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Hoodiadrene Review


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Hoodiadrene is a form of diet supplement that is made of the very popular and yet unproven extract of hoodia gordonii. In this case, however, it is combined with a fat burning formulation that is called Z Plex.

Although most evidence https://nccih.nih.gov/health/hoodia at the moment suggests that hoodia diet pills don’t have much to offer dieters, it is only fair to examine the manufacturer and the formula further to give this product a chance as it may be worth a try despite the fact that its name links it to more hype than substance.

Manufactured in the United States

These pills are manufactured by a large supplement producer called Newton Everett Biotech, which is headquartered in Scottsdale, Arizona. It is distributed by another large company, called Biovea.

Although hoodia based products are typically marketed as being appetite suppressants, first, in this case, the supplement is said to be a powerful thermogenic formulated for both men and women. Other benefits that Hoodiadrene supposedly delivers include:

  • Fat burning
  • Appetite suppression
  • Increased energy and strength
  • Improved muscle tone
  • No dangerous side effects

Thermogenic Formula – Hoodiadrene Ingredients

When this Hoodiadrene review was written, this diet pill’s formula was composed of the following ingredients:

  • Vitamin C
  • Vitamin B6
  • Pantothenic Acid
  • Magnesium
  • Hoodia Gordonii

It also contained a Z-Plex Blend:

  • Ginger
  • Quercetin
  • Cocoa
  • Yerba Mate
  • Extract
  • DL-Methionine
  • Grape Seed Extract
  • Advantra Z® Citrus Aurantium
  • N-Acetyl L-Tyrosine
  • Fisetin
  • DMAE Bitartrate

Thermogenic diet pills are said to function by increasing the body temperature so that more calories can be burned off as heat instead. This can give a small boost to the fat burning of an inactive dieter or can help to considerably increase the fat burner of someone who exercises while using the product – particularly when using cardiovascular exercise.

This does, however, also suggest that Hoodiadrene – like all thermogenics – will be associated with some uncomfortable side effects, despite the fact that the website advertises that there are no dangerous side effects associated with this product.

Unpleasant Side Effects are Possible

Even though the manufacturer claims that there are no dangerous side effects, this doesn’t mean that you can’t experience adverse effects when taking Hoodiadrene. The reason is that it contains both synephrine (a natural stimulant found in citrus aurantium) and caffeine (found in yerba mate). Combined, synephrine can boost the effects (both good and bad) of caffeine. As such, this could mean an increased risk of experiencing:

  • Jitters
  • Restlessness
  • Anxiety
  • Nervousness
  • Headache
  • Digestive upset
  • Rapid heartbeat
  • Insomnia

The risk of experiencing these negative side effects is higher in individuals who are sensitive to these stimulant ingredients and for those who take other supplements, medications or foods or beverages that contain stimulants with Hoodiadrene.

What’s more, according to the directions on the package for Hoodiadrene, the first 10 days require the product to be taken 3 times per day, with 3 capsules taken about 30 minutes prior to each meal (for a total of 9 capsules per day). After that time, as long as this amount has been tolerated well, the dose is reduced to 2 capsules taken 3 times per day with meals. However, in the case that the dieter feels that it was too strong for the first 10 days or they lost weight too quickly, they can take 1 capsule, 3 times per day.

Considering the claims that the distributor made that there are no strong side effects connected with its use, it is interesting that the instructions provide a recommendation in the case that the product’s effects are too strong.

Final Thoughts

The conflicting nature of the information provided about Hoodiadrene makes it a good idea to avoid it and choose a more reliable product for weight loss, instead.

Of course, if you should decide that Hoodiadrene has a formula that you feel could be of benefit to your weight loss goals, remember that although its formula has not been proven effective for weight loss, to obtain the most benefit that this diet pill has to offer, it is best to combine it with diet and exercise.

Additionally, do not forget that speaking with your doctor is always wise before beginning any new dietary supplement. This is of particular importance if you are pregnant, nursing, planning on becoming pregnant, have a known medical condition or are currently taking medications or other herbal supplements to treat a health problem.

