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BmiSmart I-Remove

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BmiSmart I-Remove ReviewBmiSmart I-Remove is an over the counter weight loss product made to provide dieters with support in reaching their weight loss goals. It is made of all natural ingredients and claims to use only substances that have been farmed in an environmentally conscious way.

The ingredients are all sourced from plants farmed in Asia and Europe, says the brand’s official website. Moreover, all the suppliers use farming methods that are environmentally conscious. The site’s explanation doesn’t extend any further to show what exactly that means, but it is certainly something that would appeal to many consumers. The various ingredients are obtained with leaves, fruits, roots and seeds from plants that are “grown in pristine regions” worldwide. Again, it does not provide any specific detail regarding what that means, though they do indicate that every product undergoes rigorous safety and efficacy testing.

The website indicates that by taking this diet pill, a dieter could lose up to three times the amount of weight that they would have lost while unassisted. It is designed to function as a fat binder, which means that it is supposed to stop the body from being able to absorb the total amount of dietary fat the user consumes in his or her meals.

The product’s main ingredient is Litramine, which is a proprietary ingredient that combines prickly pear cactus with acacia. The combination produces a fiber complex that is meant to bind with dietary fat so that the molecule becomes too large for the body to absorb it. The amount of fat not absorbed by the body is then sent out with the rest of the body waste. The website claims that this product block up to 28.39 percent of fat from being absorbed. That said, it doesn’t appear to have any scientific proof that its use actually leads to weight loss in humans. A large study published in a peer reviewed medical journal that would link the use of Litramine with meaningful weight loss could not be found at the time this review was written.

Interestingly, the ingredients in BmiSmart I-Remove are listed as being opuntia ficus-indica (prickly pear) leaf extract and acacia group-gum as well as gamma-cyclodextrin. The natural ingredients in this product are clearly from the gum of a plant and the leaf of a plant. It is unclear as to why the marketing for this product also suggests that it uses fruit, roots and seeds, when it does not.

Proactol Reviews

Proactol

Proactol Reviews

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Proactol is non-prescription weight loss pill that is advertised for its ability to bind to fats. The claims from the marketers and the manufacturers are that eaten calories can be decreased by up to 28 percent. Advertising for Proactol also claims that beyond its dieting benefits, it has also offered advantages such as a decrease in blood cholesterol level, improved joint flexibility, and a boost of energy. Sounds good, but is it too good to be true?

To better review Proactol, the ingredients list must be carefully examined. The primary ingredient is Neopuntia, which is a patented complex of fibers. Neopuntia comes from prickly pear, which is also called Opuntia Ficus-Indica cactus.

A study was performed on the patented Opuntia Ficus-Indica complex, called “Efficiency of Patented Fibre Complex from Opuntia ficus indica on Blood Lipids Parameters Considered as Risk Factors for Metabolic Syndrome (Syndrome X)”. It involved sixty eight women who had a body mass index (BMI) considered to be overweight to obese (25 to 40) and who had Metabolic Syndrome. The study was parallel double-blind, placebo-controlled and was mono-centric randomized. It was found that there was some impact on blood lipid (fat) levels and that it could therefore help in the reduction of risk of cardiovascular problems in overweight and patients. The study did not suggest that it is an effective drug for weight loss but did say that it may be an effective fat binder. This suggests that Proactol could have some potential, though further study would certainly be required before a definitive approval could be issued.

Currently on the official Proactol website, a bottle of 120 tablets is available for $89.95. A free toning belt comes with every order through that website. Depending on the desired results, the instructions from the drug direct users to take between 1 to 4 pills per meal. This means that one bottle can last anywhere from 30 to 120 days. Depending on the desired results, this can become quite costly for a drug that has yet to thoroughly prove its efficacy in weight loss. This being said, the official website is very informative and offers a 120 day money back guarantee from the manufacturer.

Though this product may work as a fat binder, there truly aren’t any unique ingredients that make Proactol different from other less expensive weight loss pills. In fact, you can buy Opuntia ficus-indica (the main ingredient) on its own for a fraction of the cost at most health food stores. The money back guarantee will provide some protection against dissatisfaction, but it may be a good idea to speak with a doctor to find out if there is an option that might offer more assured results.