TheaTrim is a new nutritional supplement that claims to use a synergistic mix of ingredients to help induce thermogenesis, which can help you lose weight and increase energy. On top of this, TheaTrim is claimed to help boost your mood and increase your sense of wellbeing.
When it comes down to it, the TheaTrim website is chock-full of scientific-sounding words and big phrases, such as describing the supplement as an “advanced thermolipolytic and focal catalyst,” telling us that it promotes “stored fat utilization through strategic neurochemical pathway manipulation,” and that it “encourages total body recomposition.”
Translation: TheaTrim claims to breakdown fat molecules, cause your body to burn these molecules at a faster rate, and to help you lose weight in the process.
What Ingredients Does TheaTrim Contain? Do They Work As Promised?
According to the TheaTrim website, the supplement underwent a year of research and development prior to being released, and it contains a scientifically-validated, “research-drenched” mix of ingredients, including:
Vitamin B12 250mcg
While there’s no explanation provided as to why Vitamin B3 is included in TheaTrim, WebMD claims that it may be effective for Vitamin V12 deficiency, certain types of anemia, and macular generation. However, it’s claimed there isn’t enough evidence to show that Vitamin B12 can help you lose weight or increase energy.
InstEnergy Rapid Absorption Excitatory Blend 278mg
Includes: Infinergy Dicaffiene Malate, TeaCrine Nature-Identical Theacrine, Caffiene
According to the TheaTrim website, this proprietary blend can enhance energy, improve concentration, and reduce fatigue using Purus Labs’ patent-pending TeaCrine ingredient, which is similar to caffeine but doesn’t result in tolerance, as with traditional forms of caffeine.
TeaCrine appears to have only been marketed by Purus Labs since August 2014, although the company claims this “nature-identical” source of theacrine works similar to caffeine to increase energy. Unlike caffeine though, TeaCrine is claimed to be non-habit forming.
According to SuppWithThat.com though, the 2012 study referenced for these effects was conducted on mice who were injected with the chemical, not on humans. Later, the article concludes: “Theacrine is pretty much brand new to the supplement industry and as the FDA continues to crack down on stimulants, it is poised to become one of the next big ingredients (similar to AMP Citrate). Theoretically, Theacrine could provide some sort of alternative to Caffeine, particularly in those individuals who are highly tolerant from habitual intake.”
SAMe (S-adenosylmethionine) 125mg
The TheaTrim website claims that SAMe may help boost wellbeing due to its effect on norepinephrine, dopamine, and serotonin. However, other than depression, osteoarthritis, AIDS-related nerve problems, fibromyalgia, pregnancy-related liver disorder, and sexual dysfunction, SAMe has insufficient evidence showing it’s effective for any other conditions, including the ones advertised by TheaTrim.
Citrus Bioflavonoid Complex 125mg
This complex (40% Hesperidin) is claimed to help prevent the breakdown of caffeine molecules, thereby helping its effects to last longer, and to help users lose weight. And while a very limited number of studies have shown some promise for hesperidin, there appears to be insufficient evidence to adequately back up ThreTrim’s claims.
White Willow Bark Extract 80mg
White Willow is claimed to work synergistically with caffeine to promote blood flow and reduce to inflammation, although the evidence supporting its efficacy for anything other than treating back pain is insufficient.
Rauwolfia Vomitoria Root Bark Extract 500mcg
According to the TheaTrim website, this ingredient may help promote fat loss. After some searching, we found only this 2008 study showing that in a clinical study using male Wistar rats, some lost weight when administered an “aqueous extract of R.vomitoria root bark.”
However, SuppWithThat notes that Rauwolscine (the standardized version of Rauwolfia vomitoria) is chemically similar to Yohimbine. About Yohimbine, WebMD claims, “Some people take it hoping that it will improve their athletic performance or help them lose weight. However, these uses have not been studied.”
Health note: According to Wikipedia, Rauvolfia vomitoria contains a benzoquinone named 2,6-Dimethoxybenzoquinone, which is a toxic chemical compound. In fact, it’s claimed that “every part of the tree is toxic.”
How Should You Take TheaTrim?
TheaTrim’s manufacturer claims you should begin by taking 1 serving (e.g. 1 capsule) of the supplement with food in order to assess your tolerance. From there, it’s claimed you can take up to 4 servings per day, but you should not consume more than 2 at a time, and not within 6 hours of bedtime.
What Are Other Consumers Saying About TheaTrim?
Because TheaTrim is such a new supplement, there are very few online customer reviews. However, among those available, TheaTrim received all 5-star reviews, with some of the most common compliments citing a smooth increase in energy and focus, with no jitteriness or crashes afterward.
TheaTrim is manufactured by Purus Labs based out of Dallas, TX, although the company is not listed with the Better Business Bureau.
Important TheaTrim Considerations
The stimulants contained in TheaTrim will elevate your blood pressure and heart rate. Therefore, the company recommends: “Do not use if you are currently pregnant or nursing, have had or have a family history of heart disease, high blood pressure, stroke or any other disease, or using an MAOI, prescription drug, order over-the-counter drug, particularly for any cold and sinus. If you are a competitive athlete and/or subject to drug testing, consult with your sanctioning body prior to use to ensure compliance.”
TheaTrim Pricing, Refund Policy, & Other Important Information
If purchased directly through Purus Labs, TheaTrim is priced at $55.95. However, several third-party online retailers also sell the supplement, some as low as $30.
Purus Labs doesn’t provide the ability for refunds, but they do offer a 30-day exchange policy. However, if you purchase TheaTrim through a third-party retailer, the refund policy may vary.
In order to process an exchange, you’ll need to call Purus Labs customer service at 855-MAX-MEAT (629-6328).
Is TheaTrim Worth Your Hard-Earned Money?
The HighYa Verdict: As with any new supplement you’re thinking about taking, you should always check with your physician first. With this said, given TheaTrim’s newness, the lack of clinical evidence supporting its claims, and the inclusion of new, largely untested chemical compounds and high levels of stimulants, we would recommend proceeding with extreme caution.