Accelis Fat Burner Review — Does Accelis Work?

Accelis Fat Burner Review — Does Accelis Work?

Accelis claims to be “a revolutionary stimulant-free weight-loss supplement that can help you lose an average of 10.65 pounds fast.”

The retailers even claim to have a clinical study backing up their claims. However, although they are quick to trumpet the positive outcome of this study, they don’t actually tell us which journal this study was published in… unless it wasn’t in any, of course. While I did find some interesting (and promising) research on the main ingredient, I didn’t find anything as revolutionary as they are claiming.

Anyhow, let’s take a look at the main ingredients in the Accelis fat burner…

Sidebar: All ingredients are part of a proprietary blend providing a mere 30 mg of active ingredients. With the low dosages present in such a blend, I’m doubtful there’s enough of anything in this formula to exhibit any effect.

1. Lagerstroemia speciosa l. extract (also known as Banaba): Traditionally, Banaba was used as a natural cure for diabetes in the Philippines. To date, several credible studies validate Banaba’s ability to lower blood glucose levels, therefore providing some benefit to those with non-insulin dependent diabetes, as well as overweight or obese individuals. (Diabetes Res Clin Pract. 2006 Aug;73(2):174-7. Epub 2006 Mar 23 , J Ethnopharmacol. 2003 Jul;87(1):115-7 , J Nutr. 2001 Sep;131(9):2242-7)

There’s also some early preliminary evidence to suggest another chemical component of Banaba (called valoneaic acid dilactone) may be a potent alpha-amylase inhibitor (Yakugaku Zasshi. 2003 Jul;123(7):599-605.) Amylase is the enzyme required for the proper break-down of carbohydrates into glucose. If Banaba were indeed an effective amylase inhibitor, it would also give it “carb blocking” properties as well.

Another study (J Nutr Sci Vitaminol (Tokyo) 1999;45;791-5) shows that banaba suppresses weight gain in genetically diabetic obese mice. However, there is no data validating this effect in non-diabetic animals or humans.

2. Caffeine-free teas: green tea and other teas rich in EGCG are generally good ingredients in any fat burner (I discuss green tea in detail here).

However, while it’s nice to see a fat burner that is not jam-packed with caffeine, caffeine is a thermogenic, and does play a role in the effectiveness of green tea as a fat burner. In other words, decaffeinated teas won’t offer the full fat burning benefits of those that remain caffeinated.

3. Chamomile extract: a mild sedative, a full review of chamomile is available here!

4. Passionflower extract: useful as a sedative, a full review of passionflower is available here!

5. Soy phospholipids: A familiar name for “soy phospholipids” is “lecithin.” This common food additive has been touted for years as weight loss aid, despite zero scientific support.

Bottom line?

I’m a fan of green tea, and I do think corosolic acid is a promising supplement. However, any data indicating effectiveness is very preliminary — new, peer-reviewed clinical research needs to be performed to validate most supplement company’s claims in regard to this ingredient.

Certainly the US Federal Trade Commission thinks so. In 2010, the manufacturer of Accelis, Iovate Health Sciences was fined 5.5 million for deceptive claims concerning its product (as well as 4 other products).

I also feel that with a mere 30 mg of active ingredients per serving, there’s unlikely to be much of an effect with the Accelis fat burner. However, maybe some of you who have used Accelis can set me straight — if you have used this product, please let me know what you think…

Author: Paul

Paul Crane is the founder of UltimateFatBurner.com. His passions include supplements, working out, motorcycles, guitars... and of course, his German Shepherd dogs.

33 Comments

  1. So, I did two 8 week experiments with this product to see if it really does anything and I have to say that I was highly impressed with my results.

    For the first trial, without the product, I did my regular exercise and reduced calorie diet with plenty of water and low sugar intake, writing down everything to make sure that I could duplicate this the next time around.

    After the first 4 weeks I ended up losing almost 8 pounds. I stayed on this routine for the next 4 weeks and lost another 4 pounds.

    Now, I gave myself about 4 weeks to rest (remember this was an experiment). Then I did the same exercise and diet routine for another 8 weeks but this time added Accelis at nighttime.

