- Diet & Weight Loss
Diet Pills That Work! Read All About It!
Yes, Virginia, There Are "Diet" Pills That Work!
Remember that little girl, Virginia, who wrote to the New York Sun in 1897 and asked if Santa Clause was real? Well, when it comes to diet pills and their effectiveness, the analogy is about the same...
But now there's news that a supplement does work! Actually a combination of two plant extracts!
Plant Extracts Promote Fast Weight Loss
Clinical trials studied overweight people and in a controlled study, gave half 400 mg, twice daily, of Sphaeranthus indicus flower heads and mangosteen (Garcinia mangostana) fruit rind. The other half was given a placebo.
Participants were placed on 2,000 calorie/day diets (and that's a lot of food) and asked to walk five times weekly (hardly strenuous exercise).
After eight weeks, the participants lost almost 12 pounds (more than double the number of the placebo group) and had a significant reduction in waist and hip size! And more good news! The plant extract group had improvement in blood glucose and serum lipid profiles! Who could ask for more?
The study's results were presented at the 29th Annual Scientific Obesity Meeting in Florida.
Madam Aphrodite™ Speaks...
I love natural approaches to the myriad of health issues that effect us and one of those issues is maintaining a healthy weight. The problem is the difficulty of sticking to a diet. Who wants to deprive themselves of the foods they love?
This clinical trial and how it was conducted appealed to me. One, the participants were placed on 2,000 calorie daily diets--and that's a lot of food! And second, it required minimal exercise in the form of walking--five days per week--and that's not unsurpassable for sure! And third, it proved that supplementing with natural plant extracts accelerated weight loss! And all of this is very good news!
P.S. Sphaeranthus indicus and mangosteen (Garcinia mangostana) are available from Life Extension Foundation.
CAUTION: The information included herein is for educational purposes only. It is not intended nor implied to be a substitute for professional medical advice. The reader should always consult his or her healthcare provider to determine the appropriateness of the information for their own situation or if they have any questions regarding a medical condition or treatment plan.