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Turboslim Chronoactiv

Turboslim Chronoactiv is a French diet pill that has been on the market since 2004. Using ingredients the manufacturer Forte Pharma claims uses the natural biorhythm of your body, we look at whether you can really experience positive weight loss effects within just 15 days?

Let’s take a closer look at the French diet pill that uses one day and one nightly tablet to combat weight gain by boosting metabolism and reducing fat storage.

Turboslim Chronoactiv Pros

  • Manufactured by top-selling French company
  • Solid online and in UK High Streets such as Boots and Superdrug
  • Unlikely to cause side effects

Turboslim Chronoactiv Cons

  • Unproven supplement
  • Ingredient amounts not revealed and difficult to find!
  • Lack of consumer testimonials
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Turboslim Chronoactiv

Turboslim Chronoactiv Review

Turboslim Chronoactiv Facts

  • Manufactured by French company Forte Pharma Laboratories
  • Released in 2004 and 8 million reported sold
  • Available in UK High Streets and sold online in Boots and Superdrug in the UK

We started our review by popping into Boots and buying TurboSlim Chronoactiv as we were not confident that the UK High Street chains were going to give us a sample!

This allowed us to find out the ingredient amounts used as as for whatever reason they are not displayed by online retailers.

Turboslim Chronoactiv is manufactured by French company Forte Pharma Laboratoires who were founded in 1999 and have reported to have sold over 30 million units of their range of weight loss products in Europe! Very impressive indeed and certainly a good start for sure.

Dr RougierThe inventor of Turboslim, Dr. Yann Rougier has been reported to blame the change of the molecular and biogenetic structure of food in the last fifty years for the massive rise in obesity in the west. That said, French women tend to be a lot slimmer than American and UK women, suggesting there is some truth to the adage “French Women Don’t Get Fat”!

Could it be that millions of French women have reported to have used Turboslim it has been referred to as the “French diet pill”? Although popular in France it seems that this diet pill has not received much attention in mainland Europe though!

Forte Pharma do seem to offer quality products that adhere to European regulations. Reassuringly we could not find any reports of scams or complaints concerning Turboslim Chronoactiv.

Turboslim Chronoactiv Concerns

  • On the market since 2004 but lack of consumer reviews!
  • Some good weight loss ingredients but amounts not specified
  • Lack of details on the one clinical study that supports the claims made

What Does Turboslim Chronoactiv Claim To Do?

Turboslim Chronoactiv is not intended for seriously overweight women but aimed at women who wish to lose between 5 and 10 pounds and looking to keep their weight under control.

Taking a look at the manufacturers’ website they claim that Turboslim Chronoactiv works with the natural biorhythms of the body, so that you can:

  1. Burn calories and eliminate toxins during the day
  2. Limit fat storage during the night

The effects of Turboslim diet pills are claimed to be experienced within just 15 days with the best weight loss results achieved over 2 months.

So What Is Turboslim Chronoactiv?

The idea behind Turboslim diet pills is based on the theory of “Slimming Chronobiology” which identifies two distinct phrases within 24 hours.

The first diurnal phase, also referred to as the “catabolic phase”, occurs during the day is distinguished by fat burning and waste removal. This is followed by the nocturnal phase, also referred to as the “anabolic phase” that is characterised by fat storage and tissue regeneration and repair.

Turboslim Chronoactiv aims to target these two phases with two distinct tablets that contain ingredients that promote catabolic processes during the day and anabolic processes at night.

What Are The Ingredients For Turboslim Chronoactiv?

It’s worth pointing out that some online reviews are inconsistent regarding the ingredients in Turboslim! We took the ingredients directly from the box purchased at Boots. This also allowed us to view the ingredient amounts listed below.

The active ingredients vary accordingly to day or night tablets so that the different ingredients can be delivered at the correct time of day or night.

Turboslim Day (orange) tablets:

  • Green Tea Extract (480mg) – Numerous studies have reported the positive benefits for weight loss through increasing the metabolism. Contains lots of antioxidants beneficial to health.
  • Green Coffee Extract (20mg) – Aids absorption and the utilization of glucose that has been should to reduce body fat. A double-blind study lasting 4-weeks found that 75% of the volunteers lost on average 3.5lbs over 2 weeks.
  • Chromium picolinate (25ug) – Suggested to help weight loss but the effects of Chromium on body weight and composition may be called into question though.
  • Zinc (10mg) – Essential mineral with many critical functions in the body from supporting muscle and bone growth to boosting immune cells and an important antioxidant to help fight against toxins.

