Noni

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A fruit in Polynesia, noni contains proxeronine which helps the body produce xeronine. Xeronine is necessary for protein structure and repair. So, what does this have to do with weight loss? Again, maximizing health is always great for weight loss, but if you are looking for appetite suppression, fat burning or metabolism stimulating, noni will […]

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Mint Leaf

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Peppermint has been used to soothe an upset stomach for many years. Peppermint tea is a great way to calm a tummy ache, but weight loss? Well, it can help regulate digestion a bit by controlling spasms that may be leading to poor colon health (as seen in irritable bowel syndrome), BUT peppermint leaf has […]

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Mustard Seed

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A study published in the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition indicated that mustard seed oil may aid in reducing cardiovascular events such as stroke. For weight loss? The idea is that it may aid in fat metabolism, but it’s just not potent enough to make much of a difference. Henry’s suggestion? Use it in cooking […]

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Meadowsweet

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Meadowsweet has the unique ability to tighten tissue and eliminate fluids. This is why some companies include it in weight loss, fat-burning or muscle-building products. It may make your body appear more toned (depending on your current physique). HOWEVER, it is also similar to aspirin. This is a problem if you have any reason to […]

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Mangosteen

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A purple fruit from Southeast Asia, mangosteen contains loads of xanthones, which are a class of phytochemicals known to be awesome antioxidants. Yeah, mangosteen is a great health booster, but what about weight loss? Plenty of diet pill manufacturers would have you believe it boosts metabolism, burns fat etc., but the only thing it does […]

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Mulberry leaf

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Mulberry leaf may inhibit an enzyme responsible for the breakdown of carbohydrate. Studies: A study printed in the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition concluded that extracts of black, green AND mulberry leaf may block some carbohydrate absorption. This would mean it could be a starch blocker and help people lose weight in much the same […]

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Methionine

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One of the essential amino acids, methionine assists in the breakdown of fat in the liver, which is why it may be touted as a “fat burner,” however, this is not stored fat (such as hips, bum, thighs, ab area). It may help reduce fatty deposits around the organs. Not only is methionine a powerful […]

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L-Theanine

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L-theanine is an amino acid derivative found in tea from the Camellia sinensis plant. Concentration in various teas depends on the processing of the tea. L-theanine is often included in energy or weight loss supplements for its ability to behave much like caffeine in the body, improving alertness and energy; however, unlike caffeine, L-theanine also […]

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Lotus

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Though lotus is a good overall detoxifier benefiting the liver, spleen, digestive, circulatory and lymphatic system, it’s difficult to say what its benefit is for weight loss. Possibly, it has some diuretic capabilities. There are no contraindications to its use other than as usual, pregnant or nursing mothers should talk to their healthcare provider before […]

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Licorice root extract

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Not to be confused with licorice candy which contains very little if any true licorice, licorice root has anti-inflammatory and anti-microbial properties. It is capable of fighting infection and reducing viral replication (possibly including HIV). It is a cleanser and detoxifier. From fighting tooth decay to cleansing the colon, licorice root has many benefits. However, […]

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