Tag Archives: green tea

FatBurn7

Fatburn7 Weight Loss Pills

VN:F [1.9.20_1166]
Weight Loss Effects
Suppresses Appetite
Increases Energy
Value for Money
Rating: 2.5/5 (1 vote cast)

 

FatBurn7 is a weight loss supplement that is marketed as a fat burner and advertises “maximum weight loss.” It comes from a manufacturer called Advanced Herbaceuticals LLC, and one of the claims is that you can lose weight without jitters or side effects and that it is produced within plants that meet American GMP certification standards.

This is very promising in terms of the quality of treatment the ingredients receive when this weight loss pill is processed. However, beyond that quality manufacturing, the real question is whether or not FatBurn7 is actually safe to take and effective for fat loss. 

FatBurn7 Ingredients at a Glance

Having a look at the ingredients in FatBurn7 is the primary way to understand what this pill has to offer. Within its list of complexes are the following:

  • Chromium picolinate – this ingredient is exceptionally common in weight loss pills. There are many claims that it helps with glycemic control and the building of muscle

Within the FB7 Satiety Block Complex™, there is also:

  • 5-HTP – This is an ingredient that is unproven but that is often used in drugs to control hunger pangs.
  • Hoodia Gordonii – This is a highly hyped ingredient that has seen a lot of media attention, and yet has never once been proven to decrease hunger in any significant way. The Mayo Clinic also suggests that further study is needed before promises can truly be made about this ingredient.
  • Cha de Bugre – An ingredient which is popular in Brazil, cha de bugre is believed to be both a powerful stimulant and appetite suppressant. However, there is not enough known about this ingredient to know how it might truly work or if it is even safe to use.
  • Irvingia Gabonensis – Though further research is required, initial studies have suggested that this herb may have some impact on the metabolism of fat in as short a time as ten weeks.

Within the FB7 Thermogenic Complex™, are the following:

  • Green Tea Extract – Though green tea has been known to be helpful in fat loss, a tremendous quantity of it is required in order to do so. As the specific concentration is not provided by the manufacturer, it cannot be stated whether or not the inclusion of green tea will help this formula.
  • Guggulsterones – Studies show that while this ingredient can be mildly effective in helping with weight loss, a very high quantity of it is required. It is unlikely that this formula contains enough for this efficacy.

Within the FB7 Lipo Block Complex™ is:

  • Caralluma Fimbrata – This is a natural ingredient which some believe may help to lower the number of fatty deposits found within the body. Some research has indicated this, but further research is required in order to conclusively make this claim.
  • Cissus Quadrangularis – Though this is a very strong antioxidant, it does not appear to have any direct relation to weight loss. 

More for Bodybuilding than Weight Loss

All this being said, absolutely none of the ingredients in FatBurn7 have ever been proven effective or safe for helping a person lose weight loss at all or causing long-term measurable fat loss.

As previously mentioned, even green tea, which some studies have found to be helpful in boosting metabolism, isn’t likely to provide much weight loss support in this particular formula as it lacks the significant quantity required for such benefits to be seen.

The bottom line is that the fat loss effect of FatBurn7 is not truly meant for dieters but is instead aimed at individuals who are body building and are seeking to decrease the fat in their bodies to keep their muscles defined. There are a few stimulants in FatBurn7 (e.g. cha de bugre, green tea), so people with a sensitivity to stimulants should avoid this product.

Even after reading this review if you feel that you would like to try FatBurn7, it is recommended that you first consult with your healthcare provider before you do to be on the safe side.

Update: As of August 2019, FatBurn7 was no longer available. The official website was gone and the last time its official Twitter feed was last updated was in 2012. It also was not available for sale on any reputable website. All of this suggests that this diet pill is either sold under a new name or it has been discontinued altogether.

Herbalean Pills

Herbalean

Herbalean Pills

VN:F [1.9.20_1166]
Weight Loss Effects
Suppresses Appetite
Increases Energy
Value for Money
Rating: 3.0/5 (1 vote cast)

The Herbalean formula has been designed by its manufacturer to be used as a weight loss and energy supplement. It contains several ingredients that are well known within the over the counter (OTC) weight loss industry and is marketed as being “all natural” and “powerful.”

