CritiCalorie's Top Diet Pill Pick
Do we ever rate a diet pill positively?. Yes (rarely). Why aren't we recommending RapidSlim? We're looking for clinically-researched ingredients, at the right (that means clinical) dosage. There are a few diet pills that have chosen this better route, and our favorite is Boda Extract No. 3. You can read our review or go to the official site.
According to the RapidSlim website, it is “designed for women on the go who want to lose weight ultrafast! Think of RapidSlim SX as your secret weapon for accelerated weight loss.” This RapidSlim review will explore the “proprietary blends” contained in RapidSlim diet pills as well as their marketing techniques. We will tell you what you might be able to expect with this product.
What are the ingredients in RapidSlim diet pills?
The following are the ingredients in RapidSlim.
Supplement Facts Serving Size: 2 Liquid Gel Capsules
Servings Per Container: 20
- Niacin 5 mg 25%
- Vitamin B6 50 mg 2500%
- Folic Acid 400 mcg 100%
- Vitamin B12 50 mcg 833%
- Selenium 60 mcg 86%
- Chromium 150 mcg 125%
RapidSlim SX Weight-Loss Proprietary Blend: Cissus Quadrangulars Extract, Soy Albumin, Hoodia Gordonii, Quercetin Dihydrate, White Willow Extract 227 mg **
RapidSlim Ingredient details
Chromium Picolinate (chromium + picolinic acid) is pushed by companies as an aid to losing weight. It is known that small quantities of chromium are “needed for glucose utilization by insulin in normal health, but deficiency is extremely rare in developed nations.”
Do you have a chromium deficiency? Probably not. However, some studies are finding that Chromium Picolinate reduces insulin resistance, thus leading to weight loss. Other studies claim to find the opposite.
See our Chromium Picolinate Review on our website for more detailed information on clinical studies and findings. Regardless of whether Chromium Picolinate does actually contribute to weight loss, there is not as much contained in RapidSlim as was used in clinical studies, so it is highly unlikely that the Chromium Picolinate in RapidSlim will bring about weight loss.
Caffeine has been shown to increase metabolic function and we support it as a diet pill ingredient. Don’t be impressed when they say caffeine anhydrous (here%u2019s why).
Green tea is one of our favorite diet pill ingredients; it has been proven to contribute to weight loss by increasing your metabolic rate.
Black tea has been shown to contribute to weight loss in combination with other ingredients, but not on its own. (source: http://www.nlm.nih.gov/medlineplus/druginfo/natural/patient-black_tea.html)
Wu Long tea (also known as Oolong tea) has been shown to increase metabolism. (source: http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/13678386?dopt=AbstractPlus)
Rooibos tea is full of antioxidants, but does nothing for weight loss.
Cissus Quadrangularis extract has been shown to contribute to weight loss, but only when combined with other ingredients. There have been no studies done on the weight loss effects of Cissus Quadrangularis alone.
Hoodia Gordonii is an overhyped ingredient with no clinical proof that it actually contributes to weight loss.
White willow bark is an anti-inflammatory/pain reliever similar to aspirin. It may enhance the thermogenic effect and increase the body’s ability to utilize fatty acids while preserving lean muscle tissue. Further research is needed to substantiate these claims.
You will notice several of these ingredients are proven to contribute to weight loss. However, this RapidSlim review finds RapidSlim does not disclose how much of each ingredient is included in their “proprietary blend”. Companies do this because they don’t want you to know how little of the effective ingredients are included. Believe me, if they included a lot, they would show it and sell you on it.
What are the side effects of RapidSlim?
Side effects include nausea, vomiting, headache, jitters, and increased bowel movements.
RapidSlim’s sketchy marketing tactics
RapidSlim is manufactured by Iovate, who also makes Cylaris and nanoSlim, among other diet pills. Iovate makes the claim that RapidSlim is the “”Fastest weight loss solution”. They make similar claims about many of their other products. They also refer to a clinical study that showed subjects who used “the key ingredient in RapidSlim” (Cissus Quadrangularis) losing more weight than those using a placebo. What they don’t tell you is Cissus Quadrangularis has never been tested on its own, only in combination with other ingredients.
They also boast “Now you can lose weight – up to 24 pounds in record time!” They never explain what “record time” is.
This RapidSlim review finds that RapidSlim diet pills are really no different from many other ineffective diet pills. They make big claims but fail to back them up. They do not disclose how much of each ingredient is included in their formula. Look for a diet pill that uses proven ingredients in proven amounts.