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Side Effects of Fat Burners

By  ,  Onlymyhealth editorial team
Apr 02, 2015
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  • Fat burners increase metabolic rate.
  • The heart can be put at risk.
  • Allergies can occur due to use of fat burner.
  • Some people may become addicted.

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Fat burners have been gaining popularity at a rapid pace, as more and more people choosing this option to shed off their excessive fat. Referred to as ‘thermogenics’, the nutritional supplements are easily available in pharmacies and health stores. However, owing to several risks attached to it, fat burners are not advised by dieticians as fat-cutters.

 

Fat Burner

 

Fat burners have been gaining popularity at a rapid pace, as more and more people choosing this option to shed off their excessive fat. Referred to as ‘thermogenics’, the nutritional supplements are easily available in pharmacies and health stores. However, owing to several risks attached to it, fat burners are not advised by dieticians as fat-cutters.

Generally, a fat burner is prepared by combining caffeine, l-carnitine and green tea extract. These are usually effective, but may be accompanied by some complications. Immediate benefits of fat burners include body detoxication, revitalisation, increase in stamina and effortless weight reduction. Unfortunately, these changes do not hold for long term.

 


What are fat burners?

The term ‘fat burner’ has been a popular topic of discussions pertaining to weight loss and fitness. There is no food that helps to lose weight, fat burners being no different. These supplements help in increasing metabolic rate, resulting in burning of more calories. For weight reduction, burnt calories should come from fat, carbohydrates and protein. Some of the modern fat burners also trigger fat oxidation process for weight reduction.

 

Fat Burner

 

Complications of fat burners

  • Putting heart at risk: Scientifically prepared heart burners exposes human body to ailments associated with heart. Owing to the stimulation, there is an increase in heart rate, overdose of which could prove fatal.
  • Allergies: Fat burners are prepared by scientific methods and contain several ingredients that could cause allergic reactions.
  • Addiction: Dosage for a prolonged duration sometimes results in addiction. Continuing with the pharmaceutical drug is more likely to cause problems.
  • Behavioural change: Fat burners might cause problems to the nervous system, which could lead to irritability and edginess. Effect on nervous system usually includes hunger suppression often leading to conditions such as deliriums, hyperactivity, increased blood pressure, hot flashes and insomnia. In addition to this, blood clot has been reported in cases using fat burners for reducing weight.
  • Stomach problems: There is a probability that metabolism will be affected by the consumption of unconventional health supplements. Regular consumption of weight reduction supplements can bring in stomach problems such as constipation and diarrhoea. These supplements decrease vitamin content in the body, increasing dangers of other health hazards.
  • Affecting normal body movements: Potent bodily discomfort is one of the side effects of consuming fat burners. In such a situation, one loses control on bowel movements. Besides, there is considerable increase in flatulence and stool becomes oily.
  • Other ailments: Headaches, stomach ache, mouth/throat dryness are some of the common side effects of using fat burners.

 

 

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Comments
  • pardeep 03 Mar 2013
    I am 20 yrs old and I used to go to the gym.I took fatburner which causesto high blood pressure, headache,restlessness ... plz suggest some tips to get over this...
  • Suleep28 Sep 2012
    I am suleep, I am 29 Years of age and 95 KG wt. I have been doing gym form past 6 months, has seen the increase in muscle mass and shoulders and thighs, but did not see any improvement, my stomach is still the same.. also did GM diet plan far a week.. lost 3 KG but my belly is still the same... should I take fat burners...
  • teena04 Sep 2012
    nice information about fat
  • renuchawla04 Sep 2012
    great article, its gives information about fat
  • bharti17 Aug 2012
    hey hi . m a polyarthritis n cocxydynia patient . is fat burner z a safe way to reduce weight . bcz m already tkn lots of medicines for my treatmnt . n m also dng gymn frm last 3 mnths bt der z no chnge in my body . my height z 5'5 n weight 60 . kindly reply
  • Gaurav Saxena23 Jul 2012
    Hi I am Gaurav I am 30 Years of age and 70 KG wt. I have been doing gym form past 6 months, has seen the increase in muscle mass and shoulders and thighs, but did not see any improvement, my stomach is still the same.. also did GM diet plan far a week.. lost 3 KG but my belly is still the same... should I take fat burners...
  • jinder11 Jul 2012
    hi iam jinder iam 21 years old n 110 kg weight my height is 6 ft so please suggest me for reducing my whole body fat.thanks
  • jinder11 Jul 2012
    hi iam jinder iam 21 years old n 110 kg weight my height is 6 ft so please suggest me for reducing my whole body fat.thanks
  • preeti22 Feb 2012
    my self preeti i am 26 year old i have take medicine for weight loose before some time but my weight is dose not go down my height is 5.3 and my weight is 67 kg i am very tens take my weight what i do please give me a advice actually i have thyroid so my weight is always put on and my marriage is coming very soon so i want to loose weight on my tummy actually my tummy is very heavy according to my body please give me good advice and good design thanks
  • preeti 22 Feb 2012
    my self preeti i am 26 year old i have take medicine for weight loose before some time but my weight is dose not go down my height is 5.3 and my weight is 67 kg i am very tens take my weight what i do please give me a advice actually i have thyroid so my weight is always put on and my marriage is coming very soon so i want to loose weight on my tummy actually my tummy is very heavy according to my body please give me good advice and good design thanks
  • preeti22 Feb 2012
    my self preeti i am 26 year old i have take medicine for weight loose before some time but my weight is dose not go down my height is 5.3 and my weight is 67 kg i am very tens take my weight what i do please give me a advice actually i have thyroid so my weight is always put on and my marriage is coming very soon so i want to loose weight on my tummy actually my tummy is very heavy according to my body please give me good advice and good design thanks