Herbal Supplements for Weight Loss
Herbs for Weight Management
Dieting is not the answer! Aren't you relieved? Very low calorie dieting may result in quick weight loss but it almost always results in lowering your metabolism - and this metabolism change tends to stay with you long after the diet is history. So, how do you go about making a permanent change in your weight?
Step 1 - Don't diet.
Step 2 - Increase your fiber intake. A study published in the October 17, 1999, issue of the Journal of the American Medical Association(JAMA), reported that one of the best ways to control your weight is to increase your dietary fiber. Fiber helps you to feel full without adding many calories. And certain kinds of fiber, such as psyllium husks, have the ability to absorb fat from the foods we eat, carrying that fat out of the body before it is absorbed. That's how Fat Grabbers work. Additionally, fiber has been shown to help lower serum cholesterol, reduce risk for cancer, and help diabetics control their blood sugar levels better.
Step 3 - Cleanse. Bhia.org recommends that all weight reduction programs begin with a thorough cleansing program. Modern food processing has removed most of the enzymes and fiber from our foods. And the staples of our diet - meat and dairy products - contain no fiber at all. Inadequate fiber slows the movement of the intestines and encourages the build up of waste and toxins in the bowel, liver and blood. Accumulated toxins have been linked with diverse health problems including fibromyalgia, cancer, Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS), poor skin, headaches, high blood pressure and digestive disturbances. Everyone can benefit from a periodic cleanse to clear out these accumulations.
Step 4 - Eat well. Eat at least 5 servings of vegetables and fruit each day. They are full of vitamins, minerals and other phytonutrients as well as fiber. Include lean protein, a variety of beans, whole grains, raw nuts and seeds. Minimize high fat foods - these come mostly from meat, dairy products (milk, cheese, yogurt, etc.), and snack foods (potato chips, cookies, and highly processed foods). Increasing your protein and reducing the carbohydrates in your diet has shown to be effective to many people.
Step 5 - Drink plenty of water. It won't result in weight gain! "Plenty of water" is about 1/2 ounce for every 1 pound of body weight. Water helps fiber in moving out the toxins, and helps reduce feelings
Step 6 - Exercise 30 minutes three times a week. It will stimulate your metabolism and you really will feel better, have more energy,
Step 7 - Design your own Weight Management Program.
Cleanse - choose the cleanse that most appeals to you. CleanStart is a particularly good choice for many people.Multiple vitamin and mineral supplement - Everyone, especially those who are trying to lose weight, should choose a daily vitamin and mineral supplement like Super Supplemental Vitamins and Minerals. This will insure that your body gets the basic nutrition it needs to maintain health. It will also reduce the cravings often associated with an unbalanced or incomplete diet.Fiber - Increase your fiber intake by eating more vegetables, fruits and beans. You may want to include Fat Grabbers.Metabolism - Increase your metabolism by exercise and supplementation. You may want to try Fen-Chi or MetaboMax if not contraindicated by your health. Or you may want to try Garcinia Chi or Garcinia Combination. Garcinia is safe for everyone.Add other supplements you feel meet your needs. Maybe you would like a meal replacement occasionally or maybe you need help regulating your appetite. Perhaps you would like to increase muscle mass as you decrease body fat or maybe you are struggling with cellulite.
With just a little planning, a few products and a couple of simple, but important, lifestyle changes, you are on your way to the weight you want to be!
Chinese Tiao He Cleanse (10-day supply) $28.65
Tiao He Cleanse is a 10-day nutritional program to help the body achieve tiao he - balance and harmony. It's a gentle, whole-body cleanse combining Chinese and Western herbs known to absorb toxins from the bowel, improve elimination, expel parasites, detoxify the kidneys and liver, purify the blood, and cleanse the entire body of cellular waste. Each packet contains one capsule of LIV-C (liver cleanse), Special Formula #1 (whole body cellular cleanse), LBS II and psyllium hulls (colon cleanse), burdock root (blood purifier) and black walnut hulls (digestive system). Take one packet 15 minutes before meals up to three times a day (for 10 days) with an 8 ounce glass of water followed by another 8 ounce glass of water.
