According to the National Institutes of Health, food manufacturers are responsible for the safety of their food products. With several health supplements mushrooming in the market, it becomes little difficult for the regulating authorities to control the quality and efficacy of such products for consumers. Regulating bodies like FDA are not able to step in and stop sales until consumers complain. Hence, if you are using any health supplement, it is always beneficial to ask your physician before consuming.
There are several health supplements available in market these days. However there are few which are safe for consumption. Below given are some of the safe and efficient weight loss supplements:
As per the US National Library of Medicines, consuming green tea may be beneficial in reducing considerable amount of weight in overweight individuals. Moreover, this health supplement is safe for human consumption. Green tea has large amounts of catechin, compounds which have anti-bacterial, anti-inflammatory and anti-antioxidant properties. It has been confirmed through studies that people who take Green tea daily can reduce significant amount of weight in less than three months. Now-a-days green tea is also available in the form of tablets.
Stevia is one of the natural and safe sugar substitutes which have been appealing lot of health enthusiasts now-a-days. Discovered centuries ago in South America, stevia has zero calories and zero carbohydrate due to which it has been attracting health enthusiasts and overweight people. The leaves of stevia are dried and powdered to form stevia extracts. You can find various forms of stevia in the market – powder, liquid, pills and dried leaves. There have been studies to support the benefits of stevia for diabetic and overweight people. According to some of the studies, stevia can also control blood pressure levels in hypertensive patients. It contains rebaudioside, a glycoside which is responsible for sweetness.
Fish oils are omega 3 fatty acids which are important for growth and development. Since human body is not able to make omega 3 fatty acids, it is essential to take them as supplements. Omega 3 fatty acids have become one of the popular health supplements in US. They are consumed by people in preventing some of the serious health problems.
Spirulina is a bluish-green alga which is found in water bodies, both fresh and salty. According to the American Nutraceutical Association, spirulina can help in weight-loss. According to a recent study published in ‘Nutrition reports international’ participants who took spirulina supplement thrice daily for three weeks lost considerable amount of weight. Spirulina contains high amount of protein, carbohydrates, vitamins and minerals. Spirulina can be consumed by all age groups for all-round health benefits.