Viva Divina Atom is a nonprescription weight loss capsule designed to help dieters to be able to lose weight faster and more easily than is possible through diet and exercise changes alone.
The official product page for Atom on the Vida Divina website describes it as a “revolutionary thermogenic capsule,” claiming that it has properties that assist a dieter with appetite suppression. It also claims to offer as much as 8 hours of natural energy boosting. It states that by taking this pill, a dieter will turn his or her “body into a metabolism boosting fat burning machine.”
That said, the next line after all those descriptions is displayed in all red font and written in all capital letters. It specifically states that no product or medical claims are made about Atom by Vida Divina. That statement seems rather conflicting when taking into consideration all the dramatic product claims made in the description paragraph that precedes it.
Furthermore, the directions for the product specifically provide instructions for energy boosting. This implies that the company is claiming that the product will provide an energy boost if used in this way, which is in fact a claim.
The instructions recommend that a user take one capsule one or two times per day, 15 minutes before food consumption (or as directed by a health care professional).
At the time this review was written, the Viva Divina Atom ingredients included chromium, caffeine anhydrious, and a proprietary blend of: hoodia cactus stem concentrate, glucomannan root, green tea leaf exract, theobromine, guarana seed extract, cha de bugre leaf powder, maca root extract, caralluma fimbriata cactus extract, L-theanine, banaba leaf, pomegranate fruit powder and guggul gum extract.
There are a few things that stand out about that formula. The first is that it contains a very large amount of caffeine. One capsule contains 217 milligrams of caffeine, which is about the same as two cups of coffee. Keep in mind that this would be the same as drinking those two cups of coffee all at once at the same time. This makes it very likely that certain individuals will experience side effects from jitters to nervousness, nausea, headache and others.
The second is that the proprietary formula contains a total of 496 milligrams of its ingredients. When taking into consideration that most studies that show green tea extract as an effective ingredient used at least 500 milligrams of that substance per day, this suggests that there may not be enough of many, if any of the ingredients to produce the type of effect expected by dieters who buy it.