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Monday, December 21, 2015

Homemade Obestrim

"Arexis Garcinia Rx: Proprietary formula that is suggested to coat the stomach lining to accelerate satiety and feelings of fullness, which helps to trick the brain into thinking it’s full. No evidence is presented to support these claims and no information is given to indicate what this formula contains!!!
Green Tea Extract: Extract that is derived from green tea leaves and said to be a potent source of antioxidants. It’s the catechins (GTC) that are considered to be beneficial for health and have weight loss properties. Does contain some caffeine and in high dosages may cause side effects in sensitive individuals.

1,3 Dimethylamylamine: Extracted from geranium and acts as a stimulant, also known as DMAA. Found to increase energy levels, maintain alertness and can cause euphoric sensations. Has been a prohibited substance in WADA (World Anti-Doping Agency) tested sports since 2010 and now under the watchful eye of the FDA.

Garcinia Cambogia Extract: Found in Asia and parts of Asia it looks similar to a tiny pumpkin and is a small fruit. Suggested to suppress appetite and promote increased fat burning thanks to it containing Hydroxycitric Acid (HCA). A study in 1998 has refuted the role of this herb to facilitate weight loss.

L-Carnitine: A popular ingredient that is in many supplements as it’s important for transporting fatty acids so they can be metabolised for energy. It’s been suggested that greater fat release can help to burn more fats. The evidence supporting weight loss is weak though.

Semnostachya Menglaensis: A rare plant indigenous to Mengla in the tropical rainforest in the south of Yunnan province, China. Suggested to boost metabolism and inhibit appetite but there is little known about this ingredient and even less clinical evidence that it works!

Lotus Leaf Extract: Grows in tropical regions of Asia and the Middle East and used for medicine for many centuries. Contains flavonoids and tannins, which are powerful antioxidants thought to promote weight loss and health. Recent research that combined Lotus Leaf with L-Carnitine may lead to fat loss through increased lipolysis and by encouraging fat cells to release more fat.

Konjac Root Fiber: Also known as glucomannan, this water soluble fibre can absorb many times its weight in water to help swell in your stomach. This can act to help you feel fuller, reducing appetite and so decrease food intake. There are potential side effects though and consumers should ensure they are well hydrated. There are studies that show positive weight loss results but require sufficient amount in to order to work.

Caralluma Frimbriata: Ancient plant commonly found in India that has been suggested to help control appetite. One small study has shown modest appetite suppressant qualities after taking 1 gram of this ingredient for 2 months. However, there is no indication of how much is included in Obestrim, but VERY UNLIKELY it contains this amount!