SkinnyFit offers a wide variety of wellness products, from vegetables to supplements and teas. SkinnyFit claims its products work together to support a healthier lifestyle and improve fitness results. For example, its Super Youth Collagen Peptides aim to improve skin health and hair growth, while the Apple Cider Vinegar Gummies claim to support weight management, appetite and skin health. .
I purchased three products from the SkinnyFit website: Skinny Greens, Jump Start Pre-Workout Powder and Energizing Detox Tea.
Skinny Greens, one of the company’s bestsellers, is a powdered blend of 34 superfoods, probiotics, “stress reliever” adaptogens and greens. Indications state that mixing one scoop of powder with 14 ounces of water per day will provide a myriad of benefits including: reduced cravings, slimmer waistline, reduced stress, increased energy and mental clarity, and clearer skin.
Many of the ingredients in Skinny Greens purportedly reduce inflammation throughout the body and protect against damaging free radicals linked to chronic disease and aging, according to the company. SkinnyFit also makes some pretty bold claims about weight maintenance through metabolism boosting, your body’s metabolic process for burning stored fat. His “Slimming Blend” is made from glucomannan root, green tea leaf extract, and apple cider vinegar. However, more research is needed to determine if these ingredients show long-term improvements in weight and metabolism.
Green tea leaf extract has the most scientific evidence to support its potential benefits. Studies suggest that green tea leaf extract may help promote weight loss through its naturally occurring catechins, which are compounds that promote thermogenesis (the metabolic process of burning stored fat for energy). Green tea leaf extract also contains caffeine, which can help with weight loss and boost energy. However, because different studies use different amounts and different forms of green tea, it’s hard to know how much needs to be consumed for weight loss to occur.
Lean greens contain 4 milligrams of caffeine per serving, which is very low compared to the average cup of coffee (8 ounces of coffee typically contain 80 to 100 milligrams). The caffeine comes from organic matcha leaves (a natural source of caffeine with lower acidity than coffee) and green tea leaf extract (a natural source of caffeine and antioxidants).
One serving of Skinny Greens contains a 3,405-milligram superfood blend (consisting of matcha leaves, ashwagandha, turmeric root extract and more), a 2,530-milligram probiotic blend, a 670-milligram mood adaptogenic blend, and a of 320-milligram slimming greens, which includes ingredients like spinach leaves and organic wheatgrass powder
Skinny Greens is non-GMO and free of gluten, dairy, and soy, although it’s made in a facility with all three, so it’s not suitable for people looking to avoid cross-contamination from these allergens. The product does not contain products of animal origin.