Get Up Slim Down Review
Get Up Slim Down is a new entrant into the diet pill and weight loss industry that is starting to be heavily marketed through infomercials and other advertising. According to their website, it is a “comprehensive, research-proven lifestyle program intended to help you lose weight, boost energy, and enhance your mood.” Also, “The Get Up Slim Down Program incorporates stress control, and an easy-to-follow exercise and nutrition program with a daily dietary supplement.”
Get Up Slim Down spins their product as being more than just your average diet pill or weight loss solution. They have a “program” that is “proven” to make you lose weight. Because of the ambiguity of their site and this program, here it is in a nutshell: You get a mix for a meal replacement shake (seems like an average protein shake), dietary supplements (diet pills), and a book (that I’m assuming provides details of an exercise program). Revolutionary? Hardly.
This Get Up Slim Down review will look primarily into the ingredient profile of their diet pills in order to judge the expected efficacy of the program. The exercise program and the meal replacement shake can easily be acquired elsewhere so we wont go into that much.
Get Up Slim Down Ingredients
Dietary Supplement [Proprietary Blend (350 mg)]
Meal Replacement Shake (Chocolate)
- Protein (30g)
- Low-glycemic Carbohydrates (30g)
- Healthy Fats (5g)
- Dietary Fiber (5g)
- 22 Vitamins and Minerals
Orange Peel - Orange peel contains synephrine which has been shown to be an effective stimulant that helps with weight loss. It’s important to note that orange peel only contains synephrine; and synephrine is found in varying (although small) amounts in orange peel.
Eurycoma Root - Designed to help boost your energy, eurycoma longfolia has been shown in some studies to help increase muscle strength.
Green Tea - Green Tea is a proven weight loss ingredient that helps to increase your metabolic rate. Green tea always get a thumbs up from if it is included in the rights amounts.
L-Theanine – An amino acid, l-theanine has been shown to be effective in reducing stress levels. Does this translate directly into weight loss? No. But it’s not a bad thing to have in there.
So in terms of losing weight, the green tea, eurycoma, and (maybe) the orange peel were decent-to-good choices. Unfortunately, however, the curse of the proprietary blend rears is ugly head again. Get Up Slim Down doesn’t disclose how much of each ingredient is actually in the diet pill. We can, however, conjecture given the total amount of the pill. Each pill contains 350 mg. If you take the recommended dosage, you’ll get 700 mg per day. Is this enough room to fit these ingredients in the right amounts? Our guess is no. For example, PatenTrim and Thermodrenix both contain 1,000 mg of green tea alone. That’s not even counting the rest of the ingredients (which is another 1,800 mg or more of quality ingredients). As you can see, it’s not looking like Get Up Slim Down has much to offer in terms ingredients in their diet pill.
As already mentioned, the meal replacement shake looks to be just your average weight loss shake or protein shake. Nothing to shout about here either. So with what we’re assuming is a mediocre diet pill and a run-of-the-mill weight loss shake, the exercise program would have to be the best dang workout program that this planet has ever seen in order for us to suggest this product.
Get Up Slim Down’s Marketing
They currently advertise heavily on TV through ads and infomercials. From what I’ve seen so far, it’s about what you’d expect. No big surprises. Their website is clean and pretty professional. They provide a decent amount of information about the product, but we thought that there simply wasn’t enough focus on the ingredients and what they do for you (we found the ingredients listed in a FAQ). They mention in a number of places that the Dr.’s research has been presented at 8 professional conferences. It’s important to realize though, that just because he presented his sales pitch and/or results at these conferences, doesn’t mean that those at the conference agreed with the research, nor does the information presented have to be proven. I friend of mine also recently presented at such a conference on his research (which is far from being proven in clinical studies).
Get Up Slim Down is trying to put a different spin on weight loss products. They are combining diet pills, a weight loss shake, and an exercise program. But that’s about it. The commercials are somewhat ambiguous about what the program actually is (intentional I’m sure) and it makes it out to seem bigger than it is. Be careful.
Get Up Slim Down’s Price
So one bottle of Get Up Slim Down (just the diet pill) is $49.95 which will last you one month, plus shipping and handling which is $10 (that seems a little steep to me for a little bottle). For that price you get one bottle and the “program guide.” If you want the meal replacement shake (shown on the next page after you choose to buy) it’s an extra $35 and if you want the book it’s an extra $16.95! This little program is starting to add up pretty fast isn’t it? So by the end, you’re looking at upwards of $102 for a one month supply of diet pills and shakes and an exercise program and a book. Considering their weak ingredient profile (mostly because of the amounts and proprietary blend) this is way too much for what you’re getting.
As a side note, I thought I’d point out something funny. For option 1 of their purchase program, you buy two bottles and you get another bottle free (total of 3 bottles for $99.90 + S&H). For option 2, you buy 3 bottles and you get S&H for free (total of 3 bottles for $149.85). So unless S&H charges are an outrageous $50, someone at Get Up Slim Down hasn’t done their math right.
Get Up Slim Down’s Guarantee
They have a 60 day money back guarantee on all unused product (less S&H). This is a decent guarantee, but there are many companies with much, much better ones (lifetime guarantees).
Get Up Slim Down is trying to paint a diet pill as something it’s not. They propose a complete “program” for you to lose weight that has been “proven” but the reality is that it’s just another mediocre diet pill matched with a weight loss shake (if you pay the extra $35) and an exercise program (just google weight loss program and I’m sure you’ll find more than enough workouts to help you). The ingredients are good, but in low amounts (indicated by the low proprietary blend). The price is through the roof. And the guarantee is ok, but nothing to bet the farm on. We suggest looking for a diet pill that fully discloses the correct amounts of ingredients at a much better price. Look elsewhere.