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Are you overweight, weak and inactive? If this sounds like you, then you probably want some help? Xenamine might be your solution.
Today’s supplement industry has tons of fat burners, diet pills, and appetite suppressants that claim to provide fast and impressive weight loss results. But as most consumers you don’t know which brand delivers a truly powerful product.
Xenamine is the weight loss supplement which claims to be different from the rest. This product is supposed to cause major weight loss in a short period of time. Rapid weight loss is very unhealthy for the body, the excess weight which is accumulated should be lost slowly (1). But the company which produces Xenamine doesn’t provide any information about the exact amount of weight a user is supposed to lose.
Xenamine allegedly should also shirk the fat cells in the body. Whit a quick look at the ingredients which make Xemanine, this theory has a slim chance to work. Looking at the two main ingredients, Caffeine and Chromium which have virtual no impact on fat cells, but only on the bodies energy levels. Already it’s not looking good for Xenamine (2).
Before we dive in the ingredients in-depth, we need to look at the company which sells and promotes Xenamine. InnerVital is a small company located in New York which manufactures Xenamine. InnerVital promises thermogenic and lipotropic effects for every weight loss product they offer. This bold statement is absolutely not supported by evidence. With poor customer service, and refund policy, many users had horrible ratings and reviews about this company and their products.
So is Xenamine any different? Can it provide significant and long term results? Read on and see if Xenamine is all that bad, or maybe all that good.
Besides the two main ingredients, Chromium and Caffeine, Xenamine also has a proprietary blend of nutrients. Here is the complete list of ingredients found in Xenamine:
The type of Chromium found in Xenamine is a chelated mineral. This type of Chromium is very under-researched. Not much info is available on this substance today. Looking at Chromium alone, it is a metal that has no specific biological role. It’s been debated that Ions found in Chromium possibly cause an increase in the metabolic rate. No real proof has been provided in order to confirm this claim. It has a tendency to work as an appetite suppressant. Some evidence has been found to support these abilities (3). Before we look at the negative effects of Chromium, it has been scientifically established that 30mcg of Chromium a day is completely safe (4). Chromium is suspected to cause serious damage to the kidneys, liver and blood cells with oxidation reactions when in large quantities. Number of studies revealed effects on glucose metabolism in diabetic individuals, but a close review of these studies concluded that Chromium has no effect on non-diabetic patients. Some types of Chromium are even suspected as carcinogens. Small amounts of Chromium might provide some benefits concerning appetite and metabolism, but in higher amounts such as 100mcg the results are unpredictable (5).
Caffeine has been used in supplements and diet pills for years as a weight loss helper. Caffeine was mostly used for its boosting metabolic properties. If users consumed more Caffeine they would have more energy to burn more calories. A recent study shows that Caffeine might have positive weight loss factors. This study discovered that Caffeine prevents the accumulation of fat cells in rodents. They believe that Caffeine inhibits enzymes and genes responsible for lipid synthesis. Despite everything natural Caffeine was used in this study. It’s important to note that synthetic Caffeine (Xenamine provides a synthetic type of Caffeine) wouldn’t have the same antioxidant benefits as caffeine from natural sources such as green tea and coffee. Not to mention that one pill of Xenamine contains 200mg of Caffeine, two pills which is the recommended dose would be an equivalent of four cups of coffee! High doses of Caffeine can cause various side effects such as insomnia, nervousness, stomach irritations, nausea and vomiting. High doses of Caffeine will give you the needed energy buzz, but with the possibility of serious negative effects (6).
The following ingredients are included in the proprietary blend:
Is extracted from cactuses, native to the Kalahari Desert in Africa. Apparently it has appetite suppressant effects. Older studies like the one from 1937 show that the group which took Hoodia plants managed to stave off hunger for a longer period. New studies don’t show any significant effect on appetite (7).
Is used to treat a wide range of problems such as digestion problems, weight loss, constipation, depression, headaches, etc. It is especially effective in treating depressing as it has sedative like effects.
