Hum Nutrition have a vast array of health and wellness supplements that tackle weight loss beauty and general health. The branding, I think, is superb. There is also a lot of clinical data referenced on many of their products. Skinny Bird is the flagship diet capsule – is it worth buying? Read our review.
Skinny Bird Review Summary: The company responsible have a great looking brand with a wide product portfolio covering many aspect of health.
Skinny Bird is their best selling weight loss product. It has been on the market for several years.
Most of the ingredients are worthy inclusions have have the science to back up claims.
However, there is one ingredient that I feel should not be included. The money back guarantee is also rather weak.
If you wanted to purchase Skinny Bird I wouldn’t protest too strongly – but I would suggest comparing it to some of the best weight loss pills currently in circulation.
Hum Skinny Bird
Hum Skinny Bird is a diet pill. Judging by the pink label, it’s probably aimed at women – a fat burner for women would be the most accurate description.
The manufacturer states it’s their “weight loss program.” That’s a very ambitious claim for a bottle of pills!
A weight loss program could be only a diet. It could be diet and exercise and you could use a weight loss supplement as well—to help. But a bottle of pills? No.
That’s not a program in itself but let’s lay this niggle to bed and take a closer look at the product and what it may be able to do.
Who Makes Hum Skinny Bird?
Hum Skinny Bird is made in the US by Hum Nutrition. The company also distributes a number of other health and beauty products. You can only buy them online.
The company slogan is “Beauty Starts from Within.” A slogan like that further suggests the brand mainly focuses on women.
Despite the focus, Hum Nutrition was founded by a couple of guys called Chris and Walter.
Walter had skin problems and topical products and drugs were not helping. He felt there was a link between nutrition and skin and, to cut a long story short, that’s how Hum Nutrition was born. Walter and Chris like to refer to it as a “beauty nutrition business.”
Plenty of people seem to rate many Hum products quite highly. However, customer reviews suggest Hum Skinny Bird may not be one of the company’s more successful products.
However, customers who buy direct from the Hum Nutrition website have access to tailored advice via the company’s nutritionists. That’s pretty good and, thinking about it, the claim that Hum Skinny Bird is a weight loss program may not be so far off the mark.
Hum Skinny Bird Benefits
Hum Skinny Bird is designed to provide SMAC.
If you have no idea what that means, don’t worry. Hum Nutrition invented the term. It’s an acronym based on the four main benefits the pills aim to provide:
- S is for… Stress-caused eating. Apparently, the pills can reduce it.
- M is for… Metabolism. The pills aim to increase it.
- A is for… Appetite. Hum Skinny Bird is meant to control it.
- C is for… Chromium because it’s one of the ingredients.
How Hum Skinny Bird Works
Three of the four ingredients the manufacturer is using are diet pill regulars so it could be seen that Hum Skinny Bird is trying to reinvent the wheel.
However, the fourth ingredient aims to stimulate serotonin production. Many other diet capsules aim to do this too but there are far more that do not.
Serotonin is the happiness hormone. It lifts the mood and, in so doing, may take some of the misery out of dieting. It may also help prevent comfort eating.
By boosting metabolism and controlling hunger, the formulation should increase the number of calories the body burns each day while also making it easier to be satisfied by smaller portions of food.
Correct Dosage and Other Usage Considerations
You take one capsule, three times per day. It’s best to take the capsules 30 minutes before eating your meals.
Hum Nutrition warns against using the product while pregnant or nursing a child. Potential Hum Skinny Bird users who have existing health issues, or would need to take the pills alongside medication, are urged to obtain medical consent before commencing supplementation.
Hum Skinny Bird Ingredient Profile
A single dose/capsule provides:
- Caralluma Fimbriata Extract (333mg)
- 5-HTP (100mg)
- Green Tea Extract (66mg)
- Chromium (200mcg)
Caralluma fimbriata, green tea, and chromium are good ingredients but 5-HTP could be the joker in the pack. The ingredient is associated with side effects that are similar to the ones so many customers report.
Let’s take a look at each of the four ingredients one by one.
