Beware !!! FDA Warns Consumers About Certain Weight Loss Products Sold On Amazon And eBay

Beware of the weight loss products marketed and sold as “Bestseller” or “Topseller” supplements. These miracle weight loss products can cause harm to your body in long runs. The U.S Food and Drug Administration guides you about the same.

The U.S Food and Drug Administration warns not to use nearly 50 weight loss products sold on Amazon and eBay that may have been found to contain hidden ingredients and constituents which may pose risk to the health of the consumers. The FDA purchased these products on Amazon and eBay. The FDA then conducted an agency testing and check and found that these products contain active pharmaceutical ingredients which were not listed in their ingredient list labeled on the pack. It was also noted that some of the ingredients were important constituents of the prescription drugs. These products have potential side effects that may affect the health of the individual. 

The main purpose of the FDA is to protect the health and safety of all the consumers who are buying these products. Mr.Jason Humbert, a senior regulatory manager at FDA says, “We have found weight-loss products marketed as supplements that contain dangerous concoctions of hidden ingredients including active ingredients contained in approved seizure medicines, blood pressure medicines and antidepressants.” 

A lot of the prescription  medicines or ingredients that are being incorporated in dietary supplements 

FDA has found a number of products as dietary supplements containing fluoxetine, the active ingredient found in Prozac, a prescription drug marketed for the treatment of depression and other conditions. The FDA has found weight-loss products tainted with prescription drug ingredients called sibutramine. No doubt, this particular drug ingredient was present in an FDA-approved drug called Meridia, which was removed from the market in October 2010 as it was known to cause heart problems and stroke. One of the weight loss products contains triamterene which is one of the ingredients used as a powerful diuretic also known as water pills. 

These three constituents or ingredients have serious side effects and should be used under the supervision of a healthcare professional. Many of these products are sold on health-related sites. So be careful the next time you pick or purchase any Garcinia Cambogia from the health-related website. Loop in your doctor who can guide you about the product which can work for you. You should be aware of these ingredients which can cause potential side effects in the long run. 

An important note which must be followed by every consumer before buying the supplement. 

Many supplements are addressed as “Topseller” or “Bestseller” supplements. As per FDA consuming these products which are also available over-the-counter marketed for weight loss and bodybuilding needs special attention. Consult your healthcare provider or your doctor before indulging in these so-called dietary supplements. A doctor can help you out with his professional guidance on the correct way to lose weight. Mr.James.P.Smith M.D says,” The only natural way to lose weight is to burn more calories than you take in”

Are these dietary supplements really useful? A true eye-opener 

Every one of us believes in results. Yes, we want everything instant these days. Right from, instant coffee to instant packaged ready-to-eat meals. Isn’t it? But, let’s not forget our health. “You are what you eat.” It's very important to check what you put in your body. Here are some important facts and eye-opener which can help you before you choose a dietary supplement for weight loss. 

Weight loss supplements can give instant results but with reversible effects. Once you stop the supplement, the lost weight reverts leading to excessive weight gain.  Long-term use of these dietary supplements can accumulate toxins in the body and cause detrimental effects. If you are taking any long-term medications, then there is a high chance of drug interaction. Check with your health care professional about the natural ways of weight loss if you suffering from any other diseases 
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