BikiniBOD is a company based in the US, which manufactures two capsule supplements:
- BikiniBOD – The Ultimate Beauty Body Formula
- Carb Control
The company also provides nutrition and exercise plans with purchases of the 60 capsule bottles and the BikiniBod + Carb Control packages.
This review will deal with the primary product: BIKINIBOD, and we will do a separate article on Carb Control.
BikiniBOD contains two formulas: the Thermo Blend and the Hair, Skin and Nails Blend.
Given the tagline to the product is “The Ultimate Beauty Body Formula”, it is in the very least part of a newish niche group of products which is targeted toward women specifically for a more all-round benefit on body aesthetics.
The ingredients in this product are good, and it’s an interesting approach to add some inclusions that are for the improvement of hair, nails and skin.
The whole daily dosage comes to about 1000mg of active ingredients. Unfortunately, not even the bottle label tells us much more detail than that.
Continue reading for the full BikiniBOD review.
BikiniBOD in Detail
The company say their BikiniBOD has been “exclusively designed to…”:
- Support Healthy Metabolism
- Suppress Appetite
- Assist Weight Management Goals
- Provide Some of the Finest Beauty Enhancing Ingredients Available
A pill that can help women lose weight and AND enhance their beauty is quite an ambitious idea, and a great one…if it works.
Like all supplements, the ingredients and their inclusion dosages are the only two points that determine whether a product can do what the company says it can do, or not.
Ingredients of BikiniBOD
The maximum recommended daily dose is 2 capsules of BikiniBOD, which equates to 1001mg of the active ingredients.
The bottle label shows what is in one capsule, however individual ingredient amounts are not shown.
When proprietary blends are used like this, the order in which the ingredients are listed should reflect the order of biggest to smallest amounts; the first ingredient in the list being the largest inclusion in the formula, and the last being the smallest.
1 Capsule Contains:
- Biotin – 1000mcg
BikiniBOD Proprietary Blend – 500mg
- Caffeine Anhydrous
- Uva Ursi
- Bitter Orange Extract (50% Synephrine)
- Raspberry Ketones
- Garcinia Extract
- Toothed Clubmoss
Hair, Skin and Nails Blend
- Grape and Grape Seed Extract
- Blueberry Extract
- Raspberry and Raspberry Seed Extract
- Sour Cherry
- Bilberry Extract
- Green Coffee Bean Extract
- Green Tea Extract
A couple of the Hair, Skin and Nail (HSN) blend ingredients are often found in fat burners – Green Coffee and Green Tea. They are probably in very small doses here though and therefore couldn’t be considered as part of the Thermo Blend.
Conversely, it could be said that Uva Ursi in the Thermo Blend would be more suited to the other one considering its use in topical skin creams, although its effect through oral ingestion would be negligible to none. Its other main use is to combat UTIs.
Synephrine, L-Theanine, Caffeine and Yohimbe are all known to aid in weight loss. Theanine does so in a secondary capacity by reducing the potential over-stimulation side effects of some of the other three which are stimulants.
Toothed Clubmoss is an interesting inclusion. Again it might be more appropriate in the NCS blend given its skin healing properties. Its often used for improving cognitive function due to its Huperzine-A bioactive. Not much of a fat burner.
It would appear some mood enhancers (L-Theanine, Clubmoss) have been added, possibly to boost the ‘feel-good’ factor of the formula.
Not a bad set of ingredients, but the lack of dosage data makes it difficult to properly assess.
As to the effect of the Hair, Skin and Nails blend, one can only guess at how much of these fruit extracts are present in a formula that weighs a single gram.
Biotin, for its part, will certainly work to improve hair and nail health and growth.
Yohimbe is the main ingredient to watch out for here, especially if you are a young adult as it has been found to cause anxiety ion this age group.
It may also interact with anti-anxiety medication and anti-depressants. Simply put, many countries do not allow yohimbe across the border because of these possible effects. To add to that, too much of it can cause problems such as overstimulation.
Given there are a few stimulants in this blend, it is probably wise to start with a half dose (which the max 2 capsule dose allows) if you are sensitive to stimulants.
If you are pregnant or breastfeeding, don’t bother even trying this product. And if you are on medication or have a medical condition it’s best to check with your doctor before you use BikiniBOD.
Is BikiniBOD Recommended?
All things considered, the ingredients they have used are not at all bad but the dosages might be complete bananas.
This probably is not the case, but it would be wise to exercise caution and go with a half dose, which even the company themselves recommend to be fair.
Do we recommend BikiniBOD? Not when there are better products for the job. And by that we mean there are better fat burners and weight loss supplements and better ways to go about improving your hair, skin and nails.
No doubt you can find a Biotin supplement for very little cash, and a good Vitamin D3 softgel supplement will take care of much of the rest.
Eating fruit and fibre and a generally healthy diet is mandatory if you want a nice complexion, and most of your hair issues can be solved with a non-silicon shampoo and deep conditioner.
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