Using supplements for weight loss is undoubtedly the most popular way to go these days. In some cases, however, they do not deliver results as expected and can have an opposite effect. Here are some facts and myths about weight loss supplements.
Fact: If you want to shed excess fat, all supplement labels, weight loss experts and dietitians will tell you to exercise regularly and eat a healthy diet. Depending on the kind of product you take, you will have to stick to a low carb/fat diet and stay away from certain foods.
Fact: Although many fat loss supplements may be safe and could be made from natural ingredients, they can have side-effects depending on the individual’s tolerance levels and other factors. It is very important to research the supplement before you buy it. Also, be sure to read the ingredients present in it.
Fact: It is believed that green tea extracts contribute to weight loss, but in reality, it doesn’t really give a permanent result. Supplements come with a good amount of caffeine, making people active and alert, which could be a viable reason for weight loss.
Fact: To this date, there is no product in the market that has the ability to reduce weight safely with quick results providing long-lasting weight loss. Some of the ingredients present in the solution may not be scientific and only give temporary results.
Fact: Supplements that are made from the African herb Hoodia are supposedly effective in suppressing your craving and appetite. This herb was widely used in the early days amongst communities to contain hunger while they took long journeys in the desert. However, there is no study that really proves its appetite-suppressing properties.
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