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Prenatal vitamins and a healthy diet are an extremely important basis of prenatal care. My healthy 23 year old son died in two days and the Doctor's tested for everything and believe the most likely factor is Herbalife. We have many shakes recipes for plenty of suggestions to make your shakes really delicious. I have lost 3 Kg weight and my wife lost 6 kg weight. Do they not understand that this is real peoples long term health they are playing with?

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Published online November Abstract We report three cases of patients with acute liver injury induced by weight-loss herbal supplements. One patient took Hydroxycut while the other two took Herbalife supplements.

Liver biopsies for all patients demonstrated findings consistent with drug-induced acute liver injury. To our knowledge, we are the first institute to report acute liver injury from both of these two types of weight-loss herbal supplements together as a case series.

The series emphasizes the importance of taking a cautious approach when consuming herbal supplements for the purpose of weight loss. Hydroxycut, Herbalife, Hepatotoxicity, Herbal, Weight-loss. We have seen a significant increase in the popularity and usage of over the counter herbal supplements over the past few years[ 1 ].

Unfortunately, the majority of these herbal supplements are not regulated by drug administrations worldwide. Many herbal supplements contain compounds that carry potentially severe side effects including hepatotoxicity.

We report three cases of acute liver injury induced by weight-loss herbal supplements. Hydroxycut is a popular dietary supplement consisting of a variety of herbal mixtures that claims to enhance the weight loss process[ 2 ]. Acute liver injury associated with Hydroxycut use has been previously reported, but only one case had liver biopsy data showing cholestasis and portal inflammation[ 3 - 6 ]. Similarly, Herbalife weight-loss dietary products are popular supplements consisting of a variety of herbal mixtures that claim to facilitate weight reduction[ 7 ].

Cases of acute liver injury after consumption of Herbalife products have been previously reported, with two patients developing fulminant liver failure requiring liver transplantation. The first patient survived while the second died[ 8 - 11 ].

In all of our cases, we were able to demonstrate drug-induced acute liver injury on liver biopsy specimens. Case 1 A year-old woman presented to our hospital complaining of 2-wk history of fatigue, jaundice, and nausea. She denied any prior medical or surgical conditions, family history of liver disease, and acetaminophen or prescription medication use. She further denied history of blood transfusion, tattoo, alcohol use, or recreational drug use. She had been taking Hydroxycut for one year to enhance her weight loss.

She had been taking the recommended dose of 2 tablets twice a day. The patient was afebrile with normal hemodynamics upon presentation. Her physical examination was remarkable for generalized jaundice, scleral icterus, and mild upper quadrant tenderness to palpation without rebound or guarding.

Given these findings, patient was admitted to the hospital for a higher level of care. Serum acetaminophen and urine toxicity screens were negative. Serum ceruloplasmin, ferritin, iron studies, and immunoglobulins were all within the normal range.

Right upper quadrant ultrasound showed diffuse echogenicity of the liver. Liver biopsy showed extensive patchy areas of multilobular necrosis with only bile ducts remaining, extensive ductal metaplasia, severe lymphocytic and macrophages infiltration of portal tracts and lobular parenchyma and patchy plasma cell infiltrates.

She did not develop evidence of hypoglycemia or portal-systemic encephalopathy. Her jaundice and scleral icterus resolved over the following 2-wk. Her liver tests gradually improved within the following few months. Case 2 A year-old woman presented to our hospital with a 1-mo history of diffuse abdominal pain, mild nausea, and painless jaundice. She denied any past medical or surgical history, family history of liver disease, or any alcohol or illicit substance abuse. She admitted that she had been taking Herbalife dietary supplements for the past 3-mo in an attempt to lose weight.

The patient was afebrile with normal vital signs on presentation. Her physical exam was noticeable for bilateral scleral icterus and generalized jaundice.

Her abdominal exam revealed a non-tender, non-distended abdomen with no stigmata of liver disease. All other laboratory values, including amylase, lipase, and INR, were within normal limits. Given these lab abnormalities, the patient was admitted to the hospital for further work-up. Serum ceruloplasmin, ferritin, iron studies, and immunoglobulins were all within normal range.

A computerized tomography CT scan of the abdomen and pelvis with intravenous IV contrast showed multiple low-density lesions in the liver measuring up to 8-mm. However, her liver biopsy specimens also showed evidence of bridging fibrosis, which suggest some degree of chronic liver disease but with drug-induced injury in addition.

