Hum Skinny Bird

Hum Skinny Bird ReviewHUM Skinny Bird is a dietary supplement for weight management. According to the official HUM Nutrition website, this nonprescription diet pill is an “all natural weight loss program.” It supposedly reduces stress eating, boosts metabolism and curbs appetite.

When this HUM Skinny Bird review was created, the ingredients within the vegan capsules included: Chromium, Caralluma Fimbriata Extract, 5-HTP, Green Tea Extract.

The suggested dose is to take 1 capsule up to 3 times per day, ideally 30 minutes before eating.

According to HUM Nutrition, each of the ingredients offers a benefit. For instance, Caralluma Fimbriata helps to curb appetite. Chromium helps to support healthy blood sugar levels, Green Tea boosts metabolism, and 5-HTP helps to reduce stress eating.

More specifically, the manufacturer seems to have a lot to say about 5-HTP, claiming that when used as a supplement, it enhances the production of serotonin. This naturally occurring chemical in the hypothalamus is believed to be involved in the regulation of food intake, encouraging within-meal satiation, and improving post-meal satiety.

Some science suggests that taking 300 mg of 5-HTP orally, 3 times per day, 30 minutes prior to meals for 2 to 12 weeks, can improve early satiety and reduces daily caloric intake in obese women.

HUM Nutrition lists other science in regard to the rest of its ingredients as well, which is commendable. However, when looking at the research that the company has cited, it reveals that the studies associated with it are very small and mainly preliminary. In other words, more scientific research is required before it can be truly determined how each of these ingredients could be beneficial for weight loss (if at all) and what effect (good or bad) they have on the body.

Moreover, while HUM Nutrition mentioned a 5-HTP study that found results when 300 mg of 5-HTP was used 3 times a day (a total of 900 mg), it should be noted that there is only 100 mg of 5-HTP per serving in HUM Skinny Bird. This means the maximum daily 3 capsule dose will provide only a total of 300 mg, which is far less than what was used in the study that reported benefits.

Essentially, while there are some good points about this product, such as it having minimal caffeine (green tea) and only a few scientifically studied ingredients within its formula, there is no solid proof that the ingredients are effective weight management aids on their own or combined in the HUM Skinny Bird formula.

Moon Burn

Moon Burn ReviewMoon Burn is a nighttime fat burner from BeLive. According to the official website, Moon Burn is “the first ever nighttime garcinia cambogia weight loss product.” BeLive claims that this dietary supplement’s non-stimulant formula will provide improved sleep, appetite suppression and boosted metabolism all night long. In addition to promoting a more restful sleep, it also works to limit snacking and unwanted calories.

Moon Burn Formula

When this review of Moon Burn was written, the ingredients in the formula included: Vitamin B6, Magnesium, Zinc, Chromium, Garcinia Cambogia, Green Tea Leaf, White Kidney Bean, L-Theanine, CLA Oil Powder, Raspberry Ketone, 5-HTP, Melatonin, BioPerine.

The different ingredients used in the formulation were carefully selected for their specific potential benefits. According to some research, these benefits include:

Garcinia cambogia – may help to suppress appetite, block fat storage, as well as improve focus and mood.

Green tea – a powerful antioxidant that may hinder enzymes in the body to slow the breakdown of sugar, which can help promote fat loss.

White kidney bean – considered to be a carb and fat blocker and is also high in fiber. It is believed it may help to prevent unhealthy carbs from converting into fat.

CLA – conjugated linoleic acid (CLA) may help to boost metabolic rate and effectively burn off body fat mass.

L-Theanine – an amino acid that may help to assist with anti-anxiety and relaxation.

Melatonin – often used for helping with sleep cycles and may help to naturally encourage a better night’s sleep.

While all these benefits sound promising, Moon Burn isn’t likely to help you lose more weight. The reason is that in order to burn fat, you need to be active, which is the exact opposite of sleeping. With the exception of melatonin and L-Theanine, which were essentially included in this product to provide relaxation and sleep aid benefits, the other ingredients are not going to help you burn any more calories than you naturally would while sleeping.

Does it Work?

While this product isn’t likely to harm your weight loss efforts, it’s not likely to do much in terms of giving them a boost, either. This is especially true since none of these ingredients, including garcinia cambogia, have ever been scientifically proven effective for weight loss.

Before Taking Moon Burn

The suggested dose is to take 2 capsules before bedtime once a day. That said, prior to taking Moon Burn, it would be in your best interest to first run your intentions by you healthcare provider, particularly if you are pregnant, nursing, have a medical condition or are currently taking medication or other dietary supplements.