Caffeine (variable per product, some products are decaffeinated)
Polyphenol with antioxidant effects
Promoted and sold as a weight loss drug
Prescriber's Letter does not recommend as of 2012 due to evidence of effect being too preliminary
(2012) Presc Lett 19(9): 50
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