CleanStart (Cleanse/Detox Program) (2-week supply) $59.95
CleanStart is a safe and effective colon and liver cleanse. It helps clean out toxins that deplete and degrade your health. Each program contains 28 delicious daily drink packets and 28 capsules packets (1 drink and 1capsule packet twice a day).
Each drink packet contains the following:
Psyllium Hulls to reduce colon transit time, help absorb bowel toxins,
and normalize cholesterol. This may result in lower cholesterol levels,
lower risk of colon cancer, and decreased appetite.
Bentonite to draw toxins out and help eliminate bowel pockets (diverticulii).
Freeze-dried aloe to soothe and protect bowel tissue.
Chlorophyll to help oxygenate and clean the blood.
Stevia to sweeten the taste. Stevia is a nontoxic, nonfattening herb.
Potassium Bicarbonate which helps to replenish potassium that may be lost while cleansing.
Each capsule packet contains the following:
Enviro-Detox (1 capsule) to open the body's elimination channels. This
may slow your aging process and result in higher energy levels.
LBS II (2 capsules) to enhance elimination, increase production of digestive enzymes and soothe the digestive tract. This may increase your vitality and lower your risk of serious illness that could result from toxin buildup.
Nature's Cleanse (30-day supply) $67.25
Nature's Cleanse encourages proper cleansing of the digestive tract, allowing for better elimination of waste and better absorption of nutrients. Nature's Cleanse also supports glandular and liver function. Recommendation is to use Nature's Cleanse for one week followed by 30 days of either Nature's Thermo-Trim or Nature's Syner-Slim. Nature's Cleanse contains Bowel Build, Master Gland, Enviro-Detox, Liv-A, LBS-II, SF, and chromium.
SF (100 capsules) $17.55
SF, ATC Concentrated (50 capsules) $28.20
SF (100 vegitabs) $17.55
SF is the ideal complement to any weight management program. It supports weight loss by stimulating your body's detoxification and elimination processes. SF helps the body expel accumulated fluids and toxins via the colon, liver, and kidneys. It contains herbs which stimulate production of digestive fluids and bile, reduce cholesterol, improve liver and gallbladder function, purify the blood, increases immunity, soothes inflammation, relaxes muscle spasms, and destroys parasites. SF is composed of chickweed, cascara sagrada bark, licorice root, safflowers, parthenium root, black walnut hulls, gotu kola, hawthorn berries, papaya fruit, fennel seeds, and dandelion root.
ATC concentrated is approximately four times more concentrated than the regular product.
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MetaboStart (two-week supply) $59.95
Each box of MetaboStart consists of AM, NOON, and PM packets containing these five powerful weight-loss products:
MetaboMax safely increase your fat-burning metabolism as it decreases your appetite. Caffeine-free MetaboMax contains ephedrine from Ma huang to generate natural thermogenesis in your system.
7-Keto, a safe, natural metabolite of DHEA, helps increase the basic metabolic rate in your system, prevents muscle waste, and boosts immune functions. It may help lower the body's weight set point - the particular weight your body has programmed itself to maintain. 7-Keto does not convert into the sex hormones testosterone or estrogen.
Fat Grabbers help remove fat and cholesterol from the body by emulsifying
dietary fat and trapping fat molecules. These molecules are then eliminated
through the intestinal system.
Cellu-Smooth helps increase microcirculation, allowing your system to mobilize fat stores and remove toxins, especially in dimply or "cottage cheese-like" areas of the body. Designed to minimize cellulite, Cellu-Smooth also protects capillaries and improves the general appearance of the skin.
Garcinia Combination helps inhibit the conversion of excess carbohydrates into fat and increases stores of glucose (energy). This unique combination is also capable of lowering the production of cholesterol and fatty acids.
Nature's Syner-Slim (14-day supply) available 7/00 $59.95
This is a new, ephedrine-free weight loss program that stimulates fat metabolism and increases basal metabolism. It prevents dietary fat from being absorbed and slows the conversion of carbohydrates into fats.
