Advantages Quick weight loss, you may even get a seratonin high due to increases of iodine.
Disadvantages Expensive, Unsustainable diet, potential side effects such as chronic diarrhoea
|Duration of treatment||A few weeks|
I am compelled to write a review regarding weight loss pills, mainly because I get completely angered at the way they are marketed as a “solution” to weight loss, which just isn’t true. They prey on people who are sometimes at the end of their tether regarding their own battle with the bulge and are perhaps enticed into thinking that pills such as these are the answer to their weight issues. Hopefully in this review I can dissect this issue and offer informative advise to the many people who may be in this predicament. This review is not set-out to disprove the effectiveness of slimming pills and in this case Adios Max, it is hoped it can act as an informative guide, so you know the associated risks of taking slimming pills. This is an updated version of one of my earlier reviews and whilst they’re may be an element of repetition, I hope I have covered this issue in far more detail (its also a slightly different product).
WHAT IS ADIOS MAXAdios Max is a slimming pill which is designed to “help speed up weight loss naturally”. The cynic in me automatically has alarm bells ringing as for me a natural weight loss product is traditionally something like Prunes that help increase your digestive capabilities. Anything that’s created in a lab is really pushing the envelope of “Natural” in my book. Anyway, here’s what it contains:
Ingredients:1) Each coated tablet contains fucus dry extract 120m~ (equivalent to 600mg fucus). :
Fucus has been used in slimming pills for a number of years. Its main hypothesised qualities is to aid digestive and intestinal function by stimulating the thyroid. It is believed therefore to increase metabolic rate and thus increase the potential for weight loss. It does however have high levels of Iodine which has traditionally aided the treatment of diseases such as Goiter.
sodium starch glycol late: Basically included to make the tablet soluble.
2) Tablet core:
lactose monohydrate: Literally just a tablet filler. Does not aid the slimming process, but if your are lactose intolerant then this could be an issue.
calcium hydrogen phosphate dihyrate (E341), An inorganic binder which helps the flow of the tablet.Talc: Another filler which just adds to the consistency of the tablet rather than having any nutritional impact on weight loss
magnesium stearate: Stearates are used to aid the dissolution of tablets. In laymens terms, it allows the tablet to dissolve easily
titanium dioxide (E171) talc: Yet more filler, gives the tablet its white colour and adds to the texture.
3) Tablet coating:
kaolin light: An interesting ingredient. Its main attributes are to act as an absorber (Aid the absorption of the tablet) but it is commonly used internally to control diarrhea.Sucrose: Quite simply used as a sweetener to make the tablet taste better (hence the term bitter pill to swallow?!?!)
Acacia: It is employed as a soothing agent in inflammatory conditions of the respiratory, digestive and urinary tract, and is useful in diarrhoea and dysentery.
Well Fucus is commonly known as “bladderwrack” and for the nautical members out there, this is seaweed. Now seaweed is traditionally high in iodine and iodine is one of the essential elements used to control and regulate thyroid hormone levels. Now if you have high levels of iodine in your system, it is hypothesised that two things will occur. One it acts as an appetite suppressant due to the increase of Seratonin in the body (hmmmm very interesting) and two it can increase energy levels and metabolic state. In short, it will give you a buzz!!!! Not bad properties for its use in a slimming pill!!!On the flip side, it also has some less attractive qualities. When taken orally, Fucus can aid digestion. This is traditionally known as having a “laxative effect” (well, well well) and help conditions such as constipation. Also high doses of iodine are not recommended as they can cause health problems of their own, symptoms such as insomnia and anxiety, weakness and heart palpitations can all occur.
As yet there are no standardised recommendations for how much Fucus is good/bad for you and the advise of nearly all nutritionists is to only use Fucus under the supervision of a medical professional!!!! This is on the packet but you’ll need a magnifying glass to see it!So what is this pill really doing for you?ADIOS MAX: PHYSIOLOGY
Adios Max is a stimulant "LAXATIVE", nicely repackaged so that it is not embarrasing to go to the shops and buy it. That’s it, simple as that. You will go to the toilet far more often and therefore you will lose weight (mainly I might add) through huge losses of water in your body. Will you become chronically dehydrated?....yes, will you have periods of feeling quite drained and weak (especially if you go to the gym)......Definitely. I would comment that this tiredness is sometimes counter balanced with the seratonin “High” that some people experience when using the product, but this is really a smokescreen to your body’s actual physiological requirements.
All dietary products are based around this principal. They ALL have laxative qualities to them. Take for example dietary milk shakes. Very low in fat in liquid form which are generally used to replace a meal (well its obvious you'll lose some weight if you don't eat!.........all of the milkshakes contain laxative (there are 4 different types, Bulk forming laxative, Stimulant laxative, osmotic laxatice and stool softner). Without going into too much detail, they are designed to make you go to the toilet.
Using laxatives frequently, or every day, can be harmful.
For example, prolonged use of laxatives can make your body dependent on them so that your bowel no longer functions properly without the medication. Over-using laxatives can also cause diarrhoea, dehydration, and unbalanced levels of salts and minerals in your body. As stated before The effects of using Fucus based products over a long period is, as yet, unknown, but we do know that there are potential risks.
PHYSIOLOGY OF DIETING
1) Nearly all of the weight you are losing is water. here is how your body uses water; Approximately 85% of your brain, 80% of your blood and 70% of your muscle is water. Take that away and you will quickly find that you can become tired, irritable, your sleeping patterns will become effected, you will feel weak etc etc etc (the list is exhaustive....hence why were all told to drink a minimum of 2 litres daily!
That is because they DO NOT WORK in the long term, they are most definitely a "QUICK FIX" but with potentially large detriments to your health.
Exercise and a balanced diet are the answer to nearly all weight loss issues. Adios Max and the like are merely a quick unsustainable fix. However If your still keen to give them a go, please be safe and follow the guidelines below. (Details taken from the adiosdiet.co.uk website)
In conclusion and before I bore you (too late!). Adios Max is a product that will work in the short term, however its impact on your body if used continually is really a mystery. The biggest mystery to me however comes on their packaging “to be used in conjunction with a calorie controlled diet with exercise”. If your doing that, then what is the point of taking Adios Max in the first place!!!!!
Please ensure that the tamper-evident band on the container is intact before initial use.
How to Use
Suitable for adults and children 16 years and over.Hazards and Cautions:
No significant adverse effects should occur when taking Adios Max at the correct dosage. However, diarrhoea may occur particularly in those receiving high doses, or those taking too many Adios tablets. If so, stop taking Adios and drink plenty of fluids. If you have any other undesirable effects or if your symptoms persist, you should talk to your doctor or a pharmacist.DO NOT use if you are sensitive to any of the ingredients.
This is a medicine. Consult your doctor or pharmacist if you have an underlying medical "condition, are taking any other medication or complementary therapy, or if", "symptoms persist. Seek advice before using if you are breast feeding,", "pregnant, planning to become pregnant, or suffer from allergies.",Keep all medicines out of the reach of children.,
Price: £9/10 for 100 tablets depending on where you shop (available everywhere! (Boots/Lloyds/Tesco/Asda etc etc)
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