Todays Health Awareness Blog is entitled, "A Must Read About SlimQuick-pure."
My precious blog was about the dangers of the product Slim Fast.
Well, I was recently asked about a new product called SlimQuick-Pure.
I looked up their official website at myslimquick.com and this is what they said . . .
"SlimQuick Pure is a ground-breaking natural formula designed to help women lose 3 times the weight in 13 weeks. It's exclusive NATURAL extract is so potent, it makes New SlimQuick - Pure the most effective weight loss supplement for women Period. 100% GOOD. Nothing Bad. The best part is, new SLIMQUICK PURE contains NATURAL ingredients. With antioxidants, calcium, vitamin D, and BioPure Green Tea, it's as good for you as it is effective."
Okay . . . that statement was pretty powerful!
So to say something of that caliber,
it must be true . . . RIGHT?
Warning reviews said this, "We have seen no evidence that clinical research has been done on this product. The FDA warns dieter to refrain from taking the product. Too many negative customer reviews have been published online. And the product is lacking in clinical research."
With that being said, this was my own research.
The ingredient list is as follows:
* Microcrystalline Celulose - is a term for refined wood pulp and is used as a texturizer, an anti-caking agent (I spoke of the danger of this in a previous blog), a fat substitute, an emulsfier, an extender, and a bulking agent in food production. The most common form is used in vitamin supplements or tablets. (This is the first ingredient and is not good for you. We're not starting off very good.)
*Acesulfame potassium - also known as acesulfame K or Ace K is a calorie-free sugar substitute and marketed under the trade names of Sunett and Sweet One. Natural News says, "Acesulfame is a potassium salt that contains methylene chloride a known carcinogen. Reported side effects are nausea, headaches, mood problems, impairment of the liver and kidneys, problems with eye sight and possibly cancer. Acesulfame K may contribute to hypoglycemia. Early studies showed a link to multiple cancer developments in lab animals. And remember this, humans have 99% of the same DNA as the lab mice and rats. This carcinogen, so cutely named "AC-K" is derived from Aceto-acetic acid and Fluoro-sulfonyl Iso-Cyanate. Silent killers are lurking in artificial sweeteners; those "concentrated sugar" substitutes that warp your cells and make them mutate and multiply uncontrollably."
* Propylene glycol -is a liquid alcohol that is used as a solvent, in antifreeze, and in the food, plastic and perfume industries.
* Silicon dioxide - is a hard, unreactive, colorless compound that occurs as the mineral quartz and as a principal constituent of sandstone and other rocks. Side effects . . . kidney stone can occur.
* Stearic acid - is a solid saturated fatty acid obtained from animal or vegetable fats. And is a long-chain saturated fatty acid
* Titanium dioxide - is a white unreactive solid that occurs naturally as the mineral rutile and is used extensively as a white pigment. The Canadian Centre for Occupational Health and Safety says, "Titanium dioxide has recently been classified by the International Agency of Research on Cancer (IARC) as a IARC Group 2B Carcinogen, "possibly carcinogen to humans". Titanium dioxide accounts for 70% of the total production volume of pigments worldwide. It is widely used to provide whiteness and opacity to products such as paints, plastics, paper, inks, foods and toothpaste."
* Polyethylene glycol - is a synthetic resin made by polymerizing ethylene glycol, inparticular any of a series of water-soluble oligomers and polymers used chiefly as solvents or waxes. WebMD says, "side effects nausea, abdominal cramping, or gas may occur."
* Croscamellose sodium - is a common used matrix to deliver drugs to the intestines.
* Film coatings - are a coating on the tablet made from sugar or plasticizers.
* Hypromellose hydrozpropyl cellulose - is a coating agent and film-former used as an inactive ingredient in the pharmaceutical industry.
* Magnesium stearate - Chris Kresser says, "is a salt that is produced when a magnesium ion bonds with 2 stearate molecules. Stearic acid is a long-chain saturated fat. Magnesium stearate is most commonly used in supplement manufacturing as a "flow agent," which helps ensure that the equipment runs smoothly and ingredients stay blended together in the correct proportions."
* Maltodextrin - Healthline.com says, "Maltodextrin is derived from plants, BUT is highly processed. Generally Maltodextrin comes from corn, rice, or potato starch. It also can be made from wheat. The starches are cooked and then acids or enzymes are added to break it down further, before resulting in a white powder. Several studies have linked Maltodextrin consumption to the suppression of "good bacteria" in the digestive system. This potentially puts people who consume a lot of the additive at risk of bacterial infections such as Salmonella or E.coli. Despite being only slightly sweet, if at all, Maltodextrin is a carbohydrate. It will affect your blood sugar. This is an important thing for people with diabetes."
After researching the ingredients of this product, I am truly puzzled as to where the natural ingredients are that the official website was talking about.
And where was the BioPure Green Tea?
Please . . . be aware of what you are consuming. Labels and advertising don't always tell the truth.