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Solaray Yerba Mate review

Solaray Yerba Mate

Solaray Yerba Mate review

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Solaray Yerba Mate is an over the counter diet supplement. It is designed around a single active ingredient. That substance has spent a great deal of time in the media spotlight over the last little while. That said, it’s important to recognize that media hype and scientific study are not the same thing.

While the media attention did help Solaray Yerba Mate to stand out in the weight loss industry, it takes more than that to prove that it is safe and effective. Therefore, if you are considering this product, it’s a good idea to talk about it with your doctor and then do your own research into yerba mate, the active ingredient about which it has made all its promises.

Yerba mate is a type of plant extract that contains a significant amount of caffeine. In fact, it is for its content of that stimulant that it is most frequently used in diet pill formulations. Besides the caffeine in this ingredient, there has yet to be anything about it that has been proven to have a direct connection between its use in supplements and weight loss. At the time of the writing of this review, a reputable study published in a peer reviewed medical journal could not be found indicating that yerba mate had any relationship with weight loss outside its caffeine content.

This suggests that any pill based exclusively on yerba mate may not be anything more than a glorified caffeine pill with a higher price tag. And yet, this doesn’t mean that there isn’t anything to its use. There are people who credit their ability to lose weight to products that include this ingredient.

Moreover, the benefits of caffeine itself should not be ignored. That substance has been associated not only with energy boosting – which can be very important to keeping up motivation as well as maintaining positive performance while exercising – but it may also boost the metabolism for faster fat burning and it may reduce the appetites of some dieters, making it easier to cut back on calories.

Still, caffeine has also been associated with unwanted side effects when taken in large doses. These side effects can include jitters, anxiety, heart palpitations, increased heart rate, elevated blood pressure and nausea. This can worsen if this product is combined with the use of other foods or beverages that contain caffeine, such as coffee, tea, some sodas or chocolate.

CLA Thermo review

CLA Thermo

CLA Thermo review

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CLA Thermo is a non-prescription fat burner pill that is made in the U.K. by a company called Ultimate Sports Nutrition (also frequently referred to as simply USN). This product is one of a number that fall under its weight control category, and it is also only one of several that use CLA as an ingredient and within the name of the product, itself.

CLA is a substance with the full name of conjugated linoleic acid (CLA). According to the official webpage for the product on the manufacturer’s website, the ingredient is naturally sourced. This is more than possible as it is a substance that is found quite readily in many kinds of food, such as turkey, some dairy, and beef.

This substance has been studied for a number of reasons, including as an ingredient that may be helpful for weight loss. At the moment, the research evidence supporting the use of CLA for weight loss is still in its preliminary phases, but it does look promising. It should not yet be considered to be conclusive, but even this start into scientific testing is better than many of the other ingredients that are currently found in the nonprescription diet pill market at the moment.

That said, there are several other ingredients that make up the complete CLA Thermo formula. At the time that this review was written, the other substances beyond conjugated linoleic acid, that made up these pills included: green tea, cocoa, rhodiola rosea, and yerba mate.

The website also took the opportunity to point out that the amount of caffeine that results from these ingredients, per soft gel capsule, is 41 mg. That is around half of the caffeine content of a relatively weak cup of coffee. Since one capsule is to be taken two to three times per day, it will more than likely be easy for the majority of users to avoid experiencing side effects from the stimulant. There may still be some with stimulant sensitivities who could feel that the stimulant level in these pills is problematic, but in all likelihood, those will be very few.

Equally, because of the low stimulant level, which protects many users from experiencing side effects, it also means that the actual thermogenic response for which the product has been named will be notably reduced. Overall, out of that formula, there isn’t really enough of anything aside from the CLA to make much of a difference. Even the green tea is used in lower doses than successful studies had used.

CLA Thermo may help to provide a fat burning boost, but if it does, it will likely be very mild, potentially to the point that the average dieter wouldn’t notice it.

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.

Xedra-Cut Slim Packs review

Xedra-Cut Slim Packs

Xedra-Cut Slim Packs review

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Xedra-Cut Slim Packs are a new type of weight loss product that has been released by the USN brand. It is a recreation of a product that they had previously called Xedra-Cut Lava Sticks. The concept behind the two product is similar, as is their shape, but they have now been reformulated to include slightly different ingredients, and have had their name replaced in order to reflect that change.

The product is available without a prescription and has been created in order to assist people who are trying to reduce their waistlines. It is meant to help them in dropping their unwanted fat without needing as much time and effort as they would otherwise have required on their own. Its design is such that it can be added to a liquid so that the user can drink it once it has dissolved. Many people struggle to be able to swallow pills and find this type of format more appealing.

