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What is Diet Fuel®?

S. Reynolds
S. Reynolds

There are thousands of supplements for people who want to lose weight. Supplements can be taken in pill, powder, or food form. Diet Fuel® is a dietary supplement for women created by the Twinlab® Company. Its main purpose is to help people lose weight while increasing energy.

A person who is interested in taking Diet Fuel® pills should be at least 18 years old and not pregnant or nursing. Someone with a condition — like diabetes, anemia, anxiety, or heart, thyroid or liver disease — should avoid this supplement. It is best to consult a physician before taking any supplements, including Diet Fuel®.

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The directions for taking this particular supplement are as follows: one should swallow two capsules before eating a meal, but should not ingest more than six pills in a day. When first starting the Diet Fuel® supplement, a user should only ingest one capsule, three times per day, before meals. If there are adverse side effects, then the user is directed to cut down on the dosage.

The pills come in a plastic bottle containing 60 or 120 capsules. A single bottle should last less than a month, if the user is taking the standard dosage. People are advised by the Twinlab® Company to take these as part of a healthy diet and exercise program.

These dietary supplements contain caffeine, which boosts energy. People who have more energy naturally move around more and burn more calories. Caffeine also speeds up water loss through urination, so a Diet Fuel® user may notice that he or she has dropped a few pounds of water weight rather quickly after beginning use.

Diet Fuel® capsules also include guarana and green tea extracts. These two ingredients are believed to have weight-loss side effects, but there are no definitive studies available. These capsules do not contain ephedra, which is a weight-loss ingredient that is banned in the U.S.

Negative side effects may occur when a person takes dietary supplements. A person should stop taking dietary supplements if he or she experiences heart palpitations, tremors, anxiety, insomnia, or headaches. Since Diet Fuel® pills contain St. John's Wort, a person should also minimize sun exposure, because this can cause the skin to burn quickly.

Diet Fuel® is a supplement that has not been evaluated by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA). It is not intended to cure, prevent, or treat diseases. People who wish to take dietary supplements do so at their own risk, and should generally consult a doctor before doing so.

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