The Syner-Slim program includes:
Each box of Syner-Slim consists of AM, NOON, and PM packets containing Slim-Chi (ephedrine-free) and four additional powerful weight loss products:
Slim-Chi with Synephrine
Extracted from immature orange peel, synephrine helps stimulate fat metabolism and increase basal metabolism.
7-Keto, a safe, natural metabolite of DHEA, increases your base metabolic rate, prevents muscle waste, and boosts immune functions. It may help lower the body's weight set point - the particular weight your body has programmed itself to maintain. 7-Keto does not convert into the sex hormones testosterone or estrogen.
Fat Grabbers remove fat and cholesterol from the body by emulsifying dietary fat and trapping fat molecules. These molecules are then eliminated through the intestinal system.
Cellu-Smooth increases microcirculation, allowing your system to mobilize fat stores and remove toxins, especially in dimply or "cottage cheese-like" areas of the body. Designed to minimize cellulite, Cellu-Smooth also protects capillaries and improves the general appearance of the skin.
Garcinia Combination inhibits the conversion of excess carbohydrates into fat and increases stores of glucose (energy). This unique combination is also capable of lowering the production of cholesterol and fatty acids.
Reduce Dietary Fat
Fat Grabbers Pack (45 packets) $31.20
Fat Grabbers (120 capsules) $22.00
Fat Grabbers (360 capsules) $58.20
Fat Grabbers uses all-natural fibers and fat emulsifiers to trap the fat molecules in your intestinal tract before they can enter the bloodstream and then eliminates it through the digestive process. This is the ideal product for anyone wanting to absorb less fat from their everyday diet. No stimulants, no questionable ingredients - just wholesome nutritional substances that don't disrupt normal body processes. Fat Grabbers combines the high quality fiber found in guar gum and psyllium with chickweed and lecithin. Extensive research on guar gum and psyllium indicates that both are effective in minimizing the absorption of fat. Lecithin is a fat emulsifier, making it easier for the fiber to trap the fat. Chickweed contains saponins that also act as emulsifying agents. All elements of Fat Grabbers provide nutrients to help lower cholesterol and fat, and they have a long history of safe use. The only "side effect" is better bowel movements due to additional dietary fiber.
Inhibit Fat Production & Storage
Garcinia Chi (42 packets - 14-day program) $35.70
This program helps control your appetite, inhibits the production and storage of fat, and increases energy. Garcinia Chi combines herbs which promote efficient metabolism, inhibit the production and storage of fat, reduce fat conversion in the liver, balance blood sugar levels for consistent energy, enhance digestion and absorption of nutrients, stimulate circulation to improve energy, eliminate water retention, and cleanse the colon. Each packet contains 2 Garcinia Combination, 2 Energ-V, and 2 SF. Take one packet 30 minutes before each meal.
Garcinia Combination (100 capsules) $26.70
Garcinia Combination's primary ingredient is garcinia cambogia fruit. The garcinia has been standardized to 50 percent hydroxycitric acid. Research has demonstrated that hydroxycitric acid (HCA) decreases appetite, inhibits the conversion of excess carbohydrates into fat, and increases stores of the body's energy fuel - glycogen. Maggie Greenwood-Robinson, Ph.D., in her book Natural Weight Loss Miracles gives HCA five stars out of five (effective for weight loss, extensively studies in both animals and humans, has many other health benefits, and causes very few side effects).
Chickweed is added to this combination to provide additional fiber, stimulate digestion, and help break up fat and fatty deposits. Chromium (33 mcg per capsule) is added to help regulate blood sugar levels. The amino acid l-carnitine is added to promote fat metabolism.
