Weight Loss Supplements

Weight Loss Supplements Can Be Dangerous

Millions of Americans are consuming diet and weight loss supplements and they have little or no knowledge of the ingredients – which could prove fatal. And sometimes these chemical ingredients are “hidden” or simply not disclosed by the manufacturer.

Recently the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) reacted to another dangerous ingredient being used in weight loss supplements – BMPEA. The FDA sent a “warning letter” to eight manufacturers of diet supplements that are including this untested, unproven, and unregulated chemical ingredient. It is “hidden” by manufacturers by using one of many names and / or by using the name of the plant it was derived from rather that its correct or common name.

Some of the other “street” names used by manufacturers for BMPEA are:

  • βMePEA
  • beta-methylbenzeneethanamine
  • beta-phenylpropylamine
  • R-beta-methylphenethylamine
  • R-beta-methylphenethylamine HCl
  • β-methylphenylethylamine
  • Beta-methylphenethylamine
  • 2-phenylpropan-1-amine
  • 2-phenylpropylamine
  • alpha-benzylethylamine
  • 1-phenyl-1-methyl-2-aminoethane
  • 2- phenyl-1-propanamine
  • 1-amino-2-phenylpropane

Prior to the warning letter, the FDA had been heavily criticized for not taking any action. A 2013 study published by Dr. Pieter Cohen found BMPEA in over 20 different weight loss supplements. BMPEA is considered a dangerous stimulant, described by some as a “super caffeine.” Researchers have stated that this stimulant can cause significant heart damage by interfering with the heart rate and blood pressure of a person. At a minimum the chemical will cause jitters and difficulty sleeping. It can also cause personality changes in a person, basically making him or her a very unpleasant person.

In addition, BMPEA can be very dangerous for both pregnant women and the unborn. The chemical can cause miscarriages and permanent brain and organ damage to the unborn fetuses. BMPEA is not the only untested, unproven, and / or unregulated chemical ingredient that is being used in weight loss supplements. There are others and manufacturers continue to design new ones or use “old” ones.

Recently a 21 year-old British woman died when she consumed some diet pills she purchased online that included DNP (dinitrophenol). It is a powerful stimulant and her death was described as “her metabolism exploding like dynamite.” DNP is a drug that was used in World War I to make explosives. It was studied in the 1930’s and found to increase human metabolism by 50%. It was also found to have severe side effects including skin lesions, cataracts, potential organ failure, and death. In addition, there are reports that more than 60 people have died from this toxic chemical. And DNP can still be found in some diet pills being peddled online.

If you want to lose weight then visit a health professional for expert advice. Avoid the “shortcuts” of online weight loss supplements and unknown and dangerous ingredients.

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Suplementos de Pérdida de Peso Puede Ser Peligroso

Millones de estadounidenses están consumiendo suplementos de dieta y pérdida de peso y tienen poco o ningún conocimiento de los ingredientes – que podría resultar fatal. Y a veces estos ingredientes químicos son “oculto” o simplemente no se da a conocer por el fabricante.

Recientemente, la Food and Drug Administration (FDA) reaccionó a otro ingrediente peligroso que se utiliza en los suplementos de pérdida de peso – BMPEA. La FDA envió una “carta de advertencia” a ocho fabricantes de suplementos dietéticos que son la inclusión de este ingrediente químico no probado, no probada, y no reglamentada. Está “oculto” por los fabricantes mediante el uso de uno de los muchos nombres y / o utilizando el nombre de la planta se deriva de más que su nombre correcto o común.
Algunos de los otros nombres “de la calle” utilizados por los fabricantes para BMPEA son:

  • βMePEA
  • beta-metilbencenetanamina
  • beta-fenilpropilamina
  • R-beta-metilfenetilamina
  • R-beta-metilfenetilamina HCl
  • β-metilfeniletilamina
  • Beta-metilfenetilamina
  • 2-fenilpropan-1-amina
  • 2-fenilpropilamina
  • alfa-benciletilamina
  • 1-fenil-1-metil-2-aminoetano
  • 2- fenil-1-propanamina
  • 1-amino-2-fenilpropano

Antes de la carta de advertencia, la FDA había sido fuertemente criticado por no tomar ninguna acción. Un estudio de 2013 publicado por el Dr. Pieter Cohen encontró BMPEA en más de 20 diferentes suplementos para bajar de peso. BMPEA se considera un estimulante peligroso, descrito por algunos como un “super cafeína.” Los investigadores han indicado que este estimulante puede causar daño al corazón significativa al interferir con la frecuencia cardíaca y la presión arterial de una persona. Como mínimo el producto químico causará nerviosismo y dificultad para dormir. También puede causar cambios de personalidad en una persona, básicamente, él o ella una persona muy desagradable hacer.

Además, BMPEA puede ser muy peligroso para las mujeres embarazadas y los niños por nacer. El producto químico puede causar abortos involuntarios y permanente al cerebro y daño en los órganos a los fetos nonatos. BMPEA no es el único probado, no probada, y / o no regulada ingrediente químico que se utiliza en los suplementos de pérdida de peso. Hay otros y fabricantes siguen diseñar otras nuevas o utilizar los “viejos”.

