What are some natural weight loss products that are available?
Ephedra is a well-known natural weight loss product that has been banned in the US and Canada. It's main component ephedrine is very similar to adrenaline. This natural health product has a good study that has been conducted on it, but the only problem is that it could kill you (due to increased risk of heart problems and potentially strokes) which of course out weighs any benefit of weight loss.
The weight loss industry is full of very promising research. There is no magic bullet for to lose pounds as different things work for different people based on their own individual situation.
Natural Weight Loss Tip #1- with the supervision of a health care practitioner, consider including some of the Weight Loss Supplements Dr. JJ recommends to his patients:
Green Tea is a popular weight loss supplement (taken as a tea or in a pill form.. some may remember Dr. Nicholas Perricone's recommendation on an episode of Oprah that if someone replaces coffee for green tea, over the course of 6 weeks they will lose 10 pounds)
Caralluma (herb to suppress the appetite)
White Bean Extract (seems to help decrease your appetite)
Relora (a herbal combination - when you lose weight with the support of Relora, you are less likely to put the gain the weight back)
There are some studies that suggest that if you have low Vitamin D levels, low calcium levels or low levels of fish oil you may be prone to be obese. However, there are no studies that conclude that if you take Vitamin D, calcium or fish oils that it will prevent you from being obese.
Are there weight loss products people should avoid?
No one should be on ephedra without medical supervision. In fact it is currently banned in Canada and the US as an ingredient in weight loss products.
Hoodia - Dr. JJ has not reviewed any studies that substantiate their weight loss claims, so he does not recommend it for his patients.
Will I lose weight just by taking supplements or are there other components to help with weight management?
Tip #2: Exercise