What is Bio-Trim ?
Holland & Barrett
Bio-Trim is a combination dietary supplement formulated to assist with effective
weight reduction. In contrast with the rapid weight loss achieved via crash
dieting (i.e. based on a dramatic reduction in food intake),
Bio-Trim is aimed at controlled long-term weight reduction, obtained via the
manipulation of specific areas of metabolic biochemistry relevant to weight
Bio-Trim contains four substances, each of which relates to a specific metabolic
area as outlined below:- l-carnitine, chromium, coenzyme Q10, and a plant
extract from the Malabar tamarind (Garcinia cambogia), an Indian fruit used in
L-carnitine promotes efficient utilization of
fat within the body, by mediating the transport of fatty acids into muscle
tissue, for conversion into energy. Chromium is a component of the Glucose
Tolerance Factor, which is involved in the control of sugar metabolism within
also improve athletic ability. Some carnitine may be obtained from
dietary sources, primarily meat since vegetables and fruit contain
relatively little carnitine.
Carnitine levels are
reduced by a high fat diet, certain drugs (e.g. valproic acid
antibiotics) or metabolic stress.
Coenzyme Q10 is involved in the cellular
energy generation process, and helps maintain the body’s energy supply when
dietary intake is reduced.
Chromium is a trace mineral essential for normal metabolism and growth, being a
key factor in the processing of sugars and fats within the body. Dietary
chromium is obtained from wholemeal cereal and grain products (provided soils
are not chromium depleted), nuts, seafood and yeast.
Highly refined foods (e.g.
refined sugar, refined flour used in white bread) contain little of this
essential mineral, which is also easily lost during cooking or food processing.
Garcinia cambogia, a dried fruit used for
culinary purposes in India, has a filling effect, reducing hunger.
About Garcinia Cambogia Hydroxycitric Acid (HCA)
Hydroxycitric acid (HCA) is a compound that occurs naturally in a kind of Asian
fruit called malabar tamarind. The chemical makeup of HCA is very like the
chemical makeup of citric acid, which is the acid found in fruits like lemons
Though much research is still needed in this area, early studies have shown that
HCA could be very successful in helping people control their weight. Laboratory
testing (though no human clinical trials) found that HCA inhibits the process
that turns carbohydrates into fat by slowing specific enzyme reactions.
HCA is rare. Only a few plants manufacture it, with the best source being
Garcinia cambogia, or malabar tamarind, which is a gourd-like plant indigenous
to the Asia Pacific region. Malabar tamarind is prepared in condiment dishes.
Its rind is very rich in HCA.
What does Bio Trim
The components of Bio-Trim are directed at four major areas of metabolism of
relevance to weight loss i.e. fat metabolism, sugar balance, digestion and
energy production. L-carnitine promotes efficient utilization of fat within the
body, by mediating the transport of fatty acids into muscle tissue, for
conversion into energy. Chromium is a component of the Glucose Tolerance Factor,
which is involved in the control of sugar metabolism within the body. Coenzyme
Q10 is involved in the cellular energy generation process, and helps maintain
the body’s energy supply when dietary intake is reduced. Garcinia cambogia, a
dried fruit used for culinary purposes in India, has a filling effect, reducing
Additional beneficial effects of Garcinia Cambogia
comes along with a whole laundry list of
extra benefits. While possessing no known side effects whatsoever, Garcinia
Cambogia has been indicated for its effectiveness for:
Are there adverse
effects from taking Bio Trim ?
Bio-Trim is stimulant-free, and usually well tolerated, with no reports of
significant adverse effects. Chromium used in Bio-Trim is in an organic form,
which does not cause the gastrointestinal disturbances sometimes associated with
inorganic forms of chromium. The individual components comprising Bio-Trim are
of low toxicity. Bio-Trim is not recommended for individuals allergic to citrus
fruits, or prone to migraines. Individuals with impaired renal function should
exercise caution if taking chromium containing supplements. Diabetics taking
chromium containing supplements may require modification of their insulin
About Pharma-Nord Bio Trim
Each tablet of Pharma Nord Bio Trim contains 50mg carnitine, 30 microgm
chromium, 10mg coenzyme Q10, and 300mg of Garcinia cambogia. Bio-Trim is
formulated to complement a healthy diet, as part of a nutritionally controlled
weight loss programme. Bio Trim is manufactured under Danish pharmaceutical
The four active ingredients of Bio-Trim work in different ways:
* L-Carnitine helps you burn off fat
* Chromium helps quenche your sugar craving
* Co-Enzyme Q10 gives you energy
* Fibre reduces your appetite and improves your digestion
As opposed to crash-diets that are based on drastic cuts in food intake,
Bio-Trim aims at long term weight reduction, obtained through an optimised