Here's a supplement meant for athletic competition.
A common weight loss practice is reducing water weight via a diuretic. A diuretic will increase urination, removing all excess water from the body. Body builders and other athletes use diuretics, like Xpel from MHP, to reduce weight prior to sporting events. Xpel is an herbal diuretic, sold as a water release pill that claims to help you lose weight.
MHP is a supplement company, otherwise known as Maximum Human Performance. The company was founded by Vincent Giampapa, M.D., specializing in hormone studies and aging, and his partner Gerard Dente, an accomplished body builder. Xpel is one of many products in the company's family of diet supplements.
Xpel contains natural ingredients, eliminating concern about manufactured ingredients. Xpel also has electrolytes, which help keep muscles hydrated.
- Available without a prescription
- Natural ingredients
- Contains electrolytes
- Disclaims that it's not for long-term weight loss
Using a diuretic as a primary means for weight loss is not a healthy plan. This typically requires that you rid your body of important water needed for function. That is why Xpel is recommended strictly for professional athletes.
- Contains caffeine, a stimulant and diuretic
- Not for long-term results
- Specific side effects not cited
The herbal blend in Xpel is patented. There is concern that Xpel contains two sources of caffeine, as it acts as a stimulant and known to give the jitters and a queasy stomach. Caffeine is also a popular diuretic. Some of these ingredients include:
- Green tea leaf - caffeine
- Guarana seed extract - caffeine
- Dandelion extract - diuretic
- Buchu leaf - South African plant with a peppermint flavor
- Horsetail extract - helps the body absorb calcium
Xpel does not make mention of the inclusion of exercise while using its product. However, it is recommended for use only by athletes who are already committing to regular exercise.CONCLUSION
Xpel is certainly not recommended for anyone looking for a healthier lifestyle or any long-term results. It is sold as a tool for athletes to rid their body of additional water weight prior to an event. Before taking a diuretic like Xpel, you should consult your physician.Common Misspellings
Expel, X-Pel, XPEL, Xpel Diuretic