Diet Rx review, testimonials for appetite suppression,
side effects, where to buy
July 1 2017 by Dr. Ray Sahelian, M.D. subscribe to a free newsletter on the latest research regarding weight loss naturally
Does Diet Rx really work?
Diet Rx is an effective natural herbal product in terms of appetite suppression. I formulated this product after years of testing different herbs and nutrients on myself and having feedback from hundreds of patients. I am very impressed at how well it works in the majority who take it. Appetite is reduced without feeling stimulated. And when appetite is reduced, fewer calories are consumed. This article reviews the benefits, side effects, provides some testimonials, a list of the ingredients and where to buy.
Physician Formulas, Inc., Diet Rx, 60 Capsules
Benefits of Diet Rx and where to buy
If you would like to eat less, consider a product called Diet Rx. This natural appetite suppressant works without stimulants and has no added caffeine, ephedra, ephedrine alkaloids, synephrine, hormones, guarana, ginseng, or stimulating amino acids.
All natural appetite suppressant, decreases appetite so you eat less
Helps you maintain healthy blood sugar levels
Helps you maintain healthy cholesterol and lipid levels
Provides a variety of antioxidant from two dozen herbs and nutrients
Provides healthy fiber
Improves mental concentration and focus
Improves will power and choice of food selection
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|Serving Size: 1 Capsule|
|Servings Per Bottle: 60 Capsules|
|Amount Per Capsule||% DV|
|Chromium (picolinate)||10 mg||†|
|Diet RX Propriety Blend
Ginger root (zingiber officinalis), green tea extract (camellia sinensis, 50% polyphenols), spirulina (spirulina platensis), hoodia gordonii 20:1 extract, cinnamom root (cinnamomum cassia), apple cider vinegar, apple pectin, garcinia cambogia (60% hydroxycitric acid), glucomannan konjac 4:1 extract, grapefruit extract (citrus paradise) acetyl-l-carnitine, alpha lipoic acid, banaba extract, 5-HTP, choline bitartrate, inositol, carnitine (HCI), inulin, pomegranate extract (40% ellagic acid), bitter melon extract (momordica charantia), psyllium husk, coleus forskohlii (10% forskohlin), fenugreek seed extract (trigonella foenum), and guggul extract (10 guggulsterones).
Ingredients in Diet Rx - Proprietary Blend
Ginger root (Zingiber officinalis), Green tea extract (Camellia sinensis, standardized to contain 50% polyphenols), Spirulina (Spirulina platensis), Hoodia extract (Hoodia gordonii, 20 to 1 extract), Cinnamon root (Cinnamomum cassia), Apple Cider vinegar, Apple pectin, Garcinia Cambogia CitriMax HCA-600 SXS (standardized to contain 60% hydroxycitric acid), Glucomannan konjac 4 to 1 extract, Grapefruit extract (Citrus paradise, 4 to 1 extract), Acetyl-l-Carnitine, Alpha lipoic acid, Banaba extract (standardized to contain 1 % corosolic acid), 5-HTP, Choline bitartrate, Inositol, Carnitine (Hcl), Pomegranate (standardized to contain 40 % ellagic acid), Bitter melon extract (Momordica charantia), Psyllium husk, Coleus forskohlii (standardized to contain 10 % forskohlin), Fenugreek seed extract 4 to 1 (Trigonella foenum), Guggul herb (standardized to contain 10 % guggulsterones), and Inulin. Chromium picolinate mineral.
Suggested use, dosage, how much to use: Take two Diet Rx capsules on an empty stomach at least half an hour before breakfast or lunch. Increase on subsequent days to 3 or 4 based on your needs. May take all at once or split between morning and midday. Take a break a few days each month. Consult with your health care provider regarding the use of Diet Rx particularly if you have a health condition or taking medicines.
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Ingredients in Diet Rx and how they work to reduce
Green Tea Extract - Studies show green tea extract results in an increase fat oxidation and in energy expenditure (a measure of metabolism). Green tea contains various antioxidants, including EGCG. Green tea extract also increases energy. The benefits come from an interaction between caffeine and EGCG).