ReActive T5 Super Strength review

Re:Active T5 Super Strength

ReActive T5 Super Strength review

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Re:Active T5 Super Strength is a nonprescription weight loss pill that is designed to help a dieter to be able to shed excess fat in a way that will be more efficient than they would be capable of achieving if they were to rely exclusively on exercise and dietary changes.

According to the official webpage for this product, on the DesirableBody website, this product works by increasing the rate of fat burning while exercising, and by regulating the metabolism and energy levels in the body.

In order to understand whether or not this product has the potential of actually working as well as it claims, and to know that it will be safe for an individual to use, it is important to look at the ingredients and to speak to a doctor before purchasing these pills and especially before taking them.

At the time that this review was written, the official webpage for the product provided not only a complete list of the ingredients that make up the product, but it also identified exactly how much of each substance could be found in the complete formula. The ingredients were as followed: caffeine, L-tyrosine, naringin, L-tryptophan, bitter orange powder, green tea extract, pyridoxine hydrochloride, and magnesium stearate.

At first glance, it becomes clear that this product is heavily reliant on stimulants in order to be able to produce the benefits that it claims. Though stimulants can, indeed, help to temporarily increase the metabolic rate, speed up fat burning associated with cardio exercising, and it can certainly increase energy levels, they are also notorious for producing side effects among many dieters.

In this case, the stimulant levels are actually quite high, as the caffeine, alone, is included at a level that is about the same as a cup and a half of coffee, and it is far from the only stimulant in this product. That amount of caffeine, taken at once, can cause jitters, anxiety, heart palpitations, increased blood pressure, headache, and other side effects. Even among coffee drinkers, some people struggle with this level of caffeine in a pill as it is not sipped gradually over time, but is taken all at once. Moreover, it is not the only stimulant.

Green tea contains some caffeine, and bitter orange powder is a very powerful stimulant that contains synephrine. It is powerful enough that the FDA (the U.S. Food and Drug Administration) has released a consumer warning that cautions people against using it because it can produce potentially dangerous effects in some people.

Hydroxycut Hardcore Elite review

Hydroxycut Hardcore Elite

Hydroxycut Hardcore Elite review

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Hydroxycut Hardcore Elite is a nonprescription weight loss pill that is among many with similar names by this brand. It claims to provide “powerful weight loss” through enhanced focus, energy, and “super-thermogenesis”.

As this product contains a high level of stimulants, it is a very good idea for dieters to speak with their doctors before beginning its use. It is not appropriate for everyone, and its stimulant content will cause many dieters to experience side effects such as nervousness, shakes and tremors, higher blood pressure, a rapid heartbeat, heart palpitations, sleep struggles, and others. To the credit of the manufacturer, this site does caution users that everyone has a different tolerance level to stimulants, so this product should be taken with care and it is not right for all dieters.

Though the marketing does not say so specifically, the wording and images on the official webpage suggest that it is meant primarily for male dieters. While the website claims to have conducted two studies on the ingredients within this formula, the lack of information about the study does not suggest that it was conducted by anyone outside of MuscleTech (the company behind the Hydroxycut brand) and it doesn’t identify the number of people who were involved, so it is unclear as to whether or not it was enough to show that it is both safe and effective.

The ingredients within the Hydroxycut Hardcore Elite formula include: caffeine anhydrous (270 mg), green coffee extract, coleus extract, L-theanine, cocoa extract, and yohimbe extract. There are stimulants in several of these ingredients and the amount of caffeine, alone, is already the equivalent to more than 2 cups of coffee. Considering that this is taken all at once instead of being sipped throughout the day, this indicates that there is a high chance that many dieters will, indeed, suffer from the types of side effects mentioned above.

That said, if taken in advance of a cardio workout, many dieters will be able to burn fat more quickly and easily than they would with exercise alone, and the added energy could give exercisers a boost to help them to power through workouts more effectively, without suffering from fatigue that could drain their motivation.

