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Re: Mike, Will you please help me???

Re: Mike, Will you please help me???

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Posted by MIKE on November 08, 2000 at 16:54:32:

In Reply to: Mike, Will you please help me??? posted by Mary on November 07, 2000 at 20:00:55:

: Hi Mike, I was reading once of your responses to someone and you talked about Slimsense. Can you tell me what it is, and how it works best? and where i can purchase it? I used xenadrine for a while and lost 25 pounds with it, but i feel like i dont want to continue becuase you hear of so many sudden deaths assosiated with the ma huang. thanks in advance.

Hello Mary. First of all, I want to say that I come to this and other forums to inform, basically to tell the TRUTH, regarding some of the weight loss products that work and don't work. This is just based on my opinion and expertise, which is comes from 20 years working in the health and fitness industry and 16 working as a personal trainer. So, let me first say that ma huang in any form or another, ie. ephedra, is perfectly safe IF you are in good health.

Ephedra or ma huang herb (ephedra contains about 2% by weight of the whole herb) has been used by the Chinese for over 5,000 years for resporatory diseases due to its bronchodilating effects. Nowadays, for example, asthma patients use it as well, for everything form the common cold to weight loss.

As for the reported "deaths" due to ephedra usage, the Food and Drug Administration reports that only a "handful of deaths" reported from the useage of ephedra products. What the media and the FDA do not tell you, is that most of these deaths are not from ehpedra alone, but MOST of these patients had pre-existing health conditions, and others were simply taking above the recommended doseage. There have been more people who have died or suffered permanent health damage from taking too much asprin!

Thermogenic products containing ephedra today, also contain guarna--herbal form of caffeine, and white willow bark--herbal form of asprin. This is a proven fat loss ergogenic aid and is perfectly safe when taken at the recommended amounts. Besides, ephedra is hardly even effective on its own then when it combined with other products such these. Once again, the media does not tell you this. What they also don't tell you about many of these "dangerous" herbs, is that the FDA cannot control or regulate the useage of natural herbs, ONLY pharmaceutical drugs. Can you see the connection....?

Anyway, ephedra is not the problem here. Society simply needs to learn moderation and portion control with EVERYTHING! I stand strongly behind ephedra. If I truly did not feel this product was safe, I would not let my clients, or myself and family members, take ANY product containing it. Anyway, I hope this answers your question regarding ephedra. If you need more info. you can get it at

Now to your next question, I'm not going to say anything negative regarding Xenadrine, only that I know people who have used it and felt, let's say 'weird'. The only product I use for myself and my clients is by Slimsense. If you live in Colorado you can get it at GNC. If not you can purchase it online. All I can say is it produces great results. I'm not trying to sell the stuff, just trying to help since you asked. Anyway, good luck to you with whatever you decide. Just remember moderation is key to long term success!

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