There are a number of supplements on the market today that can help with weight loss, and if you’ve been looking for one, you may have come across the name Apidexin in your search.
Apidexin is a weight loss supplement that claims to be scientifically formulated to help people lose weight. It’s a fairly expensive supplement (about $50 a month depending on where you buy it) and it has a number of different ingredients. Does it work? Is it a scam or does it actually help? Let’s take a closer look at what’s inside and if those ingredients really help you lose weight.
What is inside of Apidexin?
- Vitamin B12. There is no published proof that B12 helps with weight loss, and it only helps give energy to those who have a deficiency in it, which rarely happens because the body holds so much.
- Chromium picolinate, also known as chromium. Even though there are some studies that indicate that chromium may play a role in weight loss, there is no concrete evidence for it.
- Coleus. There are a number of studies out there about Coleus and how it can help with weight loss, and there is definitely some evidence that it may help somewhat.
- African mango, listed in the ingredients as Irvinga Gabonensis. This interesting fruit has shown some results in relation to weight loss, but much like Coleus, the evidence isn’t quite enough to make a verdict from.
- Razberi K. This compound, found in raspberries, is also called ketone. Ketone does help with weight loss, because it works similarly to capsaicin, which is known to help with energy and metabolism if taken correctly.
- Guggul EZ. This supplement does not have a lot of proof in regards to weight loss.
- Fucoxanthin. This is a compound found in seaweed, and as you’ve probably read, seaweed can help with weight loss. The issue here is if you have issues with iodine; if you ingest too much, you can have health issues.
- Clary Sage, trademarked as Lipolide-SC. There is no weight loss related to this compound, but there are anti-depressant properties, which can help to prevent overeating. There aren’t many studies on this, so the jury is still out here.
- Thermodiamine. This herb is actually one of the uncomfortable ingredients that I’ve found in here. There are a lot of health issues related to this herb, including heart rate and blood pressure increases.
- Bioperine. This ingredient is believed to help with absorption, but there isn’t much more to it than that. This is another supplement that needs some research.
So, does it work?
Yikes. So I look at this list and I see a number of different red flags. Let’s go through each of them in a bit more detail.
- Out of the 11 ingredients here, only two of the ingredients (Fucoxanthin, from seaweed, and Ketone) are definitely related to weight loss. Several of them have very little evidence that indicates that it may be helpful, and some of them have really no reason to be included in Apidexin at all.
- There are two ingredients to be concerned about for health reasons; Fucoxanthin (iodine) and thermodiamine (circulatory system problems).
- Some of the evidence behind some of the ingredients is not peer reviewed, which may be something that makes you concerned.
So, my verdict? I’m not really sure, to be honest. There are a number of red flags, as I mentioned, but there are some ingredients that may actually help you lose weight, as long as you do it alongside a regular diet and exercise program. If you are really considering it, talk to your doctor first. They can go over anything that you have questions about and help you make important decisions related to your weight loss plan.