Slim-King

slim-king capsules

Slim-King is an imported non-prescription diet pill that is extremely popular on international trade websites. It is one of those industry anomalies in which consumers seem to be buying by the thousand regardless of the fact that it is not subject to any specific country’s regulations and that it could easily be a scam because there is no way to check into it. 

Is Slim-King a Scam?

The issue with Slim-King capsules isn’t the original manufacturer, but the fact that other companies license it so that they can take the manufactured product and add their own label, selling it as their own formulation.

Due to this practice, there is no way to know for certain that the ingredients that are claimed on the label are actually the ones that were added by the manufacturer. Nor is there any way to check whether or not the manufacturer is honest about the ingredients list that it has provided to the licensing company.

Only lab testing could verify the contents of any specific bottle of this product. As the vast majority of consumers do not have that type of facility available to them, it means that taking this pill can involve a notable health and safety risk. 

The Typical List of Ingredients

Slim-King can be purchased from a number of different companies selling on trade sites such as Alibaba and TradeKey. The label typically lists the following ingredients, though they are not verifiable:

  • Xianxian cao,
  • Job’s tears,
  • Artemisia dracunculus,
  • Psyllium husk,
  • Bamboo shoot,
  • Lotus leaf

The main ingredient in the Slim-King capsules formulation – assuming that the ingredients list is accurate – is xianxian cao, about which little is known.

The product’s descriptions claim that it helps to detoxify the body and promote circulation. This suggests that it may act as a diuretic or a laxative. In other words, it makes you go to the bathroom more frequently. However, without additional information it should be assumed that the nature of this ingredient – affecting the circulation and digestive function – could potentially be dangerous to dieters with certain common medical conditions, taking certain over the counter pills and supplements, or taking prescription drugs.

Lotus leaf and Job’s tears are both considered to be safe ingredients. They are commonly found in traditional Chinese Medicine. However, while they are considered helpful in a number of health remedies, they have not been connected with any weight loss benefits.

Artemisia dracunculus is just the Latin name for the tarragon plant. Tarragon is a common cooking herb. Psyllium husk is a form of fiber that acts as a bulk-forming laxative. It is often found in over the counter fiber-based laxatives to help to overcome issues with constipation. 

The Bottom Line About this Product

Overall, this Slim-King review finds the product lacking in ingredients that have had any proven ability to help one lose weight. The laxative effect of some of the ingredients will promote some temporary weight loss, but definitely not the kind that is desirable. The reason is the weight that will be lost is water, which will inevitably return. Moreover, taking laxatives and diuretics must be done with care as they can cause dehydration if not enough water is consumed.

People really wanting to try weight loss pills that work would be best to avoid this one and keep looking. However, if you are determined to try Slim-King for yourself, speak with your doctor first.

**Slim-King is no longer available. This may be because it is no longer imported to the USA, because the manufacturer has stopped selling the product or has rebranded it under a new name and formula.

 

Teami Blends 30 Day Detox

Teami Blends 30 Day Detox reviewTeami Blends 30 Day Detox is a nonprescription product that claims to provide users with a cleansing tea. It is designed to be used alongside a regular healthy lifestyle that includes nutritious eating and daily exercise. The goal is to eliminate built-up toxins from the body so it will be able to lose weight more efficiently.

This a very common claim in the nonprescription weight loss industry. There are hundreds of products currently on the market promising to detoxify or cleanse the body of unwanted toxins. In fact, it has become quite the fad in many dieting circles. Unfortunately, many of these products aren’t nearly as good as they promise. In fact, some are so hard on the body that any benefit they provide could be negated by the stress they cause to the various body systems and organs. It isn’t uncommon for doctors to direct their patients not to use these products.

To understand whether or not Teami Blends 30 Day Detox falls into the helpful or harmful category, it’s a good idea to look into the ingredients and consider its usage directions. The claim for this particular product is that both detoxification and weight loss will happen at the same time. It says this will occur because the toxins that are removed from the body cause bloating and slow the weight loss process down. Once they are removed, weight loss can begin at an improved rate.

Every package of this product represents a one month supply of the tea bags if used according to the package directions. This means that there are thirty TeaMi Skinny Tea bags as ell a fifteen TeaMi Colon Cleanse Tea bags. The directions recommend using the TeaMi Skinny Tea every day and the TeaMi Colon Cleanse Tea every other day. This will allegedly improve your complexion, decrease bloating, eliminate toxins from the body as a whole as well as from the internal organs, decrease muscle tightness and spasms, boost energy levels, increase the metabolic rate, begin fat burning, shrink bloating and fix problems with digestion. Those are some rather large claims considering this is a natural tea product.

At the time this review was written, the ingredients within these products were:

• The TeaMi Skinny Tea

Oolong, Yerba Mate, Lime leaf Extract, Lotus leaf, Ginger Root, Dandelion leaf and Rhubarb Root. This makes it a combination of stimulants as well as a couple of diuretics on top of ginger to help calm digestive upset. The ginger would be important not because of existing digestive issues but instead to counteract the possible digestive discomfort side effects the rest of the formula could cause.

• The TeaMi Colon Cleanse Tea

Senna Leaf & Root, Hawthorn Berry Extract, Lotus Leaf, Lime Leaf & Extract, Psyllium Husk Seed, Phaseolus Calcaratus Seed, Rhubarb Root, Poria Cocos Stem Bark and Valerian Root. Those substances are known diuretics, laxatives and even a mild natural sedative, likely to relax the muscles of the body from the discomforts the other ingredients would cause.

It is very important to consult a doctor before using this product. It is quite unlikely that a doctor would recommend its use.