On their official website, they claim:-
We all know that it’s physically more difficult for women to lose weight. Studies have shown that hormones, slower metabolism, stress, low energy, appetite and water retention are the key reasons women have trouble losing weight. New SLIMQUICK Pure is the only weight loss supplement designed specifically for a woman’s body to combat the six ways our bodies work against us.
Reduces Excess WATER
Well, the company behind SLIMQUICK Pure has certainly listed the most crucial aspects of womens’ weight loss. However, do their products contain the ingredients that tackle these issues comprehensively ? Looking at the ingredients, it doesn’t seem to the case.
Green tea in Slimquick Pure Regular strength is good for weight loss and definitely helps increase the metabolism and boost energy and reduce stress (acts as a stress buster like all teas).
However, it is not a very effective “appetite suppressant“, nor a very effective hormonal optimizer.
When it comes to optimizing the hormonal profile for weight loss, there are some crucial hormones and neurotransmitters that play a role in obesity. And in my opinion, Lean Optimizer by Dr. Sam is the perfect product for the hormonal approach to weight loss.
Cons of SlimQuick Pure product lineup
Lets look at the weak points of SlimQuick products especially when compared to other metabolism boosters and weight loss supplements.
1. Most of the ingredients in these products are focused towards raising the metabolism mainly.
And they’ve got good ingredients for the purpose – Green tea, capsaicin etc.
But, as modern research reveals “metabolism” is not the most important factor behind weight gain or obesity.
For years, the metabolism propoganda was carried on and weight loss companies made billions marketing their metabolism boosting products to the consumers.
Recent clinical studies have proved that obesity is a complex phenomenon, especially in America, where eating habits and the various obesity causing foods are directly linked to transforming the “fat-hoarding” hormones in Americans in general and specifically causing the leptin-insulin resistance.
So, merely focusing on metabolism boosters for your weight loss is NOT the best strategy to begin with. And take into account, that everyone is different.
Everyone’s hormonal profile is different and there might be several reasons why you are fat. So, SlimQuick might NOT be having those “ingredients” that will actually make you lose weight.
However, if you are interested in weight loss drinks, also checkout IdealShake, which contains a patented unique blend of protein, fiber and the hunger-blocker Slendesta, a potato protein extract with no reported side effects.
2. Slimquick does not target Dopamine and Acetylcholine comprehensively
Dopamine is the primary motivation and energy hormone, connected with eating behaviors and Acetylcholine is the primary neurotransmitter for cell energy signaling, that plays a role in insulin balancing and secreting more growth hormone which is great for weight loss.
Slimquick Pure Regular has Phosphatidylcholine, a choline supplement that increases both acetylcholine and dopamine.
Slimquick Pure Extra strength also has “L tyrosine”, which is also a good dopamine enhancer.
However, pills like Lean Optimizer by Dr. Sam and Phen375 have certain ingredients like Dimethypentylamine Hydrochloride, Sympathomimetric Amine and Tongkat ali that target the dopamine neurotransmitter more comprehensively. They also have L carnitine that boosts acetylcholine too. So, these diet products outperform Slimquick shakes, usually for most women.
Another great supplement is Genf20 Plus (an HGH supplement) which has Phosphatidylcholine, and L tyrosine both, and it targets dopamine, Serotonin, Human growth hormone and Acetylcholine all simultaneously.
Genf20 Plus also has some other powerful ingredients like a combination of amino acids, Alpha GPC , deer antler velvet, etc. that altogether are more efficient in enhancing the dopamine, HGH and acetylcholine levels.
Now, Lean Optimizer by Dr. Sam is by far the most comprehensive weight loss product among all the competitors of SlimQuick. Both Phen375 and Genf20 Plus don’t have Green tea as their primary weight loss ingredient, but even without this ingredient, some women may find that these products are more effective for weight loss than SlimQuick.
Many experts claim that Green tea is an over-hyped substance for weight loss, and is no magic pill.
More and more successful diet pills that are launching are now targeting the psychopharmaceuticals which target the brain’s biochemistry and hormones in a much comprehensive manner for permanent weight loss. Among all these, my favorite is Lean Optimizer. Check out my review here.
3. Slimquick Pure does not target comprehensively the Leptin, the anti-hunger hormone, and Insulin, the anti leptin hormone
Read more on leptin and insulin here.
To tackle the complex issue of leptin and insulin, the ingredients in your diet pill should have strong appetite suppression effect. Also, if the diet product has ingredients that increase the body’s sensitivity to insulin/leptin, it helps in weight loss.
Slimquick Pure Regular does not have such an ingredient besides caffeine, perhaps.
Slimquick Pure Extra strength has Capsicum extract, which has some clinically proven benefit of appetite suppression.
Other than that almost all ingredients in Slimquick Pure Extra strength have a metabolism boosting effect, but not much effect of appetite suppression.
