SkinnyTabs is a brand that sells weight loss and detox products. Here we will review their dissolvable detox tablets. They also make a weight loss gummy called “weight drops”, but that review will be for another day.
What you’re basically getting are tablets that dissolve in water and make an effervescent drink. These tablets are said to contain “15 superfood ingredients” that “flush toxins naturally”.
This review will be based on what we know about the company and product. Both are fairly new so there is not a long track record of customer reviews online. We will also point out an alternative to SkinnyTabs which you’ll see at the end.
About The Company
There is not a lot of information online about SkinnyTabs. They are based in Austin Texas, but all of their sales appear to be online.
The company website does not go into any detail about the company, either. It is all focused on the product – which is also good to know about – but some backstory about SkinnyTabs would be nice too.
They appear to have filed for a patent in June 2018. As far as we could see, the patent does not tell us much about the product or the company, either.
About The Detox Tablets
The tablets are instantly dissolvable in water, infusing it with a “proprietary blend” that will help you detoxify and lose weight, allegedly. Is that true?
There is not a long track record with this detox drink so there aren’t a whole lot of actual customers who have written about (unlike most other detox products we’ve reviewed). We can, however, see the ingredients in their blend. That gives us a clue about whether it works or not.
As we see on their website, their blend consists of:
- Beet root
- Green tea leaf extract
- Matcha tea leaf
- Burdock root extract
- Ginger root extract
- Dandelion extract
- Lemon balm extract
- Milk thistle seed extract
- Asian ginseng root
- Goji berry extract
- Aloe vera juice
- Chlorella algae
You probably recognize many if not all of those ingredients from other detox teas and drinks. For some there is some (limited) evidence that they can promote fat loss. Others are not as well researched but still believed to have health benefits that may include weight loss.
What we don’t know is whether this combination of ingredients actually helps your body burn fat and “flush toxins”. Otherwise you wouldn’t fork over $40-65 for a month’s supply, right?
Mid Review Checkpoint
If you’ve decided that SkinnyTabs is not for you then we do recommend a carb pairing methodology which has been gaining significant scientific backing. Watch the following video to learn more otherwise continue reading :
There are some testimonials on the website. One women claims she lost 14 pounds with SkinnyTabs. Another says she lost all 23 pounds of her baby weight.
What we don’t know is what diets and exercise regimens those women also followed. We are given the impression that SkinnyTabs directly caused the weight loss, even if they don’t state that outright.
So there is not much to really conclude from the testimonials on their website. They don’t give us nearly enough information to decide whether this is truly a solution for bloating and excess weight.
Of course the website says they taste great, but what else are they going to say? We reached out to SkinnyTabs to request a sample, and will update this review if and when we hear back.
There is no recommended diet to follow while taking them. Apparently taking the tablets alone (which you are supposed to do 1-2 times a day, and up to 3 a day if you really want to) is enough to detox.
Our Opinion and Recommendation
In the end, SkinnyTabs detox tablets don’t appear to be anything remarkable. Many of the ingredients are indeed healthy, at least in whole food form. But in dissolvable pill form they are now highly processed, and we always recommend avoiding processed foods when possible.
If they were less expensive then perhaps then perhaps we would recommend them as a supplement that’s worth a try, in addition to proper diet and exercise. But the monthly price is nothing to sneeze at. You could buy the same ingredients from Whole Foods for about the same amount. And that would probably be healthier since you also get fiber and other nutrients.
If you’re serious about shedding some pounds, we do recommend a carb pairing methodology which has been gaining significant scientific backing. Watch the following video to learn more: