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Critics Apprehensive Over Latest Fat-Burning Lip Balm

Submitted by on August 31, 2009 – 10:30 am5 Comments

The latest fat reduction means is slated to go on sale during this week in UK, dubbed as the fat-melting lip balm, has faced a lot of flak from critics who deem it to be yet another selling gambit that sadistically feeds on women’s insecurities regarding weight gain.

The lip balm that was unveiled in the United States in the former part of the year as a progression in the area of fat reduction is believed to assist women in controlling their food cravings and also bolstering energy levels.

The founders of this lip balm product priced at close to five pounds assert that its contents have appetite suppressing and metabolism boosting properties that are simply a lick away.

Britain critics have denounced the tall claims of the lip balm stating that it would scarcely contribute in any significant way to substantial weight reduction. The detractors have claimed that there is no replacement to lesser consumption and working out more.

The U.S. doctor, Allan Kurtz, involved in the making of the lip salve that can be purchased online in the United Kingdom, states that he devised the product due to the mass demands coming from his patients who wanted an abet to losing weight.

The doctor has proclaimed that those having used his product have cited weight loss ranging from 6lbs to 10lbs, with no apparent alteration in any part of their life. Dr. Kurtz asserts that it principally operates by curbing appetite. He states that on application to the lips, it gets absorbed into the system, working instantly by giving one a sense of spontaneous oral indulgence much similar to placing something within the mouth.

Hoodia extract, an appetite-repressing component in the lip balm according to Dr. Kurtz was initially employed in plant form by the Kalahari-based bush men. The balm additionally has the extract derived from green tea that helps boost metabolism.

An earlier study implied that consuming green tea could raise energy levels by as much as four percent and the chromium picolinate that aids in fat burning and raising energy levels. These constituents are present in the slippery blend of the balm derived from shea butter and safflower oil.

A spokesperson from the National Obesity Forum has stated that although both hoodia and green tea were believed to assist in weight reduction, the results are based on the tests undertaken on varying forms of intake. He added that the amount of intake of these substances through a simplistic dabbing of lip balm would be rather inconsequential, as a far greater amount would be required to be consumed to facilitate weight loss.

A user of this balm hailing from North London, having used it for six times during a day has mentioned she has noticed no appetite suppression or change in her weight or any enhanced energy levels. She said that the balm had a slight coarse feeling and gave a tingly effect on applying it. Yet, she states all it did was make the lips supple and had a nice taste to it.

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