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Question: I frequent a discussion board for people taking Metabolife 356. Here is the list of ingredients: Serving Size: 1 Caplet
Amount Per Serving_____________________________ _% Daily Value
.. 6 i.u.
Magnesium (as Magnesium Chelate)
Zinc (as Zinc Chelate).
... 5 mg.
Chromium (as Chromium Picolinate)
.. 75 mcg.
Guarana Concentrate (seed)
(40 mg naturally-occurring caffeine)
Ma Huang Concentrate (aerial part)
(12 mg naturally occurring ephedrines)
Golden Seal (aerial part)
Gotu Kola (aerial part)
* Daily Value not established
Other ingredients: Methocel, silica, croscamellose sodium, magnesium stearate.
My question is, why do so many women that take this suffer from effects that appear to be hormonal. For example, I frequently read complaints of missed periods, hair loss, extreme irritability, cramping, breat sensitivity. What is this all about?
Answer: Wish I could tell you, but our training in herbal remedies and ingredients is very paltry. I don't see anything per se that should give steroid effects.
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