Activ 35, for women over 35
Hello! If you’re a woman over the age of 35, and you’re still struggling to shed those unwanted pounds, Activ 35 seems to be the product for you. At least, that’s what the manufacturer of these slimming pills claims.
Just like you, we’d like to know how Activ 35 targets weight loss in “mature” women, and whether this product really delivers on its promises. Let’s take a look.
Activ 35: Presentation and promises
As its name suggests, Activ 35 is a pill specifically designed to help women over 35 lose their stubborn curves. Indeed, the manufacturer’s slimming solution is based on the difficulties of losing weight after the metabolic and hormonal changes of the 35s. According to the official website, Activ 35 is “the first capsule to put an end to the three causes of excess weight caused by these metabolic and hormonal changes”.. The three causes are
- Hormonal imbalance
Activ 35 is supposed to rebalance the hormonal balance, and in particular boost production of leptin, a hormone secreted by fat cells, which triggers the sensation of satiety and fat burning. Activ 35 should also neutralize grehlin, another hormone responsible for fat formation in areas such as the stomach, thighs and buttocks.
- Slowing metabolism
According to its manufacturer, Activ 35 will boost metabolism, which tends to slow down with age. This boost will reduce the impact of calories absorbed through the diet and promote weight loss.
- Fat storage
Activ 35 will modify the metabolism of sugars, which will be more easily converted into energy rather than fat reserves.
The makers of Activ 35
If you’re a regular reader of our tests, chances are you already know the manufacturer of Activ 35. We’re dealing with Institut Nutritia, none other than Simply Forte, whose weight-loss products we’ve already tested. Another company name is Perfoline.
Three names for one and the same company, all of which, given the information available on the web, have a reputation that leaves much to be desired. Indeed, there have been numerous reports of Simply Forte’s fraudulent practices, from overcharging to free trial scams.
We have reviewed the Terms and Conditions of Sale page on the Simply Forte manufacturer’s website: we think it’s a duly drafted document containing all the information a manufacturer should display on its site (company details: SIREN, SIRET, Capital, Address; contact details: e-mail and telephone; ordering, payment and product return procedures, etc.).
Activ 35 ingredients
No fewer than 12 ingredients go into the formulation of these slimming pills:
Tryptophan : This amino acid acts on serotonin, a hormone involved in regulating mood and sleep.
Magnesium: A natural anti-stress agent, magnesium combats free radicals, diabetes and cardiovascular disease. It contributes to healthy digestion and energy production.
Vitamin B6: Contributes to optimal protein and carbohydrate metabolism and the body’s production of energy from ingested calories.
GABA : or Gamma-AminoButyric Acid, raises the body’s serotonin and dopamine levels. These two hormones play an important role in regulating appetite and the sensation of satiety, as well as in mood, and therefore in motivation and the ability to pursue a slimming program.
Arginine: Arginine is an amino acid with multiple roles in the body. In particular, it is involved in the production of growth hormone, which helps build muscle mass. Arginine is also a precursor of nitric oxide and creatine, which, by dilating blood vessels, contribute to optimal oxygenation of muscle fibers and thus to their development. Remember that muscles expend more calories to maintain themselves, and therefore increase basal metabolic rate, i.e. the quantity of calories burned by the body at rest.
Yam (or wild yam): This root helps combat cellulite and limit fat storage. Yam also has anti-oxidant properties, which promote overall health and slow cell aging.
Yerba maté / Guarana / Damiana combination: Here we have three flagship ingredients for slimming pills in general.
To begin with yerba maté has appetite-suppressant and thermogenic effects that promote and accelerate weight loss. It also acts as a diuretic, stimulating the natural elimination of toxins. It also acts as a stimulant and is highly recommended against fatigue.
See also: Maté, the natural metabolism booster
The guarana is interesting for its caffeine content, a substance recognized for boosting metabolism and thermogenesis, as well as helping to combat cellulite. Guarana also acts as an appetite suppressant and energy tonic.
Read also: Guarana, a gift from the Amazon!
Finally damiana is a great energy booster, also known for its aphrodisiac, diuretic and mood-regulating properties. It has a positive effect on digestion, and helps combat constipation.
Saffron: Saffron has more than just culinary virtues! It is also used as a natural appetite suppressant, detoxifier and digestive aid. What’s more, it helps reduce stress (a major factor in overweight) and energizes the body.
Kola nut: This nut has a high caffeine content, whose actions we’ve already mentioned above, namely: appetite suppressant, metabolism booster, stimulant and anti-cellulite.
Chromium: Regulates cholesterol and blood sugar levels, as well as participating in numerous metabolic processes.
Activ 35 and science
Several studies have been conducted on the effectiveness of yerba maté, guarana and damiana. We leave it to you to consult these studies in the articles dedicated to each respective ingredient, the links to which are given above.
However, we thought it would be interesting to report on a study which looked at a combination of yerba mate, guarana and damiana. Taken together, these 3 plants are said to have powerful effects that increase and prolong the sensation of satiety, thereby reducing the amount of calories ingested. (Source)
Side effects and contraindications of Activ 35
Activ 35 is also a caffeine-rich supplement, with 3 ingredients containing caffeine, and unfortunately no indication as to dosage. Caffeine can have side effects such as palpitations, increased blood pressure, insomnia, nervousness and irritability, heartburn and stomach irritation, nausea and vomiting…
Guarana abuse can also lead to dependence. Guarana also has a number of contraindications. This plant is not recommended for people suffering from hypertension, insomnia, heart disease, anxiety disorders or gastric ulcers. Needless to say, Guarana is not recommended for pregnant and breast-feeding women.
Excessive doses of damiana can cause insomnia, headaches, a laxative effect and prostate pain. Damiana should not be taken in cases of liver or urinary tract disease.
Note also that this product, as indicated on its packaging, is not recommended for women with a personal or family history of breast cancer.
How do I take Activ 35?
The recommended dosage is 2 capsules a day, to be taken with a full glass of water.
Activ 35 user testimonials
Apart from the testimonials on the official Simply Forte website, which we’ll disregard as a precautionary measure, we haven’t found any reviews from people who have tried Activ 35. Moreover, the official Activ 35 website does not fail to state:
“The following testimonials were sent by consumers via email or letter. Important noteWhile a small percentage of users may be able to lose a significant amount of weight in a short space of time, this weight loss is not a guarantee for 100% of users.”
On the other hand, dissatisfied testimonials about the company’s sales conditions and failure to reimburse are plentiful, both on social networks and on health and wellness forums.
Activ 35 price and guarantee
Simply Forte offers several different packages for Activ 35, depending on the number of kilos to be lost:
- If you want to lose 5kg : 15-day course of Activ 35 for 39,90€
- To lose 10kg : 30-day starter cure priced at 69,90€
- For a loss between 15 and 20kg : 60-day cure + 1 free LadyBliss cure (multivitamin supplement for women) for 99,90€
- Target loss between 20 and 30kg : 120-day Activ 35 cure + 1 free bottle + 1 free LadyBliss cure for 129€
- Your goal is to lose more than 30kg : 6-month cure + 2 free bottles + 1 free LadyBliss cure for 159,90€
Payment in three instalments is possible for 60 and 120-day and 6-month cures, with a first payment on order, a second payment 1 month later and a third payment 2 months later.
Simply Forte offers a money-back guarantee, even on empty jars, for up to 60 days after the end of the treatment.
Our opinion on Activ 35
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