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.