Harmful Health Supplements

1.Bael Tree Fruit

This fruit contains a harmful chemical called aegeline, which was found in the weight-loss supplement OxyElite Pro. This product was linked to 50 cases of liver damage including two transplants and one death. It can appear on product labels as N-[2-hydroxy-2(4-methoxyphenyl) ethyl]-3-phenyl-2-propenamide.

For me personally, a balanced diet, regular exercise, a multivitamin and supplements that have been tested and certified so you can trust what’s on the label is in the package such as fish oil, B12 and Vitamin D are the best approach toward leading a healthier life. But if you’re looking for an additional edge, it’s important to remember that it is possible to attain that desired healthy look in a healthy manner. Supplements can be beneficial -- as long as you’re aware of which ingredients to avoid.

For a list of products that have been tested and certified by NSF International go here (see the Dietary Supplement section). You can be confident that NSF certified dietary and sports nutrition products do not contain the above ingredients.

John Travis is a Senior Research Scientist at NSF International, a nonprofit public health and safety organization that writes supplement safety standards and certifies products against those standards.

2. Guarana

Guarana is often combined with similar botanical or herbal ingredients containing caffeine, such as yerba mate, kola nut and/or green tea. This causes a caffeine stacking effect because the seeds of the guarana plant contain twice the concentration of caffeine as coffee beans, yet supplements containing guarana do not always properly list the caffeine content on their labels. Consuming too much caffeine can cause caffeine toxicity, which includes symptoms such as rapid heartbeat, anxiety, gastrointestinal disturbance, and dizziness, among others.

3. Bitter Orange

This botanical ingredient can have many other names such as biarade, seville or sour orange. When ephedrine (or ephedra) was banned, many weight-loss products used bitter orange instead because it has similar effects, such as constricting blood vessels and increasing blood pressure and heart rate. It is often combined with other similar compounds to create a scary stimulant “cocktail” that can contribute to cardiac events.

4. Supplements That Can Damage Your Health

The summer season is officially underway, and many of us are more motivated than ever to get into shape. For some, this involves adopting a new exercise regimen; for others, it means changing their eating habits. Of course, many of us choose to do both, and an astounding number of us turn to supplements to help keep us healthy. According to recent data from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), half of all Americans take dietary supplements, including multivitamins, minerals and herbs, to help with their overall health, weight loss or even strength training efforts.

As an avid runner, I know firsthand how supplements can support your performance and help you feel better. But as a chemist specializing in dietary supplements, I also know that some supplements on the market contain ingredients that can have adverse effects on your long-term health. While most of the ingredients themselves are legal, they have health consequences when mixed with other ingredients and medications. Even exercise levels can impact how these ingredients affect your health. For example, when you’re working out with an elevated heart rate, caffeine has an entirely different effect on your body compared to when you’re at a resting heart rate.

For me personally, a balanced diet, regular exercise, a multivitamin and supplements that have been tested and certified (so you can trust what’s on the label is in the package) such as fish oil, B12 and Vitamin D are the best approach toward leading a healthier life. But if you’re looking for an additional edge, it’s important to remember that it is possible to attain that desired healthy look in a healthy manner. Supplements can be beneficial as long as you’re aware of which ingredients to avoid.

With a multitude of supplements lining the shelves of stores it can be difficult to know which are okay to use and which to avoid. To help, here are the 10 ingredients you should avoid in supplements of any kind.

5. Yerba Mate Extract

This herbal ingredient can contribute to elevated caffeine levels, but it also exposes users to cancer-causing substances depending on how it's processed. When harvested, yerba mate is traditionally dried or smoked over a wood fire, imparting its signature smoky flavor. When organic material such as the yerba mate leaf is combusted, cancer-causing nitrosamines can develop. This effect is further concentrated when yerba mate is processed into an extract or supplement ingredient.

How can I gain muscle while I am on a low-calorie diet to lose weight?


there’s no magic trick for this—just reality. “Chances are you won’t gain muscle while on a very-low-calorie diet,” says Mike Roussell, Ph.D., a Men’s Health nutrition advisor. While it’s possible to gain muscle and lose weight, the lower your calories are, the more likely you are to lose muscle. “To boost the likelihood of gaining muscle at the same time you lose weight, put the emphasis on increasing the amount of calories you’re burning during exercise more than reducing how many calories you eat,

Roussell says. Instead of focusing on less when it comes to your calorie intake, think about more when it comes to how much protein you’re eating. Researchers at the U.S. Army Research Institute of Environmental Medicine found that when participants followed a reduced-calorie diet (in which they slashed calories by 40 percent) exercised daily, and ate twice the recommended daily amount (RDA) of protein, they lost just as much weight, but shed more fat and maintained more muscle mass than participants who ate the same number of calories,





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7 Foods You Should Never Eat Before Bed


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Researchers made sure each option was equal to one snack, controlling for portions throughout. After analyzing the results, the researchers found that instead of a whopping vice portion to a small virtuous one, most people preferred one-quarter to one-half of their snack to be vice.

They determined that the simple presence of vice foods along with virtuous ones made the participants think a vice-virtue bundle would be satisfying, so they didn’t feel the need to go for the options that had a ton of vice to quell their cravings.