    After the full 8 week experiment I ended up losing a total of 19.5 pounds. All in all, I am quite happy with the product.

    No side effects, no hunger despite not really having any kind of appetite suppressant (plenty of water before meals does the trick) So I say give it try and give it time. Nothing happens overnight.

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  2. It makes me feel high at night but I don’t feel hungry throughout the day and I do feel energized.

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  3. Today will be my third day of taking Accelis. No results yet, but I am on medication like Zocor, Paxil, and Alprazalom.

    My Doctor says that none of over the counter diet drugs work. I am 72 years old, had Total knee replacement 7 months ago. But I eat 5 small meals a day, plus I use my exercise bike 1 hour a day.

    I have 50 lbs to lose but waiting 12 or more weeks is too long. I heard one company said no coffee at all, and another said coffee is okay since I am a coffee drinker. I don’t know who to believe. If I can lose 2 lbs a week I would be happy.

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  4. I had used Accelis before and lost nearly 30lbs. Then I was unable to afford them for a while and I wanted to try and lose weight on my own.

    When I started having a hard time again I decided to try some new products. I guess I was going through the phase I think everyone wanting to lose weight goes through… I wanted a quick fix.

    As a result I spent nearly $250 trying other products….with no weight loss at all let alone the quick fix I was looking for. I decided to go back to Accelis.

    I have always had weight issues and I kept being told that slowly, only 1 or 2 pounds a week was the only way to keep it off. The great thing about Accelis is I did lose weight, but slowly.

    I found that all Accelis really did was help me lose at least 2 pounds a week. Which is slow and safe. And even though I took about 8 months away from it I never gained any weight back, other than about 5 pounds from all those horribly delicious christmas treats.

    I definitely recommend giving Accelis a try. It’s cheaper than most diet supplements, you only have to take it once a day right before bed, and it helps you lose weight at a rate that’s safe and healthy.

    I found that as long as you follow the directions you lost weight. I drank the recommended 10-12 glasses of water a day, and exercised 3-4 times a week for 30 minutes. And I only kind of watched what I ate. It’s a great product in my opinion and I look forward to it helping me lose those last 20 lbs.

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  5. I have only taken one Accelis pill and it will be my last. I have had heart palpitations all day long and it is really scary. I only had 5 lbs to lose and I am young so I don’t know why it is affecting me like this. I think it might have lowered my blood pressure too low because when I took it was 106/65. My chest is hurting and my heart is pumping and I feel short of breath. I wonder what is going on? I have never felt this before and I have to attribute it to the Accelis.

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  6. I just bought a bottle of Accelis. I work out by strength training with my Boflex 3-4 times per week as well as walking 1 mile at the very least 3 times per week.

    I have lost over 70 pounds in the past 3 years just with watching what I eat and working out.

    I’m so curious to see what adding Accelis will do. All the reviews go one way or the other. I did take it last night and got a headache and woke up with it this morning.

    Now I read others had headaches with this. So we will see. I will update so other curious dieters will get the info.

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  7. I have been on Accelis for over 1 week now and the scale has not budged. During this 1 week, I’ve not worked out at the gym as I usually do (3 times per week).

    I don’t think Accelis works and I wasted my money purchasing it.

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  8. I have been taking Accelis for about 2 weeks now and I have seen great improvement in my body.

    When I first started taking the product I weighed in at 241. I have lost 6 lbs and I feel great. I feel more energized and I have less gravings for food.

    But since I started on Accelis, I have been getting less sleep. But I don’t feel tired. I love the fact that you only have to take it once a day, very easy to remember.

    As long as you follow the directions and maintan a healthy lifestyle, I beleive that is works. I will continue Accelis, and thank you…

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  9. What I like the most about Accelis is the small daily dose being only two capsules, in comparison to other brands instructions to take a dose up to three times a day.

    That is a lot of “pills”. I take my prescribed medications before going to bed at night, so taking Accelis at that time, should be quite convenient for me.

