Friday, 1 November 2013

The magic pill that melts fat away... really???



Some pretty bad news have alerted the coffee addicts out there when I man in his forties recently died of caffeine overdose after going through a whole pack of Energy mints. Ok, this is probably very rare, (hence it made the newsheadlines), however it is good to question those ingredients. 

 I have come across many clients willing to drink or take supplements incredibly high in caffeine and stimulants to make them lose weight faster. Thermogenics are those products full of stimulants like caffeine , that increase the metabolism in an artificial way. They are full of natural ingredients such as yerba mate, guarana, black tea, coffee . They claim to be the solution to the muffin tops and are called  fat burners . In America the weight loss business is huge, and many of these magic formulas come from there. Of course, they have a much wider population bordering the morbid obesity. So easy to sell them the magic pill! One thing you should know, is that this products are not reviewed by  Health Authorities before they are sold in the market , unlike drugs. Unless a health risk is found later on

Raspberry Ketones, African Mango... every year a new incredible formula full of even more incredible claims and empty promises from those laboratories.

Fact N.1--> Fast weight loss= Fast weight gain
Fact N.2--> Magic pills that claim to make you lose weight are never the main reason why you will lose real weight. Diet and exercise will do it. Some supplements might give you the 5% extra kick for some results , but not the 95%.
Fact N.3--> Your body is a temple, don´t mess with it. 


And because I say that knowledge is power(only if you do something with it), I want to share with you a wonderful Scientific library that is a great source to get real independent evidence based information from research. It is probably the biggest database of this kind, for unbiased healthcare decisions.  So next time you are in doubt of some benefits or effects of certain supplements (or any other health related issue) go and do a search in Cochrane. You will be suprised! 

The Cochrane Library:


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