What You Should Know
Trimspa is a dietary supplement offered in pill form that claims an ability to burn body fat and suppress the appetite simultaneously. Trimspa is recommended for use along with a healthy diet and continuous exercise routine, and its makers claim that Trimspa’s “amazing formula” enables dieters to lose more weight than they would by only dieting and exercising. Confused? We were too.
The makers of Trimspa claim that “Trimspa improves your body’s ability to burn fat more effectively in addition to mobilizing fat molecules that have been stored in your cells so they can be processed and used as energy.” If this claim could be proven, then Trimspa would certainly be a welcome addition to dieter’s regimes of healthy food intake and exercise. However, Trimspa really appears to be no more than an appetite suppressant, similar in effect to a few cups of coffee. Indeed, there has been no concrete proof to back up Trimspa’s fanciful claims, and all we have to go on is the word of Trimspa manufacturers that the product is effective at all.
The Trimspa bottle has a hefty ingredient list, but only states ingredient amounts for chromium (75 micrograms), and “an x32 proprietary blend” that contains “glucomannan, cocoa extract, green tea extract, hoodia gordonil, sodium carboxymethylcellulose, glucosamine HCL, citrus naringin, and vanadium” (667.5 milligrams per pill). Of course, green tea and chromium have been linked to weight loss in past studies, but as all of these ingredients are lumped together without stated amounts, it’s hard to determine the effectiveness of said ingredients at all.
Aside from its manufacturers’ claim that Trimspa is a fat burner, the drug has few concrete features. As with many other appetite suppressants, it is recommended for use alongside a healthy diet and exercise routine, and was endorsed by Anna Nicole Smith before her unfortunate death. While Trimspa commercials claimed that Smith’s impressive weight loss was due to her use of Trimspa, Smith has also been recorded as saying that, in reality, she worked with a personal trainer and, at times, abused laxatives in order to lose weight.
Trimspa also includes Hoodia Gordonil on its ingredient list, which is slightly disconcerting, as the supplement has received much hype in the diet industry despite having no clinical proof of effectiveness.
- Trimspa contains an unspecified amount of green tea extract, which has been linked to weight loss.
- Trimspa is available for purchase in the U.S.
- Trimspa is available in an ephedra-free version.
- Trimspa has been linked to some fairly serious side effects, such as insomnia and migraines.
- There are currently no clinical studies to back up claims that Trimspa is an effective dieting tool.
- Despite claims that it contains natural herbs, Trimspa also contains unnatural food dyes.
- Trimspa can interfere with the effectiveness of prescription drugs, and might produce interactions with such serious side effects as stroke, coma, and seizures.
Although Trimspa manufacturers claim that their product is a fat burner, the effectiveness of this supplement remains unproven. While Trimspa?s association with the late Anna Nicole Smith makes it seem glamorous, we?re more concerned by the lack of clinical studies conducted to back up any claims of the effectiveness of using Trimspa to burn fat. With reported side effects of migraines and insomnia and a history of potentially harmful interactions with prescription drugs, it seems that, in Trimspa?s case, the costs outweigh the benefits.