August 19, 2020
By Frederick Cheng (R.Ph) and Christine Cheng (R.Ph)
As pharmacists, we are highly skeptical when we hear of a “magic pill”, especially when it comes to one that has claims towards weight management, and Purica’s “TrimActiv” is no exception. However, TrimActiv is quite unique and does look quite promising.
The ingredients of TrimActiv include malabar tamarind (Garcinia gummi-gutta), yerba mate, green coffee bean extract, ceylon cinnamon, and Purica’s own Full Spectrum cordyceps mushroom. Hydroxycitric acid (HCA) is the active ingredient in Garcinia, and caffeine is that of yerba mate, both of which increase metabolism and endurance. The Full Spectrum cordyceps includes all parts of the fungus and can increase ATP (energy) production in the heart, muscles, brain, and also improve oxygen utilization. The wet, undried green coffee beans are much richer in chlorogenic acid (ie. antioxidants) than their dried or roasted counterparts. Individually, these ingredients have been marketed for years as “diet pills”, but as some of you know, they rarely have noticeable or lasting benefits. Used in low amounts and when used together, such as in TrimActiv, you will be less prone to side-effects but should benefit from the synergistic actions of the herbs for a more gentle and lasting effect on body-fat management.
We feel that TrimActiv would be most beneficial as an adjunct to a medically-designed fat-loss lifestyle program, such as “Ideal Protein”. TrimActiv will not only help minimize the side-effects of calorie deprivation, but also stabilize blood sugar and give you more energy via an enhancement of the fat-burning process. Remember not to take it too late in the day, as it does contain caffeine. Consult your integrative physician, Ideal Protein Coach, or an integrative pharmacist at Cloverdale Pharmasave or Pharmasave Steveton Village before you begin any natural supplement.
Fred and Christine Cheng are a passionate, charismatic sister-brother pharmacist team at their unique, family-operated Pharmasave stores in Cloverdale and Steveston, B.C. They specialize in natural remedies and compounding for both human and veterinarian use. Everything mentioned in their article is available InStore. Articles, Q&A, blog posts and all materials submitted for publishing is the intellectual property of Cloverdale Pharmacy Ltd – reproduction in part or whole, in print or online, without written consent and permission is prohibited.