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Burner Balm - boost energy and burn fat with one little chap stick

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Reviewed by Marta July 14, 2009 5 Comments
Dept of Daft is delighted to open its doors to Burner Balm ($5.99), a brand new natural lip balm that boosts energy, burns fat and suppresses hunger - all while making sure your pouter is lip-smackingly moisturized.

The gullible may be impressed by the fact that Burner Balm was invented by a bone fide doctor, Allan Kurtz MD. And surely even the skeptical might have been take in by the outrageous free publicity on NBC's Today Show. Host Kathie Lee smeared her undoubtedly filled lips with Burner Balm and gushed that she had given away half her lunch the day before, adding "and that's not like me". She didn't tell us who she gave it to.

Other questions pop up, of course. Such as how does it work? Burner Balm's website has a tab called "science" and then tells us "science will be coming soon". Hmm. I do know that Burner Balm's supposedly "breakthrough" ingredient is chromium picolinate. As it has been around for about 10 years or more, it's not really new news. Furthermore, it probably doesn't work. Chromium picolinate is a nutritional supplement that works by increasing the efficiency of insulin. Some animal studies have shown that it encourage weight loss. However, these results have not been replicated on humans with the result that science is largely unsupportive of the claims.

The other active in Burner Balm is hoodia, an extract from an African plant that is in danger of becoming extinct. It is usually taken as an oral supplement to suppress the appetite. The energy boosting component of this lip balm is caffiene.

I'm inspired by Burner Balm to ressurrect an old business idea of mine: shoes that burn calories with every step taken.
  • October 19, 2012

    by Tara Ashwood

    There is no scientific evidence that either of the active ingredients in the Burner Balm have any effect on weight loss, suppressing the appetite, or anything else related.
    "Science will be coming soon" simply means they will try to concoct something.

  • May 24, 2010

    by richard

    With as skeptical as i was when i was first told about his product, it took some pushing from the wife to try it out. After giving in i have to admit it worked for me. I am not snacking between meals and i have cut the size of my lunches, no more foot-longs subs for this guy.

    I also get that slight energy boost from Burner Balm. typically i am looking for the after lunch soda or quick coffee break to keep me going through 5pm but since i started using Burner Balm i havent needed to. i feel great and by the time i get home i am not so tired that all i want to do is veg-out in front of the TV. we have started to take the dogs out for weeknight walkts and i have finally started on the yard projects i have been putting off.

  • October 21, 2009

    by Marc Remoli

    The science is simple having worked in the sports supplement business for years and dealing with the concerns of Elite athletes world wide.
    The lips and bucal region of the mouth house millions of blood vessels that are very close to the surface of your skin. When active ingredients are placed on these regions they are absorbed at a very quick rate and at a high% directly into the blood stream,thus avoiding the digestive tract all together. This eliminates any lower gi discomfort or side effects that you may get through ingesting anything. For an athlete gi distress this is the kiss of death.
    Advantages
    1. You get very quick results from the actives applied( Second only to an injection)
    2. No gastric discomfort or chance of
    3. Less active% needed due to delivery system. (No Loss of effectiveness because of digestion absorbtion)
    4. Ease of application
    The science is true and everyone needs to open their eyes,understand and accept that this is just an alternative delivery system much like strip technology.
    "THATS ALL"
    It's not rocket science.
    The active ingredients have been used and proven for decades.
    "IT'S ALL IN THE DELIVERY".
    It works

  • July 23, 2009

    by Matthew Mills

    You might want to look and research before making these kind of assumptions.
    Here's how it works

    read story

    http://www.cnbc.com/id/32091578

  • July 15, 2009

    by Fern

    Ha! My sentiments exactly - good old moving the body is what's gonna take or keep those pounds down. Hard to believe the claim that a lip balm can burn fat! Thanks for the post.

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