PAGG formula has been introduced by Tim Ferris in his second famous book “4 Hour Body” along other supplements like cissus quadrangularis and a custom diet. The ingredients of PAGG address various health issues related to the metabolic syndrome and seem to be effective in combating obesity.
How does PAGG Stack work?
Components of PAGG lower bad cholesterol, act as antioxidants:
- Policosanol is a mixture of long-chain aliphatic alcohols (i.e. those with a molecule looking rather like a chain, as opposed to aromatic looking like a ring), mostly octacosanol, triacontanol and hexacosanol. It has been originally isolated from sugar cane, but can be also found in e.g. bee wax. Policosanol lowers total plasma cholesterol and LDL (low-density lipoprotein cholesterol, i.e. the bad one). It also increases HDL (high-density lipoprotein cholesterol, i.e. the good one). Policosanol is effective in healthy as well as in diabetic patients. Read more here, here and here.
- Alpha-lipoic acid (α-lipoic acid, ALA) is an organosulfur compound (an organic compound containing sulfur). It supports the oxidation-reduction processes, i.e. combating free radicals in the organism caused by high fat diet. Read more here.
Tim Ferriss and PAGG Stack
The story of PAGG begins with Tim Ferriss, a young visionary, athlete and entrepreneur. Tim’s philosophy is to cut the unnecessary time effort an get the desired results in a short time, in the proverbial “4 Hours”. Tim’s books present the application of his philosophy in important real life areas, e.g. in his first book “4 Hour Work Week” Tim tells how to break free from daily job routine of 9 till 5.
His second book, “4 Hour Body”, is devoted to losing weight, gaining muscles, improving sex life and getting better at sports. One of the chapters outlines the PAGG Stack, which Tim discovered by trial and error at his struggle for an athletic, lean body and a low body fat.
PAGG was created by Tim Ferriss, to replace the ill-famed ECA (Ephedrine, Caffeine and Aspirin) stack. The ECA stack works, but it comes with side effects (described in Tim’s best selling book “4 Hour Body”) and PAGG was the replacement without these side effects. The usual precautions will be more than enough.
Who should buy PAGG Stack?
PAGG Stack was created with twenty something males in mind – Tim Ferriss experimented at the beginning on himself, and he is now (2013) in his thirties. But to be sincere PAGG can be taken literally by everybody planning to lose weight, with few exceptions listed in the next paragraph. The ingredients of the supplement stack: policosanol, alpha-lipoic acid, garlic and green tea extract are safe for the average healthy person.
PAGG shouldn’t be taken by women during pregnancy and breast feeding. Persons suffering from high blood pressure, hypoglycemia, diabetes and hypertension or using blood thinning and anti-anxiety medications should refrain from using PAGG supplement. Alpha-lipoic acid can cause heartburn, but it’s nothing to worry about – just take PAGG with meals or drink more water.
PAGG Stack results
Best results can be achieved if PAGG Stack is combined with a high protein and low carb diet. This diet resembles the south beach diet in terms of focus on lean meat, fish, eggs, veggies, almonds, lentils and beans. Tim Ferriss uses canned or frozen ingredients and claimed them to be as nutritional as the fresh ones, so you don’t have to spend a fortune for your food.
Of course some physical exercise can only support the effects of the diet and the supplements. The three elements of the weight loss process are more effective in combination than on their own. Tim Ferriss suggested also consumption of cold water and ice cold baths in order to burn calories more effectively.
I do recommend PAGG, however whether you buy PAGG stack or another weight loss supplement, you will be glad you did, so that you can lose weight and regain your life quality!