What You Should Know
According to Dr. Phil, celebrity doctor, women have different body shapes. Depending on the body shape, women should take different supplements for weight loss. The ingredient list for Dr. Phil’s Shape Up! Multivitamin for Apple Body Types contains an interesting mix of ingredients. There are the typical vitamins and minerals, but a few fat burning ingredients commonly found in weight loss supplements are thrown into the mix.
List of Ingredients
Multivitamin Ingredients: Calcium Carbonate, Magnesium Oxide, Ascorbic Acid, Microcrystalline Cellulose, d-Alpha Tocopheryl Acid Succinate, Resin, Dicalcium Phosphate, Stearic Acid, Maltodextrin, Croscarmellose Sodium, Acacia, Magnesium Stearate, Niacinamide, Zinc Oxide, Hydroxypropyl Methylcellulose, Calcium Pantothenate, Corn Starch, Silicon Dioxide, Copper Gluconate, Boron Aspartate, Manganese Sulfate, Pyridoxine Hydrochloride, Riboflavin, Thiamine Mononitrate, Glycerin, Vitamin A Acetate, Chromium Picolinate, Folic Acid, Vitamin B-12, Biotin, Carnauba Wax, Sodium Selenite, Sodium Molybdate, Phytonadione, Potassium Iodide, Vitamin D3. Apple Weight Management Supplement: Microcrystalline Cellulose, Sodium Starch Glycolate, Hydrogenated Cotton Seed Oil, Croscarmellose Sodium, Acacia, Hydroxypropyl Methylcellulose, Magnesium Stearate, Glycerin, Carnauba Wax. Apple Metabolism Supplement: Microcrystalline Cellulose, Stearic Acid, Silicon Dioxide, Corn Syrup Solids, Croscarmellose Sodium, Hydroxypropyl Methylcellulose Magnesium Stearate, Glycerin, Carnauba Wax. Apple Specialty Supplement: Hydrolyzed Corn Syrup Solids, Micro Crystalline Cellulose, Lactose Monohydrate, Stearic Acid, Carrageenan, Croscarmellose Sodium, Magnesium Stearate, Silicon Dioxide, Acacia, Propylene Glycol Alginate, Lecithin, Carnauba Wax.
Garcinia Cambogia, Opuntia Cactus, Eleuthero Root, Kola Nut Extract, L-Carnitine, Vanadium, White Kidney Bean Extract and Gymnema Sylvestre.
The first huge block of ingredients is all vitamins and minerals. These are common in multi-vitamins and have no impact on weight loss. The next few ingredients are not part of the multi-vitamin profile. Some of these ingredients could cause negative side effects for some dieters.
Garcinia cambogia is a fat burner that may be linked to liver disease. Kola nut extract is a stimulant with caffeine-like properties. White kidney bean extract prevents carbohydrates from breaking into tiny pieces during digestion so carbohydrates digest faster. Gymnema sylvestre helps regulate blood glucose response to control hunger.
There is no amount of caffeine listed on the ingredient list. If there is too much caffeine, the dieter could feel jittery and nervous after taking the multi-vitamin. Due to the stimulant content, the dieter should only take this supplement in the morning.
- A detailed ingredient list is found online.
- Contains several proven ingredients found in weight loss supplements.
- Contains a stimulant.
Dr. Phil’s Shape Up! Multivitamin for Apple Body Types is not your typical multi-vitamin. The supplement includes a stimulant, carb blocker and blood glucose controlling ingredient. While this profile is perfect for a weight loss supplement, it is not ideal for a multi-vitamin. There is no indication as to why these ingredients are ideal for just apple body types.