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Water Loss Products


#1

I compete in weightlifting, and I have an upcoming comp in which i have to lose a few pounds. I have little to no more fat to lose, so i purchased a product called "watertight" but PVL. the main ingredient is taraxacum. I've heard from a few ppl that this is an effective product to strip off some waterweight, but what i'd like to know is if any of you t-nationers have noticed any decrease in strength while using this or similar products.


#2

Its just the latin name for dandelion. There was some debate as to whether it was root or leaf that was a dirutetic but it seems to be the leaf more so. The root is a diuretic too but also a mild laxative. It works well for water loss.

Not as well as frusemide though, not that i'd recc you try that.


#3

Sorry misread your post, I don't think you'll lose loads of strength but you might lose a bit. Probably lose enough to lower your max a little bit. For several reasons.