When it comes to fat burners, companies often go out of their way to make sure their bottles stand out from the crowd. I mean, if we can have a bottle shaped like a fist then anything’s possible, right? Betancourt likes to disagree with Trim X3 and its too plain/boring bottle concept.
Seriously, for a company that has a badass raging bull as its logo, its Trim X3 sure looks like a quiet cow. But appearances can be deceiving in the supplement industry. Oftentimes it’s the boring guys who finish first.
Is Trim X3 more than just a quiet cow and actually a raging bull? Let’s find out!
About Trim X3 Complete
Trim X3 stands for the 3 prop blends that work together to keep the buttons on your shirt from bursting. It’s also encapsulated so it should be fast-acting compared to powder. The fact that it’s in capsule form means there are no flavors or unnecessary colors added. Formula notes:
- Prop blend. We can probably make some guesstimates but we’d rather not.
- Premiums: We got Slendesta, Capsimax, and Advantra-Z in the label so this should be good.
- “Complete”: We’re not sure what being “Complete” pertains to in the label. Are they saying their formula works out all the things that has to do with weight loss or is it more of a marketing gimmick ala Centrum?
Trim X3 Complete Supplement Facts
|Serving Size: 3 Veggie Capsules|
Servings Per Container: 30
|Ingredients||Amount Per Serving|
|Appetite Control||800 mg|
|Slendesta® Potato Protein Extract|
[std. to a minimum of 5% proteinase inhibitors (15 mg)] South African hoodia Gordonii Extract 20:1 (stem) Glucomannan (from Amorphophallus konjac) (root)
|Capsimax™ Plus Blend||263 mg|
|Caffeine Anhydrous (200 mg caffeine) Capsicum Fruit Extract (Capsicum annuum) (fruit) Black Pepper Extract (Piper nigrum) (fruit)|
Advantra-Z® Citrus Aurantium (30% Synephrine) (fruit)
|Guarana Extract (38.5 mg caffeine) (Paulinia cupana) (seed) Green Tea Extract (6 mg caffeine) (Camellia sinensis) (leaf) Yerba Mate Extract (5.5 mg caffeine) (Ilex paraguariensis) (leaf)|
|Other Ingredients: Microcrystalline Cellulose, Hypromellose, Vegetable Magnesium Stearate, Silicon Dioxide, and Chlorophyll.|
|Directions for use:|
Take three (3) veggie caps once daily and with a full glass of water, preferably 30 minutes before lunch. If you are sensitive to caffeine take two (2) veggie caps instead of three (3) once daily. Do not exceed three (3) veggie caps in a 24-hour period. Do not take within 3 hours of bedtime.
It’s complete in a sense that it didn’t underdeliver on its claims.
Trim X3 doesn’t look as fancy as the competition but its simplicity did a good job of hiding a working formula and we think it has potential. The three blends with all the scientific names and patents might look confusing for the newbie but when you look those ingredients up, you’d realize it really did a decent job at keeping things simple. Let’s go break down the ingredients in this formula:
Appetite Control, 800 mg
Slendesta® Potato Protein Extract is not the kind of potato you’d find in a bag of ai- we mean chips. Potato protein has been found to have appetite suppressing capabilities as one study notes its ability to reduce the feeling of hunger. This 2016 study actually made use of Slendesta on mice and concluded a similar result with regards to treating obesity. We quote:
“The presents results suggest that 28 days of continuous oral treatment of Slendesta effectively improved or normalized the parameters associated with obesity and diabetes and their related complications in obese mice.”
The human equivalent dosage range that was found effective is between 240-1460 mg and since Slendesta is the first ingredient, we know it gets the bulk of the blend weight.
And just a good FYI, Slendesta is made by KEMIN which has an A+ rating on BBB so at least we know the company is legit.
Glucomannan is our go-to appetite suppressant ingredient but being found in the bottom of the barrel means all it got are leftovers. That’s bad news since Glucomannan requires upwards of 500 mg to be considered useful in any blend. As far as appetite suppressants are concerned, the evidence surrounding glucomannan is more than enough plus it’s probably cheaper than Slendesta too.
Capsimax™ Plus Blend, 263 mg
Caffeine we got a decent serving of our #2 Fat Burner at 200 mg but we actually have a bit more based on the last blend.
