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September 30, 2016

BeautyTrim Review

BeautyTrim

For women who think a trim physique is the epitome of beauty, the liquid L-carnitine supplement BeautyTrim may be worth a try.

BeautyTrim was designed to release energy stored in fat cells and make it available for exercise energy. Plus, BeautyTrim is said to burn fat cells without wasting existing lean muscle.

This unique weight loss supplement seems well-suited for already active women who want to amplify fitness. Is BeautyTrim strong enough to help you achieve your weight loss dreams? I took a closer look at BeautyTrim to assess its power.

BeautyTrim’s Maker

BeautyTrim is the latest product from BeautyFit. BeautyFit makes over 30 diet, exercise, and health products specifically for women. Many fit and active women rave about BeautyFit’s products on the official website, suggesting the company has earned a good reputation.

Nevertheless, it’s important to assess BeautyTrim on its individual merits and not the prestige of other BeautyFit products.

BeautyTrim’s Ingredients

Although BeautyTrim’s main ingredient is L-carnitine, this diet liquid also has vitamins and plant extracts to enhance its fat-burning and energy-boosting capabilities. Here’s an examination of what each ingredient brings to BeautyTrim.

L-Carnitine – 1000 mg
Carnitine is an amino acid that carries fat molecules into mitochondria where they can be transformed into readily available energy. This role means it should provide extra energy and burn fat. But, 36 moderately obese women who took 2000 mg L-carnitine daily for 8 weeks didn’t experience significant weight loss. [1] Consequently, carnitine may not be an effective weight loss ingredient.

Green Tea Extract – 100 mg
Green tea extract contains EGCG, an antioxidant capable of increasing fat burning. However, green tea extract’s fat-burning powers are linked with both its EGCG and its caffeine content. [2] BeautyTrim contains no caffeine, which might minimize how effectively its green tea extract eliminates fat cells. And, BeautyTrim has only 100 mg green tea extract, less than the 400 to 500 mg recommended by scientists. [3]

Ginger Root Extract – 100 mg
Ginger has many scientifically supported medicinal uses. Those most related to weight loss include increasing stomach emptying rate [4], appetite suppression, and better thermogenesis of other foods. [5] But, current research indicates it requires 1,200 mg ginger root to speed stomach emptying. [4] And, there is a need for further research on ginger’s thermic effects. [5]

Vitamin B6 – 2 mg
Vitamin B6 participates in the process that converts carbohydrates into glucose, a more usable energy source. [6] Regular exercisers and intense athletes may be slightly B-vitamin deficient, which can impair performance and endurance. [7] BeautyTrim contains 2 mg vitamin B6, a little over the recommended daily 1.3 mg. [6]

Vitamin B3 (Niacin) – 20 mg
Vitamin B3 is used to breakdown carbohydrates, fats, and proteins. Women should get 14 mg niacin each day, and BeautyTrim contains more than a full-day’s serving. [8]

Vitamin B5 (Pantothetic Acid) – 10 mg
Like all B vitamins, vitamin B5 takes part in biochemical reactions that change energy from one form to another. In addition, vitamin B5 is required to create red blood cells, which transport oxygen in the bloodstream, and maintain a healthy digestive tract. Adults only need 5 mg vitamin B5 each day, and BeautyTrim contains twice the required amount. [9]

BeautyTrim’s Usage Directions

BeautyTrim can be taken either once or twice a day about 30 minutes before a meal. Each serving is 1 tablespoon, about 15 mL.

The BeautyTrim FAQ page on BeautyFit.com says BeautyTrim is meant to be combined with regular exercise. Unfortunately, those who use BeautyTrim without exercising aren’t likely to see results. BeautyTrim’s ingredients are said to release energy stored in fat cells, but unless that energy gets expended during exercise, it reverts to fat.

BeautyTrim’s Purchasing Options

BeautyFit retails for $26.99 on the official website, BeautyFit.com. BeautyTrim comes in 3 flavors: Lemon Splash Iced Tea, Black Cherry, and Passion Fruit.

Each BeautyTrim bottle has 400 mL of this pre-mixed L-carnitine drink, enough for 26 servings. Every BeautyTrim bottle lasts between 2 and 4 weeks, depending on whether you drink it once or twice a day.

Is BeautyTrim Effective as a Diet Pill Alternative?

BeautyTrim’s ingredients are natural and healthy. But, it’s most prevalent ingredient, L-carnitine, isn’t strongly associated with serious weight loss. Consequently, I’m not convinced BeautyTrim is a good diet pill alternative.

However, women who exercise regularly will probably benefit from BeautyTrim’s B vitamins and may receive additional workout energy from the L-carnitine. If your lifestyle fits that description, BeautyTrim may be worth checking out.

References

[1] Villani, RG, J Gannong, M Self, and PA Rich. “L-Carnitine supplementation combined with aerobic training does not promote weight loss in moderately obese women.” International Journal of Sport Nutrition and Exercise Metabolism. 10.2 (2000): 199-207. Available from: http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/10861338.

[2] Hursel, R, W Viechtbauer, et al. “The effects of catechin rich teas and caffeine on energy expenditure and fat oxidation: a meta-analysis.” Obesity Research. 12.7 (2011). Available from: http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/21366839.

[3] Examine.com. “Green Tea Catechins.” 2012 Dec 11. Available from: http://examine.com/supplements/Green+Tea+Catechins/.

[4] Wu, KL, CK Rayner, et al. “Effects of ginger on gastric emptying and motility in healthy humans.” European Journal of Gastroenterology and Hetatology. 20.5 (2008): 436-40. Available from: http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/18403946.

[5] Mansour, MS, YM Ni, et al. “Ginger consumption enhances the thermic effect of food and promotes feelings of satiety without affecting metabolic and hormonal parameters in overweight men: a pilot study.” Metabolism. 61.10 (2012): 1347-52. Available from: http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/22538118.

[6] “Vitamin B6 (Pyridoxine).” University of Maryland Medical Center, 2011. Available from: http://umm.edu/health/medical/altmed/supplement/vitamin-b6-pyridoxine.

[7] Brown, Aimee. “B-vitamins play an important role in athletic performance.” Oregon State University Extension Service. 2006 Nov 15. Available from: http://extension.oregonstate.edu/news/release/2006/11/b-vitamins-play-important-role-athletic-performance.

[8] “Vitamin B3 (Niacin).” University of Maryland Medical Center, 2011. Available from: http://umm.edu/health/medical/altmed/supplement/vitamin-b3-niacin.

[9] “Vitamin B5 (Pantothenic acid).” University of Maryland Medical Center, 2011. Available from: http://umm.edu/health/medical/altmed/supplement/vitamin-b5-pantothenic-acid.


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