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Purium CONTROL Pre-Meal Capsules review

Purium CONTROL Pre-Meal Capsules

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Purium is a weight loss program that claims to be the “FASTEST, healthiest, simplest,” in the world. This program includes a large number of different instructions and products that need to be used in order to follow it properly. That said, it also includes free support from a staff naturopath to anyone who has subscribed.

A part of the Purium weight loss program is the use of CONTROL Pre-Meal Capsules. These are appetite suppressants, among other things. They are meant to reduce the impact of a meal on a person’s ability to lose weight. That said, its description on the official website doesn’t actually say very much in terms of solid claims. At best, it says that the product “may” have certain benefits.

For instance, among the four benefits listed for Purium CONTROL Pre-Meal Capsules, the official site says they “may” help to reduce the appetite and curb food cravings. It also says it “may” support blood glucose stabilization. This supplement “may” also boost endurance, mental alertness and stamina. The only claim that is conclusively made is that it will neutralize starches in processed carbohydrate containing foods.

The official description claims the product has been designed to make it possible for a user to comfortably eat less food. It also says it was made to reduce the carb impact of sugars, which will in turn reduce the risk that they will be converted into fat. The website does not discuss the ingredients in the product or how they are meant to live up to the statements made about its use.

The site recommends that the product be used with any weight loss regimen and says it can also be combined with their CONTROL Whole Food Meal. At the time of the writing of this review, that second product could not be found anywhere on the website, including in the complete list of products they sell in the site’s “Quick Shop” option.

Every bottle contains 180 capsules, which makes up 30 servings. This means that the user will need to be willing to take several capsules every day to follow the recommended usage directions. The package label states that two capsules need to be taken one hour ahead of each of the three main meals of the day. This is a total of six pills per day. They should be taken with eight ounces of water. That said, if a meal is especially fatty or if it is followed by a dessert, an additional capsule should be taken, for a total of three capsules an hour ahead of that meal.

Holland & Barrett Lycopene

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Holland & Barrett Lycopene reviewHolland & Barrett Lycopene is a nonprescription dietary supplement. It is the house-brand of the large Holland & Barrett retailer. Its only active ingredient is lycopene, a nutrient found naturally in certain fruits and vegetables. Some natural sources of lycopene include pink grapefruit, watermelon and processed tomato products such as tomato paste. In fact, it is the substance that gives many of those fruits their red or pink color.

In this particular supplement, there is 10 milligrams of lycopene. This supplement is listed under the Holland & Barrett weight management category of the website. That said, no direct claims about losing weight are made with regards to this product. In fact, the official description of this product does not suggest that it will lead to any specific benefits at all. Instead, despite being sold as a weight management product, it claims only to effectively supplement the lycopene nutrient.

In order to take this product properly, the official webpage for the product recommends that one be taken each day with a meal. No more than one tablet should be taken per day.

Aside from the lycopene within this product, the non-active ingredients include: Bulking Agents (Microcrystalline Cellulose, Dicalcium Phospate), Maltodextrin, Anti-Caking Agents (Stearic Acid, Magnesium Stearate). This product does not contain any added sugar or salt, it is also free of sweeteners, artificial colors, preservatives, flavors, wheat, gluton, soya, lactose, yeast, fish and porcine ingredients.

Many people have been choosing lycopene supplements such as this to complement an eating and exercising strategy for weight loss. Anecdotal evidence suggests that this nutrient can help to promote better weight management while also being very good for overall health. There is also some evidence that this substance can help to prevent certain types of cancer.

At this dose it is quite unlikely that the majority of people would experience any side effects. This is a positive note as many diet pills are associated with unwanted side effects that can make it challenging to be able to take advantage of their benefits.

This pill should not be taken with the expectation that it will simply cause excess fat to be lost without taking part in any other dieting efforts. It is important to practice proper eating and fitness appropriate activity levels in order to be able to achieve healthful weight management. This pill should be seen as a nutrition tool and not a magic solution to weight loss needs.