The Benefits of Herbalean

According to the product label of this diet pill, it offers three main advantages. These include:

  • Fat burning
  • Increased energy
  • Appetite suppression

If this dietary supplement does indeed provide these benefits, it has the potential to offer overweight individuals who are seeking to shed excess pounds, support with their weight loss goals. In other words, it may be beneficial in helping a person feel energized enough to remain committed with their workouts as well as get the most out of their exercise. Moreover, if it does help to control appetite, this could make it easier to maintain a calorie-conscious diet. All these benefits could help reduce weight. 

What Ingredients Will You Find Within the Formula?

Once upon a time, this OTC weight loss aid contained a number of extremely powerful ingredients that were well known to cause potentially dangerous side effects.

For instance, it once contained Ma Huang extract, which is another name for the banned herb ephedra. This ingredient has been banned outright by national health organizations such as the FDA and Health Canada, making it illegal to produce, buy, or sell in those and many other countries.

However, when this Herbalean review was written, the manufacturer had upgraded the ingredients and replaced the Ma Huang with Citrus Aurantium. This is also known as bitter orange and contains a naturally occurring stimulant known as synephrine. Once ephedra was banned, many diet pill manufacturers switched out the ephedra in their products for citrus aurantium, which has been known to produce potentially dangerous cardiovascular effects when combine with caffeine.

That being said, here is a list of the Herbalean ingredients:

  • Chromium,
  • Citrus Aurantium,
  • Paullinia sorbilis extract,
  • Lotus root extract,
  • Hoodia Gordonii,
  • Garcinia Cambogia,
  • White willow bark,
  • Citrus bigardia extract,
  • Konjac root,
  • Uva Usi,
  • Ginger root,
  • Eleutherococcus senticosus,
  • Bee pollen,
  • Green tea,
  • Pyruvate,
  • 77 trace minerals

Upon Closer Examination

To take a closer look at some of the primary ingredients in the product, let us start at the beginning. Though Chromium has been researched using many studies, the results have been highly conflicting and therefore there has been no true conclusion as to whether or not it has any impact on weight loss at all. That being said, the Mayo Clinic states that it is likely harmless.

Hoodia Gordonii, though popularly believed to help with weight loss has never been shown in any reliable clinical studies to have any statistically significant impact on a dieter’s ability to lose weight.

Garcinia Cambogia is an ingredient used for its hydroxycitric acid (HCA) content. This ingredient has been shown to be able to help with weight loss, but it also has the potential to be exceptionally hazardous to the health. So much so that in May of 2009, the FDA issued a warning against another brand of pills called Hydroxycut, which had produced 23 reports to the FDA over health concerns related to the liver which are suspected to be linked to the HCA ingredient in the drug. The manufacturer of that drug voluntarily recalled its product and many responsible websites no longer carry any product that contains HCA.

Green tea can help with weight loss when taken at a dose of at least 300mg per day. Though the precise concentration is not provided, its place on the ingredient list suggests that there is not enough green tea in this product to make any difference.

When this review was created, Herbalean could be purchased online at different sites for varying prices, including anywhere from $60 to over $100 per bottle.  However, an official product page no longer existed, and the product could no longer be purchased on amazon. This could mean that it is being discontinued or that’s its formula is being revamped another time.

Overall, due to this product’s harsh formula, even without ephedra, it would be in your best interest to choose a safer and more trustworthy diet pill. Still, if you would like to try Herbalean for yourself, play it safe and consult your doctor first.

 

Avaprex review

Avaprex

Avaprex review

VN:F [1.9.20_1166]
Weight Loss Effects
Suppresses Appetite
Increases Energy
Value for Money
Rating: 0.0/5 (0 votes cast)

Avaprex is an As Seen on TV weight loss supplement that is marketed as being an alternative to prescription weight loss medications such as Adipex and Phentermine. The official website that was created specifically for these pills claims a number of different benefits from which dieters are supposed to be able to benefit.

