What is Appaluma and how does it work?
Appaluma is a fairly new, Australian, diet pill that claims to be an effective appetite suppressant and fat burner.
The formula contains Caralluma, Garcinia Combogia and Yerba Mate and is said to be supported by science and backed by no less than 10 studies into its effectiveness and capabilities as a weight-loss supplement.
It seems that the brand is the sister-supplement of Appatrol, another appetite suppressant that uses a similar formula. Aside from a few marginal differences, the two brands seem to share the exact same marketing formula, by way of a difficult to navigate webpage and some stock video footage.
We’re slightly concerned that the big push on Appaluma is the 60 day money back guarantee. These types of offers are notoriously dubious when it comes to weight-loss supplements and are often linked to autoship programmes that end up costing customers a fortune in difficult to cancel orders.
Watch the Official Appaluma video below:
Is Appaluma effective?
The Appaluma website states that its formula is supported by scientific research; if we look a little closely at what this actually means, it’s pretty clear that this is a cleverly worded way of saying that the ingredients used in the Appaluma formula may have been tested in clinical trials, but the Appaluma blend itself, has not.
It may be a technicality, but it’s a pretty hefty one when the site doesn’t offer a detailed list of the ingredient quantities. This means that, while the ingredients themselves may have a positive effect on weight loss (if included at the correct dosages), there is no way of knowing if the brand itself will work.
So, what’s in the formula?
Well, for starters, the key ingredient is Caralluma; a relatively new addition to the natural weight-loss supplement world, and possibly one to watch.
Caralluma has been used for centuries in its native India as an appetite suppressant, particularly throughout history in times of famine. Aside from its ability to curb the appetite, Caralluma is thought to help block the enzyme, Citrate Lyase, which is responsible for fat conversion within the body.
The trick here is the phrase ‘thought to’, meaning that we’re not actually sure whether or not it does yet. While clinical trials and studies continue to go on, there is some evidence that supports this claim, but the figures are nowhere near revolutionary or media-worthy.
Appaluma’s second ingredient is listed as Garcinia Cambogia… ah, at least we know that Garcinia Cambogia works, right? Well, yes and no.
While Garcinia Cambogia is certainly catching all the headlines in its own right as a powerful fat burner, proven to block the Citrate Lyase enzyme, it is only really effective in the right quantities – and since we don’t know what these quantities are in Appaluma, we still don’t know that it will work.
Finally, Yerba Mate; a pretty powerful antioxidant that can potentially boost the metabolism better than Green Tea and Caffeine. Once again however, there is very little information about how much Yerba Mate is in one Appaluma tablet.
What do customers say?
Finding independent customer reviews of Appaluma is tricky, if not impossible. That is most likely due to how new the brand is, and no reviews at all is better than negative reviews, but it still doesn’t give us much to go on. We may have to wait a little while for this one.
Is it worth it?
The evidence surrounding Caralluma as a slimming aid, is at the moment somewhat thin. The star ingredient here appears to be Garcinia Cambogia, which does show some promise as an effective fat burner and can come up with the goods as far as scientific evidence is concerned.
However, it is unlikely that the generally recommended 1000mg daily serving of Garcinia is going to feature here, especially alongside the other two ingredients Yerba Mate and Caralluma (it would make for quite a big capsule!).
The lack of information, lack of customer feedback and a dubious money back guarantee make this particular brand hard to really recommend.