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12 Dec 2005

Are any of these ingredients dangerous - you have to take 3-4 tablets 3 times a day for weight loss


Garcinia Cambogia Extract (Standardised for 50 % Hydroxycitric Acid) 750 mg

Octopamine HCL 200 mg

Green Tea Extract (Standardised for 95 % polyphenols [75 % catechins (45 % epigallocatechin gallate – 90 mg EGCG)] 200 mg

Citrus Aurantium (Standardised for 6 % Synephrine) 334 mg

Caffeine (as caffeine anhydrous) 200 mg

Willow Bark Extract (Standardised for 15 % Salicin) 100 mg

L-Carnitine 100 mg

Chromium (as Picolinate) 200 µg

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01 Jan 0001

Dear Reader
The synephrine has the same effect as epinephrine. These compounds can cause dependence, addiction, tremors, insomnia, palpitations, irritability, psychotic reactions, etc. Products that contain epinephrine and synephrine have been banned in many countries because of their negative side-effects, which include addiction and dependence. The caffeine is also potentially addictive and may cause irritability, insomnia, and other central nervous system symptoms. Willow bark extract is similar to aspirin which if used in large quantities can cause bleeding ulcers.
Basically it is safer to avoid products that contain compounds that can cause negative side-effects and addiction.
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