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GreeNatr Pure Moringa Oleifera Leaf Extract

GreeNatr Pure Moringa Oleifera Leaf Extract Review

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GreeNatr Pure Moringa Oleifera Leaf Extract is one of the OTC dietary supplements you may have come across if you have been curious about how the herb moringa oleifera could be beneficial to your weight management goals.

GreeNatr Pure Moringa Oleifera Leaf Extract is a product that has been created by GreeNatr. It is marketed as a “premium green superfood” and a natural whole-food source for minerals, vitamins, protein, antioxidants and amino acids. it has been developed to provide the following benefits:

  • Energy and metabolism boosting
  • Mood enhancement
  • Improved memory and focus
  • Support for appetite control
  • Decrease in fat build-up

A Closer Look at Moringa Oleifera

When this GreeNatr Pure Moringa Oleifera Leaf Extract review was written, each serving size (2 capsules) contained only one ingredient: 1,000 mg of Moringa Oleifera (Leaf) Extract.

Moringa oleifera is a plant that is native to Bangladesh, Pakistan, India and Afghanistan. Its leaves, flowers, fruit, seeds, bark and root have been long used to make medicine. Since the leaves retain plenty of vitamins and minerals when dried, they are frequently used in Africa and India to fight malnutrition. From what is understood of this herb, it contains vitamins, minerals and proteins and is a powerful antioxidant that can help to protect cells from damage.

Most commonly it has been used to treat asthma, obesity, diabetes and menopause symptoms. That being said, in regard to weight loss, some believe that it may:

  • Decrease fat formation
  • Increase fat breakdown
  • Regulate blood sugar
  • Lower blood pressure
  • Lower cholesterol

All that said while there have been some promising studies involving this herb to analyze its effects on weight and insulin resistance, this research has been conducted only on animals. Therefore, while moringa oleifera may help to prevent and treat obesity and type 2 diabetes, it has not been studied in people, which means that these potential benefits have not been seen in actual human trials.

Should You Take GreeNatr Pure Moringa Oleifera Leaf Extract?

It would be best to discuss your interest in trying GreeNatr Pure Moringa Oleifera Leaf Extract with your healthcare provider before you take it. This is especially prudent if you are:

  • Prediabetic
  • Diabetic
  • Need to watch your sugar levels for another medical condition
  • Have a known medical condition
  • Are currently taking medication (prescription or non-prescription) or supplements to treat a health condition
  • Are pregnant or nursing

Finally, while it is up to you to decide if it’s worth it to take this OTC diet pill, remember that there is no scientific evidence that GreeNatr Pure Moringa Oleifera can aid with weight loss in humans and there is no knowing what impact it may have on your weight loss goal or your heath, for that matter.

NightTime Slim Review

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NightTime Slim is a PM diet pill for men and women that claims to burn fat during sleep, accelerates metabolism and burns calories while at rest and promotes REM and sleep continuity. This OTC weight management sleep aid is a product created by NatureWise.

The Supposed Benefits

According to the official product page, when this NightTime Slim review was written, benefits of this supplement included:

  • Burns calories as you sleep
  • Burns fat with a “clinically proven fat burner”
  • Enjoy sleep that is deeper and more restful
  • Curb midnight cravings
  • Weight loss support that is safe

There are no studies to backup these claims that the manufacturer has made. It should also be noted that the NightTime Slim formula hasn’t been studied or proven effective. Essentially, everything that NatureWise says about this formula is unsubstantiated.

NightTime Slim Ingredients

The formula is composed of the following ingredients:

  • Capsimax Cayenne Pepper Fruit Extract

Propriety Slimming Blend:

  • Coleus Forskholii Extract
  • Green Coffee
  • Raspberry Ketones
  • Bromelain

PM Relaxation Blend:

  • L-Theanine
  • L-Tryptophan
  • Gamma-Aminobutyric Acid
  • Melatonin

According to NatureWise, Capsimax is “clinically shown” to increase resting calorie burning and curb appetite. That said, while there have been studies that have examined capsaicinoids supplementation and its effects on metabolism, there is limited research regarding its effects on appetite and human studies are lacking.