Dexatol 27 reviews

Dexatol 27

Dexatol 27 reviews

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Dexatol is a product marketed toward people who are hoping to lose weight exceptionally quickly and easily and who want to do this without having to make any changes to their eating and exercise habits.

This is the type of “miracle” diet pill marketing that most trustworthy organizations and doctors tend to caution dieters to avoid. This kind of marketing preys on the struggles dieters most commonly face when trying to lose weight. After all, aside from people who gain weight due to medical reasons or because of a side effect from a medication, for example, the majority of people have gained due to eating and exercise habits.

People want to be able to eat whatever they want in quantities as large or small as they want. After all, food tastes great and when we’re used to eating a lot, we don’t feel satisfied until we’ve had a large portion.

The marketers behind Dexatol 27 know this and therefore promise that dieters can continue to eat whatever they want. They say even went so far as to list a few favorites such as bacon and eggs, butter, mayonnaise, roast beef and pork, and so on. Then claimed that their diet pill will allow dieters to watch as “fat melts right off your body.” This type of claim should be seen as an instant red flag regardless of which product says it.

Any product that says a person doesn’t have to change their eating and exercise habits but will be able to magically watch body fat disappear is not telling the truth. This type of product simply does not exist – not in over the counter form and not even as a prescription drug.

It is for this reason that there isn’t one credible piece of research cited on the website for Dexatrol 27 to support its use in the ways that are claimed. As much as that type of product would make dieting much easier and would help the western world to overcome its obesity epidemic, these claims are not true.

Moreover, this product claims that it is not only fast but permanent, despite the fact that they recommend that the pill not be taken for more than 12 weeks at a time. It is not possible that a person could continue to eat in the way that caused them to gain weight, then miraculously have it removed, never to return again, after 12 weeks of pill use.

The ingredients in this pill are garcinia cambogia, green coffee bean extract, and African mango extract. At best, there is some preliminary research about these ingredients saying they might be worth further study. None of these substances has ever been directly connected with fat loss in a large, reputable study published in a medical journal. Some have been linked with some rather troubling side effects. Even if they are shown to be effective, their ideal dosages are not yet known.

It would be extremely difficult to come up with a reason to recommend this product.

Nutrislim Plus Powder reviews

Nutrislim Plus Powder

Nutrislim Plus Powder reviews

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Nutrislim Plus Powder is a type of dietary supplement that is meant to be used for people who are seeking a way to lose weight naturally. It promises to help deliver a body that is slender, slim and healthy. It is also meant to be used as a part of an overall fit and healthful lifestyle.

Nutrislim Plus Powder is what is known as an Ayurvedic Food Supplement. According to the official website for this product, this means that it is 100 percent natural and safe with no side effects. For anyone who is experienced within the supplement and weight loss industry, that statement alone should send out a large number of warning signs. This is because there is no product in existence – including regular foods that we eat – for which that claim can honestly be made.

Just because a product is natural, it doesn’t mean that it is also safe nor does it mean that it won’t come with side effects. After all, there are huge numbers of poisons that are found in nature, but clearly they are wrought with side effects and safety concerns. Therefore, any claims from a company that would say that its products are 100 percent natural and safe with no side effects should be at least worth further investigation if they are not passed over altogether.

After all, if those are the claims being made, one must wonder if the company is actually ill-informed enough to believe this to be true or if it is trying to deceive its customers. Neither of those situations is very promising when it comes to purchasing a product that you will take for the purposes of your health.

Another sketchy part of this product’s marketing is that while its official description from the manufacturer refers to “a combination of medicinal herbs used in Ayurveda for centuries,” it never specifically names any of those ingredients. This means that it does not provide customers the opportunity to further educate themselves about the formula and whether or not it would be safe and appropriate for them to use. In fact, a customer couldn’t even check it to make sure it is free of known allergens.

As a result, the company is expecting its customers to simply blindly believe that some sort of ancient ingredients that haven’t been used by any other supplement company will be natural, safe and free of side effects. Any doctor would tell a patient to pass on this product and move on to something else.

