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AdvoCare ThermoPlus review

AdvoCare ThermoPlus

AdvoCare ThermoPlus review

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AdvoCare ThermoPlus is a weight loss supplement that has been designed by AdvoCare International L.P., to be used for suppressing the appetite and increasing the metabolism. The official webpage for this product on the manufacturer’s website claims that this product can be used to help dieters on its own, or it can be combined with other products within the brand’s lineup.

Upon further investigation into AdvoCare, it was discovered that it is an American company that specializes in network marketing. This company focuses just as much on its various selling programs – from retail to multi level sales – as it does on providing any information at all to the consumer about the product that he or she is considering for purchase.

In terms of the marketing language for AdvoCare ThermoPlus, the company seems to concentrate more on saying that it is a vitamin and dietary supplement but it describes its features as weight loss enhancers.

According to the website, the ingredients that make up the AdvoCare ThermoPlus formula are: Thiamine (as HCl), Niacin (as niacinamide), Sage extract (leaf – Salvia officinalis), Oolong tea extract (leaf – Camellia sinensis), Guarana extract (seed – Paullinia cupana), Gelatin, Rice flour, and Magnesium stearate. The oolong tea and guarana extract both contain stimulants, but the manufacturer did point out that every dose contains 40 to 50 mg of caffeine. That amount is about the equivalent to one half of a strong cup of coffee.

While the majority of people will not be adversely affected by caffeine at that quantity, there will be some who will find that taking a half cup of coffee’s worth of caffeine all at once (as opposed to the rate at which a cup of coffee is sipped) can lead to certain side effects such as jitters, anxiety, headaches, and others.

The caffeine in this product is what is most likely to promote thermogenesis, particularly in combination with the thiamine. That said, in the quantity that has been used, it is likely that the impact on thermogenesis (which is what speeds up the metabolism through a rise in body temperature) will be a rather light one. While this does explain why it would be safe to use it in combination with some of the other products in the weight loss line from this brand, it also indicates that the effect produced by this product may not be great enough to actually lead to any measurable weight loss.

Fexotropin review

Fexotropin

Fexotropin review

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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.

Fat Blaster review

Fat Blaster

Fat Blaster review

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Fat Blaster is a nonprescription pill product that is designed to help dieters to lose weight more effectively than they can do alone, with only exercise and dieting changes. The claims on the official website for the product are that it will help the body to burn fat more quickly, while reducing the feeling of hunger. It also claims that its brand has won the Best OTC health product award from the Australian Journal of Pharmacy Awards, though it is unclear whether it is the brand or the current formulation of this product that have received the award.

It is important to note that the current formulation may not have been the one to have won the award, even if it was the pill and not the brand that received it, as the ingredients that are found within this formulation have been changed over the years, as observed directly through this reviewer, and through other websites that have tested or reviewed Fat Blaster which have similar but different ingredients listed.

At the time that this review was written, the ingredients were being listed on the official website as the following: guarana, bitter orange peel extract, ginger, panax (Korean) ginseng, green tea leaf extract, psyllium husk powder, chromium picolinate, potassium iodide, vitamins B1, B2, B6, and B12.

It is important to point out that there are at least four ingredients in Fat Blaster that are known to be stimulants, and that two of them are considered to be quite powerful. While this can be helpful for some dieters for a temporary acceleration of the metabolism (and, therefore, fat burning), it also places dieters at risk of certain side effects. Many dieters that take pills containing guarana and bitter orange peel extract will feel symptoms such as increased heart rate, increased blood pressure, shakes, nervousness and anxiety, jitters, sleep struggles, and others.

Bitter orange peel contains synephrine, which is a substance against which the FDA has issued a warning to consumers who use diet pills. The reason is that this ingredient can actually be dangerous for certain dieters and it has been known to produce severe side effects in some users.

It is very important to speak with a licensed doctor before using this product, as it is not appropriate for everyone. This can help to make sure that it will not only live up to its claims, but also that it won’t conflict with any health conditions or medications (prescription, over the counter, or supplements) that are being taken.

Xenamine review

Xenamine

Xenamine review

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Xenamine is a nonprescription weight loss supplement that is manufactured by a small company that is known as InnerVital. The official website for this product refers to these diet pills as fat burners and says that they will burn fat more quickly than any other supplement on the market. It also allegedly provides appetite suppression and metabolism boosting, though at the time that this review was written, the official website didn’t cite any medical studies that would indicate that there is any scientific research to support those claims.

That said, just because a product hasn’t been researched as a whole, it doesn’t mean that it won’t work. Therefore, after consulting a doctor, it is recommended that anyone considering the use of this product actually look into the ingredients and the research that has been conducted on them either together or individually. It is best to look for studies that are conducted by independent and reputable organizations, such as universities, that have not received funding by companies that stand to gain by positive results.