The site makes it very clear right at the start that while these are meant to be highly effective diet pills, Avaprex is not a product that is safe and appropriate for all dieters. For example, it points out that it is meant only for adults who are aged 18 years old or older, and it is not considered to be safe to use for pregnant women or mothers who are breastfeeding their babies.

For the first few months that the product existed, the creators of the official website went to the extent of listening not only the names of all the ingredients that are included in this product, but also included the quantities of each substance when taking in the recommended servings of 2 capsules at a time. At the time this review was written, however, it had designated its formula as proprietary and listed the quantities of only some of its ingredients, instead of all of them. One dose of two capsules contained: 300 mg of raspberry ketone, 200 mg of green tea, 100 mg of caffeine anhydrous, and a proprietary blend of 600 mg containing apple cider vinegar, grapefruit, kelp, acai fruit, African mango, and resveratrol extract.

While the site has gone to the effort of providing this information, which does make it easier for dieters to be able to decide whether or not these ingredients are safe and appropriate for their dieting expectations and health needs, the down side is that the majority of those ingredients are unproven, at best.

Of that entire list of ingredients, only caffeine anhydrous and green tea have a certain body of scientific and clinical evidence to support their use as a part of a diet pill. The rest of the ingredients are considered to be entirely unproven, unlikely to be beneficial, or have only preliminary research to support claims made about their weight loss benefits.

For this reason, it would be challenging to be able to recommend Avaprex over other products on the market that are supported by a more substantial body of research published in peer reviewed medical journals.

Phentaslim review

Phentaslim

Phentaslim review

VN:F [1.9.20_1166]
Weight Loss Effects
Suppresses Appetite
Increases Energy
Value for Money
Rating: 0.0/5 (0 votes cast)

Phentaslim is an over the counter weight loss supplement that is manufactured by a company named Optimum Nutra Inc. This pill has been created as a fat burner, but the official website for the product also claims that it will assist with appetite suppression, long lasting energy boosting, and an increased metabolism.

The fact that the product’s name starts with “phen” makes it evident that the marketing strategy for this product is one that would have consumers believe that this product is an alternative for the prescription diet drug called Phentermine. This would indicate that it provides similar benefits and comparable advantages to that medication, only in a nonprescription format. However, it is important to note that this is a very common strategy, so it is highly recommended that any product – regardless of its name be further investigated before assuming that it has the chance to work.

At the time that this review was written, one bottle of Phentaslim, containing 60 capsules – the equivalent to a one month supply – was on sale for $59.99 at the official website. That said, it should be noted that the same sale was spotted over a year before the review was written, so it does appear to be the regular price for these diet pills, even though it is presented as a sale price. The purchase of these supplements comes with a 30 day money-back guarantee, though there is some fine print to be considered.

At the time of the writing of this review, the ingredients listed for Phentaslim on its official website were: Thiamin (Vitamin B1), Riboflavin (Vitamin B2), Vitamin B6, Vitamin B12, Zinc, Niacin, L-Carnitine, Raspberry Ketones, L-Tyrosine, Caffeine Anhydrous, Green Tea (4:1 extract), Guarana Seed, Panax Ginseng Root, and Cayenne.

While some of those ingredients have been researched, and a few of those have been shown to be helpful in assisting dieters to keep up with a healthy eating program and a regular exercise strategy (most specifically caffeine anhydrous due to its energy boosting, and there is some indication that green tea can promote more efficient fat burning), some of these ingredients (such as raspberry ketones) were clearly added because of media hype and not because they are necessarily known to work.

Moreover as there are so many stimulant ingredients in this product, it is likely that individuals with sensitivities to that type of ingredient will experience side effects such as nervousness, jitters, headache, or others.

CLA Thermo review

CLA Thermo

CLA Thermo review

VN:F [1.9.20_1166]
Weight Loss Effects
Suppresses Appetite
Increases Energy
Value for Money
Rating: 0.0/5 (0 votes cast)

CLA Thermo is a non-prescription fat burner pill that is made in the U.K. by a company called Ultimate Sports Nutrition (also frequently referred to as simply USN). This product is one of a number that fall under its weight control category, and it is also only one of several that use CLA as an ingredient and within the name of the product, itself.

