CitriTherm is a “high strength fat burner” that contains a relatively new ingredient called Sinetrol. The formulation is designed to promote an improved metabolism, reduce excess body fat, and help the user to attain and maintain a “healthy body composition”.
It is a product from Evolution Slimming – a UK based manufacturer and distributor of slimming and health products. Evolution Slimming are based in Kent and are arguably the most trusted online supplier of supplements in the UK – they also ship to many countries and have translations in French, German, Spanish and Italian.
Other advertised benefits include:
- Can be used continually with no risk of side effects
- Reduces waist and hip measurements
- Manufactured in the UK
- Vegetarian-friendly product
- Low in caffeine
- Ideal for people who want to lose weight naturally
Two capsules contain:
- Sinetrol (900mg)
- Green Tea Extract (50mg
- Zinc (10mg)
- Chromium (40ug)
CitriTherm is marketed as a side effect-free fat burner and the ingredients used in the blend should be able to live up to that claim.
SINETROL – Sinetrol is a patented ingredient that contains a quantity of guarana, which is a source of caffeine, but guarana releases its caffeine content too slowly to present the risk of side effects, and none of the other ingredients used in the CitriTherm formulation have been linked to negative issues, so the claim of a side effect-free formulation should hold true. The only other ingredients used in the Sinetrol blend are citrus fruits (grapefruit, blood orange, sweet orange). These may appear to be a strange choice for a fat burning blend, but several studies support the claims made for Sinetrol. For the purposes of one study, conducted in France, the researchers recruited a number of healthy adults, all of whom had a high BMI, and split them into two groups. Once group was given daily doses of Sinetrol for 12 weeks, the other group received a placebo. The results were impressive:
Waist and hip circumference and abdominal fat were decreased in the Sinetrol-XPur group as compared with the placebo group (p < 0.0001) (-5.71% vs. -1.56% for waist, -4.71% vs. -1.35% for hip and -9.73% vs. -3.18% for fat).
The researchers concluded Sinetrol supplementation is a “viable option” for reducing abdominal fat and decreasing waist and hip circumference.
GREEN TEA EXTRACT Green tea’s fat burning abilities are provided by antioxidants called catechins. It credibility as a weight loss provider has been put to the test many times and the researchers invariably reach the same conclusion: green tea works.
A 1999 edition of the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition contained the results of a study that investiaged the potential of green tea. The scientist involved hoped to obtain proof of the ingredient’s ability in two areas:
- Increased energy expenditure
- Improved fat oxidation
The data they obtained showed supplementation with green tea could achieve both objectives.
ZINC Several studies support the claims made for zinc’s abilities as a weight loss provider. In one study, carried out in Iran, volunteers were given supplements that provided 30mg of zinc gluconate each day. The researchers recorded reductions in weight and BMI and concluded: “Zinc can be suggested as a suitable supplementation therapy for obese people.”
CHROMIUM A versatile mineral that serves many purposes within the body. Expert opinion at the University of Maryland Medical Centre (USA) does not wholly support its alleged value as a fat burner, but affirms its ability to lower blood sugar levels.
Customer feedback is is predominantly good:
Does CitriTherm Cause Side Effects
Although side effects are unlikely to be an issue, pregnant or nursing mothers should never take any brand of food supplement without first discussing the matter with their GP. The same advice applies to people who have health problems of any kind or are taking medication.
The Final Judgement
When evaluating any supplement one of the first things to consider is the viability of the blend and, in this case, the chosen ingredients should be able to provide the promised results. Customer feedback can also provide a useful pointer and the available feedback suggests the blend works. The presence of a guarantee is important as well because its availability shows the manufacturer has confidence in their product and reassures consumers by ensuring they have nothing to lose. CitriTherm is an approved supplement.
Manufacturer & Distribution
CitriTherm is manufactured in the UK by Evolution Slimming. The company is one of Europe’s leading supplement suppliers and has reputation for providing a high level of customer service. Evolution Slimming’s typical marketing campaigns are refreshingly low on hype and all of their products are sold with a 30-day money back guarantee. The company’s products are only available via their online store, but the price on the sales page is always the price customers pay because no extra charges are applied to cover P&P.
Each bottle of CitriTherm contains 60 capsules and at the time of this review the price per bottle was £39.99. This is not unreasonable and the company offers significant discounts to customers who place larger orders.