I have tried boresha tea and I lost from 194 down to 149 it took me about a year but I did it.i don't eat a lot and have been anorexic before.so when i got to where I could eat everything I ate stored as fat.i quit drinking it in about 2yrs I gained 20 pounds back.but I'm just started boresha again yeterday.
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4,013 9/1/14 11:40 P
This thread is a Year Old...from 2013! A quick look at the Original Poster's Sparkpage, shows last food tracked in March 2014...and no pounds lost on their "Ticker".... hmmmmm?! Not too good at getting/ keeping you "skinny".
ACTUALLY I MUST ADMIT IT DOES KEEP YOU SKINNY BUT ALSO HAS THAT EPHEDRA TYPE OF EFFECT
10/2/13 9:45 A
It sounds like it would tend to make a person a bit high strung.
10/2/13 9:03 A
Based on patent filings the product is caffeine, fructose and chromium.
10/2/13 8:49 A
Peer review has nothing to do with the ownership of the product. I could have sole ownership of a supplement or diet system and still be able to do the studies to have it published in a peer reviewed journal. However, that usually requires more controls and double blinding of testing which typically results in the supplement being no different than the placebo.
10/2/13 8:43 A
Never heard of it til now but I suspect if its got something like guarana in it or other chemicals or stimulating herbs it can have an ill effect on people with affective disorders.
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1,517 10/1/13 7:09 P
Argh! That's pirate talk for good grief. As a registered nurse I know that research that is not peer reviewed is not worth noting. Heck, I could call myself the Institute for Research into Patients Failing to Keep Scheduled Appointments, invent a check sheet or something, neglect to mention my credentials, and I'd be just as worthy as the Glycemic Index Research Institute. Maybe somebody would even buy my checksheets! I'm also diabetic, and have heavy coffee days and light coffee days, and this doesn't make any difference in my glucose. P'shaw - that's little old lady talk for get real already.
While I may disagree with the basic diet SP endorses, I have to agree with the idea that a certain level of calories will cause weight loss. It is the 1st Law of Thermodynamics.
I can disagree with how many calories we burn from carbs, fat, or protein, or whether carbs cause more hunger, and force us to eat more calories, but the only sure way to lose weight is to eat less calories, or burn them.
This is not something that doesn't work for some people. It works for ALL people. You just need to figure out how. For me that was low carb. It got rid of my cravings, and stopped my bingeing. That allowed me to eat the proper amount of calories.
If the tea/coffe from Boresha cuts hunger, and allows you to stick to your calorie range, then if their are no side effects, it might be useful. If it is just a diuretic, then it can lead to dehydration, which has many side effects, including death.
I always find it suspect when someone who can't lose weight at all, suddenly finds a miracle cure, especially a pill, or a drink. Thermogenic weight loss products tend to have a lot of problems, so I would suggest being careful. You are burning more calories, because your heart is racing. That isn't a good thing.
In the end, you need to find a diet that allows you to plan out your meals, and eat exactly on plan, with no hunger. With the proper calories, you will lose weight. You just need to find one you can stick to.
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9/11/13 10:59 P
I know an Endocrinologist who is on the Medical Board of Boresha & he recommends it to many of his patients, myself. I tried it for two weeks & lost 6 pounds. I am a bad yo-yo dieter so I quit when I got busy with other things. I am thinking about going back on it to finish up the product supply I have at home. Since I was only on it for two weeks, while it worked for me through that time, I can't swear by it because I was drinking more water & less sodas so I could have been losing water weight. The woman who made the product is head of the Glycemic Research Institute, the same place that certifies Medifast (also sold by my Family Practice Doctor, tried it & lost 20 pounds in one month....then quit because I got tired of eating the same thing every day....my husband lost 30 pounds), & other food/drink products. When I asked why her research wasn't in peer reviewed journals I was told it was because she owns the research herself, rather than her conducting it for companies/etc. I got busy in life & stop taking the product right about the time that she was going to allow make her research public (before this only her Medical Board/company officers were privy to the information). When I asked the Endocrinologist about the research he said he was really impressed with how the product did not alter Diabetics blood sugars....he had most of the people in his family on it, including himself. So, if you want to try it for a little while I think a month would be a good amount of time. Because the first two weeks you can argue that the weight loss is attributed to water loss, after the first two weeks the body should be free of water retention weight & you should start seeing some "true" results. FYI: There were 2 last year who won a free trip through Boresha because they lost so much weight, one woman was from my area (I had saw her @ some meetings)....she lost a little over 50 pounds. Good luck to you. :)
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7/3/13 9:29 A
Doing some quick googling and the "Glycemic Research Institute" seems to be an industry funded 'labratory.' Nothing peer reviewed, nothing from independent universities or government labs.
