Appatrol is another form of nonprescription supplement that was designed to help dieters to be able to lose weight. It is based on the primary ingredient of caralluma fimbriata, and was designed on the principle of traditional Ayurvedic medicine. This product is manufactured by a company called NaturaMed Health.
Though the official website for NaturaMed Health does provide a solid amount of information about why it has selected the ingredients that it has included in its two diet pills, Appatrol and Appaluma, the official website for the specific Appatrol product has been labeled as a phishing scam site by McAfee Site Advisor and could therefore not be viewed for the purposes of this review.
The Appatrol diet pill is based primarily on one ingredient, caralluma fimbriata, but it also contains green tea extract and synephrine, which is also known as bitter orange extract or citrus aurantium.
The primary ingredient is from an Asian succulent plant, which is frequently found in Indian chutney and pickle recipes. It is an extremely common plant that can be seen in uncultivated areas and as a roadside shrub. It is used in traditional Indian medicine for helping to reduce the sensations of thirst and hunger. Some small studies and clinical trials have shown that this ingredient could be promising for promoting weight loss. Though research is still in its very early days for this ingredient, it does look as though it could be helpful with weight loss when combined with proper diet and exercise.
Green tea extract is found very often in diet pills since some studies have indicated that it could be helpful in promoting weight loss. It is drawn from the camellia sinensis plant which is known for promoting a number of different health benefits. It also contains EGCG, an antioxidant (also known as epigallocatechin) and caffeine. Caffeine is a stimulant that can help to promote temporary appetite suppression and increased fat burning. Unfortunately, the studies that have indicated that green tea can be helpful with weight loss use large amounts of the substance. As the entire Appatrol product contains only 500mg of all of its ingredients, this suggests that it may not contain enough green tea for any impact.
Synephrine is another type of stimulant that has caused a considerable amount of controversy. Due to the number of significant health risks and side effects associated with its use, the U.S. Government has issued warnings about taking it. Most doctors will recommend against using products that contain this substance.