If you have come across Avatrim’s sales pitch, you may have been interested in the statements, “Revolutionary” and “Clinically proven” which fairly leap out from their official page. Let’s take a closer look…
What is Avatrim?
Avatrim® or Avatrim with Green Tea® is a non-prescription weight loss product tagged as an over-the-counter supplement. It takes on both roles, that of a fat burner and appetite suppressant rolled into one convenient little pill.
What Is In A Pill?
Avatrim’s formulation can hardly be called revolutionary. There is nothing novel in its ingredient stack, much of which can also be found in other diet supplements. Avatrim’s formula includes:
- Green Tea – clinically proven to elevate metabolism and help in inhibiting the transformation of carbohydrates into glucose. Green tea is a ubiquitous ingredient in fat burners. In Avatrim, the exact quantity of green tea is not stated,so its potency is questionable.
- Biotin – an "old as the hills" fat burning ingredient, also known as Vitamin B7. Biotin helps to improve blood sugar levels and increase metabolic efficiency. Biotin is hardly a revolutionary ingredient either.
- L-carnitine – a compound that transports fatty acids to the cell’s mitochondrial furnace. Although many think this is the answer to fat burning, there is no clinical evidence that supplementing with this ingredient will raise the amount of fats burned. In addition, L-carnitine is also found in many weight loss aids.
- Alpha lipoic acid or R-lipoic acid – These help convert the glucose in your food into energy and double as antioxidants. These are good additions provided optimal amounts are used. Since no ingredient amounts are stated, the question, "How much is in Avatrim?" merits a guess as good as mine.
- Piper nigrum – in other words, black pepper, another ingredient thought but never clinically proven to be a fat burning winner.
- Bioperin® – a patented extract from black pepper that helps the body to absorb supplement ingredients better.
The Bottom Line
Avatrim is not the first supplement to have any of these ingredients so it cannot lay claim to its “revolutionary blend” spiel. Neither can it claim to be “clinically proven” because Avatrim itself was never rendered in any clinical trial. Except for green tea, none of the ingredients have clinically proven themselves as well to be unequivocally fat burning substances.
There are also no ingredients to support Avatrim’s claim as an appetite suppressant. Given the ingredient list, the supplement is mainly a fat burner.
Will Avatrim help you lose weight? If the ingredient amounts are up to par, Avatrim may be a decent choice if you are in the market for a fat burner, not a calorie restrictor. Since we can’t tell if individual ingredient amounts are sufficient enough to do justice to the whole formula, we are not sure whether Avatrim will work. Still, it does deserve a try.
Weight Comment’s Rating: 3 / 5
We put this in the "maybe" zone. Use at your own discretion.