Herbaxyll, the Japanese pharmacopoeia for slimming
Want to lose weight without dieting? Introducing Herbaxyll, a slimming supplement that promises to help you get back to your dream body effortlessly.
We tested Herbaxyll for you. (UpdateWe found 2 different packaging options for this product).
Presentation and promises of Herbaxyll
Herbaxyll is a supplement composed of 4 seaweeds and 26 herbs from traditional Japanese herbalism, developed in the form of the “1st negative-calorie drinkable distillate for slimming through metastimulation (stimulation of the basal metabolic rate).
“Negative-calorie drinkable distillate”? What’s that? The official website doesn’t explain.
However, we can see that the metastimulation provoked by this distillate is none other than the stimulation of basal metabolism, a phenomenon which underpins the vast majority, if not all, of slimming pills’ mechanisms of action. Nothing very revolutionary, then.
Here’s a list of the promises made on the official Herbaxyll website:
- Weight loss of up to 28kg (a fine claim, but how long will it take???) ;
- Removal of fat rolls, tummy and saddlebags;
- Reduced hunger and sugar cravings;
- A loss of up to 6kg in 4 days! Then 3 to 5kg per week;
- A patented formula ;
- Fast, reliable results;
- 4 algae and 26 herbs clinically proven ;
- Free trial offer;
- No effort of will ;
- No diet;
- No exercise.
The list is long, and it immediately sets off alarm bells. And why?
1. In our experience, free trial offers are usually scams that result in abusive charges;
2. Shock ads, with incredible results, are usually a way of seducing people desperate to lose weight;
3. The notion of negative-calorie distillates, which we don’t think is scientifically or physiologically possible, either logically or out of pure common sense.
With this in mind, let’s continue our investigation and verify all this information.
The manufacturer of Herbaxyll
Herbaxyll is manufactured by Institut Nutrafit.
By consulting this company’s legal information, we learn that Nutrafit, whose name complement is “Centre de Recherches Nutribioscience” is located in Valbonne, and that it has been active in the field of distance selling on specialized catalogs since its registration with the RCS made in September 2015.
A company that therefore seems quite young to us (less than 1 year) to have, as the official website says, so many partnerships with health players from all over the world.
If we keep track of this institute’s Facebook page, we can see that it’s virtually inactive, which isn’t the sign of a company that’s well established.
The ingredients in Herbaxyll
The first drawback is that the dosage of ingredients is not specified.
With such a complex composition, we would have liked to have had an idea of the dosage of each of the ingredients present in this supplement.
Herbaxyll’s 4 algae:
Herbaxyll is composed of the following four algae:
Chlorella is a powerful detoxifier, exceptionally rich in chlorophyll, vitamins and trace elements.
In addition to its anti-oxidant action, chlorella is an invaluable aid to slimming diets.
In fact, it moderates appetite, prevents deficiencies, restores acid-base balance, regulates digestive functions, provides tonus and vitality, and fights diabetes and cholesterol.
2. Laminaria :
This algae is also a powerful detoxifier.
Its high organic iodine content helps restore the thyroid system.
It absorbs free radicals, has anti-cancer properties and burns fat.
What’s more, by stimulating production of the UCP1 protein, which has the capacity to oxidize fats and promote their breakdown, it activates weight loss.
3. Fucus Fucoidane:
This algae stimulates the thyroid, aids digestion and transit (slightly laxative properties), repairs deficiencies and acts as an effective appetite suppressant thanks to its fiber content.
Iodine also gives it interesting fat-burning properties.
4. Dunaliella :
This algae is very rich in antioxidants, beta-carotene, glycerol and provitamin A.
It has a positive effect on the ocular system, the immune system and the skin.
The 26 Herbaxyll plants:
Next, the official website presents the 26 herbs from Japanese pharmacopoeia.
They have been divided into 4 distinct groups, each targeting a specific effect.
Before reviewing the herbs included in these 4 groups, we’d like to say that we were very confused by this list of ingredients.
According to the official website, these herbs are part of traditional Japanese medicine. However, when we reviewed these herbs, we realized that they are apparently also part of traditional European herbal medicine, and are in fact, for the most part, derived from very common species.
This begs the question: why does the manufacturer present very simple ingredients in a foreign form, making them more difficult to identify?
Is it because it sells better to present a supplement as being derived from Japanese medicine?
Is there a desire not to be totally transparent about the ingredients used in the product’s composition?
