Coming all the way from the end of South America, HydroSlim may not be that well known to people outside of the Spanish speaking world. This product claims to help people lose weight by suppressing their appetite. It does this with a patented substance called SWELL, which expands in the stomach, making the user feel full.
Not much else is known about this product, and if you don’t know any Spanish, any information you can get on this is hard to find. Regardless, that still begs the question: can this product actually help you lose weight? Or is this nothing different than what a snake oil salesman will sell? We decided to find out.
HydroSlim is manufactured by a company named Nutraline, which has its headquarters in Santiago, Chile. Founded in 2003, Nutraline centers its products towards the fitness nutrition and wellness markets. Nutraline is represented by domestic and international brands, such as MetRx, Sunvit Life, BSN, Ultimate Nutrition, Spring Valley and ON to name a few. Nutraline also has regulatory, logistics, marketing and accounting departments that work with over 70 partners to ensure that customers get only the best service possible. HydroSlim can be purchased on the company’s official website.
HydroSlim contains in it a patented substance known as SWELL. SWELL is a polymer that expands in the stomach when water is included. In this sense, it acts very similarly to fibers such as guar gum and glucomannan. Users are instructed to take two capsules with 300ml (about 10 ounces) of water that is free of sodium 30-40 minutes before the largest meals of the day, for example lunch and dinner.
We could find no independent reviews of this product.
SWELL is the one ingredient that is mentioned to be included in this product. SWELL is a patented substance that expands in the stomach, making the user feel full. Past this substance, the company does not mention any other ingredients in this product. According to the label of this product there are 55mg of carbohydrates, 130mg of sugar and 24 grams of protein included in this product. What is confusing however, is that the label also lists 3 grams of “Protein”. We don’t know what the difference between these two are. There are also 2 grams of sodium included as well. This product contains a laboratory made substance, which is unlike diet pills on the top 10 list, which are only composed of all natural ingredients.
Gastrointestinal distress, gas, diarrhea and constipation. The official website does also mention “other minor problems” but this is not expanded on.
With so little information available, and with what is available being in Spanish or having transliteration issues, we can’t find anything good to say about this product.
The company’s website contains no clinical studies to prove that this product is effective in it’s claims. In addition to this, there are also a lack of both customer testimonials and independent reviews. What we are given is advertising copy, but nothing more. With this lack of information, we don’t even know if the principal ingredient, SWELL, is even safe at all!
Being that this product is made in Chile, there is also the issue of the language barrier. If you are not someone who speaks and understands Spanish, this would be a major barrier with this product. While there may be some effective products that have their origins abroad, being able to understand the product fully should be a prerequisite requirement.
There is also the matter that well, this product is from Chile. It may be hard to get ahold of, especially since the currency the company asks for is in the Chilean peso and not the United States dollar. The website makes no mention if there are any other currencies that would be accepted.
There is no proof that this product is effective in helping people lose weight. On top of that, it’s not even available outside of South America. Might as well get something that is more easily accessible.
Being that this product is geared toward the Chilean market, that alone makes this product undesirable. It’s not easy to get, especially if you don’t speak Spanish. On top of that, there are no clinical studies provided to prove that this product is either safe or effective. There are plenty of more easily accessible diet pills that can provide adequate weight loss. With this product being so hard to find out information on and being available on such a limited basis, why not just get something that’s much closer to home?
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