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Health Guide Review: 2,6/5

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ThermoFit Review: Does it work?

Intro: What is it?

ThermoFit is a weight loss pill made to increase the rate of thermogenesis, which increases metabolism and burns fat. It contains a natural blend of ingredients including a patented extract.

The intended benefits include increased energy, reduced appetite, and quicker calorie burning.  The descriptions for this product are brief and limited to a few sentences. It’s made with ingredients like chili pepper extract, acai fruit, and green tea. Is there any benefit to using ThermoFit? What kinds of results are typical? Discover what this brand has to offer in this comprehensive review.

ThermoFit Ingredients

Cyanocobalamin, 1,667% Chromium Dinicotinate Glycinate, 167% Capsimax, 33 mg Raspberry Ketones, 33 mg Acai Fruit 5:1 Extract, 100 mg
Green Tea Leaf Extract, 68 mg EGCG. 38.5 mg Caffeine Bitter Melon Fruit Extract Dandelion Root Extract Gymnema Leaf Extract Dicalcium Phosphate
Microcrystalline Cellulose Croscarmellose Sodium Stearic Acid Hypromellose Macrogol Cellulose
Hydroxypropyl Cellulose Magnesium Stearate Silica

 

Capsimax: A patented form of capsicum which is an extract taken from red hot chili peppers. It’s used to increase energy by using fats a fuel source.  Possible side effects may include:

  • Irritation to the skin, eyes, and mouth.
  • Stomach irritation.
  • Runny nose.
  • Flush skin.
  • Liver or kidney damage.

The makers of Capsimax mention that their formula is enclosed in a capsule which prevents any of the side effects. Though it’s unknown if ThermoFit keeps this in their formula.

Acai Fruit Extract: A tropical fruit found in parts of South America. It’s often included in supplements as a high antioxidant ingredient.  Web MD adds:

not enough information to know if acai is safe”

The registered dietician David Grotto commented on whether or not acai was an effective fruit for weight loss:

“nothing magical about the fruit to cause weight loss”

According to his analysis, there wasn’t anything unique about this fruit that could lead to any changes in weight.  The antioxidant profile has been criticized by some when introduced in supplement form. Some feel that it prevents the natural antioxidants from being used.

Green Tea Leaf Extract: A specially treated form of green tea with 68 mg of the antioxidant EGCG, and 38.5 mg of caffeine.

EGCG has been reported by some to be a potent fat burner. However, Examine.com has  reviewed these claims and they say:

“fat burning benefits are dependent on being Caffeine naive”

There is added caffeine to this pill at 38.5 mg per serving; however, caffeine can produce unwanted side effects that include:

  • Rapid heart rate.
  • Insomnia
  • Diarrhea
  • Mood swings and irritability.
  • Tremors and muscle twitching.
  • Sweating and flush skin.

The same review by Examine.com revealed that taking caffeine for long periods reduces all the benefits it may have, except for preventing sleep. Dosing of caffeine can vary from person to person, with some experiencing side effects.

Bitter Melon Fruit Extract: A fruit grown in Asia and Africa, it’s used as a miracle cure all in certain cultures. It’s been linked to numerous side effects including:

  • Abdominal pain.
  • Fever.
  • Diarrhea
  • Blood sugar issues.
  • Chest pain.

Web MD also adds that:

“safety of long-term use is not known”

This is due to the lack of studies.

Dandelion Root Extract: A weed that is used for its vitamins and minerals.  The University of Maryland Medical Center has reviewed this ingredient and they add that there’s:

“not been any quality scientific studies on dandelion”

It’s known to act as a diuretic, which is known to reduce the influence of certain medications and pills.  Some people may have an allergic reaction and mouth sores are possible.  Other reported side effects can include heartburn and skin irritation.

Gymnema Leaf Extract: Shrub native to African and India. It’s used to decrease sugar absorption in the intestines. It can also work as a laxative.  It’s under researched and it’s unknown what an optimal dose is, or whether or not it’s best taken alongside meals.

Croscarmellose Sodium: Inactive ingredient used to properly transport ingredients into the intestines. It’s known to expand up to 20 times its size, and this may result in an intestinal blockage and abdominal pain.

Live Strong.com also adds that it can:

promote overgrowth of flora, both good and bad.”

This may then lead to issues in the immune system.

ThermoFit Quality Of Ingredients

The effects of the added Capsicum extract have been debated, and it’s possible for it to promote side effects.

Acai fruit has no weight loss potential, and the added bitter melon is known to potentially cause many side effects.

Studies into dandelion root extract and Gymnema leaf extract haven’t been very well researched, and one of the inactive ingredients can potentially lead to an increase in unhealthy gut bacteria.

Far too many issues may arise from virtually all the ingredients.

The Price and Quality of ThermoFit

The total price for one bottle of ThermoFit is $65 or $39 if one is a part of their loyal customer program.

Each bottle provides 60 capsules and it’s advised to intake up to 3 pills a day. This equals to a daily price of:

$65/20= $3.25 for one daily serving.

This is fairly high price for a mixture of green tea which can be bought much cheaper, as well as 3 unproven ingredients and minerals and vitamins which can be supplemented elsewhere.

