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Diet supplements and diet products

There are literally thousands of diet products on the market today. From magic tablets that promise to shed the pounds to gel that you have to rub into your skin. diet-supplements-products

Some claims are so very bizarre but there are so many very desperate people out there, people that battle to follow any type of diet and people that have a medical condition called obesity, people who have ridden the waves of weight, up and down, people that have tried almost everything and found that few things work.

Some products contain sibutramine (an industrial chemical) others contain illegal drugs like amphetamines, that are very addictive, some products noteably from China and India and usually marketed as being produced in the USA or UK, contains heavy metals, mercury and others.

Yes, poisoning your body will result in weight loss, in the short term. In the long terms it will result in death.

Bottom line, there are useful supplements, supplements containing Iodine which feed your thyroid gland. Products that burn fat cells, and is manufactured in SA, like for example SuperSlim Tartrate (with L-Carnitine) fat burner, appetite suppressants containing Hoodia, that really work, etc.

Regarding Hoodia, all Hoodia is not the same. The age of the plant when harvested and the method of drying or extracting the active ingredient, has to be exactly right. Just to take Hoodia, dry it and produce a powder results in too little of the active ingredient to properly suppress appetite. The San people used to chew on the Hoodia leaf, as sustenance when running after a buck during the hunt. This hunt lasted many days, days in which the bushmen could not stop to eat.

In other articles I also examine active ingredients, like the new Qnexa product that is still awaiting FDA approval

In this section of this website we will attempt to look at various weight loss products and list their active ingredients, source of original manufacture and try to obtain references from people that have used the products as well as comments from dieticians, pharmacists and medical specialists. Weight loss products do have their place, but at the end of the day it is up to you to change your lifestyle, eat differently, exercise and be healthy!


Always consult your medical doctor prior to starting any diet. To Lose Weight you have to consume fewer calories than your body burns.

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