Skinny Pills are a fat-burning supplement designed for women by Maxine’s.
It aims to suppress appetite, increase energy and focus, and burn extra fat while dieting.
Maxine’s is the sister brand to Max’s – an Australian-owned supplement brand founded in 1989. It produces supplements made specifically for women.
L-carnitine is compound used in energy metabolism.
It’s great for fat-loss in those who are deficient, but less effective in healthy people (1).
The acetyl form can also improve concentration, especially if you are fatigued.
White Willow Bark Extract
White willow is a tree whose bark is used for pain relief.
It may prolong the effects of other ingredients, including stimulants like caffeine (2).
Ginger Root Powder
Ginger has appetite-suppressing qualities, which can be great for reducing food intake and hunger.
Cayenne Pepper contains a compound called capsaicin.
Raspberry ketone is a compound commonly used for flavouring and scent in food products.
It’s shown fat-burning effects in rats, but more human studies need to be done.
Caffeine, in addition to boosting your energy levels, can increase the amount of energy that you burn at rest (5).
An effective dose is about 200mg.
Beta-Phenylethylamine (PEA) is a mood-enhancer.
It doesn’t last long, but does have noticeable effects (6).
Tyrosine is a compound that is anti-fatigue, and increases concentration under stress (7).
A good dose is 500-2,000mg.
Dandelion root has diuretic properties.
This means it has a slight dehydrating effect, which can make you appear leaner (8).
Who Takes It?
Female athletes wanting to improve their fat-loss, mood, and energy levels while dieting will benefit from Maxine’s Skinny Pills.
How to Take
Take one capsule a day, with meals.
Do not take on an empty stomach, or within 4-6 hours of bed time.
High doses of caffeine can cause an upset stomach, anxiety, or rapid heartbeat.
Capsaicin may interact with other compounds – don’t take it with other medication.
High doses of beta-phenylethylamine can cause a headache or upset stomach.
- Includes a wide range of fat-burning and mood-enhancing compounds
- Easy-to-consume capsule form.
- Many of the ingredients are under-dosed, especially those that deal with mood and stress.
The ingredient profile for Maxine’s Skinny Pills is nice in theory, but may fall short of expectations in terms of doses for many of the ingredients.
It should work fine to speed up metabolism and provide some extra fat-loss, however any mood-boosting and stress-reducing effects will be minimal due to insignificant doses of those ingredients.