The point being, while NatureWise is not wrong in stating that Capsimax has been “clinically shown” to increase calorie burning and curb appetite, it also didn’t provide studies to backup these claims nor did it clarify if this clinical evidence was related to humans or animals. The bottom line is that this claim is misleading.

Will You Burn More Calories While You Sleep?

It is unlikely that you will burn more calories than you naturally would without taking this dietary supplement. Although NightTime Slim does contain certain ingredients that may aid fat burning and boost metabolism, such as green coffee and Capsimax, usually these are best utilized when they are combined with cardio exercise, which is the exact opposite of sleeping.

That being said, it does contain certain ingredients that may help with relaxation to aid in sleep. Still, there’s no proof that taking NightTime Slim will help with your weight loss goals in any measurable way.

If you are interested in taking a PM diet pill to help you with your weight management goals, this is something that you should discuss with your doctor as they may be able to help you find a solution that makes sense to your lifestyle and current state of health.

Saba ACE

Saba ACE Review

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Increases Energy
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Saba ACE is a weight management and energy formula that has been developed to provide dieters with the following benefits as they commit to their efforts to lose weight:

  • Fat loss
  • Weight loss
  • Appetite control
  • Energy
  • Relief from fatigue
  • Mood improvement
  • Focus improvement

If this OTC diet pill manages to provide all these benefits, it could certainly help make it easier for a dieter to stick to a calorie-controlled eating plan and engage in regular exercise. Naturally, the only way to know how well it can deliver on these benefits is to have a look at its ingredients list.

Saba ACE Formula

When this Saba ACE review was created, there were a number of ingredients within the formula. These included:

  • Vitamin B6
  • Vitamin B12
  • Chromium

Saba ACE Proprietary Blend

  • Caffeine Anhydrous
  • GreenSelect Phytosome
  • Irvingia Gabonensis
  • Garcinia Cambogia
  • Dynamine
  • Apple Cider Vinegar
  • L-Theanine
  • Evodiamine
  • BioPerine

The ingredient that the manufacturer touts the most for Saba ACE is GreenSelect Phytosome. This is a proprietary lecithin formulation of a caffeine-free green tea catechin extract. There have been some studies conducted on this ingredient and findings have been promising in showing that GreenSelect Phytosome has clinical potential for the maintenance of weight after intentional weight loss. That said, keep in mind that simply because an ingredient shows potential this doesn’t mean that it’s proven. Additionally, remember that while this ingredient may have been studied, it has not been studied as part of the Saba ACE formula.

It should also be noted that in addition to the makers of Saba ACE claiming that GreenSelect Phytosome is clinically proven, it also states that irvingia gabonensis (African Mango) is clinically proven, which it is not.

An Energy Boost is Likely and So Is the Risk of Side Effects

Based on the Saba ACE ingredients list, it appears that this diet pill is likely to provide an energy boost, increase mental alertness and support enhanced metabolism. The simple reason being that it contains the stimulant caffeine.

Although it is not revealed how much caffeine is present in 1 serving size (1 capsule), as the caffeine is part of a blend, it is likely to be a notable amount. This is believed for two reasons. The first is that it is the first ingredient listed in the blend. The second is that the suggested use instructions warn users not to take a dose near bedtime as it could cause restlessness. As such, there is likely enough caffeine in this product that those who are sensitive to stimulants should probably think twice before taking it.

The bottom line is that there is no solid proof that Saba ACE is a quality and safe dietary supplement for weight management, especially when the manufacturer makes false claims about proven ingredients.