Both Lean Optimizer by Dr. Sam and Phen375 contain Chromium picolinate which helps to increase energy levels and decreases food cravings. It also balances insulin levels and helps to deal with insulin resistance. Another diet product that has this ingredient and works as carbs/glucose blocker is Glucocil.
4. Slimquick Pure does not target comprehensively Norepinephrine, the arousal and alertness neurotransmitter and also responsible for fight or flight response
Green tea in SlimQuick products and especially the main antioxidant in tea, EGCG, can help inhibit an enzyme that breaks down the hormone norepinephrine. Here is the clinical study on this.
However, this effect is not very strong.
Both Slimquick Pure Regular and Extra strength do not seem to have other ingredients besides Green tea and capsaicin that target this very important hormone Norepinephrine.
However, Phen375 contains Tongkat Ali, a powerful Malaysian herbal ingredient that suppresses the appetite by enhancing dopamine and norepinephrine neurotransmitters.
Its other ingredients Dimethypentylamine Hydrochloride, Sympathomimetric Amine also work on norepinephrine. It also contains Capsaicin, a chili pepper extract, helps increase metabolism and breaks down fats.
The Norepinephrine’s appetite suppression effect with Phen375 is quite effective. For this reasons, some people have even claimed that it is like a combination of Ephedra and Phentermine.
Because it has both – the “thermogenic” effect (burning more calories) of Ephedra and “appetite suppressant” effect of Phentermine, that work in synergy, combined in one.
And it is all herbal product and free of side effects. It has none of the side effects linked with Ephedra and Phentermine diet pills and other stronger “appetite suppression” supplements.
5. Slimquick Pure moderately targets Serotonin, the primary satisfaction neurotransmitter and Cortisol, the stress hormone
Slimquick Pure contains Green tea and Rhodiola extract. Both of them control cortisol. However, the best supplement to control cortisol levels is 5-htp, L glutamine and GABA, a serotonin enhancer. Serotonin is like nature’s own appetite suppressant.
Lean Optimizer and Genf20 Plus contain these serotonin enhancing ingredients.
6. Human growth hormone, the Master hormone that enhances Lipolysis, breakdown of fat
Both SlimQuick and Phen375 don’t target this very crucial hormone that plays a huge role in weight loss and balancing insulin levels.
However, Genf20 Plus targets the Human growth hormone very comprehensively.
SlimQuick lists some benefits of protein and amino acids, but they don’t mention that one of the best benefits of amino acids is to enhance growth hormone. And especially if it’s taken with ingredients like deer antler velvet, and alpha GPC.
So, the amino acids in Genf20 Plus actually provide all the benefits of protein diet.
7. Weight gain is possible when you stop taking SlimQuick
Since, the mechanisms by which SlimQuick makes you lose weight are limited, it can’t beat the homeostasis system of the body. And thus, it might not be the best product for successful long term or permanent weight loss.
8. Disadvantages of green tea: Won’t make you lose weight on its own
Listed in this article, are the various benefits of green tea.
However, it has its own consequences too. Like, according to this article,
There are a few negative consequences to drinking lots and lots of green tea. The tannins found in both green and black tea can decrease absorption of folic acid, an important vitamin that helps decrease birth defects. If you are pregnant or trying to get pregnant, you should definitely limit your green tea consumption to two cups a day, or skip it altogether. Green tea can also interfere with the absorption of iron, too, so it’s recommended that you avoid drinking green tea with meals and just drink it between them.
Green tea products became very popular recently, however that fame also gave rise to companies who brought some inferior green tea products to the market.
There are some studies on green tea which document not so encouraging results, like this one.
Those in the green tea group lost on average 0.2 to 3.5 kg more than those in the control group over 12 weeks. In most studies, the weight loss was not statistically significant.
With a loss of 5% to 10% of body weight considered to be beneficial in reducing CV risk factors, the amount of weight loss produced by green tea preparations is unlikely to be clinically relevant.
In my opinion, Green tea can definitely boost metabolism, but it can’t beat the body’s homeostasis system on its own. Obesity is a complex thing and ensuring that you lose weight, you must use a product that contains diverse ingredients that target the various mechanisms of losing weight by targeting the various hormones and neurotransmitters in the body.
Besides, new research now reveals there are other teas more effective than green tea when it comes to losing weight.
Also read on possible interactions of green tea with other medicines. Some green tea products can have other side effects that can make you extremely ill, so read reviews from people who have already tried the product before you decide anything!
Before making the switch to a green tea product like SlimQuick, also try to learn a little about the company involved in production of the product. What kind of reputation does it have? Have any complaints been filed against the company itself? Has anyone ever filed a lawsuit against them? These are very real things you could consider before taking any products manufactured or produced by any company. Not this one in particular.
If you are interested in a meal replacement shake containing green tea, like SlimQuick, I suggest you go for something like IdealShake or IdealGreens. However, for comprehensive weight loss approach, I recommend Lean Optimizer or (Instant Knockout and Phen375).