CHEATmeals is an OTC diet pill that is marketed as a fat and carbohydrate blocker. Its purpose is to help support healthy weight management, blood sugar, lipid levels and digestion. It contains multiple ingredients that are believed to help block carbohydrates, prevent the body from absorbing fat, aid in the feeling of fullness and help to regulate blood sugar levels.
Kilo Trim is a nonprescription weight loss pill that is manufactured by New Nordic Health, a company based in Sweden. This is a company that has a good reputation as a leading health brand in the Scandinavian region.
The Kilo Trim Formula Has Two Active Ingredients
Each of the Kilo Trim tablets contains only two ingredients. They are:
- Glucomannan powder
- Chili fruit extract (capsaicin)
These two ingredients are extremely common in over the counter diet pills and one of them is known to contribute to weight loss in an indirect but quite helpful way.
The claims about this product are that it acts as a fat burner and an appetite suppressant and that these benefits can help to make it easier for a dieter to be able to lose weight. The appetite suppression is based on claims that glucomannan powder will be able to expand in the stomach to the point that it will trick the body into thinking that it is more full than it actually is.
Unfortunately, due to the quantity of this ingredient that has been used in Kilo Trim, it is unlikely that the appetite suppression will be significant. That said, one positive thing about its directions is that it clearly states that two 8-ounce glasses of water should be consumed along with each tablet (three of which are to be taken in a day).
The reason why this is positive is that many products containing this ingredient don’t recommend enough water to encourage the powder to fully swell to its largest gel form. In this case, it does. The extra water could also help to act as a temporary appetite suppressant.
Beyond Controlling Hunger, Another Supposed Benefit is Thermogenic Fat Burning
The second ingredient contains capsaicin, which is the substance that makes chili peppers spicy. It is known to work as a thermogenic agent by increasing the body temperature so that more calories from consumed food are being burned off as heat. This means that the dieter will be able to potentially burn off a larger number of calories than would be possible with diet and exercise, alone. Moreover, when combined with cardio exercise, it can increase fat burning even further.
Fortunately, a large amount of water is taken with this pill as dehydration can be a risk with a thermogenic response. It is important for users to pay close attention to their hydration levels and to drink plenty of fluids throughout the day.
Though it is unlikely that Kilo Trim will have an overwhelmingly powerful impact on weight loss, it does have the potential to be helpful and to take the “edge” off of some of the downsides of dieting, which could make it easier for some dieters.
Kilo Trim Update – February 2020
There were actually several different versions of the Kilo Trim product produced by New Nordic Health. That being said, most seem to discontinued or are at least no longer for sale in the US, including the product reviewed above. Examples of some of the different versions of this product included:
- Kilo Trim: Lose Weight Natural – Chili and Glucomannan
- Kilo Trim: Weight Loss Healthy Blood Glucose Levels – Konjac Glucomannan and Saffron with chromium picolinate
- Kilo Trim: Contributes to Weight Management – Glucomannan and Betula Pendula Roth
The product discussed in the above Kilo Trim review is the version of this diet pill that includes chili (capsaicin) and glucomannan. That being said, you will notice that although each product differs slightly, they all have one ingredient in common: glucomannan.
Can Glucomannan Aid with Weight Loss?
Also known as konjac root, glucomannan is often touted in the OTC weight loss industry as being a powerful hunger controller or appetite suppressant. The common theory is that this natural water-soluble dietary fiber has the exceptional ability to absorb water. When it does, it transforms the fiber into a gel-like substance that takes up space in your stomach to promote a feeling of fullness, making it easier to eat less at meal time. It also can delay stomach emptying to increase satiety, is low in calories and lowers the absorption of fat and protein.
That said, the efficacy of glucomannan in regard to weight loss is inconclusive. Some research has found that it has the potential to be beneficial while other studies say that while these supplements are well tolerated, they have no effect on weight loss and further study is needed.
Ultimately, while Kilo Trim may not be available anymore, if you are considering taking a diet pill that contains glucomannan, remember that even if this ingredient should have an effect on your appetite, there is not guarantee that taking it will aid in or result in weight loss.
RevBurn is a fat burning supplement and thermogenic developed by Rev Labs. It has been formulated to increase energy and endurance, provide appetite suppression and control and support metabolic optimization.
Stimulants Are a Part of the Formula
One of the first aspects about this dietary supplement that you should know before you decide to purchase and try it is that RevBurn does contain more than one stimulant. Most notably it contains caffeine, phenylethylamine HCl and kola nut.
On the plus side, stimulants like caffeine are known to have an effect on the central nervous system. It is commonly believed that caffeine’s ability to elevate mood and metabolism could have a positive effect on individuals who are seeking to burn fat for weight loss.
For instance, one study suggests that when caffeine is ingested prior to aerobic exercise it can increase fat loss.
On the downside, there is no guarantee that ingesting caffeine, either via RevBurn or through other drinks or foods, will result in fat loss that will lead to measurable and long-term weight loss. Additionally, caffeine and other stimulants can cause unwanted side effects, such as:
- Rapid heartbeat
- Sleep disturbances
When this RevBurn review was written, the ingredients in the formula included three blends as follows:
Energy and Focus Blend
- Phenylethylamine HCl
- Green Tea
- Raspberry Ketones
- Yohimbe Bark
- Kola Nut
The suggested dosage is to take 1 capsule in the morning with 8-12 fluid ounces of water and to take 1 capsule in the afternoon or prior to your workout. Users should not have more than 2 capsules within a 24-hour period. Additionally, to decrease the potential risk of unwanted side effects, such as sleep disturbances, avoid taking these pills too late in the afternoon or the evening.
What Else to Consider
The makers of RevBurn say that when it is combined with exercise and a reduced calorie diet, it can help a user reach their weight loss goals as the ingredients within the formula can boost metabolism and fat-burning for up to 8 hours.
There is no clinical proof that this claim is true. Moreover, you should not assume that simply because this is a nonprescription weight loss aid that it is safe to take. If you have an existing medical condition, are taking prescription or over the counter medications or herbal supplements to treat a health issue, or are pregnant or nursing, you should consult with your doctor before taking RevBurn diet pills.