TrimSpa markets a selection of diet supplements including its diet pill TrimSpa 32 which contains a patented ingredient called "hoodia gordonii," a natural substance that takes away appetite. A bitter-tasting cactus-like plant that grows wild in the Kalahari Desert of South Africa, hoodia is different from FDA-banned stimulant ingredients like Ephedra and Phen/fen, which were found to have dangerous side effects. Hoodia is not a stimulant - it simply turns appetite off. The hoodia plant, in its natural form, has been used for thousands of years by the South African tribesmen to stave off hunger while on long hunting expeditions.
TrimSpa acts primarily as an appetite suppressant. How does the product work? According to their website, their formula "improves your body's ability to burn fat more effectively, in addition to mobilizing fat molecules that have been stored in your cells so they can be processed and used as energy... (it will) suppress your appetite, increase your metabolism, and prevent excess calories from being converted to fat molecules."
Trimspa is a complex proprietary formula incorporating (Salex Aveo) which contains the following ingredients: L-Arginine hydrochloride, Pausinystalia yohimbe extract (bark), Eurycoma logngifolia jack extract (root), Epimedium extract (leaf), Xanthroparamelia scarbrosa extract (lichen), Cnidium monnier extract (seed), Black cohosh extract (rhyzome), Damiana extract (leaf), Avena sativa extract (spikelet), Vitex agnus castus extract (fruit), Maca extract (root)