Another appetite suppressant. It can reduce hunger and promote fullness. A higher dosage of this ingredient is needed in order for the user to experience any results. This is likely not the case with Xenamine as it has a proprietary blend (8).
Is believed to hold some benefits for weight loss. Green Tea has antioxidants that help improve skin quality, brain health and liver function. This ingredient also contains Caffeine, which now exceeds the four cups of coffee mentioned before (9).
Is a diuretic that can reduce blood pressure and promote heart health. It also similar effects like Caffeine.
Can improve weight loss through the combination of its active ingredients. It is believed to boost the metabolism and cognitive function. The problem with Guarana is that is also contains Caffeine (10)!
Very little evidence is there to proof the claimed weight loss properties of Cha De Burge. Some studies suggest that it can help in decreasing the body weight of obese individuals. It has also mild effects on decreasing high fat levels in the blood.
Claims to increase energy and weight loss. There is slim evidence to support these statements. Some scientific data suggest that it can boost libido (11).
Has brain boosting properties and reduces stress. Again no real evidence of any weight loss effects.
Has the potential to lower high blood pressure. More research has to be concluded.
Comes from the “guggul” plant. It is believed to decrease cholesterol levels and levels of low-density lipoprotein. Still an under-researched ingredient.
Caffeine, too much Caffeine! InnerVital doesn’t provide clear information on how to use their product, but the recommended dose would be two pills per day. This would approximately equal to drinking more than 5 or 6 cups of coffee. Needless to say that this is an extremely high dose of Caffeine and stimulants. Other ingredients found in Xenamine have little to none evidence of efficiency. Some of them might even work, but no one can guarantee that.
Xenamine contains a few ingredients that might actually work, but the quantities they come in are most likely not enough. Again the Caffeine content is crazy high looking only at the two main ingredients, adding the ingredients found in the proprietary blend the Caffeine content reaches an insane level. After looking at the company that produces Xenamine, the products ingredients and description we can only feel that Xenamine offers more negative than positive effects. A better way would be to choose an alternative product instead of Xenamine.
1) “The Association Between Rate of Initial Weight Loss and Long-Term Success in Obesity Treatment: Does Slow and Steady Win the Race?” Lisa M. Nackers, Kathryn M. Ross, and Michael G. Perri.
3) “Effects of Chromium Picolinate on Food Intake and Satiety”
Stephen D. Anton, Christopher D. Morrison, William T. Cefalu, Corby K. Martin, Sandra Coulon, Paula Geiselman, Hongmei Han, Christy L. White, and Donald A. Williamson.
5) Chromium Toxicity
What Are the Physiologic Effects of Chromium Exposure?
6) Caffeine, mental health, and psychiatric disorders.
7) Sympathomimetic Activity of a Hoodia gordonii Product: A Possible Mechanism of Cardiovascular Side Effects
Orsolya Roza, Norbert Lovász, István Zupkó, Judit Hohmann, and Dezső Csupor.
8) Safety and Efficacy of Glucomannan for Weight Loss in Overweight and Moderately Obese Adults
Joyce K. Keithley, Barbara Swanson, Susan L. Mikolaitis, Mark DeMeo, Janice M. Zeller, Lou Fogg, and Jehan Adamji.
9) Beneficial effects of green tea: A literature review
Sabu M Chacko, Priya T Thambi,Ramadasan Kuttan, and Ikuo Nishigak.
10) Improved cognitive performance in human volunteers following administration of guarana (Paullinia cupana) extract: comparison and interaction with Panax ginseng.
Kennedy DO, Haskell CF, Wesnes KA, Scholey A.
11) Ethnobiology and Ethnopharmacology of Lepidium meyenii (Maca), a Plant from the Peruvian Highlands
Gustavo F. Gonzales.
Steven has researched over 500 weight-loss programs, pills, shakes and diet plans. He has also worked with nutritionists specializing in weight loss while coaching people on how to transform their physiques and live healthy lives. You can contact him via the "About Us" page.