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rasta4life
12-22-2010, 09:36 AM
has anyone tried this before? i have been using for about a week. i have lost 6 lbs so far. i checked the internet, did not find anything bad. anyond else had any luck?


nelie
12-22-2010, 11:14 AM
I'd be very careful about using them long term, I found this overview pretty good:
http://supplement-geek.com/zi-xiu-tang-revealed/

Basically, it is a laxative pill. Laxatives can be addictive in the sense that if you take them for an extended period of time, your body may need them to have a bowel movement. I really wouldn't recommend such a pill unless you need a natural laxative and even then, you shouldn't take it more than a week.

deetermined2
12-22-2010, 07:03 PM
I tried it, and it didn't work for me. My sister thought it tightened her up, especially her arms, but isn't sure if she lost any weight.

In terms of its laxative effects, at least on me, there were none. In fact, I had the opposite problem while on it. I was taking a stool softener while on it and still was backed up.

I had found his (the supplement geek) site, after having tried it, and said, "Huh?" He does not claim that he has tried it.

I had called my sister after I saw his site, and she did not experience any laxative effects either.

If anything I wonder if it acted as a diuretic, and sucked all of the moisture out of me, leaving an insufficient amount of moisture in my intestines.


nelie
12-22-2010, 09:11 PM
That is odd. Well you don't have to try a known laxative ingredient to know it is a laxative.

rasta4life
12-22-2010, 11:49 PM
I did read that these pills did contain sensa in the past. But the new ones do not. I found several people that have sucessfully lost weight on these. I will give it a try for 30 days and see what happens. I am hoping that it speeds up my metabolism, which is one of the things its suppose to do.

nelie
12-23-2010, 09:44 AM
If senna isn't a current ingredient, what are the ingredients? Is it still bee pollen because bee pollen doesn't increase your metabolism.

galaxia2002
01-03-2011, 11:24 AM
i ordered some and they should be here today. i have researched these into the ground and i pretty much keep getting the same side effects from various people/sources. i will keep you posted about my weight loss (if any)...wish me luck!!

galaxia2002
01-18-2011, 12:22 PM
i know nobody is really following this particular thread, but i just want to say that i started these pills two weeks ago today. I went from 172 to 164 in two weeks!! i am shocked and in complete disbelief. I am not very hungry at all and when i am, i find that i am choosing healthier options. if anyone wants more info on my experiences, you can PM me. there's a thread on another forum with TONS of user experiences and it's where i got a lot of my questions answered.

deetermined2
01-18-2011, 11:03 PM
Congrats on your loss, galaxia2002,

A health food store owner told my sister that several nurses from a nearby hospital had tried it. Some of them were successful enough using it that after seeing their results, several more nurses started using it.

galaxia2002
01-19-2011, 10:02 AM
thank you!

ironically everyone i've heard thats tried them has been told of these pills via word of mouth. not a lot of publicity for something that actually works in some way, shape, or form (at least for me). I've tried other products that get hyped up in the news or on tv and not one of them worked at all. just find that interesting....

MariaMaria
01-19-2011, 01:44 PM
ironically everyone i've heard thats tried them has been told of these pills via word of mouth. not a lot of publicity for something that actually works


Google "viral marketing."

miafluker
01-25-2011, 07:54 PM
i am on these pills and have lost alot of inches. I dont weigh because I tend to get obsessed. I have a friend that is on them and lost a ton of weight, combined with low carb. I have been on these off and on since september


btw its been forever since I been on this site. I need to change my stats. I lost my son when he was 15months old, and put on alot of weight since then.
glad to be back

LiveandLove
02-12-2011, 11:28 AM
I just bought some of these too! It's only been 2 days, but it definitely curbs my appetite, and no cravings!!! Plus I am more calm, which could just be me. I'll keep everyone posted if there are results.

Mbarbs
02-14-2011, 08:01 AM
has anyone tried this before? i have been using for about a week. i have lost 6 lbs so far. i checked the internet, did not find anything bad. anyond else had any luck?

I've been on them for a week and have gained weight and stopped going to the bathroom. I find all my friends around me have positive effects and I don't. This product doesn't work for everyone. I wouldn't waste the money on it.

galaxia2002
02-14-2011, 11:28 AM
just a quick update for me: these seem to be working. i've been on them for a full month and i went from 172lbs to 159.6lbs. i haven't started a full blown workout thing yet but i do a fair bit of walking and have been eating healthier foods. For the second month on these I will incorporate more exercise...though i hate it.

deetermined2
02-19-2011, 12:40 AM
Glad to see they work for you, galaxia2002,

May have to give them a second try, but up my fiber this time. I still have enough left to do another week.

Mbarbs, I see that I am not the only one who thinks the geek is wrong about them being a laxative.

Suzanne 3FC
02-23-2011, 10:16 AM
I don't think the geek is wrong. Even the company that makes the product says it has a laxative in it.

The real question is what else is in it?

Side effects reported by users:

16 pounds in two weeks. However when i stopped taking them i couldn’t go to the restroom, when i did there was blood and was very difficult. I also have been vomiting with a little bit blood. Some other side effects i witnessed were: Nausea, diarrhea, severe cramps no appetite, i had to force feed myself, I passed out, had the shakes (sugar was not low), I felt groggy, and tired NO ENERGY, and i could not sleep at night. I took them for a total of 3 weeks and decided this feeling was not worth the risk.

Well, I did gain some ‘things’ – frequent headaches, dizziness, blurred vision, brain fog (to the point that my husband and children actually asked what I had been drinking!), and acne/breakouts worse than I ever had as a teenager (it itches like crazy, and stings awful, not to mention looks terrible – and at 50, yes 50, at least I had a nice clear complexion going for me – had).

Reported side effects include:
rash
increase in blood pressure
heart palpitations
vomiting with blood
diarrhea
stools with blood
fainting
dizziness
blurred vision
sexual dysfunction
shakes
cramps
nausea

Note that supplements from China are well known to contain serious contaminants. They may also (and often do) contain other ingredients not specified on the label. In regards to the ingredients claimed, they may contain as little or as much of any ingredient which negates any potential benefit, because they are not regulated or standardized. In other words, you have absolutely no idea what you are swallowing.

My question is why? If you know you can lose weight by cutting back portions or making other food choices, and increasing your activity levels, then why would you risk your health by swallowing mystery pills? I just don't get it :shrug:

Weight lost from this product is not fat. It's not possible. There are no ingredients in this product that have been shown in studies to burn fat.

To lose one pound of fat you must burn 3500 calories more than you consume.

Let's say someone lose 6 pounds in one week. That's 21,000 calories burned if you lost fat. That's 3,000 calories burned per day more than you consume. If you weigh 150 pounds and you jog in place for one hour you will burn almost 550 calories. So you would need to jog for nearly 6 hours per day to burn that amount of fat. If you weigh more then you'll burn more calories per hour.

This product comes with a standard list of warnings of who should not take it. Since overweight and obese people are at much higher risk of having these conditions, often undiagnosed, they are the people who should not take it.


But I guess if your only goal is losing a few pounds fast, no matter what those pounds consist of, and if you do not have a goal of good health and you don't mind the high risk, then products like this might just be for you.

Since we don't support that, I'm closing this thread.

Thanks :)