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Posted by: Delinda | 2006/11/07

Herbex

Herbes have some weight loss drops as well as tablets.

All herbal. Do these actually assist?

Is it even possible for herbs to help you lose weight?

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Dear Delinda
We should never forget that herbs have been used for thousands of years as extremely potent and sometimes lethal medications. It is also important to remember that just because a product is classified as 'herbal' does not mean that it is safe and does not cause negative side-effects. Check on the label of these drops and tablets is they contain ephedrine, pseudo-epinephrine or synephrine or bitter orange extract or citrus extract. These products can cause a long list of negative side-effects (dependence, addiction, tremors, insomnia, palpitations, irritability, psychotic reactions, etc). These products have been banned in many countries because of their negative side-effects, which include addiction and dependence.
Rather use a balanced, low-fat diet and regular exercise to lose weight - its cheaper, safer and not addictive.
Best regards
DietDoc

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