The Real Dose Company is the manufacturer and marketer behind the nonprescription weight loss product called Real Dose Weight Loss Formula No 1. The claim that it makes about these pills is that they include all of the right ingredients in the proper dose, without having tested them on animals (they used humans, instead).
Adipex is a brand name diet drug that contains the generic weight loss medication known as Phentermine. This medication also goes by the name Adipex-P with the same active ingredient. The way in which this drug is believed to function is it stimulates the central nervous system in a way that is comparable to an amphetamine. The result is that the heart rate and blood pressure will rise, causing the appetite to shrink.
Many people who follow a keto weight loss plan take OTC dietary supplements to help support their diet and weight management goals. Among the popular keto diet pills is KETO FASTCUT. This diet pill comes from Intechra Health and was developed to help those following a low carb or ketogenic diet and a regular exercise program, find support with their healthy lifestyle and dieting strategy.
GNC Total Lean Burn 60 is an over the counter weight loss pill sold by the massive General Nutrition Centers brand. This product is marketed as a pill that dieters can take to boost the ease and speed of their body’s fat burning.
What is GNC Total Lean Burn 60?
According to the official website for GNC Total Lean Burn 60, this product is a “clinically proven” formula providing thermogenesis through its ingredients. This is meant to help boost the user’s metabolism, while burning calories and raising energy levels. The claims about this product are that by using powerful ingredients, these tablets will enhance the overall metabolic rate.
This product is not meant to do the job all on its own. Its use isn’t just a matter of swallowing a pill and watching fat burn away. To be fair, no product has ever been proven to do that, whether in the prescription or non-prescription diet pill markets. Instead, this product is recommended by its manufacturer alongside a healthy diet and exercise program that is provided with the purchase of these pills.
Diet Pill Benefits
According to the official page for GNC Total Lean Burn 60 on the General Nutrition Centers website, the benefits of using this product are:
- A formula including powerful thermogenics
- Boosting calorie burning by 60 percent (continue reading for discussion of this figure)
- Raising energy and metabolic rate
- Clinically researched
- Tablets have a cinnamon flavor
It is very important to note that the claim of 60 percent calorie burning is based on research that was not published in a peer reviewed journal. In fact, the actual method and details of the study were not provided by the company on its website. It only stated that an unknown number of participants – who may or may not have been in the pay or employ of the brand – exercised on a treadmill on two occasions. In one, they took a placebo and in the other, they took this formula. This is not the type of science that is accepted by the scientific or medical communities.
GNC Total Lean Burn 60 Ingredients
The GNC Total Lean Burn 60 tablets are comprised of:
- Guarana seed extract
- Black tea leaves extract
- MegaNatural grape skin and seed extract
- Ginger root extract
- MegaNatural gold grape seed extract
- Dill weed extract
How to Take These Tablets
The product packaging recommends taking two tablets 30 to 60 minutes ahead of your workout. On non-workout days, the two tablets should be taken with water before breakfast. It is recommended that users not take these pills close to bedtime.
Dexaprine is a nonprescription fat burner that the manufacturer also claims works as an appetite suppressant and offers a dieter a massive boost in energy in order to make it easier for them to lose weight.
More specifically, among the benefits it claims to provide include:
Clenburexin is a diet pill that is designed to work as a fat burner so that dieters will be able to lose a larger amount of body mass in a shorter amount of time, and with less effort than would otherwise be required. The official website for this product is antiquated and doesn’t provide very much information about the product. However, its “buy now” link does direct the dieter to another site that sells the product and that provides a great deal more information, including a complete ingredients list.
Peeled Shred Formula is a thermogenic fat burner created by Hardbody Supplements. This dietary supplement that has been developed for those who would like to lose excess fat for weight loss or body building purposes, has been formulated to deliver the following benefits:
- Maintain healthy body composition
- Maintain lean mass
- Support healthy cognition
- Fight fatigue
- Enhance feelings of wakefulness
- Assist in weight management
Peeled Shred Formula Supplement Facts
This dietary supplement contains ingredients that the manufacturer says will help in the boosting of metabolism, burning body fat and suppressing appetite. If this diet pill does provide such benefits, this could certainly help an individual who is seeking to lose weight find support for their dieting and exercise strategies.
When this Peeled Shred Formula review was written, the formula was composed of:
- Acetyl-L-Carnitine HPLC
- Green Tea Leaf
- Green Coffee Extract
- Garcinia Cambogia
- Cayenne Pepper Extract
- Bitter Orange Extract
- Vitamin B12
Several Stimulants and Unproven Ingredients
The ingredients in Peeled Shred Formula can be found in many other nonprescription diet pills on the market. These ingredients are popular and are often combined in weight management aids that are advertised as providing appetite suppression, fat burning, mood boosting and metabolism enhancement.
