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Posted by: mj | 2010/08/18

nu slim

hi listed below are ingredients for slimming capsule nu slim is it safe
appetite mediator:440mg
l-phenylalanine
caralluma extract
cha''de burge

metabolic complex:20mg
niacin
riboflavine
thiamine
pyrodoxine

chromium polynicotinate 100mcg
thermogenic activator 83mg:
caffenie
calcium pyruvate

diuretic complex 123mg:
uva ursi extract
indian lotus leaf

vitamin d3 18mcg

energy potetiator 70mg:
l-taurine
please tell me about these as ome have never heard of thank you

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Dear MJ
The L-phenylalanine (an amino acid) is only harmful if you suffer from phenylketonuria, but it will not promote weightloss. The B vitamins (niacin, riboflavin, thiamine, pyridoxine) should not be harmful, but will not promote weightloss. Caffeine is a stimulant and mild diuretic so it may help a bit for weightloss. The uva ursi is a diuretic which can cause electrolyte imbalances and dehydration if used in excess - it will make you lose mass when it increases urination, but will not cause fat loss and you will regain the weight if you drink liquids. So all in all, this is another herbal slimming pill that will not really help with weightloss and some of the ingredients have the potential to cause problems. Rather use a low-fat, energy-reduced slimming diet and plenty of exercise to lose that weight - safer, cheaper and more sensible.
Take care
DietDoc

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Posted by: DietDoc | 2010/08/18

Dear MJ
The L-phenylalanine (an amino acid) is only harmful if you suffer from phenylketonuria, but it will not promote weightloss. The B vitamins (niacin, riboflavin, thiamine, pyridoxine) should not be harmful, but will not promote weightloss. Caffeine is a stimulant and mild diuretic so it may help a bit for weightloss. The uva ursi is a diuretic which can cause electrolyte imbalances and dehydration if used in excess - it will make you lose mass when it increases urination, but will not cause fat loss and you will regain the weight if you drink liquids. So all in all, this is another herbal slimming pill that will not really help with weightloss and some of the ingredients have the potential to cause problems. Rather use a low-fat, energy-reduced slimming diet and plenty of exercise to lose that weight - safer, cheaper and more sensible.
Take care
DietDoc

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