You probably already know garcinia cambogia, this ingredient from Asia with supposedly excellent properties for melting away excess pounds, and which is taking up more and more space on the diet supplement market.
Today we are testing PURE CAMBOGIA SLIM, a supplement which, according to the manufacturer, comes to us from the USA.
Presentation and promises of Pure Cambogia Slim
According to the official website, Pure Cambogia Slim is a supplement with very powerful properties.
Pure Cambogia Slim will:
- Burn your fat fast, with no dieting or exercise necessary;
- Stop fat storage;
- Suppress your appetite;
- Boost your mood and energy by activating serotonin production;
- Accelerate fat burning and make you lose up to 7kg from the first month;
- Make you lose up to 3kg in the first week.
Additionally, Pure Cambogia Slim is said to be formulated in state-of-the-art certified labs, and contains 100% pure garcinia cambogia, and 60% HCA (hydroxycitric acid) for optimal results.
Here we are in the presence of very seductive promises and announcements, which, instead of charming us, on the contrary invite us to be more vigilant.
Our question: Will Pure Cambogia Slim actually deliver what it promises, or will our investigation uncover flaws in the seemingly promising profile of these slimming pills?
The answer in the following…
The manufacturer of Pure Cambogia Slim
Things start badly. We explain to you.
Our research has allowed us to discover that it is the company Biotrim Labs which is at the origin of Pure Cambogia Slim.
This name may mean nothing to you, but to us it means a lot.
Biotrim Labs is a company with a very bad reputation. Sorry to put it like this and make such a blunt and categorical judgement, but that’s the reality.
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).
Delay in product delivery, or even non-delivery, repetitive and unauthorized bank withdrawals, lack of response to complaints received… here are examples of maneuvers practiced by this company.
Despite a recent website with a very serious appearance, the practices remain the same. Moreover, a quick tour of the company’s google + page allows you to view the many testimonials from dissatisfied customers.
Ingredient of Pure Cambogia Slim
According to the manufacturer, Pure Cambogia Slim consists of 100% Garcinia Cambogia.
Hydroxycitric acid (HCA), the main active agent in garcinia, is said to have multiple properties:
- It stimulates the body’s production of serotonin, a hormone that plays an important role in appetite control and in the feeling of satiety;
- It promotes the release and breakdown of stored fat cells;
- It modifies the metabolism of sugars, thanks to a partial inhibitory action.
Garcinia cambogia, besides these aspects relating directly to weight loss, may have other health benefits.
It could indeed participate in the reduction of bad cholesterol levels, fight against oxidative stress (a cause of overweight) and reduce the risk of cardiovascular disease.
Pure Cambogia Slim and science
The Pure Cambogia Slim product has not been the subject of any specific clinical study that would validate its dosage and/or its effectiveness.
Garcinia cambogia, on the other hand, has been the subject of much scientific and clinical research.
Until the moment we write this test, all the studies that have been carried out to evaluate the slimming effect of this fruit have been carried out mainly on animals.
The groups of researchers behind these studies are unanimous and come to the same conclusion, namely that garcinia could indeed have a positive effect on weight control, but that this action remains very moderate, even insignificant, especially if we compare it to that of other active agents of the same category.
It should also be noted that since 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. Peninsula Medical 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, the consumption of garcinia cambogia does not cause any major adverse effects or which calls for vigilance.
However again, given our experience with this company’s products, we cannot say with 100% certainty that Pure Cambogia Slim is side effect free.
At this stage, one thing is certain, using a food supplement is not recommended for pregnant women, breastfeeding women, minors and people subject to a health complication or under specific medical treatment.
Pure Cambogia Slim User Testimonials
To date, all the testimonials collected on Pure Cambogia Slim and Biotrim Labs do not mention the effectiveness of the products, but the bad practices of the manufacturing company.
Here are some of the testimonials we were able to find.
I had reported it earlier, as well as on September 22, 2015, but I never received a response from you. I find that you have debited me 595.00 twice and that without any reason. Why ? We have never ordered from you.
This is theft. The products were not delivered, the money was never returned, don’t be fooled. THIEVES
This is a scam, I paid €9.95 for a “membership” which was never accepted, those are charlatans! Upon complaint, I was told that they don’t do refunds. So BE CAREFUL!
Price and warranty
Pure Cambogia Slim is available in 3 different packs.
- The beginner pack, to lose 3kg. 1 month of treatment at the price of 44,99€
- The pro pack, to lose 15kg. 5 months of treatment at the price of €22.99 per bottle, i.e. 114.95€
- The relief pack, to lose 9kg. 3 months of treatment at the price of €25.99 per bottle, i.e. 129.95€
Shipping is free, but beware!
During the ordering process, you will see that a box is automatically checked: that of Premium membership at €9.95/month.
This membership offers you free delivery for the order of the day of your membership (you already had it anyway), 40% off your next purchases, as well as free samples (say rather at 9.95€/month !) new products.
We invite you to pay attention to these hidden clauses, this may cost you a monthly sum which will be deducted from your account and without your consent.
Despite a logo declaring “100% satisfaction guaranteed” on the site, we did not find a satisfied or refunded guarantee in the general conditions of sale.
Our opinion on Pure Cambogia Slim
Just as we rejected Purelife Cleanse pills, we reject, based on our investigation, Pure Cambogia Slim.
Biotrim Labs is not reliable enough for us to recommend any of its products, regardless of their effectiveness.
On the other hand, we are against abusive and repetitive direct debits and we condemn hidden clauses or clauses written in fine print, which serve to mislead the consumer’s vigilance.
Alternative to Pure Cambogia Slim
If you want to consult another test about an effective and serious slimming solution, I advise you to review the article below:
“PhenQ” is a slimming tablet that combines the positive slimming effects of several dietary supplements to achieve optimal weight loss!
See the analysis and testimonials on PhenQ!
Last update: September 14, 2022.