Wednesday, March 19, 2014

Reduxa Fat Burner: Reviewed and Tested

Disclosure: I got this product as part of an advertorial.

I received a sample of a diet product named Reduxa Fat Burner to review with my honest opinion. Unfortunately, as with most diet pills, supplements, and weight loss products, it is difficult to know if the people reviewing the item are sincere and if the product actually works as well as they claim it did. Also those who had negative results or no change may have not taken the product as directed, may not tested it long enough, or may have not included a healthy diet with exercise. It is also possible that perhaps a product works for some people and not for others.

I am reviewing this diet product honestly and was not paid for my review. I am not associated with this company in any way. I will mention again, that this bottle was provided free to me, and this does not sway my opinion or review in any way. If it did work, I will state that in my review, I will also mention any negatives, if any. I do not make false claims about a product as I care about the safety of others who may be interested and I also want to maintain credibility with my reviews. The purpose of a review is to inform others of successes and fails of a product.

Okay, now that the previous personal disclaimer is said and done, on to my review. :)

I received this bottle in the mail promptly and it was packaged well. The bottle is a 30 count plastic bottle containing red and white pills with a smooth coating. The directions on the bottle inform the user to take one capsule with water 30 minutes before a meal in the morning as a dietary supplement. It is also stated that this should be taken by adults only, so please do keep this and all other medications or supplements away from all children and pets. As with any nutritional supplement, appetite suppressant, or weight loss product, a person should only take this if they are healthy with no current problems or concerns.

This product contains caffeine and may effect blood pressure and/or heart conditions, so it is extremely vital that those desiring to take this be aware of this fact and have approval from their doctor. Those who are pregnant or nursing should avoid this product unless approved by their doctor. I wanted to mention, since I am pregnant with my second child, I decided to have my husband be my product evaluator with this supplement and have been tracking his trial use of Reduxa. This is his experience with the product.

Reduxa contains Proprietary Formula 500 mg of garcinia cambogia extract. Through some basic internet research, it is suggested that garcinia might prevent fat storage and control appetite. Garcinia Cambogia, is a fruit grown in South India and Southeast Asia, and is similar in shape to a melon. Garcinia Cambogia is said to be an effective weight loss product because it controls appetite by telling our brains that we are full.

Reduxa also contains great tea extract, which has been said to have the potential to accelerate metabolism. Green tea has antioxidants such as ECGC. Antioxidants are quite beneficial, and can help our body be healthier in many ways. Antioxidants present in green tea extract are responsible for slowing down the aging process of the body, neutralizing free radicals to protect vital organs and tissues throughout the body, and can hinder cancer cell growth without harming healthy tissue. When some people drink green tea or take it in extract form, it makes them feel full and discourages them from eating as much as they normally might. Consuming green tea has the potential to maintain and stabilize blood sugar levels. I personally do not take green tea currently but have drank it in the past.

Reduxa also contains raspberry ketones, which has been heavily claimed as beneficial by Dr. Oz and some other nutritionists. Raspberry ketone comes from red raspberries. It has been said that it helps speed metabolism which can assist with weight loss. Unfortunately there are not a lot of scientific studies validating the effects of ketones on weight loss when used on their own. Most supplements containing raspberry ketones also have caffeine, green tea, hoodia or added ingredients that assist with boosting weight loss and suppressing appetite.

The Reduxa Fat Burner also contains caffeine. The product says there are no side effects, however, as with anything that includes caffeine, there will be some side effects as caffeine is a stimulant and can have the potential to increase blood pressure and heart rate in some individuals. Caffeine taken in high amounts can contribute to insomnia or unhealthy sleep patterns. Caffeine withdrawal can produce headache, fatigue, anxiety. So, the caffeine part of this supplement has the potential to produce some side effects.

Also most things that are regarded as safe in normal instances, can still have some mild side effects. For example, even something as simple as milk can have a side effect in the wrong individual if they are intolerant or allergic. That is why with any type of new supplement, it is vital that you be aware of the potential side effects, ingredients, and even consult your doctor about using a particular product. We have all seen the crazy tv commercials for prescription medications that have narratives of people in their daily lives happily using the product with great success and then the narrator mentions all these scary side effects that may occur, such as migraines, blood clotting, bleeding, nausea, excessive hair growth or loss, or death, etc..

