Friday, April 10, 2009

Weight Loss Products - Check the Label for These UnSafe Ingredients

Are you taking a weightloss product or some type of diet pill? Summer is just around the corner and many of us would like to lose a few pounds for that swimsuit. If you're turning to some sort of diet pill, however, be aware the that Food and Drug Administration has warned agains more than 65 different weight loss pills that pose serious health risks to those who take them.

Be sure to check the label of your weight loss product for these harmful ingredients:
  • sibutramine, which is a controlled substance
  • rimonabant, which is not aproved by the FDA
  • phenytoin, found in some antiseizure medications
  • phenolphthalein, which is a laxative and a known cancer causing toxin.
Some products, such as Shen de Shou, StarCaps, Venom Hyperdrive 3.0, have already been recalled by the FDA.

Another hazard in weight loss products and diet pills: the combination of caffeine and bitter orange, which can cause dangerous spikes in blood pressure and heart rate. One of these products, Hydroxycut, has been linked to liver and kidney damage in otherwise healthy people who have taken it.

Check this FDA website for more information and the names of weight loss products containing harmful ingredients.

Unfortunately, diet pills and weight loss products usually only give a temporary fix for losing weight. The very best method of weightloss still involves a healthy lifestyle change of eating a nutrtional diet, cutting out empty calories and getting more exercise. A good healthy weight loss rate is about 2 lbs a week. If you begin now, by June, you will have lost about 16 lbs!

For tips on healthy weight loss, see these articles: Healthy Weight loss tools

Try this easy healthy weight loss tip.

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