Welcome to our Slimvance Thermogenic review, a so-called Core Slimming Complex fat burner made by Bodydynamix, a child company of GNC available on Amazon and other places online.
With 30 servings per bottle, Slimvance claims to help you:
- Lose inches
- Get fitter and leaner
- Burn fat and sweat more in the gym
- Have more energy and feel better
It’s using some of the most popular ingredients in a fat burner, such as caffeine and Capsimax Cayenne Pepper. But there are also a few concerns as you’ll see below!
We’ll give you our short summary first, followed by a more detailed analysis below.
Slimvance Thermogenic Review Summary
All things considered, Slimvance is a product with both its good and bad sides.
It contains a proprietary blend which means that the doses of some ingredients aren’t shown on the label.
It’s also missing a better appetite suppressant that we so often see in high-grade fat burners, along with being bereft of some other key ingredients. It does have a nice big dose of caffeine which will give you a surge of energy (if you can tolerate stimulants).
But if we’re being totally honest, for a price of $60, we expected a bit more!
- Uses 200mg of caffeine per serving
- Highly popular brand
- Cayenne Pepper is a great thermogenic, although it’s underdosed
- Missing Glucomannan and a few other essentials
- Masks some of its ingredients behind a proprietary blend
- Garcinia Cambogia can lead to adverse side effects at doses over 50mg
- Skewed serving schedule (only taken twice per day, the effects between doses wear off)
How Does Slimvance Thermogenic Work?
The makers of Slimvance Thermogenic draw on two studies that show how this fat burner helps increase the number of calories you spend when you exercise.
Since it’s a thermogenic, they promise it will:
- Increase your metabolic rate
- Help you lose inches
- Make your body more efficient at utilizing fat for energy
Relying on the studies from their marketing material isn’t the best way to determine if this fat burner actually works.
So in that sense, it’s probably best to look past their dubious studies and see what actual evidence has to say about the ingredients in Slimvance.
Slimvance Thermogenic: The Ingredients
Each pill of Slimvance Thermogenic supplies you with the following ingredients:
- Niacin (20mg)
- Slimvance Patented Blend (450mg)
- Caffeine Anhydrous (200mg)
- Garcinia Cambogia Fruit Extract (100mg)
- Capsimax Cayenne Pepper (33mg)
- Piperine Black Pepper Extract (5mg)
Most of the ingredients have their doses shown on the label, so you know how much of each ingredient is going into your body. There’s one exception though – the Slimvance proprietary blend.
In essence, proprietary blends entail a mixture of ingredients that only have their total dose shown on the label. This isn’t good as we can’t asses their doses for safety or efficacy.
Here’s a closer look:
Niacin or vitamin B3 is the only B vitamin that can cause your skin to flush and turn red. Hence the term “niacin flush”.
However, this is a harmless side effect that only happens when you take niacin at high enough doses. What’s more concerning about niacin, is that it actually worsens insulin resistance when supplemented.
This is kind of ironic considering that Slimvance is supposed to make you slimmer. With insulin resistance, you’ll be gaining fat from just about anything you eat, and have a very hard time burning it off.
This is why we don’t recommend niacin supplementation, unless you have a really good reason for it. This can be to improve cholesterol levels and cardiovascular health for example, as niacin can actually be helpful in that sense.
2. Slimvance Patented Blend
This is the shady proprietary blend we’ve been talking about. It consists of:
- Moringa Oleifera Leaf Extract
- Murraya Koenigii Leaf Extract
- Curcuma Longa
Neither one of these ingredients is good for weight loss. They don’t actually burn fat, but they support your general health.
For example, Moringa Oleifera is shown to fight inflammation, much like curcuma longa (aka, turmeric).
Not only are the ingredients unconvincing, but we also can’t see their individual doses in Slimvance’s blend, making it impossible to tell how they’ll work.
3. Caffeine Anhydrous
Since Slimvance is a ‘thermogenic’ fat burner, it only makes sense to see caffeine in it. The world’s most used (and abused) stimulant is really a great way to boost your metabolic rate and improve insulin sensitivity for smoother dieting overall.
In addition, caffeine is well-known for boosting energy levels. This is helpful for the mental aspect of dieting that most people struggle with. It’s also of huge benefit when you’re in the gym and need to push those last few reps.
Since its dose is 200mg per serving, you’ll want to watch for your caffeine intake outside of this supplement to avoid the side effects.
4. Garcinia Cambogia Extract
Garcinia is a controversial weight loss ingredient. Some swear by it, others avoid it like a plague. While it does appear promising for burning fat and reducing appetite, it’s actually been shown to be hard on the liver.
