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Dietary Supplements for Weight Loss

Jul 12, 2008
What do you think of when you consider weight loss dietary supplements? Do you consider whether they are good for you? Will they affect your weight loss quest positively, negatively, or have no affect at all? People who are looking for a quick and easy to solution to weight loss often consider over the counter supplements.

In addition to diet and exercise, many people add a weight loss dietary supplement to jumpstart their weight loss efforts to put themselves one step ahead of the rest. Dietary supplements consist of a combination of herbs, plants, amino acids, and vitamins. They should only be added to your weight loss regimen with the approval of your doctor to avoid any complications.

Caution should be used when deciding whether or not to take dietary weight loss supplements because they are not FDA approved. They do not have to meet the rigorous standards that other medications must comply with. The FDA can force companies to remove a product from the market if evidence is found showing that the product is not fit for human consumption.

A weight loss dietary supplement that was banned from being sold is ephedra. Ephedra contributes to depression and chronic headaches, will cause blood pressure to rise, can cause seizures, and can even lead to death. Sometimes what you read on the label isn't what is actually found in the supplement, because these pills are not regulated by the FDA.

Since ephedra is no longer available on the market, bitter orange is being promoted, even though it hasn't shown any effect with weight loss. New research suggests that it has the same effects as ephedra did on the body. An unhealthy and unsafe weight loss dietary supplement, bitter orange has yet to be pulled from store shelves.

Chitosan and guar gum are two weight loss dietary supplements available that have been shown to be ineffective in achieving weight loss. Consumers are now discouraged from using these products. It is not known what long term affects these supplements will have on people because they are untested and no studies have been done. No study has been done that shows either product helps people with weight loss or appetite.

Two weight loss dietary supplements that have proven effective for weight loss are St. John's Wart and green tea. These are proven to burn additional calories and suppress appetite. It's also been shown that they help when used as part of a diet and exercise regimen. Green tea is available in pill form, as a patch, or as a drinkable tea.
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Have you every tried to lose weight but find it very difficult? What about Weight Loss Dietary Supplements , these can have excellent success when trying to lose weight. There are several types of Dietary Supplements at resonable prices on the market today.
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