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11 Oct 2002 18:38 PDT
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What is your opinion on what supplements are the best in order to loose fat? I just need a honest opinion based on personal opinion and research work? I.E. Hydroxycut, but this did not work for me so what about a legal steroid called Winni V?
Answered By: cubist-ga on 12 Oct 2002 01:17 PDT
Hello, I strongly advise not to take any 'supplements' without consulting a doctor first. Certainly not steroids. They may be legal in the US, but not in other countries. Steroids are a class of drugs which are VERY unhealthy, they increase the risk of several serious illnesses. Once they are classified under the name 'Steroids', they are dangerous! There have been a lot of supplements that promise fat-loss, but most of them have not been tested on their effectiveness. Anyone can make such a product and promise you that you will loose weight with it. But, my doctor told me there are only 2 products that have been medically tested and work: The most important one is Xenical (or Orlistat, in Europe it is called that, maybe in the states it has another name), which reduces fat in a way that is not dangerous to your body. It prevents the fat from being absorbed by your body. It provides a healthy way of reducing fat. My girlfriend uses it and has lost 15 kilos in 6 months. The good thing is that it works rather slow, but is very effective, because after the cure, you don't regain the fat because you lost it in a natural way. It's like eating everything you wanted, but without any fat. Than there is another product, which I don't know the name of, that works in a whole other way. It prevents the hungry feeling people get, it is mainly used for people with unhealthy eating habits. You should only use that if you have a problem that is related to your mind rather than your body. It works in your brain like some drugs against alcoholism or drug misuse, it blocks some receptors in your brain that are related to the hunger-feeling. Here are some links that could help you out: obesity news: http://www.obesity-news.com/inuse.htm Xenical website: http://www.xenical.com/ buy Xenical online: www.buyingxenicalonline.com online pharmacy for slimmers http://www.slimmerspharmacy.com/ search terms used: xenical ://www.google.com/search?q=xenical&ie=ISO-8859-1&hl=nl&meta= weight loss ://www.google.com/search?hl=nl&ie=ISO-8859-1&q=weight+loss&meta= If this is not satisfactory, or you have any other questions, feel free to comment or ask clarification. Greetings, Cubist
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From: lancebowski-ga on 14 Oct 2002 16:02 PDT
I would try a green tea/caffeine combination to address fat loss / body weight maintenance (50 mg. caffeine + tea extract standardized at 25% catechins/3x day). The green tea product that has successfully undergone clinical trial is: "Exolise". It has been shown to increase thermogenesis by 40%, and to inhibit fat absorption by 30%. Exolise Blurb page: http://www.healthfromthesun.com/ArkphrmProdsFullPg.html Exolise store finder page: http://www.healthfromthesun.com/arkopharmaprods.html -------- Relevant studies: Chantre P, Lairon D. Recent findings of green tea extract AR25 (Exolise) and its activity for the treatment of obesity. Phytomedicine. 2002 Jan;9(1):3-8. PMID: 11924761 http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/htbin-post/Entrez/query?db=m&form=6&uid=11924761&Dopt=r&tool=EntrezLincDoc "...after three months, body weight was decreased by 4.6& and waist circumference by 4.48%." * * Dulloo, Duret, Rohrer, Giardier, Mensi, et.al. "Efficacy of a green tea extract rich in catechin polyphenols and caffeine in increasing 24-h energy expenditure and fat oxidation in humans" Am J Clin Nutr 70(6): 1040-5 http://www.ajcn.org/cgi/content/full/70/6/1040 [ "Taken together, the results of these in vitro studies of rat brown adipose tissue thermogenesis and in vivo studies of tea catechin bioavailability in humans suggest that the thermogenic effects of the green tea extract result, at least in part, from interactions between tea catechins, caffeine, and norepinephrine. The proposed mechanism is as follows: the catechins, by inhibiting COMT (and hence prolonging the life of norepinephrine in the synaptic cleft), and caffeine, by inhibiting phosphodiesterases (and hence prolonging the life of cAMP in the cell), result in an increase and more sustained effect of norepinephrine on thermogenesis." "Conclusions: Green tea has thermogenic properties and promotes fat oxidation beyond that explained by its caffeine content per se. The green tea extract may play a role in the control of body composition via sympathetic activation of thermogenesis, fat oxidation, or both." ] * * "Normal caffeine consumption: Influence on thermogenesis and daily energy expenditure in lean and postobese human volunteers" Dulloo, Geissler, Horton, Collins, Miller http://www.ajcn.org/cgi/content/abstract/49/1/44?ijkey=VqS00ZBUQPd8o --------- Additionally, tea polyphenols inhibit amylase (starch digesting enzyme), thus a rise in serum glucose is limited (craving for sweets/snack foods is reduced after a meal). http://www.smart-publications.com/articles/020717-greentea.html Green tea polyphenols also produce a myriad of positive health effects when consumed regularly. Green Tea Overview: http://bios7.tripod.com/bioblog/greenteablog.html#gre lancebowski-ga
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