Supplements are different nutrient materials that are added to the food to makeup for a deficiency or to strengthen the nutritional value of a food.

Since the 1990s there is a whole lot of debate been going on in the field of supplementing food and there has been a whole lot of work being done in that too. The Food and Drug Administration regulates the supplementation process very strictly and they allow as in how much amounts a supplement must be added to foods and medicines.

The supplements that are used in foods and drugs are vitamins, minerals, herbs, etc.

There are a lot of supplements that are being marketed out of which the one kind is known as fat burners. These supplements have different chemical compositions and there are fat burners, which use green tea in them as a main ingredient that causes loss of fat from the body.

There are some supplements that are being recommended to avoid as they cause serious health problems.

1. Aristolochic acid is used in Chinese medicines and is harmful to kidneys.
2. Chaparral is used for joint pains and can cause hepatitis.
3. Comfrey is used to treat wounds like stomach ulcers and can cause chronic liver disease.
4. Ephedra is used for weight loss and can cause high blood pressure, strokes, heart attacks and death.
5. Kava is used to relieve anxiety, tension and can cause liver toxicity.
6. Tiratricol is a potent thyroid hormone used as a weight loss supplement and causes heart attacks and strokes.
7. Usnic acid is found in lichen and is used as a weight loss supplement and appears to be toxic to the liver.

Be very careful if you are going to use any supplements, just try to learn about them first as to where they have been extracted from and what are the side effects of them. It is really important to gain information on the different supplements before using them.

Lasik Eye Surgery

Stop Smoking

Heart Care

Lowering your Cholesterol

Combat Cellulite

Improve Memory


Search our Site

Wanna share a health tip with us ?


Home © All rights reserved.

Diseases | Drugs | Injuries | Medical Tests | Home Remedies | Herbal Medicines

Health Care BLOG || Your Feedback & Suggestions


Disclaimer: is designed for educational purposes only and is not engaged in rendering medical advice or professional medical services. Any medical or other decisions should be made in consultation with your qualified health care provider. We will not be liable for any complications, injuries or other medical accidents arising from or in connection with the use of or reliance upon any information on this web site.