With increasing concerns over the exploding rate of obesity, literally hundreds of weight loss products flooded the market, all claiming to be the most effective and the fastest. However, are they worth trusting or are they misleading us? The answer lies in the fact that out of millions of people today who are using these weight loss products, only a minimal fraction has managed to get the desired results. It means that not all claims are true. There are those weight loss products which prove to be ineffective, there are others which though produce results but these results prove to be temporary, there are those whose use endangers your health due to serious side effects and only a few are those which really ensure sustainable results without harming your health.

Weight Loss Products Examples

Give a look to the following weight loss products and their claims for instance;

  • Magnetic pills; claim to flush out extra fats but results negate this claim
  • Diet patch; banned by FDA in 1990s because of being ineffective
  • Weight Loss Earnings; based on acupuncture which reduces appetite
  • Guar Gum; results in internal obstruction
  • Electric Muscle Stimulator; ineffective
  • Eyeglasses That Suppress Appetite; claiming that image on retina decreases appetite. Not proved

Some other weight loss products include diet drink mixed with some beverages or other food items. The side effect of this product is that as long as you stick to it, it yields results but once you discontinue their use, you regain weight very quickly because it makes your stomach feels empty. Same is the case with diet supplement and medicines; they do not give long-term results. Pills containing phenylpropanolamine hydrochloride have a side effect of high blood pressure associated with them. Ephedra can cause even more side effects as heart stroke, seizure, other cardiac problems and even leads to death in extreme cases.

  • Mega Thin 100 Formula; it is a fat reducer but acts as an appetite suppressant because proper diet is not suggested.
  • Herbalife Nutritional Program; said to be equal to two meals, it propagates the use of some shakes and artificial diet programs and suggests reduce dependence on food.
  • Nestle Sweet success; it does not advocate healthy habits and once you stop relying on it, you regain the lost weight. Dieter needs to take it thrice a day.
  • Green Tea Extracts Products; the antioxidants contained in them work effectively for lowering cholesterol and triglyceride but the caffeine content may cause insomnia and restlessness.
  • Ultra Slim Fast; though it’s good in a sense that it advocates regular exercise but it is not balanced by a healthy diet.
  • Chitosan Products; rich in fiber derived from shellfish it has side effects of causing diarrhea, flatulence, and gas. It only works when coupled with a low-fat diet.
  • Glucomannan products; the producers claim that two capsules before every meal would help in reducing food absorption, however, their status of food thickeners is not scientifically proved.
  • St. john’s Wort; works by suppressing appetite, but may lead to disorders like tiredness, gastrointestinal discomfort, sleeplessness, and allergies.
  • Algae tablets; Spirulina can be a good option because of precious nutrients but it is too expensive.
  • Chromium Supplements; claims to reduce weight by lowering blood sugar and fats and cholesterol, but anemia and memory loss can be the potential side effects. Benefits are not proven by study.

If you go for any food supplement or other weight loss products make sure that you have done thorough research on it and it would be great if you consult your doctor.