Starter 3 Review

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Starter 3 is an ephedra fat burner from Winstar Health Labs. The fat burner claims to boost weight loss with ephedra and suppress appetite with hoodia. There are a couple problems with these claims. Ephedra is illegal for inclusion in diet pills, according to the Food and Drug Administration and hoodia is clinically proven to have no effect on appetite. There is no official website for Winstar Health, but we managed to find a website will all ingredients listed.

List of Ingredients

Ingredients:

  • Ephedra Extract
  • Hoodia Gordonii Extract
  • Citrus Aurantium
  • Caffeine Anhydrous
  • Gymnema Sylvestre
  • White Willow Bark
  • Guggulsterones
  • L-Carnitine

Product Features

Ephedra extract is one of the proven fat burners. After a professional athlete died while using ephedra, the FDA took notice and banned the substance. There is also some who claim the use of ephedra in street meth was a contributing factor to the ban. The ephedra in Starter 3 is either a different form of ephedra or the company is using an illegal ingredient.

Hoodia is an appetite suppressant that was supposed to be the answer to weight loss. Clinical testing proved the active ingredient – P57 – metabolized before reaching the brain to turn off the hunger sensor.

Citrus aurantium and caffeine anhydrous are stimulants. Citrus aurantium, also known as synephrine, was the go-to ingredient when ephedra was banned. There are negative side effects, including increased heart rate and blood pressure, associated with synephrine. Caffeine is a tried and trusted stimulant, but taking too much can be dangerous. Dieters are not told how much caffeine is included in Starter 3. White willow bark is a natural form of aspirin that can be used to relieve pain or thin blood.

Despite listing ephedra as an active ingredient, Starter 3 is available for purchase online. You can purchase one bottle for as little as $39.95.

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Advantages

  • All ingredients appear to be listed online.
  • The supplement contains caffeine – though we have no idea how much.

Disadvantages

  • Ephedra is banned for use in diet pills.
  • The company website is no longer functional.
  • The amount of caffeine in one dose of Starter 3 may be too strong for some dieters.

Conclusion

Starter 3 may be an older fat burner that contains ephedra, but ephedra is a dangerous and banned by the FDA. All ephedra sales must be recorded and tracked based on current laws, so we doubt the ephedra listed is real ephedra. Dieters should be wary of taking any supplement from a company that claims to add ephedra.

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Editor: Paul Blake

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