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Old 03-11-2005, 01:26 PM   #2
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Sounds like a scam to me...I just googled and couldn't find a website, just some message board postings and a couple of old eBay auctions where the seller did not list ingredients or whether the product 'worked' or not.

Just look at it this way. If this "Supra Svelte" REALLY worked, and the company found some sort of mysterious miracle ingredient to boost your energy and burn fat or whatever that isn't identical to everything else out there, then why be so surreptitious about it? Why not announce it to the major media and make a HUGE FORTUNE? I would bet big money that if there are any 'active ingredients', that they are the exact same as what is in ALL the 'diet' or 'energy' pills that are being marketed these tea extract, bitter orange, guarana, etc. etc.

And speaking of Chronic Fatigue Syndrome...have you actually been diagnosed by a physician with CFS? If so shouldn't you be in treatment for this? On their website, the CDC (Centers for Disease Control & Prevention) , has quite a bit of info including treatment recommendations:

Decisions regarding treatment for CFS or any chronically fatiguing illness should be made only in consultation with a health care provider. The health care provider, together with the patient, will develop an individually tailored program that provides the greatest benefit. This treatment program will be based on assessment of the patientís overall medical condition and current symptoms, and will be modified over time on the basis of regular follow-up and assessment of the patientís changing condition. Currently, most health care providers with experience in treating persons with CFS use some combination of the therapies discussed below. Persons who have questions about a particular treatment should contact a qualified health care provider, local medical society, or university medical school for additional information.

Some proposed treatments are unproven and may be harmful. Therapy should not aggravate existing symptoms or create new ones. It should not mask another illness that needs identification and specific treatment. Finally, therapy should not impose an excessive financial burden on the patient.

As a service to CFS patients and other interested persons, this section provides some basic information about different therapies that have been used for the treatment of patients with CFS. These descriptions are intended only for general informational purposes. The Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality has recently completed an Evidence Report Defining and Managing Chronic Fatigue Syndrome that can be downloaded from their website...

Dietary Supplements and Herbal Preparations

A variety of dietary supplements and herbal preparations are claimed to have potential benefits for CFS patients. With few exceptions, the effectiveness of these remedies for treating CFS has not been evaluated in controlled trials. Contrary to common belief, the "natural" origin of a product does not ensure safety. Dietary supplements and herbal preparations can have potentially serious side reactions and some can interfere or interact with prescription medications. CFS patients should seek the advice of their health care provider before using any unprescribed remedy.

Vitamins, coenzymes, minerals: Preparations that have been claimed to have benefit for CFS patients include adenosine monophosphate, coenzyme Q-10, germanium, glutathione, iron, magnesium sulfate, melatonin, NADH, selenium, l-tryptophan, vitamins B12, C, and A, and zinc. An early CFS study found reduced red blood cell magnesium sulfate in CFS patients, but two subsequent studies have found no difference between patients and healthy controls. The therapeutic value of all these preparations for CFS has not been validated.

Herbal preparations: Plants are known sources of many pharmacological materials. However, unrefined plant preparations contain variable levels of the active compound and may contain many irrelevant, potentially harmful substances. Preparations that have been claimed to have benefit to CFS patients include astralagus, borage seed oil, bromelain, comfrey, echinacea, garlic, Ginkgo biloba, ginseng, primrose oil, quercetin, St. John's wort, and Shiitake mushroom extract. Only primrose oil was evaluated in a controlled study, and the beneficial effects noted in CFS patients have not been independently confirmed. Some herbal preparations, notably comfrey and high-dose ginseng, have recognized harmful effects.
I URGE you to not waste your money and/or risk your health on potentially harmful substances...please see your physican first. Also - you might want to check out two forums here at 3FC - "PCOS/Insulin Resistance Support" and "Dieting with Health Problems". Good luck and take care of yourself
Mrs. Jim
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