Banaba Leaf

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Contains plant insulin or corosolic acid which may reduce blood sugar and facilitate weight loss. Contraindications: Should not be used by diabetics taking insulin or patients with hypoglycemia (low blood sugar). Should not be taken by women experiencing heavy menstrual cycles. Studies: Lots of studies on bananas… none on banabas (or banaba leaf) Quantity needed: […]

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Buchu Leaves

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Buchu is a plant with loads of nutrients (as with most plants). It is used in diet pills for its mild diuretic properties. In herbal medicine, it is used to treat UTI’s (urinary tract infections). It may also lessen inflammation of the colon. As far as weight loss? Sure… if you want to lose water […]

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Barley Rice Fiber

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Fiber, fiber, fiber… Doesn’t matter whether it’s barley, bran, wheat, rye or any other type of consumable plant fiber, it’s all pretty good for you and can facilitate weight loss (when consumed regularly in a healthy diet). Packing fiber into a pill? A little trickier. Some powders or drinks may have a bit more fiber, […]

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Apple Pectin

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An excellent soluble fiber, apple pectin is sometimes included in diet pills for its cleansing abilities. All fiber is healthy and beneficial to weight loss because it optimizes digestion AND helps you feel full, faster, which helps control your appetite. However, think about it this way. You know how large an apple is, right? Well, […]

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Alfalfa

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has some awesome health benefits including anti-inflammatory and detoxifying abilities. It is included in some diet pills for its mild diuretic effect (water weight loss). It may lower cholesterol and balance not only blood sugar but hormones as well. Sounds great, right? Not so fast. You can’t cram alfalfa in a pill and receive any […]

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Astragulus

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Also called huang qi, astragulus may increase metabolism. It causes spontaneous sweating and can increase energy levels. Contraindications: Do not take astragalus if you have a fever.

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Ashwaganda

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Also known as Indian ginseng and winter cherry, ashwagandha can boost energy by improving nervous system vitality. It can increase physical stamina and improve sexual function. It also has anti-inflammatory and antioxidant properties and can improve overall health. Contraindications: Should not be used during pregnancy or breastfeeding. Should not be taken with sedatives as it […]

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Amylum

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Amylum is a starch used mainly as a stabilizing food additive. Contraindications: None.

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Aloe Vera

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This succulent plant has been used for centuries for it’s natural ability to soothe and heal. It is an astringent, emollient, antifungal, antibacterial and antiviral. It can be applied to burns and wounds and it stimulates healing. If you have an Aloe plant, you can literally snap a leaf and apply the jelly directly to […]

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Acerola berry extract

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Contains high amounts of phytochemicals with strong anti-oxidant properties to fight free radical damage and improve overall health. Contains a high amount of vitamin C. There are no known contraindications.

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