Slimming tablets are a common and popular tool in the search for weight-loss. One well-known brand is called Xenadrine and like all slimming tablets, it has its supporters and critics, claims and possible side-effects. You should consider the facts and take advice before acting.
Xenadrine slimming tablets come in a couple of forms. The first, known as “RFA-1”, is the original. It contains the herbal stimulant Ephedra which is no longer allowed to be sold in the U.S.
The more recent and readily available version is called “EFX” and the manufacturers make similar claims for this product. They say that it is a king amongst slimming tablets because it does actually help you slim. Claims are made that a number of pounds can be lost in just the first two weeks of use and that the total loss might be as much as 20lbs.
The mixture of natural chemicals forming these slimming tablets affects the body in a number of ways. Firstly, there is a constriction of the blood vessels, which increases blood pressure and secondly, there is a stimulus to the whole metabolism. This in turn is said to increase the burning of fat, suppress appetite and generate energy.
Users find that their heart is beating faster and that their mood will also rise with the effect of Xenadrine slimming tablets. This is both a direct result of the chemical components, but also an indirect effect of the weight-loss and increased self-esteem.
Like all slimming tablets, Xenadrine can cause side-effects. Users report that increased heart and metabolism rates sometimes also mean increased shakiness and irritability. Others mention excess sweating and nausea as well as stomach aches and head aches.
The “EFX” version is safer in that it avoids the banned Ephedra, but the cocktail of chemicals it now includes was put together to try to replicate the beneficial effects, so the same side-effects have also been seen.
Some users test out these slimming tablets by taking a half-dosage for the first week or so. The aim is to allow the body time to acclimatize to the effects of the slimming tablets before having to cope with the whole dose. The manufacturers suggest two tablets before breakfast and another two later in the afternoon.
The discussion and argument goes on, but there is no doubt that Xenadrine is a player causing strong views amongst those who use or criticise slimming tablets.