A 40-year-old member asked:
is triphala for weight loss affective?
4 doctor answers
Dr. Susan Arnoult answered
24 years experience Family Medicine
Probably not: There is no supplement that is effective for weight loss alone. Triphala will not hurt you but you will not simply lose weight by taking it. Lifestyle changes are the only reliable and effective way to lose weight and keep it off!
Answered on Jun 19, 2017
Dr. Stephen Southard answered
14 years experience Internal Medicine
Unlikely: If anything, indian gooseberry has more value in it's ability to optimize cholesterol profiles. But in regards to weight loss, remember micronutrients may be able to accentuate weight loss but the mainstay will still be optimize your diet(which means a focusing not just what you are eating but also how much) and making your are a physically active.
Answered on May 8, 2015
Dr. Stuart Hickerson answered
31 years experience Family Medicine
Triphala: The triphala is usually mixed with guggulu. The herb combination has been used commonly in India. I am not aware of any studies on its benefit. I do no an effective product though. Check out the following link TruHealth
Answered on Jun 24, 2017
Dr. Ed Friedlander answered
43 years experience Pathology
No: There's no magic pill, especially not a gooseberry whose only claim to fame is that prescientific practitioners wrote about it over two thousand years ago. Hit the gym, get fitness-focused friends, get used to the idea of eating only to satisfy hunger, and you'll have a body that'll make you happy.
Answered on Jun 25, 2017
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