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Xenadrine…. First Diet Pill I Ever Tried

Xenadrine

According to Web MD, “One of the most popular weight-loss supplements in the United States — considered a ‘nutritional supplement’ and not a drug by current FDA standards — is Xenadrine, made by the New Jersey company Cytodyne Technologies. The main ingredient in its original formula, Xenadrine RFA-1, is ephedrine, derived from the ephedra plant. Ephedrine increases metabolism, the process by which fat cells are broken down and converted to energy, and it suppresses appetite. The effects of ephedrine are like those of amphetamines, also known as speed, and for some they can be deadly. Ephedrine can raise one’s heart rate and blood pressure, so people with heart conditions and high blood pressure are warned against taking it.” Full article : How Safe is Xenadrine?

I was introduced to Xenadrine while reading a Fitness magazine when I was in my early 20’s (so, about 10 years ago, more or less). At the time,  I was active and exercised regularly, but still wanted to drop 10 more pounds. So, off to GNC I went. This was my official trip to GNC, and most definitely not my last. The friendly salesperson had no problem pointing me to the diet pill section and was kind enough to offer stronger diet pills than Xenadrine,  but I declined. I picked up my bottle of Xenadrine and headed home to give them a try. Continue reading

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Supplements Galore…I have probably tried it or I probably want to.

I was looking through a Women’s Health/Fitness magazine this weekend and saw a picture of a new workout product. The product looks sexy, which is always a pitfall for me. I love to try new products and I am a sucker for pretty packaging. This got me to thinking about all the products that I have tried on the GNC shelves, that I have bought at a local drugstore, and bought via the internet. The list is longer than I realized.

The List
Diet:
-The Zone Diet
-Weight Watchers
-Xenadrine
-Hydroxycut
-Sensa
-Slimfast

Protein Shakes:
-Amp Pro Performance Wheybolic Extreme
-EAS Soy Protein
-Body Fortress Super Advanced Whey Protein

Preworkout, thermogenic fat burners, and more by brand:
-Amp Pro Performance Endurance (Booster, Chew)
-BSN (Hypershred, NO Xplode, Atrophex)
-Cellucor (T7 Extreme, C4 Extreme)
-GNC: Genetix HD (Meta Ignite, ProSculpt, Physio-Burn)
-Muscle Tech (Neurocore, HydroxyStim, NanoStim)
-Optimum Nutrition (AmiN.O.Energy)
-USPlabs (OxyElite Pro, Jack3d)

That is all that I can think of right now…. I am sure there are a few more out there that I cannot remember trying. There are products on the list above that I love and products that I will NEVER consume again. While I did not like some of the products above, that does not mean that they did not work for other folks. My goal over the coming months will be to provide a review of each product that I have tried.