Chinese Fen-Chi (150 capsules) $29.95
Chinese Fen-Chi increases metabolism, decreases appetite, while functioning as a diuretic, increasing energy and providing a sense of well being. A key herb in Chinese Fen-Chi, ma huang (also known as Chinese ehpedra), contains ephedrine. Ephedrine is similar to adrenaline in that it stimulates the central nervous system. Other companies market diet pills containing ephedrine isolated from ma huang. NSP uses the whole extract of the plant, not pure ephedrine. Dr. Alvin Segelman, NSP's Vice President of Health Sciences, claims that using the whole extract of ma huang in Fen-Chi allows the maximum benefit of the herb while at the same time minimizing the undesirable effects inherent in other ephedrine-containing products. People who are slender often use up to 40% of their food for immediate energy; whereas, those who are overweight may use as little as 10% for immediate energy, storing the remainder as fat.
Note: Ephedra is a stimulant that may raise blood pressure. It also contains diuretics, which can cause the body to lose potassium. Do not use this product if you have high blood pressure, heart disease, or diabetes. Do not use for more than 12 consecutive weeks.
Chinese Thermo-Chi (2 weeks, 42 packets) $36.90
Thermogenesis speeds up the body's metabolism, which increases the burning of calories. This process, which occurs naturally during exercise, is enhanced by Thermo-Chi. The key ingredients in Thermo-Chi are ma huang and white willow bark, with supporting herbs and minerals. Ma huang naturally contains ephedrine, while white willow bark contains salicin. This product is 100% caffeine-free. Conveniently packaged, each Thermo-Chi package now contains 42 packets, 28 for mornings and 14 for evenings. Take one AM packet with breakfast and one with lunch, and one PM packet with dinner daily for 14 days. After a one-week rest, resume the program for another two-week period. Continue this cycle until your goal weight is reached.
MetaboMax (90 tablets) $29.95
MetaboMax is a combination of several herbs and supplements designed to enhance energy, promote the burning of stored fat, support digestion, nourish the glands and promote effective weight loss. It contains Chinese ephedra, bee pollen, Siberian ginseng, ginger, lecithin, damiana, sarsaparilla, nettle, gotu kola, kelp, golden seal, Cordyceps, royal jelly, vitamin E, chromium, magnesium and zinc. It is 100 percent caffeine free.
Nature's Thermo-Trim (30-day supply) $89.75
A convenient program for enhancing the body's ability to burn fat and produce energy. This product helps suppress appetite by supporting your central nervous system and leaves you with a feeling of fullness. It also prevents water retention and aids in the elimination of excess fat from your diet before it is absorbed by your body. This effective program includes: Chinese Fen-Chi, Garcinia Combination, Super Supplemental Vitamins and Minerals, Fat Grabbers, SF, and Collatrim capsules.
Note: Chinese Fen-Chi can accelerate heart rate and blood pressure. Do not use this product if you have high blood pressure or are pregnant or nursing.
5-HTP Power (60 capsules) $25.20
This product combines 5-HTP (hydroxytryptophan) with three adaptogenic herbs: Siberian ginseng, ashwaganda, and suma. 5-HTP is converted by the body into serotonin, an important neurotransmitter. This helps regulate appetite, mood and sleep. Each capsule contains 35 mg of 5-HTP. For mood elevation and weight loss the recommendation is one capsule with each meal. To promote sleep, the recommendation is three capsules with your evening meal. NSP's 5-HTP is the only one that contains adaptogenic herbs to support the body. Because excess 5-HTP is simply excreted, 35 mg per capsule is the most economic amount. NSP also adds B6 and zinc to this product. These two nutrients prevent the conversion of 5-HTP into serotonin while in the intestinal tract. Without these added nutrients, 5-HTP would be converted into serotonin before it reached the brain, resulting in no benefit.
Many problems are associated with low levels of serotonin including depression, insomnia, anxiety, migraines, PMS, obsessive-compulsive behavior, obesity and some addictions. 5-HTP doesn't produce the unpleasant side effects of many anti-depressants but appears to offer similar benefits.
Note: 5-HTP should not be used by those using MAO inhibiting drugs like Prozac, Zoloft, etc., or women who are pregnant or nursing. However, 5-HTP may be combined with St. John's Wort.
