February 25, 2018

Citrus Diet, by NaturaLab


ACTION: Stimulates metabolism, burns fat.

SOLD AS: Capsules.

INGREDIENTS: Two capsules (one serving) contain: vitamin B6, 40 mg; chromium chelate, 200 mg; potassium carbonate, 50 mg; citrus aurantium, 320 mg; mahuang (ephedra) (8 percent extract), 250 mg; garcinia cambogia (50 percent HCA), 300 mg; guarana (22 percent extract), 100 mg; white willow bark, 100 mg; kelp (focus vesiculosus), 80 mg; cascara sagrada, 80 mg; uva ursi (arctostaphylos), 50 mg; lecithin, 50 mg; cayenne, 30 mg; licorice root (glycyrrhiza glabra), 30 mg;. vanadium (celate), 100 meg; gingerroot, 30 mg.

HOW TO TAKE IT: Per package directions, take 2 capsules with water before meals.

WHAT IS IT SUPPOSED TO DO; Of the main ingredients, chromium reportedly helps reduce sugar and carbohydrate cravings; citrus aurantium, ma huang, guarana, white willow bark, and cayenne stimulate metabolism; garcinia cambogia suppresses appetite; cascara sagradais a laxative; and uva ursi is a diuretic. The literature says Citrus Diet was “created to help millions of people to manage their weight without the difficulties of a diet. The ingredients have been selected from literally thousands of possible components to create the most favorable combination.” Citrus Diet is advertised as an energy booster, a fat burner, and a tool for weight management.

COMMENTS: This product contains several potentially harmful ingredients, including ma huang (ephedra), which is associated with serious side effects, including death; and cascara sagrada. If you have diabetes and are taking insulin or any antidiabetic medications, consult your physician before taking this or any product that contains chromium. Chromium has the ability to lower insulin resistance, alter the type or amount of medication needed to control diabetes, and change the frequency with which blood-sugar monitoring should be done.