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Are ayurvedic weight loss supplements helpful and good for my health. Do they have any side effects. Will I lose weight?

Are ayurvedic weight loss supplements helpful and good for my health. Do they have any side effects. Will I lose weight?

It depends: "Ayurvedic supplements" can mean many different things. It's important to look at the specific ingredients. It's also important to check into the quality and purity of the ingredients. Many supplements are produced without oversight regarding contamination and/or accuracy of the labeling. It's best to find someone who can evaluate those questions who isn't making money on the supplements. ...Read more

Dr. Krishna Kumar
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Lose Weight (Definition)

Many people resolve to lose weight in the New Year for different reasons. For those who are overweight or obese, there are many health benefits to losing weight. It can help decrease your chances of developing diseases including diabetes, heart disease, high blood pressure, osteoarthritis, and even certain types of cancer. Low-calorie diets combined with increased physical activity are thought to be most effective long term. The healthiest weight loss regimen, therefore, is one that consists of making lifestyle changes that incorporate a balanced diet ...Read more


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I am on a low carb diet, using mct oil. Which supplement is healthier to include to speed up my weight loss? Cla or calcium pyruvate? Or others?

I am on a low carb diet, using mct oil. Which supplement is healthier to include to speed up my weight loss? Cla or calcium pyruvate? Or others?

Pyruvate healthier: Research on the weight loss benefits of both is limited, but some studies suggest potential hazards of cla so i'd choose pyruvate- see http://www.Med.Nyu.Edu/content?Chunkiid=21676 ; http://www.Med.Nyu.Edu/content?Chunkiid=21633 the key to weight loss is not supplements but long term diet changes (like http://bit.Ly/1dhw9ht). But I am impressed with http://bit.Ly/178bmuf ; http://bit.Ly/1hwyc46. ...Read more

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What are good weight loss supplements?

What are good weight loss supplements?

Diet and exercise: There are no otc supplements that will help you lose weight, except in your wallet. Why put something in your body that you don't know what it is or what it will do to you. Diet and exercise are the only things that work long term. Don't get your medical information from friends, tv or the internet. ...Read more

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What supplements are good for weight loss?

What supplements are good for weight loss?

None do it naturally: There are many advertisements discussing "weight loss supplements", however be cautious as these supplements or online products cause more harm than good than actually help with weight loss. I would not recommend any herbal supplements or "detox" agents. Best thing is to eat a well balanced diet which includes fruits and vegetables, drink 8 glasses of water a day and exercise 3-4 times a week. ...Read more

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Could weight loss supplements be effective?

Could weight loss supplements be effective?

Only to lose $$: There are no safe and effective supplements on the internet that help with weight loss and have been scientifically evaluated. We don't even know what's in them until people taking them start to get sick or die. You don't need weight loss, you need to learn how to eat and exercise properly for the rest of your life. Check w/registered dietitian, weight watchers or other good info sources. ...Read more

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What are some natural weight loss supplements?

What are some natural weight loss supplements?

Don't exist: Read my blog for the best way to lose weight http://mdprevent.Blogspot.Com/2013/11/stop-weight-loss-madness.Html. ...Read more

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Which weight loss supplements would you suggest?

Which weight loss supplements would you suggest?

None: Diet and exercise are the only things that work. Supplements are foreign substances - you don't know what's in them or what they will do to your body or what harm they could cause. The only thing that will lose weight is you wallet. Don't get your medical information from friends, tv or the internet. ...Read more

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Do you know which is the best supplement for weight loss?

Do you know which is the best supplement for weight loss?

None do it naturally: There are many advertisements discussing "weight loss supplements", however be cautious as these supplements or online products cause more harm than good than actually help with weight loss. I would not recommend any herbal supplements or "detox" agents. Best thing is to eat a well balanced diet which includes fruits and vegetables, drink 8 glasses of water a day and exercise 3-4 times a week. ...Read more

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Please tell me what weight loss supplements actually work?

Please tell me what weight loss supplements actually work?

None of them: unless you're the company making and selling them -- they make lots of money selling their worthless garbage to unsuspecting and gullible consumers. The only thing that will get smaller is your wallet. Don't get your medical information from friends, tv or internet scams. Eating less and exercising more is still the only proven way to lose weight. ...Read more

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What are substitutes for quick weight loss center supplements?

What are substitutes for quick weight loss center supplements?

Neither: Neither otc substitutes or quick weight loss center supplements work long term. No one knows what's in them or what they might do to your body. The only thing that gets smaller is your wallet. Invest in healthy diet and exercise to find a way to lose weight and keep it off the rest of your life. Don't get your medical information from friends, tv or the internet. ...Read more

Dr. Heidi Fowler
1,932 doctors shared insights

Losing Weight (Definition)

Many people resolve to lose weight in the New Year for different reasons. For those who are overweight or obese, there are many health benefits to losing weight. It can help decrease your chances of developing diseases including diabetes, heart disease, high blood pressure, osteoarthritis, and even certain types of cancer. Low-calorie diets combined with increased physical activity are thought to be most effective long term. The healthiest weight loss regimen, therefore, is one that consists of making lifestyle changes that incorporate a balanced diet ...Read more


Dr. Randy Baker
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Supplements (Definition)

A dietary supplement, also known as food supplement or nutritional supplement, is a preparation intended to supplement the diet and provide nutrients, such as vitamins, minerals, fiber, fatty acids, or amino acids, that may be missing or may not be consumed in sufficient quantities in a person's diet. Some countries define dietary supplements as foods, while ...Read more