An entire category of stimulant-free diet pills has cropped up in the weight loss aid industry, and they have been attracting a considerable amount of attention. While many people may find that products containing stimulants are effective for their needs, there are many dieters who have been stepping away from those formulations, which are currently among the standard products that are found on the shelves.
Though many people are excited to see the option for stimulant-free diet pills, others wonder if it is possible for a formula to be truly effective in the absence of these ingredients. The primary reason that the category found its start was because many of the pills that currently contain this type of ingredient are extremely powerful and can lead to side effects in dieters who are sensitive to that form of chemical and central nervous system effect. Furthermore, for dieters who have certain health conditions or who are taking some types of medications, using these products could even be dangerous.
In 2004, the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) banned one of the most common types of stimulation ingredients that was found in weight loss supplements at the time. That was the time during which ephedra was banned. That substance remains illegal for production, sale, and purchase in the United States, and its removal from the shelves drew significant attention to the ingredients in that type of product. Since then, many people have turned their backs on products that are similar to ephedra, such as bitter orange and ma huang.
Now, as an alternative, there is a growing industry for stimulant-free diet pills. Many people feel that it is better to choose these replacement products than it is to put their health at risk by using substances that could cause negative reactions.
That said, not all stimulant-free diet pills should automatically be considered to be safe. It is just as important for dieters to look into the ingredients in those products as it is for them to look into the tablets and capsules that contain caffeine and guarana, for example.
While there are some very effective stimulant-free diet pills, it should be noted that their popularity has opened the door for very hyped and yet not yet proven ingredients such as hoodia gordonii and acai berry. These two ingredients have flooded the weight loss marketplace but have yet to produce a single reputable clinical study that suggests that they have any real benefit to dieters. The lesson that should be learned is that no matter what type of product is chosen, a little bit of advance investigation can go a long way.
Plexus Block is an over the counter diet pill composed of natural ingredients. It is meant to help dieters to be able to see faster results than they would accomplish by changing what they eat and exercising more.
The official Plexus Worldwide website points out that these diet pills are made of ingredients that have undergone clinical testing and that it has been studied for being able to start working immediately. The ingredients are supposed to function as carbohydrate blockers, which means that taking them is meant to stop some of the carbs you eat from being absorbed into your body.
Shinya Koso Night Diet is a weight loss supplement manufactured by a Japanese company called Imomoko. The product is sold in the form of a powder instead of a pill like a tablet or capsule. That said, once the powder is mixed with a liquid and swallowed, the concept is quite similar to other nighttime weight loss supplements.
According to the official website for this product, this product can be taken as a tablet with lukewarm water or it can be enjoyed as a drink instead of a person’s regular evening tea. It is not entirely clear what that is supposed to mean as the product is a powder, not a tablet. It could very well be that the website was originally written in Japanese and poorly translated, leading to this confusing statement, though that is not evident.
Matrix Nitro Fuel Energy Gels are over the counter weight loss supplements that are based on pumping the user full of energy so they will be able to power through a workout with their best possible performance. This product is sold in the form of gel packets instead of being made as capsules or tablets that the user would have to swallow whole. Instead, these packet are consumed quickly as a kind of instant energy for fast results.
The main target market of Matrix Nitro Fuel Energy Gels is people who want to be able to burn excess fat by exercising, but who need more energy to be able to achieve their best possible performance. These are people who know they are capable of more except that they suffer from fatigue before they can get there. These individuals find their exercises – or their busy schedules – to be quite draining but are ready to push themselves harder.
Herbalife Total Control is an over the counter diet pill that is sold in bottles of tablets. This proprietary blend is a combination of caffeine with several tea extracts in order to create a formula based on natural ingredients. The goal of this product is to boost the metabolism as well as to enhance the user’s alertness and energy.
The Herbalife website contains dedicated pages for eac of the products it sells. That said, the page for Herbalife Total Control is clearly designed to help to boost sales but is not as focused on educating the consumer. There isn’t very much information available about the product on the page other than to describe the product as being caffeinated and that this stimulant can help users to be more alert and energized.
