Dietary supplements are products that are composed of vitamins, minerals, herbs, plans, amino acids, or other substances that can be eaten or drunk. They are considered to be supplemental to the diet and is not a replacement for food. According to WebMD, while these supplements are widely available all over the world, most of these supplements are not regulated and are not totally proven to be able to help with diseases.
How do dietary supplements work
Dietary supplements are based on ingredients which have been used for thousands of years to treat common diseases and illnesses. One of the most common bases for dietary supplements is herbal medicines. Herbal medicines are treatments for infections, fever, wounds, constipation, and pain which uses natural products instead of chemicals.
Is it safe to go on a herbal medicine diet
While there are many herbal medicine products that claim to be effective in treating diseases, most herbal products are not regulated by the government and may not actually help treat diseases or help with weight loss.
According to medlineplus.gov, among the many ingredients that are included in many dietary supplements such as aloe vera, aspartate, chromium, green tea, hydroxycitrate, and sesamin, among others, there is no scientific proof that the combination of these ingredients can help people with their weight loss.
Before using any dietary supplement or herbal medicine, consult first your doctor if the product you want to try out is safe for your health.
Diet herbal medicine ingredients that are not safe to use
According to the Food and Drug Administration (FDA), there are ingredients in supplements that are not safe to be ingested. Among the diet herbal medicine ingredients to avoid include:
*DMBA and DMMA
*Brazilian diet pills
If you see any of these ingredients in your dietary supplements, dispose of the product immediately. You should also consult your doctors if you have been taking this supplements for a long time as it may have some effects on your health.
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