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Have you ever thought about taking weight loss supplements ? Although many of these products are advertised as natural and appear completely harmless, they are not actually regulated by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) in the same way as medicines, and this can have serious consequences, in part because producers have more flexibility and there are more opportunities for fraud and misleading consumers. But this does not mean that there is no reliable information on dietary supplements. On the FDA site we can consult many articles of alert and information to avoid falling into traps that can endanger our lives.
False promises and negative consequences
Jiao Shou Shen are pills that are advertised - and sold! - as a cheap, all-natural solution for effortless weight loss. But the truth behind the miracle is very dangerous: the product contains potentially harmful substances that are not declared on the label. The FDA has alerted against the consumption of La Jiao Shou Shen, explaining precisely that the pills contain phenolphthalein, sibutramine, or a combination of both substances. What does this mean?
Dangers of express diets Phenolphthalein was used in the past as a laxative and has not been approved for sale in the United States because it is thought to cause cancer.
- Sibutramine is an FDA-approved, but controlled, substance for the treatment of obesity. In 2010 sibutramine was withdrawn from the market for safety reasons.
La Jiao Shou Shen pills can greatly increase blood pressure and heart rate in some people, so they are a great risk for those with coronary heart disease. The product can interact negatively with other medications, and can also cause serious gastrointestinal problems, and even long-term cancer.
To the recommendation of the FDA to stop consuming this supplement immediately could be added the suggestion to remember a more traditional and safer method to eliminate the extra pounds: balanced diet and physical exercises on a regular basis. That could indeed be a miracle solution.