ChiroThin is a medically supervised weight loss program that works hand-in-hand with supplement drops by the same name. Manufactured by ChiroNutraceutical, this product is sold exclusively to licensed and registered chiropractors. The program was created by someone in this profession as a way to make it easier to help patients with chronic back problems and is decidedly controversial.
The six-week program claims to help clients drop between 20-35 pounds in just 42 days, which is a far more rapid rate of weight loss than is deemed medically safe. Nobody can take part in the program or be provided with the drops unless approved by their local practice, and they must be monitored regularly throughout the process.
A program that makes such drastic claims, and has such strict regulations surrounding the purchase and administration of the associated supplement, is sure to raise more than a few questions. Based on the limited information the company offers, feedback from people who have completed the program, and expert dieticians, here are some of the answers.
How Does the ChiroThin Weight Loss Program Work?
There is a certain degree of secrecy surrounding this program, especially concerning the supplement drops that come along with it. To get into the program, you must be approved by a licensed chiropractor that stocks the product and has received the course training. Straight off the bat, this is a little odd, since chiropractors generally have no qualifications related to weight loss and diet plans.
Initial oddities aside, after you are ticked off as healthy enough to participate, you start on a very low-calorie diet. Women are recommended to consume around 2,000 calories a day, and men 2,500. On the ChiroThin program, however, daily intake is a measly 500. The idea is that you eat very few calories for several weeks while supplementing your body with the ChiroThin drops under medical supervision.
Reportedly, the program focuses on three areas: suppressing appetite, burning fat, and increasing metabolism. Participants are weighed and measured before they start, to calculate their BMI, and again at regular intervals throughout the six weeks. Inches and pounds lost are tallied and reported as one overall number.
At the end of the six weeks, there is a “maintenance cycle” where you work to maintain the weight loss. During this time, clients work with their issuing chiropractor to gradually adjust to a higher calorie diet. If you then chose to repeat the process, you can do so, but not before waiting at least three to four weeks.
What Effects Do the ChiroThin Drops Have?
There is no detailed list of what goes into the formula available. The official site says it is made from a proprietary blend of nutritional ingredients, that are supposedly known to be beneficial for metabolism, detoxification, and regulating blood sugar levels. The only named ingredients are vitamins, cell salts, and amino acids: the combination of which has been well-proven to aid with weight loss.
Without a detailed description of what exactly goes into the drops, it is difficult to understand what they actually do. Given the nature of the program, it is likely they work to suppress appetite and cravings, increase the body’s energy in place of food, and boost metabolism.
Suddenly cutting down your food rations often triggers your metabolism to come to a grinding halt, storing fat everywhere it can to keep your body functioning. These drops make sure that doesn’t happen, which in theory should lead to excellent fat metabolism and accelerated weight loss.
The product is made in the US in an FDA-approved facility but does not have direct FDA approval.
What About Side-Effects?
The brand claims there are no significant side effects, although the fact that you must pass a health check to use it does ring alarm bells. It is not recommended for pregnant women, anyone with heart problems, or other serious health conditions.
Side effects that have been reported by those who have gone through the program include:
- Nose bleeds
- Disruption to periods in female users
Because of the complete lack of information about what is actually in these drops, anyone with allergies should be wary about taking them. As with any extreme diet regime, you should consult a doctor before committing yourself.
How Much Does ChiroThin Cost?
Chiro Nutraceutical is very secretive about how much it charges chiropractors for the drops, and nobody else can access the pricing information on the website. The price for the course varies, as it is ultimately set by the issuing practice. However, the average cost for the six-week program looks to be around $550. Add on the potential cost of regular check-ups and appointments, and this becomes a very pricey product.
You can also try a nine-day course without supervision, but it still must be provided by a chiropractor. This option costs around $200 and claims to “guarantee” weight loss of between five and 10 pounds, depending on start weight and gender (men tend to lose more than women.)
With the lack of clarity about how much it costs to buy, it is safe to assume there are no refunds. The company is not BBB accredited, only adding to the veil of secrecy.
What Are People Saying?
It seems like the first rule of ChiroThin is: don’t talk about ChiroThin. It is suspiciously difficult to find a wide pool of genuine reviews from people who have used the product. After a deep dive, this is the most common feedback:
- If you stick to the six-week plan in its entirety without cheating, chances are you can lose a good chunk of weight.
- Side effects are very common, particularly at the start. Most people say they subsided later in the program.
- Keeping all the weight off when the program ends is almost impossible.
- It is expensive, but if you need to lose a drastic amount of weight in a short time frame, it is worth a go.
- Not everyone sees the same results: much depends on the way your body reacts to the diet.
Medical professionals and dieticians, on the other hand, have plenty to say. There has never been a great deal of support for limiting calories to this degree, but the concerns over ChiroThin are more prominent. The primary reason for this is the exclusivity for chiro practitioners, who traditionally have nothing to do with weight loss programs. One feels that a dietician would not tell you how to correct your spinal problems, so why trust the reverse?
Some claim promoting ChiroThin to patients is an abuse of medical position, but the chiropractors say this is nothing more than bitterness over the loss of clients. It is hard to say one way or another. In truth, it comes down to the person embarking on their weight loss journey and whether or not they feel comfortable with the situation.
The secrecy of the whole thing also raises alarm bells within the industry. Refusal to disclose the formula used in the drop has people suspecting it is little more than a placebo to motive clients, but that is purely speculation. Combine that with the bond of secrecy between brand and practices over initial costs and the exorbitant fees asked of clients, and there is a definite air of scam-like behavior. That being said, there are people out there professing how much the program changed their life.
ChiroThin Pros and Cons
- Supervised and guided program
- Fast weight loss
- Provided by doctors
- Diet-based weight loss
- Serious lack of information available about pricing and ingredients
- High price tag
- Potentially dangerous
- Can only be acquired through a chiropractor
Company Contact Details
The official website has a contact form. You can ask questions, schedule a consultation, or seek customer support. You can also reach out in the following ways:
- Email – firstname.lastname@example.org
- Phone Number- 1-887-377-7636
- Address- St Petersburgh, Florida, 33716
The Bottom Line
ChiroThin remains a little mysterious. Without disclosed ingredients, it is impossible to come to a science-based conclusion as to whether or the drops actually do anything. There is little doubt that anyone could only eat 500 calories a day for six weeks and not drop some weight, so on that side, it is safe to assume the program is effective. Is it worth upwards of $500? That is harder to say.
If you have to lose a lot of weight very quickly and happen to have a spare half-stack lying around, then ChiroThin could be for you. On the other hand, if you are looking to make a long-term, healthy lifestyle change that you can maintain for years to come, this is not the way. It seems highly likely that users lose a great deal of weight during the program, but unless you can afford to do it repeatedly, it is hard to view it as maintainable.
Your weight is only one aspect of being healthy. If your chosen method is making you ill, then it is simply not worth it. Until there is more disclosure about what goes into the drops, ChiroThin cannot be considered a good or safe choice for losing weight.