Turboslim Night (blue) tablets:

  • OXYLIA TOTAL (500mg) – Referred to as “exclusive natural origin complex” whatever that means! Contains a number of extracts and nutrients (dry extracts of Phaseolus vulgaris, Rosmarinus offinalis, Olea europaea, IPOXIN dry extract of Ipomea batatas and Conenzyme Q10)
  • Sea collagen (25mg) – Suggested to improve skin tone and firmness, used in a number of skin creams.
  • Sea elastin (25mg) – High in amino acids and suggested to help the skin regenerate and used in a number of face creams.

So What Does All This Mean?

The orange day tablets work to boost metabolism and increase calorie burning by using thermogenic ingredients such as Green Tea and Green Coffee.

At night the blue tablets work to limit fat storage whilst helping to increase skin firmness as you sleep.

Does Turboslim Chronoactiv Have Any Side Effects?

There are no strong stimulants in this supplement so you are unlikely to suffer from any negative side effects.

There is Green Tea and Green Coffee extract in the day tablets that contains caffeine, how much we are unsure as NO ingredient amounts are not specified. If you are sensitive to caffeine then you may experience mild side effects.

Caution: Not recommended during pregnancy or breastfeeding and not recommended for anyone under the age of 18 without professional medical advice.

Any Turboslim Chronoactiv Reviews From Customers?

We struggled to find any genuine consumer reviews at first, neither Boots nor Superdrug have any! One consumer we did find on Amazon did report losing weight with Turboslim but that it took a few months to work for her.

So Does Turboslim Chronoactiv Work?

One study is referenced by the manufacturers to prove that Turboslim actually works. The results which showed that after 8 weeks the 80 people had positive effects within 15 days and lost on average 9.3 pounds in total weight. Out of all the participants 80% of them were apparently satisfied!

No other information is available for the study only that it was a scientific study that used a placebo and that participants conducted self-assessment. The last point is concerning as this suggests participants were possibly not controlled but left to undertake measurements themselves… hardly a rigorously controlled scientific study!!!

That said there are some proven weight loss ingredients in Turboslim that have clinical data to support positive weight loss claims when consumed in sufficient quantities.

Whilst there is lots of data about Chronobiology and biological rhythms we found the science behind the Chronobiology applied to nutrition (chrononutrition) to be somewhat lacking. A few research papers have supported claims that infants eating certain foods and liquids during the day/night can improve the quality of sleep (Chrononutrition applied to formula milks to consolidate infants’ sleep/wake cycle).

We could not find conclusive evidence linking chrononutrition to weight loss!

How Do I Take Turboslim Chronoactiv?

There are two tablets to be taken daily. The day tablet is orange and taken in the morning before breakfast. The night tablet is blue and is taken in the evening before dinner.

Forte Pharma recommends taking Turboslim Chronoactiv for two months to get the best results.

Where Can I Buy Turboslim Chronoactiv?

You can buy Turboslim Chronoactiv in UK high street shops like Boots or via Boots online. Available in 2 versions, the one month-supply of 56 tablets for £29.95 (from £44.95) and 14-day supply of 28 tablets for £19.95 (from £29.95).

If you are going to try Turboslim then the one-month supply is much better value for money.

For more information visit: Boots Online

Watch Dog Verdict

We like the fact that Turboslim is not marketed as a miracle weight loss cure. If you have lots of weight to lose then Turboslim is not the diet pill for you and stronger, more effective diet pills would be better suited.

Available from trusted retailers both online and on the High street in the UK (and France) TurboSlim Chronoactiv has all the makings of a good diet pill except it falls short.

There is a severe lack of consumer testimonials for a diet pill that has been on the market since 2004! Disappointingly online retailers fail to disclose the ingredient amounts and there is a lack of information on the one study completed by Forte Pharma Laboratoires to backup the claims made by the manufacturer.

We have no choice but to reject TurboSlim Chronoactiv!

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21 comments to “Turboslim Chronoactiv”

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  1. Hourglass says:


    I’m trying to shed a few pounds after putting on weight because of my new contaceptive pill (5kg since Christmas!). They’ve given me a new one now and I’ve been dieting for 3 weeks but despite feeling lighter the scales says I’ve lost nothing so I decided to try some diet pills. I bought Turboslim Chronoactiv at Boots today and only decided to do more research about it now, which I regret after finding your website! After reading your review, it is not clear to me whether they have been rejected because they sometimes don’t work? I just hope they are not dangerous in any way… I’m going to give them a go and I will keep you posted on the results, if any. If they don’t work, at least now I know which ones are Watchdog approved! :)

  2. Beth says:

    Can you let us know the ingredient amounts? Would like to know excatly how much caffeine is in turboslim.
    Thanks Beth.

