Herbal Supplements For Weight Loss

Hippocratic oath is a great guideline for consumers in these times that corporate profits may outweigh the importance of an individual’s health.

“Practice two things in your dealings with disease: either help or do not harm the patient.” In the case of supplementation, you, the consumer should do whatever you can not to harm yourself.

Below is a list of steps that can help you.

  • If you are sick, talk to a health care professional.
  • Do not take herbal supplements during pregnancy and as long as you are breastfeeding.
  • Do not give herbs to babies. Those younger than age 18 and older than age 65 carry greater risks.
  • Do not exceed the recommended amount and double-check daily continuous and cumulative long-term effects.
  • Make sure that all ingredients are listed on the package and understand that benefits are not guaranteed.
  • Double-check interactions with other medications including those for high blood pressure, cholesterol, antidepressant.
  • Do not mix herbs with medication that already operate at a higher degree of risk with a narrow safety margin. Examples are Theo-24®,theophylline (Theo-Dur®),phenytoin (Dilantin®), digoxin, lithium (Lithobid®, Eskalith®), warfarin (Coumadin®) and more.
  • Always review your plan to use herbal supplements and remedies with your health care provider.

Common Herbal Supplements For Weight Loss

  • 5-hydroxytryptophan (5-HTP). 
  • Aloe 
  • Cascara
  • Chitosan
  • Dandelion
  • Ephedrine
  • Glucomannan
  • Guarana
  • Guar Gum
  •  Pyruvate 
  • St. John’s wort
  • Yerba Mate.
  • Herbal diuretics