BioXlim – another weight-loss scam

Posted 09 September 2013


Seems like there is no end to scamsters trying to con ordinary consumers.

BioXlim claims: “Bioxlim is a weight reduction supplement that is formulated from 3 essential natural herbs that work together synergistically. Bioxlim is a specially formulated product to be used as a dietary food supplement. It contains vital active ingredients with nutritional values that help in slimming and weight management.”

The company evidently resides at Herbal Zone International C. C., No. 5. John Voster Avenue, Plattekloof 1, 7500 Cape Town

Hakim-HerzallahThe company, Herbal Zone International c. c., is registered to Hakim Herzallah (HAKAM ALI IBRAHIM HERZALLAH) at address 10 John Vorster Avenue, Plattekloof 1, Cape Town

Each capsule contains 450mg :

  • Hoodia Gordonii Extract 200mg
  • Garcinia cambogia Extract 150mg
  • Aloe Vera Extract 100mg

A few problems with this.

1. There is not a single study showing that this mix of ingredients works

2. There is a study showing that Hoodia at a dose about 5x higher than the level in this product (1110 mg vs 200 mg) showed that hoodia does not result in weight loss or appetite suppression: “In comparison with a matched placebo, the consumption of HgPE for 15 d appeared to be associated with significant adverse changes in some vital signs and laboratory parameters. HgPE was less well tolerated than was the placebo and did not show any significant effects on energy intakes or body weights relative to the placebo.

3. Natural Medicines Comprehensive Database (NMCD) (“Unbiased, Scientific Clinical Information on Complementary, Alternative, and Integrative Therapies” has reviewed all the studies for this ingredient and concludes “Obesity. Taking garcinia fruit rind extract orally doesn’t seem to help decrease weight, satiety, fat oxidation, or energy expenditure in obese people (728,8572,11407).

4. Aloe Vera has no weight-loss effect

Therefore, big scam!

23 comments to BioXlim – another weight-loss scam

  • pam

    Ive been using Bioxlim for the past two weeks and have lost 2.9 kg, experiencing higher energy levels and defininately a reduction in my food intake. No specific eating and or exercise plan was followed.

  • Tara

    I have lost 7kg in my first 4 weeks and going strong

  • Harris

    We are surprisingly receiving an unusual number of “positive” responses for this product – against the run of normal postings. This is a red flag. As the dose of the ingredients are too low to have any physiological effect above that of a placebo! This suggests the emails we are getting are not true, or there is another hidden banned ingredient present in the product, or a great placebo response is working.

    We will only accept comments that we can verify as being true.

  • Marisa

    Hi there – I am the posterchild for fighting against weightloss scams! The idiots at Slimbetti probably hate me because I am always warning people against them. However – I did start taking Bioxlim 2 weeks ago and have already lost a fair amount of weight. I also have controlled food cravings and it definitely suppresses my appetite. I also agree that the ingredients listed are in all likelihood incorrect and would love to find out what I am putting into my body – but it does work! Until someone ffinds a way to make a fake version of the product that is!

  • Hi there my weight is 30kgs more than I’m suppose to weigh. I use to be thin and then I had 2 miscarriages and from then I use 2 eat my emotions away and never stop,then I heard about Duromine , I heard so many good things about it and how you loose weight so fast , and I bought it and tried it , the thing is people said they could see I losted weight ,but I never saw it so I stopped and from then I picked up more and more weight ,I would like 2 try bioxlim ,hoping it can save me ,but I’m not looking for a scam tablet coz there’s many on the store shelvies . So hoping you guys can comment and tel if I should take the chance or not .

    Thanx Nikki

    • Harris

      The trouble with all of these pills is that they mostly do not work. The few that do are high risk and need a prescription, and even then, do not work well. The worse part is that because you do not change the way you eat, once you stop, you usually put weight back on, leading to what is described as the Yo Yo effect. The best is to get help from a dietician and change the way you eat, permanently. That way you lose weight and keep it off.

