Tuesday, June 27, 2006

Xenadrine

Hi I thought I would add a picture of myself and my daughter during a recent Ski trip - which happened to be a great way to stay in shape... anyway enough of that for now...

This is another in a series of blogs I have created to highlight some of the things I have found out during many years of interest in supplements & nutrition.

I'd be interested to get any feedback

Countless ways have been devised and marketed by individuals and businesses to help people in weight loss. Although, Xenadrine treatment is yet another of those ways by which people can lose weight, it has proved to be an incredibly effective method. Xenadrine is marketed by Cytodyne Technologies and has been increasingly growing in popularity over the last few years.

The most popular Xenadrine product right now in the market is Xenadrine EFX. These are selling like hot cakes and have been getting very positive reviews from people who have been taking them for weight loss. This version of xenadrine is free of ephedrine unlike most of the other versions that used to be marketed by Cytodyne Technologies. Xenadrine RFA1 used to be really popular too but it came under the scanner, which was mostly because people tended to misuse it too much.

The main reason Xenadrine RFA1 use was checked is because it contained ephedrine, which has proved to be a topic for research for quite some time now. Most of the times, the problem was that people tend to sometimes take more the prescribed dosage in their eagerness to lose weight, as soon as possible.
Having said that, it has come to light that Xenadrine EFX has been doing really well and there has been no indication of any side effects, like the other ephedrine containing fat burners. A lot of the diet and weight loss products in the market contain ephedrine and so this Xenadrine EFX comes as a great respite in the face of all this. It proves to be a healthy alternative with no ‘negative’ ingredients.

The amazing thing about Xenadrine EFX is that it really helps in significant weight loss without the presence of ephedrine. This comes as quite a surprise because most weight loss products hardly work in the absence of ephedrine. But that is not the case here as Xenadrine EFX has proven that it can help to significantly reduce body weight and burn body fat without the presence of ephedrine.

This effectiveness is doubtless brought about by a great mix of ingredients. Some of the main ingredients include Yerba Mate, green tea extract, tyroplex, Isotherm and grape seed extract. Most of the ingredients have one benefit or the other.
Therefore, the effectiveness of Xenadrine EFX is actually not restricted to just the realm of weight loss or fat burning. For example, the tyrosine, it contains can also act as a mood enhancer and has been proven to alleviate depression in people who have taken Xenadrine EFX.
Apart from this, green tea extract helps in blocking harmful carcinogens and acts as a major anti-oxidant. Other benefits include better attention spans and greater energy. All these go a long way in saying that Xenadrine EFX is a great and more importantly a very healthy way to lose body weight.

In case, you are planning to go on a diet of this supplement, you must check the side effects and read all the ingredients. If you suffer from any chronic diseases, it is advisable to go and check with your physician.

If you want to find out more or think that this supplement may be of help then a quality site that I have found with good reviews of Xenadrine is All Your Nutrition

2 comments:

Anonymous said...

Same comment as before...

Firstly this post contains various links to commercial sites.

No repuatable post should be pushing a any specific seller of suppliments.

Secondly the incredients of some of these combination arrangements are very concering.

I would strongly recommend that anyone seriously considering taking supliments looks for scientific research (and avoid any research promoted by resellers, and look with suspicion on animal only studies - as they can be totally non-indicative of results with humans).

Thirdly the claims of this "wonder-supliment" combination are concerning, as is its ingredients-list.

Xenadrine in its original form contained ephedrine - which while it did effect metabolism was shown to cause heart-problems in some individuals, and possibly contributed to cardiac death in some people; and I have seen its use condemned by several cardiologists.
I am not aware of any independant testing done on the new formulation, either as to side-effects or as to effectiveness; so you are staking on thin ice if you trust their wild claims.

Finally their suggestion that this "helps depression" is conerning.
Depression is a complex disorder that may be caused by many factors -
and only in milder cases should supliments be used.
Tyrosene use in particular should be cautioned, as its use as a training aid has questionable backing in research (indeed one study showed no benefit at all), but its as the effect of tyrosine appears to be pharmacological (operating on brain chemistry), it should be used with caution; particularly on people taking depression MAO medications.
http://jap.physiology.org/cgi/content/abstract/93/5/1590
PEA: Phenylethylamine (PEA) is in early evaluation.

In short if you do suffer from depression you are far better off taking supliments with extensive _human_ testing over a long period of time, and with few if any side-effects.
Examples of this would be high Omega-3 suplimentation, St. Johns wart and possibly Sam-E (with slightly more risks). Even bright-light therapy has been well researched in Europe (but is contra-indicated for those suffering from any bi-polar disorders).

Similarly creatine has been linked to some more minor side-effects (severe cramps, water loss, etc) which should be watched for when taking this supliment.

If you are taking unresearched combinations of compounds - each of which that are not fully tested, you are using yourself as a petri dish...Xenadrine (ephedrine) & Typtphan are just two cases to point - both earlier pushed by the diet supliment industry...
How many more are out there....?

As allways caveat emptor (buyer beware!) - there are some excellent supliment compounds available - with some very good research behind them, but be carefull of unsubstantiated claims - especially for combination supliments, and do your research (with full research artices - non-product related links) on each and every compound you are taking!

Peace!
Mark

Glennda said...

Wow, what a comment, looks like a post to me. Thanks Mark for this wonderful information you imparted. I learned a lot. And well, I'm using xenadrine and I still love it..