BodyDynamix Slimvance Review
It’s no surprise that you’re searching for reviews on BodyDynamix Slimvance – this fat burner (or “Core Slimming Complex” as it’s labelled) has become extremely popular over the years on online retailers such as GNC and Amazon.
Since it’s available in these retailers, you can buy it regardless of whether you are in the US, UK or Australia. But is it the best fat burner in Australia or the rest of the world?
But it’s important to not just trust everything you read online. Always see what’s included in the formula of each supplement (the ingredients) to make sure it’s safe and effective.
We respect that not everyone knows what every ingredient in fat burners are, though. So that’s exactly why we’re writing this review for you.
Read on to find out about all the ingredients in Bodydynamix Slimvance. And our honest thoughts on whether it’s worth trying out, or if there are better options out there.
For those that don’t want to read over 2000 words, we’ll give you a quick roundup of our thoughts on BodyDynamix Slimvance in this section.
It’s rated at around 3.5 stars on GNC – and the same on independent review sites such as SupplementReviewsUK. And we think that’s pretty accurate.
It not a bad supplement by any means. In fact, it’s a much better option than many we’ve seen on the market.
But is it the best fat burner available to you? Our answer is: No.
One thing that really lets Slimvance by BodyDynamix down is the fact that it contains a proprietary blend – meaning the individual dosages of several ingredients are hidden under an overall value.
If you’re confused about our last sentence, check out the supplement facts label of Slimvance below and take a look at where it says “Slimvance Patented Blend”. You’ll see that the overall quantity of the blend is 450 mg, but you’re not shown the individual dosages of the ingredients contained within the blend (such as Moringa Oleifera Leaf Extract).
We also feel 200 mg caffeine per serving is quite high for a fat burner
Before you start complaining, this is our review so we’re giving our own personal opinions…and we do think 200 mg is potentially “too much” for a fat burner.
Remember that pre-workout supplements are designed to get you “fired-up” before a workout. Well, pre-workouts often contain less than 200 mg caffeine per serving, which should explain why we feel this is a lot for a fat burner.
There are equally as good, if not better, options for less money in our opinion
Cost always has to come into play when looking at supplements. We have to feel that a supplement offers sufficient “bang for buck” – and at $59.99, Slimvance may be priced a bit too high for our liking.
It’s not packed with superstar, tried, tested and rated fat burning ingredients at this price. And it doesn’t contain any ingredients to help preserve your hard-earned muscle tone and muscle mass while in a calorie deficit either.
Now for the main course. The ingredients in this “core slimming complex”.
We’ve already given our thoughts on why we don’t like proprietary blends in the last section of this review. So to save things from being too negative, we won’t repeat that.
But what we will do is tell you the important things about each individual ingredient that have been added to Slimvance Fat Burner’s formula.
Moringa Oleifera Leaf Extract
From clinical studies that we’ve read, moringa oleifera leaf extract seems to have antioxidant properties that help combat cadmium induced toxicity to your organs .
However, there doesn’t seem to be enough evidence of its ability to help you lose fat or weight. And some studies even state that it can have potentially “toxic effects”.
You could just eat some blueberries if you’re looking for some antioxidant effects without toxicity. So we’re not completely convinced this is a useful addition to Slimvance if we’re being honest.
Murraya Koenigii Leaf Extract
If you forget about the fancy name, you’ve most likely heard about this when called by It’s other name – curry leaf extract.
From the clinical studies that we’ve seen, it seems to offer some good anti-inflammatory effects.
And in fairness, there is a study that used obese rats as the subjects which found the extracts of murraya koenigii leaves were able to promote fat loss . Remember though, that the subjects here weren’t humans – they were obese rats.
Overall, this ingredient certainly looks more promising than moringa oleifera leaf extract, which is great news. It still wouldn’t be included in our “dream fat burner formula” though.
Curcuma Longa Root Extract
In simple English, this is turmeric root extract (since turmeric comes from the root of the curcuma longa root). The “extract” being curcumin.
This is certainly one of the best ingredients in Slimvance since you can’t really argue against curcumin; everyone knows that it’s a great anti-inflammatory that’s also beneficial to your joint health.
Clinical studies have also shown that curcumin is able to have a positive effect on fat loss too . So nothing to complain about here.
