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19 3/28/13 4:41 P
The main reason I am taking them is I was talking with a pharmacist friend, and he told me he did some extensive research on the antioxidant properties of them, and recommended I take them as a supplement. (He know what meds I am on, and my health history) He gave me 2 bottles of them to try and I just thought I'd ask the community for thoughts.
Edited to add: I don't want to rely on a magic pill for weight loss. I want to the work, I was just looking for info!!
I agree wholeheartedly with what Missruth said: "-- where a person believes it's going to work so they do all the stuff that will help it work-- watch what they eat, get some exercise, etc. And they lose weight, claiming it was the pills that did it. When in reality they would've gotten the same results if they'd skipped the pills and just done all those other things."
I find these sorts of things to be just another money-making predatory greed grab. done not with our health and wellness in mind, but at our expense.
Don't expect miracles from the saffron or coffee bean extract either. I haven't used either of them exclusively and frankly will not waste my money. I prefer to eat clean and tasty meals and spend the extra money to ensure that I can continue to buy my organic items than put the money into a supplement that probably doesn't work anyway. What happens to one person who takes the supplement doesn't necessarily happen to someone else. Don't really base the fact that a co-worker or friend uses these supplements and has good results , that you will have good results as well.
I tried them last year and they did nothing. I honestly thing all the stuff Dr. Oz promotes is crap. The saffron I have heard good things about. I just don't expect a pill to fix my problem. It's a mental battle.
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243 3/28/13 12:15 P
I stopped taking them as I developed horrible side effects from the stimulant used. I, personally, won't use them ever again.
I haven't taken them; a while back I read an article that pointed out that supplements such as these, are not regulated by the FDA. I don't remember whether the article mentioned raspberry ketones, or green coffee bean extract -- but an independent lab tested a bunch of them and most of them contained a lot less of the ingredient, than stated on the label. With some brands containing NONE of the ingredient.
If you look on the web at places like Amazon and read the reviews-- some people see no results and some love the stuff. Personally, I think it's more the "placebo effect"-- where a person believes it's going to work so they do all the stuff that will help it work-- watch what they eat, get some exercise, etc. And they lose weight, claiming it was the pills that did it. When in reality they would've gotten the same results if they'd skipped the pills and just done all those other things.
do a search in the various sections of the message boards. They've been discussed often - ever since Dr Oz promoted them
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19 3/28/13 8:03 A
I just started taking these supplements 2 days ago, and I was hoping someone who has been taking them for a while can let me know how they work for them. I don't want to take a "diet" pill that can affect my blood pressure, so the doc recommended these as safe for me with the medicine that I take.
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