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Zylotrim Review

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You may have seen a commercial recently on TV for the diet pill Zylotrim with images of fat-dissolving enzymes swirling around problem areas such as the stomach and thighs. On the official website for Zylotrim, there is another broadcast that states “Is it difficult to lose weight? Have you tried everything and nothing has worked, you just can’t seem to lose the weight. Well don’t give up, it’s not your fault and here’s why…you have less active Fat Burning Enzymes”. The Zylotrim advertising claims that Zylotrim is “Clinically proven to more than double the activity level of your Fat burning enzymes”. By increasing the activity of these enzymes people should experience fat loss. 

So the big question is can Zylotrim really work as an effective metabolism enhancer strong enough to help you lose weight? This Zylotrim Diet Pill Review will shed some light on the advertising claims and the potential effectiveness of the ingredients Zylotrim contains.

Review of Zylotrim Ingredients

Zylotrim was not an easy diet pill to review. Any useful information about this product, including the actual ingredients and published clinical trials was severely lacking. The ingredients of Zylotrim were listed as follows, “Zylotrim® consists of an all-natural compound derived from yam in Latin America.” Unfortunately, Zylotrim advertising fails to tell you what the all-natural compound is so a little detective work was needed to solve this unnecessarily difficult riddle.

To decipher what the “magic” ingredient in Zylotrim is, some research had to be done. Firstly, the Zylotrim website makes the claim at the top of the page that “Zylotrim – Rated #1 Weight Loss Active Ingredient! – According to Functional Foods & Nutraceuticals Magazine, March 2007”. After scouring this publication a few times and not finding any mention of Zylotrim, it became evident that the ingredient must be discussed by its generic name. After re-reading the publication there was finally a mention of a thermogenic weight loss product called 7-Keto DHEA that is extracted from yam.

7-Keto DHEA, also known as 3-acetyl-7-oxo-dehydroepiandrosterone, is a natural metabolite that stimulates the thermogenic (fat-burning) enzymes of the liver, promotes resting metabolic rate (RMR) and helps to increase the lean tissue to fatty tissue ratio. There are a few human clinical trials have been conducted with 7-Keto to determine its safety and effectiveness to increase resting metabolic rate. One clinical trial found that overweight adults who were given a 7-day treatment with 7-Keto along with a calorie-restricted diet had a significant increase in their resting metabolic rates (The Journal of Nutritional Biochemistry. 2007 Sep;18(9):629-34. Epub 2007 Apr5.). What this study suggests is that 7-Keto helps to increase the fat burning ability of the body at rest, thus causing the body to burn more calories and gradually reduce weight when a low-calorie diet is followed. 

Zylotrim and Weight Loss – Do Zylotrim Diet Pills Burn Fat?

Zylotrim contains 7-Keto DHEA that has been found to enhance metabolism, but there are no statements in Zylotrim’s advertising about how much of this weight loss ingredient each pill contains. The advertising states that “Based on clinical studies, recommended dosage for optimum results is daily maximum dosage of 4 capsules per day.” Since there are no references to these clinical studies it is impossible to evaluate the effectiveness of Zylotrim or even know if these clinical studies were conducted with statistical accuracy. 

This Zylotrim Diet Pill review can only conclude that Zylotrim fails to provide the necessary product information to support the weight loss claims made. Zylotrim may contain 7-Keto DHEA that has been clinically proven to increase resting metabolic rate in humans and may aid weight loss when combined with a calorie-restricted diet, however the advertising for Zylotrim fails to provide any scientific information about their product to support their claims. Without full disclosure about Zylotrim’s ingredients, ingredient amounts and references to published, peer-reviewed clinical trials consumers are forced to trust the advertising, which in many cases is misleading and false. If Zylotrim had all the clinical evidence it claims to have supporting it then it should be eager to share it with the public. The fact that Zylotrim is so secretive about its ingredients and does not provide references to their clinical trials suggests that their product is substandard and in most cases will not help people to lose weight.

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