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Proshape RX review

Proshape RX

Proshape RX review

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Proshape RX is among the dozens, if not hundreds of nonprescription weight loss pills that are based on the greatly hyped ingredient, hoodia gordonii. This is among the ingredients that has grown in popularity the most quickly among all diet pill substances, which is surprising, in itself due to the great competition in this industry, but it is also shocking because this ingredient does not have any clinical evidence to support claims that it helps with weight loss or that it is even safe for human use.

The primary basis for the claims that Proshape RX and other over the counter diet supplements make regarding this ingredient is from its traditional use by bushmen in South Africa who used it to keep hunger down when they were headed out on long hunting trips and into the desert.

Other ingredients in Proshape RX include chitosan, white kidney bean, beet root, white willow bark, L-methionine, fenugreek, and green tea leaf. This list does not generate any greater confidence in an experienced shopper for diet pills. The reason is that there are a number of extremely common ingredients in this product and the majority of them are not proven to provide any weight loss benefit.

White kidney bean, for example, is often found in products that claim to suppress the body’s ability to absorb carbohydrates. However, this ingredient has never been shown to have this effect in any reputable medical studies. The only thing that this substance could provide is some fiber, which – in large quantities – help to shrink the appetite, but there is no indication that there is enough fiber in this product to make a difference.

White willow bark should be used with great care as it has several properties that are similar to aspirin and could therefore be unsafe for people with a number of different types of medical conditions. Moreover, it is known to conflict with many medications as well as other supplements and over the counter pills.

The official Proshape RX website claims that the use of this product will help to achieve safe and rapid weight loss and that the pounds will start to come away within two to three weeks from having started the use of the product. It is meant to be taken three times per day, with one pill being swallowed before every meal. According to the official website, it can be ordered directly from the site, or through a telephone number provided on the website.

Hoodia Bites review

Hoodia Bites

Hoodia Bites review

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Hoodia Bites are among hundreds of different weight loss products that are currently available for sale and that include the greatly hyped ingredient from which it has been named. If you are considering the use of this product, you may be interested in considering the ingredients, first, so that you can identify the difference – or lack thereof – between it and the other options that are based on hoodia.

Although hoodia has been marketed as a “magic bullet” for weight loss, there have been no major studies on this ingredient that have shown that a capsule, caplet, or tablet that contains it can help in weight loss or even that they are safe for use by humans. This ingredient is essentially untested, but it has not stopped dozens upon dozens of supplement manufacturers from making weight loss claims about it.

What is different about Hoodia Bites is that instead of coming in the form of a pill to swallow, it is a chocolate flavored chew. The claims about it are the same as other hoodia based pill products, but this one promises to begin working in five minutes.

The ingredient’s popularity is based on the story behind its use by southern African tribesmen who used to chew the native succulent (a cactus like plant) when they were on long journeys in the desert when they would not be able to bring enough food with them. A molecule called P57 is the active ingredient in this plant. Despite a great deal of hype, no reputable medical or clinical study has said that this molecule can produce any effects that will lead to a reduction in body fat.

On the official website for Hoodia Bites, there is reference to a small study that a Dr. Goldfarb has conducted with the participation of seven patients. It indicated that the ingredient was effective. That said, this study was extremely tiny, was not placebo controlled, and was never officially written up for publication in a peer reviewed journal.

The ingredients in this formula include 250 milligrams of hoodia gordonii. That is the only active ingredient and the rest are simply the substances that make up the capsule, itself.

Before considering the use of Hoodia Bites, it is highly recommended that you speak with your doctor. The odds are that he or she will recommend another strategy – and possibly another diet pill – to help you to more safely and effectively reach your weight loss goals.

SlimZil Reviews

SlimZil

SlimZil Reviews

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SlimZil is a weight loss pill that is manufactured by Life Smart Labs. That company is also the manufacturer of a number of other diet supplements as well as energy boosters and male and female enhancement products.

Many of the products on the Life Smart Labs list are based on hoodia or acai, and SlimZil is certainly no exception to that rule. Its ingredients are not fully listed on the website. Instead, it simply states that it is a “high potency” product that contains “Acai, Hoodia, Green Tea, and more.” This doesn’t provide the dieter with very much information, except that many of the ingredients in its formula are based more on hype than having been scientifically proven to reach weight loss goals.

Acai berry was the center of a massively overhyped scam in which a fruit from the Amazon region was suddenly labeled as a dieting miracle – even though absolutely no clinical evidence suggested that it promoted weight loss in any way. It didn’t take long for research to indicate that while this is a very healthy food that is quite high in antioxidants, it provided no greater weight loss benefit to eating any other source of antioxidants, such as blueberries – essentially, nothing at all.

Hoodia is a cactus like plant from Africa which has been involved in a similar type of hype. Regardless of the fact that the best scientific research has been conflicting, and there have not been any safety or effectiveness studies performed on humans – particularly in the supplement form as opposed to eating the plant, itself – many companies promise that it is a miracle ingredient for suppressing the appetite. Never has it been linked with actual weight loss.

Green tea has been shown to boost calorie burning when taken in exceptionally high quantities, but as SlimZil’s full ingredients list and substance quantities have not been revealed, it is impossible to know whether enough has been used for any impact at all.

As the full ingredients list has not been provided and the information about the product on the official website is exceptionally minimal, and as the ingredients that are identified are based on hype, not science, it is likely a better idea to look elsewhere for a safe and effective weight loss solution. If you are considering this product, it is highly recommended that you speak with your doctor, first, as the odds are that he or she will try to talk you out of it.

Hoodia Mint

Hoodia Mint

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Hoodia Mint is a weight loss supplement that contains hoodia and xylitol, which is designed to give the product a fresh and minty flavor. Each of the tablets provides the user with a serving of 1000 mg of hoodia, which is a greatly hyped substance that is claimed to help to suppress the appetite, despite the fact that supplements containing this ingredient have never been successfully proven in reputable scientific study to accomplish this goal, nor have they been tested on humans for safe use.

The story behind the popularity of hoodia comes from the history of its use among the Bushmen of the Kalahari desert in Africa. They would use the cactus like plant to help stave off hunger in times of famine or when heading off on long hunting trips in which they could not return home to eat. This traditional use of the substance has led many diet product manufacturers to claim that the extracts from this plant will help dieters to reduce their hunger and therefore lose weight more easily. However, it has never been shown that the processed version of the plant can help to reduce the appetite, and clinical research on humans have not proven it safe. At the moment, hoodia appears to be more hype than substance.

Xylitol is a common form of sweetener that helps to give the product a minty taste along with the peppermint and vanilla flavorings that it contains. None of those substances are linked with weight loss, but are meant only to make sure that the product has a pleasing taste.

What makes this product different from other hoodia based supplements on the market is that this tablet can be chewed, sucked on, or swallowed whole. This may be very appealing to dieters who struggle to be able to swallow pills. The recommended dosage of this product is three tablets on a daily basis. Every package of Hoodia Mint contains 21 tablets. Therefore, if taken according to the directions, it provides enough of the product for one week of use.

Another unique element to this product is the minty taste. This not only makes it more palatable, but it also helps to combat what they have labeled as “dieters breath”, which can occur when bacteria accumulates in the mouth because fewer calories are being consumed.

Overall, the actual claims – other than breath improvements – have not been medically proven.