Quote from Chicks to the Finish Challenge thread
FucoTHIN (pronounced few-coe-thin). I was off on my initial pronunciation!! LOL. Here's another link on 3FC (Tina is quoted in here as well); some good stuff; some not so good. Considering all I've been going through with my dogs, and reading up on holistic stuff, I'm almost tempted to try this. That, and combined with my very slow weight loss no matter how good I am!
I googled and there's a ton of info on this stuff....of course, I was looking for a positive blurb and ran across this from NewsRx.com (which probably got some kickback, but who knows...it was dated August 2007):
Visceral fat, or the deeper internal fat concentrated in the belly area surrounding the stomach, liver, and other major organs, affects 46% of Americans. That's why Garden of Life has developed a marine thermogenic supplement called fucoTHIN(TM) that specifically targets visceral fat.
FucoTHIN is a natural, whole food based supplement made from marine vegetables and pomegranate seed oil. It contains fucoxanthin, a carotenoid found in brown seaweed.
"FucoTHIN contains the first marine vegetable derived ingredient with a clinically researched thermogenic effect," said Jordan Rubin, Founder and CEO of Garden of Life.
A clinical trial pending publication showed fucoxanthin helps burn fat, particularly visceral fat cells that accumulate in and around the abdominal region. In a double-blind, placebo controlled study of 110 obese females, those taking fucoTHIN and following an 1800-calorie diet lost an average of 14.5 pounds compared to 3 lbs. in the placebo group. The average metabolic rate increased by 18.2%, compared to placebo after 16 weeks.
Recently, 126 members of the Cathedral of Praise church in Toledo, Ohio participated in an 11-week consumer trial called "Healthy Toledo." Health expert Jordan Rubin coached 70 women and 56 men in a program that emphasized dietary and lifestyle changes such as eating an organic, whole foods diet, engaging in moderate exercise, and taking fucoTHIN. The results were significant, with participants averaging a weight drop of 13.5 pounds and a reduction of 8.5% in body fat.
"The Toledo program is exciting because people attained these results without the usual side effects often attributed to thermogenic supplements due to ephedra, bitter orange, or other caffeine alkaloids that work by stimulating the central nervous system and causing the jitters or insomnia," said Rubin, the New York Times best-selling author of The Maker's Diet, GPRX for Weight Loss, and other health-related titles that have sold millions.
Melony Bradley, a Healthy Toledo participant who was not overweight and was regarded as thin by her peers, said "I was struggling to lose the baby fat I'd gained with pregnancies for a long time, but I finally lost it!"