order to make sales.
Vitamin Boat Corp is a newish supplement company on the market. It is a reasonably small private company that was founded in 2011 and is based in Georgia. The company address looks to be a private house:
1307 Bramlett Forest
As well as Trimanol, Vitamin Boat market a range of vitamins and supplements to address various health issues.
These include their own brand of Omega 3 Fish Oil, Movexa a supplement to improve joint function and muscular aches and pains and Availyn a supplement aimed at women going through the menopause who wish to reduce hot flushes, night sweats loss of libido and other menopausal side effects.
Vitamin Boat’s first supplement appears to have been Eye Support designed to help prevent age related problems regarding eyesight.
Trimanol is Vitamin Boat’s only weight loss supplement. It is aimed at both men and women and if you take it in combination with a healthy diet and exercise, it may help support weight loss.
However the product information does not provide a lot of information about how it will help you and it lacks any advice about how to take this supplement and when.
(We suggest that taking one capsule in the morning and one with lunch maybe the way to go).
Trimanol is a “doctor trusted site”. We were sceptical about this – there is a stock picture of a grey haired doctor in a white coat after all, but it seems that this is actually a good point about this supplement.
According to the information;
… has been evaluated by an independent medical doctor who reviewed its medical information, claims, products, terms of service and policies, and has found the site to be trustworthy and safe for purchases at the time of the review.
The doctor is photographed and named as Dr Daniel L.W. Hanley MD MS a physician who graduated from Loyola university of Chicago. We researched Dr Hanley and found that he is genuine (you can never be too careful).
you may take this supplement as part of a well balanced diet and moderate exercise
This medical endorsement may explain why Trimanol does not make extravagant claims about potential weight loss.
- Ingredient profile sufficient to promote weight loss
- Lacks scientific references to support claims
- No independent customer testimonials
What Does Trimanol Claim To Do?
Trimanol does not make any claims regarding weight loss. The supplement is described as a “natural weight loss supplement” and the idea is that it will offer general support while you try to lose weight yourself.
Trimanol is described as;
Consisting solely of natural ingredients, both men and woman can confidently turn to this unique supplement when looking to reach their personal weight loss goals
There are five key features to Trimanol:
- Composed of natural ingredients
- Manufactured in a GMP certified facility
- Small, easy-to-swallow capsules
- Vegetable capsules with no harmful dyes
- 100% Money Back Guarantee
Other than that, there is very little information about Trimanol.
So What Is Trimanol and What Are The Ingredients For Trimanol?
Trimanol is a general-purpose supplement that may help support your weight loss. It contains a blend of natural ingredients, which are all well known in the supplements industry and come backed with some clinical evidence.
This is not referenced but the website does offer a general description of the ingredients.
The serving size is 2 capsules.
- Garcinia Fruit Extract (350mg): This South Asian fruit sometimes called Gambooge or Brindleberry has been investigated for its role in weight loss and appears to have some positive short-term effects. The rind of the fruit contains hydroxycitric acid, which is believed to have an appetite suppressing effect.
There have been several clinical tests and results are inconclusive. In one, the group taking Garcinia lost more weight than the placebo group but appeared unaffected by the supposed appetite suppressing effect. Source: http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/11134690
- Green coffee bean extract (250mg): Much touted ingredient that can promote some weight loss and research indicates that weight loss results are minimal but real. Unroasted coffee bean extract is rich in chlorogenic acid, which seems to inhibit glucose into the blood stream. Although it may be effective for weight loss, it requires further testing because so far human testing has been very small scale. Green coffee bean extract has been featured on the Dr Oz show and although testing has yielded some positive results, they were minimal. Contains caffeine.
More rigorous trials are needed to assess the usefulness of GCE as a weight loss tool
- Raspberry Ketones (250mg): Common ingredient in slimming supplements. Animal testing revealed that when extremely high doses of Raspberry Ketones were ingested it altered the metabolism and prevented the formation of lipids and fats. Requires further evidence.
- African mango seed extract (Irvingia Gabonsis): Extract from the seeds of a West African plant often called Wild mango or Diko. When tested by the University of Cameroon on 28 obese subjects, research found that Irvingia Gabonensis reduced cholesterol and delayed stomach emptying thus creating a fuller feeling for longer. It also appears to have a positive effect on adiposity and reducing fatty tissue.
There is obviously some benefit to Irvingia Gabonensis and in Cameroon where it is used as a cooking ingredient; the advice is to use more of it in meals. It is a popular diet pill ingredient and although results are promising it requires further testing. Its also worth highlighting that a daily amount of 300mg was used in the studies showing African Mango to promote weight loss. There may not be quite enough in the daily serving here.
So What Does All This Mean?
Trimanol contains ingredients that may have some effect upon weight loss and although all require further clinical investigation, some results look promising.
Trimanol is unlikely to cause dramatic weight loss but it may have a modest effect. There is a question if enough of some of the ingredients are present though. If you combine it with a healthy eating programme and take some exercise, you may find that you lose weight. Some studies suggest that African mango seed extract and Garcinia may have a slight appetite suppressing effect.
Does Trimanol Have Any Side Effects?
It should not have too many side effects. There is a slight caffeine content (via the green coffee bean extract) but otherwise seems safe.
Irvingia Gabonensis can cause flatulence and possibly sleep disturbances.
The medical advice provided by the doctor who has approved the site, is that you see your doctor if you experience more than mild side effects after taking the supplement.
Caution: Avoid if pregnant or breast-feeding. Speak to your doctor before you take Trimanol if you are taking medication, in case of interactions.
Any Trimanol Reviews From Customers?
We were unable to find any customer reviews for Trimanol. The website does not provide customer testimonials and as it appears that you can only buy Trimanol from the official site or the Vitamin Boat online shop there is no place where customers can report true-life experiences.
So Does Trimanol Work?
We think it probably does work a bit. If you are expecting dramatic weight loss, you will likely be disappointed but if you are prepared to put some work in yourself, it may enhance your efforts. The downside is that you are not advised how and when to take the supplement.
Where Can I Buy Trimanol?
You can buy Trimanol direct from the product website or via the Vitamin Boat online shop. It is reasonably priced if you go for a multiple order.
One bottle of 60 capsules (30 days supply) costs $29.95 plus flat rate shipping to US addresses. Three bottles of 60 capsules (90 days supply) costs $59.95 and includes free shipping to US/ CA addresses. Five bottles of 60 capsules (150 days supply) costs $89.95 and includes free shipping to US/CA addresses.
International shipping is not detailed so if you want this you should contact the company for further details.
What About A Guarantee
There is a money back guarantee and it looks good. Vitamin Boat guarantee the quality of their products and they state that,
If for any reason you are dissatisfied with Trimanol, simply return all bottles within 60 days and receive a full refund. This applies even to bottles that have been opened. Shipping charges are not refundable
We quite like Trimanol and Vitamin Boat. The company seems reputable and the supplement should not cause any dangerous side effects. However, there are a couple of issues.
One is the lack of information provided by the company. We do get fed up with some of the wild claims made by some advertisers but Trimanol could do with more information.
You are not advised how and when to take this supplement and there is no advice about the sort of weight loss you can expect. Perhaps some dietary information would have helped here – a diet plan for example would have provided the best way to lose weight while taking.
We also question if some of the ingredient quantities are sufficient and the lack of any clinical references makes some of the claims less believable.
If you are looking for a little something to help your weight loss, Trimanol may be a good choice but this is not enough to make us recommend it to everyone. It is a close run thing and we may review our decision later. However, for now we do not think Trimanol is quite good enough to make it onto our approved list.