As the name suggests, Skinny Gal is a diet pill aimed at women and, if the marketing spiel is to be believed, it’s strong enough to provide “extreme weight loss”. The product has been brought to market by a company called RockStar.
There’s a respected energy drink manufacturer with that name, so we feel it’s important to point out the company marketing Skinny Gal has no connection with the Rockstar energy drink range or the company that manufactures them.
However, the fact that the diet pills bear a star-shaped logo that looks very similar to the one used by the energy drink company could confuse diet pill buyers into thinking the company is the same.
Marketing and Distribution
RockStar Skinny Gal is only available from Amazon.com. We found an official website set-up as a sub-domain on the Shopify website.
It contains a few big promises about what the product can do, but it’s not possible to buy from the site.
The site also contains a page that promises a free bottle of pills in exchange for a review.
Obviously RockStar cannot make this offer on their Amazon sales page, so perhaps the Shopify site has been created specially to funnel the “right kind” of diet pill buyers to Amazon. Whatever the reason, we are not fans of this kind of marketing technique.
How to Use – One capsule is required each day, before meals.
Advertised Skinny Gal Benefits
- Diet pill made by women, for women
- Thermogenic diet pill for women
- Fast fat burner
- Blocks carbs and suppresses the appetite
- Extreme potency
- 100% pure and safe for women
- The most powerful diet pill for women
How Does Skinny Gal Work?
Cutting to the chase, the three main benefits offered appear to be carb blocking, appetite suppression, and fat burning. Many competing products offer dieters much more in the way of support and much less in the way of hype.
However, if the pills do what they are alleged to do, women taking them will be able to eat less food without suffering the discomfort of annoying hunger pangs.
Calorie intake will be further reduced because some of the carbohydrate they consume will not be absorbed and will, therefore, be unable to release any calories. Finally, the body will become primed to lose extra calories in the form of heat (thermogenic fat burning).
Each capsule provides:
- Garcinia Cambogia (40mg)
- African Mango (25mg)
- Conjugated Linoleic Acid (15mg)
- White Kidney Bean (10mg):
Proprietary blend: (235mg)
- Caffeine Anhydrous
- Raspberry Ketones
- Green Coffee
- Hoodia Gordonii
- Cayenne Pepper
- Apple Cider Vinegar
- Papaya Leaf
Skinny Gal Potential
This formulation contains far too many ingredients. There are 16 in total and 12 of them are housed in a proprietary blend.
The four ingredients that are not included in the proprietary blend are actually pretty good and the fact that the inclusion rates are supplied allows us to see the amounts provided are far too low to be effective.
There are no inclusion rates for the other ingredients but the proprietary blend is only 235mg and the fact that it contains so many components does not offer hope for potent doses.
However, Skinny Gal is alleged to be a carb blocker. White kidney bean has this ability. When consumed before meals, it compromises the abilities of the digestive enzyme responsible for processing carbohydrate, but the dose is often 2000mg per day. Science shows white kidney bean extract can also work if the dose is reduced to 1000mg, but Skinny Gal only contains 10mg. That’s a joke.
Appetite suppression is also promised. The best two appetite suppressing ingredients in this formulation are likely t be garcinia cambogia and African mango. Both have a good reputation for getting results but, once again, a much higher dose would be required.
Conjugated linoleic acid may help with fat burning, but a review of the data available shows study results are conflicting. It also suggests a dose of 3-6 gram per day is necessary. The Skinny Gal formulation only contains 10mg. There are better fat burners, such as cayenne, in the proprietary blend, but the amounts cannot possibly be sufficient.
Skinny Gal Customer Feedback
There is no shortage of customer feedback and most of it appears to be good, but that could be due to the fact that Rock Star is offering free pills in exchange for reviews.
Two positive reviews:
And two from unhappy customers:
We also discovered several reviews written by people who claimed the free pills they were given in exchange for their reviews were not the same as the ones they originally purchased:
Skinny Gal Side Effects and Health Issues
A lot of customers report experiencing negative effects.
Reported side effects include:
- Bad attitude
- Mood swings
- Pounding head
- Stomach pains
- “Messed-up” hormones
We suggest not using this product without first obtaining a doctor’s approval.
Skinny Gal Purchasing Options and Considerations
Skinny Gal is only available via Amazon.com and no international shipping is offered, so Rock Star appear to be only interested in targeting women in the USA.
A 30-day money back guarantee is promised in the Amazon marketing details, but no information is provided about the claims process or any special terms that may apply. The manufacturer’s Shopify site doesn’t mention the guarantee at all. However, customers who have trouble obtaining a refund should be able to rely on Amazon to provide assistance.
The Bottom Line
We are not seeing anything in the Skinny Gal formulation that will make it particularly suitable for women, but we are seeing a few good ingredients that are being hampered by low inclusion rates.
The way this product appears to be being marketed on the back of the good name of a respected energy drink company also fails to impress, as does the manner in which RockStar are encouraging customers to leave them Amazon reviews.
Granted there are plenty of reviews that suggest the pills work, but are they to be relied upon? Looking at the formulation, even if it’s used in conjunction with diet and exercise, the benefits provided are likely to be negligible, yet a lot of the five-star reviews make Skinny Gal sound like a very potent product.
We don’t buy it, and we cannot encourage our readers to buy any diet pill that is marketed in such an unorthodox way and is likely to provide so little in the way of support.