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Dexaprine review

Dexaprine

Dexaprine review

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Dexaprine is an over the counter diet pill that has been designed to provide dieters with appetite suppression at the same time as it increases their energy levels. While the website remains highly enthusiastic about its benefits, it should be noted that these pills have been the center of a considerable amount of controversy as a result of claims from some users that there have been strong side effects associated with its use.

Before using Dexaprine, it is recommended that a doctor be consulted and that the potential user take a closer look at the ingredients. The reason is that this may not be appropriate for all users and it is a good idea to know that it will be safe, effective, and provide the expected results before spending the money or placing health at risk.

When investigating the formula, each of the ingredients should be carefully examined. When looking at the formula that currently makes up Dexaprine, the good news is that the ingredient that had previously been included in the formula and that was associated with powerful or even dangerous side effects has been removed. That ingredient has been banned in the United States, Canada, the U.K., and New Zealand, among others.

The new formulation of Dexaprine contains only ingredients that are legal in all of those countries. It contains: caffeine, green tea extract, acacia rigidula extract, and citrus aurantium. For anyone who is familiar with ingredients that are commonly found in the over the counter weight loss pill industry, the problems with this new formula should be easy to spot. For one thing, three quarters of its ingredients contain stimulants, two of which are very powerful. This, on its own, can cause side effects that are uncomfortable for many users.

However, the biggest problem that can be seen with this formula is that it contains citrus aurantium. That substance – also known as bitter orange – contains synephrine, which is a substance that can be dangerous for many users and can lead to severe side effects such as an increased risk of heart attack and stroke. That risk only increases when it is combined with caffeine, which Dexaprine also contains. The potential for an adverse reaction is strong enough that the FDA has released a warning to dieters not to use products that contain synephrine.

For this reason it would be difficult to think of a reason to recommend this product.

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.

Xenamine review

Xenamine

Xenamine review

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Xenamine is a nonprescription weight loss supplement that is manufactured by a small company that is known as InnerVital. The official website for this product refers to these diet pills as fat burners and says that they will burn fat more quickly than any other supplement on the market. It also allegedly provides appetite suppression and metabolism boosting, though at the time that this review was written, the official website didn’t cite any medical studies that would indicate that there is any scientific research to support those claims.

That said, just because a product hasn’t been researched as a whole, it doesn’t mean that it won’t work. Therefore, after consulting a doctor, it is recommended that anyone considering the use of this product actually look into the ingredients and the research that has been conducted on them either together or individually. It is best to look for studies that are conducted by independent and reputable organizations, such as universities, that have not received funding by companies that stand to gain by positive results.

At the time that this review was written, the ingredients in Xenamine, which were listed on the official website, included: chromium, caffeine anhydrous, and a proprietary blend of hoodia cactus powder, caralluma fimbriata extract, glucomannan, green tea extract, theobromine, guarana, cha de bugre, maca extract, L-theanine, banaba, pomegranate powder, and gugglesterone.

At first glance, it is easy to see that a great deal of the results that are produced by this product are based on stimulants. There are several stimulant ingredients in this formulation. This doesn’t necessarily mean that it isn’t a good product, but it could cause unwanted side effects in many dieters. Moreover, it should also be noted that several of the ingredients in this list are not at all scientifically proven but are successful at the moment exclusively due to media hype. This does not say much about the ability of the Xenamine company to select proper safe and effective weight loss supporting ingredients other than the interest of that business in making money from consumers who have not done their homework when looking into their diet pills.

Finally, it should be noted that with a list of ingredients as long as this one, even if the substances that were chosen were each shown to be effective by research – which many of these have not – there still may not be enough to actually produce the type of effect that is being promised. For example, this proprietary blend is made up of a total of 992mg. Since studies showing that green tea extract successfully for weight loss used 500mg, and as it is fourth ingredient on the list, it is mathematically impossible for the manufacturers to have used enough of that ingredient to match the type of results that were experienced in the reputable research.

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.

ZendaSlim review

ZendaSlim

ZendaSlim review

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ZendaSlim is an over the counter weight loss pill that has been formulated to make it easier for dieters to be able to reduce their fat levels in a way that is faster and easier than diet and exercise alone. This is an exceptionally common claim in the health and wellness industry, so it is important to investigate a product that makes this type of promise, before actually purchasing it and starting to use it.