Creative Bioscience Raspberry Ketone Plus reviews

Creative Bioscience Raspberry Ketone Plus

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Creative Bioscience Raspberry Ketone Plus reviews

Creative Bioscience Raspberry Ketone Plus is yet another nonprescription weight loss supplement to have been created based on this very popular ingredient. Regardless of the fact that it has not yet been scientifically proven to have any direct link between its use and significant amounts of weight loss, many dieters have been rushing to get their hands on it after Dr. Oz brought it up on his television show.

The fact that Dr. Oz has since faced a U.S. Federal Senate Committee as a result of the unproven claims he has been making on this television show has not stopped people from wanting to buy it. In fact, many people still want it even though Dr. Oz has admitted that his recommendations of many ingredients he has called “miracles” despite a complete lack of evidence to support those statements.

It appears as though Creative Bioscience Raspberry Ketone Plus has been benefiting from that trend as it has been around for several years. What is interesting about the language of the text on the official webpage for the two raspberry ketone-based products sold by Creative Bioscience is that they say that “raspberry ketones have been researched and shown to help you lose weight.” That said, they have not cited any studies to provide proof for this statement. After searching through medical journal databases, no reputable research that would support this statement could be found.

There were some very early and preliminary studies conducted that have suggested that the ingredient warrants further study, but it is far from proven and it is not being recommended by the medical community as it is far too early to know whether or not it is consistently effective, how much should be used for the best results or even whether or not it can lead to side effects or health risks if used at certain doses or for too long.

This is not to say that raspberry ketones don’t help with weight loss. It is simply that the science and medical communities don’t know the answer and yet Creative Bioscience has taken it upon themselves to imply that they do. In fact, it makes reference to a number of different types of “tests” – still without providing any references or citing studies – that are supposed to indicate that using this substance reduces fat around the organs. It isn’t even clear if they are referring to studies performed on humans or whether they are mouse or rat “tests.”

This product is meant to provide dieters with the raspberry ketones diet pill option that is stimulant-free. This is because its main weight loss pill based on this ingredient contains stimulants in order to also provide dieters with a boost of energy and enhanced fat burning.

Solaray Yerba Mate review

Solaray Yerba Mate

Solaray Yerba Mate review

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Solaray Yerba Mate is an over the counter diet supplement. It is designed around a single active ingredient. That substance has spent a great deal of time in the media spotlight over the last little while. That said, it’s important to recognize that media hype and scientific study are not the same thing.

While the media attention did help Solaray Yerba Mate to stand out in the weight loss industry, it takes more than that to prove that it is safe and effective. Therefore, if you are considering this product, it’s a good idea to talk about it with your doctor and then do your own research into yerba mate, the active ingredient about which it has made all its promises.

Yerba mate is a type of plant extract that contains a significant amount of caffeine. In fact, it is for its content of that stimulant that it is most frequently used in diet pill formulations. Besides the caffeine in this ingredient, there has yet to be anything about it that has been proven to have a direct connection between its use in supplements and weight loss. At the time of the writing of this review, a reputable study published in a peer reviewed medical journal could not be found indicating that yerba mate had any relationship with weight loss outside its caffeine content.

This suggests that any pill based exclusively on yerba mate may not be anything more than a glorified caffeine pill with a higher price tag. And yet, this doesn’t mean that there isn’t anything to its use. There are people who credit their ability to lose weight to products that include this ingredient.

Moreover, the benefits of caffeine itself should not be ignored. That substance has been associated not only with energy boosting – which can be very important to keeping up motivation as well as maintaining positive performance while exercising – but it may also boost the metabolism for faster fat burning and it may reduce the appetites of some dieters, making it easier to cut back on calories.

Still, caffeine has also been associated with unwanted side effects when taken in large doses. These side effects can include jitters, anxiety, heart palpitations, increased heart rate, elevated blood pressure and nausea. This can worsen if this product is combined with the use of other foods or beverages that contain caffeine, such as coffee, tea, some sodas or chocolate.

