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Slim Shots

Appetite control without side effects.

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  • Established: 2008
  • Founder: Royal DSM
  • Headquarters: Heerlen, Netherlands
  • Accessibility: Online, retail locations
  • Diet Type: Supplement, appetite suppressant
  • Gender: Male, female

If you're looking to curb your appetite, now you can take a shot. Slim Shots triggers the body's natural appetite control mechanism, also known as the ileal brake, satisfying users for long periods of time and in turn, allowing them to eat less, without sacrificing or depriving themselves of tasty foods. You can drink Slim Shots by itself or mix it with your favorite food or drink.

For the best results, you take two shots a day (20 calories each) the first week, then after that, just once during breakfast. Slim Shots is supposed to start working a couple hours after you take it. It has no stimulants, so there are no jittery side effects.

The company rightly advises that you need to do Slim Shots in conjunction with a balanced diet and exercise.

  • The Slim Shots website offers clinical studies
  • It doesn't act like a cure all, stating that you need to live a healthy lifestyle as well
  • Convenient cups travel with you
  • No side effects
  • Slim Shot is not FDA approved
  • There isn't a clear and concise idea of how it actually works, doesn't give specifics about how the ingredients affect change
  • Each shot contains 20 calories
  • Ingredient Phenylalanine (50% of aspartame), can have dangerous effects for diabetics and those with ADD/ADHD
  • Should not be taken by those patients with PKU

Slim Shots contains natural oat, palm oil, artificial vanilla flavor, sweetener, aspartame (Phenylalanine) and beta carotene color.

Phenylalanine makes of 50% of aspartame, an artificial sweetner commonly used in diet products. ADD/ADHD patients and diabetics may experience negative side effects as a result of consuming this ingredient. Those with PKU, or at risk for PKU, should avoid Phenylalanine as it can cause brain damage or even death.


Unlike many other supplement websites, the Slim Shots site gives relatively in-depth nutritional advice. The exercise advice is very rudimentary: Commit to work out three times a week for 30 to 45 minutes. It also advises that you join a fitness class or devise a home workout routine that incorporates both aerobic and strength training.


The editorial tone on the Slim Shots website doesn't lead you to believe that the company is in the snake oil business. There are clinical studies posted, and good advice about how you should eat and exercise. Even though the language is not over-hyped, there still is some question as to how Slim Shots actually works.

Ultimately, it's up to the consumer to decide if it's worth, um, a shot.

Common Misspellings

SlimShots, SlimShot, Slim Shot, Slimming Shot, Slimming Shots,

Related Diets: Akavar, Alli, CreVax, Hydroxycut, SlimShot Diet

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I do agree it has a bad after taste but I have been using for 5 days now and I am eating less at mealtime everyday. I do exercise every morning now and then take one with a cup of yogurt with fresh fruit and I'm full. The minute I put someting into my mouth that taste comes back and takes my appetite away. Lunch is a big meal for me but not this week. I like it even though it tastes yukky. They do have a chocolate flavor have not tried it yet though. I would have to say the taste is like play dough

posted May 1st, 2009 2:34 pm


OMG, that tastes terrible. Will return to store to see if I can get my 27.99 back.

posted Apr 30th, 2009 2:15 pm


I've been on Slim Shots now for 30 days. I have to say that it's not the magic pill so to speak to weight loss but most days it does seem to be effective. For me it does not take the hunger away when dieting but it does seem to reduce that gnawing hunger that makes you want to run for the refrigerator. I'm a 53 yo male. 10 years ago I lost 52 lbs by shear determination and will power. A couple years ago the weight started coming back on so I decided to diet again to get those 30 lbs I put back on to go away. This time around seems easier with Slim Shots. 11 lbs in the first 30 days. I take it about 9:00 AM using it as a creamer in a cup of coffee. Seems to stay effective until dinner. Still have to power through the evening snack urges but life on a diet is not all roses either.

posted Apr 27th, 2009 3:09 pm


Did not work. Do not waste your money!

posted Apr 27th, 2009 11:20 am


Did absolutely NOTHING to curb my appetite , waste of $20

posted Apr 25th, 2009 5:13 pm


Plain and simply, this did not work for me. I have almost finished box. My appetite was unchanged.