The mystery remains…
Group 1 – Stimulation :
This group includes :
- Gobo (which is none other than the great burdock) ;
- Tenshi No Youna ;
- Aati Chouku ;
- Sanzashi ;
- Kumakokemono ;
- kurosigiri ;
Of these 8 ingredients, 5 are unknown or not sufficiently identifiable to find information about them.
3 others have no particular stimulating virtues.
Burdock is mainly used for skin problems. Sanzashi, which is actually hawthorn, combats anxiety and insomnia, and calms palpitations associated with menopausal hot flushes. Kyuuri is none other than cucumber, which may be rich in antioxidants, but has no stimulating properties.
Group 2 – Fat Burner:
The ingredients in this group are :
Lemon balm in fact, which has no recognized fat-burning properties;
Is it watercress? We won’t know;
Fennel (the photo on the site suggests it), but we can’t be sure;
- O Cha.???
Group 3 – Decongestion :
Marjoram? It treats digestive disorders and bloating, as well as insomnia.
But nothing for fat cells.
- Ginseng Ninjin :
Ginseng is an adaptogenic plant that stimulates the body, particularly the digestive system;
No information available;
Could it be black radish? We’re not sure;
The photo suggests aloe. But again, we’re not sure.
In any case, aloe is not known for its decongestant properties.
Group 4 – Glucose inhibitor:
According to the photos, we can think of the following ingredients:
A diuretic that promotes the elimination of toxins.
It can also help regulate blood sugar levels. However, as the Herbaxyll website indicates, it has no inhibiting effect.
Calming, but with no recognized action on glucose.
- Guarana :
Guarana activates thermogenesis and lipolysis, and is very interesting as part of a weight-loss approach, but not for inhibiting glucose ;
Calming and emollient properties, which may aid weight loss;
Digestive, but does not reduce glucose absorption;
- Uito gurasu: nothing
Scientific studies on Herbaxyll
The official website clearly states that Herbaxyll is made up of “4 algae and 26 clinically proven herbs”.
However, the site makes no reference to any specific studies concerning these famous ingredients.
To find out more about the scientific references used by Herbaxyll to validate the efficacy of its ingredients, we contacted the manufacturer to request further information.
To date, we have received no reply.
Even though some of the ingredients in Herbaxyll have indeed been the subject of clinical studies, and have been recognized as effective, such as laminaria algae in particular.
The lack of information and the absence of any response from the manufacturer lead us to believe that the statements made on the website are in fact sales pitches.
Side effects and contraindications
According to the manufacturer, Herbaxyll has no adverse effects or drug interactions.
Herbaxyll is safe for diabetics and contains no allergenic ingredients.
It should be noted, however, that the presence of iodine in seaweed can have adverse effects on people allergic to iodine.
We would have liked the manufacturer to take such cases into account before declaring its product allergen-free.
In the FAQ section, however, we read that it is recommended to consult a doctor in the event of sensitivity to any of the ingredients.
User testimonials on Herbaxyll
Reviews gleaned from the web are unanimous.
Herbaxyll is considered by those who have tried it – and not always in the most refined terms, which we won’t go into here – to be a scam in terms of its promises of weight loss and efficacy.
As it happens, the Herbaxyll forum disappeared, only to reappear some time later, minus the (many!) negative comments.
Price and warranty
Contrary to what we might have thought on seeing the free trial offer, it would appear that Herbaxyll’s proposition is a little different from what we usually see.
In fact, there’s no hidden subscription leading to abusive direct debits, but rather a deferred direct debit system, which we’ll explain in a moment.
In fact, your payment will not be cashed until 45 days after your order, unless the product has not produced any results and you have requested that it not be cashed before the 45-day deadline has passed.
This is coupled with another guarantee system. You have 30 days (no longer 45?) to try Herbaxyll.
If you find it ineffective, simply return the empty bottles for a full refund.
The plus : if you regain weight within 60 days of the initial 30-day guarantee, you can return the empty bottles for a full refund.
So, on the face of it, no scam. The terms and conditions are clear.
Now for the price!
- To lose between 7 and 11kg – 30-day reinforced cure – 120 doses – 67€ instead of
- To lose between 5 and 7kg – standard 15-day treatment – 60 doses – for 39€
- To lose between 11 and 18kg – 45-day intensive treatment – 180 doses – €39 89€ instead of
- To lose more than 18kg – 60-day intensive over-activated treatment – 300 doses – for 112€ instead of
By sharing your before/after photos, you’ll receive a surprise gift worth 80€.
Our opinion on Herbaxyll
Our investigation leads us, without hesitation, to reject this slimming product.
Between the shocking promises, the lack of transparency and the vague ingredients, we prefer to opt for other supplements, which have been tried and tested and come from reliable companies.