The Truth Behind Fat Burners

I find it astonishing the amount of over-the-counter medicines we have to choose from when browsing the shelves. The different variations and methods of packaging is truly bewildering, and can easily result in combining two apparently different products with the same essential ingredients. I work as a paramedic. I have been warned to check the labels on cold medicines from multiple sources when treating a patient. Sometimes, unintentional overdoses occur this way. Acetaminophen alone has the power to decimate the liver if taken in large enough doses, which I’m told is a very painful, insufferable demise.

Take analgesic preparations for a moment (pain relievers). Usually, there is an entire aisle devoted to these. They are lined up all the way across and on every level. The sheer irony of this is that there is about four medicines involved. Acetaminophen, ibuprofen, naproxen sodium, and aspirin. They are combined in every conceivable …

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A Spice that Boosts Fat Burning

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Do you want to burn more fat? Adding a little chilli powder to your diet could help. A new study shows that a compound found in chilli peppers could promote fat loss – naturally.

Chili peppers for fat burning? This idea isn’t new. Studies show that a component in chilli peppers called capsaicin can fire up the metabolic furnaces – but capsaicin isn’t the only ingredient in chilli compounds that boosts fat burning. Researchers have discovered that a different chilli compound called dihydrocapsiate or DCT also stimulates the breakdown of fat.

Researchers put this concept to the test by placing 34 women and women on a low-calorie meal replacement liquid for 28 days. Some of them received three and some received nine milligrams of a DCT supplement, while the rest received a placebo. How did they fare? After having their oxygen and carbon dioxide levels when they inhaled and exhaled, …

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