SlimShots™ Liquid Appetite Controller appears to be discontinued.
SlimShots™, served up in a container that resembles a disposable single serving of coffee cream, is a palm and oat oil blend that is claimed to increase satiety and suppress appetite. According to the retailers, you’ll feel full and eat less… all without that annoying “jittery” feeling.
Taking the product appears simple enough; for the first week, 2 “shots” per day are required: one at breakfast, and one at lunch. From then on, a single morning dose is all that is recommended.
Retailers claim SlimShots™ are clinically proven to work from the very first day.
So… do they?
I assume you’re sitting down, so I’ll go ahead and say it…
Yes, there is some real, “honest-to-goodness” clinical evidence that indicates that this palm and oat blend is useful for appetite suppression and satiety—just as claimed (see Int J Obes Relat Metab Disord. 2001 Oct;25(10):1487-96, Int J Obes Relat Metab Disord. 2000 Nov;24(11):1419-25, Eur J Clin Nutr. 2002 Apr;56(4):368-77, International Journal of Obesity (2007) 31, 942–949).
Of course, none of the SlimShots™ web sites I reviewed happen to draw your attention to the one study (see Eur J Clin Nutr. 2006 Sep;60(9):1081-91) that contradicts this positive data. It states…
“In contrast to earlier studies, there was no evidence of a short- or medium-term effect of the Olibra emulsion on food intake or appetite.”
Still, credit must be given where credit is due, and to date, the majority of the study data has been positive. That being said, we’re still faced with a couple of problems…
First, the clinical studies were not performed on the SlimShots™ formula—as you probably already noticed—but on a product called “Olibra.”
Does the SlimShots™ formula contain the same concentration of palm and oat oil as Olibra?
It certainly would make sense for it to do so, but I can’t confirm this for sure.
Second, the palm and oat oil blend only appears to help increase satiety and reduce appetite. Depending on how many calories you consume, this may help you lose weight.
However, for some individuals, even you managed to attain the advertised “20-30% decrease” in caloric intake, it may not result in the caloric deficit required for weight loss.
Third, SlimShots™ are a bit on the pricey side.
If this product was $20, it would be worth giving them a “shot” (pardon the pun) just to see how helpful they are. At the retail price of $40, I’m not sure I’d be that interested—especially when a low cost fiber supplement like glucomannan (which can be purchased online for less than $10) will reduce your appetite, increase satiety, and—as demonstrated by several clinical studies—help you lose weight (click here for the glucomannan review).
Lastly, customer feedback on SlimShots isn’t exactly great. Although user reviews and testimonials on SlimShots are anecdotal, most people found they didn’t do anything for suppressing their appetite.
SlimShots™ may work as an appetite suppressant—and the “may” is highly stressed here—but frankly, there are more cost effective ways to accomplish the same thing.