Do weight loss pills work?

Zylotrim is a weight loss supplement which is claimed by the manufacturers as, "clinically proven to increase fat burning enzymes to help you lose weight and body fat," (www.zylotrim.com). However, the claims made by this manufacturer have not been evaluated by the United States Food and Drug Administration (FDA) and are not approved to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent diseases, including obesity-related disorders. Unsupported statements such as these often signal a red flag for most consumers, and rightfully so.

The Makers of Zylotrim

The Zylotrim trademark is registered to the Obesity Research Institute LLC (ORI). Unfortunately, the ORI has a notorious reputation. In a major lawsuit for making misleading claims; a judgment in the amount of $1,500,000 for consumer redress was determined against the ORI. Visit the Federal Trade Commission for further details regarding this case. Additionally, a quick perusal of the Better Business Bureau's reliability report of the ORI reveals that overall consumer satisfaction is very low. These two facts alone make purchasing any health and dietary supplements from such a disreputable corporation seem risky.

Ingredients in Zylotrim

Unfortunately the main ingredients of Zylotrim are not easy to discern. Producers of this supplement base its weight-loss qualities on a non-specific Latin American yam. The corporation expresses that the product also contains a special blend of green tea, kola-nut, and vitamins B12 and B6. Beyond this, active ingredients are not clearly specified. Some reviewers have made speculations as to what the active chemical within this magic weight-loss pill might be, however no final conclusions have been determined. One can only blindly hope this product will actually do all that it claims to do using its so-called "100% natural" ingredients. It should be noted, a product which claims to have natural ingredients does not guarantee a more effective or healthier alternative to synthetic substitutes.

The Money-Back Guarantee

Zylotrim offers a supposed 100% money back guarantee on products. The particulars of this return policy are as follows:

  • A consumer has 30 days to return the product.
  • Consumers must make purchases of the product directly via Zylotrim for this guarantee to apply.
  • Additionally, these purchases must be made through the internet or from TV marketing.

Considering that a single 60-count container is designed to offer only 15 to 30 days of optimal dosages, there seems to be inadequate opportunity to determine whether or not the pills are honestly effective before the chance to receive a refund expires.

Review in Conclusion


Unfortunately, there are too many holes in the available propaganda of Zylotrim to produce a well-informed review of the product. Generally, diet pills like this make exaggerated statements offering fallible clinical studies and empty promises. However, the standard for successful and true weight loss remains the same: those seeking to lose weight must combine exercise and reduced caloric intake to witness results. This standard is based on the law of thermodynamics. Insofar as it can be ascertained, a consumer would be well-advised to save money, and familiarize him or herself with healthy eating habits in the pursuit of weight-loss.

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