An update has been made to this review. Please see the ingredient update below.
YogaSlender is marketed as a diet pill for those who are looking “Enlighten Your Life.” It claims to use ingredients that those who practice Ayurveda (known as the “science of life” in India) have used for centuries to maintain their health. Whether or not you buy the story is up to you, but that’s the general idea. From their website, “According to Ayurveda the consumption of different food and herbs will affect the elemental balance in a both positive and negative manner. For the first time ever, YogaSlender has taken the most important herbs in Ayurvedic medicine and brought them together in one single supplement!”
Regardless of whether or not it has been used in Ayurvedic practices, let’s take a look at the ingredients to see if they are likely to help you lost weight.
- Gymnema Sylvestre
- Garcinia Cambogia
- Cayenne Pepper
- Clary Sage
- Gotu Kola
- Coleus Forskohlii
- Salacia Reticulata
- Holy Basil
Guggul - Some believe guggulsterones to aid in increasing your metabolism. More research is needed, however, as these claims have not been proven.
Gymnema Sylvestre – Has been shown to aid in blood sugar levels.
Garcinia Cambogia – An effective appetite supressant, garcinia cambogia has been proven to aid in weight loss.
Ingredient Update: The FDA has issued a warning against Hydroxycut-branded products for possibly causing health problems related with the liver. While the FDA has not confirmed it, some believe that the ingredient behind the problems is Hyrdoxycitric Acid, or HCA. HCA is found in Garcinia Cambogia. So until more definitive research is done, we are no longer recommending any products that contain the ingredient Hyrdoxycitric Acid. See the complete FDA report here or the Hydroxycut Review here for more info.
Cayenne - The jury is still out as to the effectiveness of cayenne’s effictiveness.
Coleus Forskohlii – Has been shown to aid in weight loss in clinical studies.
YogaSlender does have a few good ingredients. The amounts of those ingredients, however, are not diclosed (nor do we know how much the whole blend is). As such it’s extremely difficult to say how effective YogaSlender is likely to be.
They have a pretty run-of-the-mill website providing basic information on ingredients, testimonials, faq, and a buy section. They do use the tactic of quoting a high retail price and the offering you a ‘special deal’ for much less (an old and tacky tactic). You’ll also see this comment: “We have 197 bottles left and you can buy it now for only $16 per bottle!” Well I’m willing to bet that you’ll see that same 197 number there everytime you go to the site. Unless, of course, the shipping agent logs onto the website after every sale to change the number (yeah right). Aside from that, nothing to out of the ordinary that needs to be warned about here.
$16 per bottle. This is dirt cheap, but be careful, you’ll often get what you paid for.
I found no information about a guarantee on their site. Not a good thing.
While touting a couple of proven ingredients, the rest are simply good health supplements (which may be what this diet pill is going after). We don’t know the amounts of the ingredients included, which is never a good sign. The is low, but there’s no guarantee. I’m positive that you could find a much better diet pill than YogaSlender with proven ingredients at the right amounts (although you’ll definitely pay more than $16 for it.