"Although Dr. Oz uses words like 'magic' and 'miracle' to describe the fat-loss supplements below," the author of this article syas that "evidence supporting them remains elusive."
"What Dr. Oz called it: 'the number-one miracle in a bottle to burn your fat.'"
"What it is: a chemical derived from raspberries used for scent and flavor in both cosmetics and food."
"What it does: The chemical structure is similar to that of synephrine and capsaicin, both of which have been shown to speed up human metabolism and thus burn more fat."
"Does it work? In rodents, yes, but only in extremely high doses. And even those results weren't impressive. They simply showed that overfed rats given raspberry ketones gained less weight than overfed rats without the supplement. Not only is there no research showing a benefit to humans, it's hard to imagine there ever will be."
Green Coffee Bean Extract
"What Dr. Oz called it: 'the magic weight loss cure for every body type.1"
"What it is: a product made from unroasted coffee beans."
"What it does: Green coffee beans are rich in chlorogenic acid, which may restrict absorption of carbs in your meals."
"Does it work? Probably not. The handful of studies supporting its use were financed by supplement makers and are considered low-quality studies."
"What Dr. Oz called it: 'the simple solution you've been looking for to bust your body fat for good.'"
"What it is: a citrus fruit called Malabar tamarind, which is found in Indonesia."
"What it does: In rodent studies, it appears to decrease appetite while also inhibiting "lipogenesis." An overly simplistic explanation of lipogenesis is that it's the process that converts carbohydrates into fat, which can then be stored in, say, your belly area."
"Does it work? In rats, yes. But lipogenesis is less likely in humans."
So have you tried any of these supplements that Dr. Oz recommended? If you did, what were your results, if any?
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