Slimage Fat Burner Review: Does Slimage Deliver On Its Promises?
I was first introduced to Slimage a few weeks ago in my local Wal-Mart, which had about 8 million boxes of it stacked to the ceiling in a huge display. Since then, I’ve had a lot of inquiries into Slimage from site visitors, all wondering the same thing…
Does Slimage really work? Is it really “the world’s first diet pill to deliver rapid weight loss and fight the visible signs of aging?”
First, let’s discuss the “fight visible signs of aging” thing. These days, just about any product that contains antioxidants (compounds that “neutralize” the unstable free radicals that cause cellular damage of all sorts) are labeled as ‘anti aging.” Theoretically therefore, even a $3 bottle of vitamin C at your corner store could be called “a powerful anti-aging” tonic.
That doesn’t mean you’re going to grow young taking the stuff. There are simply far too many factors that contribute to aging and free radical creation — stress, diet, lifestyle, alcohol consumption, pollution, exercise, rest and so on. Eating an antioxidant-rich diet (or supplementing with them) is a smart strategy, but it’s not a magic bullet for defying age.
To be fair, Slimage does boast much more than vitamin C in its formulation. Also, included in this formula are bilberry, vitamin E, alpha lipoic acid, coenzyme Q10, lycopene, vitamin A and grape seed extract.
Of course, although this element of the formula (the “Age Defying Complex) is revealed, the actual amount of the individual ingredients is not. Therefore, its hard to determine whether there really is enough of important ingredients (like alpha lipoic acid, coenzyme Q10, grape seed extract, etc.) present in the compilation to offer any benefit. My guess is that there is not, since a potent blend of these ingredients would be fairly costly — pricing Slimage out of the reach of the average consumer.
And what of the fat burning element of the Slimage diet pill (labeled the “Weight Loss Complex”). Again, it’s hard to know how much of each ingredient is present, but there are some worthwhile ones. For example, green tea and caffeine are a worthwhile addition to this formula and do offer some fat burning benefit (Obes Res. 2005 Jul; 13(7): 1195-204). Wulong tea too, may offer some weight loss benefits (see the full review of wu-long tea here!)
Corosolic acid plays a role in reducing blood sugar levels as does Caralluma (also included in this formulation). Slimage also contains Hoodia, the most over-hyped and under-substantiated “weight loss” product on the Net (if interested, you can read a full review of Hoodia here, and customer feedback on Hoodia here!).
Bottom line on Slimage?
Well,it’s no “breakthrough in weight-loss and age-defying science”, as claimed by the advertising I’ve seen. It’s an average blend of ingredients common to most fat burners plus a antioxidant compilation which, while containing some worthwhile ingredients, is of indeterminate strength and potency.
Should you try Slimage? Personally, I think you’d get the same results by drinking green tea and taking some extra vitamin C daily — and save a bundle in the meantime. But if you do try Slimage, it’s important to recognize that even if there is enough of the critical ingredients present to elicit a response, it will be a subtle one at best. So remember to eat right and adopt a sensible exercise program, if you expect to see any results at all.