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Should You Really Be Spending Your Money on Health Supplements?

People are always raving about health supplements, but are they actually worth it?

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Choosing the right health supplements may prove to be a stumbling block. A trip to the local pharmacy will leave you dazed at how many containers with different health supplements. Some of the supplements may end up confusing you with the technical terms and the high pricing listed. Below is a list of quality, over the edge health supplements that will help you with your weight loss plan and are worth the run for your money.

Garcinia Cambogia is among the famous and commonly used supplements that help in weight loss. This drug is considered natural since it comes from fruit. Hydroxycitric acid ( HCA ) is the fruit's extract which is responsible for its weight loss ability. The drugpromotes weight loss by speeding up the metabolism of fats. Several studies have provided evidence that both mice and human beings undergo an increase in fat metabolism after supplementing with HCA. The fruit also enhances athletic performance leading to weight loss. This drug may be found in pills or powder form. However, the potential side effects may include dizziness, stomach upset, dry mouth and diarrhea.

Conjugated Linoleic Acid ( CLA )

CLA has been a favorite weight loss supplement for many years since it is one of the healthiest transfers and is found naturally in some animal fatty foods like butter and cheese. CLA approximately makes possible weight loss of up to 1.3 k.g of weight compared to a dummy pill. The acid works by reducing appetite, stimulating the breakdown of fats and boosting metabolism. CLA, however, has adverse long-term effects like fatty liver, increased inflammation, and insulin resistance.


Caffeine, the most consumed psychoactive substance, and is many at times added to commercial weight loss supplements. The metabolism booster is naturally found in dark chocolate, coffee, and green tea. Short-term research indicates that caffeine increases burning of fat by up to 29 % and boosts metabolism over a range of 4-11%. Caffeine enhances burning fat and increases metabolism over a short period, but the body can develop a tolerance to its effects real quick. Negative side effects of caffeine include addiction, nausea, diarrhea, irritability among many other adverse effects.

Orlistat ( Alli )

Orlistat is a pharmaceutical pill going by the name Alli when sold over the counter and Xenon as a prescription. The medicine works by limiting fat breakdown in the digestive system leading to a lower calorie intake from fat. Recent studies indicate that Orlistat enhances weight loss by 2.7kg compared to a dummy pill. Other health benefits of Alli include a slight reduction in blood pressure as well as a lower risk of developing type 2 diabetes. With the many advantages, the drug also possesses some negative side effects. These include flatulence and loose oily stools. A low-fat diet is recommended while using Alli to at least minimize its adverse consequences.


Synephrine is a compound found in bitter orange and is closely related to ephedrine though with milder effects. Ephedrine was banned by Food and Drug Administration (FDA ) due to its adverse negative after effects. It works by reducing appetite and significantly burning fat. Synephrine although a safe weight loss drug may have significant heart-related side effects while being addictive at the same time. It is useful for short-term weight loss and should only be used with extreme caution since its side effects are severe.


The supplements given above provide the body with antioxidants as well as chemicals having a beneficial effect on the body which is needed for weight loss. Supplements are vital in health improvement and maintenance. It should be noted however that a poor diet can never be made up for supplementation. Eating unprocessed, healthy and fresh food always gives the advantage of providing the body with antioxidants, minerals, and many vitamins. A weight loss plan should include muscle straining exercises combined with proper diet actions and the right attitude for maximum effect on a person. It is also vital that a positive mindset may drive even the urge to lose weight; weight it should never be an issue of wanting to lose weight to fit in; since we are all valuable and unique as we are.

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