Question from a fellow Cellulite Investigator:
Can you tell me if Procellix Cellulite Toner works as it claims?
I’ve never used Procellix Cellulite Toner, nor do I know anyone who has, so I can’t tell you from personal experience whether or not it lives up to the claims. What I can tell you is more about the active ingredients, how the product is supposed to work, and what the studies indicate so far.
Procellix is a topical cellulite cream. One month’s supply costs about $80, so it’s at the higher end of the price range for cellulite products. I would have to really be impressed with the research before investing this kind of money. Let’s see if Procellix would tempt this cellulite investigator…
The Procellix website gives our first major clue that the product might not be worth the high price tag. Here are a few excerpts from their FAQ section. Do you find the answers satisfying?
IS PROCELLIX SAFE TO USE?
Yes, it is a topical cream. If for any reason you have any type of adverse reaction, please discontinue and contact us.
ARE THE RESULTS PERMANENT?
The results basically last as long as you use the product. After you have followed the application process for 90 days, we suggest you only apply it once per day.
Perhaps what’s even more telling is the questions that aren’t listed as FAQ’s. There’s no information about clinical studies or how the product works.
The ingredient list for Procellix is as follows:
Aminophylline is primarily used to relax the bronchial airways. According to the Cellulean website, researchers at UCLA noticed aminophylline’s effect on fat by accident while conducting asthma studies fifteen years ago.
Research on aminophylline is inconclusive. An article published in the medical journal Diabetes, Obesity, and Metabolism in 2007 analyzed the results of various studies on the drug’s effectiveness on fat reduction (you can read more about the article here). The authors concluded that there is limited evidence that aminophylline can help redistribute fat AND there’s a chance aminophylline could produce negative side effects.
This article in the International Journal of Obesity and Related Metabolic Disorders reveals that topical use of aminophylline cream affects the R-R interval of the user’s heart rate for four hours after application. I don’t know much about measuring heart rate variability or R-R intervals, but knowing that Procellix contains a drug that effects heart rate crosses the threshold of trust I hold for cellulite cream manufacturers.
Sorry, my fellow cellulite sleuths. But this is another anti-cellulite product I simply cannot recommend. Let’s keep looking…
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