Recientemente, una mujer británica de 21 años, murió cuando ella consume unas pastillas para adelgazar que compró en línea que incluía DNP (dinitrofenol). Es un poderoso estimulante y su muerte fue descrita como “su metabolismo explosión como la dinamita.” DNP es un fármaco que se utilizó en la Primera Guerra Mundial para fabricar explosivos. Se estudió en la década de 1930 y se encontró para aumentar el metabolismo humano en un 50%. También se encontró que tienen efectos secundarios graves, incluyendo lesiones en la piel, cataratas, insuficiencia orgánica potencial, y la muerte. Además, hay informes de que más de 60 personas han muerto a causa de esta sustancia química tóxica. Y DNP todavía se pueden encontrar en algunas píldoras de dieta que se vendían en línea.

Si usted quiere perder peso, entonces visitar a un profesional de la salud para el asesoramiento de expertos. Evite los “atajos” de los suplementos de pérdida de peso en línea e ingredientes desconocidos y peligrosos.

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Super Foods

Super Foods for Better Health

There has been a lot of attention given to Super Foods in the recent past and it is well deserved. Super Foods are those unprocessed foods (mostly fruits and vegetables) that offer tremendous benefits for humans. These foods can literally help lower blood pressure, reduce cancer risks, reduce diabetes risk, and much more. An intelligent diet that focuses on super foods can have a tremendous impact on the health of an individual. Let’s take a look at some of these super foods and discuss a few of them.

Greens (spinach, broccoli, kale, and others)

Green vegetables are some of the most beneficial foods we can eat. Spinach is sometimes considered the “king” because it is loaded with folic acid, calcium, iron, and vitamins A, C, and E.  Broccoli contains beta-carotene or Vitamin A in abundance. Other greens have similar nutrients.

Fruits (blueberries, oranges, kiwis, tomatoes, and others)

Different fruits offer different benefits so it is wise to have a diversified diet in fruits. Berries are loaded with antioxidants and phytonutrients and blueberries have one of the highest concentrations of these nutrients. Be sure to include many fruits in your diet such as bananas, apples, and grapefruits.

Fish (Salmon, sardines, herring)

The fish with the highest levels of omega-3s are cold-water fish such as salmon. Omega-3s may help people with arthritis, memory loss, and lower heart disease risk.

Nuts (Walnuts, almonds, pecans, peanuts, pistachios)

Nuts are a great food, just don’t eat too many at a time. They are high in fiber, antioxidants, protein, and heart-healthy fats.

Beans

Beans contain protein, fiber, potassium and more. They are an excellent source of magnesium and their fiber helps lower cholesterol.

Yogurt

Yogurt is a wonderful food that offers protein, potassium, calcium and more. The low fat or fat free varieties are the most popular and yogurt is another versatile and economical food.

Eggs

One of the most versatile and economical foods is the egg. Eggs contain as many as twelve vitamins and minerals and can help with brain development.

There are many other excellent foods such as oats, quinoa, and sweet potatoes. I can’t list all of them in this blog article. Most importantly, educate yourself and start eating these super foods in your diet.

5 Reasons to Include Saturated Fats in your Diet

For years the public has heard and read that they should limit their intake of saturated fat but today the old mantra seems less true. The reality is that the human body needs saturated fats in reasonable amounts. These saturated fats are critical for proper functioning so why do so many “experts” encourage the public to reduce their consumption by 50% or more. They claim that this is necessary to reduce the risk of heart disease. Actually a normal individual should eat a certain amount of bacon, eggs, butter, cream, and fatty meats. So what are these reasons?

1 – Saturated fats do not equal cardiovascular disease. There have been many articles and studies published on this subject. However, today most nutritional and other experts feel that a reasonable amount of saturated fats in the diet does NOT increase this risk factor. Actually, the “old” suggestion of replacing saturated fats with monounsaturated fatty acids or carbohydrates has lost credibility and may actually increase cardiovascular risk. So enjoy moderate amounts of butter, cheese, cream, eggs, meat and other foods with saturated fats.

2 – Bone Health – Saturated fats are absolutely necessary for healthy bones. Many “experts” continue to suggest that only 7 to 10 percent of the fats in your diet be saturated fats. Today many others forcefully state that this number should be 50% and it is particularly true for women. Women have the greatest need for bone health and strength in later life and saturated fats will help in the fight against osteoporosis. Enjoy some bacon on occasion.

 3 – Lung Health – Humans need saturated fats to produce a thin layer of lung surfactant on the air spaces of the lungs. The lung surfactant is dependent on saturated fats in the diet so any diet that is low on saturated fats could be producing lung problems. So forget that margarine and go back to butter – in moderation.

4 – Brain Health – Human brains need saturated fats – it is a critical ingredient for the brain to function well. Do you realize that the human brain is mainly comprised of fat and cholesterol? Well, it is. If your diet is low on saturated fats then you are robbing yourself of the raw materials that are needed for good brain function. Enjoy an avocado.

5 – Immune System Health – Without becoming too technical, saturated fats are important for the proper functioning of the immune system. Low levels of saturated fats in the human body will compromise the white blood cells’ ability to fight disease and infection. So enjoy your milk and coconut – in moderation.

Saturated fats are part of nature and your body needs a certain amount to function properly. Too much or too little of most things will cause problems so remember, moderation is the key.