The official website for these diet pills has underscored the idea that it is “doctor endorsed and recommended.” At the time of this review, there was, indeed, one doctor’s name that could be found on the website in the form of an endorser of ZendaSlim. What was interesting about this individual’s endorsement, at the time of the writing of this review, was that the picture of the doctor who was supposed to have been the endorser is not the same as the image of the man that is linked to the endorsement page. It is unknown whether the link image is a generic photo simply to represent the idea of a doctor who would recommend the product, or whether this is someone else who has remained unnamed but who backs this pill. Either way, it doesn’t leave a feeling of confidence behind on the side of the viewer.

One positive note is that the website takes the additional step of providing a list of all of the ingredients contained within ZendaSlim, including references to studies that have to do with those various substances. The ingredients that make up this product include: Green Coffee Bean Extract, Green Tea Extract, African Mango Extract, Apple Cider Vinegar, Grapefruit, Caffeine, Acai Berry Extract, Resveratrol Extract, and Kelp.

While there are studies cited with respect to these ingredients, when actually looking at them, it is clear that many of them have a slim chance of actually providing any weight loss benefits to the dieter. Acai berry extract and resveratrol extract, for example, have been associated with some of the largest weight loss scams in the history of this category of the industry. Grapefruit has never been directly connected with fat loss. Green coffee bean extract and African mango extract are both greatly hyped ingredients that have never been adequately studied on human subjects for dieting purposes. All of their claims are unproven.

Caffeine and green tea extract are both supported by legitimate medical studies and can help to reduce the appetite, boost energy levels, and enhance fat burning.

Maxislim Day review

Maxislim Day

Maxislim Day review

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Maxislim Day is a nonprescription diet pill that is designed to help dieters to be able to lose weight and achieve easier weight maintenance. Although the official webpage for the product on the manufacturer’s website never specifically says that it is formulated for women, the images on the bottle make it clear that the female market is their target group. That manufacturer, a company called Health Arena, also claims that this product’s formula helps to improve fat burning, suppresses the appetite, and boosts the metabolism.

This is a common claim, but whether or not it actually lives up to it will help to make it easier to understand whether this product is worth its low price.

It should be recognized that Maxislim Day is only one of a number of weight loss products produced and sold by Health Arena, and it is one of a line of different products being sold under the Maxislim brand name. The formula was recently created to remove 5-HTP and caffeine, which are both substances that have considerable scientific evidence to support their weight loss benefits, and replace them with citrus aurantium, acai berry and chili powder.

This could be considered to be a rather confusing move by the company considering that citrus aurantium is a substance that contains synephrine, and the FDA has released a warning cautioning consumers against the use of anything that contains that substance. The reason is that it has been linked to a number of strong side effects that could be uncomfortable for some dieters and that could be downright dangerous for people who have certain health conditions. Moreover the next ingredient that was brought in, acai berry, is known to be associated with some of the largest weight loss product scams in the history of the industry as there is absolutely nothing about that ingredient that has ever been scientifically or clinically linked to speeding up weight loss. That said, the chili powder does contain capsicum, which can help to produce a thermogenic reaction in the body and speed up fat burning provided that its use is combined with cardio exercise.

The rest of the active ingredients that make up Maxislim Day include L-tyrosine powder, green tea extract, conjugated linoleic acid powder (CLA), guarana seed extract, black pepper extract, vitamin B6, cayenne powder, and chromium.

It should be recognized that guarana seed extract is a powerful stimulant and green tea extract also contains a stimulant (caffeine). This, particularly combined with the citrus aurantium, could lead to some unwanted side effects such as trembling, nervousness, sleeplessness, nausea, and others.

Thermoburn review

Thermoburn

Thermoburn review

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Thermoburn is a nonprescription diet pill that is geared directly toward male dieters. In this effort, it has targeted all of its marketing claims and benefits toward that specific market. As the name implies, the way that this product has been designed to promote weight loss is through thermogenesis.

That is a process in which the body raises its temperature and, in doing so, burns more calories and fats as a fuel in order to produce that heat. This can help to enhance the metabolic rate and achieve greater fat loss if it is combined with exercise and if it is powerful enough.

The product, itself, is manufactured by Muscle Lab. That company is a nutrition business that is based in the U.S. and that also produces a number of other products within the same overall category.

According to the official website for Thermoburn, the ingredients that make up the formula for this diet pill include: guarana, vitamin B6, green tea extract, caffeine anhydrous, and citrus aurantium. It is very clear to anyone with experience in diet pills that this product is primarily based on stimulants. In fact, the stimulants in this formula are high enough that it should likely raise some red flags for many dieters. Every single one of those substances, other than the vitamin B6 contains some form of stimulant. In the case of the guarana, caffeine anhydrous, and citrus aurantium, this represents quite powerful stimulants.