At the time that this review was written, the ingredients in Xenamine, which were listed on the official website, included: chromium, caffeine anhydrous, and a proprietary blend of hoodia cactus powder, caralluma fimbriata extract, glucomannan, green tea extract, theobromine, guarana, cha de bugre, maca extract, L-theanine, banaba, pomegranate powder, and gugglesterone.

At first glance, it is easy to see that a great deal of the results that are produced by this product are based on stimulants. There are several stimulant ingredients in this formulation. This doesn’t necessarily mean that it isn’t a good product, but it could cause unwanted side effects in many dieters. Moreover, it should also be noted that several of the ingredients in this list are not at all scientifically proven but are successful at the moment exclusively due to media hype. This does not say much about the ability of the Xenamine company to select proper safe and effective weight loss supporting ingredients other than the interest of that business in making money from consumers who have not done their homework when looking into their diet pills.

Finally, it should be noted that with a list of ingredients as long as this one, even if the substances that were chosen were each shown to be effective by research – which many of these have not – there still may not be enough to actually produce the type of effect that is being promised. For example, this proprietary blend is made up of a total of 992mg. Since studies showing that green tea extract successfully for weight loss used 500mg, and as it is fourth ingredient on the list, it is mathematically impossible for the manufacturers to have used enough of that ingredient to match the type of results that were experienced in the reputable research.

Lipozin reviews

Lipozin

Lipozin reviews

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Lipozin is a nonprescription fat burning diet pill. Its manufacturers claim that its customers have a 95 percent success rate through its use and that it is one of the most effective products in its category. It also claims to include clinically proven ingredients to help its users to reach their weight loss goals.

In an unidentified study that is mentioned on the official website, it states that over 60 days, its users lost 10.95 pounds while the placebo group lost just over 5 pounds. No reference on the website could be found at the time of this review with regards to who conducted the study, how it was conducted, how many people were involved, or whether or not it was published in a peer reviewed medical journal. The fact that these details were not provide suggests that it is a study that was conducted by the company itself, or in a manner that would not be considered to be “proof” by the medical community.

At the time of this review, the ingredients listed on the website for the Lipozin formula were: Vitamin B12, chromium, green tea leaf extract, guarana, caffeine, hoodia gordonii, and cha de bugre. Anyone who has any experience in diet pills can see two primary issues, right away. The first is that this product contains several ingredients that are stimulants, and the second is that it contains several substances that are not proven in terms of their effectiveness in promoting weight loss or even in their safe use by humans.

Several of these ingredients, such as hoodia gordonii, have received a lot of hype and media attention, but that is the closest that they have ever come to a large, trusted, scientific study that would indicate that a specific dose in pill form will help to provide any degree of measurable weight loss.

The stimulants in Lipozin – green tea leaf extract, guarana, and caffeine – mean that many dieters will experience side effects through the use of these pills. Though smaller doses of these ingredients, or individual doses of them, may be used without problems by many people, the fact that these ones are combined increases the risk that they could result in symptoms such as shakiness and jitters, headaches, anxiety and nervousness, sleep struggles, diarrhea, and other discomforts.

It is highly recommended that anyone considering the use of this product should speak with a doctor, first.

Lipo 13 review

Lipo 13

Lipo 13 review

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Lipo 13 is an over the counter supplement that has been designed to help dieters to be able to achieve faster and easier weight loss. It is manufactured by Ecopharma, which is a company that is headquartered in Belgium. Originally, this product was sold under the label “Lipo XR”, but Ecopharma has now changed the name of these diet pills, and the ingredients have been slightly changed within the formula from what they had been under the old brand name.

According to the manufacturer, each of the ingredients within the formula for Lipo 13 has been clinically tested. That said, while it did say that testing occurred, it did not actually reveal the results of those tests on the website. This leaves the visitor to assume that the results were positive in terms of effectiveness and safety, though it never specifically says this. This could be a matter of either sloppy or careful wording on the website, neither of which reflects very well on the product.

This impression is made worse by the fact that Lipo XR had been sold with a 14 day money back guarantee. This may be a very short guarantee, but at least it was there. At the time of this review, no mention of that guarantee could be found on the official website.

To gain a better understanding of Lipo 13, it is a good idea to examine the formula for this product, which claims to be clinically tested. The ingredients listed on the official website at the time of this review are: citrin HCA, green tea, forslean, guarana, yerba mate, bioperine, L-carnitine, choline bitartrate, magnesium, L-tyrosine, zinc, vitamin B6, and chromium.

