About supplements:

Nowadays, there are many weight management supplements are present in the market in the form of pills, capsules, liquids, some herbals but using it in a safe way is very difficult for a common people.  Supplements are enriched with vitamins and minerals, most are calorie and protein rich. It is the easiest and quickest way to reduce weight along with their side effects if not using safely and in a proper dose. Thus any dietitian and nutritionist are less interested in advice for supplements unless and until it’s very essential.

Benefits although with some limitations:

  • It blocks the absorption of fat and cholesterol in the body
  • It reduces our appetite 
  • It burns more calories easily
  • Reduces our extra body fat by increasing its metabolism
  • Develops lean body mass.
  • Loaded with vitamins and minerals in single dose

Side effects:

  • Stomach problems like Diarrhoea or Constipation
  • Disturbed Sleep
  • Anxiety
  • Concentration problem
  • Headache 
  • Fatigue
  • Nausea, Vomiting
  • Bloating, Gas 
  • Abnormal Heartbeats
  • Stroke  
  • Psychosis
  • Seizures 
  • Death

Natural supplements like herbal resources:

Nowadays everyone is trying to drop excess weight with a simple way i.e. by taking single medicines. Sometimes it is the easiest way when we don’t have enough time for proper exercise or to manage our diet with lowering calories. An herbal supplement like green tea helps in weight loss  by burning calories but side by side due to its caffeine content it can also change our heart rhythms and also interferes with our sleep. Some herbals also increase blood pressure and thus causing arrhythmias. So even herbal supplements also cause side effects and it is not the safest way to lose weight. 

Dietary weight loss supplements:

It is the safest way to manage weight and is the long term solution. Though it is very difficult for everyone to manage their weight by reducing their diet and thus they switch for a supplement. A well-balanced diet with reduced calorie is better than a supplement to reduce weight in so many ways. So, include more fibers like veggies, fruits, whole grains, fat-free milk, and soups and avoid sugars, saturated fats, flour and its products and limit oil along with restrict roadside, fast and fried foods. 

Changing lifestyle is the best way to reduce weight-

  • Like healthy food
  • Cut down calorie intake
  • Do physical activity

A proper routine lifeIt is the cheapest way to control weight as supplements cost too much and also interferes with our body’s system. The component of each supplement is not known to all of us thus some of it interacts with other medications of Diabetes, heart disease and blood pressure.

Supplements which controls weight:

There are many weight management supplements and the shortest way to replace our full meal and also get the full calorie and protein through a glass of drink. These are protein and calorie rich which increases weight if used for a long term. It is very difficult for a common people to count calories, proteins, dilutions and the dosages requirement. 

So, it’s better to consult a dietitian before using it to lose weight. These are very costly and not possible for everyone to continue with it.  It disturbs our body’s electrolytes balance and reduces the absorption of micronutrients and sometimes also causes allergic reactions and other adverse health effects which are mentioned above.    

Weight loss supplements which are not costly:

Cheap weight loss supplements are useful for those who are having a financial crisis to use costly products but they also don’t have enough time to plan their healthy meal. But using these cheap health supplements has many demerits than merits.

At a glance advice:

  • These supplements are good when used for short duration when it is very essential, in case of hospitalized, malnourished patients for sooner recovery
  • Before using any supplements we should go through its both beneficial and side effects.
  • It is not safe for long term use.
  • Consult with a dietitian before using it to manage weight.