When these substances are combined, it means that there will be many people who will experience side effects that could range from quite mild to very uncomfortable. At this level, side effects could include anything and everything from sleeplessness to jitters, from heart palpitations to a rapid heartbeat and a rise in blood pressure, from anxiety to nausea, and from diarrhea to constipation. There are many other side effects associated with the high use of stimulants, as well, and dieters should be aware of them before taking a product such as this one.

In fact, it is highly recommended that anyone who intends to use Thermoburn first speak with his doctor. The reason is that it is not only wise to do this before taking any diet pill, but in the case of these particular pills, there could be a risk that they could conflict with a medical condition or cause problems with drugs or even other supplements that are already being taken or that could be taken throughout the use of this diet pill.

NatureWise Raspberry Ketones Plus reviews

NatureWise Raspberry Ketones Plus

NatureWise Raspberry Ketones Plus reviews

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NatureWise Raspberry Ketones Plus is a diet pill that is available without a prescription and that uses one of the ingredients with the greatest hype in this industry to help to sell itself and to produce the results that it claims to provide.

This is a formula that is meant to be taken every day, either before or after meals. Raspberry ketones aren’t the only ingredient in this formula that are associated with a great deal of hype. In fact, this product contains a range of different substances that have been near the top of the “hot” list of ingredients in this industry, regardless of whether or not they have been studied or proven to work.

Among the ingredients that make up the NatureWise Raspberry Ketones Plus formula are: African Mango Extract, Acai Berry Fruit Extract, Green Tea Extract, Resveratrol, Apple Cider, Vinegar, Kelp, Grapefruit Extract, and Raspberry Ketones.

Its official advertising claims that NatureWise Raspberry Ketones Plus is a formula that will act as a fat burner, as well as an appetite suppressant and an Adiponectin (hormone) regulator. It promises to help dieters to be able to break down their body fat at a more rapid pace than they would be able to achieve on their own.

The marketing explains that fillers and binders are not included among the ingredients in this product, which can be appreciated by many dieters. When examining the active ingredients in this product, it is clear that there are some that have been studied with some positive results in the weight loss sector – such as green tea extract (assuming that it has been used in adequate quantities) and there are some that have been associated with scams and fraudulent claims, such as acai berry fruit extract and resveratrol. Those two substances, when it comes to weight loss, have not been proven to do anything. They can be healthy supplements, but while it is nice that they will help to contribute to overall health, that is not necessarily the purpose of this product and their inclusion shouldn’t be mistaken for anything beneficial in terms of body fat reduction.

One positive note about this product is that regardless of whether or not it has any weight loss benefits at all, it does appear to have some healthy potential advantages, including the fact that it contains antioxidants and other healthy nutrients, and it contains some substances that could help to lower bad cholesterol levels.

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.

SlimTone Now review

SlimTone Now

SlimTone Now review

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SlimTone Now is, according to its manufacturers, a nonprescription weight loss product that is made up of a number of different ingredients that have been clinically proven. It is geared specifically toward people who will be following the SlimTone Easy Weight Loss System and who will be using the pills produced by this company in order to help them to achieve the best possible results. This product is meant to help to promote faster and easier weight loss through appetite suppression and thermogenesis.

The SlimTone Now pills are sold at a competitive price and come with the benefit that the program recommends that they be combined with exercise as a part of an overall routine. This is an element that is often lacking in the recommendations of diet pills, and it is very important not only for achieving the fastest possible weight loss, but also in making sure that the weight won’t come back on, because healthy lifestyle patterns will have been established throughout the dieting process.

Although the product itself has not undergone any clinical trials, at the time of this review, the majority of the ingredients had been studied in some capacity. In fact, the official website for the product does actually take the step of including a summary and reference to these studies so that they can be reviewed by the dieter.

The downside, on the other hand, is that many consumer reviews have indicated that the routine can be quite complex and that many of them struggled to be able to keep it up. Moreover, when perusing the list of ingredients, it becomes clear very quickly that the product is made up of a number of strong stimulants. This means that there is a chance that many dieters will experience side effects that are associated with those stimulants, such as jitters, sleep struggles, headache, and anxiety.

Though the website does provide a great deal of information, much of it is also written in scientific language and jargon. For the average dieter, much of this would not be easy to understand.

Although green tea extract is the primary ingredient in SlimTone now, and it is the center of many of the claims made about this product, it also contains a number of other substances which, like green tea, also contain caffeine. All of the active ingredients in this product include green tea extract, guarana, Conjugated Linoleic Acid (CLA), chromium chelate, L-tyrosine, Acetyl-L-Carnitine, Cocoa extract, Sea Weed extract, L-argenine, and L-Ornathine.