Akavar is a non-prescription weight loss supplement that claims to cause weight loss, regardless of what you eat. However, there is a lack of scientific evidence supporting this claim. Several ingredients in Akavar contain caffeine, so it is reasonable to assume that these ingredients may suppress the appetite and possibly increase metabolism. Possible side effects include insomnia and a rapid heart rate.
What Is Akavar?Akavar™-20/50 is a popular and highly advertised weight loss supplement. The manufacturer of the supplement claims that you can "eat all you want and still lose weight."
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Who Makes It?Akavar products are made by Dynakor Pharmacal.
What's in Akavar?The supplement contains the following active ingredients:
- Vitamin B6
- Yerba mate
- Trimethylxanthine (another name for caffeine)
- Green tea
- Ginger root
- Kola nut
- Schisandra fruit
- Scutellaria root
- Tibetan ginseng
- Cocoa nut
- Jujube fruit
- Thea sinensis complex.
How Does Akavar Work?It is not known how (or even if) Akavar works for weight loss. Several of the ingredients in it contain caffeine, which may have some effect on suppressing the appetite or perhaps increasing metabolism.
Is It Effective?There is a lack of scientific evidence supporting a conclusion that Akavar is effective for weight loss. No adequate research studies have been performed and published. The Akavar Web site claims that its effectiveness has been proven in a published clinical study. However, the name of the study (or even where or when it was published) is not provided. Even if it is assumed that this study is valid, it was a very small study -- too small to make any definite conclusions.
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