Dangerous Dietary Supplements: Garcinia cambogia-associated Hepatic Failure Requiring Transplantation
Again, it’s been proved undoubtingly that weight loss is not magical despite the number of ads, promotions, pop-ups and more that keep revolutionizing people’s mind and blanking out their thoughts. The only way to lose weight is to more burn more calories than you consume by means of a healthy diet and regular activity.
There are thousands of products sold as dietary supplements where online companies fight it out to give the best discounts on them and a certain number of weight loss products too sold as supplements that might contain hidden ingredients which might seriously impact health. One such product is Garcinia cambogia where extracts from the rind of the fruit from this tree are marketed as weight loss supplements. I am confused whether it is a matter to be laughed at or cried over given the irony of the situation. How on earth can a fruit extract aid in weight loss without the addition of certain other chemicals or components that are definitely not worthy of approval? The supplement manufacturing company itself commits to the fact that they do not evaluate on the hydroxycitric acid concentration (the fruit extract projected to trigger weight loss) but keep promoting the supplement and strangely, people do keep buying them and reaping its side effects.
One needs to clearly understand that the fruit itself might not be the culprit but the ingredients added to make it a weight loss supplement might be! Sadly, the FDA never regulates supplements as they are not drugs and these supplement companies have the time of their life expanding their business as weight loss is most sought-after by individuals across the world. Some might lose weight but they also land up with side effects such as acute liver failure in course of time after consuming this supplement. Perhaps, issuing a public warning to the potential side effect is of utmost use here.
Weight loss and use of supplements/machines for weight loss/slimming have become a billion-dollar industry worldwide and there is no denial that every company/product would fight it out to remain the best in this sector. Use your discretion before jumping onto conclusions, learn to know the difference between facts and marketing and above all, never rely on supplements for weight loss and slimming. Nothing can replace the advantages of a healthy lifestyle on any given day. Get in touch with registered dietitian nutritionists at www.firsteatright.com who can help you lose weight in the scientific way only with the help of diet and exercises.
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Dietitian & Nutritionist Dr. Nafeesa Imteyaz.