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FORZA Newsround (9th-16th November)

November 16, 2012

UK Government Warns of the Dangers of DNP

Reported by: The Mail (9th Nov. 2012)

2, 4-Dinitrophenol, more commonly known as DNP, is a popular fat-burning drug among bodybuilders and can be easily purchased online. Following the recent death of a 28 year old man after suspected consumption of the substance, the UK Government has issued a warning that DNP is extremely dangerous and should not be taken at any level of dosage. DNP is marketed mainly to bodybuilders for its apparent weight loss and metabolism-boosting properties but the yellow, odourless drug has now been labelled as “lethal” by those with first-hand experience of its effects. FORZA understands that some people become desperate in their attempts to lose weight and we make it our mission to provide a safe and sensible alternative to dangerous slimming aids such as DNP. Our diverse selection of legal fat-burners contain only authorised natural ingredients and if used correctly can lead to fast and sustained weight loss. Read more  

The Best Diet Tricks of All Time

Reported by: The Huffington Post US (11th Nov. 2012)

The US edition of the Huffington Post has gathered a collection of tried-and-tested tips from health and nutrition experts for those in need of a successful weight loss strategy capable of standing the test of time. It advises not to skip breakfast, to avoid late night snacks and to question whether cravings are driven by hunger or whether they are motivated by something else. It also highlights the importance of keeping a food journal, getting sufficient amounts of sleep, taking a short 15 minute walk after each meal and never going food shopping when hungry. Of course, the article also stresses the importance of exercise. It recommends that during your workout you should rest for no longer than 30 seconds between exercises and make an effort to dedicate a portion of your workout to building lean muscle. Read More  

A Study into the Health Benefits of Resveratrol Reported by: The Mail (12th Nov. 2012)

Resveratrol, a polyphenol commonly found in red wine, was the subject of a recent study at the University of Missouri that discovered the natural compound’s importance in making cancer cells more susceptible to radiation treatment. After following other studies in which Resveratrol was shown to make tumour cells more susceptible to chemotherapy, Professor Michael Nicholl decided to see if it had the same effect with radiation therapy. He found that Resveratrol increased the level of activity of Perforin and Granzyme B, two key proteins in prostate tumour cells, and concluded that as a result he was “able to kill many more tumour cells when compared with treating the tumour with radiation alone.” This follows another recent study that found a daily glass of wine boosted the survival chances of women with breast cancer by up to a fifth. FORZA utilises the benefits of Resveratrol in its new and exciting weight loss formula Raspberry Ketone 2:2:1 which has been released as part of its impressive Healthy Living range. Read More  

Essential Health Facts about Caffeine

Reported by: Huffington Post US (15th Nov. 2012)

The US edition of the Huffington Post provides a number of health facts about the popular stimulant drug caffeine:

Caffeine can be good for you – The benefits of caffeine are far-reaching as long as it is consumed in moderate amounts. As well as stimulating the release of Dopamine to improve mood and enhance productivity, caffeine has also been shown to boost endurance and speed during exercise.

Too much caffeine can have risks – Caffeine is a drug and, like any other drug, it can have harmful effects when ingested in high amounts. In high doses, caffeine has been shown to cause nervousness, irritability, insomnia, an irregular heartbeat and short-term blood pressure spikes. A healthy adult should try to consume less than 300 to 400mg of caffeine a day, pregnant women and people with high blood pressure should limit their intake to 150 to 200mg a day, and children should consume no more than 50mg a day.

Caffeine may help treat ADHD – Once thought to be a cause of Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD), the perception of caffeine is now changing and it is even being considered as a potential treatment. This is because in moderate doses caffeine enhances the ability to focus.

Beware of caffeinated concoctions – When it comes to choosing your sources of caffeine, it is recommended that you vote in favour of natural sources. Energy drinks, shots and sodas are manufactured to provide quick boosts of energy with very little nutritional benefit and usually contain dangerously high levels of sugar and other additives. For 100% pure caffeine tablets that provide enhanced alertness and mental stimulation, we recommend using FORZA Caffeine eXtra.

Get ready for inhalable caffeine – Manufacturers are constantly trying to come up with new and original ways to ingest caffeine, but we think that inhalable caffeine is set to take the food supplement industry by storm. AeroShot has been developed by a biomedical engineering professor at Harvard University and allows users to inhale a fine powder that instantly dissolves in their mouth. The manufacturer has been warned by the FDA over its current “false, misleading and potentially dangerous” labelling but even if AeroShot is removed from the market, the idea has paved the way for other manufacturers to exploit the product’s marketing potential while adhering to the regulatory requirements of the governing bodies. Read More

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