I do find it interesting that the bio that was posted doesn't have any educational information. Even Stephen Hawking still lists his degrees on his CV.
The credentials of a person is not what brings about weight loss. Rather....is there research studies providing evidence that a product benefits weight loss. I am not aware of such studies published in peer-reviewed medical journals.
Caffeine is used in many weight loss supplements. Caffeine has not been shown to benefit weight loss. While it is a stimulant, the increase in one's metabolism is minimal. It is a scam! Save your money. SP Registered Dietitian Becky
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6/19/13 7:35 A
No. Just staying in my Spark range, eating healthy and balanced, measuring and tracking accurately and exercising (both cardio and ST).
I'm highly skeptical of any dieting props. Most just involve gimmicks that cause scale weight loss (fluid) as opposed to fat loss or are "band aid solutions".
It shouldn't cost me extra $$ to lose weight when the tried and true method of calories in vs. calories out works just fine. Everyone is always looking for the easy way out and these swindlers are capitalizing off it. The only way to reach and *maintain* a healthy weight is to learn healthy habits and change your current lifestyle.
I'm sorry you are feeling so desperate, it has to be frustrating but have you been sticking to your Spark plan for a long time (at least more than a couple months)? Have you been accurately measuring and weighing everything you eat? Do you aim to eat clean, balanced and healthy? Do you cheat on weekends and not track? If you are medically cleared, do you perform moderate-high intensity cardio 4-6 days a week? Full body strength training 2-3x a week? Do you stay active most of your day? Do you try to lose too quickly and eat too little for your age, height, weight and activity level? Do you have a medical condition that makes weight loss difficult?
Edited by: JENNILACEY at: 6/19/2013 (07:38)
6/19/13 6:29 A
I agree. It's probably just a money-making (or money grabbing - depending on which side of the table you're on) scheme
But, if it makes you think it works, and doesn't do anything more than make you pee, go ahead and drink it, I guess.
Soooo, it's coffee and tea? Sounds like it's probably just a diuretic.
It appears to be sold by representatives, much like Shakeology and similar products. I can't honestly think of a single diet aid with this sales strategy that is worth the cost. More often than not, the abundance of good reports online is due to the fact that there are so many representatives out there trying to keep their sales above water. The fact that the very first entry on Boresha's "Why Boresha?" link isn't actually about the safety and efficacy of their product but about how you can make money selling it really speaks to this, too.
Is it sold as a food or as a supplement? Supplements are almost entirely unregulated, which means that chances are good they contain nothing efficacious to begin with, at least not beyond nearly identical products sold at the normal grocery store.
I don't mean to be a downer but I don't trust it any more than any of the others: it's a money-making plan, not a genuine diet plan. Save your money for healthy food and, if you like it, some regular gourmet coffees and teas.
i came across this at the mall during a vendor fair. i have tried every diet/exercise etc and the scale doesnt budge even 1 lb! so i decided to try a weight loss supplement! im scared of all those over the counter products but thought this was interesting.they have a coffee or tea plus other stuff. i got the tea,its just a powder u put in your ice cold water and drink twice a day. ive lost 2 lbs (which is huge for me) in the past week. i just want thought,opinions on this if you have heard of it. couldnt find anything negative about it on internet either.
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