Weight Loss Ingredients

  • Christopher R. Mohr

Abstract

Dietary supplements are and always will be immensely popular. Fat loss supplements are particularly popular as America is currently facing an obesity epidemic. Therefore, dietary supplements intended to enhance weight loss will continue to come and go over the years. Unfortunately, after reading this chapter, it should be apparent that few scientific data support many of the fat loss supplements available. The ephedra-containing supplements were effective for fat loss, but supplements with ephedra have been banned because it was surrounded by controversy as a result of some health concerns reported by consumers. Ironically, pure ephedrine can still be purchased.

Key Words

body mass obesity thermogenesis lipolysis appetite 

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