Accelis is an over-the-counter weight loss supplement. This diet pill is claimed to work by helping muscle cells absorb sugar from the blood, rather than storing it in fat cells. Although there is some evidence that one of the active ingredients in Accelis may help lower blood sugar in mice, there is insufficient evidence that this happens in humans. Possible side effects of the supplement may include nausea, indigestion, and drowsiness.
What Is Accelis?Accelis™ is a weight loss supplement that is available without a prescription. Just like any other supplement, it can be marketed without any evidence that it is either safe or effective.
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Who Makes Accelis?It is made by Iovate Health Sciences Research, Inc.
Active IngredientsAccelis contains the following active ingredients:
- Lagerstroemia speciosa leaf extract (which contains corosolic acid)
- Caffeine-free green tea extract
- Caffeine-free oolong tea extract
- Caffeine-free white tea extract
- Chamomile extract
- Passionflower extract
- Soy phospholipids.
How Does It Work?According to the Accelis Web site, the supplement works by helping muscle cells absorb glucose (sugar) from the blood, rather than storing the glucose in fat cells. While early evidence suggests that corosolic acid (one of the active ingredients) may help lower blood sugar levels in mice, there is insufficient evidence that this occurs in humans.
Is It Effective?The Web site for Accelis provides information about a study that suggests corosolic acid (one of the active ingredients in Accelis) is effective for weight loss. However, the name of this study or where or when (or even if) it was published is not provided. A search of published studies did not reveal any study of corosolic acid for weight loss.
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