Nutra-Trim Weight Management Chewing Gum is a diet aid that doesn’t require much effort. Feel like eating? Have some gum instead. Nutra-Trim comes in Spearmint and Berry. It is the only gum I was able to find that contains Green Tea Extract or Chromium Picolinate.
How does Nutra-Trim Gum Work?
Nutra-Trim Weight Management Chewing Gum is meant to increase your metabolism and help you control your cravings. To accomplish this, it is formulated with Green Tea Extract, L-carnitine, Chromium Picolinate, and Guarana. The makers of Nutra-Trim also claim that chewing gum prior to eating reduces hunger later in the day.
Does It Work?
I doubt it. Chewing gum can certainly distract a person with an oral fixation. It is possible that this piece of gum can satisfy a craving for a piece of pie. But I wonder if you could get the same effect chewing any piece of gum out there.
Green Tea is known for its exceptional health benefits, but I’m not certain that these benefits would survive the processing it would take to transform Green Tea into an extract that goes into gum. Green Tea Extract is supposed to increase your metabolism and help with curbing your appetite.
L-carnitine is a naturally occurring amino acid that helps the body convert fatty acids into energy. People who do not get enough L-carnitine in their diets do not metabolize at their maximum rate. Consumption of L-carnitine has been known to reduce fatigue. However, there is no scientific evidence to show that the consumption of L-carnitine improves weight loss.
Chromium Picolinate is a compound that is believed to increase the effectiveness of insulin. Chromium might help in the maintenance and correction of blood sugar levels. However, a number of studies have failed to find a link between chromium picolinate and fat loss.
How Much Weight Will I Lose?
If you are working out to lose weight, you will. This gum may or may not help you. It probably won’t hurt your efforts.
Some people reported having a “burst of energy.” Most people reported no side effects at all.
Pros and Cons
- Chewing gum might distract you from eating more real food than you should.
- You will burn calories by chewing!
- You can combine this gum with other diets.
- There is little evidence to support that this gum will actually help you lose weight, and it costs more than regular gum.
- Nutri-Trim Gum contains aspartame. Some believe that aspartame is unsafe. A study performed by Northeastern Ohio Universities College of Medicine found that individuals with mood disorders can be particularly sensitive to aspartame, and should avoid consuming it.
Problems and Complaints
I have found no problems or complaints, except that some people found that the gum did not help them to lose weight and did not live up to its claims.
Nutri-Trim company offers a free sample through their website.