1. Caralluma Fimbriata Extract (333mg)
Caralluma fimbriata is a species of edible cactus. It comes from India and has a longstanding reputation as a natural appetite suppressant. Some studies suggest Caralluma fimbriata has little or no value in this regard. However, a larger volume of studies suggests that it does.
The recommended dose is 500 mg, taken up to two times per day. That’s a maximum of 1,000 mg per day.
People using Hum Skinny Bird will get 333 mg three times per day, so the daily dose will be correct.
However, it may not be a good idea to take Caralluma fimbriata for more than 60 days. Be aware of that because Hum Nutrition fails to make it clear. [source]
2. 5-HTP (100mg)
5-HTP is a precursor to serotonin. It’s naturally-occurring in the body but supplement manufacturers use a plant-sourced version to provide the body with more.
Research suggests supplements that provide 5-HTP may offer short-term benefits for weight loss. It may function well as a sleep aid too.
However, using 5-HTP may cause a depletion in other important neurotransmitters, such as dopamine and norepinephrine.
It’s also known to have the potential to cause nausea, dizziness, and diarrhea. Research suggests it may aggravate depression and certain other medical conditions as well.
So, although 5-HTP can offer certain benefits, there may be unpleasant pit-falls involved. [source 2]
3. Green Tea Extract (66mg)
Green tea is an excellent inclusion. It’s one of the most respected natural fat burners in the world.
It also boosts immune function and benefits the health in many other ways.
When provided in adequate amounts, green tea boosts metabolism and increases thermogenesis. Both these things help you to burn extra calories, even during periods of rest. [source 3]
4. Chromium (200mcg)
Chromium is another diet pill regular. It can help prevent carb and sugar cravings by improving insulin and blood glucose control.
Research suggests using doses of 200-1,000 mcg per day. Hum Skinny Bird provides 600 mcg per day so the dose should be sufficient to get the job done.
Hum Skinny Bird Customer Reviews
At first glance, customer reviews appear to be an even mix of good and bad.
However, some of the reviewers who award the product top marks also provide a referral code. Using the code delivers a discount but the owner of the code benefits too. That makes it easy to question the honesty of the reviews.
Let’s take a look at a couple of positive reviews.
And here’s a couple of negative reviews.
Known Side Effects
Stomach pain, nausea, and vomiting are the most commonly reported problems. A lot of customers allege the pills gave them headaches as well.
Most of the side effects customers mention are similar to the side effects associated with 5-HTP, so that may be the problem.
Regardless of the reasons for the negative issues, if you are thinking of using Hum Skinny Bird to speed up your weight loss, getting a doctor’s approval before doing so would be a very good move.
Where to Buy Hum Skinny Bird
Buying Hum Skinny Bird direct from the manufacturer’s website is generally the best option. The product is also available via Amazon but ususally costs a little more.
However, at the time of this review (Nov 2020), Hum Skinny Bird was marked unavailable on Amazon.
It was the same story at the Hum Nutrition website. Bearing in mind the number of customer complaints, it’s possible Hum Nutrition may have discontinued the product.
Other Things to Know
If you are thinking of buying Hum Skinny Bird, you need to be aware the product does not have the backing of a money-back guarantee. It’s an all sales are final kind of scenario.
So, If you are not happy with the results or have other issues with the product, there will be no opportunity to get a refund.
On a more positive note, the pills are vegan friendly. So, if that’s something that’s important to you and you don’t mind taking a gamble with your money, you may want to give this bird the benefit of the doubt.
Hum Skinny Bird Review Conclusion
Hum Skinny Bird contains several ingredients that should be able to help it provide the kind of benefits Hum Nutrition promises. However, the formulation could probably be improved upon if 5-HTP were removed in favor of a larger quantity of green tea.
Although many customers appear to tolerate the product well, the reports of side effects are sufficiently profuse to warrant extra caution. Many reviewers mention feeling nauseous and this is a side effect associated with 5-HTP.
The lack of a guarantee is also an issue. Anyone who buys the product and has to stop using it because of side effects will be unable to get their money back.
All things considered, Hum Skinny Bird is not a product we can recommend with conviction. It’s a great pity that so many people are reporting side effects because the fact that customers have access to help for a nutritionist is pretty impressive.
When you are trying to lose weight, that kind of service can help a lot.