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Are any dotFIT products gluten-free?
By dotFIT experts
Yes, and here is a complete list.
Can supplements help me lose weight?
By dotFIT experts
on October 04, 2008
Both supplements and meal replacement bars and drinks can help you reach your goal.
What does the dotFIT team think about the OTC weight-loss drug Alli?
By dotFIT experts
on February 02, 2009
Alli works by blocking the action of enzymes that break down fat in the small intestines, preventing the absorption of some of the fat calories in a meal.
Are herbal supplements effective in weight loss?
There are herbal ingredients that have been shown in clinical trials to be effective at starting or accelerating weight loss
Will a shake help me lose weight?
Shakes, or meal replacement-type mixes and have been shown to help people lose weight and keep it off.
Is acai good for your health and reducing fat?
The acai berry may be a good source of antioxidants, fiber and healthy fats, but that doesn’t mean it’s a better choice than other fruits containing
Can you really boost calorie burning at rest?
Yes there are natural and synthetic (drugs) compounds that can slightly increase resting metabolic rate (RMR), which is the amount of calories you burn
Will multivitamins help with weight loss?
There is new recent evidence that multivitamins may be helpful in controlling weight. At the very least, a daily multivitamin and mineral tablet (MVM) can supply
What vitamins help boost metabolism?
Vitamins are not metabolism boosters in adequately fed people. However, vitamins perform important functions in almost all
What are some good supplements that can help with weight control?
In all studies, meal replacement bars and shakes have been shown to be an extremely effective weight loss aid, and, in almost all cases
Are fat burners effective?
Stimulant-type supplements are often referred to as “fat burners”. If properly formulated, they may slightly increase your daily calorie burn
Would L-Carnitine be safe for weight loss?
Yes, L-Carnitine supplements appear to be safe but they probably won’t help you lose weight. To date, there has been no
Is there a vitamin that makes you feel full?
No, or certainly none that have been discovered. It would be great if there were such a pill. Recently however,
Are there all natural supplements to speed up metabolism and weight loss?
Yes. There are compounds extracted from natural sources that can slightly increase resting metabolic rate (RMR, or metabolism), which is
What are the side effects of phenphedrine?
Phenphedrine is a weight loss supplement that contains mostly stimulants including caffeine (in the form of Dicaffeine Malate) and therefore
What supplements do I need if I don’t have a thyroid gland?
Probably nothing you didn’t need before the removal of your gland based on your dietary shortcomings. The difference would be
Is there a safe medication that can be used to lose weight?
Yes, but not many. The most popular drugs prescribed for weight loss are Phenterimine (an appetite suppressant) and Xenical, which blocks
What are supplements that suppress appetite?
Actually the right combination of foods (e.g. fibrous foods along with an appropriate protein and fat percentage of total calories, etc.) will help
Will eating more calcium-rich food or taking calcium supplements help my fat loss?
There is probably no direct relationship but some research hints at an indirect relationship. The main reason calcium is being linked with fat loss
How do I make sure I'm not burning muscle when working out?
You need to use the bodybuilding formula of feeding the muscle while starving the body fat. Meaning, eat correctly and enough including protein intake
What is the dosage of cayenne pepper capsules for weight loss?
Cayenne pepper capsules that are commonly recommended for assisting with fat loss are generally 3-600 mg a piece and often recommended to take 1-4 capsules
Are supplements and diet pills safe for athletes?
Depends on the athletes physiological state (health and potential contraindications) and what he/she decides to use, but in general health and fitness
Are ghrelin and leptin available as supplements?
No. Companies marketing leptin or ghrelin supplements don’t actually have any of the hormones in the pill but rather compounds that are purported to increase or decrease
How effective is the use of ColoThin for weight loss?
This should not be considered a weight loss product other than because of its potential to remove weight from your intestines. Weight loss is caused by taking in fewer calories than
What is Fruta Planta?
Fruta Planta is a Chinese weight loss product that claims simple, fast weight loss without diet or exercise. The supplement is supposed to boost your metabolism, curb your appetite and
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