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Obestrim Review

“Just one pill a day and you’re appetite is switched off up to12 hours,” promises the official Obestrim website. Grammar errors aside, I was intrigued by this statement. It holds an appealing promise any dieter would love to see realized. But can Obestrim really switch off your appetite?

Obestrim Customer Reviews

Obestrim.com has several success stories from “real people” with “real results.” There are before and after pictures and detailed testimonials. However, these reviews are on the official website, so I question how unbiased and authentic they are. I know for sure Susan A.’s “after” photo on the home page is a stock image because I’ve seen it on other sites.

Obestrim has more than 46,200 “Likes” on Facebook. “Likes” aren’t reviews, but they do show how popular Obestrim is. You can actually find several comments and mini reviews from Obestrim users on Facebook.

Company Reputation

The official website says Obestrim is made by Obesity Research Division. But it shows a picture of the PE Labs Nutraceutical Research Division. I’m not sure if these are the same company, but it appears they are. The website refers to them interchangeably.

I found several complaints about PE Labs online. RipoffReport.com has 64 posts and ComplaintsBoard.com has 11. Not all were about Obestrim, but they involved PE Lab products.

People complained about being overbilled and deceived. They also had trouble getting refunds. A few people said they were charged, but never received their orders.

The Ingredients

Obestrim’s active ingredients are combined in a proprietary blend. The first ingredient listed is Arexis Garcinia Rx. It’s also a proprietary blend, but no ingredients are listed. I’m not sure if Arexis Garcinia Rx is a smaller blend within the main blend. Or it could be the name for Obestrim’s main proprietary blend.

Green Tea Extract – contains caffeine. It increases energy, boosts metabolism, and eliminates toxins from the body.[1]

1,3 Dimethylamylamine – boosts energy and stimulates fat burn.

Garcinia Cambogia – promotes fat loss and weight loss by preventing sugar absorption.[2]

L-Carnitine – increases fat metabolism in rats.[3]

Semnostachya Menglaensis – believed to suppress appetite and increase metabolism. I couldn’t find any studies proving its effectiveness.

Lotus Leaf – contains beneficial antioxidants, but does not contribute to weight loss.

Konjac Root Fiber – lessens hunger and prolongs feelings of fullness. Study participants lost 5.5 pounds in 8 weeks by supplementing only with konjac.[4]

Caralluma Fimbriata – inhibits fat production and suppresses cravings.[5]

The Problem with Proprietary Blends

Most supplement companies use proprietary blends. The advantage is blends hide the formula from companies who might copy it. The disadvantage is blends hide dosages from prospective buyers who need to know what they’re paying for.

Obestrim’s proven ingredients must be used in proven amounts or they won’t be effective. Since dosages are hidden, I don’t know if Obestrim has proven amounts or not. This makes me uneasy.

Consumers are just expected to buy Obestrim and trust the company to include safe, effective dosages. Based on all the complaints PE Labs has received, I’m skeptical of how reliable this company is.

Does Obestrim Have Safe Ingredients?

Obestrim has two ingredients which may not be safe.

Garcinia cambogia contains hydroxycitric acid (HCA). Research hasn’t proven HCA is unsafe, but many people believe it causes serious liver problems. Several well-known diet pill companies have stopped using it.

In 2012, the FDA ruled 1,3 Dimethylamylamine (DMAA) is not naturally derived. It’s a synthetic stimulant, which is linked to causing serious side effects and even death. DMAA seems more likely to cause side effects when users take too much. Since Obestrim dosages are hidden, I don’t know how much DMAA it has.

Do You Really Only Take 1 Pill?

You only need 1 capsule a day, the company says, but you can take two. Just don’t take more than two in a 24-hour period. Will 1-2 capsules really be effective?

These are the proven daily dosages Obestrim needs to provide:

• Green Tea Extract: 300 mg
• Garcinia Cambogia: 900 mg
• Konjac Root Fiber: 3,000 mg
• Caralluma Fimbriata: 1,000 mg
• Total: 5,200 mg

The other ingredients don’t have proven dosages because they weren’t tested in human trials.

The largest sized capsule is slightly more than an inch long and holds about 1,370 mg.[6] If Obestrim is going to provide proven dosages for 4 ingredients, it needs a capsule 4x larger than the largest size available. Or users need to take 4 capsules a day instead of 1.

Note: I don’t recommend taking 4 capsules because I don’t know if the included dosages are safe.

Buying Obestrim

Obestrim.com is the only reputable site that sells Obestrim. Thirty capsules costs $49.95. Sixty capsules costs $79.95. Ninety capsules costs $109.95. Shipping on all orders is $4.95.

Money Back Guarantee

You have 60 days after purchasing Obestrim to return it. Follow these steps to get your full refund:

1. Login to your account on www.obestrim.com/myaccount or call customer service (855-343-6802)
2. Obtain a Return Merchandize Authorization number
3. Return all opened and unopened products

The opened bottle must be half or more full. If you return less than half, the 60 day money back guarantee is void in the company’s eyes.

Recommendation

Although the company says you only need 1 capsule to lose weight, I doubt this amount is effective. Obestrim cannot possibly contain the required proven dosages in 1-3 capsules. Four Obestrim capsules contain a large-enough total dosage. But I don’t know if this total dosage includes the correct individual dosages.

Obestrim uses two potentially unsafe ingredients and it may or may not have safe dosages.

I don’t recommend buying Obestrim. Top-rated diet pills contain safer, more effective formulas which actually deliver the promised results.

References

[1] Dulloo, Abdul, Claudette Duret, et al. “Efficacy of a green tea extract rich in catechin polyphenols and caffeine in increasing 24-h energy expenditure and fat oxidation in humans.” American Journal of Clinical Nutrition. 70.6 (1999)

[2] Thom, E. “A randomized, double-blind, placebo-controlled trial of a new weight-reducing agent of natural origin.” Journal of International Medical Research. 28.5 (2000): 229-33.

[3] Brandsch, C, and K Eder. “Effect of L-carnitine on weight loss and body composition of rats fed a hypocaloric diet.” Annals of Nutrition & Metabolism. 46.5 (2002): 205-10.

[4] Walsh, D, V Yaghoubian, and A Behforooz. “Effect of glucomannan on obese patients: a clinical study.” International Journal of Obesity. 8.4 (1984): 289-93.

[5] Kuriyan, R, T Raj, et al. “Effect of Caralluma fimbriata extract on appetite, food intake and anthropometry in adult Indian men and women.” Appetite. 48.3 (2001): 338-44.

[6] “Frequently Asked Questions.” Cap-M-Quick.com. Empty Caps Company. http://www.cap-m-quik.com.

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