Capsicum as Capsimax™ also belongs to our big list of fat burners and works by triggering the release of epinephrine and norepinephrine which actually gets your body burning more fat by literally getting it hot.
Black Pepper is one of our favorite fat burners as it not only works like Capsicum but it also increases bioavailability of just about every ingredient which makes it a wonderful staple. The fact that it works in amazingly low doses is plus points too although it would’ve been better if it was standardized.
Thermogenic Energy, 299 mg
Synephrine as Advantra-Z® is a popular fat burner for a good reason. Not only does it boost your body’s fat burning ability but Advantra-Z is a premium brand that totally makes synephrine as safe as possible even in high doses! That’s not to guarantee you WON’T have any side effects with Advantra-Z so keep that in mind.
Guarana, Green Tea, and Yerba Mate extracts can all have a contributing effect to overall fat burning but their purpose here is to supply an extra dose of energy in a slow-release manner. This matters since caffeine is known to suddenly crash stim-freaks and a slow-release energy blend helps reduce the gaping hole caffeine makes when it vanishes.
The aim of the formula is simple: Prevent too much eating and make sure the user moves around a lot to burn the extra calories. Looks a bit different compared to most fat burners we see but what matters is does Trim X3 deliver? Read on to find out.
Trim X3 is made up largely by appetite suppressants and while all of them have science to back them up, we think Betancourt could’ve saved users some money had they switched Slendesta with Glucomannan and just removed the Hoodia Gordonii. Glucomannan has more research to back it up when it comes to preventing users from eating too much. In fact, our best fat burner this 2017 proudly uses glucomannan. What more of an endorsement could you want than that?
Okay, granted companies are increasingly trying to innovate with new and effective means to improve the supplement industry but maybe Trim X3 should’ve went 100% Slendesta and ditched the other two ingredients in the blend.
What, it will cost more? Well, Trim X3 isn’t exactly a cheap product as it is so this move would not only improve the suppressing effect but also only bear a slightly different – if not the same – price tag.
After the first blend, the rest is a straight up stimulant-burner.
We got a lot of energy care of caffeine which adds up to a total of 250 mg if you consider the three herbs at the bottom. For most users, 250 mg is enough to not just get them running and jumping but also rev their body’s metabolism.
And speaking of caffeine, Trim X3 made use of the ol’ Caffeine-Synephrine burn stack which is a popular combo in the fitness world. If you don’t believe us, let this really comprehensive 2015 study give you all the evidence you need.
All in all, Trim X3 is a bonafide weight loss supplement. It helps keep your cravings in check while also melting down the fat built up inside your body. It’s not like the typical fat-burner that also doubles as an amazing preworkout but the energy it provides should get you moving and doing something at the very least.
Trim X3 Complete Benefits
The site says it can increase metabolism, promote thermos and control your appetite. We think they did the sales copy justice at the very least although we still think they could’ve made a superior product with a simpler appetite control blend.
Who Takes It?
The website doesn’t seem to be selling it to a specific audience but we think its market are the people who don’t want anything too complicated in their system. We’re talking about people who want to start fresh this year and actually plan on investing on their weight loss resolution for the first time. We also like to say this clean bottle look appeals to women who don’t like “loud” designs in their supplements.
Any Side Effects?
You have 250 mg of caffeine with no way to mitigate the jitters and crashing aside from your body’s natural ability to keep its shit together. A good dose of theanine would help.
Trim X3 Complete Summary
- Premium ingredients. We spent money on pretty good stuff.
- Focused. Looks complicated but not really.
- Capsules. No mixing needed and no nasty aftertaste.
- Caf-Syn Stack. You can’t go wrong with tradition, folks.
- Prop Blend. Trim X3 should trim the prop trend.
- Could be better. A quick tweak or two would improve it.
- No Caffeine barrier. Get ready to get jittery.
- Pricey. Times are hard and this ain’t helping.
Pricing & Buying Info
- 1 bottle (30 servings): $49.99
- Available online and in retail stores
Final Word on Trim X3 Complete
It may look boring but if you want a standard and working weight loss supplement, Trim X3 should hold up to your expectations.
Trim X3 has good names in its formulation and each ingredient is supported by science (well, most of them at least). If you’re looking for something simple and won’t let you down, and you’re okay with digging a bit deeper into your pockets, Trim X3 is definitely worth a try.