This list makes it very clear that while these ingredients may have been clinically tested, they are not proven and that the wording on the website was strategic and not careless. This problem could be identified with the chromium, alone. The Mayo Clinic, a highly reputable medical organization, has included chromium among the ingredients that it has labeled inadequately studied when it comes to the claims being made for use in a diet pill.

Moreover, it is clear that this formula is highly based on powerful stimulants. The citrin HCA, green tea, guarana, and yerba mate are examples of powerful stimulants on their own, but even more powerful when combined. This may seem appealing because stimulants are known for helping to reduce the appetite and boost energy levels and fat burning, except that when they are combined to a very powerful degree, then any benefits may be negated by the risk of unwanted and unpleasant side effects such as sleeplessness, jitters, anxiety, headaches, and more.

Thermoburn review

Thermoburn

Thermoburn review

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Thermoburn is a nonprescription diet pill that is geared directly toward male dieters. In this effort, it has targeted all of its marketing claims and benefits toward that specific market. As the name implies, the way that this product has been designed to promote weight loss is through thermogenesis.

That is a process in which the body raises its temperature and, in doing so, burns more calories and fats as a fuel in order to produce that heat. This can help to enhance the metabolic rate and achieve greater fat loss if it is combined with exercise and if it is powerful enough.

The product, itself, is manufactured by Muscle Lab. That company is a nutrition business that is based in the U.S. and that also produces a number of other products within the same overall category.

According to the official website for Thermoburn, the ingredients that make up the formula for this diet pill include: guarana, vitamin B6, green tea extract, caffeine anhydrous, and citrus aurantium. It is very clear to anyone with experience in diet pills that this product is primarily based on stimulants. In fact, the stimulants in this formula are high enough that it should likely raise some red flags for many dieters. Every single one of those substances, other than the vitamin B6 contains some form of stimulant. In the case of the guarana, caffeine anhydrous, and citrus aurantium, this represents quite powerful stimulants.

When these substances are combined, it means that there will be many people who will experience side effects that could range from quite mild to very uncomfortable. At this level, side effects could include anything and everything from sleeplessness to jitters, from heart palpitations to a rapid heartbeat and a rise in blood pressure, from anxiety to nausea, and from diarrhea to constipation. There are many other side effects associated with the high use of stimulants, as well, and dieters should be aware of them before taking a product such as this one.

In fact, it is highly recommended that anyone who intends to use Thermoburn first speak with his doctor. The reason is that it is not only wise to do this before taking any diet pill, but in the case of these particular pills, there could be a risk that they could conflict with a medical condition or cause problems with drugs or even other supplements that are already being taken or that could be taken throughout the use of this diet pill.

SlimTone Now review

SlimTone Now

SlimTone Now review

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SlimTone Now is, according to its manufacturers, a nonprescription weight loss product that is made up of a number of different ingredients that have been clinically proven. It is geared specifically toward people who will be following the SlimTone Easy Weight Loss System and who will be using the pills produced by this company in order to help them to achieve the best possible results. This product is meant to help to promote faster and easier weight loss through appetite suppression and thermogenesis.

The SlimTone Now pills are sold at a competitive price and come with the benefit that the program recommends that they be combined with exercise as a part of an overall routine. This is an element that is often lacking in the recommendations of diet pills, and it is very important not only for achieving the fastest possible weight loss, but also in making sure that the weight won’t come back on, because healthy lifestyle patterns will have been established throughout the dieting process.

Although the product itself has not undergone any clinical trials, at the time of this review, the majority of the ingredients had been studied in some capacity. In fact, the official website for the product does actually take the step of including a summary and reference to these studies so that they can be reviewed by the dieter.

The downside, on the other hand, is that many consumer reviews have indicated that the routine can be quite complex and that many of them struggled to be able to keep it up. Moreover, when perusing the list of ingredients, it becomes clear very quickly that the product is made up of a number of strong stimulants. This means that there is a chance that many dieters will experience side effects that are associated with those stimulants, such as jitters, sleep struggles, headache, and anxiety.

Though the website does provide a great deal of information, much of it is also written in scientific language and jargon. For the average dieter, much of this would not be easy to understand.

Although green tea extract is the primary ingredient in SlimTone now, and it is the center of many of the claims made about this product, it also contains a number of other substances which, like green tea, also contain caffeine. All of the active ingredients in this product include green tea extract, guarana, Conjugated Linoleic Acid (CLA), chromium chelate, L-tyrosine, Acetyl-L-Carnitine, Cocoa extract, Sea Weed extract, L-argenine, and L-Ornathine.

