Sunday, 29 March 2015

Dangerous Truths About Weight-Loss Supplements

Most of the women using the diet supplement, Pai You Guo have experienced side effects such as insomnia, palpitations, fainting and addiction to the product. Yet, the supplement continues to be sold.

HealthDay News recently ran an article on women who continue to use a weight-loss supplement that was recalled in 2009 due to dangerous ingredients.
According to the article, “Pai You Guo contains...sibutramine and phenolphthalein, both of which are banned in the United States because they increase the risk of heart attack, stroke and cancer.  Most of the women using the supplement have experienced side effects such as insomnia, palpitations, fainting and addiction to the product.” Still, Pai You Guo is available on store shelves and online.
“No weight-loss supplement is natural or healthy,” say boomer generation health experts Dian Griesel, Ph.D. and Tom Griesel, authors of the new book TurboCharged: Accelerate Your Fat Burning Metabolism, Get Lean Fast and Leave Diet and Exercise Rules in the Dust (April 2011, BSH).
“Many men are also using these products in record numbers,” adds Dian. “Weight-loss pills are often dangerous, causing irregular heartbeats, heart attacks, high blood pressure and even death in some cases.  There are many powerful ingredients in over-the-counter weight loss pills that are comparable to amphetamines.  These pills are not regulated or approved by the FDA, and the number of possible deaths caused by their use is unclear.”
Tom adds, “People are frustrated with lack of results from common diet and exercise and are gullible enough to believe slick marketing campaigns.  There is no safe or effective pill or supplement for weight loss.  Their effects are dangerous and temporary at best.  The only people who benefit from them are the people who sell them.  Save your money and your health.”
Fat loss and improvement in health, says the Griesels, come rapidly from following sensible advice. Proper diet, activity and lifestyle changes have benefits that greatly exceed most people’s expectations.  Even if you have had difficulty achieving an ideal body composition and are frustrated, the Griesels urge dieters not to resort to weight-loss pills or supplements.


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