CLA is a substance with the full name of conjugated linoleic acid (CLA). According to the official webpage for the product on the manufacturer’s website, the ingredient is naturally sourced. This is more than possible as it is a substance that is found quite readily in many kinds of food, such as turkey, some dairy, and beef.

This substance has been studied for a number of reasons, including as an ingredient that may be helpful for weight loss. At the moment, the research evidence supporting the use of CLA for weight loss is still in its preliminary phases, but it does look promising. It should not yet be considered to be conclusive, but even this start into scientific testing is better than many of the other ingredients that are currently found in the nonprescription diet pill market at the moment.

That said, there are several other ingredients that make up the complete CLA Thermo formula. At the time that this review was written, the other substances beyond conjugated linoleic acid, that made up these pills included: green tea, cocoa, rhodiola rosea, and yerba mate.

The website also took the opportunity to point out that the amount of caffeine that results from these ingredients, per soft gel capsule, is 41 mg. That is around half of the caffeine content of a relatively weak cup of coffee. Since one capsule is to be taken two to three times per day, it will more than likely be easy for the majority of users to avoid experiencing side effects from the stimulant. There may still be some with stimulant sensitivities who could feel that the stimulant level in these pills is problematic, but in all likelihood, those will be very few.

Equally, because of the low stimulant level, which protects many users from experiencing side effects, it also means that the actual thermogenic response for which the product has been named will be notably reduced. Overall, out of that formula, there isn’t really enough of anything aside from the CLA to make much of a difference. Even the green tea is used in lower doses than successful studies had used.

CLA Thermo may help to provide a fat burning boost, but if it does, it will likely be very mild, potentially to the point that the average dieter wouldn’t notice it.

Mega-T Green Tea Water Pill review

Mega-T Green Tea Water Pill

Mega-T Green Tea Water Pill review

VN:F [1.9.20_1166]
Weight Loss Effects
Suppresses Appetite
Increases Energy
Value for Money
Rating: 0.0/5 (0 votes cast)

The Mega-T Green Tea Water Pill is an over the counter weight loss supplement that is one of many that are marketed under the Mega-T brand name. That brand is owned by a manufacturer called North South Science. Though it is marketed as a diet pill, it is important to note that the primary kind of “weight” that is lost when using this type of product is actually water, not fat. The reason is that it has been created to function as a diuretic (a water pill).

The official website does not provide a great deal of information with respect to how the product works or what a user can expect from it. That said, it does suggest that someone using Mega-T Green Tea Water Pill should expect to prevent and reduce bloating that occurs due to water retention.

This product is not meant to provide a long term solution nor has it been created in a way that will cause fat loss. Instead, it is meant to address the struggles that some dieters and bodybuilders face in attempting to achieve the look that they want, because their bodies are retaining water and they are, therefore, puffier than they would be if their tissues would release those excess fluids.

It is important to note that using diuretics to help to achieve a slimmer look is not necessarily safe for everyone. In fact, many doctors advise against the use of this type of product for nearly any purpose. The reason is that there are some risks involved, as well as some side effects of varying degrees. These types of pill can conflict with many kinds of medical conditions as well as with certain foods, beverages, supplements, medications, and drugs. Furthermore, diuretics can place an individual at risk of dangerous dehydration, particularly when combined with cardio exercise.

Any weight that is lost using a diuretic such as Mega-T Green Tea Water Pill will be gone for only a short period of time. The reason is that once the body rehydrates, some – if not all – of the lost fluids will return again.

Unfortunately, the official website does not mention the actual ingredients that make up this formula. The name would suggest that the product contains green tea, but there is no way of knowing that for certain. This also makes it impossible to check into the possible effectiveness and safety levels associated with this product. It would be difficult to try to come up with a reason to ever recommend this product.

