(Sponsored Review) Bye Bye Fats with AFC LipoDOWN 2 | AFC ActiveSLIM

Hello everyone! How’s your week? I had a pretty tough week at work with plenty of deadlines.. Nonetheless, i’m looking forward to the upcoming short work week and the long weekend! 🙂

Sometime in May and before my wedding, AFC Japan has launched their latest slimming range AFC LipoDOWN 2 and AFC ActiveSLIM which they have sent it to me for review. I have passed it to my Hubby (then Fiance) as i’m underweight and hence not the right person to try it.. Haha!! Not saying that he is plump (but he used to be) so he will have to exercise regularly to maintain his current build…

The latest slimming range from AFC targets people with either sedentary or active lifestyle:

AFC LipoDOWN 2 targets people with sedentary lifestyles with little exercise. It helps to maximize fat burning round the clock for effective fat loss, inch loss and weight loss.

AFC ActiveSLIM targets people with active lifestyles who want to boost fat burning efficacy and shed stubborn flabbiness during workouts for slimmer body, improved body definition and shape.

Both products are 100% natural and safe fat burning formulas.

If you are leading a lifestyle without having the habit of doing regular physical exercise and not watching your food intake, the AFC Japan’s latest fat burning superstar – the new and improved LipoDOWN 2 is able to  accelerated metabolism and unprecedented fat burning.

This simple, effective and natural fat and weight loss solution is particularly helpful for those with sedentary lifestyles and suffering from undesirable weight gain. The natural proprietary formula is enhanced with 200% more fat burning prowess than its predecessor LipoDOWN, for more effective effortless slimming. LipoDOWN 2 works even while the body is idle by continuously burning the body’s stored fat, improving metabolic rate and blocking the excess calories from turning into fat.

Developed by Nihon Preventive Medical Laboratory Japan and clinically proven safe and effective, the supplement helps address weight and body fat concerns without any unwanted side effects. LipoDOWN 2 is also totally free from caffeine, laxatives, diuretics and stimulants.

When used in conjunction with a sensible diet, the LipoDOWN 2 will:

1) Targets fat loss in the stomach, thighs and hips

2) Promotes thermogenesis to increase metabolism for maximum fat burning

3) Helps shrink bulky fat cells and blocks formation of new fat cells

4) Helps regulate appetite and promote sense of fullness

5) Supports reduction of organ and body fat, healthy blood lipids and blood sugar levels

6) Effective even for sedentary lifestyles with no weight rebounds

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With the recommended dosage of 2-4 soft gels daily (initial usage starts with 4 and then reduce dosage to 2 daily for maintenance), LipoDOWN 2 is clinically proven to work at the cellular level to shrink massive fat cells and increase fat metabolism for maximum fat burning 24/7. Extracted from natural food sources, LipoDOWN 2’s effectiveness is credited to its unique APF Fat Reduction Factors* – a concentrated blend of Apple Polyphenols and Fucoxanthin from Activated Japanese Wakame Seaweed – to target unsightly bulges for visible inch and fat loss.

*The potent APF Fat Reduction Factors comprise a proprietary blend of 2 key components clinically researched by scientists from Nihon Preventive Medical Laboratory, Hokkaido University, Hirosaki Universities and other renowned universities in Japan

The proprietary blend of 2 key components that made up the APF Fat Reduction Factors are:

Apple Polyphenols (AP) – Blocks fat and prevents accumulation of new body fat. Extracted from unripe green apple skin which has 10x more polyphenols than regular apples, it blocks the absorption of excess fats from meals, reduces fat storage and inhibits the formation of fats around organs. With over 75 years of research in apple nutrition, Japanese researchers from Fundamental Research Laboratory and other renowned universities in Japan reported AP extract to be useful in reducing organ fat by 27%.

Fucoxanthin (F) – Extracted from Activated Japanese Wakame Seaweed, Fucoxanthin targets sluggish bulky fat cells at the cellular level. It induces the thermogenesis process to accelerate metabolism and increase the conversion of fat into energy. A research report published in Diabetes, Obesity and Metabolism (2010) reported impressive findings – effective weight loss after 42 days of consumption, with some patients reporting up to 7kg
of weight loss and a metabolic rate increase of up to 22%, and trigger the body’s fat burning capacity even while at rest. A higher metabolic rate helps burn calories more effectively.

Even former MediaCorp actress Apple Hong swears by this product!  The 34-year-old celebrity is currently based in Beijing where she is busy with new filming projects.