System-Six

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Suppresses Appetite
Increases Energy
Value for Money
Rating: 3.6/5 (3 votes cast)

System-Six is a non-prescription diet supplement manufactured and sold by Irwin Naturals.  For a long time, it had been widely available in terms of mention online, but that was quite difficult to purchase.  At the time, it did not have a presence or mention on the official website of its manufacturer.

System-Six Online

Since then, Irwin Naturals has added System-Six to its website, featuring it on a page of its own. On that page, the product description promises dieters that use this supplement that they will benefit from:

  • Thermogenesis
  • Energy
  • Mood
  • Metabolism
  • Carbohydrate support
  • Antioxidants

Higher Cost than the Price Tag Suggests

Upon reading the marketing materials for System-Six, it doesn’t seem to offer much in terms of unique benefits when compared to other diet pills.  At first glance, it would appear the product is extremely inexpensive on the official website, at $16.99 for a bottle of 60 pills. However, upon reading the product label, it becomes clear that 60 pills won’t last very long.

The usage directions indicate that users should take 3 liquid soft gels at a time with a meal and a full glass of water.  The first set of pills should be taken in the morning and the second set of pills should be taken in the afternoon. This means that when taken at this rate, the full bottle will last only ten days.  It would take three days to provide a full 30-day supply of the product, making the price of using it a much higher $50.97.

Changing Diet Pill Ingredients

Upon the initial writing of this review, the System-Six ingredients were listed as St. John’s Wort Extract, Advantra-Z Citrus Aurantium Extract, Guarana, Yerba Mate, 5-HTP, Betaine, Chromium Picolinate, Garcinia Cambogia, Cayenne, Ginger Root, L-Carnitine, L-Tyrosine, Green Tea Extract, Spirulina, Kola Nut Extract and Bioperine.

However, as of June 2020, the ingredients are now listed as an exceptionally long:

  • Vitamin C
  • Vitamin E
  • Thiamin
  • Riboflavin
  • Niacin
  • Vitamin B12
  • Pantothenic acid
  • Choline
  • Selenium
  • Chromium
  • Fish oil
  • Garcinia
  • White tea extract
  • Green tea extract
  • Avantra Z Bitter Orange extract
  • L-Carnitine
  • Schisandra
  • L-Theanine
  • L-Tyrosine
  • Inositol
  • Cayenne powder
  • Ginger powder
  • Guarana
  • Yerba mate
  • Spirulina powder
  • Bioperine Complex (black pepper extract, ginger extract)

System-Six diet pills contain a few ingredients that are known to aid weight loss. For example, citrus aurantium, guarana, yerba mate, garcinia cambogia and green tea extract are all used to enhance metabolism, which is beneficial when you are trying to lose weight. These ingredients are very common in other non-prescription diet pills.  That said, it’s important to note that this provides a high dose of stimulants which may lead to side effects or health interactions with certain users.

Can System-Six Support Your Diet?

Overall, System-Six diet pills may be beneficial in increasing your energy levels and may help to boost your alertness and focus, however verifiable positive customer reviews and reputable research are hard to come by. Moreover, one of the major drawbacks of taking these diet pills is the sheer number you need to take, requiring many bottles to be purchased to keep up with ongoing use.

Thermo-Cuts Extreme

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Rating: 1.0/5 (1 vote cast)

Thermo-Cuts Extreme is the stronger version of the Optimum Nutrition dietary supplement called Thermo Cuts. This nonprescription diet pill has a very similar (long) list of ingredients to its cousin, but also includes hydroxycitric acid (HCA) as an ingredient.

Not only are many reviewers already claiming that this product is simply another ineffective OTC diet pill, but it is also being compared to other supplements containing HCA which are being suspected of causing the side effects that have led the FDA to speak out against several different dietary supplements for weight loss.

FDA Warns About Using Certain Products

In May of 2009, the FDA released a statement that recommended that all users of Hydroxycut diet products should stop using them right away as they have a risk of liver-related side effects  that can be anywhere from mild to life-threatening.

