Cylaris, like many diet pills, makes big unsubstantiated claims. According to the Cylaris site, it is the “Strongest Diet Pill” backed by “Scientific Research.” Cylaris is made by Iovate Health, the same company that manufactures Hydroxycut, Rapid Slim, and Smart Burn, among others. Fortunately, it’s not hard to see past slick marketing once you take a quick look at the ingredients of Cylaris.
Vitamin B12 is known as the “energy vitamin”. It is used to remedy fatigue, but it is not a proven weight loss ingredient.
Folic acid is the synthetic form of folate that is found in supplements and added to fortified foods. Folate is a water-soluble B vitamin that occurs naturally in food. Again, this is not a proven weight loss ingredient.
Soy extract may help prevent various forms of cancer, including breast and prostate cancer by inhibiting cell proliferation. This is not a proven weight loss ingredient.
Selenium is a mineral important to several biological processes, but it is not a proven weight loss ingredient. (Are you noticing a trend yet?)
Chromium can help regulate your blood sugar, but the jury is still out as to whether or not this correlates directly with weight loss.
Caffeine is one of the few diet pill ingredients that actually has been proven to promote weight loss. Caffeine is a stimulant that can temporarily speed up metabolic processes and is a diuretic.
Green tea is one of the more common diet pill ingredients, green tea actually is a good weight loss ingredient. It has become popular in diet pills for its fat-burning properties.
Cissus quadrangularis, or veld grape is a plant indigenous to India. Used in native medicines for centuries. Research is being done on its benefits of fracture repair and other bone healing. Preliminary research suggests that this may also turn out to be a decent weight loss promoting ingredient, but more research is needed.
Cylaris seems to make a big deal over Cissus Quadrangularis, but this is a largely unproven ingredient. Even according to the one quoted study (that apparently can’t be found in any kind of scientific journal) a dosage of at least 300 mg would be required in order for it to be effective. It’s possible that it contains that amount, but it’s not likely since the entire “proprietary blend” is only 522 mg blend. So if there is 300 mg of Cissus Quadrangularis in the formula then there isn’t enough room for there to be a clinically effective does of green tea. Basically, either way you look at it, there’s only room for one clinically effective does of one ingredient, and there âˆšÂ¢â€šÃ‡Â¨Ã€Ãºs a good chance there isn’t an effective dose of anything!
Cylaris offers a 30-day money-back guarantee. We recommend diet pills that come with at least a 60-day money-back guarantee, but a short guarantee window is better than none, assuming they honor it.
The price on the Cylaris website is approximately $31 with shipping and handling for one bottle. However, Cylaris is retailed on the web, and at such stores as Wal-Mart and Walgreen’s for as low as $19.95.
In spite of its claims, Cylaris is definitely not the “strongest” diet pill in the world. It’s a mid-grade diet pill at best. It would appear that more research needs to be done on its most hyped ingredient, Cissus quadrangularis, to determine it’s weight loss properties. We recommend several pills with a proven track record on this website if you’re really looking for something effective.