The Truth About Weight Loss Supplements

 Weight-loss supplements are filled with caffeine, ephedrine, diuretics, laxatives, and other ingredients that can make you feel bloated, nauseous, and dizzy.

Caffeine

Caffeine

Despite the popular belief that caffeine and KetoXMed PreisĀ  are compatible, there is an important difference between the two. Caffeine can raise the stress hormone cortisol, which signals the body to store more energy and increase heart rate and blood pressure. This can be harmful to the body because it can interfere with the sleep-wake cycle, which in turn leads to increased weight. In addition, caffeine can trigger heartburn or upset stomach, which increases appetite and cravings for high-calorie, sugar-sweetened food.

Ephedrine

The FDA recently recommended that people stop taking weight-loss pills containing ephedrine. The active ingredient increases energy expenditure and fat burning. Ephedrine works by binding to receptors in cells. In the body, it increases levels of catecholamines such as dopamine and adrenaline, which trigger the “fight or flight” response. These hormones increase heart rate, suppress appetite, and cause the body to lose fat.

Diuretics

While the aforementioned pills may work to reduce water weight, they should be taken with caution. These drugs may increase your urine output in milder ways. In some cases, this increase is beneficial, as it decreases the risk of urinary tract infections and blood pressure. However, diuretics are not safe to use in large doses or at risk of adverse health effects. Fortunately, there are several safe diuretics to choose from.

Laxatives

Most people take laxatives when they are constipated or worried about their weight. As the body ages, metabolism slows down, affecting the frequency of bowel movements. People who have undergone certain forms of athletic training or are considered overweight may also use laxatives. However, it is important to note that laxatives are not intended to reduce body fat. Rather, they should only be used as directed by your doctor.

Antidepressants

Both types of antidepressants can help you lose weight, and both are used for treating depression. While most antidepressants are SSRIs (selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors), certain atypical types can cause unwanted side effects. A typical atypical antidepressant includes trazodone, mirtazapine, and bupropion.

Amphetamines

Amphetamines and weight-lose pills have many harmful side effects, but they are often used by people seeking temporary, unsustainable weight loss. While these pills can reduce weight temporarily, they are also dangerously addictive. This is because the drugs cause positive feelings of justification, which can lead to further abuse and addiction. A good alternative to weight-loss pills is to consult with a doctor to find a healthy plan for losing weight.

Bill Sutton
Latest posts by Bill Sutton (see all)
The Truth About Weight Loss Supplements – Do They Work?