17 doctors weighed in:

Is it ok to take weight loss supplements if so what would be the best one and wherw can I get it at?

17 doctors weighed in
Nicole Bressler
Emergency Medicine
9 doctors agree

In brief: Healthy Lifestyle

Weight loss supplements are not approved by the fda and may contain ingredients that could be harmful.
Many contain caffeine and other stimulants that can increase your heart rate, cause insomnia, headaches, as well as even more serious effects. If you are on any meds, it may interfere with it. The best way to lose weight & keep it off is to do so slowly by making healthy lifestyle changes.

In brief: Healthy Lifestyle

Weight loss supplements are not approved by the fda and may contain ingredients that could be harmful.
Many contain caffeine and other stimulants that can increase your heart rate, cause insomnia, headaches, as well as even more serious effects. If you are on any meds, it may interfere with it. The best way to lose weight & keep it off is to do so slowly by making healthy lifestyle changes.
Nicole Bressler
Nicole Bressler
Answer assisted by Nicole Bressler, Medical Student
Thank
Dr. Lonny Horowitz
Bariatrics
7 doctors agree

In brief: Suppliments are ????

There are few if any studies supporting the need for supplements.
It is generally well known that if you have a reasonable diet and do not suffer from specific diseases which directly interfere with your absorption of nutrients and minerals extra supplements. The fda states specifically that there is no such thing as a "weight loss supplement". Notice all the disclaimers at the end of the ads!

In brief: Suppliments are ????

There are few if any studies supporting the need for supplements.
It is generally well known that if you have a reasonable diet and do not suffer from specific diseases which directly interfere with your absorption of nutrients and minerals extra supplements. The fda states specifically that there is no such thing as a "weight loss supplement". Notice all the disclaimers at the end of the ads!
Dr. Lonny Horowitz
Dr. Lonny Horowitz
Thank
1 comment
Dr. Scott Mitchell
Unfortunately, you never know what you are getting when you take a supplement. Good old fashion diet and exercise modification will most likely serve you better than any supplement will!

In brief: They don't exist.

They don't exist, sorry.

In brief: They don't exist.

They don't exist, sorry.
Dr. Marek Lutrzykowski
Dr. Marek Lutrzykowski
Thank
Get help from a real doctor now
Dr. Vicken Poochikian
Board Certified,
38 years in practice
2M people helped
Continue
108,000 doctors available
Read more answers from doctors