Fexotropin review

Fexotropin

Fexotropin review

VN:F [1.9.20_1166]
Weight Loss Effects
Suppresses Appetite
Increases Energy
Value for Money
Rating: 0.0/5 (0 votes cast)

Fexotropin is a nonprescription weight loss supplement that is designed to help dieters to shed their excess weight with greater speed and ease. It is manufactured and marketed by a company that is based in Utah, called Nutrapharm LLC. That company also makes a long list of other products within the dieting category, as well as from a range of other categories such as wellness an skin care.

The manufacturer has its own website, but it does not seem to make a habit of creating specific pages or sites for their individual products. This does make it more challenging for customers to be able to obtain information about the product from an official source. Therefore, for the purpose of this review, information about Fexotropin has been obtained from a few third party sites, such as the websites that sell this product as well as from professional reviewers and from customer reviews that have been found by way of search engine queries.

It is recommended that before taking any diet pill, including Fexotropin, a doctor’s appointment should be made. This is because no single weight loss supplement is appropriate for everyone, so it is a good idea to avoid potential problems by having a doctor review the product with you to ensure that it will be safe and effective for you to use.

According to the sites selling this product, the ingredients that make up its formula are: green select green tea, green coffee bean extract, Advantra Z, and a proprietary energy matrix (which contains: Green Tea, Guarana, Kola Nut, Yerba Mate, Black Tea, White Tea, Oolong Tea, Gotu Kola and DiCaffeine Malate).

It is extremely easy to see that the primary component of this diet pill is stimulants. In fact, every single ingredient on that list has a stimulant of some kind within it. This should be an immediate cause for some concern for many dieters, particularly because some of those stimulants are actually quite strong. Many people who take this pill will experience side effects of varying degrees of severity. These can range from increased heart rate to increased blood pressure, and from headache to nausea, and from shaking and jitteriness to anxiety.

Moreover, stimulants are not necessarily safe for everyone to use. It is important to know that people taking certain supplements, medications, and who have some medical conditions should not take this pill as it could create conflicts or reactions that could potentially be dangerous for them.

Xedra-Cut Slim Packs review

Xedra-Cut Slim Packs

Xedra-Cut Slim Packs review

VN:F [1.9.20_1166]
Weight Loss Effects
Suppresses Appetite
Increases Energy
Value for Money
Rating: 0.0/5 (0 votes cast)

Xedra-Cut Slim Packs are a new type of weight loss product that has been released by the USN brand. It is a recreation of a product that they had previously called Xedra-Cut Lava Sticks. The concept behind the two product is similar, as is their shape, but they have now been reformulated to include slightly different ingredients, and have had their name replaced in order to reflect that change.

The product is available without a prescription and has been created in order to assist people who are trying to reduce their waistlines. It is meant to help them in dropping their unwanted fat without needing as much time and effort as they would otherwise have required on their own. Its design is such that it can be added to a liquid so that the user can drink it once it has dissolved. Many people struggle to be able to swallow pills and find this type of format more appealing.

The official webpage that was created for Xedra-Cut Slim Packs claims that this diet supplement functions by increasing the metabolic rate and heightening an individual’s energy levels, while maintaining a “normal macronutrient metabolism” and supporting “normal” levels of glucose within the bloodstream.

At the time in which this review was being created, the official website for this product was selling it for about $50 (£29.99). The package directions recommend that users of this product take it between two and three times per day. The first should be a half hour before either breakfast or a workout at that time. If a user were to choose the minimum usage that was recommended (twice per day) it would mean that this product would cost $150 per month. That figure spikes to $250 per month if the maximum recommended usage is followed.

It is quite evident that the average dieter would find Xedra-Cut Slim Packs to be cost prohibitive as the average diet runs for several months and it would be easy for this product to tally up a total of thousands of dollars in a short period of time. Even if it does work well, that is more expensive than what most people can afford.

The ingredients that make up this product are: Garcinia Cambogia, Fucoxanthin, 5-HTP, L-Carnitine Fumarate, Natural Caffeine, Green tea, Bitter Orange, Evodia Rutaecarpa, Yerba Mate, N-acetyl-Ltyrosine, Glucuronolactone. The total caffeine in this product is 125 mg.

That said, it also contains synephrine (in the bitter orange), which is also a stimulant and it is one against which the FDA has released a health warning. It can lead to dangerous side effects and should be avoided.

