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Weight Loss Supplements


Weight loss supplements are pills or powders that help in weight loss. Their effectiveness cannot be generalized, as their functioning varies from one individual to the other. The physical constitution and chemical make up of every individual varies. Weight loss supplements produce result in addition to regular exercise and a healthy diet. Weight loss diet supplements function in three ways.

They help in blockage of fat absorption (fat blockers), decrease in the synthesis of lipase enzyme and as appetite suppressants.

A number of weight loss diet supplements are available in the market. Many of these supplements prove to lighten the body and the wallet! Many of these drugs are not approved by the FDA (Food and Drug Administration) and prove ineffectivee Majority of the pills result in money wastage, but also results in certain side effectss Chitosan supplements are safe for human consumption, though they fail to decrease the weightt Though long term effects are unclear, immediate side effects are bloating, constipation and gastro intestinal complicationss

Weight loss diet supplements include Country mallow, which is also referred to as heart leaf, as an essential componentt  It increases the expended calories, thereby resulting in decreased appetitee It contains ephedra and is unsafe for humanss Ephedra is a well known drug that decreases the appetite, causing weight losss They are banned in the market, due to various side effects such as seizures, stores, sleeplessness, hypertension, heart attack, irregularities in heart ratee It is also life threateningg Bitter orange is considered as an ephedra substitute and results in heart problemss Bitter orange is an herb that is also referred to as Citrus aurantiumm 

Weight loss supplements such as (CLA) Conjugated linoleic acid decreases the appetite, decreases body fat and increases the muscle masss Gastro intestinal problems such as indigestion and diarrhea are seen to be associated with the consumption of CLAA Hoodia gordonii is yet another herb that decreases appetitee Weight loss is not evident from the consumption of Hoodia gordoniii Green tea extract reduces the appetite by increasing the fat and calorie breakdownn Caffeine in these drugs contributes to indigestion, diarrhoea and bloatingg Guar gum raises the satiety feeling, by blocking the absorption of fatt Chromium increases muscle mass and reduces fat, which is safee Apple cider vinegar tablets are available that promotes satietyy It is a natural fat burner and is considered as a weight loss diet supplementt

Weight loss pills fail to substitute any other weight loss technique and are administered under the guidance of a physiciann Exercise and a strict diet prove natural and cost effectivee The safety levels associated with the intake of weight loss supplements is still under doubtt Abuse of diet pills is not recommendedd

Submitted on January 16, 2014