My Patients Ask — What supplements work for weight loss?

In my newest book, The Natural Medicines Handbook: The Truth about the Most Effective Herbs, Vitamins, and Supplements for Common Conditions, I conclude, “The bottom line is there is no natural medicine [herb, vitamin, or supplement] that is both safe and effective for losing weight.” But, what does the latest research show?

A new review agrees with my conclusions and reports that there is “no evidence weight-loss supplements are effective.” Worse yet, some supplements are not even safe!

HealthDay reports that researchers conducted the “first comprehensive review of weight-loss supplements in 16 years” by combining “the results of 121 clinical trials involving nearly 10,000 adults.”

The conclusion was “there is no evidence the supplements are effective.”

The results were presented “before a virtual annual meeting of the European Congress of Obesity” and published in the International Journal of Obesity and Diabetes as well as the journal Obesity & Metabolism.

Read more about what is effective for weight loss in The Natural Medicines Handbook: The Truth about the Most Effective Herbs, Vitamins, and Supplements for Common Conditions.

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