AS with Gymnema (100 capsules) $18.20
This product functions as an appetite suppressant. AS with Gymnema contains brindall berries, gymnema leaves, marshmallow root and psyllium hulls. Gymnema blocks carbohydrate absorption in the intestines temporarily blocks the taste of sweet if it contacts the taste buds. Try it, it works!
Homeopathic Appetite Control (1 fl oz) $10.75
Appetite control is a natural homeopathic medicine that assists in the control of appetite as an aid to weight loss. Take 10-15 drops under the tongue 30 minutes prior to meals.
Collatrim (16 fl oz) $46.50
Collatrim (180 capsules) $26.95
Collatrim contains bovine collagen. Taken once a day just before bed, the amino acids in Collatrim are used by the body to rebuild muscle tissue while you sleep. It provides an excellent source of protein and amino acids as well as aloe vera juice and citric acid. The hydrolyzed collagen in Collatrim supplements the body's collagen production, which slows down as we age, with high concentrations of proteins and amino acids. Dr. Alvin Segelman, Vice President of NSP Health Sciences, says collagen helps the body maintain a favorable ratio between the fat-storing hormone insulin and the fat-burning hormone glucagon. Collagen also stimulates the release of human growth hormone, which burns fat while strengthening and repairing muscle tissue. This collagen is completely free of steroids and hormones. Careful testing guarantees all potency claims.
Pyruvate (100 capsules) $27.50
Pyruvate occurs naturally primarily in red apples, red wine, and certain cheeses. Body builders use it to increase performance, endurance, metabolism, build lean muscle and reduce fat. Studies have shown that 4-6 grams of pyruvate a day safely and significantly increases muscular endurance and lean body mass without the unwanted side effects of stimulants like caffeine. Pyruvate works by increasing the body's ability to metabolize carbohydrates in the mitochondria of each cell where calories are burned and energy produced. It also helps to move glucose from the bloodstream into the muscle cells using a process called "glucose extraction." The active ingredient in pyruvate is natural synephrine, which is an extract of Chinese immature bitter orange peel. Its benefits are similar to those of ephedrine, but it has none of ephedrine's annoying side effects. Synephrine improves circulation in the heart and brain and is also a thermogenic compound. Note: if you are pregnant, nursing, suffering from a medical condition, or taking a prescription drug, consult your health care provider before using this product.
GlanDiet Powder-GA Vanilla (25 oz) $27.50
GlanDiet Powder-PT Vanilla (25 oz) $27.50
GlanDiet is a meal replacement formula. Unlike fad or crash diets, GlanDiet is scientifically formulated to bring out-of-balance systems into balance for optimal weight loss. GlanDiet is based on the well-accepted theory that your body's dominant glands determine how and where you gain weight and how your body is shaped. Whereas most diet programs are one-plan-fits-all, GlanDiet is individualized to strengthen the weakest glands, thereby bringing your body into balance for optimal weight loss. Both formulas contain large amounts of dietary fiber to provide a feeling of satisfaction and help maintain proper elimination. They also provide appreciable amounts of protein, vitamins and minerals.
Which formula do you need?
GA - Gonadal and Adrenal Body Types
Gonadal - This body type accumulates the most body fat around their hips and rear, with their body tending to be much more narrow around the chest and shoulders (pear-shape). Avoid spicy foods and foods high in fat.
Adrenal - This body type is stocky and tend to store fat throughout their torso. Even when overweight, they will tend to look strong and muscular
PT - Pituitary and Thyroid Body Types
Pituitary - This body type looks young and has small proportions. The body fat is typically distributed evenly over their body, giving them a somewhat soft, babylike appearance. Avoid dairy products.
Thyroid - This body type is tall and slender with a tendency to store fat in the waist but not in other areas of the body. A typical thyroid type is a thin man with a large stomach hanging over his belt. Avoid simple carbohydrates, beverages that contain caffeine, and candy.
