About Hawaii Slim
Hawaii Slim’s manufacturer claims the powerful nutrients contained in their formula can suppress appetite, boost energy and metabolism, burn fat rapidly, and help you lose weight faster.
Using ingredients sourced directly from the islands, the company tells us Hawaii Slim can help you take control over your weight loss in a matter of weeks, instead of months. All you have to do is take two tablets once a day 30 minutes to an hour before a chosen meal, and it’ll “supercharge your energy levels.”
Like the Hawaii Slim website mentioned, you want a firm, well-shaped tummy; toned-looking legs, and a great derriere. Don’t we all?!
But once you sweep away all the big claims and marketing hype, can you realistically expect Hawaii Slim to deliver? Will it really help you “say aloha to a new you”? Keep reading and we’ll reveal everything we learned during our research.
How Does Your Body Produce Energy?
The proteins, carbohydrates, and fats contained in the foods we eat are converted inside our body into usable energy, which then fuels literally every one of our biological processes. And the amount of energy contained in these substances are called calories (the measurement of a unit of heat).
For example, we know that one gram of protein equals four calories, while one gram of fat contains nine calories (which goes to show why we need to monitor the amount of fats we consume!).
Now, just like everything else in life, ideally, there is an equal balance between the number of calories a person consumes each day and the amount they expend. However, if you consume more calories than you use (a calorie surplus), this excess energy is typically stored as fat, which tends to congregate around the midsection for men and hips and thighs for women.
On the other hand, if you use more calories each day than you consume, this creates a calorie deficit. As a result, your body begins using stored energy (fat) to fuel itself, eventually leading to weight loss.
Using this as our foundation, from a clinical perspective, what can we reasonably expect from Hawaii Slim’s ingredients?
Are Hawaii Slim’s Ingredients Effective for Weight Loss?
According to their supplement label, Hawaii Slim contains the following ingredients:
- Vitamin B2 (riboflavin) 20mg
- Vitamin B6 (as pyridoxine HCl) 20mg
- Vitamin B12 (as cyancobalamin) 40mcg
- Chromium 200mcg
- Proprietary Blend 1,400mg: Garcinia Cambogia (fruit) Extract (50% HCA), L-Carnitine (L-Carnitine Tartrate), Hawaiian Spirulina, Hawaiian Noni (morinda citrifolia fruit), Coenzyme Q10
Because we’re not medical professionals here at HighYa, we rely on WebMD’s summarization of the available clinical evidence in order to help us understand whether an ingredient is “effective,” “possibly effective,” and so forth, for any given claim.
As such, according to WebMD, there is insufficient clinical evidence indicating that any of the ingredients contained in Hawaii Slim will curb your appetite, increase your energy, burn additional fat, or otherwise provide meaningful weight loss results.
Now, this doesn’t mean these ingredients won’t provide any benefits. For example, vitamin B6 and CoQ10 may be effective for addressing high blood pressure. Chromium may address some aspects of diabetes and high cholesterol. L-carnitine seems to work for chest pain, heart failure, male infertility, and more.
… But What About Garcinia Cambogia?
We’ve talked a lot about garcinia cambogia ever since Dr. Oz promoted the ingredient as a viable weight loss alternative way back in 2012. In fact, we’ve investigated more than 35 of these supplements over the years (more in a second) and have written three in-depth guides, the most recent of which is The Truth About Garcinia Cambogia. What’s the story behind it?
Garcinia cambogia is a greenish, pumpkin-shaped fruit that grows in tropical regions of Asia and some parts of Africa, which has been used traditionally for centuries. But it wasn’t until recently that the fruit was found to contain a chemical known as hydroxycitric acid (HCA), which a couple of studies have shown to provide three main benefits:
- It may stop sugar from being converted into fat
- It may help increase energy reserves and fat breakdown
- It may improve mood by boosting the neurotransmitter serotonin
What’s the verdict? We’ll think Healthline sums it up nicely:
“An extensive review of the existing research on garcinia cambogia determined that there simply wasn’t conclusive evidence to suggest that the supplement or HCA had any effects on appetite and satiety.
Existing evidence doesn’t prove that garcinia cambogia alone can facilitate weight loss.
Several studies have found that both mice and humans experience an increase in fat metabolism after supplementing with HCA.”
Regarding this last point, keep in mind that although metabolism was boosted, not all of the participants in these studies actually lost weight.
Will You Experience Any Side Effects From Hawaii Slim’s Ingredients?
According to the company, Hawaii Slim should not be used if you are pregnant or nursing.
According to WebMD, high doses of riboflavin “can cause the urine to turn a yellow-orange color,” as well as “diarrhea, an increase in urine, and other side effects.”
Why is this important? Because the recommended daily dose is 1.3mg for men and 1.1mg for women. And at 20mg, Hawaii Slim contains more than 18X this amount.
Finally, they indicate that l-carnitine can cause “heartburn, diarrhea, and seizures. It can also cause the urine, breath, and sweat to have a "fishy" odor.” WebMD also notes the following about spirulina (blue-green algae): “Blue-green algae products that are free of contaminants, such as liver-damaging substances called microcystins, toxic metals, and harmful bacteria, are POSSIBLY SAFE for most people.”
How Much Does Hawaii Slim Cost?
Hawaii Slim is sold in the following quantities:
- 1 Bottle (60 tablets): $39
- 3 Bottles: $89
- 5 Bottles: $139
The single bottle option comes with free first class shipping (3-5 days), while the 3 and 5-bottle options come with free priority shipping.
Regardless of the amount you purchase, all bottles of Hawaii Slim come with a 60-day money back guarantee, less S&H. In order to request one, customer service can be reached at 310-606-9290 or support@HawaiiSlim.com.
A Quick Note About Hawaii Slim’s Arbitration
What is arbitration? In a nutshell, it’s a way to solve disagreements outside of the court system. Keep in mind that by placing an order for Hawaii Slim you’ll be bound to an arbitration agreement, which can severely limit your legal rights.
Are There Any Online Reviews for Hawaii Slim?
In short, no. The supplement was too new.
However, remember when we mentioned earlier that we’ve reviewed dozens of other garcinia cambogia supplements? Some of the more popular ones include Garcinia Cambogia 360, GC 180XT, Slimera Garcinia Cambogia, and many others.
Overall, these supplements typically come with bottom-of-the-barrel customer reviews, with common complaints citing no results and less-than-helpful customer support (often related to difficulty cancelling free trials or obtaining refunds).
Thankfully, it doesn’t appear you’ll have to worry about any kind of trials or recurring shipping programs with Hawaii Slim. Also, since it’s a brand new supplement from a different company (Shoreline Supplements, LLC based out of Saint George, UT), we’re certainly not indicating you’ll experience any of the same.
But does that necessarily mean you should go ahead and place your order?
What Kind of Weight Loss Results Can You Expect From Hawaii Slim?
Like you, we haven’t tried Hawaii Slim yet, so everything we’ve covered here is based on information obtained from widely available online sources. In other words, we did the investigation to help save you time.
What’s the conclusion? Based on what we learned from WebMD, it doesn’t appear that garcinia cambogia or any of the other ingredients it contains will help you lose a meaningful amount of weight. On top of this, nearly all of these supplements come with ultra-low customer reviews.
Consequently, we think you might get more value for your money by speaking with a doctor, personal trainer, or other health and wellness professional than placing an order for Hawaii Slim.
Did Hawaii Slim help you slim up, or did it just leave you burned? Tell us about it in your review below!