Tuesday, February 5, 2008

Weight Loss Products Available In The Market Today

If the causes for the growing incidence of obesity among peoples in various parts of the world might interest academicians or developmental sociologists. Those affected by excessive fat gain appear to be more practically concerned with utilizing one or more of the spate of weight loss products that is available in the market. Indeed, the range of weight loss products that exist appears to cater to the needs of consumers across the entire financial sphere - let us take a look at a couple of these products available today.

There are inexpensive products like HerbaLife Weight Loss Starter Kit priced a modest $7.99 only. Enzymatic Therapy Metabolic Advantage Thyroid Formula Weight Loss can be yours for between $16 & $19. However, to procure such products in the upper price bracket as Herbalife ShapeWorks Weight Loss Advanced & Herbalife Weight Loss with enhancers and protein flexibility, one would need to part with as much as $ 110 and $ 136 respectively.

The Rimonabant (generic Acomplia) 20 mg 336 tablets sell for a steep $ 479. Obviously, the weight loss products target consumers in the entire range of their purchasing power. Certain leading brands of weight loss products are HerbaLife, TwinLab, Clif Bar and Source Naturals.

Each has a diverse array of offerings in the defeat-obesity battlefield. Significant retailers of weight loss products include VitaPal, MyVitanet, MotherNature.com, All Star Health, iHerb.com and Amazon.

The current philosophy of most weight loss products seems to be seeking to replace regular meals by diet shakes and nutritional supplements. Green tea extract is a common ingredient in several fat burners, because it helps with thermogenesis and the metabolism of fat. Green tea extract is derived from the leaves of Camellia sinensis, the plant from which black and green teas are made.

Several antioxidant and cancer-fighting health benefits of green tea extract are supported by preliminary scientific research. A disclaimer also generally accompanies descriptions of the weight loss products, to the effect of their not having been evaluated by the US FDA (Food and Drug Administration). Hence, the ethical validity of the confident advertised claims of reducing weight advertised by the weight loss companies cannot be universally accepted as a matter of right.

The company HerbaLife subsequently ceased using ephedrine in its products after the FDA recorded adverse reactions involving its Thermojetics green tablets, and owing to rising insurance premia. To sum up, the global market is teeming with weight loss products and programs. These are generally herbal pills, invariably require diet modifications, frequently include exercise regimens, & lastly, even extend to the option of performing surgical corrections to one’s body fat.

Individual trial-and-error experiments with one product after another might be the only way for a consumer to test the efficacy of their respective claimed benefits; and this course might be fraught with the risk of medical complications.

Note: A degree of caution and care, therefore, in choosing such a product or program might prove prudent.