Though Thermo-Cuts Extreme is not made by Hydroxycut (which recalled every one of their products), it does include the ingredient HCA which is suspected to be the culprit behind the many undesirable side effects that had been seen in the Hydroxycut products. These side effects include:

  • Jaundice
  • Light colored stools
  • Brown urine
  • Itching
  • Weakness
  • Stomach pain
  • Vomiting
  • Loss of appetite
  • Unusual fatigue
  • Other liver-related issues

Thermo-Cuts Extreme Ingredients

The Thermo-Cuts Extreme formula includes:

  • Chromium – An ingredient with conflicting clinical trial results
  • Garcinia Cambogia Extract – The source of the HCA
  • NeOptuna Extract
  • Caffeine Anhydrous – A fancy word for caffeine, a stimulant which can boost energy, though it does often lead to stimulant-related side effects such as sleeplessness, headaches, and jitters
  • Phase 2 Brand White Kidney Bean Extract – Can help with weight loss, but only in high concentrations, which is unlikely within the Thermo-Cuts Extreme formula
  • Green Tea Extract – Has the potential to be effective in very high doses that are unlikely within this pill
  • Promilin
  • Conjugated Linoleic Acid – CLA can contribute to weight loss when taken in high doses, but not in the lower doses of Thermo-Cuts Extreme
    L-Carnitine
  • Grapefruit Peel Extract
  • Bioperine – Helps the body to absorb nutrients from food but has never been shown to help with weight loss
  • Vanadyl Sulfate

Other Things to Consider

Though it may look like an inexpensive product at $25.99 (at the time this Thermo-Cuts Extreme review was written) per 200 capsules, since you are required to take as many as 12 of those capsules every day, a single bottle will last only 16 days, requiring two bottles (and 400 capsules!) per month. This is neither inexpensive nor realistic considering that the ingredients do not show promise for being very effective at assisting with weight loss.

The bottom line is that due to a lack of evidence about the safety and efficacy of these ingredients and the fact that it contains HCA, it would probably best to avoid taking Thermo-Cuts Extreme.

Thermo-Cuts Extreme Update – June 2020

Thermo-Cuts Extreme is no longer available for purchase. Optimum Nutrition is still in existence and continues to sell weight management aids. However, Thermo-Cuts Extreme is not a part of the products it sells. This is most certainly for the better considering the formula contained a number of unproven ingredients as well as far too many in order for them to have the potential to be beneficial to the user.

Avoid Diet Pills with Too Many Ingredients

It is important to check out the ingredients in any diet pill formula you are considering purchasing and (more importantly) ingesting. It is not only imperative to make sure you are not allergic to any of the substances, but also to investigate the quantities of these substances and what potential benefits these ingredients can provide based on clinical research that has been conducted on them.

As a general rule, it’s typically best to avoid products like Thermo-Cuts Extreme that have a long list of ingredients (inside or outside of a blend). The reason isn’t only because this could mean the potential for a wider range of unwanted side effects, but also because, typically, the more ingredients a formula has, the less likely they are to offer you any real benefits as there won’t be enough of each ingredient included in the formula for it to make any difference to your weight loss efforts. It’s far better to spend your money on products that are actually worth your time.

Natrol Acai Berry Diet Review

Natrol Acai Berry Diet

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Natrol Acai Berry Diet is a weight management supplement that has been developed to offer support for calorie burning, fat burning, promoting energy, and for digestion. This dietary supplement combines Acai berry, which is considered to be a super antioxidant, with green tea.

More Than Just Acai Berry and Green Tea

That being said, there are more ingredients in the Natrol Acai Berry Diet formula than simply acai berry and green tea. The supplement facts associated with this product reveal that it contains:

  • Chromium
  • Acai Berry
  • Green Tea
  • EGCG

It also contains two blends: 

Metabolic Activator Caffeine Blend

  • Caffeine Anhydrous,
  • White Tea Extract
  • Kola Nut Extract
  • Green Tea Extract
  • Green Coffee

Berry Digest Enzyme Blend

  • Cellulase
  • Pectinase
  • Amylase
  • Hemicellulase
  • Beta-Glucanase
  • Phytase
  • Glucoamylase
  • Lipase
  • Protease

As you can see, there are quite a few ingredients in this formula, including more than one stimulant.

