Dr. Oz: Montel Williams Safflower Oil Supplements For Weight Loss




DR. OZ TUESDAY – JANUARY 3, 2012 – “COULD THIS NEW SUPPLEMENT SAFFLOWER OIL HELP YOU LOSE INCHES IN JUST WEEKS?”

Dr. Oz Montel Williams; Safflower Oil: Montel Williams’ Favorite Belly Fat-Blasting Supplements – Miracle Weight-Loss Supplement? Looking to start the new year off with an extra boost? The newest in dietary supplements that Montel Williams’ used get into shape might be the answer with Guests: Montel Williams, Dr. Martha Belury, Dr. David Katz, Dr. Caroline Apovian, Dr. Michael Roizen, Dr. Russell Greenfield.

Montel Williams’ Favorite Belly Fat-Blasting Supplements

Check out Dr. Oz sucking in his belly with Montel Williams. TV personality and health advocate Montel Williams returns to the Dr. Oz show to discuss the supplement he says can help you lose inches from your waist without diet or exercise. Could safflower oil be the game changer in the fight against fat? Dr. Oz investigates if safflower oil supplements are a miracle secret weapon, we shall see, Montel Williams swears by it! Montel’s Super Energy Smoothie Recipe.

Dr. Oz said he is not endorsing Montel William’s products, but does safflower oil work? Oz said in his opinion according to data, yes safflower oil works.

Dr. David Katz does not believe that safflower oil blasts belly fat

Dr. Caroline Apovian says yes that it does blast belly fat

Dr. Michael Roizen says no he wouldn’t bother

Dr. Russell Greenfield said maybe safflower oil could blast belly fat

Dr. Oz said to try safflower supplements for 3 months, try in any of the ways he describes below, he is trying it with sunflower seeds because he loves them, but he also said feel free to try the oil or Montel’s Saflim product. The smart thing we can all do is to change from trans / saturated fats (fats that come from things that has faces and walks on land) to safflower oil.

Apparently this is the way to go with this according to Montel, it is the easiest and most effective way to transform your belly fat… naturally.

Montel takes 1 tbsp of SafSlim twice daily with meals by the spoonful or mixed into beverages, shakes or yogurt. Shake well. Refrigerate after opening. For best results, take for a minimum of 16 weeks and use in conjunction with regular cardiovascular exercise and a diet free of high-glycemic refined carbohydrates and trans fats.

You can buy SafSlim Belly Fat Transformation Berry Cream Fusion / SafSlim Belly Fat Transformation Tangerine Cream Fusion. I have tried this the Berry Cream Infusion and it tastes pretty good, even Dr. Oz chugged back a shot of it with Montel today.

DR OZ: SAFFLOWER OIL

Is it possible to use safflower oil weight loss? While no dietary supplement can act as an effective substitute for a healthy diet and regular exercise, there is some evidence behind the theory that safflower oil can promote weight loss.

Safflower seeds Safflower oil is pressed from the seeds of safflowers, each seed contains up to 40 percent oil. Like other nutritional oils such as evening primrose and borage seed oil, safflower seed oil contains valuable nutrients, in particular, omega-6 fatty acids.

Gamma linolenic acid Safflower oil contains the valuable omega-6 fatty acid, gamma linolenic acid, or GLA. Safflower seeds are not the best source of GLA, but they are one of the more affordable sources. Safflower oil is relatively inexpensive when compared to other nutritional oils, and it has a mild flavor, making it ideal for general cooking purposes. The GLA content may be why safflower oil has been shown in research to help with weight loss. GLA encourages the body to burn fat rather then storing it.

There have been studies done on the potential benefits of safflower oil for weight loss. An Ohio State University study found that postmenopausal, diabetic women who took safflower oil supplements for sixteen weeks did show a reduction of fat around the abdomen.

Should you take safflower seed oil supplements to help you lose weight? There are no known side effects of supplementing with safflower, but just to be safe, be sure you talk to your doctor before taking dietary supplements. Make sure you purchase your safflower from a trusted source. While this oil may help, but you need to follow a low glycemic diet and exercise if you really want to lose weight, keep eating a well-balanced diet and exercising.

Fighting Belly Fat: Which Oil Is Best?

Russell H. Greenfield, MD:

‘Research should make us question long-held assumptions – that’s one of the ways that medicine progresses. The experience that Montel Williams shared with us about his use of safflower oil is compelling and should be respected. In and of itself, however, that experience cannot be generalized to suggest that anyone else would have the same outcome.

The research results that prompted interest in the use of safflower oil to help lessen abdominal fat should raise interest and spur the completion of additional studies that include larger numbers and better comparisons for longer periods of time.

There may be promise here, but it’s way too early to jump on the safflower oil bandwagon and begin using it yourself.’

Frequent guest of Dr. Oz, David L. Katz has this to say about safflower oil:

‘If I were using oil to grease the skids for losing belly fat, my top picks would be omega-3 oils from fish, krill, seafood, algae, flaxseeds and/or walnuts, olive oil and canola oil, which is a source of both MUFAs and omega-3s. Along with a few small studies – may be what prompted the development of a product called SafSlim. The principal ingredient is safflower oil, and the contention is that safflower oil facilitates the mobilization of belly fat.

Safflower oil is predominantly polyunsaturated. Polyunsaturated fatty acids (PUFAs) come in several varieties. As a class, they have generally been associated with favorable health effects. Omega-3 PUFAs, in which we tend to be deficient, are clearly beneficial for most of us. They have anti-inflammatory effects and tend to have favorable effects on body fat deposition. Safflower oil is not a source of omega-3s. It is, instead, a source of omega-6 PUFAs. These, too, are essential, but if anything, we tend to get more than we need from the oils used in processed foods. Most omega-6s have pro-inflammatory effects, and generally do not have the favorable associations with weight control that the omega-3s have.

If oil is going to be used in the fight against fat, the best choice would almost certainly be olive oil. Olive oil is rich in monounsaturated fat (MUFA), the mainstay of the famous Mediterranean diet. Numerous large, long-term studies have demonstrated a powerful association between relatively high dietary intake of MUFAs, and reduced risk of abdominal obesity, diabetes and heart disease.’


According to the The Natural Standard Food, Herbs and Supplements Database:
Safflower oil is ingested as a food or supplement, infused intravenously, as in total parenteral nutrition, or applied topically. In the U.S. diet, safflower oil has been frequently substituted for oils with higher saturated fat content, as monounsaturated fat may have a beneficial effect on the risk of coronary heart disease. In traditional Chinese medicine, safflower is used to invigorate the blood, dissipate stasis, amenorrhea, pain, and traumatic injuries. It is also used to “calm” a live fetus and abort a dead fetus, and is therefore used cautiously during pregnancy.