What Is SlimForia Forskolin?
SlimForia Forskolin is a weight management dietary supplement formulated with all natural ingredients—including 60 percent HCA—that promise to help jumpstart your metabolism, balance food cravings, increase serotonin levels, and leave you looking great and feeling amazing.
In addition, the website indicates the supplement is carefully produced in the company’s GMP certified lab, without the use of fillers, binders, or chemical additives.
If you’re looking for some kind of magic weight loss pill, based on how the company pitches it, SlimForia Forskolin might meet the definition. But in reality, is this what you’ll experience?
The HighYa team has spent a lot of time investigating supplements like this, so we’ll provide some research-backed details you can use to make a more empowered purchase.
First, How Does the Body Gain & Lose Weight?
There are obviously many ways to gain weight, whether due to natural growth, exercising and lifting weights, retaining water, and so forth. But when people use this term, it’s frequently related to gaining fat. How does this happen?
If you consume more calories than your body can expend through physical activity (whether doing day-to-day stuff or more intense workouts) and essential biological functions (heartbeat, breathing, digestion, etc.), this excess is stored as fat inside specialized cells called adipocytes; aka fat cells.
While ScienceBlogs reports that our total number of fat cells is designated at birth, if this excess calorie consumption continues for long enough, these cells can collectively fill up to the point where they start creating bulging fat deposits in different areas of the body.
The bad news is that, outside of procedures like liposuction, we can’t decrease our number of fat cells. The good news is that we can force our body to use the fat they contain as energy, by expending more calories per day than we consume (known as a calorie deficit).
Doing this, the Centers For Disease Control reports that most people will lose 1-2 pounds per week.
Comparatively, how does SlimForia Forskolin work, and will it deliver improved weight loss results over creating a calorie deficit based on a healthy diet and regular exercise?
Are SlimForia Forskolin’s Ingredients Clinically Proven?
In this specific instance, the answer to the question might be a bit more nuanced than you're expecting. Stick with us, and we'll quickly break it down:
What’s in the SlimForia Supplement?
No label was listed on the SlimForia website at the time of our research, so we reached out to three different customer service representatives looking for a supplement facts label, including dosages.
However, each of the reps we spoke with emphasized that they provide support for hundreds of different supplements—including some forskolin options, but that there was nothing in their system with that exact name.
Granted, it might seem like common sense that the ‘forskolin’ in the supplement’s name could provide some insight into what it contains. But again, this might not be exactly what it seems.
Forskolin vs. Garcinia Cambogia: What’s the Difference?
Briefly, Coleus forskohlii is a member of the mint family that’s commonly found in Southeast Asia and East Africa. It contains a chemical named forskolin that was clinically shown in the 1970s to help decrease blood pressure and muscle spasms.
On the other hand, garcinia cambogia is a pumpkin-shaped fruit also found in some parts of Asia and Africa that contains a chemical called hydroxycitric acid (HCA). In some studies, it’s been shown to inhibit citrate lyase from turning glucose into fat, while boosting serotonin production.
Either way, as we outline in The Great Forskolin Hoax and The Truth About Garcinia Cambogia, sites like the Natural Medicines Database, WebMD, and Examine.com indicate there’s insufficient overall clinical evidence indicating that either of these substances can help humans lose a measurable amount of weight.
Here’s the catch: You probably noticed that garcinia cambogia isn’t mentioned anywhere on the SlimForia website. So why discuss it?
While the name contains the word forskolin, the supplement’s site doesn’t address this ingredient specifically. Instead, all the text describes garcinia cambogia (even referencing its pumpkin shape and HCA content).
Again, the three customer service reps we spoke with weren’t able to provide any additional insight. We also found two hyperlinked studies at the bottom of the SlimForia website, although clicking them only brought us back to the top of the home page.
Will SlimForia Forskolin’s Ingredients Cause Side Effects?
These same authoritative sites report that for more customers, forskolin and garcinia cambogia (assuming either of these ingredients are actually found in the supplement) won’t cause anything worse than mild, temporary digestive upset.
In some instances, however (no specifics listed), the Natural Medicines Database indicates that garcinia supplementation may be linked with liver damage within as little as one week of use.
How Much Does SlimForia Forskolin Cost?
The only way to purchase SlimForia at the time of our research was through a 15-day trial, for a total price of $4.95 in S&H charges.
15 days after placing your order, you’ll be charged the full price of $89.65 for the 30-day supply you already received. You’ll also be signed up for the company’s recurring shipping program, which stipulates that you’ll receive a new bottle once per month and charged $89.65 each time.
Important: Per the website’s terms, customers must call at least one day before the end of their trial in order to be eligible for a refund. After the trial has expired, it also advises that no refunds are available.
Another important point is that, when checking out, the site indicated our shipment wouldn’t be sent for 7 days, leaving very little time to try SlimForia Forskolin before paying full price. (The above screenshot was taken on August 25, 2017.)