Liver biopsy was performed and showed periportal bridging fibrosis, ductal metaplasia, cholestasis, moderate intralobular lymphocytic infiltration, and troxis necrosis and apoptosis consistent with drug-induced hepatitis on top chronic liver disease. The patient was treated supportively with fluids and nutrition. The only laboratory value to increase was the patient's serum TB, which was at The patient did not develop encephalopathy, hypoglycemia, or any other complications. The patient was followed for several months, throughout which her symptoms continued to improve.

At her 2-mo follow-up, the patient's icterus and jaundice had resolved completely. Case 3 A year-old previously healthy woman presented with a 3-wk history of painless jaundice and pruritus. She denied any family history of liver disease, or any alcohol or illicit substance abuse. She had not been taking any new prescribed medications. On further questioning about over-the-counter supplements she divulged a 4-mo history of consuming various Herbalife weight loss products in the form of shakes, teas and pills.

On general inspection she had scleral icterus and jaundice, with evidence of excoriations. A 2-cm palpable liver edge could be appreciated, that was tender to touch.

There were no other signs of chronic liver disease. An ultrasound showed borderline hepatomegaly of cm. A liver biopsy revealed acute hepatitis characterized by hepatocellular injury, with periportal fibrosis, cholestasis, ductal metaplasia and diffuse intralobular and periportal troxis necrosis consistent with a drug-induced etiology.

Acute liver injury induced by over the counter weight-loss herbal supplement Hydroxycut and Herbalife products have been reported previously[ 3 - 6 , 8 - 11 ]. These case reports were limited by the fact that liver biopsies were performed in only a few patients, confirming clinical suspicions histologically.

In terms of our patients, all three had liver biopsy performed and all showed some common morphological features including diffuse lymphocytic infiltration of sinusoids and portal tracts, ductal metaplasia and toxic necrosis. Some variations of morphological features could be explained by predominance of intrinsic or idiosyncratic mechanisms of hepatic injury, individual patient response to the affecting drug and duration of injury.

No hyaline globules were identified in any of the three cases. The absence of histological findings and the fact that our patients had no history of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease excluded diagnosis of alphaantitripsin deficiency in all three cases. Prussian blue and copper stains did not reveal excessive iron or copper depositions in the hepatocytes and Kupffer cells.

Only one previous case of Hydroxycut-induced acute liver injury had reported findings on liver biopsy. Although the most likely explanation for the mechanism of liver injury caused by these herbal products is idiosyncratic reaction, one of the ingredients in Hydroxycut, green tea extract Camellia sinensis , has been linked with acute liver injury in other over the counter weight-loss herbal supplements[ 12 - 20 ].

In fact, the weight-loss herbal supplement Exolise Arkophama, Carros, France , which also contained C. Furthermore, several cases of hepatotoxicity were associated with another herbal weight-loss supplement, Cuur Scandinavian Clinical Nutrition, Sweden , which also contains the ethanolic dry extract of green tea C.

Rechallenging patients with the same product led to hepatotoxicity, confirming the role of C. However, there have been cases of liver failure caused by green tea extract C. The liver biopsy obtained in our patient who took Hydroxycut showed multi-lobular necrosis consistent with acute toxic necrosis and fulminant hepatitis. These findings are similar to the findings in patients with liver injury associated with green tea extract C. The exact mechanism of hepatotoxicity induced by Hydroxycut is unknown.

However, as this product contains green tea extract C. Prior investigation into the mechanism of hepatotoxicity by green tea extract was inconclusive[ 21 ]. Others have hypothesized that a possible allergic reaction to the green tea extract, contamination during the production of the extract or a metabolic idiosyncrasy are possible mechanisms of liver injury in these patients[ 16 ].

Both of our patients took several Herbalife weight-loss herbal products concurrently, similar to most of the previously reported cases of hepatotoxicity due to Herbalife products[ 8 - 11 ]. Therefore, it is difficult to identify the exact ingredient or mechanism that causes the liver injury, as in the previously documented cases[ 8 - 11 ]. In a previously reported case, one investigator was able to isolate contamination with Bacillus subtilis , in which the bacterial supernatant caused dose-dependent increase of LDH leakage in HepG2 cells[ 8 ].

