BioTrust IC5 Review – Does It Live Up To Expectation

Biotrust IC5 slimming pillsBioTrust IC5 is a diet pill produced in the USA by BioTrust. Apparently the company was formed when a couple of “fed up nutritionists” noticed the supplement industry was “spinning out of control” and decided to create their own formulation.

Naturally they think it’s one of the best on the market, and make some pretty big claims for it, but their money back guarantee is good for a year, so they get top marks for confidence.

All sales are made via the official website. Worldwide shipping is offered and, although it is not the cheapest supplement on the market, bulk buy discounts are available, all orders are shipped with a free book of fat burning smoothie recipes, and a percentage of the profit garnered from sales is given to charity—”Place an Order and Feed a Child Today!”

The Men Behind the Product

BioTrust was founded by Josh Bezoni, and Joel Marion.  Josh has a wealth of health and fitness experience and has made numerous appearances on American TV shows while promoting his “Belly-Fat-Free” weight loss tips. Joel has equally impressive credentials and is a former winner of the Body-for-Life Transformation challenge, but although the two men are inarguably  knowledgeable about healthy living, their product sales pitch may be too complicated for many consumers to understand and they could be accused of trying to blind people with science.

Promised Weight Loss Benefits of BioTrust IC5

Biotrust websiteThe promised fat loss is apparently due to the product’s ability to provide advanced insulin support and carbohydrate management. A statement like this won’t mean a lot to the average dieter, but when the technical terms are brushed aside it all seem to boil down to this:

“The capsules allow people to eat more carbs and still lose weight.”

No changes to diet or routine are mentioned, and Josh and Joel fail to elaborate on what form of carbs they are referring to (complex or simple), but the underlying message seems to be the capsules do all the work. This would make them a magic pill, and products that are marketed on promises such as this usually fail to do the trick.


The recommended dose is two capsules, taken before any meal that contains carbohydrate. Then it is just a case of allowing “the science to do the rest”.

Key Ingredients

The ingredients will be unfamiliar to many dieters because they are generally used for controlling insulin levels rather than for weigh management, but each serving (2 capsules) contain:

Cinnamon Bark (250 mg):  Some tests indicate cinnamon may reduce serum glucose, triglyceride, LDL cholesterol, and total cholesterol in those who suffer from type 2 diabetes, but other tests are contradictory
Berberis Aristata Root Bark extract, containing 97% Berberine (250mg):  Also called tree turmeric. Few tests have been conducted on humans, but one test showed the compound may have potential as a means of controlling diabetes
Pterocarpus Marsupium, Patented Silbinol extract (100mg):  A trademark-protected extract taken from the Asian Kino tree. It is high in antioxidants, but any suggestions the compound may be beneficial to diabetics cannot be supported
Fenugreek extract (100mg):  A popular ingredient in Indian cuisine, fenugreek seeds have been tested as a potential treatment for type 1 diabetes, and one test showed 100 mg of the seeds (daily dose) can significantly reduce fasting blood sugar levels and improve glucose tolerance, but further study is required
R alpha lipoic acid (65mg):  An acid found in green vegetables, potatoes, yeast and offal. Often used by German doctors as a treatment nerve-related symptoms of diabetes (numbness and pain in the limbs)

The fact that some of the ingredients have shown promising results as diabetes treatments, does not guarantee weight loss benefits, so it would have been nice if Josh and Joel had provided more information about exactly why they believe this is possible (in a way that the average dieter could understand).

Media Focus and Customer Feedback

The product has been featured in Oxygen and Men’s Fitness magazine, but customer feedback is hard to find due to the in-house sales system and the fact that the supplement is relatively new to the market.

Possible Side Effects

No side effects are stated, but berberine may produce gastro-intestinal side effects in some people.  Apart from that, side effects should not be an issue, but pregnant and nursing mothers are advised to seek medical advice before using BioTrust IC5 or embarking on any form of weight loss regimen. The same advice is offered to anyone who has known health issues.

Is It Worth Buying

Josh Bezoni and Joel Marion have impressive credentials and BioTrust appears to a respectable company, but their product has not been independently tested and may not be able to provide the promised weight loss results.

The lack of independent feedback makes it impossible to see how if it has provided customer satisfaction, so despite the impressive claims and lengthy money back guarantee, BioTrust IC5 cannot be recommended at this time. It’s a buyer’s market, many more cost effective weight loss products are available, some of which have been tested and proven both under the microscope and in the home.

Where To Buy BioTrust IC5 In The UK

Can be ordered and purchased directly from the manufacturers website, this is the only option for UK based customers as Boots, Holland and Barrett and Superdrug do not stock.

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