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FucoTHIN

All-natural, organic ingredients promote weight loss.

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FucoTHIN is a weight loss supplement based on centuries old science. A part of the Garden of Life roster of supplements, internal cleansing products and whole food nutraceuticals, FucoTHIN is an acronym for Fucoxanthin, a carotenoid found in brown and olive green colored seaweeds.

Numerous clinical studies have been conducted on the health benefits of Fucoxanthin. Most notably a study of mice at Hokkaido University in Japan, whereby Fucoxanthin generated a thermogenic effect in the fatty tissue of mice. We generally know thermogenises to be a good thing, as this means we are elevating our internal fat burning abilities, however, this is usually done at a price. For instance, caffeine has a thermogenic effect, by stimulating the central nervous system, but for most, the jitters and the sleepless nights make thermogenic supplements too much to handle. This makes FucoTHIN an excellent choice for those who want thermogenesis without the side-effects.

While clinical trials on humans have yet to be published, the folks at Garden of Life are committed to producing products that support an individual's whole body health, including healthy weight management.

PRO
  • FucoTHIN is all-natural with no stimulants
  • While not certified organic, Garden of Life emphasizes organic products and principles, including the organic nature of where the seaweed extract is sourced from
  • FucoTHIN is a product that works in tandem with Garden of Life's philosophy of consuming foods that are biblical in nature, and thereby marketable to the religious consumer
  • Healthy calorie consumption of 1800 calories/day
CON
  • FucoTHIN is not vegetarian/vegan (gelatin capsules are the delivery method)
  • Supplement does not provide appetite suppression
  • User must still engage in a healthy meal plan and sustained activity in order for weight loss to be realized
INGREDIENTS

FucoTHIN has an all-natural proprietary blend of ingredients that includes pomegrantate seed oil and brown seaweed. Other ingredients include gelatin and purified water.

DIET and NUTRITION

FucoTHIN's website says nothing about menu, but does recommend an 1800 calorie diet. For most users, especially those that are not physically active, this calorie level might be too high. As well, the user is on their own to calculate daily caloric intake, which can be difficult to do and time consuming.

Interestingly, Garden of Life's website did have some recipes and their explanation of whole foods and choosing organic foods is one that is comprehensive and easy to understand.

EXERCISE

None recommended, which is too bad, as an 1800 calorie diet with activity would be an excellent combination for weight loss in a majority of healthy individuals.

CONCLUSION

While the website is careful to not overpromise, there have been published clinical trials on Fucoxanthin and it's ability, along with other potent antioxidants, to combat some types of cancer cells.

This natural blend is based on the idea of using things from the earth, as Garden of Life is a faith-based company. These ingredients should not have any side effects, and when coupled with healthy eating and exercise, should yield weight loss results.

Common Misspellings

Fukothin, fucthin, fukthin, fewkothin


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Maigan

I have been using this for 2 weeks, along with a healthy diet and exercise and have lost 8 lbs and 4.5 inches on my waist!!

posted Aug 27th, 2008 10:44 am


Summer

Fuco thin works great- Its very hard for me to lose weight, but so far this stuff is helping!!!!!

posted Apr 19th, 2008 10:08 am


Anonymous

JUNK! I was on it for 4 months and did not lose a single pound.


Anonymous

Hi I just started I lost 4 lbs the first few days and went on an eating binge and gained them back. I am going to commit this week and keep better tabs on things.



 

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