Therefore, for the dieters who have a high stimulant tolerance, this could be helpful alongside their cardio workouts. However, Hydroxycut Hardcore Elite should be taken with care in order to ensure that the benefits will outweigh potential drawbacks.

8-FX review


8-FX review

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8-FX is an over-the-counter (OTC) diet pill, which means that it does not require a doctor’s prescription in order for you to obtain it. It is manufactured by MRI (Medial Research Institute), a company that is well known for developing an extensive variety of bodybuilding and fat burning products.

There are not many details that can be found about 8-FX online. However, the name of the product was likely selected due to the fact that the claim related to the product is that it has 8 different benefits that help to encourage weight loss. The eight different benefits are:

• Boosting the body’s metabolism
• Improving mental focus and alertness
• Promoting fat oxidation
• Stimulating the process of breaking down fat mediated by cAMP
• Helping to raise the body’s energy levels
• Encouraging thermogenesis by increasing norepinephrine (noradrenaline) levels
• Enhancing thyroid activity to ensure it is functioning at optimal levels
• Supports overall mood

The claim is that these effects are based on a formulation that was developed after what was said to be significant clinical research. Be that as it may, there is no specific reference to any research or clinical studies that would back up this claim.

However, even though scientific evidence is lacking to provide support, users of this product have provided both positive and negative feedback about it on several sites that have sold/sell it. Those who were pleased with the OTC diet pill liked that that formula included the patented ingredient Chromulin, which is another type of chromium.

As for negative feedback, there is no proof that chromium can help cause weight loss when it is taken in the form of a supplement. In addition, the product has been linked to unpleasant side effects. For instance, it has high levels of stimulants. This can cause issues such as anxiety, insomnia, jitters, mood changes, headache, digestive upset, etc. It also contains wheat flour, which could be problematic for individuals who are allergic to this ingredient.

While MRI does appear to have a webpage at the time this review was written, 8-FX was not listed among its products that it has for sale on its website. This may be an indication that the product is no longer being produced. That being said, it is possible to still find this product online for sale on sites such as eBay.

Nevertheless, should you be interested in trying 8-FX or any of MRI’s other formulas it is highly recommended that you first consult with your healthcare provider.

CardiaShred review


CardiaShred review

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CardiaShred is a diet pill that is marketed not only as being able to help a dieter to lose weight, but also to encourage better heart health. It is targeted toward bodybuilders and athletes, primarily, but also to those who are seeking to decrease their body weight for health purposes. From the look of the images that are presented on the site, it looks as though this is a product that is geared specifically toward men.

This weight loss pill was created by a company called Heüer M.D. Research. Its CEO is Harv Heuer, M.D., who also formulated CardiaShred. The product states that it contributes to weight loss, energy, calorie burning, lean muscle, and heart health. It also boasts a very long list of 32 active ingredients.

At the time that this review was written, a complete list of all of those ingredients could not be located on the website. What could be found was a partial list in several places, including creatinol-o-phosphate, caffeine, green tea (EGCG), ciassus quadrangularis (CQR-300), citrus aurantium (Advantra Z), fish source omega-3, and yohimbe.

Even among the ingredients that are listed, there are a number of red flags that should rapidly raise. If you take this list to your doctor, the odds are that he or she would discourage you from using this product. The reason is that it contains an ingredient (citrus aurantium) against which the U.S. government has released a warning due to the potentially dangerous side effects that it can produce. Moreover, that ingredient, which is a stimulant, is combined with a number of other stimulants, including caffeine, green tea, and yohimbe. Moreover, Yohimbine has been found to be potentially unsafe to be taken orally as it has been associated with severe side effects such as seizure, kidney failure, irregular or rapid heartbeat and heart attack.

Due to the nature of the ingredients, it is surprising that it was created by a medical doctor, as the risk of side effects connected with these substances is quite high. This risk is even greater for people who have sensitivities to stimulants or who have cardiovascular issues or heart disease.

The price for this product is on the high side of the normal range when compared to competing products that have similar types of ingredients. On the official website, it is being sold for $49.99.

It is highly recommended that a doctor be consulted before taking these pills.