Nuratrim: The New Celebrity Diet Pill
The Kim Kardashian Pill
Kim Kardashian, Jennifer Lopez, Jennifer Aniston, Mariah Carey. You know their names and faces.
But do you know what these women share in common, apart from their standings in the world of beauty and celebrity? According to reports, all four women have used Nuratrim, a new rapid weight loss pill from Nuropharm Limited of Glasgow, Scotland.
Developed by a German doctor named Alfred Hasselbacher, Nuratrim claims to deliver record calorie-burning effects on par with a 40-minute jog. According to Britain's The Telegraph, one dose can burn 380 calories per day -- 15 times more calories than other diet pills can claim.
"Nuratrim is the most advanced and effective weight loss aid available today," Hasselbacher said, as quoted in The Telegraph. "It has been devised to assist all men and women looking to lose excess weight and control their appetite."
Already referred to as "the new celebrity diet pill" and "the Kim Kardashian pill," Nuratrim is another option for people who want to shed their holiday pounds, stick to a new year resolution, or fit into a summer bikini.
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All-Natural Weight Loss
More than 50,000 Nuratrim orders were placed before Nuropharm released the product to the British public in December 2011. The company introduced the pill to American dieters about three months earlier.
Most health care professionals warn against diet pills that encourage rapid weight loss. But studies indicate that Nuratrim may be effective when combined with healthy eating, regular exercise, and positive lifestyle changes.
Unlike prescription diet drugs, Nuratrim contains all-natural ingredients that are known for their fat-burning and hunger-curbing properties: licorice extract, capsicum extract, green coffee extract, and glucomannan fiber. To learn more about each of these ingredients, read on.
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Licorice (also spelled liquorice) comes from the root of the Glycyrrhiza glabra plant. It is known by its distinctive and somewhat sweet-tasting flavor.
Glycyrrhiza glabra, a plant related to beans and peas, is native to southern Europe, northern India, and parts of Asia. Fennel, anise, and star anise are not related to licorice, despite their similar tastes.
Licorice is a key ingredient in Nuratrim and other natural weight loss supplements. Taken in capsule or extract form, licorice can give your metabolism a boost, especially when you combine it with a healthy diet and exercise program.
Clinical research shows that licorice extract can decrease body weight, body mass index (BMI), and blood cholesterol levels.
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Capsicum is a flowering plant in the nightshade family. Native to Mexico and the Americas, it is cultivated worldwide as a vegetable, spice, and medicine.
The fruit of the capsicum plant has many names, depending on the location and type. Chili pepper, cayenne pepper, tabasco pepper, red pepper, green pepper, bell pepper, sweet pepper, and paprika are some of the common names.
Due to its unique fat-burning abilities, capsicum extract is an important ingredient in Nuratrim and other diet pills. Not only does it burn energy in the form of carbohydrate and fat, but it also increases your resting metabolic rate.
Antioxidant properties make capsicum a desirable supplement for general health. It is effective for lowering cholesterol, glucose, and triglyceride levels. It also benefits athletic performance, endurance, and recovery.
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Green Coffee Extract
Green coffee extract is a relatively new ingredient in dietary supplements. Green (unroasted) coffee beans have antioxidant properties that are similar to those found in green tea and grape seed extract.
All coffee, but particularly unroasted green coffee, helps the body burn a higher ratio of fats to carbohydrates. Researchers say it may also aid the absorption and use of glucose.
Taken over time, green coffee supplements reduce body fat and lower body mass index (BMI). The effects are significantly greater than with traditional roasted coffee or instant coffee. Green coffee extract is one of the natural ingredients found in Nuratrim.
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Glucomannan is a dietary fiber derived from the root of Amorphophallus konjac. As a food additive, it is used as a thickener or emulsifier. As a dietary supplement, it is marketed for appetite reduction, weight control, and health concerns such as constipation.
Glucomannan is the main ingredient in many traditional Japanese foods, including konnykaku and shirataki noodles. It is found in the corm (bulb or tuber) of the konjac plant.
Konjac (sometimes spelled konjak) is known by many different names: konnyaku potato, snake palm, devil's tongue, voodoo lily, and elephant yam. The plant is native to the tropical regions of Japan, China, and Indonesia.
Glucomannan has a high molecular weight and is said to be the strongest known dietary fiber. It can hold nearly 200 times its weight in water. Fiber contributes to weight loss by delaying the absorption of glucose in the intestines. It also provides a feeling of fullness that discourages eating and promotes weight loss.
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Reference Sources / Further Reading
- Bronson, Caitlin. (December 28, 2011) "Weight Loss Pill Burns Calories of a 40 Minute Jog." ThirdAge Media. Retrieved December 29, 2011.
- Nuratrim. (n.d.) "Ingredients." Nuratrim. Retrieved December 29, 2011.
- Whitelocks, Sadie. (December 28, 2011) "Weight Loss Pill Used by Kim Kardashian That Claims to Burn '380 Calories A Day' Goes on Sale in UK." Mail Online: Health. Retrieved December 29, 2011.
- Wikipedia contributers. (December 24, 2011) "Capsicum." / "Coffee." / "Glucomannan." / "Liquorice." Wikipedia, the Free Encyclopedia. Retrieved December 29, 2011.
Copyright © 2012. Annette R. Smith. All rights reserved.
Published: January 2, 2012 / Modified: May 26, 2013.
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