What You Should Know
Dream Body Advanced is a weight loss supplement from Dream Body. The product description claims the supplement is all natural and can be taken by anyone who is having trouble losing those extra pounds. The ingredients will increase metabolism, beat hunger and give you an energy boost all at the same time. These are claims commonly made by weight loss supplement companies, but rarely are the ingredients strong enough or proven to back up the claims. One bottle of Dream Body Advanced sells for $50.
List of Ingredients
Chinese Bitter Orange, Cassia Seed, Aloe, Lotus Leaf Extract, Green Tea Extract, Lingzhi and Hawthorn.
The first ingredient, Chinese Bitter Orange, is just another name for synephrine. Synephrine is a strong stimulant closely related to Ephedra though synephrine has not been banned by the Food and Drug Administration. Dieters who drink very little or no caffeine will feel the effects of this ingredient.
Cassia seed is used in Chinese medicine for everything from bloodshot eyes to high blood pressure, but the most common use is as a natural laxative. Many weight loss products include a laxative to fool the dieter into thinking they are losing more weight when they are actually just losing water due to increased bowel movements. Aloe is another natural laxative.
Interestingly, lotus leaf extract is used in natural medicine to treat diarrhea which is the opposite effect of cassia seed and aloe. It can also be used to treat edema which means it has diuretic qualities. Packing diuretics and laxatives together in a weight loss supplement can be dangerous because it can lead to dehydration.
Green tea extract is the only proven ingredient in Dream Body Advanced. Green tea has been thoroughly tested through clinical studies as a treatment for various health conditions. For weight loss, green tea works with the body to speed up metabolism with a caffeine boost and supply healthy ECGC which has been shown beneficial in the treatment of certain forms of cancer.
Lingzhi is another name for the Reishi mushroom. Studies have concluded there may be some health benefits associated with this ingredient. Specifically, Lingzhi may help control blood glucose levels and thus fend off hunger.
Hawthorn has been tested on three levels for its use in increasing exercise endurance. At 300 mg there was no effect on endurance. At 600 mg and 900 mg there were significant increases in exercise endurance and energy. Blood pressure levels also lowered. Dream Body Advanced does not list how much Hawthorn is used in the supplement.
- Some of the ingredients show promise for increased weight loss.
- Synephrine is a strong stimulant.
- Aloe and cassia seed are both laxatives.
- Lotus leaf is a diuretic.
Dream Body Advanced is not a horrible weight loss formula as some of the ingredients have some testing behind them to substantiate the claims described on the official website. This does not mean the supplement is safe for use by every dieter, however. Laxatives and diuretics are not a healthy means of weight loss and may cause diarrhea, dehydration and more severe side effects when used long term.