Last updated on September 11th, 2015
A dieting product with a name like Chocolate Banana is likely to catch people’s eyes.
Unfortunately it is not a new form of diet that allows you to eat chocolate and bananas; it is the brand name for a range of dietary supplements and slimming pills.
The brand is aimed mainly at the younger end of the dieting spectrum and primarily at women, but this is more to do with the sleek packaging and female-centric advertising than the actual contents of the pills.
They are suitable for men to take too.
What is Chocolate Banana
The Chocolate Banana range of supplements has recently been expanded and now includes the Original Chocolate Banana slimming supplement, Chocolate Banana Ultra, Chocolate Banana Special Edition, Chocolate Banana Thermite and Chocolate Banana Thermite Plus.
The ingredient for each product varies slightly but they all work on the principle of increasing fat burning, suppressing appetite and increasing you overall energy levels and sense of wellbeing.
What ingredients are used
Green tea is one of the ingredients in Chocolate Banana Ultra. Green tea was once the tipple of choice of only the Japanese aristocracy and inspired a whole cult of tea-making ceremonies, but it is now drunk worldwide thanks to its refreshing taste and metabolism boosting properties.
However it is also found in many skincare products as it has antibacterial properties, is calming to the skin and is a good treatment for acne.
Does Chocolate Banana Work
Reviewing the effectiveness of the Chocolate Banana range of slimming pills is made rather difficult by the fact that their website contains very little information on the contents of their pills.
Over the range of products, caffeine seems to be the main ingredient, with other common weight loss extracts added in, such as Green Tea, Acai Berry, and citrus aurentium.
Caffeine is a powerful stimulant and can increase your mental awareness, concentration levels and energy. It can also have the side effects of causing upset stomachs and insomnia, so it is best avoided in high doses if you are particularly sensitive to it.
Unfortunately none of the Chocolate Banana products have any information on the concentration of the extracts in them so it is hard to judge how effective they may or may not be. Some of the extracts listed are known to have weight loss and appetite suppressant qualities but only at certain concentrations, but there is no way of knowing if the Chocolate Banana products possess these extracts in high enough levels to be effective.
If independent reviews are anything to go by from other forums and slimming pill websites, the results seem to be very mixed.
There seems to be an alarming number of testimonials that tell of hospitalisation after taking the products due to high heart rates and fainting. This is post from the popular NetMums forum
This is particularly concerning since the products are aimed at young adults who are less likely to have pre-existing heart conditions, and because some of the products contain citrus aurentium, which has been linked to an increased rate in strokes.
In fairness, the MD of Chocolate Banana does reply in thread. Read the thread here
There are also positive reviews of the Chocolate Banana range out there, however, it would be wise to administer caution when considering using a product that does not openly advertise its contents, does not offer any money-back guarantee from its own website and claims to be the UK’s number one selling dietary supplement despite not being able to be purchased in many locations around the UK other than hair salons.
Is It Recommended
The key ingredient to successful weight loss is a healthy, calorie controlled diet and regular exercise. If you feel like you need a little extra help, then there are plenty of good quality slimming pills out there that can help you.
It is always best to read independent reviews of products and research the actual contents of the tablets. By checking out the facts it is possible to find the product that suits you best and can give you maximum results.
Unfortunately, based on the evidence, it does not look like the Chocolate Banana range of dietary supplements are going to be the best choice.
Chocolate Banana Stockists And Suppliers
can be ordered direct from the official website as well as many tanning salons with the UK. Unlikely to be stocked in chemists and health supplement suppliers such as Boots and GNC.