Although not commonly known as a human pathogen, B. Investigators have also suggested that another explanation for hepatotoxicity due to Herbalife products could be secondary to locally restricted contamination with chemicals such as softeners, preservatives, flavor enhancers, pesticides, or heavy metals either intentionally added during the production process or contained in the unrefined raw herb extracts[ 24 ]. This contamination hypothesis could also explain the different patterns of pathology seen on liver biopsy specimens previously observed in patients with hepatotoxicity from Herbalife products as both predominantly cholestatic injury pattern and acute hepatitis pattern have been reported[ 8 - 11 ].

Our patients had findings consistent with acute hepatitis due to drug-induced liver injury on their liver biopsy specimens. Due to the obesity epidemic, the usage of weight-loss herbal supplements has flourished. Green tea extract is one of the key components in many of the over-the-counter weight-loss herbal supplements. Although significant liver injury induced by herbal supplements taken for weight loss purposes is a rare event, we cannot ignore the fact that there have been multiple reported cases in the medical literature of hepatotoxicity associated with weight-loss herbal supplements including Hydroxycut and Herbalife products.

Even though our patients successfully recovered from the adverse reactions, we must bear in mind that the hospitalization and medical care of these patients were associated with significant cost and healthcare resource utilization, while there is no evidence that herbal supplements can help with weight-loss[ 26 ].

We must also consider the impact on patients with underlying chronic liver disease, in whom herbal weight loss medications could cause worsening in their synthetic function and even fulminant failure. In May of , the US Food and Drug Administration warned consumers to immediately stop using Hydroxycut products, citing linkage to liver damage in one patient who died due to liver failure[ 27 ]. However, Hydroxycut products are currently still available in many parts of the world. Likewise, Herbalife products are widely available globally.

Furthermore, our cases once again demonstrated the importance of questioning patients regarding the usage of herbal or nutritional supplements at the time of evaluation. Sforza 28, Milano , Italy. Recent trends in use of herbal and other natural products. Two patients with acute liver injury associated with use of the herbal weight-loss supplement hydroxycut. Acute liver injury associated with the herbal supplement hydroxycut in a soldier deployed to Iraq.

Shim M, Saab S. Severe hepatotoxicity due to Hydroxycut: Severe hepatotoxicity following ingestion of Herbalife nutritional supplements contaminated with Bacillus subtilis. Association between consumption of Herbalife nutritional supplements and acute hepatotoxicity.

Herbal does not mean innocuous: Hepatotoxicity associated with the consumption of herbal slimming products. Med Clin Barc ; Hepatotoxicity associated with supplements containing Chinese green tea Camellia sinensis Ann Intern Med. Fulminant hepatitis during self-medication with hydroalcoholic extract of green tea. Eur J Gastroenterol Hepatol. Green tea extracts and acute liver failure: Bjornsson E, Olsson R. Serious adverse liver reactions associated with herbal weight-loss supplements.

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Aloe has been widely used in phytomedicine. Phytomedicine describes aloe as a herb which has anti-inflammatory, anti-proliferative, anti-aging effects. In recent years several cases of aloe-induced hepatotoxicity were reported. But its pharmacokinetics and toxicity are poorly described in the literature. Here we report three cases with aloe-induced toxic hepatitis. A yr-old woman, a yr-old woman and a yr-old woman were admitted to the hospital for acute hepatitis.

They had taken aloe preparation for months. Their clinical manifestation, laboratory findings and histologic findings met diagnostic criteria RUCAM scale of toxic hepatitis. Upon discontinuation of the oral aloe preparations, liver enzymes returned to normal level.

Aloe should be considered as a causative agent in hepatotoxicity. The demand for dietary supplements has continually increased in recent years as the concept of 'well being' widely spread in Korea. The market value for dietary supplements in Korea was approximately billion won million USD in year 1 , and personal spending was approximately , won USD per year in 2.

One of the leading products in Korea's dietary supplements market is aloe. Aloe has been purported to have positive effects on wound healing, recovery from burn injury, cell growth, and immune modulation. However, cases of aloe-induced toxic hepatitis have been reported since We report 3 cases of aloe-induced toxic hepatitis in Korea.

Case 1 A yr-old female patient with a 2 month history of dyspepsia was presented to our department. Past medical history and family history did not reveal any significant disease. She also used drugs for arthralgia intermittently for several years. She did not take any alcohol. She had taken aloe tablets containing mg of an extract of Aloe arborescens and On admission, the patient's physical examination was normal. Preparation of aloe which the patient had taken. A Container bottle and tablets.

B Packs of aloe extract. Anti-HBs IgG was positive. Autoimmune markers were all negative. Abdominal ultrasonography showed reduced echogenicity of liver. Dilatation of intra- or extrahepatic bile ducts was absent. Liver biopsy revealed moderate portal infiltrates consisting of eosinophilis, neutrophils, and monocytes.