SPX Nutrition Nutri Thin review

SPX Nutrition Nutri Thin

SPX Nutrition Nutri Thin review

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SPX Nutrition Nutri Thin is a weight loss supplement that is available without a prescription and can be purchased online at several different retailers as well as its own official website. The supplement is designed to provide users with a burst of energy as well as to improve their overall mood in order to support efforts to lose weight.

It should be noted that this brand also offers network selling (MLM) opportunities so it may be seen as an opportunity to sell and earn an income as well as a diet pill that has the potential to assist with weight loss.

According to the list available on the official website at the time of the writing of this review, the active ingredients that make up this formulation include: caffeine, synephrine, ginseng, guarana extract, phenylethylamine, glucuronolactone, cayenne, taurine, GABA, salix alba, coleus, inositol, acai berry and ginger.

It is important to recognize that there are a large number of stimulants within this formula, they are all located at the start of this list (meaning that they are the ones included in the largest quantities) and they include combinations that are not necessarily safe for all users. This is particularly true of caffeine and synephrine. Moreover, there is also caffeine in guarana extract, which means that there are several sources of that stimulant to combine with synephrine. The FDA has cautioned dieters against using those two substance together due to the increase they cause in the risk of heart attack and stroke.

While it is true that stimulants boost the metabolism, they may decrease the appetite and they certainly increase energy levels, when using them in large amounts and in these types of combinations, many dieters experience side effects that can range from quite mild and temporary to strong and uncomfortable or even dangerous. Every serving of this product contains 100 mg of caffeine in total. That is about equal to a full cup of coffee if it were consumed all at once.

As a result of that, it is unlikely that the majority of doctors would recommend a pill such as SPX Nutrition Nutri Thin.

When looking at the ingredient list it is also notable that this formula includes acai berry among the substances. Though this may have been used simply because it provides a boost in antioxidants to the user, many dieters have outright rejected any diet pills that include acai berry simply because of the number of scams that have been associated with that substance within the nonprescription weight loss market.

Matrix Night Shredder review

Matrix Night Shredder

Matrix Night Shredder review

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Matrix Night Shredder is a weight loss supplement that has been designed to help to boost the rest that you receive while you sleep and to give your body an added advantage so that it will burn a larger amount of fat during the time that you’re unconscious at night. According to the webpage for this product on the official website, the ingredients in this formula have been designed to promote rapid fat burning without including any stimulants. This makes it possible to comfortably take this product at nighttime without risking sleeplessness, as is often a side effect of stimulant based diet pills.

The non-stimulant fat burners are combined with sleep promoting substances so that Matrix Night Shredder can be used not only to lose weight but also to get a better night of sleep.

At the time of the writing of this review, the ingredients identified on the official webpage included: the Nocturnal Fat Attack Complex – (Raspberry Ketone, L-Carnitine, Irvingia Gabonensis and CLA), as well as the Rest & Recoup Matrix – (Magnesium, Theanine and 5-HTP), and non-active ingredients, which are Microcrystalline Cellulose, Calcium (DC), Magnesium Stearate and Silicon Dioxide.

These ingredients are not uncommon in the diet pill industry, but the manufacturer is accurate in saying that they do not contain stimulants. At the same time, the vast majority of these ingredients are considered to be unproven by the medical community when it comes to a direct relationship between their use in supplements and the ability to lose weight.

Furthermore, the inclusion of raspberry ketone and irvingia gabonensis suggests that some of the substances in this formula were chosen more because of media hype and the fact that they were once featured on the Dr. Oz show and less for any actual solid scientific evidence that would suggest that they can be safely and effectively used for weight loss purposes.

Still, among the 42 customer reviews currently posted on the official webpage on the manufacturer’s site, the average rating is a very high 93 percent (nearly five out of five stars), which is considerably higher than the rating that has been received by a number of other Matrix products on its own website. This is worth noting as it appears as though many customers are receiving positive benefits in terms of effectiveness and value, regardless of the fact that there isn’t a large body of scientific evidence to support its use for this purpose.