So it comes as no surprise to see FDA recommending to stay away from Garcinia, especially if you’re planning to take it in high doses. It’s okay in lower doses (50mg and below) if you’re a healthy individual, but if you have any kind of liver issue, make sure to tell your doctor if you plan to use Garcinia.
5. Capsimax Cayenne Pepper
This is one of the best ingredients in Slimvance BodyDynamix Thermogenic fat burner. Why? Because it’s an actual thermogenic.
It works much like caffeine, boosting your metabolic rate as a response to an increase in the core body temperature, but without the jitters or energy crashes as cayenne pepper isn’t a stimulant.
Piperine is here to tie everything up together in a nicely absorbably and easily digestible formula. Seriously, if you see a fat burner without this ingredient, then stay away from it. Piperine is helpful for enhancing the bioavailability of ingredients like curcumin especially – boosting their absorption rate by up to a crazy 2,000%.
Though we’re concerned that some ingredients don’t need a ‘boost’. Primarily we’re talking about caffeine and Garcinia Cambogia. They can already cause side effects, so why make them stronger?
Our Thoughts on the Ingredient Profile
It’s a mix of good and bad honestly. We expected more from such a hyped product. It only has Cayenne Pepper and caffeine going for it.
The rest looks unconvincing. Garcinia is potentially unsafe, vitamin B3 can ironically make you hold onto fat, and let’s not forget a proprietary blend that uses pointless ingredients in unknown amounts.
If you’re okay with some of these shortfalls, then it could work for you. But we think it could definitely be improved by replacing some of its ineffective ingredients with something better (e.g. Glucomannan for appetite reduction).
How to Take Slimvance
Dosage instructions for Slimvance Thermogenics are to take 2 capsules, twice per day before your meals. To let the thermogenic ingredients get to work.
Two servings per day is better than many fat burners out there, although it’s still not ideal. How so? Because taking it only 2 times per day means you’ll have a lot of downtime between the doses.
You take your capsules, the thermogenic effects kick in, they last a few hours, and then they wear off.
Ideally, look for a fat burner that has 3-4 servings per day. This will keep you in a constant fat burning mode. Plus, if it’s a really good fat burner with a really good appetite suppressant (like Konjac Root), it means the appetite suppression effects will last you around the clock, too.
Does Slimvance Thermogenic Have Side Effects?
Slimvance Thermogenic shouldn’t cause you any side effects if you’re a healthy person.
That said, some of its ingredients can lead to side effects if you’re sensitive to them. We’re primarily talking about turmeric and caffeine here.
Turmeric thins your blood, so if you’re on any kind of medication ask your doctor before using it.
Caffeine is self-explanatory. Make sure you don’t overdo it with your intake outside of this supplement, such as with your coffee and energy drinks.
You should also avoid taking Slimvance Thermogenic and alcohol together. Not only because it’s unhealthy, but also because it’s counterproductive for weight loss.
Slimvance Thermogenic Before and After Results
If you’re looking for real reviews from other people, you’ll have a tough time finding them! It’s really hard to come across legit Slimvance Thermogenic reviews and you have to keep your eye on different things when reading them.
In general, we’ve found most ‘before and after’ results to be faked or manipulated in a way that makes Slimvance Thermogenic appear worse or better than it is. This is why we rarely, if ever, base our reviews on other people’s testimonials.
The best way to know what the ‘before and after’ effects of a fat burner will be for you is by looking through its ingredient list and seeing if the ingredients are backed by solid evidence. If they are, you can rest assured that if you take the product the right way, and if you stick to a healthy lifestyle, you’ll see great results.
Can You Take Slimvance Thermogenic and CLA Together?
Yes, Slimvance Thermogenic and CLA can be combined, but we don’t feel this is the best investment you can make if your goal is to burn fat.
Whereas Slimvance is relatively expensive and is missing a lot of core ingredients that would make it better, CLA is a mixture of fatty acids that haven’t been proven to lead to any noticeable weight loss.
We recommend researching real supplements with evidence-backed ingredients if you want to achieve any kind of significant change in the mirror.
Slimvance Thermogenic Review Summary
So that concludes our Slimvance Thermogenic review. Is this the best fat burner out there?
It’s not – quite a few important ingredients are missing from it, including an appetite suppressant. Its price tag of $60 puts it in the range of the best fat burners on the market, but it doesn’t quite hold the pace with them in terms of the effects.
The inclusion of proprietary blend also means the producers weren’t totally transparent with their product and you don’t know how much of certain ingredients you’re getting.
Although it could be a decent choice, for this kind of money, better value can be found elsewhere!