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Fat Burning Ingredients – 5 Best and Worst Ep 307

Fat Burning ingredients – there is a lot of hype around particular ingredients to provide the magic touch on your fat-burning journey. Are they actually as magic as they claim to be though, or is there a lot of excellent marketing behind ingredients that are all fluff and no fire? In this episode the teams discuss the 5 best ingredients matched closely with the 5 worst… ironically, one of the worst could also be one of the best, just to really throw you for a loop! We hope you enjoy this episode.

As always, this information is not designed to diagnose, treat, prevent or cure any condition and is for information purposes only – please discuss any information in this podcast with your health care professional before making any changes to your current lifestyle.


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