Thursday, December 3, 2009

Vitamin Efficiency


    I have walked up and down the aisles in Whole Foods overwhelmed by the variety of weight loss supplements.  I'm extremely conservative when it comes to taking any type of medication, much less some hippy dippy herbs and vitamins - particularly when they have not been evaluated by the FDA.  I don't even like to take Tylenol.  But I was relieved to sit down with my nutritionist to navigate through all the marketing ploys and find out what products and supplements might actually help me to lose.  I am very curious to hear what some of you may be taking.  And if you've had any experience with these products I'd really love to hear from you.

Here's what we came up with.

Digestzymes (designs for health):  A combination of the most important enzymes for the absorption of nutrients and the digestion of proteins, fats and carbs.  Alleviates bloating, gas , constipation. The key to vibrant health, disease prevention and anti-aging.

Endotrim (designs for health) :  
A comprehensive endocrine balancing formula, promotes optimal insulin, leptin and cortisol balance.  For anyone wishing to improve body composition.  Contains non-stimulating American ginseng for cortisol balance.  Banaba, chronium and vanadium are included to enhance glucose control and insulin performance.  ForsLean, Garcinia cambogia and green tea promote lean body mass through ergogenic activity.  Activated B vitamins, magnesium and L-carnitine provide nutrients for optimal mitochondrial function and metabolism.  N-acetyl-tyrosine supports thyroid function and proper catecholamine balance.

Pyruvate One Thousand with CitriMax and ChromeMate (dc):  An all natural diet pill that works as an appetite suppressant.  Known for having numerous benefits which include: reduction of fatty mass, the lowering of blood lipids, improved endurance during aerobic activity, increased ATP/energy production, and a decrease in the chance of regaining previously lost fat mass.

Harmony Formula's Super II: 12 powerful herbs act as a bowel cleanser and jump start an inefficient colon.  

Harmony Formulas Cleansing Complex with Herbs:  29 herbs aid in the cleansing of 29 different body parts.  Stimulates the release of toxins and aid the five channels of elimination; the bowel, kidneys, lungs, skin lymphatic system as well as the bloodstream, cells and body tissue.

Harmony Formulas Cleansing Complex with Fibers:  A blend of 13 fibers and herbs that stimulate bile and act as a cleanse.

For right now, this all seems to be helping.  The only problem for me, is that it's a lot of pills and I am on the go so much, I never have time to plan ahead and bring what I need for each meal.  I have seen some weight loss though and that's exciting!