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Slim 4 Life Herbs for Weight Loss

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Karyn Maier is a seasoned columnist and feature writer. Since 1992, her work has appeared in Mother Earth News, The Herb Quarterly, Parenting, Club Mom and in many other print and digital publications. She is also the author of five books, including "50 Simple Ways to Pamper Your Baby."
Slim 4 Life Herbs for Weight Loss
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Slim 4 Life is a weight-loss program introduced in the late 1970s that was reportedly designed by a team of physicians, nutritionists and psychologists. The program encourages participation at the company's weight loss centers, which are located throughout Missouri and Texas. In addition to facilitating weight loss through nutrition education and counseling, the program utilizes certain herbs in supplements referred to as thermogenic metabolic enhancers. According to DietPill.org review, these products are now marketed under the name SlimGenics.

Herbal-Slim Metabolizer

According to the product description provided by SlimGenics.com, this weight loss supplement suppresses appetite and curbs cravings while decreasing water retention and increasing energy. Weight loss is allegedly achieved because the herbs boost the rate of metabolism so that the body will burn fat. The company does not provide any information about the specific herbal ingredients in this or any other of the thermogenic metabolic enhancing formulas. However, the DietPill.org review states that the product contains essential fatty acids obtained from borage oil.

Meta-Slim Metabolizer

This product is also designed to enhance metabolism and increase energy, while cleansing the body of excess toxins. However, the product is also formulated with “natural herbs” that promote hormonal balance and improved mood in women with symptoms associated with premenstrual syndrome, peri-menopause or menopause. Again, the company does not provide detailed information about the specific herbs or any other ingredients found in this formula.

Pura-Slim Metabolizer

This product is also in the category of thermogenic metabolic enhancers and, like the other formulas, it contains a “selected blend of herbs” to promote weight loss through increased metabolism and energy. This product is also marketed as being designed to stabilize the body while undergoing stress from weight loss. In addition, the company says that this formula is recommended for people who are sensitive to the effects of caffeine or other stimulants. Given this statement, it’s likely that the other “metabolizers” contain caffeine and herbs that stimulate the central nervous system, even though the ingredient list is not made available to consumers.

Herbal Cleansing Tea

This product is not a dietary supplement in the form of capsules or tablets to be swallowed. Instead, this is a box containing 20 tea bags formulated with certain herbs that reputedly stimulate and cleanse the bowels. According to the company, this action provides the benefits of increased elimination, detoxification and, of course, enhanced weight loss. As with the other weight loss products, the company does not provide further information about the exact ingredients.

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