Advanced Trimspa® X32
Trimspa’s Good Ol’ Days
Trimpsa was one of those fat burners that saw the good old days of ephedra-based weight loss supplements. It wasn’t a much hyped product back in 2003 until Ana Nicole Smith, the sizzling celebrity she was at that time, told everyone that she lost 69 pounds with the help of Trimspa. That catapulted Trimspa to the “must-have diet pill” status and made it one of the hottest diet pills on the market.
Then bad luck struck in three’s. The FDA came down on ephedra, the shining endorsement of Anna Nicole Smith became tarnished by her controversial suicide, and the FTC came knocking on Trimspa’s door. In 2007, the U.S. Federal Trade Commission forced Trimspa’s marketers, Goen Technologies, to settle U$ 1.5 million for misleading advertisements. The FTC’s stance on the matter was that the ads never indicated that Ana Nicole Smith was in fact a paid endorser and that none of the claims were backed up by scientific evidence.
Goen Technologies, however, still have permission to market Trimspa as long as they desist “from making any claims about the health benefits, performance, efficacy, safety, or side effects of Trimspa, Hoodia gordonii, or any dietary supplement, food, drug, or health-related service or program, unless the claims are true, not misleading, and substantiated by competent and reliable scientific evidence.”
Trimspa’s Huge Makeover
Trimspa had to undergo a make-over. Trimspa’s manufacturers reformulated their supplement by dropping fat-burning ephedra. The present Trimspa is renamed Advanced Trimspa® X32 with Hoodia Gordonii as its key ingredient.
What’s In The Advanced Trimspa® X32 Pill?
Aside from 75 mcg. of Chromium, the supplement boasts 622.5 mg. of its proprietary blend of appetite suppressants and thermogenic catalysts, namely:
- Glucomannan — a soluble fiber that helps dieters "feel full" and less prone to eating. There is clinical evidence that this ingredient does help lower blood sugar levels and therefore cravings.
- Cocoa Extract — aside from its antioxidant properties, it is included as a mood enhancer, as it raises serotonin levels and cushions stressful effects from dieting. There is no clinical evidence, though, that cocoa extract significantly does any mood lifting; but, you’ve probably seen people perk up with chocolate.
- Green Tea Extract — a good choice for a stimulant. Green tea has antioxidant properties and a mild thermogenic agent in caffeine. Its metabolic kickers are far from ephedra’s strength, but green tea is one of the next best stimulants in today’s fat burners.
- Hoodia Gordonii — the touted star of Trimspa’s ingredient stack. Hoodia Gordonii is known for its appetite suppressing qualities, however, there isn’t much clinical evidence to vouch for it. Hoodia is a succulent plant found in South Africa. Its export is under the strict regulation of the South African government who has only approved certain companies from receiving Hoodia material. So far, Trimspa has not shown any certification that it does contain Hoodia Gordonii from South Africa. Hmmm… a little caveat here, then?
- Glucosamine HCl — Glucosamine hydrochloride is better known for treating joint pain and arthritis. It does not really have bearing on weight loss matters. In fact, glucosamine has been suspected of triggering insulin resistance and weight gain as a side effect. Why this is included, we don’t know.
- Citrus Naringin — a grapefruit extract that helps improve the thermogenic effects of caffeine, such as those found in green tea extract. Naringin has also shown to help lower cholesterol levels.
- Vanadium — acts like chromium in a way that it helps regulate blood glucose levels and therefore, hunger cravings
The Bottom Line
Advanced Trimspa® X32 seems like your “run-of-the-mill” pill which can give you some weight loss benefits provided you do the requisite diet and exercise regimen. Most of its ingredients are common to a lot of weight loss supplements, so expect the common side effects as well such as migraines, palpitations and the like from the caffeine content.
Although there have not been any weight gain complaints so far, it would be advisable for you to be a little careful with the glucosamine content. It is better to ask your doctor about this. As for Hoodia, we hope it’s really there so that this supplement doesn’t have to face the FTC chopping block later on.
As far as feedback has gone, there has been an even number of praises and complaints. Praises point to helping dieters lose weight and complaints that the supplement has not helped at all.
So, is Trimspa worth trying? We suppose so. Every dieter responds to diet formulations, differently.
Weight Comment’s Rating: 3 / 5