    • admin says:

      Thanks Beth for spotting our oversight!
      We have added the ingredient amounts for Turboslim now.
      Diet Pills Watchdog Team

  3. Michelle says:

    Hi, I bought Turboslim Chronoactiv at Boots 2 weeks ago and I lost 14 lbs. I’ve got light diet(3 meals and 2 snacks no fry things, no chocolate etc.) I’m feeling really good, I’m not tired and I haven’t got any mood problems. I’ll definitely buy this pills again!!! I highly recommend this pills.

    • admin says:

      Thanks Michelle for your feedback. It’s always nice to hear weight loss success stories. Combining safe, proven diet pills with healthy diet and some exercise certainly works!
      If you were eating a lot of foods/snacks with high amounts of carbohydrate then you may have lost a lot of water weight too. This is common during the initial phases of losing weight when changing your diet to include less carbs.
      We would like to briefly mention though that losing 14lbs in 2 weeks is quite a lot of weight. Advice on healthy weight loss per week ranges from 1-3lbs per week depending on which countries guidelines you follow.
      Diet Pills Watchdog Team

      • Kat Gee says:

        i’ve was comptemplating trying these pills so I have been looking around the internet for reviews and I notice that the above named person “michelle” posted the exact same review on the website under the name of michaela1986 so i’m minded to think this is not a genuine review

        • Watchdog Staff says:

          Hi Kat,
          That’s very interesting. We have checked the Boots site though and couldn’t find the same consumer feedback on the product page. It’s great to know that our visitors are keeping an eye on what manufacturers and reviewers are saying about products. Purchasing a product from an informed choice means you can be more sure of getting the product for you.
          Diet Pills Watchdog Team.

        • Yvonne Westerhof says:

          Indeed, and the weak English points to a French speaker. perhaps someone working at Forte Pharma?

  4. Odonald says:

    Great! Been looking for info like this , thanks for posting.

  5. affy says:

    just started on turboslim calorie trapper acn anyone tell me if this works please not able to find any testimonials on this.

  6. bell says:

    hi everyone i live in Canada and i ordered Turboslim from Spain .. i started taking the pills 4 days ago and i noticed the color of my urine is very yellow, and looks very thik .. i dont know if its good or bad.. im going to take it for a another week in a half and see if it starts working… no side effects so far. Hope it works!!!

    • Watchdog Staff says:

      Hi Bell,
      How did you get on with Turboslim? Would be great to get some feedback on your experience and whether it worked for you.
      Diet Pills Watchdog Team

  7. Cecyv says:

    Hi, I just ordered mine on, so I will wait and see and of course I will share my experience with you. Which I hope it will be a successful one. However, I’ve found the review from boots that was mentioned above. I am copying it below for you. It was a comment on the 07th of June 2012. review:
    Alot of hype but not worth the money!
    07 June 2012
    Carla from East YorksAge:25-34Gender:FemaleOwned Product for:Up to one monthUses Product:Every day
    Bought these (month supply) in my last ditch attempt to lose weight…Yes within an hour of taking the am tablet you have a surge of energy which isn’t scary like some other slimming appetite does wane slightly but not enough to curb my cravings…i have been taking them for just over 2 weeks and actually put on a couple of pounds somehow! I am going to finish the month’s course just for the extra energy they give me but on the whole a disappointing total waste of money!
    I would not recommend this to a friend.
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    23 June 2012
    Hi, I bought Turboslim Chronoactiv at Boots 2 weeks ago and I lost 14 lbs. I’ve got light diet(3 meals and 2 snacks no fry things, no chocolate etc.) I’m feeling really good, I’m not tired and I haven’t got any mood problems. I’ll definitely buy this pills again!!! I highly recommend this pills.

  8. Mrs C Brown says:

    I have been taking the tablets for 14 days now. I have noticed that I go to toilet regularly now which is good. When I started the course of tablets I was 12st12lbs
    so I will weigh myself at the end of the course. I will let you know how much I lost.
    Please do not publish my email no.

  9. Tina says:

    Just brought a 2 week packet from Boots. Starting weight 11st 9lbs. I eat all the wrong things and drink lots of wine. I have a very slow metabolism, my resting heart rate is 47bpm. If these tablets can at least speed up my metabolism I should loose some weight! Will try and remember to post an update.

  10. Beenz says:

    Did it work any good ????

  11. Zita says:

    This diet pils is very good, inlose in 28days- 5,5kg. I was and now i am 65,8:) im very happy…

  12. Jontie says:

    Hi it now 2014 most your reviews from couple years ago. I have just had surgery and struggling to loose weight after all this resting. I think I am going to give these a go. It seems mixed reviews. The ingredients are nothing we couldn’t buy ourselves from natural supplement supplier.m
    I have about 1stone to loose. I am 46. I will try and keep up dated if it has made a difference.
    Thank you for your interesting article and feedback blog.

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