Unfortunately, none of them are backed by sound clinical proof that they are effective for weight loss. Take garcinia cambogia, for example, while it is thought that this ingredient can help to curb hunger and block the production of fat, there is no solid scientific evidence that supports these claims.
That said, this product does contain thermogenics, including cayenne pepper and caffeine. Still, while caffeine may help to boost metabolism and has been found to increase mental focus – both of which can be used to your advantage if you’re following a consistent, sensible weight management strategy – caffeine by itself does not lead to weight loss.
More importantly, Peeled Shred Formula contains multiple stimulant ingredients and/or ingredients that contain stimulants (e.g. caffeine, green tea, green coffee, bitter orange), which can make the risk of taking it outweigh the benefits. These risks include unwanted side effects, such as:
- Feeling anxious
- Rapid heartbeat
Consult with Your Doctor About Your Options
Although you may be eager to try a nonprescription weight management product like Peeled Shred Formula, it would be in your best interest to first run your plans by your healthcare provider. Even if you are a healthy adult, the last thing you want to do if you’re attempting to lose weight is to set yourself back because you made the mistake of taking the wrong supplement.
NatureGenX Leptin Burn is a thermogenic fat burner that the manufacturer, NatureGenX, claims is doctor formulated. This manufacturer also claims that Leptin Burn contains ingredients that are clinically proven to:
- Accelerate fat burn
- Curb sugar and appetite cravings
- Increase energy
- Help boost metabolism
NatureGenX Leptin Burn’s “Clinically Proven” Ingredients
The formula of this nonprescription diet pill is composed of:
- Green Coffee Bean
- Brown seaweed
- WellTrim iG African Mango
- GreenSelect Green Tea Phytosome
According to the manufacturer, when this NatureGenX Leptin Burn review was created, the way that this weight management aid works is that the formula is rich in antioxidants and the ingredients help to suppress hunger, increase metabolic rate, curb cravings and manage hunger. Leptin Burn targets the problem areas of the body and mind in regard to fat storage and keeps the body’s metabolic system active for better muscle into fat ratio management.
NatureGenX further says that while the green coffee bean lowers the absorption of dietary fat, African mango lowers the conversion of complex carbs into glucose.
There has been research that has found green coffee bean can help to lower the absorption of fat and activation of fat metabolism in the liver. However, this research is limited and was conducted on mice, so there is nothing “clinically proven” about it.
Likewise, studies that have been conducted on African mango for weight loss are also limited and researchers have said that until good quality trials can demonstrate the efficacy of African mango for weight loss, it should not be recommended as a weight loss aid.
In short, absolutely none of the NatureGenX Leptin Burn ingredients have been clinically proven to provide benefits that lead to measurable, quality weight loss in humans.
A Non-Stimulant Diet Pill
On the plus side, Leptin Burn is a non-stimulant diet pill. It does contain green coffee bean and green tea, which do contain caffeine, but the amount of caffeine is minimal. Therefore, it is unlikely to lead to stimulant related effects in most people. This is why this diet pill can be called non-stimulant, which is different from stimulant free.
However, there are enough red flags regarding the integrity of this product and manufacturer that it would likely be in your best interest to avoid it altogether. Any manufacturer who makes misleading claims, such as “clinically proven ingredients,” calls its reputation into question. NatureGenX has not made clear what about each ingredient has been clinically proven and no scientific research has been provided to back up these clinically proven claims. Without this information, a “clinically proven” statement is left open to interpretation, often resulting in consumers thinking/assuming that the dietary supplement is clinically proven for weight loss, which it’s not.
Furthermore, calling the formula “doctor formulated” (even if it is) is another marketing tactic to give consumers the impression that this diet pill is somehow safer and/or of a higher quality and efficacy compared to other OTC products. Additionally, no information is provided about the doctor. However, even if a doctor is behind the NatureGenX Leptin Burn formula, this doesn’t make it safe or effective. With that said, prior to taking any dietary supplement for weight loss it is best to consult with your own personal physician.
Kilo Trim is a nonprescription weight loss pill that is manufactured by New Nordic Health, a company based in Sweden. This is a company that has a good reputation as a leading health brand in the Scandinavian region.
The Kilo Trim Formula Has Two Active Ingredients
Each of the Kilo Trim tablets contains only two ingredients. They are:
- Glucomannan powder
- Chili fruit extract (capsaicin)
These two ingredients are extremely common in over the counter diet pills and one of them is known to contribute to weight loss in an indirect but quite helpful way.
The claims about this product are that it acts as a fat burner and an appetite suppressant and that these benefits can help to make it easier for a dieter to be able to lose weight. The appetite suppression is based on claims that glucomannan powder will be able to expand in the stomach to the point that it will trick the body into thinking that it is more full than it actually is.
Unfortunately, due to the quantity of this ingredient that has been used in Kilo Trim, it is unlikely that the appetite suppression will be significant. That said, one positive thing about its directions is that it clearly states that two 8-ounce glasses of water should be consumed along with each tablet (three of which are to be taken in a day).