There were inflammatory cell infiltration and acidophil body on the hepatic lobule. There was no bile stasis Fig. Histopathological findings of the liver. Aloe tablets was immediately discontinued.

ALT as well as total bilirubin gradually returned to normal level over several weeks Fig. Upon discontinuation of the oral aloe preparation, liver enzymes returned to normal level. Case 2 A yr-old female patient was presented to our department with a week history of fatigue. The patient did not take any alcohol or durgs.

She had taken aloe powder containing mg of an extract of Aloe vera Fig. Physical examination revealed jaundice on her sclera. She was the sales person of the aloe product she was taking. Abdominal ultrasonography was normal. Liver biopsy revealed severe portal and lobular infiltrates consisting of neutrophils and monocytes. There were several acidophilic bodies and ballooning cell change in hepatic lobule.

There were bile-stasis and bile stained Kupffer cells Fig. Aloe extract was immediately discontinued. We explained to her about the aloe-induced hepatotoxity and advised not to take it anymore. However, the patient started taking the same aloe extract again 1 month after her discharge from the hospital. Since a hepatitis recurred after re-challenge of aloe extract, we could confirm her diagnosis as aloe-induced toxic hepatitis. The type of liver injury was determined as 'hepatocellular' since R ratio was After re-challenge arrow , liver enzymes go up again.

Six months later, the patient was presented to our department with a 2 week history of jaundice. We recommended admission, but she refused to be admitted and she never visited our hospital again.

Case 3 A yr-old female patient was presented to our department with a 3 month history of epigastric discomfort. The patient did not take any alcohol or drugs. The kidneys cannot function properly without enough water. When they do not work to capacity, some of the load is dumped onto the liver. But if the liver has to do some of the kidney's work, it cannot work at full throttle. As a result, it metabolizes less fat and more fat remains stored in the body.

In any weight loss program involving a significant amount of weight, there will be periods when the body has to consolidate the positive changes that have happened to it, by slowing down or even stopping the weight loss process.

This can happen even while you are doing your best and keeping strictly to your program. You just have to bear with this period while your metabolic rate is changing. This process may sometimes take up to several weeks. Keep taking your measurements and entering them into your weight loss planner. Soon you will see the results of your perseverance.

You need to realize that excess weight accumulated over years and decades, cannot disappear in a couple of months. Sometimes it's a long-term project, which demands a really serious commitment, because in the end you will become slim and change your life for the better.

Diarrhea is usually the result of using whole milk to mix the shake. Stop using milk and substitute fruit juices or other liquids. At the start of your program, diarrhea can be simply a result of the change in dietary habits and will be short-lived.

If you simply persist with your program, you will soon find that your digestive system will adjust. Don't worry if you start constipating after starting the program. It often happens when you make changes to your diet, especially with people inclined to constipation. What you should do is drink more water and include more fiber in your diet whole grains, vegetables, fruit and fresh salads.

If this fails, purchase a natural laxative from your pharmacy or health store. If you still find yourself suffering with constipation after trying all these methods, consult your doctor. As the example in the table depicts, it'll be a mistake to stop it pre-maturely at the end of 6 months. In order for your body cells to "remember" the new weight so as not to fall-back to the old habits of eating and "way of life", you need to condition your body and mind to get use to the new weight for a period of time.

Our body cells die and regenerated every days cycle, it's therefore important to give some time for the old cells to be completely replaced by healthy new cells. Know you extra weight you need to lose, find out the length of your weight-loss AND weight-maintenance program. To lose weight, take 2 meal replacement shakes per day plus other products in the program.

Each serving of the Formula 1 shake mix 2 heaping tablespoons contains 90 calories. Use this calories calculator to find out how many calories you need per day and what amount to take if you're on a weight management programme.

Is it expensive to go on the program? One canister last 22 meals, so about 11 days if you're taking it to lose weight with 2 meal replacement per day. Or it'll last for 22 days if you're on a weight maintenance program of 1 meal replacement per day. Do you own math and you'll find how affordable it is!

Note that as a meal replacement, you're actually saving some money from the usual meals to fund this weight-loss program. So who says it's expensive? Do I need to re-order more along the way or get everything that'll last me for the duration I need to lose weight at once? Wouldn't it be expensive over the long run? Each product within the program package contain different servings quantity and as such you may run out of certain products sooner than the other. In general, all tablets and capsules in a program pack will last for a month except for the protein shake powder.

