The makers of Toki Slimming Candy promise to give people what they've always longed for – a way to lose weight while eating sweets. Is that possible? Touted to be Asia's #1 weight loss candy, this detailed analysis, will alert you to the ingredients and research on Toki Slim candies, potential safety precautions, the cost, and what you need to know before you purchase it on Facebook, TikTok, or other social media platforms. See the video review too.
What Does The Word Toki Mean?
In Finnish, the word means “Sure,” so if the company is using that definition, then the name would mean “Sure Slimming Candy.” That would be a catchy name; however, in Japanese, Toki means “when,” or “at this time.” or “time of opportunity.” In Chinese, the word refers to “to support.” In Korean, the word refers to rabbit.
Who Makes Toki Slimming Candy? Where Is It Manufactured?
The package states that this is a product of Hoang Huy Investment and Development Trading CO., LTD. The address listed for the business is Number 84th St.123 urban area of Gaio Luu City, Co Nhue, 2 Ward, Bac Tu Liem District Hanoi. Hanoi tells us the company is located in Vietnam. Not much more about the company could be discovered. The Toki Slim Candy is promoted on Facebook, Tiktok, etc.; you may also be able to find it on other sites like eBay. No official TokiSlimCandy.com website could be located.
What Are The Health Benefits of Toki Slim Candy
To quote the label, the candy is supposed to be used by overweight and obese people to “support to enhance fat metabolism and support fat loss.” Those are bold claims.
Toki Slim Detox Candy Clinical Research
No human clinical research could be located on Toki Slimming candy. This would appear to indicate that nobody has taken this slimming candy in the laboratory and given it to people for several weeks to see if it helps people lose weight. This is not necessarily bad news for the candy. Many dietary supplements lack clinical research. To better understand how well it works and its potential side effects, we need to look at the ingredients in Toki Slim Candy.
Toki Slimming Candy Ingredients. Nutrition Information
|Green Coffee||100 mg|
|Cissus Quadrangularis Extract||50 mg|
|Kiwi Extract||100 mg|
|Poria Cocos||800 mg|
|Stevia Rebaudiana||800 mg|
|Hibiscus Roselle||100 mg|
|Lotus Leaf||100 mg|
|Guava leaves||50 mg|
Toki Slimming Candy Ingredients Label Red Flags
- The ingredient label does not state “Supplement Facts.” Supplements sold in the United States must have a Supplement Facts Label.
- The label of the package does not make it clear if the amounts listed for each ingredient are for one candy, two, three, etc.
- L-carnitine is misspelled. On the ingredients label, it is spelled “L-carnitin.”
- The ingredients are listed incorrectly. On Supplement Facts labels, ingredients are listed from most abundant to least abundant. On the list above, both Papa Cocus and Stevia (both 800 mg) should be listed first.
How To Use Toki Slim Candy. Directions for Best Results
The directions on the package state to use one candy per day, 30 minutes after breakfast. You can chew the candy or suck on it. The directions also state to drink plenty of water – at least 67 oz to 101 oz (2 to 3 liters) per day. Furthermore, the company also states to limit your intake of starchy, greasy foods and sweets, soda, and alcohol and to eat plenty of fruits and green vegetables. In addition, the company also recommends you exercise too. Translation: Toki Slim Candy is not a shortcut. You need to eat fewer calories and perform physical activity to get the best results.
Green coffee beans have been a popular weight loss aid for many years. Green coffee refers to raw coffee beans that have not been processed or roasted. The ingredients in green coffee beans that are said to help people lose weight are called chlorogenic acids. When researchers reviewed 15 previous clinical studies of green coffee, it was concluded that green coffee extracts, taken at a dosage of between 100 and 1000 mg for up to 3 months, may have a small effect on weight loss of less than 2 pounds. Body mass index (BMI) and waist circumference appear to also be reduced. Green coffee extracts do not appear to have any effects on burning fat.
While not all studies show green coffee extract works, several clinical trials proving weight loss have used a specific supplement called Svetol. The maker of that supplement claims that it has a higher concentration of chlorogenic acids (up to 50%), which are thought to be key to the weight loss effects of green coffee beans.
What is DNF-10
DNF-10 is the trademarked name used to refer to a peptide isolated from Saccharomyces cerevisiae, a type of Brewers' and baker's yeast. Because it is a peptide, DNF-10 contains essential and non-essential amino acids such as glycine, leucine, alanine, GABA, hydroxyproline, arginine, and isoleucine. DNF-10 is generally recognized as safe (GRAS), making it ok to use in dietary supplements. DNF-10 is said to make weight loss easier to achieve due to its ability to reduce reducing food intake by modulating hunger hormones such as ghrelin, leptin, and neuropeptide Y.
In one study overweight women taking 500 mg of the DNF-10 yeast peptide for eight weeks lost more weight and body fat than women who took placebo pills. Those not taking the yeast peptide supplement also reported thinking more about food, suggesting that the DNF-10 supplement may suppress appetite. In another investigation, overweight men and women taking 1000 mg of the DNF-10 Saccharomyces cerevisiae yeast peptide for ten weeks saw greater reductions in body weight, body fat and abdominal fat compared to those not taking the peptide. Those people taking DNF-10 also did not show reductions in lean mass either, suggesting that maybe Saccharomyces cerevisiae may preserve muscle mass during weight loss.