    • Elanie

      Ensure it’s the one with the X and not S

  • Sasha

    I too was skeptical about Bioxlim when they started selling it in my country. I have PCOS so its very difficult to lose weight. I spent so much money on products trying to lose weight but nothing worked. Anyway i decided to give Bioxlim a try after a I saw the amount of weight my sis in law lost. It cuts your appetite and helps you shed the pounds. I started using it about a month ago and have lost 15 pounds. I mean I do work out and watch what I eat, however this has been done in the past with no results. Happy to have tried Bioxlim and will continue using until I have reached my goal weight.


    Hi Harris

    Please advise i am 47 tried many products even duromine last product tried was JS Slim did not work, I am approximately 57 kilos small built need to lose 7 Kilos do you thin bioxlim will work for me. Not used to been overweight hardly even eat, just picked up after 40 but have a very slow metoblism.

    Please help, and advise I am desperate.

    • Harris

      Sorry to read about your struggle. These ‘quick-fix’ products have no proof of being effective and so are a waste of your time and money. Not even Big Pharma has a highly effective product. What you need to do is to go back to the basics – is it your physiology or are you eating the wrong food for your body. I suggest you see a dietician who specialises in issues of overweight and obesity so that you can be assessed first. Then based on that, whether you will need further tests or whether you need to develop a different dietary program. Often people are just simply not aware that the food that they are eating is wrong for them (although good for others).

  • Fazila

    Faz here
    I am 50 and also started gaining wait especially my tummy and waist after 45 years of age and I was never fat. I started taking BioXlim from 26/01/16 but was taking 1 tablet twice a day and started feeling bloated on asking the lady I bought it from she said I need to take 2 tablets twice a day which I started doing but on weighing myself last week I have gained 3.5kg. And this now going for my second week taking 2 tablets twice a day. Also whatever I eat is coming out in bowl movement. At times my tummy is working like 8 times a day is this normal….. And what is the effect with regard to the 1 tablet I took 2 times a day for the first 2 weeks…
    Is the tablet not agreeing as on telling the lady this she seemed to get annoyed and said that it is probably not agreeing with me so I should leave using it. And all I just want to know is this normal as they say NO SIDE EFFECTS.
    Should I carry on and complete the six weeks or what should I do..
    She first said my body is detoxing but for so long………. Although it has supressed my eating and sugar cravings………
    The thing that bothers me is why am I gaining weight and is this normal. And is there perhaps a eating plan for this supplement…..

    • Harris

      The ingredients in this product has not been shown to work, in fact, shown to NOT work. Plus, they are used in dosages lower than what was being tested. That would suggest this is a scam, hence you are getting no benefit.

  • Nadia

    Hi there been taking bioxlim for three weeks
    I can feel my tummy has dropped but I also go to toilet very often tummy works alot and I noticed that some pimples on my upper tight big 1’s with a white head and 1 on my private
    Could that be the results of me tsking these tablets
    Please help

    • Harris

      Difficult to know – I do not trust anything this company says, therefore not even sure what ingredients are in this product.

  • zaaybee

    this is a daym scam i had nothing but dirrohea ! …

  • mary

    I have been taking bioxlim for the past week and already I can feel a drastic change in my body. I have very little appetite and more energy. I feel great. I have 2 bowel movements per day and everything else apart from that is normal.but it seems to be working. Not sure what my next week may be like. Looking forward to continue taking this product.

  • Roma

    I have lost 22 lbs off product ever.

  • Nadia Nelson

    I on my second week of taking this product and yes it is all about your eating habits and exercise but I must say I feel much lighter, tummy flatter and appetite supressed. Yes I have two bowel movements a day and had a runny tummy the first day or two but this is what detox is all about. Every individuals body is different so it does not work for some people. Will see what happens going forward. Stick to the basics enough sleep, exercise, lots of water, fruit, vegetables, and portions no bigger than the palm of your hand should do the trick!!!

  • Angel

    Pimples on your privates bioxlim will not do that, maybe need to check a doctor, might be an sti

  • Sutania Alexander

    Hi o took bioxlim last year and lost 20lbs with it. At first I thought it wouldn’t work but I still tried it and it actually works. The only side effects I got was insomnia and cramping. I’m going to purchase some more of it.

  • EEJ

    I have taken bioxlim on snd off whenever I cross that ideal weight and it works like magic. Nothing works like bioxlim.

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