Pros: curbs appetite slightly, helps burn calories during workouts
Cons: only works if you are pushing yourself during a workout.
The Bottom Line: Great product for those that are already motivated to exercise. If you don't exercise, then this isn't going to do a thing for you.
I have been an active duty Air Force Unit Fitness Program Manager for quite some time now. During that time, I have been through numerous classes on a variety of different aspects of health, from smoking, to weight loss, to fad diets, to circuit/weight training, and virtually every other topic you could imagine.
As a UFPM, I am directly responsible for the management of the health and fitness for upwards of 800 personnel at any given period of time. This means that I administer all fitness testing, I counsel those that are having weight issues, and I aid in training those that desire the added assistance in obtaining muscle mass, losing weight, or whatever their goals are. Essentially, I am a personal trainer for the military.
This job of course is much different in the military however, than it would be in the civilian world. In the military world, we have to have a certain weight, and meet specific standards, whereas civilians are guided by their own desires. This means that in order for personnel to keep their jobs, I have to be on top of all of the best supplements, training guides, equipment, and methods of training that will yield the best results for each individual user's goals.
Throughout my time as a UFPM, I have tried so many different products myself, read about a large number of products, attended classes, and seen the direct results of members that have used these products. I know what works, what doesn't work, and what you have to do to make these products work.
Applied Nutrition Dual-Action Green Tea Diet Liquid Gel Caps Over the last few years, I have been attempting to find a quality product that is capable of slowing my need to eat. My desire to eat all of the time is what causes my weight to fluctuate so wildly. I have found that during these crazy desires to eat, I would much rather eat something completely unhealthy, than anything good for me. The worst part is that I never know when I'm going to have these desires, and when I do, I usually go crazy. These are the times when I go and eat an entire cheesecake by myself. Once I have that craving, there's no stopping me.
The biggest challenge has been controlling this craving, and I have tried numerous products in an attempt to at least slow me down, so that I'm not completing blowing a week's worth of exercise on a single sitting.
One of the products that I had heard a lot about was the Applied Nutrition Dual-Action Green Tea Liquid Caps. Quite a few people that I train kept telling me that they used it in order to control their appetite and stimulate weight loss. So, I decided to give it a try.
The product is a simple green tea formula in a liquid gel cap. This makes the product substantially easier to take, and it is fast absorbing, in comparison to other pills. This means it will get right into the appropriate areas of the body to begin working. The product is meant to control hunger, by stopping hunger pangs. It is also meant to be a Thermogesic, and aid in the consumption of calories. This means that the product is touted to have the ability to boost metabolism for a period of time, helping you to burn calories more efficiently during workouts and at rest. However, the product states that this product is only really effective with exercise, which made me a little hesitant whether or not it actually did anything.
Performance Upon the first two weeks of using the product, I started to notice that I had fewer hunger pangs for the first few hours following the pills. This would get me up to the time when I would normally eat. This of course was a huge improvement from where I was at only a short while before. I now had more control over my diet and my ability to control my own weight.
Another point of interest was that I was also seeming to slim down a bit faster than normal. I later did some research on green tea and found that the natural enzymes in green tea through a variety of professional studies have shown that it has the propensity to accelerate the metabolism during workouts. Since I workout rather hard each time, I was realizing a significant increase in my ability to burn fat. Rather than just consuming calories at random, it really seemed like I was reducing my fat levels, which was extremely important to me.
Overall, it looks like the product actually does what it claims to do. However, when I had to stop working out for a week because of an mild injury, I found that the weight loss stopped. I had hunger control still, but I found that without the workout, I wasn't losing any additional calories. It would appear that this product has to be used in conjunction with exercise in order to stimulate its' function. Once used with exercise, be prepared, because it is quite effective. The main thing that you need to remember is to take advantage of this burning power and push yourself in these workouts, the harder you work and the longer you go, the better this product works. I found only minimal results when running for 20 minutes, but when I had longer more significant runs lasting upwards of 2-3 hours, I had substantial burns, more than what I would have experienced without the product.
This product is great, but if you aren't motivated to exercise in the first place, it's just going to be a waste of money, like most other dieting formulas.
Product Details Supercharge your Low Carb Diet!* Fast-Acting Liquid Gel Caps - Dietary Supplement - Dual Action Green Tea Diet.
Liquid gel caps allow nutrients to be quickly absorbed up to 200% better than dry tablets or capsules. The Dual-Action Green Tea Diet is a powerful blend of natural herbal boosters and nutrients that, when used with a healthy diet plan, has a dual action effect on weight loss which helps you:
* Curb Appetite*
* Kick Start & speed up your fat burning ability (thermogenesis).*
* Green Tea Extract - According to a study published in the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition, Green Tea extract accelerates calorie burning through increased thermogenesis, particularly with fat calories. Researchers at the University of Geneva came to this same conclusion after a 10-week study showing significant weight loss in the test subjects.*
* Chromium Picolinate is essential for converting sugar into energy which helps to create lean muscles. Greater muscle mass allows you to burn fat even while you sleep.*
* Xenedrol is a natural blend of six potent nutrients developed by medical doctors, which curbs appetite while burning fat.*
* Advantra Z® - Potent natural alternative to controversial ephedra-based herbs. It is patented and works to: burn fat, and cub appetite.
Questions: Call Nutritional Support 1-800-262-2671 Weekdays 7:15 AM to 4:15 PM (PST)
Note: Xenedrol Blend contains: Advantra-Z®, Citrus Aurantium Extract (fruit), Betaine, Bladderwack Root and Leaf, Cayenne (fruit), Eleuthero Root (formerly known as Siberian Ginseng), Ginger Root, Gotu Kola Root, Guarana Seed, Licorice Root, Yerba Mate Leaf.
*These statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. This product is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any disease.
Supplement Facts Serving Size: 1 Cap/2 may be taken Servings Per Container: 30 Amount per Serving % Daily Value Chromium (from Chromium Picolinate) 250 mcg 208% Green Tea Extract (leaf) 100 mg* Natural Caffeine (coffee bean) 80 mg* Xenedrol Blend see product details for ingredients list 23 mg* * Daily Value not established.
Directions As an addition to your daily diet and exercise, take 1 or 2 capsules in the morning and 1 or 2 capsules in the afternoon with a full glass of water.
Warnings Not intended for use by persons under 18 years of age. Do not exceed recommended daily intake. Do not use if pregnant or lactating. If you are under the care of a physician, please consult your physician before using this product especially if you have a heart disease or high blood pressure. Keep out of reach of children.
Notice: This product contains naturally occurring caffeine.
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