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Dietary Supplements for Weight Loss

Dietary Supplements for Weight Loss

  • Green tea
  • White kidney bean
  • Ephedra
  • Yerba mate
  • Licorice root
  • Garcinia cambogia
  • Mangosteen
  • East Indian globe thistle

These are all dietary supplements that claim that they are able to aid for weight loss, however, apparently, they do not have enough evidence to support this claim.

Most of these are just soluble fibers and complex sugar products that manufacturers will claim to promote feelings of fullness or block fat absorption.


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Regulatory Loopholes

These herbal and dietary supplements are generally safe to be consumed, but it doesn't mean that they're effective.

Supplement-makers can make claims about weight loss as long as they include a disclaimer that the statement has not been evaluated by the FDA.

Unlike pharmaceutical drugs that require rigorous testing and clinical evidence to demonstrate their safety and effectiveness, dietary supplements are not required to prove they work.


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Scant Evidence Not Limited to Weight Loss Supplements

When you go to visit the supplement aisle, you'll visit the market's see tons of products geared towards athletic performance improvement, sleep, hormone regulation, immune health, and more.

To ensure that these supplements live up to their claims you must:

  1. Look on the label for independent testing; and
  2. Be cautious of big promises such as: "proven effective", or "pharmaceutical strength"

Supplements may be helpful to some, but they can come with drawbacks and may not have substantial evidence.


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