The thing that drew me to checking out Zotrim diet pills is its all-natural formula. It combines the powers of Guarana, Yerba Mate, and Damiana to help you lose weight by suppressing your appetite.
I have written about the two former ingredients below if you’d like to read more about their benefits:
In this post, I’ll tackle the herb Damiana, also known as Turnera Diffusa, and why it is an important part of diet pill formulas.
What is Damiana?
This herb, found in Mexico, Central America, South America, and the West Indies has been traditionally for its medicinal properties for many centuries. The indigenous people of the Americas administered this herb by making tea as a way to help the user relax. It has also been used for its effects as an aphrodisiac and to boost libido. That makes me curious why it doesn’t have more widespread use as a testosterone booster ingredient.
In recent years, with more clinical testing done on the effects of this herb, it has been commonly used in diet pills to help boost weight loss.
How Does It Work for Weight Loss?
The primary way that this herb benefits weight loss through its effects on the gastrointestinal system. To put it lightly, it encourages loose stools.
This acts as a cleanser for your gut and helps to push out solid waste that has been building up, causing blockages, and leading to that fat upper pelvic area and belly fat.
So if you take a diet pill such as Zotrim, which I review in this post, do not be alarmed if you have a runny stool. It is completely normal and is a side effect of consuming Damiana extract.
This herb works best when combined with other active ingredients like guarana, another ingredient in Zotrim. Clinical studies performed in Denmark in 2001 indicated that when test subjects consumed both of these supplements, there was a thermogenic effect as well as a significant suppression of the appetite.
Thermogenics is when the body’s internal temperature is ramped up. Much like how food will burn when you turn up the temperature of your oven, the same effect happens in your body. With this thermogenic effect, you burn more calories and at a faster rate.
As for appetite suppression, this is a key component of weight loss. Many people take a diet pill and expect results from that alone. They ignore the other aspect, which is making healthy eating choices. By taking these two ingredients, cravings are reduced and there is less overeating and unhealthy snacking that ruins your daily calorie count.
Lastly, it has been shown that a formula containing these ingredients can also lift your mood. This helps to eliminate eating from stress or out of emotion. When you’re depressed, you tend to eat for emotional comfort. By giving a boost to your mood, these situations are minimized.
Where to Buy Damiana
As illustrated above, the best way to consume this herb is in conjunction with guarana and other active ingredients. You can find that in the formula for Zotrim, which I linked to above. If you would like to take it individually, either in capsule form or as an herbal tea. There are many options available as shown in the Amazon search below.