The directions are for users to take 2 capsules, once a day with a meal. No other dosage instructions were provided.

Acai Berry and Weight Management

According to the manufacturer of Natrol Acai Berry Diet, the ingredients within the formula help to enhance the body’s metabolism and activate weight loss from various angles, one of these being acai berry, which is an antioxidant high in polyphenols.

However, while acai berry is high in antioxidants, this does not make it effective for weight loss. In fact, according to the National Center for Complementary and Integrative Health (NCCIH), minimal research has been conducted in people on the health effects of acai products and no definitive scientific evidence based on studies in humans supports the use of this fruit for any health-related purpose.

Additionally, beyond the lack of evidence to support claims made about acai berry and its positive effects on weight loss, none of the other ingredients in Natrol Acai Berry Diet have been proven effective for weight loss either.

Potential Side Effects

With that said, it should be noted that while none of the ingredients have been proven, this product does contain a number of stimulant ingredients, most notably caffeine. Several studies have found the caffeine can help boost metabolism, mental alertness and focus.

On the flip side, caffeine can also increase the risk of unwanted side effects, such as jitters, insomnia, anxiety, headache and digestive upset.

When all is said and done, Natrol Acai Berry Diet does not appear to be a quality diet pill. This is due to the lack of evidence in regard to the claims made about this product, and acai berry. It would likely be in your best interest to select another OTC weight management aid, with fewer and better studied ingredients, to help support your weight loss goals.

Zalestra

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Increases Energy
Value for Money
Rating: 4.0/5 (1 vote cast)

The Zalestra weight loss supplement by the manufacturer Optimal Therapeutics has taken the unique niche marketing strategy of gearing itself toward pre-menopausal and menopausal women who are struggling with their weight due to the changes in their bodies at this time in their lives.

Marketing materials for this product stress its unique design to help the specific needs of these women who need to support the balance of their hormones and “naturally” lose weight. It even claims that women taking Zalestra will experience fewer menopausal symptoms and a decrease in those they do experience such as:

  • Hot flashes
  • Reduced energy levels
  • Mood swings

A Look at the Zalestra Ingredients

The ingredients of Zalestra are fully listed on the website, which is promising, though the quantities of each ingredient are not listed so it is hard to tell whether or not there is enough of any given ingredient to make it effective.

That being said, the list in itself is a step above some drugs on the market. These ingredients include:

  • Green Tea Extract
  • Guggul Extract
  • Octopalean
  • Maca Root Powder
  • Jojoba Meal Extract
  • Indole-3-Carbole
  • Borage Oil Powder
  • Mega Soy Extract
  • Manganese
  • Black Cohosh
  • DHEA
  • Vitex Fruit Extract and Bioperine

Zalestra is far from cheap, being $49.95 per bottle of ninety capsules, but there is some reassurance through an offer from the manufacturer for a thirty-day money-back guarantee for the price of the product (though not the shipping and handling).

Beware Black Cohosh

Among the ingredients, some are quite common in weight loss supplements, such as green tea extract, but it is clear that they have made an effort to gear things toward menopausal women, with the use of black cohosh and maca root powder.

That being said, those are very potent herbs and could be dangerous to some people even in tiny quantities. For example, it is often cautioned that black cohosh should not be used by anyone who has ever had cancer in their lifetimes.

Still, some studies have not found evidence that supports an association between black cohosh and an increased risk of breast cancer. The belief is that it may increase the risk of this form of cancer due to its purposed estrogenic activity. However, further research is required to determine the effects of this herb.