According to the Fytexia company, which makes DNF-10, a recommended dosage of 500 mg before meals is suggested for those looking to suppress their appetite. This is 10 times greater than the 50 mg contained in Toki Slimming Candy.
What we call Cissus refers to the vine of a Cissus quadrangularis plant. Like all plants, Cissus contains a spectrum of bioactive compounds, including phytosterols, terpenes, vitamin C, calcium, and other nutrients. Some studies suggest it also contains the natural DHT blocker, beta sitosterol too. This hints that the Cissus vine extract may benefit those with prostate and hair growth issues. While Cissus has been used since ancient times to treat various health ailments, what about weight loss?
In one test, overweight men and women taking 1028 mg of a Cissus supplement called Cylaris, lost more weight than people not taking the supplement. Interestingly, weight loss was reported to occur even in those not dieting. However, this supplement contained multiple ingredients besides Cissus, including green tea, chromium, selenium, and others. This makes determining which ingredient was key to the weight loss effects difficult.
Another study also shows that this formulation also works but suffers from the same limitations. CQR-300, is a formulation consisting of the stems and leaves of the cissus plant. In one study, 77 overweight men and women who took 300 mg of the CQR-300 cissus preparation after eating for eight weeks saw an almost 13% reduction in body fat and over 16 pounds of weight loss. Toki Slimming Candy only has 50 mg of cissus.
At least one study has revealed that adults eating two kiwifruits daily for eight weeks benefit from less body weight and reduced blood pressure and inflammation. Other studies indicate eating kiwi can raise vitamin C levels and improve gut microbiome health. But what about Kiwi extract supplements? Sadly, no studies could be located on Kiwi supplements and weight loss.
Poria mushrooms are a wonderful source of vitamins, minerals, and phytonutrients. Mushrooms contain an amino acid called ergothioneine, which pre-clinical evidence suggests has antiaging effects. Other research suggests eating mushrooms have antioxidant properties and can improve the diversity of microbiome inhabitants. In one investigation, overweight people who substituted eating meat for a mushroom diet weighed 7 pounds less after a year than people who did not eat mushrooms. Mushrooms lead to people eating fewer calories too. Toki Slimming Candy contains 800 mg of poria cocus which is more than most of the other ingredients. This tells us the company feels it's important. While eating mushrooms might support weight loss, there is no good proof poria cocus mushroom supplements help people lose body weight or body fat.
Stevia Rebaudiana is the official name of the stevia plant, which grows natively in South America. Stevia is between 200 and 300 times as sweet as sugar but is not absorbed by the human digestive tract. Therefore it provides no calories. Stevia is the sweetener used in Toki Slimming Candy. Oddly, the Toki Slim Candy ingredients label states that it contains Stevia Rebaudina – the plant. It does not indicate an extract is being used. While the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has approved stevia extracts such as rebaudioside A (Reb A) as a food additive, stevia leaf is not approved by the FDA. Customers should investigate whether Toki Candy contains stevia extracts or stevia leaves. Toki Sliming Candy contains 800 mg of stevia rebaudina.
Chitosan is a dietary supplement that contains chitin, a carbohydrate that forms the hard exoskeletons of crustaceans such as lobster and crabs and even some insects like spiders. Chitin is said to work because it has positively charged amino acids, which pull negatively-charged fats from food eaten. If true, this would make chitin a natural fat blocker. Chitin has been used in weight loss supplements for decades. Does it work? In one study, 96 overweight people taking 500 mg of Chitosan for 90 days, were reported to experience 6 pounds (3 kg) of weight loss. In addition, their HBA1c -a diabetes marker- declined as well. A drawback to this study was that there was no placebo group.
In another clinical trial, 250 overweight people were given 3000 mg of chitosan or a placebo each day for six months. These researchers reported that while those taking Chitosan did lose more weight than placebo takers, the difference between the groups was not meaningful.
A review of 14 previous chitin weight loss investigations concluded that Chitosan promotes statistically greater body weight reduction than placebos. However, the effect appears small, between 2 and 4 pounds. Despite Chitosan/chitin being touted as a natural fat blocker, studies have not always shown excess fat in the feces of people taking chitosan supplements. Toki Slimming Candy contains 300 mg of Chitosan.
L-carnitine is an amino acid-like compound naturally produced in the body and is also found in foods such as meat and dairy products. Because it helps transport fatty acids to the mitochondria, it is often regarded as a natural fat burner. Some studies do appear to show that L-carnitine supplements are capable of promoting weight loss. However, the effect appears small, and not all studies show it works. A recent review of 37 previous clinical trials concluded that L-carnitine supplements provided modest weight loss of about 2 pounds and that 2000 mg appeared to provide the maximum effects in adults. Toki Slimming Candy has 300 mg of L-carnitine.
