Body Shapers Extra Strength Apple Cider Vinegar is a dietary supplement from Mason Natural that has been designed to help promote a healthy metabolism, as well as support appetite and fat-burn control.
Body Shapers Extra Strength Apple Cider Vinegar contains 1000 mg of apple cider vinegar per serving (2 tablets). Its other non-active ingredients include: microcrystalline, cellulose, whey, stearic acid, silica, magnesium stearate, pharmaceutical glaze and magnesium silicate.
The dosage instructions suggest users take 1 or 2 tablets, three times per day (preferably with meals). It is recommended that you first speak with a healthcare professional prior to taking this dietary supplement, especially if you are pregnant, nursing, are taking any other medications, will be undergoing a medical procedure or are intending to take this supplement over the long term.
According to the product label, apple cider vinegar is a traditional and popular weight loss aid that is naturally rich in minerals and enzymes. It is well known for having a powerful cleansing effect on the digestive system and – as mentioned above – its many active compounds work to promote healthy metabolism and fat burning and appetite control.
Although many believe that apple cider vinegar is an effective weight loss aid, there is no scientific proof to backup these beliefs. So far, there has been reportedly only one study involving apple cider vinegar and its effects on weight loss. The study, which was conducted in Japan, involved 175 obese – but otherwise healthy – individuals. All the participants followed a similar diet with some taking water and others taking vinegar every day, for 12 weeks. At the end of the study, those who were taking the vinegar did lose slightly more weight than those who didn’t, with the vinegar group losing an average 1 – 2 pounds over the course of the 12 weeks. However, once the study was over, they gained all the weight back.
Beyond that, researchers think that vinegar may have an effect on certain genes involved in the fat decomposition process. The effect – if it does exist – is likely to be very subtle and if it does benefit weight loss and weight management at all, it is a very gradual process.
In other words, you’re unlikely to see any fast weight loss results – if any – by taking apple cider vinegar, whether it’s Body Shapers Extra Strength Apple Cider Vinegar or another product. Moreover, even if it does help, you still need to eat healthfully, practice portion control and exercise in order to lose weight and manage it.