Pure Cambogia Slim, more garcinia cambogia
You’re probably already familiar with garcinia cambogia, an ingredient from Asia with supposedly excellent properties for melting away unwanted pounds, which is gaining increasing ground on the diet supplement market. Today, we’re testing PURE CAMBOGIA SLIM, a supplement which, according to the manufacturer, comes to us from the USA.
Presentation and promises of Pure Cambogia Slim
If the official website is to be believed, Pure Cambogia Slim is a supplement with very powerful properties.
Pure Cambogia Slim will :
- Burn fat fast, with no dieting or exercise required ;
- Stop fat storage;
- Suppress your appetite;
- Boost morale and energy by activating serotonin production;
- Accelerate fat burning and help you lose up to 7kg in the first month;
- Help you lose up to 3kg in the first week.
What’s more, Pure Cambogia Slim is formulated in ultra-modern certified laboratories, and contains 100% pure garcinia cambogia, and 60% HCA (hydroxycitric acid) for optimal results.
Here we are in the presence of some very seductive promises and ads, which, instead of charming us, invite us to be more vigilant.
Our question: will Pure Cambogia Slim really deliver on its promises, or will our investigation uncover flaws in the apparently promising profile of these slimming pills?
Find out below…
The manufacturer of Pure Cambogia Slim
Things are off to a bad start. We explain.
Our research led us to discover that Pure Cambogia Slim is manufactured by Biotrim Labs.
The name may not mean anything to you, but to us, it says a lot.
Biotrim Labs is a company with a very bad reputation. Sorry to put it this way and to make such a blunt and categorical judgment, but it’s true.
To help you get closer to this company, we invite you to read our test of Purelife Cleanse, another product marketed by this same company, and especially to consult the opinions of people who have done business with them. (You can read this test by clicking here).
Delayed or non-delivery of products, repeated and unauthorized bank debits, failure to respond to complaints… these are just some of the maneuvers used by this company.
Despite a recent and very serious-looking website, the practices remain the same. A quick look at the company’s google + page reveals numerous testimonials from dissatisfied customers.
Pure Cambogia Slim ingredients
According to the manufacturer, Pure Cambogia Slim is 100% Garcinia Cambogia.
Hydroxycitric acid (HCA), Garcinia’s main active ingredient, is said to have multiple properties:
- It stimulates the body’s production of serotonin, a hormone which plays an important role in appetite control and the feeling of satiety;
- It promotes the release and breakdown of stored fat cells;
- It modifies sugar metabolism, thanks to a partial inhibitory action.
In addition to these direct weight-loss benefits, garcinia cambogia may also have other health benefits.
It could help lower bad cholesterol levels, combat oxidative stress (a cause of overweight) and reduce the risk of cardiovascular disease.
Pure Cambogia Slim and science
Pure Cambogia Slim has not been the subject of any specific clinical studies to validate its dosage and/or efficacy.
Garcinia cambogia, on the other hand, has been the subject of a great deal of scientific and clinical research.
Up to the time of writing this review, all the studies conducted to evaluate the slimming effect of this fruit have been carried out mainly on animals.
The research groups behind these studies are unanimous in their conclusion that garcinia may indeed have a positive effect on weight control, but that this effect remains very moderate, or even insignificant, especially when compared to other active agents in the same category.
It should also be noted that, as these studies were carried out on animals, the interpretation of the results remains partial and requires the development of new experiments on humans to confirm this effect with certainty.
(Source: NCBI: NCBI. PeninsulaMedical School, University of Exeter, Devon EX2 4NT, UK. Igho Onakpoya, Shao Kang Hung, Rachel Perry, Barbara Wider, and Edzard Ernst. J Obes. 2011; 2011 : 509038. doi : 10.1155/2011/509038. Published 2010 Dec 14).
Side effects and contraindications of Pure Cambogia Slim
Apparently, and according to the data currently available, consumption of garcinia cambogia does not cause any major adverse effects or give cause for caution.
However, given our experience with this company’s products, we cannot state with 100% certainty that Pure Cambogia Slim is free of side effects.
At this stage, one thing is certain: using a dietary supplement is not recommended for pregnant women, breastfeeding mothers, minors and people prone to health complications or undergoing specific medical treatment.
Pure Cambogia Slim user testimonials
To date, all the testimonials we’ve heard about Pure Cambogia Slim and Biotrim Labs refer not to the efficacy of the products, but to the bad practices of the manufacturing company.
Here are just a few of the testimonials we’ve been able to find.
I reported this earlier, as well as on September 22, 2015, but never received a response from you. I find that you have charged me 595.00 twice and for no reason at all. Why is this? We had never ordered from you.
This is theft. The products were never delivered, the money was never returned, don’t be fooled. THIEF
This is a scam, I paid 9.95€ for a “membership” which was never accepted, they are charlatans! On complaint, I was told they don’t do refunds. So BE CAREFUL!
Price and guarantee
Pure Cambogia Slim is available in 3 different packs.
- The beginner pack, to lose 3kg. 1 month’s treatment at a price of 44,99€
- The pro pack, to lose 15kg. 5-month course of treatment priced at €22.99 per bottle, i.e. 114,95€
- The weight-loss pack, to lose 9kg. 3-month treatment at €25.99 per bottle, i.e. 129,95€
Delivery is free, but beware!
During the order process, you’ll see that a box is automatically ticked: the Premium membership at 9.95€/month.
This membership gives you free delivery on the order you place on the day you join (you already had it anyway), 40% off your next purchases, plus free samples (let’s say 9.95€/month!) of new products.
Please beware of these hidden clauses, as they may cost you a monthly fee, which will be deducted from your account without your consent.
Despite a logo declaring “100% satisfaction guaranteed” on the site, we couldn’t find a money-back guarantee in the terms and conditions.
Our opinion on Pure Cambogia Slim
Just as we rejected Purelife Cleanse pills, we also rejected Pure Cambogia Slim following our investigation.
Biotrim Labs is not sufficiently reliable for us to recommend any of its products, regardless of their effectiveness.
Furthermore, we are against abusive and repetitive sampling, and we condemn hidden clauses or clauses written in small print, which serve to mislead the consumer’s vigilance.