Some Weight Loss Supplements Contain Amphetamine-like Compound

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In addition, the FDA analysis found many supplements labeled as containing Acacia rigidula didn’t actually include this plant as an ingredient. The researchers compared the composition of dietary supplements labeled as containing Acacia rigidula with that of the plant itself. None of the dietary supplements resembled Acacia rigidula in terms of their chemical composition. For example, nearly all of the supplements had high levels of a compound called phenethylamine, but this compound is found at very low levels in garcinia cambogia extract the plant itself. “Given the low natural abundance of [phenethylamine] in the plant materials, it appears nearly impossible to achieve the amounts of [phenethylamine] found in the dietary supplements by formulating them with plant material or extracts of A.
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If an ingredient does not have a history of being used as a supplement or herbal remedy, manufacturers must submit an application to the FDA for approval before using it in products. In addition, the FDA analysis found many supplements labeled as containing Acacia rigidula didn’t actually include this plant as an ingredient. The researchers compared the composition of dietary supplements labeled as containing Acacia rigidula with that of the plant itself. None of the dietary supplements resembled Acacia rigidula in terms of their chemical composition. For example, nearly all of the supplements had high levels of a compound called phenethylamine, but this compound is found at very low levels in the plant itself. “Given the low natural abundance of [phenethylamine] in the plant materials, it appears nearly impossible to achieve the amounts of [phenethylamine] found in the dietary supplements by formulating them with plant material or extracts of A.
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Salted nuts, on the other hand, contain just a quarter the sodium. And if you’re worried about the fat in the nuts, don’t be: While the pistachios do have 50 more calories per serving than the pretzels, they also contain twice the protein and three times the fiber to keep you fuller longer. Plus, people who added nuts to their diet lost more weight compared to those who snacked on pretzels, according to a recent UCLA study. Instead of: cup of soy nuts Reach for: cup shelled, steamed edamame While a quarter-cup of soy nuts is 130 calories, a single-serve packet of edamame (which can be steamed in the microwave and is available in the freezer section of your grocery store) is only 90 calories.
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Amphetamine-like compounds found in weight loss supplements

On stage singing was Jim Morrison and then came Bob Marley and thenAxl Rose, I mean I was in heaven. She continued, Then all of the sudden, boom, boom, and I wake up, she described the first time her son kicked her. It was like he was feeling the music with me, she added. So, Fergie woke up husband Josh Duhamel and told him about the kick. I told the story and he was like, Morrison? Marley?
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Scientists have spotted an amphetamine-like compound, called beta-methylphenethylamine, in nine of the 21 supposedly all-natural supplements tested. An athlete competing in canoeing qualifiers for the 2012 London Olympics was disqualified after traces of the compound were found in his system. RELATED: SUPPLEMENTS OFFER NO CLEAR DISEASE PROTECTION: STUDY It’s the second time in recent weeks that scientists have found the compounds in dietary supplements, but the FDA has yet to issue warnings to consumers, USA Today reports . The research is published in the Journal of Pharmaceutical and Biomedical Analysis. The scientists were also concerned that all 21 of the supplements they tested included another drug called Acacia rigidula, described as a “bushy plant found in Texas and Mexico,” which appears to never have been tested for safety in humans. RELATED: FAT-BURNING SUPPLEMENT LINKED TO LIVER FAILURE, HEPATITIS “This is a brand new drug being placed into a number of supplements under the guise of a natural ingredient,” Pieter Cohen, an assistant professor at Harvard Medical School, told USA Today .
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