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T5 for Weight Loss

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author image Michelle Kerns
Michelle Kerns writes for a variety of print and online publications and specializes in literature and science topics. She has served as a book columnist since 2008 and is a member of the National Book Critics Circle. Kerns studied English literature and neurology at UC Davis.
T5 for Weight Loss
Forza T5 pills are thought to help stimulate weight loss and suppress appetite. Photo Credit michaeljung/iStock/Getty Images

T5 is short for Forza T5, a weight management pill marketed in the United Kingdom. T5 contains a combination of natural substances and herbs that, according to the manufacturers, can simultaneously boost your metabolism, suppress your appetite and increase the amount of fat that your body burns as energy. Forza T5 pills are not available from retailers based in the United States and have been linked to a variety of side effects. Before using T5 for weight management, consult your doctor.

Aspects

There are several different types of Forza T5 pills available to consumers in the United Kingdom, including the basic Forza T5 capsules and Forza T5 Lite. The original Forza T5 formula promoted weight loss and boosted metabolism; Forza T5 Lite is marketed as an improved formula that can promote faster weight loss while helping you maintain your lean muscle mass and giving you more energy. The manufacturers claim that Forza T5 use can help you lose up to 8 lbs a week.

Ingredients

Forza T5 pills all contain different combinations of the following ingredients: green tea extract, aspirin, forza HCL, white willow bark, caffeine, citrus aurantium, phenylethylamine, hoodia, dicalcium phosphate, unidex and theobromine. Each of these ingredients is included to serve a different function--the green tea, caffeine and citrus aurantium are stimulants that alternative medicine practitioners believe can increase the rate of fat metabolism; hoodia acts as an appetite suppressant; theobromine and phenylethylamine stimulate the production of hormones that elevate your mood; and both white willow bark and unidex are compounds that inhibit pain and inflammation. The Best Diet Pills site, a site that reviews diet pills, reports that forza HCL is the manufacturer's name for the herb ma huang, a compound that is similar to the banned dietary supplement ephedra.

Side Effects

Forza T5 pills commonly cause side effects that include headaches, nervousness, insomnia, diarrhea and nausea. Increased blood pressure, chest pains, difficulty urinating and heart palpitations have also been reported by Forza T5 users. The pills should not be used by individuals with any history of kidney or liver disease, heart disease or high blood pressure, as well as pregnant or nursing women.

Advantages

According to the manufacturers, Forza T5 is a blend of all natural ingredients that can provide a simple and effective way for dieters to lose weight safely. No complicated calorie or fat gram counts are required--the Forza T5 makers assure that consuming the pills regularly is all you will need to drop pounds, gain energy and preserve your muscle mass.

Disadvantages

According to the Best Diet Pills site, Forza T5 is not sold in the United States because it contains ephedra, a substance banned in the U.S. Dieters in the United States who want to try Forza T5 will need to pay often exorbitant shipping costs, on top of the already expensive costs of the supplements themselves. Many of the other ingredients in the pills are not exclusively geared toward promoting weight loss and the manufacturers do not provide the results of clinical trials of the pills to support their claims about the product. In addition, the manufacturers do not offer any money-back guarantees if customers are unhappy with the pills.

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