Between the sketchy claims of miraculous over night weight loss, there is some evidence that the key ingredient in this pill could be an effective weight loss ingredient. The main ingredient in Accelis is corosolic acid, which is derived from a plant called Lagerstroemia speciosa grown in the Philippines. Corosolic acid has been shown in credible studies to support normal glucose levels. However, the non-referenced study, that they claim proves this supplement will help you lose weight, was done on the Lagerstroemia speciosa alone, not on the actual Accelis supplement. Since they do not disclose how much Lagerstroemia speciosa the Accelis formula contains (probably not much with a proprietary blend of only 30 mg total) it’s not very credible to compare the study with the actual product.
- Corosolic Acid
- Green Tea
- Oolong Tea
- White Tea
- Soy Phospholipids
The key ingredient in Accelis (corosolic acid ) shows promise as a weight-loss promoter if taken at a correct dosage. The other ingredients do not appear to be particularly effective for weight-loss since all of the tea extracts have been decaffeinated. However, since the ingredients are part of a proprietary blend with only 30 mg of active ingredients, there may not be enough of anything in this formula to exhibit much effect.
Lagerstroemia speciosa l. extract (also known as Banaba): (Standardized for 3% corosolic acid). Banaba has been shown to be effective in studies of diabetic animals or humans as a blood glucose regulator. As a diet pill supplement, it may help prevent sugars from converting to fat.
Caffeine-free green tea extract (as Camellia sinensis): Green tea does have weight-loss supporting properties, and may lower triglycerides & cholesterol levels. However, when decaffeinated, green tea appears to lose it’s thermogenic weight loss promoting properties.
Caffeine-free Oolong Tea Extract: Again, tea extract loses potency without it’s natural caffeine.
Caffeine-free White Tea Extract: While tea extracts do have several non-weight loss related health benefits associated with them, it’s important to note that without it’s natural caffeine, it is likely ineffective as a thermogenic supplement.
Chamomile extract (as Matricaria recutita): Considered a calming herb that helps the digestive system, but it not known to effect weight loss. It is probably included since Accelis is a “night-time” formula.
Passionflower extract (as Passiflora incarnata): Another calming herb that may help people with sleep disorder, insomnia, stress and anxiety.
Soy phospholipids: May assist in menopausal symptoms, premenstrual syndrome and osteoporosis. It shows promise for angina, cardiovascular disease and hyperlipemia, but not known to assist in weight loss.
Accelis is marketed as a nighttime formula where “2 easy-to-swallow, stimulant-free, rapid-release softgel capsules taken together in one easy serving before bed will deliver accelerated weight loss.” Accelis is also heavily marketed with study claims that may not mean anything in regards to this weight-loss pill at all, since the study only researches the key ingredient in an undisclosed dosage. That means that the effective dose could very well be much higher than the does found in this supplement, which is very likely since the proprietary blend of all ingredients is a relatively small amount.
AT $19.49 a bottle, this is fairly inexpensive compared to other diet pills. At 40 Softgels per bottle it will last 20 days.
This product has only a 30-day money back guarantee, which is brarely enough time to determine if you like the product. But it’s still slightly better than no guarantee at all.
Corosolic acid has been used for years to lower blood sugar levels in diabetics. However, diabetics need their blood sugar regulated because their body does not do it on its own. Presumably if you are not diabetic and your body is already properly regulating glucose, then taking Accelis could theoretically disturb your body’s natural glucose functioning.
On the other hand, there have not been very many serious side-effects reported with this supplement, so it is probably reasonably safe. Whether or not it’s effective for weight loss is a whole different question. With the tea extracts all lacking their natural caffeine, they are likely not very effective. However, we at least give it credit for containing a few good ingredients (albeit in a small dose), and for being affordable.
The price is affordable, but yet the guarantee is less than impressive. We do not recommend this as a diet supplement due to the relatively small amount of proven proprietary ingredients. However, it may be worth trying if you don’t mind being out $20 bucks if it doesn’t work as miraculously as the manufacturer claims it does, which we suspect it doesn’t.