Sometimes the hardest part of weight loss, is learning to curb those hunger cravings. After burgers, pizza and cakes become routine, it’s hard for people to trade them for apples, grapes and salads. And sure people can do it for a little while, but they won’t feel as full as they used to. Because of this relapse is virtually inevitable.
But wait, there’s Apatrim, here to save the day and curb that pesky appetite that wants to continually snack. And not only is it all natural, but it also boasts of having no stimulants in it! Could this be real? Is this the hope that can once and for all beat that after dinner scoops of ice cream with chocolate sauce? We decided to find out.
Apatrim is manufactured by the Ohio based PatentHealth LLC. PatentHealth is known for producing over-the-counter products, such as diet pills and joint health supplements. In 2012 the Better Business Bureau (BBB) revoked the company’s accreditation because of issues of non-compliance with one of the company’s products. Apatrim can be purchased on the company’s website, as well as online retailers like drugstore.com and Amazon.com.
Apatrim no longer has its own website, so any information about the product has to come from 3rd party sources, such as the retailers the supply it. Essentially Apatrim is an appetite suppressor, and helps lower overall calorie intake during any given day it’s used.
While reviews on PatentHealth’s website may claim that Apatrim is highly effective, reviews on other websites such as Amazon.com report less than stellar results, with some users reporting very little weight loss, if any at all.
It’s common practice among some diet pill manufacturers to overload their products with ingredients, so as to make the product look more effective than it really is. Sometimes these ingredients can help with weight loss, while other times the ingredients may have nothing to do with it. Other times still these ingredients may have adverse effects. Apatrim however, is a different story.
Caralluma fimbriata extract is the only active ingredient included in Apatrim. A cactus native to rural India, it is believed that this ingredient can help suppress appetite. When tested clinically however, results were mixed in how effective it was. There are no known side effects from ingesting caralluma fimbriata.
Unlike other diet pills (especially ones with high levels of stimulants), Apatrim is a nice break from the mold, because it lacks adverse effects. Apatrim also comes with a free meal plan. It’s nice when a company gives you some direction in how to successfully lose weight.
Despite claims that caralluma fimbriata is known to be an appetite suppressant, the fact of the matter is that studies have shown that this product may in reality only help with modest weight loss, if any.
To add to this, without any additional ingredients, there’s no way to say that Apatrim can do much else. There are no thermogenic agents, no stimulants, no additional antioxidants to help with cleanse the body in any way. What this product tries to claim is it’s strength through so little ingredients is actually it’s greatest weakness because it unintentionally admits everything that it lacks.
And to make this all worse, it’s not like Apatrim even has a website anymore. Any information you can find about Apatrim is from 3rd party sources. When 3rd party sources give information about products, there is the possibility that claims can contradict each other depending on the websites, as well as leaving out details about the product itself. Compound this with very few user reviews about this product and the claims it makes become even more questionable.
Apatrim likes to boast that it has no stimulants and that it is all natural, which is true. However even though the effectiveness of it’s product is boasted, the results fall far lower than what is advertised.
On paper anything can look good. On paper, marketing teams can add things like ALL CAPS or multiple !s to make their products seem better than they are. Eventually though these techniques weren’t enough to keep Apatrim’s website up. Today the product is slowly disappearing, with much of the information that can be found on it already being dated by at least a couple years. Better diet pills on the market aren’t like this, and have readily available frequently updated information. If our review does persuade you to stay away from this product, it’s own lack of available information on the internet should help tip your opinion away from favor with this product.
Receive a Weekly Newsletter from CGH