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.
January 20, 2009
I purchased the Slim Shots product hoping they would help with my diet and exercise. Sadly, they did nothing, but put a heavy oily taste in my mouth and I ate more, if just to cover the stale taste it left.
A week later, I returned them and received a refund of $48.99. Yours must have been on sale because Walgreen’s sells SlimShots for about $45.00, plus tax.
I was relieved I had my money back. My advice, PASS!
April 24, 2009
I’ve been on Slim Shots for the past week and have noticed a decrease in my appetite and intake of food. I am hoping with this product – along with exercise – will help me.
Is there any way to improve the taste?
June 2, 2009
This is my second day with slim shots. They do leave an oily taste in your mouth, and I didn’t notice much difference yesterday.
June 22, 2009
I used slim shots for about a week and they did nothing for me. I couldn’t stand the oily disgusting taste. I tried putting it in things to make it more palatable, but it didn’t work. I still have most of it sitting wasted in my diet pill try all drawer.
July 29, 2009
Utterly useless and tastes disgusting! I heard the advertisement on the radio on the way to work one morning while cussing myself for eating after 7pm. I’ve rendered most of my wardrobe useless due to relaxed eating habits after a car accident. Anyway, I thought I’d see if I could find them locally and not pony up my credit card for the “free” trial offer via mail. I found them at a major drugstore chain near my house. Useless taking multiples a day. A waste of time and hope! They are so disgusting that I just drank the shot as is rather than extending the gross taste in a liquid or food. I’d like to lose 15 lbs, but this, clearly, won’t be the way. I’ve just begun Fenphedra.
December 2, 2009
I have just started taking them (BTW, they are only $21 at Walmart) and I have noticed an improvement in my appetite. Believe it or not, I don’t have an issue with the taste and I take them straight.
I’m just hoping that we don’t find later on that there are health risks. Was on Hydoxycut and lost weight, but immediately stopped when I heard about the problems they can cause. So, I’ll continue using Slimshots until they no longer work.
January 1, 2010
I think this product is awesome. I don’t feel the need to eat as much later in the day. This has helped me reduce the amount of food I eat the whole day.
I don’t think this tastes that bad at all. There are a lot more things that taste worse than this.
February 3, 2010
I also bought these at wal-mart, on sale for 19.98. The taste is really bad, but I just drink it real fast and then eat my meal. It does not seem to help my appetite yet, this is only my third day. I will finish the box and see then.
February 4, 2010
After taking this product, I have found that the only way that it helps the craving for food is to think about having to take another dose. It is so bad the thought makes me gag, hense, not hungry anymore. I will keep some on hand to remind me not to drink it anymore.
March 27, 2010
I bought a box of slimshots at walgreen’s on sale for $20.00 plus they had a $3.00 off discount coupon so I only paid $17.00 for them. I see commercials and was thinking it sounds too good to be true. I’m leery and won’t start them until Monday. I really hope they work but your testimonials give me some insight as to what to expect. Thanks for your feedback!
April 12, 2010
I have all the chicks at work wanting to know how I lost 15 lbs. I honestly tell them it was Slim Shots. I work at Employment Security Commission, a high stress work environment that makes you want to EAT-EAT-EAT! I used your product and lost my weight and would be honored to become an official spokeswoman for the company. I’m an everyday woman who cares about how she looks. Thank you Slim Shots! I LUV U! Call me-my number is XXX-XXX-XXXX
Editor’s comments: Harriet, for privacy reasons, we’ve removed your phone number from your post. Slim Shots are not our product, and we have no affiliation with the company, sorry.
May 27, 2010
I’ve been on Slim Shots for a month now and I find that they do curb my appetite. Due to the price, I’m only using one unit in the morning for the entire day. I haven’t weighed myself but my clothes seem to fit better. Weight loss seems to be slow, but that’s definitely OK. The vanilla is not a pleasant taste but believe me, I’ve had worse. I was on Prednisone for awhile and if you can stomach Prednisone, you can stand anything. I recently bought the chocolate Slim Shots and although I would not recommend using them for a sweet snack, the chocolate really does improve the taste. A big plus is that you don’t get jittery or feel sick. Slim Shots may not work for everyone, but they do for me, so I’m going to continue using them.
June 10, 2010
I bought slim shots the other day at walmart. I took them for two days and was more hungry then I had ever been. They did nothing for me. save your money this product is a total scam!!!!
July 19, 2010
I took slim shots and was still starving my butt off! I did not notice a difference in my appetite.
April 29, 2011
I started taking Slim Shots yesterday morning. I didnt notice a difference in my appetite early afternoon so I ate and hate a Slimshot. For dinner I had a bowl of cereal and was full. I think with SLIMSHOTS you should drink a lot of water, then I really think YOUR appetite will go down. THats what Im doing for my second day. SO the second morning I woke up and i WAS NOT hungry which is strange. I had a small bowl of cereal with a slim shot. With slimshots you can easily eat three small meals a day with lots of water. MY calorie intake yesterday was about 750.
YES the slimshot is frekkin GROSS, but hey they are working.
ADVICE TAKE IT WITH a juice or milk RIGHT AFTER you take slimshot to take the nasty taste away.
taking it with water will only make it worse. PUT up with the taste and you will see results.
GOING TO take your slim shot with MEAL, drink lots of water, and go to the gym! you deff will see results.
If you dont, then maybe this product is not for you.
I got a few headaches, But maybe its from the lack of food, or its the slimshot. I do not know.
Im also taking vitamins with this, I dont want to lack in vitamins or anything. I hope this helps.
June 20, 2013
Anything you buy over counter to lose weight is dangerous to your health. I was taking a popular and it caused me liver damage. I didn’t tell my doctor I was taking it and he ordered routine blood test. My liver emzines were high and so was liver function. I confessed to my doctor and showed him the bottle. There was stuff in it he didn’t even know what it was. If you don’t understand whats in it, a alarm should go off and tell you not to take it.He prescribed Xenical not for weight loss but for my cholesterol. I have liver damage now and can’t take Crestor or any statins anymore, so the Xenical works like a sponge and soaks up bad cholesterol. My advice is if your not comfortable with your self, do it the right way and ask your doctor to prescribe something and a diet. Your health is the most important thing you have without it you have nothing.
August 29, 2018
It absolutely worked for me in a month i lost 20lbs it curved my appetite so much to where it i could take it and could only take a couple bites of food and would be full i want them to put this back out on the market again. The product works