Regardless of beliefs and a few clinical study findings, it is exceptionally important that you discuss this supplement with your doctor before beginning its use.

In this vein, it is also important to note that there are some nutritionists and diet experts that are now under the impression that soy can disrupt hormonal balances instead of balancing it. Nevertheless, the soy ingredient in this drug may not have the intended results at all.

Talk to Your Doctor

The bottom line is that Zalestra’s manufacturer does not provide evidence of any reputable human studies so there is no clinical evidence that its efficacy has been proven for weight loss or the easing of menopausal symptoms.

Without any studies to backup claims, everything this manufacture says about this diet pill is unsubstantiated and is an indication of the company’s lack of integrity. As such, it would likely be in your best interest to avoid taking this product altogether.

Update – May 2020

Zalestra is not available for purchase online as of May 2020. It seems as though this product has been unavailable for some time. Even on Amazon it is listed as “currently unavailable.”

Consult with Your Healthcare Provider

If you are a women who is seeking help with weight loss and who is also looking for a way to relieve menopausal symptoms, it would be in your best interest not to blindly trust the claims of a manufacturer of a dietary supplement, especially without any scientific evidence to backup the claims.

For optimal help in combating unpleasant menopause symptoms and ensuring healthy and safe, long-term weight loss, consult with your healthcare professional about your options. They can help you find the diet, exercise and behavioral habits that can support your weight loss goals while also helping you to best manage your menopause symptoms. You deserve better than buying into shady products like Zalestra, which uses questionable ingredients that have the potential to be unsafe.

 

Nuphedragen

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Suppresses Appetite
Increases Energy
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Rating: 2.8/5 (1 vote cast)

Nuphedragen ReviewNuphedragen is a weight loss supplement that is chock full of very powerful stimulants. This being

said, even if it is as effective as it claims to be, you need to be able to handle a massive number of stimulants if you are going to avoid unpleasant side effects.

A Formula of Stimulants

The stimulants in Nuphedragen – if not the other ingredients – have been shown to be beneficial for people who are trying to lose weight not because they necessary cause the weight loss in themselves but they can help to boost energy. An energy boost is important among dieters because it is easy to run out of steam when you increase your activity level while reducing your caloric intake.

Thermogenic agents, such as caffeine, can stimulate the central nervous system and promote thermogenesis, which can help increase metabolic rate, potentially burning fat at a quicker rate.

That said, though the manufacturers do claim that their ingredients are quite different from everything else out there, there aren’t any disclosed ingredients in the marketing materials that are not included in any number of other similar products.

Whether unique or not Nuphedragen is a heavily stimulant-based medication that could potentially benefit those who can handle stimulants very well.

The disclosed ingredients for Nuphedragen include:

  • Dicaffeine Malate
  • Chocamine
  • Phenylethylamine
  • Synephrine HCI

A More Detailed Look at Nuphedragen Ingredients

The first ingredient, dicaffeine, is a brand-name form of “improved” caffeine that they claim is more effective for weight loss – though there is no research to prove this statement. Caffeine on its own, though, is known to help with weight loss due to its energy boosting and thermogenic properties.

The second ingredient, chocamine, is an altered version of cocoa extract which attempts to improve its efficacy, though it has never been proven to be any better than standard cocoa. That being said, while cocoa does have some health benefits, weight loss is not among its proven effects.

Synephrine in Nuphedragen and some studies have started to indicate that in a clinical setting it can influence weight loss. At the same time, it is a serious stimulant that can cause many unwanted side effects that are often seen with other stimulants such as nausea, jitters, sleeplessness, anxiety, and others.

A Potent Supplement

Because of the number of stimulants included in Nuphedragen, it is considered to be a potent dietary supplement, made very clear even in their marketing materials and on their official website, as well as in the appearance of the packaging for this drug.

