What You Should Know
TanThin is a heat activated topical cream that claims to burn body fat and reduce the appearance of cellulite as well as tone and firm skin. It does not rely on diet and exercise to promote fat loss, although the makers state that it works best in conjunction with these traditional weight loss methods. The cream should be massaged into the skin at the area of desired fat reduction.
TanThin claims that its effectiveness is backed by nine clinical studies which demonstrated significant reduction in waist circumference over time.
List of Ingredients
The active ingredient in TanThin is aminophylline. Other ingredients are unlisted.
TanThin is intended to be absorbed by the body into fat deposits where it will cause lipids to be released from individual fat cells. Over time, significant reduction in the size of fat cells should occur. Applications are required twice each day for at least two weeks before results can be expected. Each tube of TanThin costs about $70, and if used in the proportions suggested, will last approximately one week.
It is important to note that the clinical studies referenced by TanThinís manufacturers were done, not on TanThin, but on its active ingredient, aminophylline. The studies looked only at waist circumference and the product was not tested on other sites. The study claimed only that cosmetic fat reduction took place around the waist. No studies of the actual TanThin product have taken place.
- TanThin offers a 21-day free trial of their product.
- TanThinís active ingredient has been tested in clinical studies with significant results.
- Their website notes that the product is most effective when used in conjunction with exercise and a healthy diet.
- The actual TanThin product has not undergone clinical testing.
- It is not FDA approved.
- It is expensive, with a 7 day supply costing around $70.00.
- Documentation of TanThinís claims is not readily available.
- A complete list of ingredients is unavailable.
It has long been noted that topical creams are minimally effective in weight reduction. While a clinical study of TanThinís active ingredient did suggest that localized fat reduction took place, no long-term studies have been conducted, and therefore no conclusions can be drawn about the productís ability to affect long-term weight loss. With its hefty price tag, the consumer should be able to expect better documentation of product results, yet no such documentation is available.
Since no information is available about TanThinís manufacturers and no full list of ingredients is available, it is difficult to evaluate the safety of the product. Although the company states that most users will not experience side effects, it is not readily apparent what side effects might be encountered with prolonged use. It has not been approved by the Food and Drug Administration. Too little information is available about this product for the consumer to be able to use it with confidence.