The scientists behind Cortislim have identified that stress is a primary cause of weight gain in overweight individuals. Similar to other diet pills such as Relacore, Cortislim aims to reduce weight gain by attacking the symptoms of this stress, namely cortisol. The theory goes that excess stress levels lead your body to produce an excess of Cortisol, a nasty hormone that can suppress thyroid function, create blood sugar imbalances and increase fat deposits. Cortislim claims that by reducing your levels of Cortisol, it will eliminate some of the belly fat that Cortisol has created.
How Does Cortislim Work?
Cortislim works in two ways. It contains some ingredients to reduce your levels of Cortisol, but it also contains some of the fat-burning ingredients found in other diet pills. The problem is that frankly, cortisol for the average person, has nothing to do with weight loss. And honestly speaking, the fact is that they don’t have enough of anything for real success.
Vitamin C-an essential vitamin, this is not a weight loss ingredient.
Calcium-an essential nutrient, it is good for bones, teeth, etc. But it does not actually promote weight loss despite what the milk commercials may tell you.
Chromium-meant to control and regulate blood sugar levels to keep them from randomly spiking and then falling, chromium has been used successfully in combination with certain other ingredients to promote weight loss. However, on its own the effect is minor at best. It generally requires about 200mcg.
Vanadium-vanadium has been used to help you to get a certain nootropic effect by increasing natural blood flow to the brain. But it does not actually promote weight loss.
Banana leaf extract-banaba leaf extract has been shown to regulate blood sugar and blood glucose levels, helping you to reduce cravings and avoid crashes. But it does not necessarily promote weight loss
Green tea extract-a thermogenic form of caffeine, it is also rich in antioxidants like EGCG. However, one should keep in mind that it requires at least 400mg of 50% caffeine considering the fact that caffeine is the actual fat burning component
Bitter orange peel extract-a formula including the active ingredient known as synephrine, this has been pushed as the alternative to ephedrine. However, in this diluted form, you don’t necessarily get the powerful effects you are looking for. It would depend in part on the concentration of synephrine actually in the ingredient listing
Magnolia bark extract-a natural sleep aid, this does not promote weight loss
Theanine-a natural amino acid, this has been used to feed muscles, but not build them or promote weight loss
Cortislim Side Effects
Cortislim side effects include headaches, jitteriness, nervousness, irritability, insomnia, and an elevated heartbeat.