Though the website isn’t as professional as that of other similar drugs, it does include more information such as ingredients as well as a testimonials section which are important and yet often missing on websites for diet drugs.

Regardless of the information provided, testimonials, etc., the bottom line is that Nuphendragen contains several stimulant ingredients, which may pose more risk than benefit to certain individuals, especially those who are sensitive to stimulant or thermogenic ingredients. As such, it would be in your best interest to first consult with your healthcare provider before you use this dietary supplement. This is of particular importance if you are pregnant, nursing or planning on becoming pregnant, or if you have an existing medical condition or are using medication or herbal supplements to currently treat a health condition.

Update March 2020

Although information about Nuphedragen and images of the product can still be found online, the official product page no longer exists and this OTC diet pill cannot be purchased on the web, at least not from reputable sources. Moreover, there is no info regarding when or if it might return. That being said, it is likely that this weight management aid has been discontinued, especially considering the domain NuPhedraGen.com is presently for sale.

While it may be a let down for you that this product is gone, on the plus side, nothing about its formula was unique. Moreover, it was composed mostly of stimulants. The reality is that there are several non-prescription diet pills out there that are packed full of stimulants and that have similar formulas to Nuphedragen. In other words, if you truly want to find a pill that is similar to this one, you will likely find it.

Be that as it may, while stimulant ingredients can help to provide an energy boost, which can be beneficial for weight loss, this is only a benefit if the stimulants do not cause other adverse effects, such as jitters, the shakes or insomnia. If you should choose a diet pill that contains one or more stimulants, it’s always a good idea to first assess your tolerance before taking the maximum dose, to see how your body reacts.

SKALD Capsules

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SKALD Capsules ReviewSKALD Capsules may have caught your interest if you’re seeking a potent fat burner to help you shed extra pounds. This nonprescription diet pill from BELDT Labs promises benefits like “astounding energy and fat loss” as well as:

  • Respiratory Support
  • Elevated Mood
  • Appetite Control

In fact, one of SKALD’s major claims to fame is that it is the first and only trademarked fat burning supplement in the world to have respiratory support. With this support, you supposedly can experience greater airflow with higher levels of oxygen provided to your cells.

That said, as much as the manufacturer goes out of its way to highlight the claim that SKALD Capsules provide respiratory support, no where do they make reference to the ingredients in the formula that provide this benefit, nor do they cite studies that prove or even show that their formula offers this advantage. All that is said is that formula utilizes “novel key components to help trigger improved respiration.”

SKALD Capsules Proprietary Blend

What type of ingredients can you expect to find in an OTC diet pill that claims to provide “astounding energy and fat loss?” The following is a list of the substances that could be found in the formula’s Proprietary Blend when this SKALD Capsules review was written:

  • Caffeine Anhydrous
  • N-Acetyl-Tyrosine
  • Green Tea Leaf Extract
  • Bitter Orange Fruit Extract
  • White Willow Bark Extract
  • Verbascum Thapsus Leaf Powder
  • Theobromine
  • Elecampane Root Powder
  • Bioperine Black Pepper Fruit Extract

Examining the above ingredients list it appears that, as is typical among many “powerful” OTC fat burners, there are multiple stimulants in the formula, with the top ingredient being caffeine. This usually means two things

  1. You may experience a boost in energy, a boost in metabolism and increased mental alertness from taking this diet pill, according to research.
  2. You are at a greater risk of experiencing unwanted side effects, such as insomnia, jitters, anxiety.

Consider the Following Before Taking This Diet Pill

Keep the following tips in mind about SKALD Capsules if you are thinking about taking this weight management aid:

  • Assess your tolerance first – Start by taking one capsules on an empty stomach, 15 to 30 minutes prior to breakfast. Once your tolerance is assessed, you can add an additional 1 capsule 5 to 6 hours later. The maximum daily dose is 3 capsules in a 24-hour period (2 capsules in the morning and 1 capsule 5 to 6 hours later).
  • Avoid this product if you are sensitive to stimulants – Having a sensitivity increases your chances of adverse effects.
  • This product is not for everyone – You should not use SKALD Capsules if you have a known medical condition, are pregnant or nursing or if you are under the age of 18.

