9 Worst Supplements for Weight Loss

Conjugated Linoleic Acid (CLA): While some studies suggest that CLA can reduce body fat, others have found it ineffective. Long-term use may also be associated with increased fatty liver risk, inflammation, and insulin resistance.

Garcinia Cambogia: Popularized as a weight loss aid, its effectiveness remains controversial. Some users have reported serious side effects like liver damage.

Keto Pills: These supplements claim to put your body into ketosis without the ketogenic diet. However, there is little evidence supporting their effectiveness, and they can't replace the physiological effects of actually following a keto diet.

Raspberry Ketones: Despite the hype, there is very little reliable evidence to support their use for weight loss, and the safety of long-term use is also unknown.

Bitter Orange (Synephrine): Often used as an ephedra substitute, this stimulant can increase heart rate and blood pressure, posing risks for heart attack and stroke in vulnerable individuals.

Green Coffee Bean Extract: Claims of weight loss are primarily based on studies that are of poor scientific quality. Some people may also experience side effects, including stomach upset and anxiety.

Hoodia: Touted as an appetite suppressant, there is little evidence to support its use for weight loss. Quality control issues and potential side effects also raise concerns.

Guar Gum: Found in some dietary supplements as a fiber source, it is intended to help you feel full. However, it can lead to blockages in the stomach or intestines and does not assist with long-term weight loss.

Apple Cider Vinegar Pills: While apple cider vinegar is popular for various health claims, the pills can vary in terms of their acetic acid content and purity. High doses can also cause or exacerbate heartburn and interact with certain medications.

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