Men apprehensive but willing
Millions of people globally have access to purchasing a variety of supplements online, but new research has revealed that there is an alarming lack of knowledge from buyers regarding where the products are actually made, and what ingredients go into them.
The survey of 1,000 UK male gym-goers revealed that:
- 41% take supplements on a regular basis
- 46% would consider taking a fat-burning supplement
- 45% would take supplements recommended by friends (only 5% lower than recommended by an athlete)
A new report by the NHS shows that in Scotland alone, £7,500 a day is being spent on diet pills. Diet-pills have also garnered press attention recently due to a number of connected fatalities. DNP is currently the subject of an ongoing investigation involving police, Interpol and the Food Standards Agency.
A natural alternative would be something like Glucomannan, a natural dietary fibre made from the root of the Konjac plant. It absorbs liquid in the stomach, thickening and turning into a gel. This tricks the body into thinking that it is full with food, helping to reduce cravings and the amount that you eat. With it being a soluble fibre, it also helps your digestive system as it passes through the body. It is the only approved ingredient in the UK proven to help weight loss by the European Food Safety Authority.