    I am working out at a gym daily, and trying to reduce my caloric intake, so with the assistance of Accelis, I hope to see some good results. I have only taken Accelis for two days, so I’ve noticed nothing yet.

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  10. I just started Accelis, it’s been 3 days and I am energized. I also feel good about myself. Thanks Accelis!

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  11. I have used Accelis for about 3 weeks and have seen a nice change in my stamina. It seems to help with my appetite as well. I would recommend it. With the low mg, it can’t hurt to try.

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  12. While I am only 32, I am also a heart patient having gone through a Thoracic Aortic Aneurysm repair, Pericardial Effusion, Stroke, and MRSA (internal staff infection) all of which could have (and almost did) take my life. I have had a history of heart palpitations and problems with circulation, anxiety, and obesity as a result of these conditions. I am very susceptible to anything with stimulants and am also prone to fatigue.

    I am using Accelis for the second time. (I had stopped taking it after using it once before; only because I couldn’t find it for a while.) I MUST say that I have never taken something that actually works… though I have tried many times before (as most of us here have.) This is absolutely the first product whereas I did not have ANY side effect or problems with palpitations.

    In fact… (as I normally have palpitations and skipped beats) they have been reduced since I started taking Accelis. In addition, I just feel better, less tired and less jittery.

    In the past I have also had a history of not being able to get to sleep and stay asleep at night.

    Since taking Accelis, I have had no problems with this… and I have GOOD energy during the day; as opposed to BAD (jittery and nervous) energy. And of course… the weight loss. I lost 25 lbs. the first month… as I have said before, I had stopped taking it and then restarted.

    Unfortunately this was over the holidays and I gained back half of what I had lost (although it may or may not have had anything to do with stopping the Accelis.)

    However, I did recently start back (about a week ago) and have already lost 5 lbs. of that which I had gained back… so that has to say something… at least for me and my situation.

    I plan on continuing Accelis for benefits other than weight loss alone… but it is honestly the first and only thing I have ever used that also seems to have helped weight loss… PLUS with the additional benefits of ingredients that are just GOOD for you to begin with and the fact that you can find it cheaply at most Wal-Marts or Walgreens’… I find it a no-brainer.

    P.S. For the guy who noted he had heart palpitations as a result of taking it. I highly doubt it had anything to do with Accelis as I definitely am predisposed to those symptoms and I didn’t have them.

    I recommend you get checked for hidden conditions (as I had) such as aortic aneurysm or even an anxiety disorder (which, trust me, can definitely cause the symptoms you had.)

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  13. I tried Accelis about 2 years ago. The first week I lost 3 pounds, the next I lost 2 pounds and then some water got in the bottle and the rest of the pills were ruined! After that I kind of forgot about them.

    I began trying all of the different fad diets along with my regular excrsize and nothing helped. Any weight I lost came right back — with interest, partly because of my sweet tooth!

    Then just recently I remembered that the Accelis I had taken before really helped with my sugar cravings.

    So i went out and got a bottle, I was already deep in a daily workout so it’s not like I was looking for a quick fix, I just needed a little positive feed back from my body

    I have taken it for a week and i have already lost 2 pounds and best of all my crazy harsh sugar cravings have been reduced dramatically!

    It works if you work it — eat right and exersize. Accelis has worked in the past and is working in my present — I like it and it works for me!

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  14. I have tried Accelis for 4 months and with healthy eating but no exercise. I have lost a total of 36 lbs!

    I was not able to find it in stores for about 5 weeks and was afraid that I would put weight back on. I didn’t. Not one pound.

    I started in a tight size 16 and now I am a size 8. I found the product again on yesterday and I am looking to get down to a size 6 just in time for spring/summer. This time I will incorporate exercise into my program.

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  15. I have lost 37 pounds since October just by watching what I eat. I also exercise 1 1/2 hours, 3 times weekly.

    Two weeks ago, when I hit a plateau, I tried Accelis. I have not lost any weight on this product. However, within days my blood pressure went up from 125/75 to 178/88.

    I experienced chest pains, shortness of breath and was then admitted to hospital. All tests showed that I did not have a heart attack and I came back fine. However, they have no explanation for my symptoms other than the introduction of Accelis.