 

HUM Flatter Me

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Rating: 0.0/5 (0 votes cast)

HUM Flatter Me Review

HUM Flatter Me is a dietary supplement designed to support a flatter stomach and healthy digestion. It supposedly contains 18 full spectrum enzymes to help shrink down your tummy and improve your digestion.

The idea behind this diet pill is to give your body a boost of enzymes that it may be lacking. The theory is that the amounts of enzymes our bodies naturally make to improve digestion and breakdown foods can decrease with stress and age, which can lead to digestive imbalances. These imbalances may lead to issues such as:

  • Gas
  • Bloating
  • Fullness

The digestive imbalances we might experience depends on the foods we eat. That said, to be clear, this dietary supplement has not been developed as an OTC weight loss pill, its focus is on digestion. The flatter stomach that you may be able to achieve while taking it essentially has to do with preventing bloating after meals.

Nevertheless, using terms like “flatter me” and “flatter stomach” suggests that the company is using marketing that would appeal to individuals seeking weight loss.

Supplement Facts

The formula included the following ingredients at the writing of this HUM Flatter Me review:

  • Protease 3.0
  • Protease 4.5
  • Protease 6.0
  • Neutral Bacterial Protease
  • Papain
  • Lipase
  • Amylase
  • Hemicellulase
  • Beta-Glucanase
  • Phytase
  • Lactase
  • Ginger
  • Fennel Seed
  • Peppermint (leaf)
  • Bromelain

The recommended dose is to take 1 capsule, 2 times a day with food.

The “Science” Behind HUM Flatter Me

According to the “science” behind HUM Flatter Me, the manufacturer, HUM Nutrition, say on the official product page (when this review was created): “Research shows that broad spectrum enzymes can help breakdown lactose, proteins, carbohydrates, fibers and fats to help improve digestion.”

For instance, the manufacture cites studies that link digestive enzymes with a variety of health benefits, including one double-blind trial carried out by the University of Michigan Health Center, which found that a form of pancreatic enzymes significantly reduced bloating, gas and fullness after the consumption of a high-fat meal.

Moreover, some studies involving lipase supplementation found that lipase supplementation significantly decreased perceptions of fullness after a fatty liquid meal composed of 55% fat, which lead to symptoms of bloating, fullness and nausea in health individuals.

That being said, beyond mentioning a few studies related to peppermint and fennel, HUM Nutrition did not provide other studies specific to the enzymes in its formula. Nor is there any solid evidence that proves taking their product will help with digestion or help you achieve a flatter stomach.

It should also be pointed out that even if you were to achieve a flatter stomach with HUM Flatter Me, this effect would be fleeting as the flatness of your stomach has nothing to do with fat loss.

Avoid Making Decisions Based on Assumptions

Do keep in mind that HUM Flatter Me isn’t truly a weight management aid, nor has the manufacturer claimed that it is. The point being, even if it does help with bloating and manages to give you a flatter belly for a time, this is not a real fat loss solution for long-term weight loss.

If you are looking for support to help you in your weight loss efforts, there are other over-the-counter diet pill products that are likely to be of greater benefit to you. It is important to think about the goal you would like to reach and to combine the weight management aid you might wish to take with a healthy calorie-conscious diet and fitness-appropriate exercise that makes sense to your lifestyle and is ideal for your particular health requirements.

Be that as it may, if you should decide to give HUM Flatter Me at try, it’s always in your best interest to speak with your healthcare provider before you do. It may not seem like a big deal to talk to your doctor about taking a non-prescription product, but even dietary supplements can negatively interact with certain health conditions or other medications or herbal supplements you may be taking to treat a medical condition. It is always best to err on the side of caution.