German Herb Slimming Tea is a highly popular product in Asia, specifically Thailand. It is sold at a number of different online stores, making it accessible in the United States, as well.
Many of the sites selling the product describe it using translated copy, which can make it somewhat challenging to ensure that the true meaning of the words has been accurately interpreted. That said, for the purpose of this review, several different sources were consulted and compared in order to ensure the best possible accuracy of understanding.
The descriptions of the product claim that German Herb Slimming Tea is appropriate for both men and women. It is meant for people who are overweight but who don’t want to have to reduce the amount they eat or change their dietary habits. It claims to use traditional Asian ingredients within a modern European formula.
Sheer Block is a nonprescription weight loss supplement designed to work as a carb blocker. It is a product created and sold by Sheer Strength Labs. The benefits of this product are claimed to be carbohydrate blocking, fat burning and supporting a lower daily calorie intake, which will result in being able to “reduce cheat day damage.”
This weight loss pill is claimed to be made of a “trusted” all-natural carbohydrate blocking ingredient. The official description of the product says that this guarantees “real” results for the dieter and that those results will be something they can both “see” and “feel.”
Lipozene is an over the counter diet capsule that has an extensive marketing strategy behind its powerful weight loss claims. It promises to have a sizeable impact on a person’s ability to lose weight. For example, the official website for this product made the following massive claims about the product at the time of the writing of this review: “Clinically proven to help you lose weight”, “still eat your favorite foods”, “no change in exercise required”, and “lose fat, not water.”
While those claims may sound extremely appealing, every one of them should be seen as a red flag to informed dieters who understand the weight loss industry. The reason is that each one is misleading in its own way. None of those claims can be trusted at face value. As those are the primary statements made by the manufacturer it does shed some doubt as to whether or not other claims or statements can be trusted.
WonderSlim Carb Formula is one of several weight loss supplements sold under the WonderSlim brand. These capsules are the option the company has designed for dieters who are hoping to be able to keep the impact of carbohydrates under control. This includes people who are trying to follow a low-carb diet or people who are working on achieving a better balance of carbohydrates to proteins to fats and who have yet to achieve it.
The product is based on the trademarked Phase 2 Starch Neutralizer ingredient. It is a substance that has made its way into quite a few product formulas among many brands. That said, it is essentially a form of white kidney bean extract. White kidney bean in its non-trademarked form is also frequently found in weight loss formulations. The reason is that it is believed to work to absorb carbohydrates before they can be digested by the body. They then pass through the digestive tract and are excreted with the rest of the body’s waste.
The She Supps BCAA Muscle Protection supplements are designed to help dieters, athletes and bodybuilders to be able to burn fat instead of lean muscle mass. Each jar comes with a clip top and contains 120 capsules. The idea behind this package design is to make it possible to buy an attractive bottle only once and then refill it by purchasing refill pouches instead of having to buy the entire container every time. This helps to save money and means that the product can be stored in an attractive jar that will keep it fresh.
Muscle breakdown can be problematic when working out or trying to lose weight. After all, when the body needs energy beyond what it is getting from food, it looks to other sources. Among the other sources are stored body fat, which is great if you want to lose weight. That said, it can also include muscles, something that you very likely want to maintain.
Creative Bioscience Meratrim 1234 is an over the counter diet pill that falls in the category of supplements that use a single ingredient to produce a certain result. In this case, the formula is actually one patented and branded substance.
The ingredient in question is called Meratrim, which brings together two different plant extracts, garcinia mangostana fruit rind and sphaeranthus indicus flower. Meratrim doesn’t have very much scientific evidence to support its use, but it was once featured on the Dr. Oz Show and it rapidly skyrocketed into popularity simply because it was mentioned. The daytime television celebrity frequently has this effect on products and ingredients regardless of whether or not there is science to support their use.