Today I’m doing a deep-dive Apidren review because unlike other supplements, this one’s bit different; not only in the ingredients and quality but also in the manufacturer. And I’ll just say…Confusion looms over who exactly manufactures Apidren.
Apidren, a fat burning supplement, contains a herbal blend.
According to Amazon, the supplements are distributed by NutriPharm LLC, based in the United States. However, as indicated in some of the websites, Apidren is manufactured by Advantage Nutraceuticals, still based in the United States. So, that raises a few questions:
Who is the manufacturer?
Why so much ambiguity in the information provided?
Why is Apidren not among the list of products found in NutriPharm website?
Well, this review tries to uncover the truth about this peculiar weight loss supplement.
1. What is it: A Closer Look at Apidren
Apidren is a weight loss supplement
Apidren, a weight loss supplement, claims to suppress appetite, increase metabolism, control cravings, and burn fat. These supplements are formulated using the CardiaSlim herbal blend (explained in detail later) which help to improve cardiovascular health, promote weight loss, and regulate cholesterol levels.
2. Where is it Manufactured?
I have no idea.
As aforementioned, NutriPharm LLC is the official distributor, at least according to the information found on the Apidren supplement bottle. NutriPharm is the distributor, but it’s not clear who manufactures the supplements– whether it made in the United States or China. (NutriPharm partners with Chinese manufacturers). However, according to the website, these supplements are manufactured in the US in a GMP approved facility.
Interestingly, the officialwebsite, indicates the manufacturing Company as Advantage Nutraceuticals, LLC, based in Utah or rather that is the returning address on the website. Advantage Nutraceuticals doesn’t seem to have a website!
Additionally, Apidren does not appear in thelist of ingredientsprovided in the NutriPharm website.
3. Type of Products
It seems next to impossible to ascertain who manufactures Apidren and if there are other types of supplements available.
4. Ingredients Used
Apidren contains CardiaSlim, a herbal blend
Apidren is formulated with CardiaSlim, a patented herbal blend from InterHealth USA (currently part of Lonza).
CardiaSlim is made of Sphaeranthus Indicus and Garcinia Mangostana. According to theInterHealth website, the herbal blend has been tested in three randomized, double-blind and placebo-controlled studies.
Thestudy showed that the formulation improved cardiovascular health and promote weight loss.
Anotherclinical studywas carried out in 2013 to evaluate the tolerability of Sphaeranthus Indicus and Garcinia Mangostana in weight management. This double-blind, placebo-controlled trial involved 100 obese human subjects. The randomized group received:
400 mg of the herbal blend or identical placebo capsules twice a day
Three meals or 2000 kcal/day
The outcome was weight loss. The subjects reported 5.2 kgs in eight weeks. Furthermore, there was a reduction in waist circumference and redistribution of body fat.
However, when it comes to the type of body fat lost, the study was effective in reducing visceral fat over the subcutaneous fat tissue.
Note: Visceral fat is unseen and usually surround the body organs. Subcutaneous fat is seen and can only be lost through exercise.
5. How Does It Work?
No official details are available online on how Apidren works. So, I used the information available on Amazon. The supplements work through fat oxidation, thermogenesis, suppressing appetite, and boosting energy.
6. Benefits and Results
CardiaSlim, if incorporated with a healthy diet and exercise plan it can:
Promote weight loss, reduce waist and hip size
Lowers visceral fat
Reduces and redistributes body fat
Regulates LDL, HDL, and triglyceride levels
Take one Apidren capsule 30 minutes before breakfast and dinner.
8. Will It Work With Your Diet?
Apidren works with high-carb and high-protein diets.
9. Does it work?
According to the reviews, Apidren is ineffective.
According to the clinical study, the herbal formulation works. However, despite these positive results, Apidren seems to be ineffective (if the customer reviews on Amazon are to be believed)
So, what’s the problem:
The dosage. The supplements contain 400mg of the herbal formulation. However, according to the clinical study, the subjects consumed 400 mg twice per day (800 mg).
Could it be the other ingredients (Microcrystalline cellulose, Magnesium stearate, and silicon dioxide) interfere with the effectiveness of the supplements?
Are the users not using Apidren as indicated?
Note: You need A 2000 kcal/day and moderate daily exercise.
10. Potential side effects
There’s no mention of Apidren side effects. But, some users have reported leg cramps, heartburn, headaches, and stomach cramps.
You can buy these supplements viaAmazon at $ 43.95 or the website at $ 36.65 per bottle.
These supplements are backed with a 90-day money back guarantee. But, there have been numerous complaints from customers on the fulfillment of this guarantee.
Furthermore, if you buy via the website, you can get Apidren Garcinia Cambogia for free when you buy two or more Apidren bottles.
12. What the Customers are Saying
Apidren has a 2.1 over 5 rating on Amazon with 152 reviews. Most of the reviews are negative, and they indicate the supplements ineffectiveness (109 negative reviews).
Some of the customers say:
“I got leg cramps after using Apidren supplements. After my bad experience, I decided to look up the reviews. I was horrified to see that many reviewers of diet pills had high warnings about this product. Here’s one of them.
Furthermore, NutriPharm LLC refused to honor their money back guarantee, used fake package tracking numbers and did not sent out the ordered products.”
“I don’t believe there is a fix all diet pill, but I do believe that these helped a lot. I’ve tried dieting for months, and I’d thought I’d plateaued. My weight loss at this point was discouraging. I was notified of the new diet pills that this company came out with and decided to try their new product, Apidren. Week 1 down and I’ve lost 4.5 pounds! I plan on continuing to use them.”