Safe Diet Products Guidelines
Diet Supplements and Diet Products Risks
Before using a weight loss product you are not familiar with, learn its contra indications if any and its side effects. Determine the diet product’s health benefits and its related clinical studies. Research and consult with a qualified health practitioner especially if you are taking prescription drugs, or have a medical condition.
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Good Manufaturing Practices (GMP)
Make sure the weight loss product you buy is manufactured in a Good Manufaturing Practices (GMP) facility. GMP guidelines established by the Food and Drug Administration help ensure the production of quality controlled unadulterated supplement products form supplement manufacturers.
GMPs help assure quality supplement products through quality assurance best practices including:
– Raw materials quality assurance
– Standards for cleanliness and safety
– In-house product testing
– Qualifications of manufacturing personnel
– Production and process controls
– Record-keeping of product substances
GMPs provide continuous measures of quality and can uncover any quality fluctuations in real time, before the product is shipped for consumption. The need for GMPs takes on further importance because the issues involved in developing test methods for dietary supplements are many and complex.
Weight Loss Herbs Safety
The good news is that many weight loss herbs have been used for extended periods of time, in some cases for thousands of years and have a beneficial history in promoting improved health. However, the dieter should only use diet products as directed and only in its recommended doses. Different dieters have different sensitivities, allergic reactions and possible health conditions. Thus, following the warnings and directions of the diet product purchased will help ensure your safety.
Below are general dieting safety guidelines. These guidelines do not address information on possible interactions and contraindications for a specific weight loss product. Such information should be discussed with your physician and will be determined by the specific diet product in question..
Check with your doctor before using a diet supplement. Dietary supplements may not be risk-free under certain circumstances. For example, if you are pregnant, nursing a baby, or have a chronic medical condition, such as, diabetes, hypertension or heart disease, be sure to consult your doctor or pharmacist before purchasing or taking any weight loss supplement. If you plan to use a diet supplement in place of drugs or in combination with any diet drugs, tell your health care provider first. Many diet supplements contain active ingredients that have strong biological effects and their safety is not always assured in all dieters. If you have certain health conditions and take diet products, you may be placing yourself at risk.
Some Weight Loss Supplements May Intereact with Weight Loss Drugs and Over the Counter Diet Pills
Taking a combination of diet supplements or using these weight loss products together with other weight loss medications (prescription or OTC drugs) may produce adverse effects. For example: Coumadin (a prescription medicine), ginkgo biloba (an herbal supplement), aspirin (an OTC drug) and vitamin E (a vitamin supplement) can each thin the blood, and taking any of these products together can increase the potential for internal bleeding.
Some Weight Loss Supplements can have Unwanted Effects during Surgery
That’s why it is important to inform your doctor about the vitamins, minerals, weight loss herbals or any other diet supplements you are taking, especially before elective surgery. You may be asked to stop taking these products ahead of the procedure to avoid potential interactions, such as changes in heart rate, blood pressure and increased bleeding. These interactions may act to adversely affect the outcome of your surgery.