Hoodia Extract - Hoodia gordonii has a compound called P57 that works directly in the brain to help reduce appetite. For thousands of years the bushman of the Kalahari Desert in South Africa have been chewing on hoodia to stop hunger, while they were on hunts or journeys, where there was little of no food available to them. Is hoodia safe to take for prolonged periods?
Glucomannan konjac extract - Glucomannan helps to satiate and provides good management of blood lipid and carbohydrate status along with providing fiber for optimal bowel movements.
Ginger root - Ginger has been recognized for its medicinal properties for thousands of years. Ginger extract is added to herbal formulas to help relieve nausea and gastrointestinal side effects. Studies in rodents show ginger is involved in maintaining healthy levels of blood sugar and cholesterol.
Cinnamon root helps maintain healthy blood sugar levels.
Garcinia cambogia Citrimax - Hydroxycitric acid is derived from the Malabar tamarind tropical fruit (Garcinia cambogia) native to India. Hydroxycitric acid has been found to inhibit mitochondrial citrate lyase, leading to decreased acetyl coenzyme A production and decreased fatty acid synthesis.
Bitter-Melon helps with blood sugar control and increases lipid oxidation, or fat burning.
Apple cider vinegar is obtained from the fermentation of apple juice which leads to acetic acid.
Spirulina is green blue algae that is considered a superfood with a high protein content. Spirulina has antioxidants,
Apple pectin is a healthy fiber that helps maintain healthy cholesterol levels.
Choline is a nutrient that converts into acetylcholine. Choline increases the mobilization of fatty acids. Choline is needed for efficient fat metabolism.
Inositol combines with choline to assist in fat metabolism. Inositol Powder is also availabe over the counter.
Carnitine or L-Carnitine is a main ingredient in many diet pills and supplements. L-carnitine is found in an enzyme complex (carnitine acyltransferase I, carnitine translocase, and carnitine acyltransferase II) that helps transport long-chain fatty acids across into the mitochondria where fatty acids can be metabolized efficiently.
Pomegranate is full of antioxidants that helps reduce damage to the inner lining of blood vessels.
Psyllium is a fiber which absorbs water within the gut, causing increased satiety and lower caloric intake. Psyllium is also helpful in keeping healthy blood sugar and lipid levels.
Cayenne has capsaicin helps regulate blood sugar levels by affecting the breakdown of carbohydrates after a meal.
Coleus forskohlii contains Forskolin which increases Cyclic AMP thus influencing membrane transport proteins and increasing fat metabolism..
Fenugreek helps with blood sugar control and reduces insulin resistance.
Guggul can help a sluggish thyroid gland and help the body to burn calories more efficiently. Guggul also helps manage cholesterol levels.
Inulin is from the chicory plant. Inulin is a prebiotic fiber that helps reduce food absorption but improves mineral absorption, including magnesium and calcium.
Grapefruit extract - different grapefruit constituents influence intestinal and liver lipid transport and metabolism.
Banaba extract helps check blood sugar and insulin levels. Fluctuations in blood sugar and insulin are related to appetite and food cravings, particularly for carbohydrates.
Alpha Lipoic acid is one of the most powerful antioxidants
Acetyl l-Carnitine helps maintain attention and focus so you can think clearer
5-HTP converts into serotonin so you can have more will power and be less impulsive in your food choices.
Chromium picolinate is a trace mineral that helps reduce sugar cravings and regulates appetite by stabilizing blood sugar levels.
Diet Rx does not contain CLA.