I want to mention ahead of time, Reduxa Fat Burner did not cause any major or harmful side effects in my husband and he did not feel worse when taking it. The only side effect my husband mentioned was that he felt this fat burner perhaps had a fiber type effect, if you know what I mean, LOL. He felt that he was more “regular” shall we say. :) I am not sure what ingredient in this fat burner would effect him in that way, but wanted to report what he told me.

He tried the fat burner as directed, one capsule with water about 30 minutes before his breakfast in the morning. I made sure he did not skip breakfast, as skipping meals is not healthy and will actually make you gain weight, by essentially putting your body into starvation mode where it would store fat reserves. We also know that breakfast is the most important meal of the day and it should be packed with nutritional food choices and not junk containing high fat, high cholesterol, high salt or sugary sweets. It is important to eat a good breakfast to provide healthy energy and protein for tackling the day.

My husband tested this fat burner for almost a month. Now I have to mention, that a few days short of a month is not long enough to form a true test of whether a weight loss product has been effective. Generally, weight fluctuates back and forth by a pound or 2 over a short time period. Also it is important to weigh at the same time of day when possible and not weigh too frequently. Weighing on the same scale is also important so as to be more accurate with results. My husband does not go to the gym and he does not do extreme exercise. He weighs himself weekly. He does a decent amount of walking when we go places and tries to drink plenty of water and eat healthily. He unfortunately does drink a lot of caffeinated coffee during the week which is not good for him and which as we know can dehydrate a person.

My husband used this fat burner daily and only missed a dose or 2. He did not increase his exercise activity or change his food habits. He did maintain his usual weight and did not gain. However, he did not report any weight loss while using this product. It could be due to the fact that this was only tested short of a month. Most weight loss products need to get in your system and be used for 6 months or more to begin to see any results. Also with weight loss products, it is important to increase your exercise level and frequency, as well as to burn more calories than you consume. I would not say that this lack of weight loss was a fail on the part of the product or even the tester. It would not be fair to call it that. My husband will continue to test the product until the bottle is empty.

Although this did not work for him, it may work for others.

Some helpful weigh loss tips for anyone trying a new product for weight loss would be to eat healthier, follow the recommended dosage, incorporate exercise into your lifestyle, and if you normally do not exercise, start gradually and do not wear yourself out. Walking is a great way to exercise without over working your body. Try to take the stairs when possible and try parking farther away in a parking lot. Drink at least 8 glasses of water a day, 10 is even better. Eat slower and chew your food. Try putting the fork down in between bites of food. Enjoy the food, and take time to taste it, instead of just putting it in your mouth, chewing fast and swallowing.

Also further research would need to be done as well as further user testing to see if it is indeed a successful product. I wanted to read a bit more about Reduxa Fat Burner and their company, however, after some time looking on the internet, I cannot find much information at all about them or their products. They may be a new and upcoming company, which is fine, however, I would feel more comfortable having myself or a loved one try out a product that is easily found in books, magazines or the internet. The only reviews I have found for the product is on Amazon, and most of the glowingly positive reviews seem to be shortly written in length and tested for only a short time. I would love to see some before and after pictures of the individuals that this worked well for. I am not saying that they did not have positive results, as I cannot make that judgment. I think that a review should be helpful to others that are interested in a particular product, and that people should be completely honest in how a product functions. Stating both good and bad aspects in a product is beneficial, and fair so that a company can see how they are doing, and improve on things when needed.

If you are interested in hearing more about Reduxa Fat Burner and even perhaps interested in purchasing it, feel free to check them out. I have no negatives to say about this product, except that I was not able to find any information on them (so do not have a link to post for you) and that it did not work for my husband personally. I would suggest the company make a website of their product, complete with ingredients, product reviews (good and bad) and perhaps honest user before and after photos.

As mentioned, I am not/and will not be paid for endorsing or testing this product, and I am not associated in any way with the company. I am not compensated for any past or future purchases made based on my review of this product. As with this and any diet product, please consult your health care professionals before trying a new weight loss regiment.

Thank you for your time, if this or any of my other reviews were interesting or helpful to you, please let me know with a comment or rating of "helpful."

I received one or more of the products mentioned above for free using Regardless, I only recommend products or services I use personally and believe will be good for my readers.

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