    Needless to say, I threw them all out! I`m still not done with all of this as I`m facing more medical test in the next week.

    Don`t take any shortcuts, lose your weight the right way… dieting & exercise. If you hit a plateau, be patient.

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  16. I tried Accelis for 40 days. It did absolutely nothing for me. I was taking it along with a low fat low calorie diet and got no results. I walked 30 minutes a day, and got no results.

    I will not be one to say don’t waste your money, it may have just not worked for me.

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  17. I have only been using Accelis for 1 week and although I have lost a few inches, I have been mostly impressed by the fact that it lowers blood sugar readings.

    I have diabetes and usually my sugars are very high, like 300 or more in the morning, but now I have had sugar readings as low as 126. Now, for me that’s good. So I will continue to use Accelis too look and feel great each day.

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  18. I work out everyday for about 30 min and also watch what i eat, and just happened to buy Accelis over the counter, not knowing how it really works.

    I took it for 4 days, drank lots of water, woke with “crampy” stomach everyday but on the 5th night. Just after taking it as I was getting ready to sleep, my heart started pounding so loud, I was getting dizzy, short of breath, my stomach was upset, I almost passed out. I never felt way ever as I have been healthy all my life.

    Don’t know if its the medicine but I have stopped taking it for sure. Not worked for me.

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  19. I have just completed one box of Accelis and had some results – only 3lbs (ompared to some that is not much at all).

    The package recommends an 8 week program stating you will lose approximately 10.65 lbs with exercise and diet. I will see if I will lose close to what they are proposing…

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  20. I purchased Accelis two weeks ago and have lost 5 lbs. I only take one pill before bed, not two.

    I try to fit some kind of activity in each day. One day the gym, and one day a bike ride. I walked for an hour one day and danced and house cleaned on 2 days and walked the dog today.

    I watch what I eat but I don’t deprive myself. I had a 2 slices of pizza when I was craving pizza. I did not over eat. Last week I had a big extra from McDonalds with no cheese, no bacon and as much as it was hard to say no.

    Next week, I will have the fries. I eat fruits an vegetables and if I want something sweet I have a bowl of Special K anytime of the day with half banana and honey on top.

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  21. I bought one box because it was on sale. I didn’t lose a ton of weight but I did lose a lot of inches. Watched what I ate and walked every night. Accelis gave me the energy I needed for wanting to walk and it wasn’t hard for me to watch my intake because I wasn’t hungry all the time! I liked it and I am trying to find a store that has it in stock right now!

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  22. i have been taking this product for 2 weeks now and I have been working out 3 days a week, more if I have time. I have lost 8 pounds!

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  23. I’m ecstatic. Over the last year I’ve put on some pounds. I am usually in shape and slim but since menopause and a nasty sinus infection; I packed it on.

    I made some flaky efforts to start loosing but my cravings were out of this world for wheat products and dairy. I couldn’t curb them spite my efforts to find willpower.

    I started Accelis six days ago along with a weight loss patch called Trim 24 Seven. Brilliant!

    I have dropped in those six days a whopping 6.8 pounds.

    I like the Accelis because you take it at night so no remembering and fussing with other diet supplements; taking pills 1/2 hour before each meal time. They are a non stimulant so no jitters and feeling rattled.

    I’ve been walking a little over 5 kilometers (3+ miles) per day and reduced my eating substantially.

    I have small balanced meals throughout the day to keep the metabolism going. Most important to drink plenty of water and my hunger and cravings after three days are gone… kaput.

    I now have hope of returning to me previous svelte self!

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  24. I have been taking Accelis for almost a month now and I must say it has helped me with my dieting.

    I have started watching what and when I eat, and with a few minutes of exercise before work and before bedtime I have gone from a pants size of 11 to 9. I don’t know the exact amount of pounds I have lost, but I’ll say that things I couldn’t fit in and button up last month are now sliding on with no hesitation.

    With all that being said I think I will keep taking Accelis and see how low I can go.