The official webpage that was created for Xedra-Cut Slim Packs claims that this diet supplement functions by increasing the metabolic rate and heightening an individual’s energy levels, while maintaining a “normal macronutrient metabolism” and supporting “normal” levels of glucose within the bloodstream.

At the time in which this review was being created, the official website for this product was selling it for about $50 (£29.99). The package directions recommend that users of this product take it between two and three times per day. The first should be a half hour before either breakfast or a workout at that time. If a user were to choose the minimum usage that was recommended (twice per day) it would mean that this product would cost $150 per month. That figure spikes to $250 per month if the maximum recommended usage is followed.

It is quite evident that the average dieter would find Xedra-Cut Slim Packs to be cost prohibitive as the average diet runs for several months and it would be easy for this product to tally up a total of thousands of dollars in a short period of time. Even if it does work well, that is more expensive than what most people can afford.

The ingredients that make up this product are: Garcinia Cambogia, Fucoxanthin, 5-HTP, L-Carnitine Fumarate, Natural Caffeine, Green tea, Bitter Orange, Evodia Rutaecarpa, Yerba Mate, N-acetyl-Ltyrosine, Glucuronolactone. The total caffeine in this product is 125 mg.

That said, it also contains synephrine (in the bitter orange), which is also a stimulant and it is one against which the FDA has released a health warning. It can lead to dangerous side effects and should be avoided.

There is very little that would make this product an appropriate recommendation for most dieters.

Dare to Bare review

Dare to Bare

Dare to Bare review

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Dare to Bare is a nonprescription weight loss supplement that was created by a company called Shine Tanning and Beauty, Ltd. The marketing for this product is designed to appeal to female dieters and its official website has been created to give a bright, girlie kind of impression, based primarily on a vibrant shade of pink. That said, as cutesy and appealing as the advertising may seem to some, it should not be considered to be the most important factor when it comes to deciding whether or not this product could actually work. It is very important to look inside the bottle and not just at the packaging and marketing literature.

After having consulted with a doctor about Dare to Bare or any other diet pill, the next step is to look at the ingredients list in order to find out what substances make up the formula and to research each of them to find out if they have been studied by the medical community to show that they are effective for weight loss and that they are safe to use.

At the time that this review was written, the list of ingredients within the product was provided, though it did not reveal how much of each ingredient could be found within each pill. The ingredients listed included yerba mate, gota kola, ginseng, green tea, caffeine, and lecithin. These substances are supposed to make weight loss faster for the dieter, by boosting her energy levels, increasing the metabolic rate, and reducing body fat.

What is clear by looking at that list is that this formula is based almost exclusively on stimulants. Out of the six ingredients in each pill, four of them contain a stimulant of some form and in some level. This is made problematic by the fact that the quantity of the ingredients is not revealed as it makes it impossible for a dieter to determine whether or not the level of the stimulants would place him or her at risk of common side effects such as anxiety, shakiness, muscle tension, sleep struggles, and other issues.

For this reason, it becomes quite difficult to be able to come up with a reason to recommend Dare to Bare to a dieter over a number of other products within this category and that are marketed with a great deal more information for the consumer to use to inform him or herself.

Prescopodene review

Prescopodene

Prescopodene review

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Prescopodene is an over the counter weight loss supplement pill that has been designed to assist dieters in their effort to drop their excess pounds more easily and rapidly than would be possible with diet and exercise alone. The official website lists three different company names behind this product. These are Drop Down Ltd, Fittiny Health Ltd. and JC Arnica Corp.

When looking into those companies, JC Arnica Corp is a business based in Panama that has locations in the United States, New Zealand, Australia, Panama, Philippines, Canada, Romania, and the United Kingdom. This was the only company among the three for which an official website could be found. The Prescopodene diet pill is listed among the products it produces, on that official website, as well as on the pill’s own official website.

Fittiny Health Ltd. is a company based in the United Kingdom. It was first registered on February 8, 2013. Drop Down Ltd. is also registered in the United Kingdom and was created on the same day as Fittiny Health, though their addresses are entirely different. Both Fittiny Health and Drop Down are currently registered as active but dormant.

Therefore, the information for this review was gleaned from the official Prescopodene website, as well as the official website of JC Arnica Corp. Typically, after speaking with a doctor, the first step in reviewing a diet pill is to look into its ingredients. What was interesting about this process in the case of Prescopodene is that the ingredients are listed differently on the official pill website and the official manufacturer’s website.

The pill’s website lists the ingredients as being: green tea, grape seed extract, vitamin C and B6, quercetin, magnesium, L-tyrosine, hordenine, octopamine, tyramine, ginger root, and pantothenic acid.

On the other hand, the manufacturer’s website lists the ingredients as: green tea extract, DMAE, tyrosine, pyridoxine HCP, yerba mate, vitamin C, magnesium, pantothenic acid, ginger root, grape seed extract, cocoa extract, and Avantra Z.

