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hoodia yohimbe guarana ginko etc

are these ingredients effective? dangerous?

I see them in supplements and haven't found much info about adverse affects of consuming these.

Thu. Mar 15, 10:18am

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Hard to say if they're effective since the industry is so unregulated that the label can claim 100mg of whatever and only have 2g. This is definitely the case for Hoodia - very effective according to the research, but none of the products on the market have anywhere near a useful amount because no method of mass production has been invented yet. Guarana is a good stimulant - I understand it can be addictive but that wasn't my experience. Can't say I noticed any energy boost from ginko, but apparently that can depend on what kind you get.

Thursday, March 15, 2007, 10:59 AM

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Probably because they've never been properly tested... and as long as they're classified as supplements and not as medicine, they never will be.

but hey, if you want to be your own lab rat, go for it. Let us know if you experience any side effects.

Thursday, March 15, 2007, 11:02 AM

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