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  25. I took Accelis in 2006 and I lost about 10 lbs in 2.5 month and I never had any symptoms. I just started taking it again last week, am very excited.

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  26. I have been using Accelis for the last 3 weeks.

    I was interested in trying it because of how it claimed to work on keeping a level blood sugar. I have unstable blood sugar and have to eat every few hours. The other problem I had was sleeping, regardless what I ate before bed, once a few hours went by I woke because of low sugar.

    I have about 10 lbs that I would love to lose. I was also very attracted to the price – $19.99 (Wal-mart) for a 20 day supply. I also liked the fact that I only had to take 2 pills before bed.

    I also do not take many pills of any kind and I am very sensitive to products that keep me awake. So I decided to give it a try.

    I am really pleased so far and went out yesterday to buy another bottle. I can honestly say that I started sleeping all night right off, from the first night. No rolling around and tossing about anymore, I hardly move in the bed.

    Second, whether from a good night’s sleep or the product, I have lots of energy throughout the day and I have felt great the last 3 weeks.

    Now it does not show on the scales, but I do feel and look thinner. All my clothes are fitting a bit better.

    I have always exercised a fair amount. At least two to three hours a day, most days. Which includes swimming and walking.

    So, my over all opinion of this product is: without dieting or restricting my eating in anyway, without adding any more exercise then i have done for at least 10 years, I feel and look better and will continue.

    Yes, I would recommend this product and have done so already with my daughter who is having positive results also.

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  27. Great Product. I took Accelis for at least 4 months. It was working on me and I felt so much more rested in the mornings too.

    I was not trying to lose more than 15 pounds. Lost at least 10, but I did incorporate exercise and food monitoring (avoid white flour, white rice and sugar).

    Then panic struck – I couldn’t find the product anywhere, so I had to stop taking it for 2-3 weeks.

    Don’t like online ordering, but after a month without taking it, I gave in to ordering through the web.

    My fiancee has a sleep disorder which makes him gorge food in the middle of the night. I got him to try Accelis too, and he is having fewer episodes and night hunger more controlled.

    Hope he can lose some weight now. Will get him to report on the comment line in a few more weeks.

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  28. I bought Accelis awhile back and have not been able to find it again!
    I thought it was working great for me. I was taking it at night right before bed, slept great, and I lost some weight during the period that I was taking it. I do not remember exactly how much any more (it’s been AWHILE!), but I am hoping to find it again so I can start taking it.

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  29. I do not exercise, I eat right (except lunch) and I drink lots of water. I have been using Accelis for about a week. I weighed 210 and now I weigh 204, that’s great news! I feel bad for people that did not see results, for some people it’s different. Accelis is a great product!

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  30. I have tried a lot of diet pills, diets, etc with nothing helping. I tried Accelis, granted it took 2 months to work, but I lost 30 lbs.

    I loved the fact that I only had to take 2 pills at bed time, and didn’t get the jitters.

    I have wanted to start taking it again, but Walmart doesn’t carry it anymore. Started buying at Shoppers Drug Mart, but now they also aren’t carrying it. I am at a loss as to where I can find it in Edmonton, Alberta, Canada.

    Editor’s comments: Jenny, the core ingredient in Accelis is something called banaba, which lowers blood sugar. You may not be able to find Accelis, but there are other products that contain it. Click here to read more about banaba!

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  31. I loved Accelis. It was a miracle drug for me. I lost 20 lbs and had the most amazing things happpen. I cut down on my smoking, started eating smaller meals through out the day, cut down on my pop intake, could barely stand junk food and had the most amazng energy. Unfortunately before i started taking Accelis I had sprained my ankle. I eventually went to the hospital and was told cuz of my weight I needed to stay off my feet for 8 weeks. Like the product said it worked with exercising so I ended up depressed that I couldn’t work out and fell back into my old eating habits which caused me to gain weight. Now the product is off the market and I’m sad. I’m trying to start a write in campaign to see if we can get it back.

    Terry Begley
    Iovate Health Sciences, Inc.
    381 North Service Road, West
    Oakville, Ontario Canada L6M 0H4

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  32. How can I purchase Accelis ?

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