Safslim Reviews and Analysis: The Truth Exposed!
In this article we are going to talk about “Safslim”, a fat-burning supplements that target the midsection. TV personality Montel Williams talked about this product in Dr Oz’s TV show. Williams said he personally experience great success with this “cutting-edge belly fat solution.” According to claims, the ingredient is scentifically proven to support belly fat reduction.
I don’t have the real data, but I am willing to bet that Safslim is one of the best-selling supplements now. On the TV show, Dr. Oz has touted few other “miracle in bottle” fat burners, including African Mango, Raspberry Ketones, 7-Keto DHEA, Forskolin, Glucomann etc. These supplements sell like hot cake because people trust Dr Oz. The guy has mega-credibility. Most people think that he’s on TV because he’s given the network stamp of approval.
So… Does Safslim really work? Is it the magic solution to the belly fat?
May be not.
The first thing you need to know is Saflim is nothing but Safflower oil supplement. The major ingredient of Saflim is called “Linoleic Acid” (LA). A 36-week study was conducted by The Ohio State University 35 obese women with type 2 diatebes. The study shows that supplementation with Safflower oil can help to burn fat in the midsection and increase lean mass.
However, the following questions remained unanswered:
#1. The study was conducted on female patients with diabetes. What about male? Would Safflower oil have similar effects on men? What about healthy young women who just want to shed off few pounds?
#2. How many calories did they eat? Are they on strict diet control and exercise regularly?
#3. What are the long term side effects and effectviness of Safflower oil? Is it safe for long term use?
Clearly, more clinical evidence are needed to evaluate the effectviness of Saffflower oil as fat-burner. Though the above study shows positive results, it’s hardly indicative of a fat loss miracle. What’s more, the study does NOT evaluate Safslim! The effectiveness of Saflim is NOT proven.
The problem with Safslim: the effective dosage of Safflower oil is unclear. In the study I mentioned just now, each patient was dosed with 8g of Safflower oil everyday. If you take a look of the ingredient label of Safslim, each serving contains 3883mg of LA. You are required to take Safslim twice a day, so that results in about 7766 mg a day. Is the dosage enough to reduce belly fat? Who knows?
Besides, one serving(one tablespoon) of Safslim is 60 calories in case you are wondering. In other words, you are consuming 120 calories extra everyday, and you will gain 12 pounds in one year!
Is Williams Montel lying? On the official website of Safslim, you will see the informercial featuring Willian Montel. He said:
“I found an amazing new breakthrough product, that actually helps to reduce your belly fat”.
And, starting from 0:28 “The Safslim helps to reduce that fat without changing your diet or exercise program”.
Yet, there’s a statement at the bottom of the website (in tiny print):
*Safslim is a belly fat reduction and weight management program that includes a reduced-calorie diet and exercise program.
Here’s the kicker: you don’t need any supplement in order to lose weight. There are other two compoentents to succesful weight loss: good nutrition and exercise training. Anyone who told you otherwise are ignorant, or they are trying to peddle the next breakthrough diet pills.
There may be ton of reasons why Williams Montel didn’t need to change his diet or exercise program. He may have been succesful sticking to a calorie-reduced diet and exercise training, even before he started taking Safslim. Also, he may have chef who helped him to prepare healthy meals, and personal trainer to coach him in the gym.
Also, you should always take the celebrity endorsement with grain of salt. Many of them are paid to say good things about the product. Their endorsement or testimonial may not refect the honest opinions and experience.
So what’s the bottom line?
I’d give this Safslim a miss. That said, it’s up to you to decide whether Safslim is right for you. Remember: don’t put all your hope on this product. The Safslim should not be substitute for a nutritionally sound diet and regular exercise.