The reason why this is positive is that many products containing this ingredient don’t recommend enough water to encourage the powder to fully swell to its largest gel form. In this case, it does. The extra water could also help to act as a temporary appetite suppressant.
Beyond Controlling Hunger, Another Supposed Benefit is Thermogenic Fat Burning
The second ingredient contains capsaicin, which is the substance that makes chili peppers spicy. It is known to work as a thermogenic agent by increasing the body temperature so that more calories from consumed food are being burned off as heat. This means that the dieter will be able to potentially burn off a larger number of calories than would be possible with diet and exercise, alone. Moreover, when combined with cardio exercise, it can increase fat burning even further.
Fortunately, a large amount of water is taken with this pill as dehydration can be a risk with a thermogenic response. It is important for users to pay close attention to their hydration levels and to drink plenty of fluids throughout the day.
Though it is unlikely that Kilo Trim will have an overwhelmingly powerful impact on weight loss, it does have the potential to be helpful and to take the “edge” off of some of the downsides of dieting, which could make it easier for some dieters.
Kilo Trim Update – February 2020
There were actually several different versions of the Kilo Trim product produced by New Nordic Health. That being said, most seem to discontinued or are at least no longer for sale in the US, including the product reviewed above. Examples of some of the different versions of this product included:
- Kilo Trim: Lose Weight Natural – Chili and Glucomannan
- Kilo Trim: Weight Loss Healthy Blood Glucose Levels – Konjac Glucomannan and Saffron with chromium picolinate
- Kilo Trim: Contributes to Weight Management – Glucomannan and Betula Pendula Roth
The product discussed in the above Kilo Trim review is the version of this diet pill that includes chili (capsaicin) and glucomannan. That being said, you will notice that although each product differs slightly, they all have one ingredient in common: glucomannan.
Can Glucomannan Aid with Weight Loss?
Also known as konjac root, glucomannan is often touted in the OTC weight loss industry as being a powerful hunger controller or appetite suppressant. The common theory is that this natural water-soluble dietary fiber has the exceptional ability to absorb water. When it does, it transforms the fiber into a gel-like substance that takes up space in your stomach to promote a feeling of fullness, making it easier to eat less at meal time. It also can delay stomach emptying to increase satiety, is low in calories and lowers the absorption of fat and protein.
That said, the efficacy of glucomannan in regard to weight loss is inconclusive. Some research has found that it has the potential to be beneficial while other studies say that while these supplements are well tolerated, they have no effect on weight loss and further study is needed.
Ultimately, while Kilo Trim may not be available anymore, if you are considering taking a diet pill that contains glucomannan, remember that even if this ingredient should have an effect on your appetite, there is not guarantee that taking it will aid in or result in weight loss.
RevBurn is a fat burning supplement and thermogenic developed by Rev Labs. It has been formulated to increase energy and endurance, provide appetite suppression and control and support metabolic optimization.
Stimulants Are a Part of the Formula
One of the first aspects about this dietary supplement that you should know before you decide to purchase and try it is that RevBurn does contain more than one stimulant. Most notably it contains caffeine, phenylethylamine HCl and kola nut.
On the plus side, stimulants like caffeine are known to have an effect on the central nervous system. It is commonly believed that caffeine’s ability to elevate mood and metabolism could have a positive effect on individuals who are seeking to burn fat for weight loss.
For instance, one study suggests that when caffeine is ingested prior to aerobic exercise it can increase fat loss.
On the downside, there is no guarantee that ingesting caffeine, either via RevBurn or through other drinks or foods, will result in fat loss that will lead to measurable and long-term weight loss. Additionally, caffeine and other stimulants can cause unwanted side effects, such as:
- Rapid heartbeat
- Sleep disturbances
When this RevBurn review was written, the ingredients in the formula included three blends as follows:
Energy and Focus Blend
- Phenylethylamine HCl
- Green Tea
- Raspberry Ketones
- Yohimbe Bark
- Kola Nut
The suggested dosage is to take 1 capsule in the morning with 8-12 fluid ounces of water and to take 1 capsule in the afternoon or prior to your workout. Users should not have more than 2 capsules within a 24-hour period. Additionally, to decrease the potential risk of unwanted side effects, such as sleep disturbances, avoid taking these pills too late in the afternoon or the evening.
What Else to Consider
The makers of RevBurn say that when it is combined with exercise and a reduced calorie diet, it can help a user reach their weight loss goals as the ingredients within the formula can boost metabolism and fat-burning for up to 8 hours.
There is no clinical proof that this claim is true. Moreover, you should not assume that simply because this is a nonprescription weight loss aid that it is safe to take. If you have an existing medical condition, are taking prescription or over the counter medications or herbal supplements to treat a health issue, or are pregnant or nursing, you should consult with your doctor before taking RevBurn diet pills.