Carb Blockers -

Citrimax / Hydroxycitric Acid (HCA): An Effective Carb Blocker?

Known as hydroxycitric acid (HCA for short), or Citrimax, this popular supplement has become a standard ingredient in many popular weight loss products. Derived from the rind of the Indian Garcinia cambogia fruit, hydroxycitric acid is used primarily as a “carb blocker” in such products. And initially at least, it seemed like a good idea to do so. Early animal studies, for instance, seemed to indicate that HCA/Citrimax...

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BSN Cheater’s Relief Fat Burner Review & Information

Cheater’s Relief by BSN is marketed as an “advanced carb and fat inhibitor.” I was eager to review this product as I’m a pretty big fan of BSN’s sports performance supplements—like NO Xplode and Cellmass.. Cheater’s Relief does contain an intensive blend of ingredients, but unfortunately, only a scant few have any real evidence demonstrating effectiveness as either fat or carb blocking. Let’s...

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Carb Blockers Review: Do Carb Blockers Prevent Absorption Of Carbohydrates?

Recently a friend asked me what I thought about carb blockers — products that “supposedly” interfere with the body’s ability to inhibit the absorption of carbohydrates. She was talking about a supplement called Citrimax, sometimes called HCA or hydroxycitric acid… Some years back, scientists thought they had found the miracle carb blocker supplement when they discovered that a compound called...

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