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Interested in weight loss and workouts for weight loss

Hi , I am 19 years old, I workout about 5 or 6 days a week, and I eat well. I put on some unwanted weight about a month ago due to less working out and poor eating habits. I recently stared working out again and eating right but I want something to help me get started and boost my weight loss . I went to GNC the other day and purchased Oxyelite Pro Super Thermogenic Dietary supplement . My question is, Is it safe for me to take this product? . Thank you
Asked On : Wed, 18 Apr 2012
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Hi Alexandra,

As far as weight loss is considered, shortcuts should not be used. So continue exercising and proper dieting. Taking medicines like super thermogeinc drugs will give early results but side effects as well.

The drug acts by blocking receptors and increasing fat breakdown. So weight loss is fast but as metabolism is fast; you need to maintain protein requirement ; or else muscle wasting will occur.

Other side effects are- hot flushes, change in heart beats/blood pressure.
Restlessness,insomnia can occur.
Stimulant thermogenics tend to irritate the colon, leading to abdominal pain and diarrhea. Avoid all thermogenics if you have irritable bowel syndrome or inflammatory bowel disease.

Addiction is also possible later if person continues to use pills to reduce weight instead of exercise and diet change.
Take care.

Best regards,
Dr. Neelam.
Answered: Wed, 18 Apr 2012
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