Hydroxycut supposedly burns fat, improves metabolism and reduces appetite, according to HowStuffWorks. This weight loss supplement contains stimulants, including green tea extract, guarana extract and Garcinia cambogia.Know More
The green tea in Hydroxycut has high caffeine levels and is made from a Chinese evergreen shrub's dried leaves, says HowStuffWorks. Guarana seeds contain twice the amount of caffeine in coffee beans. Consuming huge amounts of caffeine increases a person's blood pressure and body temperature and purportedly causes the body to burn more calories. The rind of Garcinia cambogia contains hydroxycitric acid, which is purported to inhibit an enzyme that transforms excess carbohydrates into fat.
HowStuffWorks states that Hydroxycut used to contain the Chinese herb ephedra, which boosts thermogenesis, the body's process of generating heat by increasing the metabolism above the normal rate. However, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration banned the use of ephedra in 2004, after 155 deaths from heart attack and stroke were reportedly related to its use. Other negative health issues attributed to the supplement are liver problems, heart palpitations and elevated blood pressure. The FDA received 23 reports of severe liver problems that were linked to Hydroxycut. Common side effects of the use of Hydroxycut include heart palpitations, headaches, sleepless nights and sweaty palms.Learn more about Diet Plans
The apple cider vinegar diet involves adding apple cider vinegar to an otherwise healthy diet and is based on the premise that apple cider vinegar speeds up the body's ability to retrieve nutrients from and break down fats and proteins quickly and efficiency, which in turn speeds up metabolism, according to Healthline. In addition, apple cider vinegar contains pectin, which is thought to give a sense of satiety after eating, which works to lower the chance of overeating or compulsive eating. However, not all experts recommend the diet, while some say its effects on weight loss are minimal at best.Full Answer >
Certain teas can help you lose weight by increasing your metabolism or decrease snacking urges, Eat This reports. These fat-burning teas include white tea, barberry, rooibos, and pu-erh.Full Answer >
OxyElite is a dietary supplement designed to help individuals burn fat and lose weight by increasing metabolism and energy levels while also suppressing appetite, according to product info on Amazon.com. OxyElite comes in several forms, including pills, protein powder and nutrition bars.Full Answer >
Test subjects have lost a significant amount of weight on Hydroxycut compared to subjects reliant on just exercise and diet. Hydroxycut is a dietary supplement that promotes weight loss by increasing the body's metabolism and decreasing hunger cravings. As of May 1, 2009, The Food and Drug Administration has admonished consumers to "immediately stop using Hydroxycut products" due to the number of serious liver injuries associated with it.Full Answer >