GreenZone (8.75 oz) $36.95
Heard of The Zone? GreenZone provides balanced nutrition in accordance with the 40-30-30 principle - that the body best utilizes food in the ratio of 40% of calories from carbohydrates, 30% of calories from proteins and 30% of calories from fat. Nature's Sunshine formulated this product to maximized the fat-burning and energy-releasing mechanisms of the body. GreenZone supports the immune system, strengthens the connective tissues, provides your body with the benefits of cleansing and detoxification, and offers valuable nutrition that supports energy, endurance, and stamina. This product contains spirulina, amaranth flour, soy lecithin powder, wheat grass, barley grass, and many other important ingredients.
Sunshine Slender - Vanilla (24.75 oz) $26.95
Sunshine Slender - Cocoa (24.75 oz) $26.95
Sunshine Slender is a great-tasting meal replacement drink. It is high-fiber, low-fat, and dairy-free. It has been formulated to mix easily with water or milk, and is nutritionally balanced to help maximize weight loss. It contains medium-chain triglycerides (MCTs) that help burn existing fat and inhibit the storage of fat. Sunshine Slender also contains adaptogenic herbs to help your body adjust to metabolic changes. It includes Garcinia cambogia to help control appetite and inhibit the production and storage of fat. Sunshine Slender also contains Ashwagandha, Astragalus root, creatine, l-carnitine, lecithin, protein (isolated soy protein, amaranth flour), reishi mushroom, schizandra fruit, vitamins and minerals.
Each serving of Sunshine Slender provides 190 calories, 2 grams of fat, 28 grams of carbohydrates, and 15 grams of protein. Use twice daily as a meal replacement.
Cellu-Smooth (90 capsules) $44.75
Notice Improvement in as Little as Four Weeks
Take one capsule of Cellu-Smooth three times daily. For best results, use this product in conjunction with Fat Grabbers, MetaboMax, Vari-Gone, Appetite Control Homeopathic and Cellu-Tone Essential Oil blend. You may notice improvement in as little as four weeks, though you may wish to continue using Cellu-Smooth for maximum results.
Join the Fight against Cellulite
An estimated 80 percent of all women � no matter their weight, shape or size � are plagued with cellulite. These unsightly, lumpy fat deposits cause the skin around the thighs, hips and buttocks to look like cottage cheese under the surface. Weight gain causes cellulite to appear more obvious.
How is Cellulite Formed
As we age, body tissues in certain areas break down. Poor microcirculation in those areas can damage fatty tissue, and blood- and lymphatic-vessel walls become more permeable. These vessels leak fluid into surrounding tissues, causing congestion and swelling of fat lobes under the skin. This prevents nutrients like oxygen from being carried to the tissue, hindering the drainage of toxins. When toxins cannot be properly eliminated from these areas, scarring and stretch marks can occur, and fat cells can become trapped, forming cellulite.
Cellu-Smooth is a remarkable herbal supplement designed to increase circulation, mobilize fat stores, protect against free radical damage to structural skin proteins, and maximize the appearance of healthy skin. Bladderwrack, a type of kelp, supports immune and lymphatic function. Its high iodine content supports the thyroid gland and promotes a healthy metabolism. Rhodiola extract is a powerful adaptogenic herb that promotes increased strength, stamina and mental capacity. It also increases the ability and efficiency of the body�s cells to generate and use energy. Milk thistle fruit contains silymarin, a group of active bioflavonoids that promote healthy circulation and detoxification. Ginkgo leaves contain flavonoids that scavenge free radicals, promoting and protecting healthy capillaries. Rhododendron caucasicum root is a powerful antioxidant that helps protect and strengthen capillaries, improving microcirculation.
Cellu-Tone (5 ml) $12.50
Cellu-Tone is a blend of essential oils designed to help stimulate and tone your skin. It also supports digestive and circulatory health. Massage well into desired area or add to your bath. As with most essential oils, dilute with a good massage oil. Mix approximately 7-15 drops of Cellu-Tone with 1 tablespoon of massage oil.
Note: Do not use topically prior to sun exposure or on those with kidney disorders.