Hibiscus Roselle (Hibiscus sabdariffa)
Hibiscus, like all plants, provides a wide range of nutrients ranging from vitamin C, B vitamins, quercetin, and even chlorogenic acid, also found in green coffee beans. Several studies have demonstrated that drinking hibiscus tea can have positive effects on blood pressure. Preliminary evidence also suggests hibiscus may help with menopause symptoms like hot flashes, but what about weight loss? In one study, people taking 2700 mg of hibiscus tea supplements for 12 weeks lost about two pounds, while those taking a placebo lost 1 pound. That's not much. For comparison, Toki Slimming Candy has 100 mg of hibiscus. This study also revealed hibiscus improved liver function, suggesting this herbal tea may benefit people with fatty liver disease. Watch this video for more insights.
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Lotus Leaf (Nelumbo nucifera)
Lotus leaves come from the lotus plant that is native to Asia. Lotus leaves contain a spectrum of bioactive substances ranging from vitamins and minerals to phytonutrients such as tannins and flavonoids. One alkaloid substance, called Nuciferine, is speculated to modulate AMPK in cells and promote weight loss however, human clinical trials need to confirm this.
Guava Leaves (Psidium guajava)
Guavas are a fruit that looks like a cross between a lemon, lime and apple. Like all fruits, guava is healthy, providing about 3 grams of dietary fiber per fruit. This hints that guava can positively affect healthy gut microbiome bacteria such as Lactobacillus, Akkermansia and Bifidobacterium. Whether guava can help people lose weight is open to speculation.
Toki Slim Candy Cost
The price will vary, but here are the prices that I saw:
- Combo 1. Buy 2 packs Plus Toki Detox supplement: $71.35 (95,000 WON).
- Combo 2. Buy 3 packs. Get 1 free pack + Toki Detox supplement: $103.65 (138,000 WON).
- Combo 3. Buy 4 packs + free 2 packs+ 2 free Toki Detox $135.20 (180,000 WON).
- Combo 4: buy 6 packs + free 3 packs +3 free Toki Detox $199.04 (265,000WON).
Certificate of Registration
Pictures on Facebook depict a certificate of registration for Tokki Slim Candy. The Certificate is by Willow Glen Consulting. The certificate is not by a 3rd party independent lab such as NSF or USP, which guarantees potency and label accuracy. Rather it appears to be a certificate that the FDA requires for businesses that are located outside of the United States. Toki Slim Candy appears to be manufactured in Vietnam.
How Much Caffeine Does Toki Slim Candy Have?
The label does not indicate if the candy has caffeine. However, green coffee can have up to 50 mg per cup.
Does Toki Slimming Candy Have Any Side Effects? How To Use Safely
The Toki candy label states that this is a medicine and is not meant to replace medications. The label also states that Toki is not to be used by the following people
- Pregnant women.
- “Lactating women under three months of age” (what women under three months of age lactates?).
- People with high blood pressure or heart disease.
- Those with diabetes.
- Anyone who is allergic to the ingredients in Toki Slimming Candy.
While no side effects are known to be associated with Toki Candy, here are some additional things to consider:
- Avoid taking it close to bedtime (in case Toki contains caffeine).
- Don't use more than the recommended dose of 1 candy per day.
- Chitosan often comes from shellfish. To be safe, avoid if you have a shellfish allergy.
- Waite at least 30 minutes after taking thyroid medicine like Levothyroxine. L-carnitine may inhibit the effectiveness of hypothyroidism medications.
- Speak to your doctor before using if you take blood thinners such as Coumadin (Warfarin).
- Stop taking Toki Candy at least two weeks before surgery, including dental surgery. Several ingredients may have blood-thinning effects.
Toki Slimming Candy Pros & Cons
|Easy to take||Expensive|
|No research on Toki Slim Candy|
|Typo in the ingredients list|
|Ingredients not listed per FDA guidelines|
Does Toki Slimming Candy Really Work As Well As They Say?
If you look at the ingredients, Toki Slim Candy looks like a mushroom pill. This is because poria coccus mushrooms make up more than any ingredient other than stevia. While some of the ingredients in Tokki candies have been clinically studied in humans, the amounts used in research are often more than those found in these slimming candies. Based on the ingredients, ingredients label inaccuracies, and the lack of research on the candy itself, this reporter is of the opinion that there is no way Tokki Slimming Candy by itself will work as advertised. Those looking for a weight loss solution should avoid this candy supplement.
This review was created with 100% human content.
jack gallant says
hi joe,im jack,ive been around the supp biz 20 years,i do very well with most products i get.i buy super high quality only.
what in you re opinoin is the most effective weight loss supp ,i do hitt and swim.im willing to try something new thank you
Joe Cannon says
Hey Jack that’s a tough question to answer. None of the supplements I’ve seen are magic bullets for weight loss. You’ve seen that yourself I’m sure your experiences. Over the years I’ve seen some research on glucomannan (konjac root extract), FBCX fiber psyllium and inulin and protein. At the end of the day it boils down to eating fewer calories and exercise.