Belly Fat Reducer review

Belly Fat Reducer

Belly Fat Reducer review

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Belly Fat Reducer is a nonprescription weight loss supplement that has been designed to help people to drop the pounds in one of the most troublesome areas on the body: the lower abs. This is a common claim by diet pills as many people struggle with belly bulge and with bloating and are often looking for an addition to their strategy.

That said, it is important to note that while there are diet pills that can help to reduce fat on the body, there has yet to be any reputable published research that would indicate that it is possible to use a pill to drop fat from one specific area of the body. The same can be said about exercising. As much as this product may be called Belly Fat Reducer, the best that can be hoped for is that it will assist in lowering overall body fat levels and that this will include the stored fats around the middle.

This product is manufactured by a company called Forever Health. That company is based in the United Kingdom and manufactures several different products in the health and wellness categories of supplements. The official website provides several ways to contact that business in order to receive support, including phone, snail mail and web-based form that will generate an email response.

At the time of the writing of this review, a complete list of the ingredients for Belly Fat Reducer was not made available on the official webpage for this product. However, in the product description it did mention several different individual ingredients. It’s unclear whether it made mention of every substance within the formula or if these are only a few.

Those that had been mentioned include: trimethylxanthine, which it described as “the bitter component found in coffee beans”. That said, it would have been much clearer if it had simply stated that trimethylxanthine is caffeine, because that’s exactly what it is. This substance is known to boost energy levels and it may also help to reduce the appetite while it boosts fat burning, depending on the quantity in which it has been used.

The other ingredient listed in the description is green tea extract, which contains EGCG. When used in high amounts, this has also been associated with moderate weight loss among obese patients following a reduced calorie and increased activity level strategy.

This product also contains chromium picolinate which, at best, has conflicting claims associated with it. The Mayo Clinic recommends far more study before any claims can be honestly made about this substance.

Bio Synergy XPEL H20 review

Bio Synergy XPEL H20

Bio Synergy XPEL H20 review

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Bio Synergy XPEL H20 is a nonprescription weight loss pill that is focused on helping people to lose pounds that are made of fluids stored in their body tissues. Water retention is a frustration for many people as it can cause them to appear bigger than they really are, simply because body tissues are holding onto more liquid than necessary.

Due to water retention, many dieters find that they struggle to see a difference on the scale, despite the fact that they’ve been great with their eating plan and have adhered religiously to an exercise program. It is that excess size that Bio Synergy XPEL H20 promises to be able to help reduce. Moreover, it also claims that it will help the dieter to reduce the risk that the weight will come back again, when it is the result of water retention.

According to the Bio Synergy XPEL H20 official webpage, the ingredients within this product include: bladderwrack, potassium citrate, gelatin, dandelion root, uva ursi, barberry, juniper, parsley, magnesium stearate and pyridoxine hydrochlorate. Many of these ingredients are well known as natural diuretics. For this reason, it could mean that they could help to produce some short-term weight loss through the reduction in fluids. It is important to recognize that this weight loss is very temporary.

It is also important to recognize that diuretics are notorious for side effects. Among the most common are the need to urinate more frequently, which makes sense, since the fluids being flushed from the body need to go somewhere. However, because of that, the body is also at a notably higher risk of dehydration. This risk only increases when the use of this type of product is combined with physical activity or hot environmental temperatures.

Anyone using this type of product should be careful to drink lots of water every day. Drinking water will not lead the average healthy person to experience more fluid retention. In fact, it is usually viewed as one of the best ways to prevent it. Therefore, users should not put themselves at risk of dehydration by decreasing water intake, out of fear of fluid retention. These products can also interfere with the effects of a number of different types of common prescription medications.

For this reason, it is highly important that anyone considering the use of Bio Synergy XPEL H20, first speak with a licensed medical doctor to make sure it will be safe to take.