Slimvance Review: Does It Work? An Objective Look
Slimvance is an herbal weight loss supplement that is stimulant-free and claims that it naturally triggers your body’s ability to lose weight. These claims are mostly unsubstantiated by research; therefore, I would not recommend this product for weight loss.
Slimvance is an herbal weight loss supplement that claims to help you lose 6 times more weight than diet and exercise alone.
It does this, in theory, by helping your body to burn more fat naturally. It is also said to specifically target fat in the waist and hip areas.
Right away, I can see this product is too good to be true. There is no way that a single product can help you lose more weight than proven lifestyle habits like diet and exercise.
It is also very difficult to specifically target the waist and hip areas.
Slimvance is a product created by a company called BODYDYNAMIX. It contains all-natural ingredients and is free of GMO’s and pesticides.
It is also caffeine and stimulant-free. There is a Slimvance product that does contain caffeine, but this review focuses on the non-stimulant Slimvance.
Slimvance contains 3 main herbal ingredients:
1. Turmeric (Curcuma longa)
Turmeric is a spice native to Asia. Turmeric contains curcumin, which is a potent antioxidant. It has the potential to produce bile, which aids in fat digestion and absorption.
It also may play a role in reducing inflammation and immune function. Lowering inflammation may make it easier to reduce body weight.
The challenge with turmeric is that it is not well absorbed. Some research has shown combining turmeric with piperine, a component of black pepper, can increase absorption by up to 2000%.
Slimvance does not contain piperine, which leads me to believe much of it may not even be absorbed.
2. Moringa (Moringa oleifera)
Moringa is an Indian plant commonly known as the “miracle tree.” This plant contains several B-vitamins that help convert fat into energy. This may also improve digestion.
Animal research is being done on its potential role in preventing weight gain, but it is in the early stages.
I would not recommend this herb to anyone who is pregnant or trying to conceive, as it may contain anti-fertility properties.
It also may interact with certain medications, such as thyroid medications.
3. Curry Leaves (Murraya koenigii)
Curry leaves are the leaves from the curry tree, native to Asia. Curry leaves have been touted for their anti-inflammatory and pain-relieving properties.
There are also claims that curry leaves may enhance weight loss. This may be due to an ingredient present called mahanimbine.
This ingredient may prevent fat from accumulating in the body. However, the research is limited and only in mice.
Here is our summary of the available support for the claimed benefits of Slimvance, based on the available studies:
- Weight lossSome Support
- Burn more calories and increase metabolismNo Support
- Targets waist and hip fatNo Support
The dosage recommendation is 1 capsule 30 minutes before breakfast and dinner, for a total of 2 capsules per day.
Side effects of the 3 ingredients are possible. Turmeric is recognized by the FDA in the GRAS (Generally Recognized as Safe) category but may cause mild nausea, diarrhea, and dizziness in some people.
There are not many reported side effects in research; however, there are some reports that it may interact with blood pressure or blood sugar medications.
Curry leaves are probably the safest of the 3 ingredients. I could not find any reports or studies of side effects when consuming them.
Slimvance is sold exclusively at GNC. The cost is $59.99 per month. You can save 10% by signing up for GNC’s monthly subscribe-and-save subscription.
The cost is fairly expensive compared to some other weight loss supplements, which typically range around $25–$30 per month.
There is a 30-day money-back guarantee for returns if you’re not satisfied.
There are many weight loss supplements on the market. Slimvance is rated as the #1 weight loss product sold at GNC.
Slimvance is caffeine-free, while most other weight loss supplements contain some type of stimulant to boost energy.
This product also contains fewer ingredients than most traditional weight loss products, which I like.
With fewer ingredients, there may be a decreased chance for side effects and interactions. However, there is still no guarantee of that.
The manufacturers describe Slimvance as being unique in that it leads to actual fat loss, rather than the typical water weight seen in some other weight loss supplements.
However, there is no proof that this is actually true.
Out of all 3 ingredients in Slimvance, turmeric is the most researched, but not specifically for weight loss.
However, if you are to take a turmeric supplement, I suggest one that also contains piperine to improve absorption.
I would not recommend taking this product due to a lack of evidence.
Human studies have only been done on 1 of the 3 ingredients – turmeric. It is not clear if the same results found in animal studies could also be seen in humans.
The Slimvance website references a randomized clinical study that showed a 10-pound greater weight loss in those who took Slimvance compared to placebo.
However, a link to that study is not included.
I appreciate that the average rate of weight loss is slow, for safety purposes, which is around 10 pounds in 16 weeks.
I typically recommend a rate of 1–2 pounds of weight loss per week in my practice, which is often achievable through diet and exercise changes.
The weight is also more likely to stay off with lifestyle changes.
As a registered dietitian, I would instead recommend establishing a healthy lifestyle regimen first as a more effective way to lose weight long-term.
You can always start by speaking with your doctor about the weight loss method that is best for you.
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- Therapeutic potential of curcumin in digestive diseases:
- Curcumin: A Review of Its’ Effects on Human Health:
- Effect of mahanimbine, an alkaloid from curry leaves, on high-fat diet-induced adiposity, insulin resistance, and inflammatory alterations: