Herbal Weight Loss – An Approach
Herbal products cause weight loss by increasing urination and bowel movement stimulates the central nervous system that speeds up the body’s mental and physical activity and increases serotonin levels. However, herbal products do not produce permanent weight loss. Herbal weight loss products contain many ingredients that can cause serious side effects, and can lead to serious health complications.
There are some of these over-the-counter herbal weight loss products that, as they have said, have effectiveness as weight loss agents. Most of which commonly have no exact proof. One of these is over-the-counter appetite suppressants. These appetite suppressants are drugs that may help you lose weight by “tricking” your body into making you feel full and no longer hungry. Another drug is ephedrine. Ephedrine is a common ingredient in herbal dietary supplements used for weight loss. It slightly decreases your appetite, but no studies have shown it to be effective in weight loss. Another drug which is also called hypericum, the St. John’s wort herbal product that has been used for centuries to treat mental disorders, nerve pain, insect bite, wounds, burns, and other conditions. There have not been many studies provided that St. John’s wort is a weight-loss agent. The use of St. John’s wort for weight loss is potentially very dangerous and it should not be used as a weight loss product.
Another drug is the 5-hydroxytryptophan (5-HTP). 5-hydroxytryptophan (5-HTP) is found in some over-the-counter weight loss formulas. It has not been proven to be an effective weight loss agent. More likely it can cause various disorders since it has ingredients that that is linked to potentially deadly disorders. Chitosan is also another drug that are said to help in weight loss. It is a dietary supplement that is made from chitin. Chitosan works by binding fat in fatty foods and eventually helps n the bowel movement. But taking chitosan without cutting calories doesn’t seem to cause weight loss. Another one is the aloe vera, which also termed as “internal cleaners” because it can help in the bowel movement. The use of aloe supplements has not shown to be effective for permanent weight loss. Taking aloe can cause abdominal cramps, diarrhea, electrolyte disturbances and decreases potassium. Therefore, it is likely unsafe to take aloe especially at high doses. Another dietary supplement is called cascara. It is common ingredient in weight loss products and is mostly used as a laxative for constipation. Misuse of this herb can cause disturbance in electrolytes, such as potassium and sodium. This is not advisable to take for pregnant or lactating women. Dandelion is also a dietary supplement that has been known to cause allergic reactions.
Yabe mate, guar gum, herbal diuretics, glucomannan and guarana are also some types of dietary supplement that are said to help in losing weight, but the same as the rest mentioned above, they have various side-effects on your body and could deteriorate your health. These products provide promising weight loss effects but instead could give you much trouble on your system.