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Postby chixchix » Mon, 03 Sep 2007 1:26 pm

i know some of you are going to write in that ..exercise ,,eat less carbo blah blah ehhehee..
however ,there is a new product for Slimming called Zantrex sold by GNC.. i just read about it in the magazines and went to check at 5 different outlets but all were sold out..

anyone taking Zantrex,,,can share your opinion ?? :)

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Postby sundaymorningstaple » Mon, 03 Sep 2007 3:36 pm

Zantrex 3 Review and Information

1. So where are the citations to the clinical trials
2. What's the #1 ephedrine based diet pill compared - Hydroxycut or Xenadrine? Besides, both of these fat burners have reformulated their ingredients and phased out ephedra quite sometime back
3. What's the point of comparing 2 different studies with different controls and design, its like comparing apples to oranges - had they designed 2 exactly the same studies comparing Zantrex 3 and the "#1 diet pill", that would give their claims a lot more credibility

So, putting the other "#1 diet pill" study aside, here's the gist of the Zantrex 3 study findings:

* 45 day study involving 47 subjects
* Zantrex 3 taken 15 minutes before major meals with a large glass of water
* The result - average weight loss was 11.2lbs

* Zantrex-3 Study: J Hum Nutr Dietet, 14 2001, pp. 243-250. (47 subjects – 45 days)

Zantrex 3 Diet Pill Ingredients

Ingredient Details:
*Zantrek-3 Blend: yerba mate, caffeine, guarana seed, damiana, schizonepeta, green tea, piper nigum, tibetan ginseng, panax ginseng, maca root, cocoa nut, kola nut, thea sinensis complex.

The key active ingredient in Zantrex 3 is caffeine, and lots of it. If you look at the ingredient details above, you'll see caffeine in a few places - yerba mate, caffeine, guarana seed. That's right! That's a whole lotta caffeine - just in different forms. See below:

Yerba Mate is a herb that contain a gentle form of caffeine, it also supplies vitamins, minerals, and 15 amino acids. Research suggests that yerba mate may aid with sleep irregularities and joint pains. Many people drink yerba mate to boost energy without the side effects of coffee.

Guarana is a unique plant from Brazil, and it happens to be a very popular beverage there. Guarana has been shown to stimulate fat stores (burning fat). Its less acidic than coffee so causes less irritation in the stomach.

Caffeine is well known for its fat burning effects. It increases mental alertness, boosts energy, increase adrenaline levels, and its also a mild diuretic

Is that a lot of caffeine or what! A dose of this diet pill probably contains as much caffeine as 3 to 4 cups of coffee. You can expect some (or alot) of jitters as a result of taking zantrex 3. Also, if you're a heavy coffee drinker, you might consider cutting back a little while taking Zantrex.

A word of caution: caffeine is addictive, if you feel you can't function without it, then you're probably addicted to it.

So, what are all the other ingredients in Zantrex 3? and how about the side effects?

Zantrex 3 Review and Side Effects

Green tea extract: what can you say about green tea? Pretty much everything good, and nothing bad. Take a look:

* Green tea is a powerful antioxidant. (Antioxidants control all the free radicals in your body, which can be harmful.)
* It helps block the cancer-promoting actions of carcinogens, ultraviolet light from the skin, stomach, small intestine, liver or lung.
* The polyphenols in green tea extract shows promising results supporting weight loss through increasing energy expenditure.

Damiana - is a small, aromatic shrub grown in South America. It acts as a stimulant for the nervous system, and its also known as Turnera diffusa. Some uses include:

* treating depression, headaches, and physcial weakness
* used as an aphrodisiac for both sexes and helps with impotence and sterility associated with anxiety

Damiana is not recommended for individuals who are diabetic, or have conditions such as schizophrenia, alzheimer's, or parkinson's disease.

So with Zantrex 3, you might get a little "lift". ;-)

Schizonepeta - is a herb grown mainly in China. Its collected and dried in autumn and early winder. It promotes sweating, and is used to treat cold, influenza, fevers, sore throats, headaches, and reduces inflammation.

Tibetan and Panax Ginseng - Ginseng is widely used all over the world, especially in Chinese culture, the ginseng has been used for thousands of years for its adatogen properties - meaning it helps to normalize the body's functions. Ginseng helps increase energy levels, and reduces stress.

Ginseng helps to maintain sound physical as well as mental health. It's shown to reduce cortisol secretion helping to relieve stress and preserving muscle mass (cortisol is a catabolic hormone that can eat away muscles). It stimulates immune function, and can also help treat male impotence.

Maca Root - also known as Peruvian ginseng is used since 15th century, and maca root was a staple in the daily diet in that region (peru). It looks like and is a relative of the radish. Peru is studying the Maca root extensively and have found it to significantly increase sexual endurance, physical stamina, and the ability to deal with stress.

Kola nut - Kola has similar properties as caffeine. (I suppose I should've included this with the other caffeine components in part 1.) Kola nuts are stimulants like caffeine. Kola nut is used extensively by natives of western and central Africa, and also in Brazil.
Zantrex 3 Side Effects Information

This new diet pill isn't for everyone - individuals with high blood pressure, diabetes, heart conditions, and are sensitive to stimulants should not take Zantrex 3. As mentioned in previous article, Zantrex contains high amounts of caffeine, so while using this fat burner, you can expect to experience some (or alot of) jitters.

Aside from the caffeine and the jitters, several ingredients are aphrodisiacs and help sexual performance. So along with a little weight loss, you might find yourself a little more in the 'mood' than usual. ;-)

Below are some common side effects of Zantrex 3:

* Jitters, anxiety, increased sweating
* Increase in heart rate, increase in blood pressure
* Nausea, stomachache, diarrhea
* Loss or suppressed appetite (not necessarily bad in this case)
* Cold sweats, restlessness, shaking, irritability
* Increase in urination (as caffeine is a mild diuretic)
* Caffeine can be addictive
* You may "crash" when going off of Zantrex 3

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Postby chixchix » Tue, 04 Sep 2007 11:17 am

Hey SMS ..thanks for that !! :D
Always have a smile on that face!

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Postby sundaymorningstaple » Tue, 04 Sep 2007 12:07 pm

chixchix,

not trying to put a damper on anything but when you read stuff in magazines they are paid for by the manufacturer so are generally full of hype. Sometimes it's good to know the other bits that they don't/won't print. This way the consumer can make informed choices.

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Best slimming Pills

Postby prkravi » Tue, 04 Sep 2007 2:45 pm

In my opinion the best slimming devices are made by the following:

Nike
Adidas
Reebok

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Postby rhino » Thu, 06 Sep 2007 8:19 pm

There was a "spoof" lifestyle show in Australia that featured a doctor who gave medical advice. When it came to dieting, he would slowly say "Eat less". Agree with prkravi - to lose weight and keep it off, you need to make a lifestyle change - get off the miracle pills, and if you're just doing what you did before, you'll just end up back where you began!


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