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Daily Fit

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Daily Fit ReviewDaily Fit claims to be a stimulant-free fat burner that has been formulated to help you burn calories. It offers thermogenic fat burning support to help you stay lean and fit. It is manufactured by Optimum Nutrition and its primary active ingredients are L-Carnitine and Green Tea. Both of these ingredients are thought to help support metabolism and help you get the most out of your fat burning when combined with exercise.

More specifically, when this Daily Fit review was written, the formula contained the following ingredients per 2 capsule serving: Thiamin (3 mg), Riboflavin (3.4 mg), Niacin (12 mg), Vitamin B6 (4 mg), Folic Acid (200 mcg), Vitamin B12 (12 mcg), Acetyl L-Carnitine HCl (500 mg), Green Tea Extract (200 mg), Red Pepper Extract (65 mg), Black Pepper Extract (10 mg).

The suggested use is to take Daily Fit in the morning after meals. Other than this instruction on the official product page, no other directions, such as how many pills to take per day, etc.) are provided.

None of the above ingredients have ever been clinically proven effective or safe for weight loss or treating obesity. What’s more, Daily Fit is not stimulant-free as the manufacturer claims. It may be considered “non-stimulant” due to the low levels of caffeine in green tea but it is certainly not free of caffeine, which is a stimulant.

Although green tea certainly does not contain as much caffeine as coffee nor is the caffeine content of green tea extract as potent as caffeine anhydrous, caffeine still exists within it. For a company to claim that their product is “simulant-free” or to give the impression that it does not contain caffeine is simply untrue and irresponsible. It suggests that either the company is lying or that it does not know the difference between a product that contains caffeine and one that doesn’t.

Either way, this is a red flag for Daily Fit and the company behind it, Optimum Nutrition. If you are interested in taking a fat burning dietary supplement, there are better products available from far more reputable companies.

That being said, no matter what dietary supplement you might consider as part of your weight management regimen, always remember that it’s a good idea to discuss your plans with your healthcare provider. A professional medical opinion can be very useful in helping you find a product that is safe and provides you with the best weight loss support.

Lipo Femme review

Lipo Femme

Lipo Femme review

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Lipo Femme from Miss BMP is a nonprescription dieting supplement that targets female dieters between the ages of 18 and 40 years old. The claim made on the official webpage for this product on the manufacturer’s website is that it will not only help a user to lose weight but that it will also help her to “feel on top of the world at the same time”.

Though this product is marketed in the same way as diet pills, it is actually taken in the form of a beverage. It is sold as a powder which must be mixed water and consumed on an empty stomach. Each tub contains about 50 servings and makes a drink with a strawberry/kiwi flavor. Though this format may be appealing to people who struggle to be able to swallow pills, many might find it inconvenient to have to drink this beverage at the required times as a part of their daily lives.

This product is made with stimulants so it cautions users not to take it within 7 hours of going to bed. Taking stimulants too close to bedtime can cause many people to struggle to fall asleep or to wake during the night.

At the time of the writing of this review, the ingredients that made up the Lipo Femme formula from Miss BMP were: Taurine, Caffeine, Pouchong Tea Extract, Cacao Plant Extract, Raspberry Ketones, Garcinia Cambogia, Green Coffee Bean Extract, Green Tea Extract Grandular, Nandina Domestica (Fruit) Extract, Bitter Orange Peel Extract, Niacin, Naringen, Tetradium Extract, Juniper Berry, Natural & Artificial Strawberry & Kiwi Flavours, Colour(162), Sweeteners(950,955), Food Acid(331), Anti-Caking Agent(551).

It is clear at a glance that this product is made of a combination of powerful stimulants as well as ingredients that have seen a lot of attention from the media in terms of hype, but that haven’t seen much attention from the medical community in terms of studies that would prove their safety and effectiveness in directly causing measurable weight loss.

Unfortunately, there are also some ingredients in this product which, when combined, have the potential to place some users at risk of unwanted medical hazards such as heart attack and stroke. This is particularly true in the combination of caffeine and synephrine (the latter of which is contained within the bitter orange peel extract). In the United States, the FDA has warned consumers against using that combination in their diet pills.