For example, a Formula 1 F1 shake powder canister will last about 11 days if you are on 2 meal replacement weight-loss plan. The same canister will last 22 days if you are on a maintenance plan. The multi-vitamin will last 1 whole month since the program require 3 tablets a day and it comes with 90 tablets in each container.

The Cell Activator will last slightly less than a month and so on. Check the number of servings in the label of each product to determine how much you need to last for at least two weeks. Then call us to re-order or place a new order from this website a few days before it runs out. Typically in a month time, you need to top up with Formula 1 canister mostly.

If you are new to the program, start with 2 canisters to see the effect over a couple of weeks, the result you'll experience will be the huge motivating factor to move you along with the program for longer term. It's good to know that this amount is NOT extra cost to you if you're replacing 2 meals a day. Would you like to spend the same or perhaps a little more each month on food that'll help you lose weight and gain a better health? This is unlike some meal-replacement products in the market.

We have customers continue using the product for many years as a healthy breakfast replacement or even mid-day snacks. In the Singapore context, taking a Formula 1 F1 shake is definitely a better option that that packet of instant noodles! After all, Herbalife products are all natural food and non-medical.

If you wish to refer to the code of ethics, please refer to this website. The main hurdle to cross in such a meal-replacement weight loss program is to fit this diet plan into a schedule and lifestyle you're comfortable with.

The first 2 weeks of the program is most crucial to the long-term success and usually determines if you would quit or stay on. Here's a meal planner you can adopt as reference. Also, you can't ignore your taste bugs. Try out different recipes until you find some that you absolutely like, rotate the flavours occasionally, and you'll on your way to losing weight the fun way!

Who says losing weight is a pain? Can Herbalife really help me to lose weight? How does the Herbalife diet program work? I don't like to replace my meals, can I just take the pills to lose weight? What products are available from Herbalife?

Can Herbalife weight management programs be use for Gaining Weight too? Are Herbalife products Halal certified? I'm a strict vegetarian, are Herbalife products suitable for me? Diets never work for me - I always seem to gain the weight back. It's in my genes, everyone in my family is obese.

Do I lose weight with Herbalife by meal replacement? I don't like to go on a diet or meal replacement, do you have other solutions? I don't want to lose many kilos but wish to tone up my body, any solutions? Can I take Herbalife before, during or after pregnancy? I have just given birth 9 months ago and I like to get rid of my tummy, especially the bulge. Why can't I simply skip meals or eat less to lose weight?

If I am on medication prescribed by my doctor, should I go on a weight-loss program? Herbalife for Diabetes - Is the Herbalife products safe for Diabetics types 1 and 2? I am allergy to caffeine and I hear that Herbalife products contain caffeine.

What is ShapeWorks or Formula 1? How to use the product? I feel hungry not long after I had the shake mix as breakfast. With 2 meal replacements per day, what about the 3rd meal?

By just replacing meal with a cup of drink shake , won't it makes you feel hungry? Does it really taste nice? Most of my favorite foods are carbohydrates! I am bored with the shakes and miss eating my regular food, so what can I do? I tried a high-protein, low-carb diet once before and it made me weak, dizzy and nauseated. I get headaches, dizziness or diarrhea in the first days after starting the program.

I seem to suffer from constipation. What is the difference between Herbalife and Cambridge diet? What is the price for these programs and which should I choose?

Where can I buy them? Is there any refund for the products if I don't get any results? What fee are there if I cancel my order or ask for a refund? Can I just purchase and consume only shake powder to lose weight, without using the multi-vitamins and cell-activator that comes with all the program packages? I heard that taking Herbalife products will help enhance my skin, which product exactly does it?

Is it true that if I exercise a lot and take on the ShapeWorks program, my fats will burn away faster and convert into lean muscles? What should I do if I am losing weight too slowly? Why should I drink so much water? I started losing weight, but the process has stopped. I have diarrhea or constipation after starting the program.

Does my weight re-bounce and start gaining back once I stop the program? How much calories are there in 1 serving of the Formula 1 F1 Shake Mix?

How long will one canister of Formula 1 last? How long will the products in each program package last? How long can I safely continue the program? Any tips to have a successful weight management program? Download a copy of the most frequently asked questions about Herbalife click on link Can Herbalife really help me to lose weight?

