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Myths, facts and role of weight loss supplements

Updated on July 27, 2017
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Who all wants to reduce weight and shed off the extra fat that has piled up in your bodies? Most of you will surely raise your hands, won’t you? The sedentary lifestyle owing to the nature of jobs these days has left no other option but to stay glued to chairs for what seems like an infinite period of 9-10 hours, which is why most of you have turned couch potatoes. And talking about weight loss, that seems like an achievable goal for many. But why ‘achievable’? Well, those wanting to lose weight are no stranger to this ‘Why’, they know that it requires a lot of exercises, control on a high calorie diet and both of which are tough to achieve, quite literally. And even after doing both these, there’s no surety of weight loss. But as there is a solution to every problem, so is one for this… Weight loss supplements.

Yes, weight loss supplements can help you achieve your far-fetched weight goals very easily. And in the past few years, the world has seen a rise in the number of these supplements which has given birth to a number of myths which must be cleared. Let’s have a look at the myths and the actual facts:

Myth:

With the intake of these supplements, you are no longer required to do exercise or follow any diet plan.

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Fact:

These supplements are no magic that will help you shed the extra kilos by simply consuming them and not adopting a better lifestyle. They will work better with correct eating habits, at least a bit of exercises and healthy lifestyle.

Myth:

The herb Hoodia is an effective appetite suppressant that aids weight loss.

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Fact:

While many Hoodia supplements have flooded the market, the fact is that the effects of it have not been tested on humans and so, nothing could be said about it. Though P57, an active ingredient in Hoodia when tried on animals showed that the animals ate lesser than they would but the same couldn’t be said about humans.

Myth:

Because the product is being sold intensively, it is effective.

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Fact:

Not every product in the market is safe and should be bought, not every product will work for you. And hence, if the product is being taken by a large number of people doesn’t mean it is really good.

Well, now that you are aware of the actual facts, the article will throw light on the pros of these supplements, why use them and do they really work.

Pros:

Though losing weight is difficult, but not with weight control supplements. The exercises you require along with these supplements needn’t be rigorous, the amount of exercises can also be far less, you don’t have to undergo the pain of weight loss surgeries and the best part is that they are affordable.

And for those who fail to reduce weight despite all the efforts will be benefited with an increased metabolism, which will act as a catalyst in letting them lose a considerable amount.

Why intake these supplements

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Well, a lot has been written about the pros of weight loss supplements, but still if you want to know the reason to consume them, then in one word it can be said to be ‘effective’.

If followed by the right diet and exercise program, this is one of the most effective ways to get in shape. And unlike the weight loss surgery, one doesn’t have to fear the serious complications that may follow after the operation. Talking about the results, they are not temporary and the weight that is lost will not return later.


Do they really work?

Many do and many don’t, it all depends on the brand you are purchasing from. So, if you’ll do a little research before purchasing the supplement, you might end up buying the right product, a product that will change the way you look and feel about your body.

How to know the right weight loss supplement

Take a note of the ingredients mentioned, and see which will be effective in reducing weight. If Purchasing online, you can check out the reviews and ratings given by customers about the products.

Hope this article has educated you all about the weight loss supplements. So, pull up your socks and get ready to see yourself in a new and better avatar.


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