Men vs. Women

When it comes to weight-loss, men really DO have the edge.

Women are great at many things, like nurturing, multi-tasking and shopping, to name a few. Men are great at many things too, but one of the things most women envy about men, is their ability to lose weight quicker and seemingly much easier than women.

Unfair, but true…

Firstly, let us reiterate that women aren’t supposed to be as thin as men. There’s a dramatic difference between the overall body fat percentages in male and female bodies. The normal, healthy body fat percentage for the average woman is 25%. This is higher than the average body fat percentage of 15% for men, because women need a certain percentage of fat in order to conceive. So don’t be too hard on yourself, ladies…

Some of the MANy reasons

Women require less calories daily than men. They can blame their female hormones for making it easier for their bodies to convert food into fat, than men’s. Men naturally have a higher metabolism than women, which means that their bodies are able to burn fat as energy faster.

Men are also naturally more muscular due to the male hormone testosterone, which decreases the amount of fat stored and increases their ability to break down fat as an energy source.

And as if that’s not enough, with the advantage of having extra muscle mass, men burn more calories and get stronger bones. This prevents osteoporosis which unfortunately hits many women later on in life.

But it’s not all easy for men to stomach

When men gain unhealthy weight it gets stored predominately around their stomach area, which puts them at higher risk of developing heart disease. Women generally carry unhealthy stored fat on their hips and thighs – which are ‘better’ areas in terms of health.

In conclusion…

The ladies were right all along. Men have the upper hand in the weight-loss war against women. Their bodies are simply designed to break down fat faster than women’s.

Men sometimes need help too

In order to lose weight, men need different supplementsdiet plans and workouts than women. They need to add extra protein to their diet in order to increase their muscle mass, which will increase their metabolism and make them burn more calories faster.

Our Herbex Men’s range has a higher amount of green tea extract and other herbal ingredients than our female weight-loss products. This encourages optimal weight-loss, giving men yet another advantage… But don’t tell the ladies!

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  1. Elroy

    Hey I accidentlty bought the Herbex fat burner for women,is it ok for me to use it as I am a 40 year old man with quite enough muscles but also too much fat specially around the waist area?

  2. Vanessa

    Hi Is it ok if I use my husband’s fat burn tablets n what would be the correct dosage…

    • Herbex Team

      Hi Vanessa, Thank you for your message and that is a really good question.

      You’re more than welcome to use your husbands fat burn tablets. We have many happy customers that prefer our Mens range for the extra little strength it provides.

      Just to be on the safe side take half the recommended dose, If you feel fine and it has no side effects on your body you can take the normal recommended amount the next day.

  3. Weza

    I don’t know whether herbex for females is in demand in a market place because it’s very scares especially in our area eastern cape

    • Herbex Support

      HI Norma,

      The Products are priced between R 9,99 to R 200,00 and can be purchased at selected Clicks, Dis-chem, Pick n Pay and Shoprite stores nation wide.They are also available online through or our website.

      Please feel free to contact us if you have any further questions.

  4. B


    Can a male use fat burn concentrate for females and will it have ant effect.

    • Herbex Support

      Hi Brent

      We recommend using Fat Burn Concentrate for men as it has ingredients which is specifically formulated for males.

      Thank you,
      Herbex Team

  5. Hazel

    Hi I bought the herbex fat burn concentrate for men by mistake, will it affect me negatively and is the dosage still the same?

    • Herbex Support

      Hi Hazel

      Thank you for choosing Herbex Health.

      It is perfectly safe to use the men’s concentrate.

      Feel free to contact us if you have any queries.

      Kind Regards,
      Herbex Team

  6. Gugu

    Hi I just bought fat burn concentrate for men,is it ok for me to use it iam a 34 year old female..hope to hear from you soon thank you

    • Herbex Support

      Hi Gugu
      Yes you may use it as well.
      It is however, better for you to be using the Female concentrate as it has herbs specifically for the female body.

  7. shupi

    Hello, My name Shupi i bought herbex foe women. and I’m pills for pregnancy prevention. wil i fall pregnant wil using herbex and my pills.

    • Herbex Support

      Hi Shupi
      You should treat Herbex like you would any new medication while taking contraceptives. While our products are safe to use in conjunction with contraceptives, we would recommend using extra protection in the first 2-3 weeks while you detox and your body adjusts to the herbs.

  8. Samantha

    Thank you

    Would the dosage be the same?

    • Herbex Support

      Hi Samantha
      Please could you let us know which product you are referring to?

  9. Samantha

    I accidentally bought herbex fat burn kick start pack for men. Will it be safe for woman to use.

    • Herbex Support

      Hi Samantha
      Thank you for your enquiry. Yes it is safe for you to use as well.