What do you do when you have a health problem? You probably rush to a pharmacy to buy those colorful bullets in the name of health supplements to overcome the problem. You know what you are doing is right but we tell you it is wrong. The emergency situation sometimes pushes you to go for a wrong supplement that can do more harm than good.
Here are a few things to keep in mind when buying a supplement the next time.
Is Your Supplement Certified?
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Attractive packaging with promising words should never be taken for granted. Always look for the certification. In India, FSSAI tests and certifies the health supplements. If your product has this license and mentions with the number, it implies that it is safe. In other words, it is free from contaminants and gives the desired effects.
Memorize The Harmful Ingredients
It is impossible to memorize the exhaustive range of ingredients but you can just note the commonly used harmful ingredients like contaminated L-tryptophan, chromium, bitter orange and kava. These ingredients are likely to cause long lasting negative impacts on your body.
When you are looking out for weight loss supplement, make sure it does not contain sibutramine which is an amphetamine-like drug that is prohibited in many countries due to its harmful effects. If your supplement does not have them, you are good to go.
Supplement Is Not A Replacement Or Permanent Solution
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If you think supplement is a replacement for exercise, you are wrong. Again if you consider that a supplement can help you lose weight, you should understand that some do but not on a longer term, neither is it healthy.
It is a good practice to buy in smaller quantities, if your doctor suggests. Also, don’t consume it on a long term.
Do Your Research
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The common practice that we follow is to take reviews from random people and go for it. Instead, make it a habit to research on reputed and trustworthy sites about the supplement or ask your doctor or dietician. Sometimes, you can also get information about the ideal dosage and benefits expected. Compare the results with the reviews and take a decision.
Remember You Are Not The Doctor
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Risking your life with a supplement is not what you need, right? Throw away the fake doctor hat and take an expert advice on this subject to know what your body really needs. This can save you money as well as your health.
Supplements are not a magic pills. Choose it right to protect your health from damages.
DISCLAIMER: While we have taken steps to check the accuracy of information & practices shared here; it is not a replacement for a doctor’s opinion. it is important to first always check with your own doctor before trying any medication, practice or suggestion from this site.