Common Side Effects Of Weight Loss Supplements

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Those who are worrying about their weight too much are most of the times too much willing to do everything, not taking into consideration any risk, just to get the result they have ever wanted. And the most famous and the number one sought after product to lose weight by many is the supplements. When I say supplements, it does not refer to vitamin supplements but weight loss supplements. Although all of the supplement manufacturers claim that it can give significant change on their weight, most of them also gives unpleasing side effects which could be fatal to our health. Before you try anything new, always know every detail about it. Especially the negative effects it might cause.

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What are weight loss supplements?

Weight loss supplements are pills that are made to shed pounds. You can get them by prescription, over the counter, or through online purchase. Since you can buy them easily and are not that expensive, many buy them in bottles and uses them even without the guidance of a Doctor or a professional dietician. Some of the most common supplements are Hydroxycut, Alli, and Meridia.

These supplements are combination of different substances to product a weight loss supplement we all desire. However, one supplement differs from each other. There are several types of weight loss supplement. But is called as such because of the end effect is simply just weight loss. Other supplements makes you lose weight because you are always not on the mood for eating like appetite suppressant weight loss supplement. Another type of supplement makes you lose weight because it decreases or blocks the absorption of fat in the body.


Potential Side Effects Of Weight Loss Supplements

Although there are several users of supplements today, many are also hesitant because there are reported side effects that they don’t like. There are varied side effects reposted and it varies by type and brand of supplements they are taking. There is a specific standard of weight loss supplements imposed by the Food and Drug Administration or FDA. There are several approved supplements but are now found out to be declining with the FDA’s standard. Everyone should be cautious and knowledgeable enough.

We listed down all the most common side effects that one can get from taking supplements for weight loss.

  • Abdominal cramping
  • Changes in taste or a metallic taste in the mouth
  • Diarrhea and other gastrointestinal issues
  • Dizziness or lightheadedness
  • Dry mouth
  • Headaches
  • Increased blood pressure levels
  • Increased heart rate
  • Insomnia
  • Liver problems
  • Nausea
  • Nervousness
  • Numbness of the skin
  • Weakness

weigh in

You may get one or more of the effects listed above. But proper guidance of a professional, you may not get even one of them. `To avoid experiencing any of these and to be able to maintain good health while working to be in good shape, here are few things that you should remember.

  1. Consult a doctor

One should always ask for the best possible advice from a doctor before taking any medication or supplement. It is better to be careful than being sorry in the end. Doctors’ know how everything work and they can recommend the most suitable supplement for you.

  1. Know the product

Remember to check the product first. Know if there are already negative reports about the product. See if it is FDA approved and recommended by many.

  1. Get laboratory exams

It is better to have a laboratory exam, especially blood tests, before taking the supplement and a month and another few months after taking the supplement. If there is a very huge difference between your present and previous result, call your doctor immediately and stop taking the supplement. Obviously, there is something wrong.

  1. See the difference

It is your body. You can tell whether there is something wrong or not. Or even a slight change in your body, you know it. It is also better that you will take a before and after photo of you to see the difference. You can also compare anything new and you can see if it is something you should be worried about.

  1. Evaluate

After seeing that there is a significant change over the course of supplement taking, go see a doctor. Ask for advice and what you should do next.

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