“Since moving to Beijing last June, it’s been a constant challenge trying to maintain a trim figure with the oilier and saltier food choices here. Coupled with a slower metabolism rate in my 30s – the inches and pounds can creep up very quickly. Within a month of taking LipoDOWN 2, I lost an impressive 4kg. LipoDOWN 2 keeps me looking good from all angles – onscreen and off-screen!”

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AFC Japan has also specially created another slimming solution targeting at consumers with active lifestyles. The AFC ActiveSLIM will help to redefine body shape with each work out, boost the effectiveness of the workout and accelelate / power up the fat burning process. As the first 20 minutes of any exercise regime only expands the  body’s carbohydrate stores, ActiveSLIM will fast-track the burning of stored fats and elevate metabolism levels for maximum exercise efficacy.

The secret behind the superb fat burning effect of ActiveSLIM is accelerated by the 4 Active Thermo Factors
working hand in hand to Maximise Fat Burning with Every Move . The 4 Active Thermo Factors of L-Carnitine, Alpha-Lipoic Acid, BCAA and L-Ornithine fuel 3x more fat burning prowess with each movement. Its rapid fat burning ability makes every body movement work harder, effectively transforming and shaping the body towards a slimmer silhouette.

Recommended dosage is 4 capsules in the morning or before exercise. When taken regularly with sensible diet / regular work out regimen the powerful fat burning formula helps you slim down effortlessly without yo-yo rebounds.

Other capabilities of the The AFC ActiveSLIM:

1) Converts excess fat & sugars into energy

2) Helps shed stubborn body fat by significantly reducing fat and calorie storage

3) Promotes fat use during exercise

4) Converts fat and glucose into energy

5) Reduces fatigue, improves exercise and fitness performance

6) Redefines and improves overall body composition and tone

7) Increases metabolism and slows age-related decline

8) Replenishes antioxidants, and supports a healthy heart and liver

Here’s what my hubby has to say after consuming both  LipoDOWN 2 and AFC ActiveSLIM:

My wife (then Fiancee) passed me two bottles of fat burning pills weeks before our wedding, probably as the loudest silent hint to lose some weight and look good for our wedding. The first bottle was LipoDown 2 which contained a formula that was clinically proven to burn stored fats and inhibit fat cells from enlarging. The second was ActiveSLIM which is a rapid fat burning formula that will help to burn fat up to 3 times faster during exercise workouts. Both bottles are from AFC.

As I already have a twice a week gym routine and a regular hot yoga session every weekend, my strategy was to take LipoDown2 on my “off days” and ActiveSLIM on the days I go for my workouts. I am someone who believe more on sustainability when in comes to weight loss so I would try to avoid anything that promotes a more drastic form of weight loss.

LipoDown2

The pills come in a black soft gel form. It is recommended to start with a 4 pills a day to see a more intensive weight loss effect and then drop to 2 pills a day to maintain it. I did start with the recommended 4 pills a day but did not manage to see much visible effect. It could be due to this one big reason – because I knew I was on some sort of fat burning pill, I stopped caring too much about what I ate. I started to eat more sin food (sinful food) and even bigger portions. It is hard to say though because I did not seem to gain much weight despite the binge eating. LipoDown2 might have helped somewhere…

ActiveSlim

This came in the form of a golden color capsule. The recommendation is to have 4 pills before exercise and I simply followed that straightforward instruction. This came with a more pronounced effect – I observe with these pills, I tend to feel lighter and also get hungrier much more easily after my workout. This is true even on days where my routine involved more of weights training rather than cardio workouts.

From my experience, I will recommend ActiveSlim coupled with a sensible exercise routine. As mentioned earlier, I believe in a more sustainable approach to weight loss so I generally do not make recommendations for anyone to take any kind of weight loss pills with an aim of having the easy way out to lose weight without any physical effort.

 LipoDOWN 2 is available at Unity, Watsons, Guardian, Robinsons, John Little, OG and other leading pharmacies
S$92.90 per bottle of 60 softgels.

The AFC ActiveSLIM is available at Unity, Watsons, Guardian, Robinsons, John Little, OG and other leading pharmacies at $72.90 per bottle of 120 capsules

* Disclaimer: Products Descriptions and information are extracted from AFC Japan’s Press Release. Do note that individual results may vary after consumption of LipoDOWN 2 /  AFC ActiveSLIM .

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