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Health Guide Review: 3,4/5

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Ayurslim Review: Does it work?

Intro: What is it?

Ayurslim is a weight loss pill made with natural ingredients that are meant to sustain weight loss. The brand also claims it can help get rid of fat deposits in the arteries, while postponing cardiovascular issues.

They do provide a clinical study, which was done on the entire formula, which they themselves financed. Other benefits that are mentioned include the reduction of sugar cravings, increased metabolism, use of fatty acids as energy, and reduced triglycerides and cholesterol. Many claims are made about Ayurslim but are any of them true? Is this brand well reviewed and have customers experienced weight loss? The answer to that and more is available in this comprehensive review.

Ayurslim Ingredients

Garcinia Cambogia Balsamodendron Mukul Gymnema Sylvestre Terminalia Chebula
Trigonella Foenum Graeceum Seed

 Balsamodendron Mukul: Tree sap also known as guggul, it’s used to increase thyroid function and reduce obesity. Examine.com adds that in terms of weight loss:

“not effective for…(fat loss)

Side effects are possible as well:

  • Allergic reactions such as itching and rash.
  • Headaches.
  • Upset stomach, nausea, and vomiting.
  • Loose stools and diarrhea.

Drug.com also adds that:

“Clinical trails are lacking to provide dosage guidelines”

So it’s unknown what would be considered a safe dose. This can further increase the overall risk for unwanted side effects. It’s also important to note, that this ingredient is used in Ayurvedic medicine in parts of India, since the company is from India, it’s possible there is a bias in using this ingredient.

Gymnema Silvestre: Herb used as a way to regulate blood sugar levels.

Terminalia Chebula: A tree native to Asia that’s used to treat many different symptoms. It simulates the heart and is used to regulate blood pressure.  It’s not advised to take it without medical supervision. According to Web MD:

“It might affect your heart”

There’s’ not enough known about the overall safety.  Therefore, Web MD has suggested to:

“avoid use until more is known”

It’s unknown if this ingredient is truly safe in short or long term use.

One often cited clinical study showed it to be incredibly effective for treating many things. However, this study was funded by the Agricultural and Ecological Research Unit in India, which can earn money off the sales of this ingredient. It’s possible for bias since this ingredient is often sourced in India.

Trigonella Foenum Graeceum: More commonly known as fenugreek, this plants seeds are used to regulate blood sugar and increase libido. Possible side effects may include:

  • Facial swelling.
  • Congestion and coughing.
  • Severe allergic reactions.
  • Upset stomach, nausea, diarrhea, and bloating.

There are also cases of it promoting early childbirth as well.  This ingredient is also used to raise testosterone, though this effect can be damaging to both men and women. Live Strong.com mentions however that in terms of fenugreek promoting lean muscle mass, testosterone, and promoting a healthy immune system:

“fenugreek does none of these things”

Ayurslim Quality Of Ingredients

The ingredients are all natural, however, only 2 of them are potentially useful.

Guggul and Terminalia Chebula haven’t been proven to promote weight loss. Also, these 2 ingredients and the added fenugreek can lead to side effects. This may cause severe digestive issues, nausea, vomiting, blood disorders, and diarrhea.

The company claims it’s safe to use and that there’s clinical studies that show they’re effective, but they fail to provide any unbiased studies.

Recent research into most of the ingredients show how they fail to produce any weight loss benefits.

The Price and Quality of Ayurslim

No direct purchases are allowed, but the company does offer an interactive map where you can find the nearest locations. Still, one has to ask how much it costs, and there’s no set price to assure you won’t overpay.

One seller on Amazon sells a bottle for $29.23, it’s unknown if this is a standard or fair price. At the recommended 4 capsules a day, a 60 capsule bottle will cost:

$29.23/15= $1.54 for a daily serving.

This comes without a money back guarantee for either safety or effectiveness. Also, without a standard price it’s possible to pay in excess of what it’s truly worth. The ingredients such as Garcinia Cambogia aren’t explained as to how much Hydroxycitric acid they have, which is the key active ingredient.

Without much more information, it’s unknown what kind of an effect this supplement may have.

Though the ingredients are all natural, there’s still a possibility for side effects.

Recommendations for Use

A chart is offered showing what the ideal weight is for men and women from 5’0 to 6’3. According to the company, if one surpasses this scale by up to 11 pounds, then it’s advised to supplement since it means one is obese and in need of supplementation.

However, the chart isn’t accurate, as it’s greatly exaggerated as to how it measures obesity.

According to them, a male who is 5’7 should be 151 pounds to not be considered obese.

According to Rush University Medical Center, up to 158 pounds would still be considered normal, and not at obese levels. However, this is considering an average BMI or body mass index, which does not apply for muscular people.  Muscular people can have even more weight and still be considered healthy.

Therefore, the company advises even those at a healthy weight should supplement. There’s no need at this point, and it’s potentially dangerous to lose any more weigh if one is at a healthy range.

Clinical Study

A clinical study for the entire Ayurslim formula is provided.