Oddly, neither one of those lists is all that impressive, as there is only one ingredient on both lists – the green tea – that has any substantial scientific or medical evidence to suggest that it will produce the outcomes that it promises. That said, the list on the pill’s site is favorable to that of the manufacturer’s site, if only because it does not contain Avantra Z, which is made from bitter orange (citrus aurantium). That substance contains synephrine, against which the FDA has released a consumer safety warning.

It is notable that the official website of the manufacturer said that this product was created with “extensive testing and landmark clinical trials,” but it did not provide any of the details of that research.

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.

Zotrim reviews

Zotrim

Zotrim reviews

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Zotrim is an over the counter diet supplement that is made up of a three ingredient formula that is designed to make weight loss faster and easier. These ingredients are all natural extracts, which the manufacturer markets as being a notable feature. There are a number of different claims made by the manufacturer regarding the types of effects that this product will have that will help with dieting.

The official Zotrim website lists a great deal of information to try to explain the ways in which it works, what it contains, and its purpose. The primary claims are that it is a metabolism booster, an appetite suppressant, and a fat burner. Essentially, it claims that a dieter will feel fuller faster and longer, while burning calories more effectively. To achieve this, the product would require an extremely powerful formula.

The ingredients that make up the Zotrim formula are: yerba mate, damiana leaf extract, and guarana seed extract. The first ingredient is extremely common in weight loss supplements. It is from a south American plant that is believed to have powerful antioxidant properties. Though some limited studies have shown that this substance can help in weight loss, many over the counter supplements that contain the ingredient fail to combine it with damiana leaf extract, which – according to the research – is required in order to produce positive weight loss results.

Unlike some of its competitors, Zotrim has actually included both yerba mate and damiana leaf extract in its formulation, which is quite promising. Together, they help to prevent fat cells from building up in the body. Therefore, while the dieter will still need to focus on exercising and reducing calorie intake every day, by taking this product – assuming that it contains the ingredients in adequate quantities – it has the potential to encourage faster fat burning.

Guarana see extract is also very popular in nonprescription weight loss supplements. It is also sometimes found in energy drinks because it is a very powerful stimulant. Though this can bring about a temporary increase in the metabolic rate which may be helpful when combined with cardio exercise, it also comes with the risk of a long list of different side effects, ranging from jitters and shakes to headaches, nausea, increased blood pressure, heart palpitations, and others.

The official website for Zotrim is very open about the risk of side effects and makes recommendations regarding starting on a lower dose and building up as the body becomes accustomed to the effects. Although the risk of side effects is an unpleasant one, this is a notable and responsible effort by the manufacturer to ensure that its product reaches the right people.

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.

system-six diet pills

System-Six

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System-Six, created by Irwin Naturals, is one of those odd weight loss pills that is mentioned in many different places online, but isn’t actually all that easy to find in terms of actually making a purchase. This is just one of the reasons that makes it important for you to get to know whether or not it will be worth your while to try to hunt it down and buy a bottle for yourself. Also called Diet System 6 and a handful of other names, it has become available at a selection of websites under its various names for approximately ten dollars for thirty pills.

Upon reading the marketing materials for System-Six, it doesn’t seem to offer much in terms of unique benefits when compared to other diet pills which may be less expensive and easier to procure. Its claims are that while you build your overall body muscle, you will also burn away excess fat and will have help doing it through a notable energy boost.

According to an online herbal remedie store that sells System-Six, these diet pills contain the following primary ingredients: St. John’s Wort Extract, Advantra-Z Citrus Aurantium Extract, Guarana, Yerba Mate, 5-HTP, Betaine, Chromium Picolinate, Garcinia Cambogia, Cayenne, Ginger Root, L-Carnitine, L-Tyrosine, Green Tea Extract, Spirulina, Kola Nut Extract and Bioperine.

Sytem-Six diet pills contain a few ingredients that are known to aid weight loss. For example, citrus aurantium, guarana, yerba mate, garcinia cambogia and green tea extract are all used to enhance metabolism, which is beneficial when you are trying to lose weight. These ingredients are very common in other non-prescription diet pills.

Overall, System-Six diet pills may be beneficial in helping your body burn more fat and they may even noticeably decrease appetite, however positive customer reviews are hard to come by. One of the major drawbacks of taking these diet pills is the shear amount you need to take. It is recommended that you take up to 6 capsules with every meal. If you eat three meals a day then you will be taking 18 pills a day, which seems excessive. At this rate, you will be taking a bottle of pills (130 gelcaps) every week and this can get expensive since it retails at approximately $20 for a bottle.

Though Irwin Naturals does have an official webpage, System-Six doesn’t seem to have its own official site or page, which is odd as it does seem that the drug is still being manufactured and made available elsewhere for sale.