Last updated on September 11th, 2015
Paleotrim diet pills are a recent addition to the UK marketplace (August 2013).
The pills are marketed by the California-based company, Briland Brands, but it is unclear whether the company is also responsible for the manufacturing process, or if the pills are a private label product hiding behind Briland Brand’s chosen label.
Lets take a closer look.
Briland Brands claim their pills work in three ways:
- Burn fat
- Increase energy
- Boost metabolism
In short, the pills are supposed to provide the same benefits as a dozen or more competing blends, the only real difference is the chosen marketing tactic. The Paleotrim diet pill blend contains only natural ingredients, and Briland Brands hope to capitalize on this fact by specifically targeting people who practice the paleolithic diet.
Paleotrim is available to buy from Amazon, and the product can also be purchased from the company website, but international shipping charges are ridiculously expensive, so Amazon is by far the best option for UK based customers.
[plain]A bottle of the pills costs £19.95 from Amazon, without any additional cost for postage. A bottle of the pills, purchased from the official website, will cost UK customers $29.95, along with a shipping charge of around $65.[/plain]
What is the Paleolithic Diet?
Practitioners of the paleolithic diet, often called “the hunter gatherer diet” are only allowed to eat certain types of food and in many ways the diet could regarded as a lifestyle choice. The recommended nutritional plan is based on early man’s presumed diet in the paleolithic era (10, 000 years ago) and food supplies at that time would all have been either hunted or gathered.
Modern day practitioners can eat meat and fish because these would have been available to early man the hunter, and foods such as fruit, nuts, roots and fungi etc. are also acceptable because all of these things would have been part of the diet of early man the gatherer.
Many modern-day foods, such are bread (refined flour, yeast and sugar) cheese and yoghurt etc. would not have been available and are therefore believed to be unhealthy because the body has adapted—through many generations—to the paleolithic diet.
Claimed Benefits of Paleotrim Diet Pills
All the ingredients are diet pill regulars, that are believed to assist weight loss, and—as stated earlier in this review—Briland Blends suggest that their chosen formulation offers an ideal weight loss solution for paleolithic dieters.
The blend may or may not offer affective weight loss (we’ll look at that later), but it is unlikely that any seasoned practitioner of the paleolithic lifestyle would ever consider any form of diet pill a natural thing to put into their body.
[warning]Early man did not go down in history for his pill-popping ways, and would not have been able to hunt for man-made products that did not exist, so the marketing concept behind this product is totally misplaced.[/warning]
Some of the ingredients in the formulation have known merits, but no inclusion rates are provided, so the possible benefits—or side effects—afforded by this blend are impossible to predict.
|Green Tea Extract
|Apple Cider Vinegar
Raspberry ketones, African mango, and acai are healthy ingredients with a growing reputation in the weight loss field. Clinical evidence is lacking, but green tea has a good reputation for encouraging weight loss as well. The potential benefits of some of the other ingredients are more debatable.
The company website’s testimonials page contains just three names, and one of the endorsements was made by their sponsored athlete—a lady who is unlikely to have a bad word to say about her sponsors.
Independent reviews are few and far between. A few reviews can be found on the Amazon website, and customers seem pleased with their purchases, but it is hard to get an overall idea of the product’s potential without a more significant amount of feedback.
The fruit-based ingredients are unlikely to present any problems, but some of the other ingredients may prove problematic to some users.
- Caffeine Anhydrous: Side effects may include heart palpitations, restlessness, headaches and the jitters.
- Kelp: The rich iodine content could aggravate thyroid or kidney problems and may also have a negative interaction with medications.
This product should be avoided by pregnant and nursing mothers, due to the possibility of ingredient related side effects and the unknown specifics relating to the blend in general. Anybody with known health issues should seek medical advice before use.
Is It Recommended
These pills are marketed towards a totally unsuitable user group and are unlikely to appeal to anyone who follows the stringent nutritional guidelines of the paleolithic diet.
Some of the ingredients may encourage weight loss, but the pills have not been tested and the lack of inclusion rates makes the product a gamble at best. Many alternative blends have been tested, are proven to deliver results, and are probably a much safer bet—without the risk of side effects—so the consumer is advised to try their luck with another product instead.