GNC Total Lean Advanced Metabolic Elite review

GNC Total Lean Advanced Metabolic Elite

GNC Total Lean Advanced Metabolic Elite review

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GNC Total Lean Advanced Metabolic Elite is an over the counter weight loss supplement made by the large American retailer, GNC. This company is known for the many ranges of vitamins, supplements, and other types of sports and other types of nutrition aids. This product is meant to work as a thermogenic enhancer that is a “fast-acting metabolism supercharger”, according to the product package.

Unfortunately, in terms of official sources of information, the only info that could be found about GNC Total Lean Advanced Metabolic Elite was the package, itself, as the product details were not available to view on the official webpage for the product on the GNC website at the time of the writing of this review. The package also claims that this product is “clinically proven to burn 6x more calories,” though it doesn’t say specifically what the basis for comparison is. It may be 6 times more than the individual’s usual rate of fat burning.

The official website does not provide a list of ingredients for this product, so third party websites were consulted in order to obtain that information. The ingredients that make up the formula at the time of this review include: niacin, the 6x Clinical Burn Blend (which includes mucuna pruriens seed extract, ginger root extract, boswellia serrata gum extract, Capsimax (capsaicin), cinnamon bark extract and piper longum fruit extract), the Botanical Rush Blend (which includes green coffee bean extract, rocket plant leaf extract and chicory root extract) and the Mind/Body Matrix (which includes reishi mushroom powder and cordyceps sinesis extract).

Upon searching through databases of medical journals, none of the ingredients within this product were found to have a significant body of evidence to suggest that they were directly linked to weight loss. In fact, there are some ingredients – such as green coffee bean extract – that do have some research, but that is quite conflicting in terms of its results. While some limited preliminary studies state that it is worthy of additional research, others say that its side effects negate any potential benefits that it has to offer. Moreover, the primary study that has been used to defend its use has since been found to have been conducted using flawed methods.

As a result of the lack of research and the fact that it is a part of a category in which there is a considerable amount of competition, providing many alternatives to dieters, it is difficult to recommend this product.

SlimKick Chilli Daytime Slimming Pills review

SlimKick Chilli Daytime Slimming Pills

SlimKick Chilli Daytime Slimming Pills review

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SlimKick Chilli Slimming Pills are an over the counter weight loss supplement meant for female dieters to use to help them to reduce their fat levels more easily than they would be able to achieve on their own. These pills come in forms for both the day and the night that can be used either on their own or in combination for a full 24 hour effect. The marketers recommend using both products in order to be able to experience the most complete benefit. For the purposes of this review, however, the spotlight will be on the daytime version, alone.

At the time that this review was written, the official website for the product was listing one bottle of SlimKick Chilli Slimming Pills for $67. However, at the same time, it was being offered on that site for a sale price of 25% off, which came to a total of $51 per month’s supply. However, as affordable as that might sound, it is only a good value if the product actually lives up to its manufacturers’ claims and provides the safe and easy weight loss that it suggests is possible.

To discover this, the first step is to look at the ingredients that make up the formula. In this case, the daytime formulation includes: caffeine, green tea extract, L-carnitine, L-tartrate, cayenne extract, niacin (vitamin B3), and black pepper extract. To take this capsule, the directions on the website recommend that one to two of the product be taken on an empty stomach before eating breakfast. It doesn’t say specifically how much time needs to pass between swallowing the pills and being allowed to start eating. This is the only time in which the daytime pills should be taken.

The website does caution potential users that the product contains caffeine. It also warns them that as it is a thermogenic product, it could cause a rise in body temperature and recommends that the user drinks a lot of water. This is because thermogenesis can increase the risk of dehydration in dieters. These are some responsible warnings and recommendations that many companies fail to make when they sell products within this category.

Some of these ingredients do have some clinical evidence to show that they can support faster weight loss. Without knowing the specific quantities of these ingredients, it is impossible to know how effective they might be or what kind of side effects can be expected. That said it is likely that some improvement in weight loss will occur and that the same side effects expected from taking other powerful stimulants will result from its use.