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The weight loss industry continually produces products such as exercise equipment, diet plans and diet pills to help assist consumers in their battles against the bulge. Diet pill shelves are stocked full of wild claims and products promising to deliver the best results; one of these pills is Nutrex Lipo 6. This product is one of several weight loss products from Nutrex, and while it boasts of winning Fat-Loss Product of the Year for 2005, 2006, 2007 and 2008 from BodyBuilding.com, the ingredients found in this diet pill may not be safe or effective for everyone to consume.
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The primary active ingredients in Nutrex Lipo 6 include bioperine, caffeine anhydrous, yohimbine HCL, guggulsterones and synephrine HCL. There are 5 mg of bioperine, which is a derivative of black pepper, in each serving. The Supplement Research Foundation states that bioperine is shown to increase metabolic rate because it is a thermonutrient, which aids in weight loss 1. Each serving also contains 200 mg of caffeine anhydrous, which is a waterless version of standard caffeine. Each serving has 3 mg of yohimbine HCL, which according to the manufacturer, enhances body lipolysis -- or the body using stored fat cells for energy. A serving of also contains 20 mg of guggulsterones, which can enhance lipid metabolism, according to the Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center 5. A single serving of Nutrex Lipo 6 yields 20 mg of synephrine HCL, which is a stimulant believed to increase metabolism by enhancing the functionality of beta-3 receptors. The Institute for Traditional Medicine states that while synephrine may assist in weight loss, high doses or prolonged use may yield undesirable side effects.
The other ingredients found in Nutrex Lipo 6 include purified water, glycerin and vegetable cellulose. Unlike other capsule supplements, vegan and vegetarians can take Lipo 6 because capsules are manufactured from plant sources instead of animal byproducts, which are found in gelatin capsules.
Like many stimulant-based weight loss supplements, you must gradually introduce Nutrex Lipo 6 into your system to assess your body's tolerance of its ingredients. Begin by consuming one capsule with 8 oz. of water in the morning and an additional capsule six hours later for the first two days. The following two days, increase the dosage to two capsules in the morning and one capsule six hours later. After the fifth day, you may increase the dosage to two capsules in the morning and afternoon; however, Nutrex states that the maximum dosage of four capsules per day is not required to experience the benefits of the supplement.
It is vital to discuss the use of Nutrex Lipo 6 with your physician prior to taking it, especially if you have cardiovascular issues such as an irregular heart beat, high blood pressure or high cholesterol. Those who are sensitive to caffeine or other stimulants may not be the best candidates for this weight loss supplement due to the amount of stimulant-based ingredients.
Each serving has 3 mg of yohimbine HCL, which according to the manufacturer, enhances body lipolysis -- or the body using stored fat cells for energy. A serving of also contains 20 mg of guggulsterones, which can enhance lipid metabolism, according to the Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center. A single serving of Nutrex Lipo 6 yields 20 mg of synephrine HCL, which is a stimulant believed to increase metabolism by enhancing the functionality of beta-3 receptors.
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