Here’s where the real problem for us begins. In our honest opinion, there is no need to have 200 mg caffeine in a fat burner supplement.
To put that into perspective, 200 mg caffeine is the equivalent to 2 cups of coffee at once. And if you drink a cup of coffee and take Slimvance at similar times – you may be putting yourself at risk of jitters due to taking too much caffeine at once.
We prefer supplements containing lower dosages of caffeine (100 mg at a maximum) so that customers can still enjoy their morning cup of coffee and more, without any risks of side effects.
In fact, one study found that those sensitive to caffeine shouldn’t consume 400 mg or more per day  – that would only be 2 cups of coffee and one serving of Slimvance…so make sure you always check the caffeine content in supplements before you pop any weight loss pills.
And to be honest, a cup of coffee/green tea will deliver the energy boosting benefit that caffeine is added to fat burners for, anyway.
Garcinia Cambogia Fruit Extract
If there’s one ingredient that we would remove from BodyDynamix Slimvance, it’s garcinia cambogia fruit extract.
While it was originally marketed as some sort of “miracle” ingredient, it’s since been debunked and found to not be very effective.
So much so, that one study states that “future trials should be more rigorous, longer in duration, and better reported” (basically saying that previous studies on garcinia cambogia were unreliable) .
We’re glad that many supplement companies have since stopped adding garcinia cambogia to their fat burners. But many still add them to diet pills targeted at women, which is most probably why it’s included in Slimvance’s formula.
Capsimax Fruit Extract
If you’re looking for the best ingredient (maybe joint best along with curcumin) in Slimvance, then this is it – it’s a patented form of cayenne pepper extract.
If you’re wondering what that is, then it’s basically capsaicin (a form of capsaicinoid); this has proven to be effective at boosting your metabolic rate and promoting fat loss in countless clinical studies. There is even a study titled “Capsaicinoids supplementation decreases percent body fat and fat mass” it’s that reliable .
How does it work? Eat a cayenne pepper and see what happens – things will start to get spicy and you’ll probably start to sweat a little. The thing that’s responsible for cayenne pepper’s “spiciness” is capsaicin.
That concludes our science lesson on that…hopefully you enjoyed learning how cayenne pepper extract works.
Piperine from Black Pepper Extract
We do like that BodyDynamix has put things in plain simple terms by listing black pepper extract as “piperine”. Not that the normal person like you will understand what it means, anyway…
Piperine is the active ingredient in black pepper and has shown to be able to improve the bioavailability of ingredients that it is consumed alongside .
So it’s basically believed to make supplements more effective.
While it’s not the most exciting ingredient in any supplement, it does work.
Does Slimvance Work?
After reading all of the above, you can probably start to form your own opinion on this fat burner.
It does contain some great ingredients such as curcumin and cayenne pepper extract. So it could very well work just fine.
Our main issue is that it contains some “unreliable” ingredients such as garcinia cambogia extract.
We don’t have any Slimvance before and after pictures for you, though.
Slimvance Side Effects
The concern with BodyDynamix’s fat burner is that it contains 200 mg caffeine anhydrous. This could mean those with a low tolerance to caffeine could suffer jitters.
For this reason, we have come to like caffeine-free pre-workouts and fat burners.
There is also a slight worry with moringa oleifera possessing some toxic properties – but this shouldn’t be an issue here.
Pros and Cons of Slimvance
- Cayenne pepper extract is a reliable thermogenic
- Curcumin offers a wide range of benefits
- Piperine can improve the bioavailability of other nutrients
- Garcinia cambogia extract has become known to be unreliable (and most likely ineffective in our honest opinion)
- 200 mg caffeine anhydrous per serving may cause jitters to those with a low tolerance to stimulants
- We’re not convinced about the effectiveness of moringa oleifera leaf extract.
- $59.99 is a high price tag, with many other respected fat burners being priced lower
Conclusion: Our Final Verdict on Slimvance
Slimvance is by no means a “bad” option if you’re looking for a fat burner.
But we do think that it possesses around 2-3 effective ingredients, with the rest being there for marketing purposes to try and justify its big $59.99 price.
If Slimvance was priced lower (at around $39.99) then we would absolutely believe this was a great deal. With other great options being available at around the $40 mark, we do recommend that you take a look into those – if you still go ahead with Slimvance, then it won’t be a bad choice either.