Slim Sip is a weight loss supplement marketed by High Street TV Group Ltd and sold under the New Image Health Brand name.
Two main benefits are promised:
- Suppressed appetite
- Maintains healthy cholesterol levels
Slim Sip Review
Effective appetite suppressants can help assist weight loss by reducing the daily calorie intake and, if the amount of calories consumed becomes lower than the body’s daily requirements, it will have to make up the deficit by burning existing stores of body fat.
Unfortunately many appetite suppressing products fail to live up the manufacturer’s claims, but Slim Sip contains just one main appetite suppressing ingredient—konjac—and it offers proven benefits, both as an appetite suppressant and as a cholesterol control mechanism.
Konjac – Glucomannan
Often called glucomannan, Konjac is fibrous substance taken from the roots of an Asian plant. It has an non-digestible nature and imparts very few calories, but konjac’s real power lies in its ability to absorb large quantities of fluid—for this reason konjac supplements are usually taken with (or mixed with) plenty of water.
Once ingested the water causes the konjac fibres to expand and fill the stomach. This leaves less room for food (preventing overeating), while also dulling the appetite (removing the desire to eat as much food as normal).
Konjac has performed well in several clinical studies and (in 2008) the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition published the results of one such study that concluded: “Glucomannan appears to beneficially affect total cholesterol, LDL cholesterol, triglycerides, body weight, and FBG, but not HDL cholesterol or BP.” [WebMd]
Konjac is an effective ingredient, but studies conducted by the European Food Safety Agency indicate good results can only be obtained if at least 3 doses are taken each day (which is the case here) and that each dose should provide at least 1g of konjac—the inclusion rate here is unknown.
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- Acidity regulators
- Citric acid
- Sodium bicarbonate
- Anti-caking agent
None of the supplementary ingredients are likely to provide anything of value. They are included merely to provide the drink with its effervescent nature and to improve the colour and taste—although taste remains a real issue for many users.
Potential Slim Sip Benefits
- Vegan friendly
- Helps control cholesterol levels
- Just 9 calories per serving
- Clinically proven to help you lose weight as part of a healthy eating plan
Slim Sip Customer Feedback
Although some customers say Slim Sip produced the required results, many others claim use of the formulation had no effect at all and complaints about the flavour are common.
A few average responses read:
Possible Slim Sip Side Effects
Side effects are unlikely, but pregnant and nursing mothers should not use dietary supplements of any kind unless their use has been approved by a doctor. The same advice is offered to anyone who has existing healthy issues or is taking any form of medication.
Where to Buy Slim Sip
Slim Sip is available to buy from many online stores. It is also stocked by Boots and many other high street chemists.
The price varies from supplier to supplier, but a packet of 30 sachets usually costs £17 to £20. Used in the recommended way, a box should last a week, so Slim Sip is quite an expensive product to use and it is sold without a money back guarantee.
We recommend LeanBean in the appetite suppressing category. It contains Konjac root as well as several other essential minerals and vitamins that are often lacking when the appetite is suppressed.
LeanBean is a capsule based diet pill and is easy swallow.
It is suitable for vegans and does not cause side effects