Banital is a weight loss pill that is accompanied by the popular ‘As Seen on TV’ logo. As such, it is only available directly through the company and not available in stores. Banital, as the name suggests, promises to ‘ban it all’, i.e. excess weight, and claims to enable the user to lose up to two dress sizes.The Banital website is quite informative, giving good, detailed explanations of the product, offering a FAQ section and a handful of customer testimonials. There is also an audio commercial on the site, although it really just repeats the written information. The main focus of the website however, seems to be the ordering process, leaving the impression that the company is more interested in obtaining the consumer’s money than offering a quality product. The company offer a free 7-day trial of Banital and a ‘double money back’ guarantee. The consumer would be advised to read the small print carefully though; the company requires that a professional medical examination is performed before the offer is honoured. It is unlikely that many consumers would actually bother doing this, simply to get a refund.
Banital – Product Description
Banital contains a ‘quad action formula’ which means it aids weight loss in four different ways; boosting the metabolism, increasing energy, suppressing the appetite and metabolizing carbs and calories more efficiently. The carb blend contains Banaba leaf extract and Phaseolamin, found in Northern White kidney beans, both which help regulate and normalize blood sugar levels and, in the case of the latter, prevent complex carbohydrates from being digested.The energy blend is made up from a number of natural herbal ingredients such as cinnamon, chamomile, ginger, licorice and lemon verbena. These extracts aid the digestion whilst the addition of green tea extract and chicory root boost the metabolism and increase energy. The third blend, the appetite suppressant, uses a combination of gymnema sylvestre leaf to block cravings, fenugreek seed, aloe vera and bitter melon to normalize blood sugar levels, citrus aurantium, to produce thermogenic effects and gojii berry, a tonic and digestive aid. Finally, the forth component, the blocker blend, uses chitosan, a shellfish product, to block fat absorption, plus two fibers, psyllium husk and glucomannan to give a feeling of satiety and aid bowel movement.
- Most of the ingredients used are familiar to consumers and all natural.
- The product is easy to take, 1-2 tablets twice a day, one hour before meals.
- The company has a free trial offer.
- The company resorts to exaggerated claims to promote itself and has a gimmicky image.
- The money back offer comes with a lot of conditions.
- Nothing is known about the manufacturers.
- The product is not available in stores.
- The company advise the use of additional Banital products in order to achieve optimum results.
Banital – The Bottomline
Although Banital does contain proven, familiar weight loss ingredients, there is nothing that really makes it stand out from all the other ‘As seen on TV’ diet products. Although Banital is at the low to mid range price, costing $49.95 for a 60 day supply, it is still a considerable amount of money to spend on a product that has very little consumer feedback, and no proof of success in clinical trials.