My Weight-Loss Bear - 20 pounds lighter
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A great majority of people is becoming healthy-conscious these days. Many people are starting with fat burning workouts to burn fat and to improve their cardiovascular fitness or simply to get their body fit.

Truth is, being overweight is a typical problem nowadays in many western countries. Many adults and especially teenagers play with consoles or their PCs instead of engaging in fat burning exercises. Worse, the sedentary lifestyle is actually accompanied by binge eating when going out along with friends or consuming in front of the TV.

Because of this, individuals seek herbal weight loss products that can help with losing that unwanted weight especially when there is an upcoming event.

At present, there are a lot of weight loss products being sold but many people prefer herbal weight loss products since it’s not commercially prepared. So in the past decade, a certain herbal weight loss product sold like hotcakes since the companies included that ingredient in their formulation. Normally, a herbal weight loss product works by deceiving our brain signals related to hunger. We often feel full and thus consume less food.

Nevertheless, long-term consumption of any herbal weight loss product may have consequences for our health too. Just keep in mind that nothing can substitute for a sensible eating habit and exercise.

The following list provides tips on some herbal weight loss products and their effects.

Ephedra: This herbal weight loss product is also known as Ma Huang. It has the active ingredient ephedrine that controls appetite. However, one must be careful in using this herbal weight loss product since it is usually associated with hypertension, sleeplessness, and an irregular heartbeat. FDA has already prohibited selling products that contain ephedrine since 2004.

Chromium: This is a common mineral recognized by weightlifters. The herbal weight loss product is effective in breaking down carbohydrates by improving insulin sensitivity.

Chitosan: This herbal supplement is made from starches found in crustaceans. Allegedly, it assists in binding fatty foods to it so it can be released rather than absorbed by the body.

St. John’s wort: Actually, this herbal weight loss product is typically used for depression and other mental disorders. However, manufacturers often mix this with ephedra, which contributes to weight loss. It is important that you consult your doctor first before using this product since it can have health consequences.

Reduce your weight safely by consulting a health professional first.


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