Ingredients it does not have
Diet Rx has no added caffeine, ephedra or ephedrine alkaloids, synephrine, guarana or stimulating amino acids. Users do not feel jittery and restless. Rather, many people report feeling more balanced with a more focused mind. Caffeine has not been added to Diet Rx although green tea extract has small amounts of natural caffeine. Caffeine use may lead to anxiety, irritability, nervousness and sleep disorders for some users. However, most people who like the effects of caffeine, normally drink a cup or two of coffee a day which provides 100 to 200 mg of caffeine. Those who drink two or more cups of coffee may wish to take one less capsule of Diet Rx. For instance, if four capsules of Diet Rx normally works for you, take 3 capsules if you plan to drink 2 or more cups.
Diet Rx testimonials
I have been taking Diet Rx for one week now. I have noticed that I do not feel hungry. The biggest difference that I noticed though is no night time snacking. I never go to bed before 2:00am and usually start my evening snacking around 10:00pm I must clarify that what I call a "snack" other people call a meal. I am not fond of sweets so therefore my "snack" is something meaty (pork chop, chicken breast or steak) or a sandwich or two with all the trimmings. I have not even thought about having something to eat in the evenings since starting Diet Rx. I tried a diet pill once before in my life but did not like it because it gave me an awful nervous feeling and fast heart beat. I don't feel anything like that with this diet product. In one week I lost three pounds.
I find myself eating a lot less, with little desire for food. Before I was starving all the time. It surprises me that it lasts all day, including through the evening. I have lost a total of 7 lbs within two weeks. No side effects, no life style changes. This is wonderful. I am amazed how I do not think about "late night snacking" Wow.
Side effects, adverse reactions, safety
No major side effects have been reported when using one to three capsules a day. There could be excess energy when taking more than 3 or 4 capsules.
I take Armour Thyroid for hypothyroidism. I have been taking it along with Diet Rx and don't feel any adverse effects.
Is the product Diet Rx safe to take with antidepressant prescription drugs?
A. There are many types of antidepressants and people are given different dosages and each person is unique hence it is difficult to give an answer that applies to everyone. If your doctor approves begin with one capsule to see how it goes and gradually increase to two and so on under medical supervision.
Use with contraception pills, birth control pills
Is it safe to take Diet Rx while taking a birth control pill?
A. We have not had any such problems reported to us, but the safety of combining prescription medications and dietary supplements has to be decided by the consumer along with their health care provider.
Diabetes, high blood sugar
I have Type one diabetes and use an insulin pump. I also take Singular and baby aspirin. I want to start using maca for hot flashes and want to know if I could use Diet Rx as well. I would like to lose 10 to 15 lbs. I've gained some weight from the insulin pump and from menopause. I will discuss with my doctor and dietitian as well.
A. It's best to be cautious and to learn how each supplement effects your body one at a time rather than combining them. It is not possible for us to predict how these natural supplements will influence you but, if your doctor approves, you could begin with one Diet Rx capsule a day. If you plan to use maca, take a break from the diet pill and use it alone for a week. If combining supplements, it is best to use low dosages to avoid any potential side effects. It is difficult to predict the interactions of various supplements and medications.
Statin drugs for cholesterol lowering
Q. Recently my doctor, Valerie Donaldson in Pittsburgh, recommended that I take Diet Rx. When reading more about the product I realized that it contains grapefruit extract. I am currently taking Lipitor. Is it safe to take while on Lipitor or other statin drugs used for cholesterol lowering?
A. The amount of grapefruit extract in Diet Rx is quite small. When considering interactions between medications and supplements, one has to look at many factors including dosage, overall health of the patient, other medications used, age, activity level, diet, alcohol use, and many other factors that influence a person's overall health and medical status. Diet Rx can help curb appetite thus reducing food intake. It is possible that the required dosage of Lipitor may be less since cholesterol levels are influenced by the type and amount of food ingested. We can't be any more specific since each person's response may be different . You and your doctor would have to make the final decision.
Statins that are approved for use in the U.S. include: atorvastatin (Lipitor), fluvastatin (Lescol, Lescol XL), lovastatin (Mevacor, Altoprev), pravastatin (Pravachol), rosuvastatin (Crestor), simvastatin (Zocor), and. pitavastatin (Livalo).