Dr. Oz & Montel Williams: Flower Power w/ Saffflower to Burn Belly Fat
Dr. Oz guests Montel Williams on the show to talk about Montel’s own personal miracle fat loss pill, Safslim. Safslim is a derivative of the plant we know as the safflower, and the supplement is made directly from saffron oil. Montel swears by it and claims that he’s lost over two inches off his waistline in just 11 weeks.
But we all know that when something sounds too good to be true – more often than not – it actually is. Plus, Montel appears on TV as a spokesperson for the product (now when have NOT seen something like that before?). Nonetheless, despite the critics and despite our own doubts, we have to admit that we wish it really would work. So does it?
The sel afflower and it’s use dates all the way back to Egyptian times, and we use now mostly for cooking and as a dietary supplement. As a supplement, safflower has been used as a treatment for the hardening of arteries, heart disease, and stroke. It also has many uses for less critical conditions like fever, coughs, and other breathing problems. But for fat loss? Well, Dr. Oz states that is an Omega-6 fat (a good kind of fat) and that we need 7-10 grams of it everyday. This may be what causes the supplement to burn belly fat.
Montel says he wasn’t a believer himself at first. He dieted and workout regularly even before taking the supplement. But once he started using the product, he noticed bigger changes in his body. He had even taken it irregularly, and noticed that when he was off the supplement his belly came back and slimmed down again once he started taking it all over again. From Montel’s personal experience, he suggests taking two tablespoons daily, 30 minutes before a meal. (Note: To get Montel’s body, you’d also have to diet and exercise too.)
Dr. Oz is joined by Dr. Martha Belury. She reveals that according to her research, safflower oil did in fact help women lose fat. On the flip side, however, the women did not lose weight. (Huh? How does that work out?) Dr. Belury says that Omega-6 fats help get rid of fat and muscle tissue less fatty.
Dr. Oz speaks to other doctors and they all have mixed reactions about the supplement. That Omega-6 factoid about Safslim initially got to me until one of the doctors pointed out that we can get it easily from a regular diet. That being said then, why do we still have so many people in the country who are still overweight, he says. Nonetheless, the final judge should be you. If you want to try it out, here’s where you can get your daily dose(s) of safflower:
- Safflower oil (take 2 teaspoons daily)
- Safflower oil supplements (take 6gms linoleic acid and Omega-6)
- Sunflower seeds (take 3 teaspoons daily)
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