This review is of the older, ephedra-based Trimspa, which has been discontinued, in large part due to the FDA’s ban on ephedra. If you’d like to read the review of Trimspa’s newest ephedra free fat burner, Trimspa X32, endorsed by the late Anna Nicole Smith, please click here.
If you’re interested in obtaining ephedra safely and legally, check out my review of “The Black Market Report On Ephedrine.”
For your convenience, here is the original Trimspa diet pill review…
If you’re reading this review, I’ve no doubt that you’ve been exposed to the North-American advertising blitz that is currently driving the Trimspa diet pill message to all and sundry. And I’ve no doubt that you’re asking… “does Trimspa work?”
To answer that question, let’s take a look at the primary ingredients in Trimspa…
i. Thermogenic blend: comprised of MaHuang, guarana, cayenne pepper, white willow bark, bitter orange, kola nut and a few other goodies, the success stories of the Trimspa product can, in large part, be attributed to these few ingredients.
MaHuang is standardized for ephedrine, which is a powerful, proven, stimulant-based fat burner (I’ve written several articles about ephedrine, and I do not recommend you supplement with an ephedrine based product until you know a little more about this controversial ingredient (to read my extensive article on ephedrine, click here!).
The guarana, kola nut, and white willow bark provide the herbal equivalents of caffeine and aspirin, which, when combined with ephedrine, completes what bodybuilders call the ECA stack (ephedrine/caffeine/aspirin stack).
It’s this powerful fat burning blend of caffeine, aspirin, and ephedrine that forms the foundation of *any* of the popular fat burners (xenadrine rfa1, hydroxycut, stacker 2) available today.
Make no mistake… this is the *crux* of the Trimspa formulation.
ii. Lipotropic blend: comprised of lechithin, inositol, choline bitartarate, DL-methionine, this series of ingredients is “supposed” to improve the efficiency of the body’s own fat burning ability.
If this was all Trimspa had to offer, you’d be asking for refund. Lipotropic blends have been marketed for years to little or no effect.
iii. Blood sugar regulators: comprised of vanadium, chromium, and gymnema sylvestre, the purpose of these three ingredients is to stabilize blood sugar levels, improve insulin function, and eliminate cravings.
All 3 of these ingredients are indeed helpful for doing just that (chromium is one of my favorite products when it comes to a cheap, effective product for eliminating cravings. I’ve reviewed it here!) These 3 ingredients are a nice addition to this formulation.
iv. Enzyme blend: It never hurts to have a few extra enzymes kicking around. As far as using them to aid weight loss? In his superb Fat Loss Revealed, supplement guru Will Brink indicates he’s never seen anybody lose weight by taking enzymes alone. Good enough for me. This part of the compilation is a dud.
v. Trikatu Blend: comprised of black pepper, ginger, and long pepper, these ingredients have diaphoretic (sweat causing) properties that compliment the fat burning process. Ginger may also stimulate proper digestion by the promoting the secretion of saliva, gastric juices, and bile.
vi. Miscellaneous ingredients: Just to make sure they’ve got all the bases covered, NutrAmerica has thrown a few other ingredients in here for good measure — vitamin B6, zinc, glucosamine, cinnamon are a few of the many.
The bottom line: does Trimspa Work?
Trimspa’s thermogenic (fat burning) ingredients, combined with the blood sugar regulators, and the “Trikatu” blend almost guarantees you’ll experience some success with this product – it is as good, if not better than, most other popular products on the market.
As always, don’t expect miracles if you don’t intend to eat properly and exercise moderately (please see your doctor before starting a diet or exercise plan). As effective as the Trimspa diet pill is, it is not a miracle solution. us what you think!