There is a study in the Journal of Chinese Medicine titled “A Clinical Audit of the Treatment of 64 Cases of Simple Obesity with Wu Long Jiao Nang”.
In this study, a total of 104 overweight patients were randomly divided into two groups.
These two groups, a treatment group of 64 and a comparison group of 40, were considered statistically comparable in terms of sex, age, body mass index (BMI), circumference of the waist and hips, and thickness of subcutaneous fat.
The treatment group were administered two capsules three times per day of this Chinese herbal formula Wu Long Jiao Nang 15 minutes before meals.
Successive administration of these capsules for two months equaled one course of treatment.
The comparison group received 20mg of fenfluramine tablets 15 minutes before meals, also for two months.
At the end of that time, mean losses of weight and reductions in BMI were as good or better with the Chinese herbal formula as the Western drug.
Similarly, mean reductions in abdominal circumference, hip circumference, subcutaneous fat thickness, and percentage of fat were as good or better with the Chinese herbal formula.
What the Chinese formula did not do which the Western drug did was reduce the weight of muscles and the weight of water. (This is a good thing.) Further, the Chinese medical formula was effective for lowering mean blood glucose levels, raising insulin levels, and improving the ratio between testosterone and estradiol (also all good things).
In general, the Chinese medicinal formula achieved a 41.19% markedly effective rate and a 92.19% total effectiveness rate compared to the phenfen which only achieved 7.5% markedly effective and 37.50% effectiveness rates. And finally, among the patients who took the fenfluramine there were such side effects as indigestion, diarrhea, lack of strength, and somnolence, whereas, in the Chinese medicinal treatment group, only two patients had slight diarrhea. In terms of heart rate, blood pressure, EKG, and liver and kidney function, there were no obvious disturbances from the Chinese medicinals. However, two cases on the fenfluramine had moderately high liver enzymes (ALT).
To make this herbal weight loss formula even better, the herbs Mai Ya (Fructus Germinatus Hordei) and Shan Zha (Fructus Crataegi) have been added to alleviate food stagnation which is common in those struggling to lose extra weight.
Chinese Traditional Medicine patterns:
Quickens the Blood
Fortify Spleen Qi
Supplement the Qi
Wu Long Cha (Oolong tea, Folium Praeparatum Camelliae Theae)
He Shou Wu (Radix Polygoni Multiflori)
Mai Ya (Fructus Germinatus Hordei)
Dang Shen (Radix Codonopsitis)
Bai Zhu (Rhizoma Atractylodis Macrocephalae)
He Ye (Folium Nelumbinis)
Shan Zha (Fructus Crataegi)
Tu Bei Chong (Eupolyphaga/Steleophaga)
Wu Long Cha (Folium Praeparatum Camelliae Theae) 150 mg
He Shou Wu (Radix Polygoni Multiflori) 75 mg
Mai Ya (Fructus Germinatus Hordei) 50 mg
Dang Shen (Radix Codonopsitis) 50 mg
Bai Zhu (Rhizoma Atractylodis Macrocephalae) 50 mg
He Ye (Folium Nelumbinis) 50 mg
Shan Zha (Fructus Crataegi) 50 mg
Tu Bei Chong (Eupolyphaga/Steleophaga) 25 mg
Package: 180 capsules (9:1 concentration)
Intake: 2 capsules, 3 times daily, 10 to 15 minutes before meals