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  • Updated:5 Dec 2005
 

04.Table - product and ingredients

 

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Product table

 

Unproven but worth further study May have an effect but it appears small Little supporting evidence
Brand and product (in alphabetical order) Tablets / capsules (how many days’ supply)* Price ($)** Capsicum annuum / frutescens Citrus aurantium Garcinia quaesita / cambogia Phaseolus vulgaris Camellia sinensis Chitosan Chromium Fucus vesiculosus Gymnema sylvestre Paullinia cupana
ENERVITE Ezi Slim 50 (17) 21.45
ENERVITE Hunger Buster Double Fibre Strength 90 (15–30) 17.45
ENERVITE Super Fat Metabolisers 60 (15) 34.95
HERBS OF GOLD Carb Blaster Phase 2 60 (30) 49.95
JOHN PLUNKETT’S Exo Fat Loss System Double Action — Exo’fat Burner Formula (A) 90 (22–45) (A)
JOHN PLUNKETT’S Exo Fat Loss System Double Action — Exo’fat Eliminator (A) 45 (5–15) (A)
LADYBIRD Figure Slim Faze 1 Fat Burner 60 (10) 39.95
LADYBIRD Figure Slim Faze 2 Starch Neutraliser 60 (10–30) 39.95
MEDISLIM Natural Advance with Zinc, Citrus, Commiphora 30 (7–10) 28.95
MICRO GENICS Thermoslim Weight Loss for Her and Him 60 (30) 24.95
NATURE’S WAY Metabolift Fat Burner Max Strength 90 (15–30) 37.95
NATUROPATHICA Dietary Fat Blaster New and Improved Formula 60 (7–20) 26.95
NATUROPATHICA New Super Strength Max Dietary Fat Blaster 60 (10–20) 49.95
NATUROPATHICA Reducticarb 60 (7–60) 39.95
OPTISLIM 2000 Plus 60 (15) 34.95
OPTISLIM Fat Terminator Weight Loss for Men and Women 60 (15) 29.95
VITAPLEX Professional Weight Control Thermogenic Weight Management 60 (30) 24.95
WOMEN’S CHOICE for Weight Management with Phase 2 30 (5–10) 28.00

Table notes

* Instructions often recommend taking, say, one or two tablets per day; where there’s a range of days one bottle will last it’s based on these recommendations.
** This is the price we paid in September 2005.
(A) You buy both together for a total price of $39.95.

This article last reviewed December 2005