According to their funded study, 32 people who took this brand used the full-recommended amount for a 6-month period.

One major problem with this study is that it was only performed on a few amounts of people. Also, the company funded it, which means there could be a potential bias.

As you’ll see in the “Customer Opinions of Ayurslim” section, several customers didn’t experience similar results to what was found in their clinical study.

It’s claimed that people saw a weight reduction of 19 pounds in 6 months. This averages out to 2.66 pounds a month. It’s not incredibly impressive, but still, it is weight loss. However, only Garcinia Cambogia and Gymnema Sylvestre have been shown to help people lose weight in studies not funded by this company.

Trusting their clinical study is not advised since it’s possible for all the health claims to be exaggerated.

Business of Ayurslim

The owners are the Himalaya Drug Company can be reached via the following:

Phone Number: 91 80 23714444

Email: write.to.us@himalayahealthcare.com

The company is based in India and they’ve been around since 1930. Though they offer no money back guarantee, and they don’t suggest a price, thus making it impossible to know if you’re receiving a fairly priced supplement.

It’s also not made in a GMP or FDA certified facility. This process assures the supplement is made in a safe and secure facility, and that there’s accounting for the ingredients purity. Without this certification, the company is allowed to do their own safe keeping, which makes it impossible to know if they are producing their ingredients in a safe way that ensures purity.

Customer Opinions of Ayurslim

70 reviews are available on Amazon.com, but outside this website there isn’t many customer opinions. The average customer had the following to day:

“felt giddy & had severe bout of diarrhea”

“Lot of side effects”

“Doesn’t work at all”

“Experienced stomach upset”

Not only was there a lack of weight loss for many people, but side effects were also listed. This included diarrhea, facial swelling, gas, bloating, breathing problems and stomach issues.

A lack of weight loss was commonly reported even from people who took it for long periods, and even with diet and exercise. This contradicts the clinical study the company funded, which claimed there were no side effects and that it promoted 19 pounds of weight loss in 6 months.

Conclusion

After reviewing Ayurslim, the following was clear:

  • Most of the ingredients have been shown to be ineffective or side effect causing: Ingredients such as fenugreek, Balsamodendron Mukul, and Terminalia Chebula have all failed to produce weight loss when used in clinical settings. They also can produce unwanted side effects that include facial swelling, rash, diarrhea, gas, diarrhea, stomach issues, and heart problems. It’s unknown what kind of an effect these ingredients may have if one were to supplement with them for a long period. It also raises questions about the funded clinical study provided for Ayurslim. If the most up to date clinical studies have shown that most of the ingredients are ineffective for weight loss and potentially side effect causing, then it doesn’t make sense that it would promote weight loss up to 19 pounds in 6 months. Unless there’s an amplified effect when all the ingredients are added together then this number would make sense. However, the most reliable clinical studies show that at least 3 of the 5 ingredients are not useful.
  • Several customers have complained about a lack of weight loss and side effects: Reviews online have not been positive, with the average customer complaining of being unable to lose weight even with diet and exercise, and of experiencing painful side effects. Customers have mentioned how they went through nausea, stomach aches, rashes, diarrhea, jitters, and acne. Since the company does not offer a money back guarantee, if one were to experience these effects you wouldn’t be able to make a return. Many customers also mentioned how they took this supplement for months, yet they still failed to see results. The company does mention that results are typical within 4 to 6 weeks, and that it should take up to 3 months to see optimal results. They offer no unbiased evidence to show if this is true. Since many customers have claimed otherwise, it’s likely the company is exaggerating the weight loss benefits.
  • No money back return is offered: Not only is there a lack of direct sales, but the company does not offer returns for those who may experience no weigh loss or side effects. This makes it impossible to feel secure in making a purchase of Ayurslim. Since so many customers have mentioned how they experienced painful side effects, it would be preferable to have some sort of guarantee. Without it, one may potentially lose money and still have no weight loss benefits.
  • No unbiased clinical studies are offered: Many claims are made about the usefulness of this product. They suggest that the average customer sees results in 4 to 6 weeks, and that it’s safe to use even when used long term. It’s also mentioned how one can lose up to 19 pounds in 6 months. Though they do offer one clinical study that was performed on 32 people, the company funded this review. This biased study was only performed on just a few people, and the results seen were not experienced from the people who left online reviews.
  • It hasn’t been GMP certified: This Indian company has certification from their own boards of regulation, but no GMP certification is offered. This means that they do not make their products in an FDA approved facility that ensures a company keeps a clean facility, and that there’s accounting for what’s being used and how. This certification is important as it’s a way for people to know what they’re taking is at the bare minimum, being made using certain standards. It’s unknown if the manufacturers have the same safety standards.

 Ayurslim contains many ingredients which clinical studies say don’t work. Customers also agree that there are no weight loss benefits seen, even in long term dosing and with added diet and exercise.

There’s also no money back return policy, and its unknown what a standard or fair price would be for this supplement. Without any sort of guarantee, one may potentially have to lose money and still not be able to lose weight.

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