Herbal Supplements For Weight Loss
Hippocratic oath physicians take dictates that first do not harm. It is an excellent guideline for consumers in these times that corporate profits may outweigh the importance of an individual’s health.
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 18 and older than 65 carry more significant risks.
- Do not exceed the recommended amount and double-check continuous and cumulative long-term effects daily.
- Ensure that all ingredients are listed on the package and understand that benefits are not guaranteed.
- Double-check interactions with other medications, including high blood pressure, cholesterol, antidepressant.
- Do not mix herbs with medication that already operate at a higher 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).
- Guar Gum
- St. John’s wort
- Yerba Mate.
- Herbal diuretics