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An Ayurvedic remedy, guggul is used for relieving joint pain, lowering cholesterol, and aiding weight loss. In a study conducted by researchers at the University of Nebraska and Beth Israel Medical Center in New York City, people who took 750 mg of guggul each day and did a combination of strength and aerobic training workout three times a week for six weeks lost an average of six pounds; those who exercised but did not take guggul lost only a half to one pound. “Guggul helps the body metabolize fat and improves thyroid function by increasing thyroid hormone levels,” says John Douillard, Ph.D., director of the LifeSpa School of Ayurveda. Take 500 mg, three times a day for three months.