posted Apr 24th, 2009 11:40 am


Hello Everyone!
I've got my slim shots today, and I started today @ 2 pm. In about two hours my appetite disappear and I don't have filling of hunger. You see, I do waking everyday, and because of that my body gets a little hungry from activities and fresh air. Dieting and reducing food intake doesn't work for me at this moment , so I needed little help. And yahaa, the test of the staff wasn't the greatest in the world, but come on ladies let's keep it real! Do we want to loose weight or not?
Okay everyone, I'll check with you in a week, and until now best of luck.

posted Apr 24th, 2009 12:04 am


I've been on slim shots now for 4 days and they have definelty helped with the food cravings. I've lost about 2.5 lbs in the first 4 days and feel it in my clothes. I have noticed that I've been using the bathroom more but that's great - getting the bad stuff out because I'm putting nothing but good stuff in. Good luck

posted Apr 23rd, 2009 3:43 pm


On it about a week now. See no difference. I only want to lose about 5 lbs. but it really doesn't seem to help

posted Apr 22nd, 2009 8:12 pm


i just bought a box yesterday and i love it. it took away my hunger i have new hope!

posted Apr 22nd, 2009 11:08 am


been on slim shots for 4 days now Im eating less and not snacking, not sure if im losing weight tho havent noticed a difference yet. Has anyone lost 10 lbs on these?

posted Apr 21st, 2009 4:28 pm


The taste is terrible alone and ruined the food I put it in for the second try. Made be gag. No way I can continue. It's going back to WalMart...hopefully to get my money back !

posted Apr 21st, 2009 1:06 pm


Just brought a pack yesterday, the 3 step one u take one in morning, one in the afternoon and one in the evening.
i took my first one this morning with my breakfast. the taste is bearable but reminds me of dissovable paracetomal (citrus one)
i need to lose about 2 stones :) ill keep u informed

posted Apr 21st, 2009 5:06 am


This product will only work as a placebo, as far as I'm concerned. I take it twice a day as directed... I haven't seen much difference. The green tea diet (with the accompanying nutrition plan and exercise) is much more effective. Don't waste your money on this product. It's snake oil.

posted Apr 19th, 2009 11:21 am


Hello I am excited to try this product, I just started yesterday, but was wondering if it made anyone break out in pimples...I never get them but did get up and had one this morning after taking my 2 shots yesterday, so I was just curious...good luck everyone!

posted Apr 18th, 2009 10:59 am


I found a concern a person stated about the use of aspartame as the sweetener, stating it was a poison. On Wikipedia (yeah yeah I know...) the Aspartame page explains the molecular structure, history, and research done on this sweetener as well as previous health concerns with PLENTY of references to boot. (Note: the poison concern was probably related to previous concerns of causing brain cancer in rats. It was found false to cause brain cancer. )
Read on!

posted Apr 17th, 2009 12:50 pm


I definitely agree the taste is bad, like I have said before. Good news: I am on my 4th day, and only once did I take Slim Shots twice in the same day (once in the morning and once with dinner.) I only feel hungry when it's time to eat, but not anymore during meals. I'm really happy I'm not craving anything sweet like I normally do. I'm a sugar fanatic usually!

My mom, brother and I all went to Red Lobster tonight. I ordered shrimp scampi with coconut shrimp and rice pilaf with lemonade. I was surprised that I was craving the desserts like I normally do. I just looked at them and was like, "I'll don't even know if I'll want this!" Normally I eat the whole thing or just about, and tonight, along with one biscuit, I only ate 1/2 of it, felt full, and didn't order a dessert to take home. It was a sort of bittersweet moment. T_T

But anyway, the shots are most surely working for me! Just as a thought- because of the taste, I took it and gargled right after. That helped! I could still taste the aftertaste, but that faded after about 5 minutes.

Pretty spiffy. B)

posted Apr 16th, 2009 11:53 pm


im waiting for my slim shots in the mail, my friend has been taking them and has lost a good amount of weight. im excited to try this. i feel like im always hungrt and would just love something to help with my cravings... any advice for a newbie?

posted Apr 16th, 2009 12:43 am


took a few slim shots over about a week. they did seem to keep me full for much longer during the day. but the taste is SO AWFUL that i can't bring myself to keep drinking them! even when mixed with coffee (and other flavored creamers) the taste is overpowering and just not worth it.

posted Apr 15th, 2009 12:57 pm

Janice Ornsten

works fine, need 2 daily.

posted Apr 14th, 2009 12:54 pm


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