Pyro MX Leancore review

Pyro MX Leancore

Pyro MX Leancore review

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Pyro MX Leancore was developed by a company called Sci-MX, which is based in the United Kingdom and is somewhat new when compared to many other players within the nonprescription weight loss market. These diet pills are meant to provide dieters with fat oxidation and metabolism boosting when they have been taken multiple times every day. The official web page for the product, on the manufacturer’s website, says that users can expect to see results within a short span of time.

Before taking this Pyro MX Leancore, it is very important to learn about its ingredients and to discuss it with a doctor. Fortunately, the official webpage does offer consumers a full list of all of the ingredients that make up the formula, as well as the quantities of every substance. This is a positive sign when it comes to diet pills.

Within this Pyro MX Leancore, a dieter will be taking the Pyro-Therm complex, which is made up of a total of 184 mg of caffeine per serving (three capsules) from guarana, bitter orange peel, yerba mate, and cayenne pepper. They will also be taking green tea extract (which also contains caffeine above and beyond that amount), acetyl carnitine, white kidney bean extract, tyrosine, Bioperine ®, vitamin B5 and chromium.

Immediately, it should stand out to many people who are familiar with this industry that the product is contains a very high amount of stimulants. While some stimulants, used within reason, can produce an effect that not only boosts the metabolism but that also helps to reduce the size of the appetite, they are notorious for causing unwanted side effects among some users. These can include anything from headaches and jitters, to anxiety, nausea, sleeplessness, and other uncomfortable problems. These do not necessarily occur in everyone who uses stimulants, but they are not uncommon.

The second issue that is rather worrisome is that this product contains bitter orange. This is a very powerful stimulant which will boost the overall stimulation and risk of side effects, but this individual ingredient stands out from among the others because it comes with a warning from the FDA. The U.S. Food and Drug Administration has released a caution to consumers who buy diet pills online or in stores with regards to this substance because it contains synephrine. Synephrine is a very powerful stimulant that became popular when ephedra was banned, back in the 1990s. It has been associated with strong side effects that can be dangerous for some people, such as spiking blood pressure, convulsions, and others.

ALRI Tri-Lean System reviews

ALRI Tri-Lean System

ALRI Tri-Lean System reviews

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The ALRI Tri-Lean System is a program designed for weight loss that is made up of three different types of supplements that are packaged in one kit which – according to the manufacturer – will provide the dieter with the ultimate fat burning system.

The three ALRI Tri-Lean System supplements are Special Tactics, Lean Dreams, and Hyperdrive 3.0. Each of them has its own specific purpose to help the user to achieve his or her weight loss goals in a way that would be faster and easier than without their use.

Special Tactics is meant to block fat absorption, and to boost the fat burning process in the body. Lean Dreams is a supplement designed to support a healthier sleep. Hyperdrive is designed to be an appetite suppressant and a fat burner. Though the manufacturer makes strong claims about the benefits and effectiveness of each of these supplements, none are supported with scientific or clinical research.

Each of the ALRI Tri-Lean System supplements is made up of a proprietary formula. The HyperDrive supplement is primarily includes cocoamine, guarana extract, and hoodia gordonii. The main ingredients in Lean Dreams are oleamide, L-tryptophane ethyl ester, and ziziphus jujubaPE 2%. The Special Tactics proprietary formula includes primarily theobroma cacao extract, polygonum, and multiflorum proprietary extract.

Though neither Special Tactics nor Hyperdrive have caffeine listed specifically within their ingredients, they both include a number of caffeine sources, including guarana, theobroma, and green tea. Neither label makes special mention of this truth. In fact, the packaging for this product specifically says that it is “stimulant free”, even though green tea and guarana are both ingredients that contain stimulants and will cause a user to experience the same side effects that they would experience from a product that contains caffeine.

Though hoodia has attracted a great deal of media hype about being an appetite suppressant, it has yet to prove itself effective for either the suppression of the appetite or weight loss in general. So far, double blind placebo based studies have shown that there is no statistically significant difference between placebo groups of dieters and those who were giving hoodia.

The Lean Dreams supplement does contain typical natural sleep aid ingredients. It also includes valerian root, magnolia, and melatonin, which are all commonly used in sleep supplements and can have positive effects on sleep when used regularly.

Among the advantages of ALRI Tri-Lean System are that even though it is made up of a proprietary formula, its ingredients are still all listed online. Though it does not list caffeine among its ingredients, many parts of the formula are caffeinated, and that is believed to cause a boost in metabolism and energy.

Among the drawbacks of ALRI Tri-Lean System are that the quantities of the ingredients are unknown because it is a proprietary blend. The way that the product is labeled is also questionable as it calls itself stimulant free, though it clearly contains ingredients that have stimulants in them. Moreover, when compared to the competition, this product is quite expensive. Also, it contains unproven ingredients as well as those that have been proven not to work.