Business of ThermoFit

It works! is a multilevel marketing company that some have criticized as operating a scam. They can be found via their customer service branch in the US:

Phone Number: (800) 537-2395

Address: 908 Riverside Dr.

Palmetto, Florida 34221

The company currently has 96 negative reviews on the Pissed Consumer website. They’ve also had negative customer opinions on Ripoff Report.com.

The Better Business Bureau also lists a warning against the company for their role in automatically charging customers each month. This includes automatic shipping of unwanted products. According to the BBB:

“business continues to bill after cancelation”

The average price for this cancelation fee is $50. The company has yet to respond as to why this practice is being allowed.

Lack of Clinical Studies

A PDF file is offered that details the intended benefits of ThermoFit.  It’s claimed that this brand:

“fires up metabolism by increasing lipolysis”

“Studies show that…antioxidants…may slow the aging and disease process”

The company fails to cite their studies, so it’s unknown what the test subjects had to do, and whether or not the study was conducted over a long period of time.

Sometimes studies can be flawed because they include lots of exercise, a caloric deprivation, or they’re only run on a few people within a short time span.

Without these important details it’s impossible to judge whether or not this brand is truly effective.

The only true statement is about the patented form of Capsimax, which studies by the patent holder showing how it can increase metabolism. However, much more research needs to be done by unbiased sources to show whether or not an effect is possible.

The company also never mentions which of the ingredients is used to increase thermogenesis.

Customer Opinions of ThermoFit

Reviews on the brand itself can be difficult to find since many salesmen for the company list their own positive reviews. Often these people will provide an affiliate link in order to gain a commission off sales.

Luckily there are reviews available that come from unbiased sources:

“saw no difference at all”

“caused anal fissures”

“has a pretty bad taste”

“Doesn’t work it made me gain weight”

The average customer review is extremely negative, with people reporting both side effects and a lack of weight loss.

There were some positive reviews left on Amazon, but several of these were from people who were looking to sell their own batches of ThermoFit.

Still, even with representatives leaving positive reviews, there was a significant amount of negative reviews.

Conclusion

There are several things that need to be considered about ThermoFit:

  • Most of the reviews are negative: Customers have often left not just compliant about the lack of weight loss, but also experiences of how they felt extreme side effects. There’s customers who mention how they exercised and dieted yet they still failed to see any weight loss benefits. Some people added how they didn’t feel any change in energy, nor did they experience appetite suppression. Side effects such as nausea, diarrhea, frequent bathroom sessions, and flu like symptoms. It’s possible that some of these side effects came from many different ingredients, as these types of side effects are possible from caffeine, bitter melon, and even capsicum extract.
  • There’s a current issue with the auto billing and cancellation fees: The Better Business Bureau has received several complaints about auto billing that they’ve now added a disclaimer on the official company page. This has been a problem for customers who mention that they were sent unwanted products repeatedly. It’s also revealed that cancelation fees amount t0 $50, otherwise the company keeps filing charges on any credit cards on file. This problem has become so common that there’s currently hundreds of similar types of complaints on Pissed Consumer and Ripoff Report.com, It’s unknown if the company is going to do anything, but this makes the supposed customer loyalty price not as beneficial as it makes it seem. The company adds a reduced price for people who enroll into an auto renewal plan, but since so many have been charged often without mention, it’s possible there’s a problem with their billing services.
  • Many of the ingredients haven’t shown any weight loss benefits: Acai has been criticized for not promoting weight loss. Dandelion root extract has been understudied and it’s unknown what kind of an effect it may have. Also, the added capsicum extract has not been reliable for showing a increase in metabolism. The only truly effective weight loss ingredients are raspberry ketones and caffeine, however, caffeine s only short lasting and it can promote side effects. No proof is offered by the company, so it’s unknown what kind of a total effect is expected. The lack of weight loss benefits seen in these ingredients has also been shown through the numerous negative customer opinions.
  • Several fake positive reviews are available online: Since there are people who make a commission off sales of this brand, many exaggerated reviews are available. People claim to have benefited from using the company’s products; however, these same people add an affiliate link so they can earn a commission off sales. This makes an artificial inflation in quality, and it can make it hard to understand if this product is truly effective. One has to do some research and see how these reviews end. Still, even with several fake reviews, there’s still a majority of real negative customer opinions to ensure you know what can be expected.
  • The company fails to provide any studies for ThermoFit: The official description for this brand claims that ThermoFit will ramp up metabolism, causing fat cells to be used as a fuel source. They also mention that the added acai berry has studies which show it can decrease the amount of free radicals, and also cause a halt to the aging process. This is all claimed yet no studied are ever cited. There are very specific claims that have to come from somewhere, but without providing the evidence it’s unknown if these kinds of results are common, or if studies had special circumstances such as a caloric deprivation or extreme exercise. They give a brief overview of the entire product, but the main focus is on the patented ingredient Capsimax, and acai berry. Without knowing more about the effectiveness of the other ingredients, it’s unknown what kind of a result this brand may have. 

The majority of customers reviews are negative, with people either experiencing side effects or no weight loss benefits.

No clinical studies are offered, through the company makes it seem as if there are studies available. They currently have several; negative customer reviews over the way they install auto renewal plans and cancellation fees of $50.

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