To stop your trial or your automatic shipments, customer service can be reached at 888-308-0756 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
A Quick Note About Arbitration
Arbitration agreements aren’t anything new. In fact, many modern products and services utilize them.
However, they do eliminate your right to traditional legal processes like a trial by jury or joining a class action lawsuit. Instead, you’ll be subject to binding third-party arbitration to settle any disputes.
Keep this in mind, because as soon as you place an order for SlimForia Forskolin, you’ll be bound to one of these arbitration agreements.
Are There Other Weight Loss Supplements Like SlimForia Forskolin?
Whether you’re looking for forskolin, garcinia cambogia, or a combination of the two, a quick online search revealed there are perhaps hundreds of weight loss supplement containing these ingredients and competing for the same customers as SlimForia.
Not only this, but prices ranged from less than $7 to well over $60, putting the supplement in question far above the upper end of the spectrum. Is it worth the higher price?
While we didn’t test it ourselves, one of the most important tips we’ve learned over our years researching all manner of dietary supplements is this: According to organizations like the National Institutes of Health, otherwise healthy, nondeficient individuals do not need to take vitamins or dietary supplements.
However, if you’re set on taking one, be sure to speak with your doctor first. They’ll be able to make science-based recommendations centered on your diagnosis, and whether or not this includes supplements like SlimForia.
From there, look for:
- A complete supplement facts label, including dosages, with no proprietary blends
- A manufacturer that’s clearly listed, including contact information and refund details
- Friendly customer support that’s able (and willing) to answer any questions you might have
- A competitive price and refund policy that’s more or less in line with other supplements
- A straightforward pricing structure, with no mandatory free trials or recurring shipping programs
Does all of this bode well for SlimForia?
Our Bottom Line About SlimForia Forskolin
According to the Obesity Action Coalition, a 2005 report from AC Neilson indicated that Americans spent more than $322 million on weight loss supplements, including bars and shakes, that year alone. This is a number that has almost certainly only increased since then.
When referencing SlimForia Forskolin specifically, though, our experience researching this product revealed several potential red flags: We’re not told what’s in it (even after speaking with support several times), and its advertising messaging seems confusing (forskolin in the name but describing garcinia cambogia on the site).
Furthermore, the only way to purchase it is through a free trial, its price is exceptionally high compared to the competition, and we have no idea which company is behind it. In fact, none of the customer support reps we spoke with could even locate the supplement in their system.
Combined, it seems that SlimForia Forskolin customers are paying a heck of a lot of money for a completely unknown substance, which comes from an anonymous manufacturer.
Given these big concerns and everything we learned from the authoritative websites and professionals above, we’ll reiterate that we think you should speak with your doctor before ordering SlimForia, or any other weight management supplement.
7 out 7 people found this review helpful
I will never recommend this product to anyone!
When I tried the website, I was never taken to the end of the confirmation to preview the purchase or be sure all of my information was correct. After seeing a charge of $89, I immediately called customer service to which I was extremely appalled by their standards of customer service! They informed no refund would be applied and tried to upsell me. I informed them I wanted to cancel the subscription and she then said she would be sending a free bottle for the inconvenience. I called back hoping the next person would be more helpful and she read back to me my previous conversation which had stated I had declined the free bottle. I informed I never declined the free bottle and that if I was going to be stuck with a charge of $89, I would like a free bottle.
She then said if there isn’t anything else I can help you with today I will be disconnecting this call and hung up! DO NOT buy from them, they are rude and the product is a scam!
Bottom Line: No, I would not recommend this to a friend
18 out 18 people found this review helpful
Never order from this company EVER! They charged me $89 that was for the two products that I bought, which were ONLY supposed to be $5 each. They sneak around and make you think you are only paying a little amount but DO NOT order any of their products! It is a scam and secretly pulls an extra $80 out of you without any clear notice.
Also, customer service was awful. The lady I was talking to was having an enjoyable conversation with her friend while I was trying to get some help. There was no help from her, and she was very rude. They just want your money! This product will not help you and you need to cancel your account before you get charged extra money without any notice.
I will never recommend this company or product to anyone. Lesson learned.
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Nov 2, 2017
Hi Shannon, after reading reviews I quickly emailed the support email address listed in this article to cancel my account telling them to not even send me the order. When you called, did they actually cancel your account and order successfully despite being rude? I'm also going to dispute the charge with my credit card company to ensure they cannot gain access to my money any further. So mad at myself for falling for this scam!
Nov 16, 2017
It’s not a scam. It’s called a free trial, meaning for a certain amount of time you get to use the product for free, well besides the shipping and handling. If you haven’t called to cancel and ask for a refund, you get charged the full price. It's like this with a lot of things. It explains it all on the website, you must not have done a lot of reading.