Welcome to the latest scam from more of humanity's best
and brightest... I actually
predicted this when the problems of ephedra happened.
Here's my Cortislim review: Cortislim is the new fad
overhyped scam fat burner.
The following saying applies to most highly marketed supplements:
"A fool and his money are soon parted."
Before we get into the details, know that the
Federal Trade Commission is suing Cortislim's makers for their
false claims. That's
the FTC's cortislim review. :-)
Cortislim features several common ephedra-free fat burner ingredients.
Cortislim apparently works by controlling weight gain and accelerating
fat burning by negating the effects of the hormone cortisol.
What's cortisol? Cortisol is the body's main stress hormone,
required for many purposes: proper glucose metabolism, blood pressure,
immune function and inflammatory response. Stress, either mental
or physical, can produce lots of cortisol.
At these levels, cortisol can hurt your cognitive performance,
suppress thyroid function, foster blood sugar imbalances and the
subsequent deposition of body fat, decrease bone density, etc.
Athletes don't want cortisol, because it's catabolic, muscle-wasting,
not anabolic, muscle building.
Excess cortisol levels may be partly responsible for excess fat
deposition and weight gain.
But does Cortislim work? Can it cause weight loss by dealing
with high cortisol levels tied from everyday stress? To answer
that, let's look at a few of the ingredients in Cortislim... The
most important ingredient in this compilation is Magnolia bark,
standardized for honokiol.
According to Supplement Watch, "a small
dose of honokiol, or a magnolia bark extract standardized for
honokiol content, can help to "de-stress" you without
making you sleepy, while a larger dose might have the effect
of knocking you out. When compared to pharmaceutical agents
such as Valium (diazepam), honokiol appears to be as effective
in its anti-anxiety activity, yet not nearly as powerful in
its sedative ability."For more see...http://www.supplementwatch.com/
This anti-anxiety effect appears to be backed up by numerous
animal studies. The other major ingredients in this formulation
(chromium, green tea, banaba leaf, and vanadyl) stabilize blood
sugar levels and moderate insulin's effect on the same.
Citrus Aurauntium (bitter orange, the Chinese herb zhi shi) standardized
for synephrine -- ephedra's kinder, gentler cousin. For more on
this, see my now old but still ignored press release warning about
non-ephedra weight loss supplements.
Cortislim may reduce levels of the stress hormone cortisol through
the effects of Magnolia bark contained in its formulation. But
that doesn't mean you're going to lose weight. Most people don't
gain weight because they're stressed, but because we're inactive
and consume too many calories.