Natural Remedies for Losing Weight - Dexatrim
Many will remember the almost famous Dexatrim weight loss capsules.
They've been around in so many different formulations it is almost
difficult to keep up with them. They've so far been through three
reincarnations, none of which seems to be all that effective in terms of
being able to lose weight.
Formulation number one contained phenylpropanolamine and was banned in
2001 because of its links to strokes. Formulation number two came out
awhile later, and its main ingredient was ephedra also recalled in 2002
because it was cited as causing strokes, heart attacks and death. The
manufactruing company is now on incarnation number three and the main
ingredient this time is Bitter Orange Peel extract. - now known as the
other Ephedra of the weight loss industry.
The Bitter Orange is combined with a few other proprietary ingredients -
which usually means they've just selected other herbals to combine and
boost the main ingredient - such as Yohimbe Bark (side effects like
bitter orange, high blood pressure, palpitations, headache), Siberian
Ginseng (safe), Licorice root (high doses cause high blood pressure),
and so on. If you have been counting, there are at least three
ingredients in this that can cause high blood pressure. Can you imagine
the effect it may possibly have on you?
Various formulations of Dexatrim have various ingredients in each, all of
which would need to be checked and cross referenced. For instance, in
one of their blends, the main ingredient is green tea extract - the only
herbal ingredient that has been shown to suppress appetite without side
effects. But you certainly do not need to be buying a formulation with
green tea extract and several other dubious weight loss products when you
can buy a whole box of tea bags for about three dollars.
Even though the company that makes Dexatrim (Chettem) has reinvented its
weight loss products three times, it still isn't something that is
considered to be safe or effective for long term weight loss results.
The only long term effective weight loss program is eating less and