There is very little that would make this product an appropriate recommendation for most dieters.

Mega-T Green Tea with Raspberry Ketones review

Mega-T Green Tea with Raspberry Ketones

Mega-T Green Tea with Raspberry Ketones review

VN:F [1.9.20_1166]
Weight Loss Effects
Suppresses Appetite
Increases Energy
Value for Money
Rating: 0.0/5 (0 votes cast)

Mega-T Green Tea with Raspberry Ketones is a product that contains to very hyped ingredients from the nonprescription weight loss industry. It is manufactured by a business called North South Science, which has created a number of dieting supplements under the Mega-T brand. The official website provides a very limited amount of information about this or any of the rest of its products, which makes it even more important for dieters to do their homework when it comes to deciding whether or not this could be an appropriate caplet for their weight loss needs.

To start, it is important t point out that the official website for the Mega-T Green Tea with Raspberry Ketones product does not contain a complete list of ingredients. It indicates that it contains green tea, probiotics, and raspberry ketones, but it is entirely unclear whether or not this is the full extent of the formula, or what the probiotics happen to be, for that matter. This makes it very challenging to know whether or not it has the potential to be effective, and makes it impossible for a dieter to know whether or not a potential allergen or conflicting ingredient could be present.

Even with the ingredients that it has listed, it does not mention the specific quantities that have been used, making it impossible to check them against scientific studies that have been conducted on them. In the case of the ingredients that have been listed, this would be possible only with the green tea, as there have yet to be any scientific studies to be conducted on raspberry ketones to prove that they are effective.

Green tea has a growing body of evidence to support it, but it has been shown to provide results only when used in certain quantities. When using too little, no results are seen and when using too much, side effects are possible. It is unknown whether or not this product contains the ingredient within an appropriate quantity.

The instructions for the use of Mega-T Green Tea with Raspberry Ketones say that one caplet should be swallowed with a full glass of water, twenty minutes before eating a meal. It doesn’t say if there is a maximum or minimum number of diet pills that can be taken each day, and it doesn’t mention whether or not any changes in diet or exercise will be required in order to achieve weight loss through the use of this product.

Dare to Bare review

Dare to Bare

Dare to Bare review

VN:F [1.9.20_1166]
Weight Loss Effects
Suppresses Appetite
Increases Energy
Value for Money
Rating: 0.0/5 (0 votes cast)

Dare to Bare is a nonprescription weight loss supplement that was created by a company called Shine Tanning and Beauty, Ltd. The marketing for this product is designed to appeal to female dieters and its official website has been created to give a bright, girlie kind of impression, based primarily on a vibrant shade of pink. That said, as cutesy and appealing as the advertising may seem to some, it should not be considered to be the most important factor when it comes to deciding whether or not this product could actually work. It is very important to look inside the bottle and not just at the packaging and marketing literature.

After having consulted with a doctor about Dare to Bare or any other diet pill, the next step is to look at the ingredients list in order to find out what substances make up the formula and to research each of them to find out if they have been studied by the medical community to show that they are effective for weight loss and that they are safe to use.

At the time that this review was written, the list of ingredients within the product was provided, though it did not reveal how much of each ingredient could be found within each pill. The ingredients listed included yerba mate, gota kola, ginseng, green tea, caffeine, and lecithin. These substances are supposed to make weight loss faster for the dieter, by boosting her energy levels, increasing the metabolic rate, and reducing body fat.

What is clear by looking at that list is that this formula is based almost exclusively on stimulants. Out of the six ingredients in each pill, four of them contain a stimulant of some form and in some level. This is made problematic by the fact that the quantity of the ingredients is not revealed as it makes it impossible for a dieter to determine whether or not the level of the stimulants would place him or her at risk of common side effects such as anxiety, shakiness, muscle tension, sleep struggles, and other issues.

For this reason, it becomes quite difficult to be able to come up with a reason to recommend Dare to Bare to a dieter over a number of other products within this category and that are marketed with a great deal more information for the consumer to use to inform him or herself.