Slimsticks are a form of nonprescription diet supplement that are taken in beverages in order to help dieters to be able to overcome the primary struggles that often get in the way of successfully reaching weight loss goals. Those struggles typically have to do with willpower and hunger. The concept behind them is that they work as appetite suppressants that will help dieters to be able to control their portion sizes by tricking their brains into thinking that they feel fuller than they actually are.
Water pills, also known as diuretics, are one of the most popular types of non-prescription diet pills. Dieters like them because they offer quick results because they force the body to decrease the amount of water it is retaining. Essentially, these pills make you urinate more frequently, helping to reduce bloat and water weight.
Seeing the lower number on the scale and a slimmer tummy is highly appealing, but water pills are not a long-term weight loss solution and they’re not always safe to take, either.
With that in mind, here are four facts about water pills that are important to know if your plan is to make them a part of your weight management strategy.
Atrafen is a thermogenic weight loss aid from Nutratech that has been developed to work as a powerful fat burner and appetite suppressant. According to the manufacturer’s website, when this Atrafen review was written, the product offers a “comprehensive, multi-system approach to weight loss and appetite suppression” while at the same time preserving muscle, boosting energy and increasing focus.
Atrafen has been designed for both men and women and supposedly “ignites extreme thermogenesis” without causing jitters. This dietary supplement works on both the mind and body to help users burn fat, improve their energy levels and stay motivated.
The ingredients in the Atrafen formula when this review was created were a part of a 600 mg Proprietary Formula. This formula was composed of Raspberry Ketone, African Mango Extract, Acai Fruit, Green Tea Extract, Resveratrol, Caffeine Anhydrous, Apple Cider Vinegar, Kelp, Grapefruit.
To start, none of these ingredients have ever been scientifically proven to cause weight loss. Although the manufacturer did not make this claim, it is important to point this out to eliminate any assumptions you might have about this OTC diet pill.
That being said, Atrafen does contain caffeine, which can be beneficial at enhancing mental focus. Improved mental focus could help support your weight loss efforts. While it will not directly cause you to drop excess pounds, when your mind is sharp and alert, you are more likely to make better dietary choices and may feel more motivated to keep up with your exercise commitments. Moreover, caffeine may help to maximize your fat burning potential when it is combined with exercise.
Still, any benefits that caffeine or any of these other ingredients may potentially provide, will only be of use to you if you follow a healthy diet that is reduced in calories as well as follow a regular fitness appropriate exercise plan.
For optimal results with Atrafen, take 1 pill twice per day, 30 minutes before meals with 8 ounces of water. That being said, although the directions did not specify which meals, it would likely be best to take the pills with breakfast and lunch. The reason is that this product does contain caffeine. Taking it with dinner or too close to bedtime could negatively impact your sleep, especially if you are sensitive to this stimulant.
Speaking of caffeine, also keep in mind that it can cause other unwanted side effects, some of these may include jitters (in spite of what the manufacture may claim), restlessness, anxiety, headache, upset stomach, etc.