There isn’t a market online as large as that of weight loss supplements. You have natural and chemical based, capsule and liquid form, even gum and inhalants, all claiming to offer you the best way to burn fat and keep it off for years to come. But with so many dominating the fitness world it is difficult to know which ones are really effective, and which are scams meant to take your money without offering any results. Some are even dangerous to your health.
That is why I have been scouring the Internet for weight loss products to research more on my own, in order to compare results, side effects, and ingredients. This, I hope, will allow consumers a better chance to buying what really works, without wasting their money or risking their health. Today’s comparison is between Duromine and Proactol.
Duromine is a weight loss supplement that uses the ingredient phentermine to suppress appetite and boost energy. It has two main components to it’s effectiveness. The first component is it’s ability to trick the body into believing it isn’t hungry. It utilizes the body’s natural defenses against starvation to achieve this, which is a slightly dangerous thing to do. Because the neurotransmitters in the brain will work with the body to keep it regulated, deliberately messing with them can have long lasting effects.
The second component is breaking down the fat that is already stored in the body, forcing the system to burn this ahead of what is actually eaten, rather than the other way around, as is normal. This is also potentially dangerous, because if you are eating nothing then the body will break down the fat stored, but then hold on to the fats from whatever is eaten in order to prepare for the next wave of starvation. This will have a lasting effect on the metabolism, and may actually cause you to gain weight in the long term.
Proactol is a weight loss supplement that boasts all natural ingredients, the key active ingredient being Optunia ficus-indica. This element comes from a cactus plant, and has been clinically proven to take a safe portion of a users daily fat intake (28%), and keep it from being absorbed into the body. This is a preferable method to that offered by Duromine, as it allows a healthy amount of fat to be pushed through the system, keeping the body from going into starvation mode.
In addition to this, Proactol claims to eliminate food cravings, reduce appetite, lower blood pressure and cholesterol, and increase joint flexibility. This will assist in reducing pain that is often caused by carrying around excess weight, which will allow you to increase physical activity. Increasing exercise is one of the best things you can do to lose weight and keep it off in a healthy way. All of this is offered through a 100% natural and organic substance.
There is a significant difference between the two products by way of side effects as well. For instance, Proactol does not seem to have any, although those taking it have admitted in reviews to some fatigue, which is likely related more to increased activity as a result of taking it. But Duromine has reports of heart palpatatons, hallucinations, dry mouth, dizziness, convulsions, and even death. This makes it a very serious health risk, especially to anyone with a series of heart problems, or other medical conditions such as diabetes.
I try very hard not to be biased when reviewing products, but when it comes to these two weight loss supplements it is next to impossible not to be. While I can see the great use in Duromine, especially for those wishing to lose around 24 pounds over the course of it’s allowed 12-week regimen, it is dangerous. On the other hand, Proactol is clinically proven to work naturally, without those side effects, and for the same amount of weight loss over a long term scale. It seems to me that the choice is a fairly obvious one, bias or not.
In the end I have researched a lot about these two products, and they both seem to be effective, affordable, and accessible. However, if I were asked to recommend one of the two, I would have to go to the one that uses natural ingredients, and without the side effects.