I am tired of my extra fat; can you suggest any fat burner supplements that have no side effects? – Muhammad


I am unabashedly a proponent of healthy diets and lifestyles without using energy burners or thermogenic shots.  So I won’t name a particular brand.  But for clients that insist on such “supplements,” I advise taking only the minimal dosage of a safe product of their choice with the following guidelines:

  • No ephedra/ephedrine, epitonin, ma haung, or Chinese ephedra (banned)
  • No more than 3 of following stimulants combined:  Caffeine, Guarana (up to 100 mg), Kola Nut, Theophylline, Synepherine
  • No more than 3000 mg/3 gms Taurine
  • Directions indicate full daily recommended servings total not more than 20 gm L-Arginine/Arginine alpha-Ketoglutarate or 600 mg Caffeine PER DAY
  • No more than the Tolerable Upper Intake Level (UL) for any vitamin or mineral, as established by the Food and Nutrition Board of the National Academy of Sciences.

– Debbie M., MS, RD

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