Herbalife works on simple science and it not a "magic diet". Essentially, Herbalife is a low calories food replacement diet with high nutrients. With the excess calories from modern day food intake, we typically also get less nutrients like protein, fiber, vitamins and minerals.

Such imbalance leads to unwanted fats retention, and therefore an unhealthy diet. The Herbalife weight-management diet program can accommodate high amounts of weight loss - if the dieter makes the conscious decision to follow the weight loss program.

The diet plan allows the dieter to use meal replacement shakes to reduce the calories that are consumed throughout the day and therefore result in weight loss that can be seen almost immediately after the program has begun.

The challenge is that to increase nutrients intake with normal food, we can't avoid an increased in calories intake too. The same goes for a deliberate decrease of food calories intake which leads to our body being deprived of nutrients. Basically, it's not easy to get an optimum nutrition. With Herbalife meal-replacement programs, it'll not only help you to control you calories intake in a healthy way but it'll lead you to regain good metabolism necessary to maintain your weight.

In other words, having a healthy body with good metabolism is the key to maintain your weight. You want to get to that stage with a healthy diet - that's where Herbalife's goal is to help you lose weight by eating healthily.

Herbalife's Cellular Nutrition double up as a weight management program that increases the deficiency Nutrients and reduces the excess calories automatically. The program helps you to lose weight without feeling hungry and tiredness. The Herbalife program uses shakes that are filled with nutrients and vitamins that the body requires as meal replacements for two of the daily meals.

These shakes or snacks which are available to replace the meal contain high levels of protein which means that you can continue to build muscle while the program is being followed.

These high levels of protein also assist in curbing the hunger that can come from other weight loss plans that include meal replacement. Each shake and snack that the dieter uses to replace meals within the program includes more than twenty vitamins and nutrients per serving and is a high source of fiber, which can assist throughout the weight loss process.

The personalized program that is tailored to each client through the Herbalife diet plan enables the body to burn as many calories as possible, while consuming the lowest amount of calories. Rest assured, with many other diet programs that include meal replacement, fatigue is often present.

Due to the high levels of vitamins and nutrients which are included in the Herbalife shakes - the dieter can avoid the fatigue that comes with a regular weight loss program. An integral part of the Herbalife diet plan is the supplements which are included in the program along with the meal replacement shakes, or meal replacement snacks. These supplements assist in maintaining the health of the dieter, enhancing the nutrition which is absorbed into the body and increasing the overall effectiveness of the diet plan.

Unlike many other supplements, these Herbalife supplements have also been created to curb the hunger that can come with a meal replacement programs. The supplements that are included in the Herbalife weight loss program are an essential part of the weight loss process. Throughout the weight loss plan, herbal teas and waters are used to decrease the fluid retention that can lead to the dieter feeling bloated and feeling the process of weight loss being impeded.

It is important to consume adequate levels of fluid in conjunction with the meal replacement shakes to ensure that you are receiving the maximum amount of nutrition.

Patients that have taken part in the Herbalife program have watched their lives change before their eyes - but, not only have their lives changed, their bodies have changed as well! Weight loss can be achieved through the use of these programs in forms of up to fifty pounds in as little as six months.

Dieters work with registered information to learn ways to keep the weight off for good and maintain the new lifestyle that they have become accustomed to through the Herbalife weight loss program. Most weight-lost "pills" are likely to control your appetite and fats accumulation.

Such "pills" only addresses the symptoms and not a long-term solution to weight issue. That is, once you stop taking the pills even if they works well your weight problem will creep back. The key to permanent weight lost is none other than the age-old suggestion to watch your diet and lead a healthy active lifestyle.

Herbalife meal-replacement program addresses the "diet" part of the equation. Not only will you be able to control your diet, it'll also ensure that you're having a complete nutritional meal instead of starving to lose weight.

On top of that, being on such a healthy meal-replacement helps you to regain a good metabolism rate needed to maintain your weight even after you reach your ideal weight and stop the meal-replacement program. The meal-replacement programs can be further supported by Enhancers such as Total Control , Cell-U-Loss and Herbal Concentrate to address specific issues such as appetite control, water retention and fat burning, respectively. Herbalife offers a wide range of weight-management and nutritional products.

These products combine science with nature's rich harvest and are changing the way people think about their health and well-being. Herbalife is at the forefront of nutritional technology and innovation and is committed to providing its customers with some of the best products available on the market today. Herbalife's programs works around cellular nutrition. To gain weight with the program, simply take the products together with your normal meals. More details on weight gaining can be found on this site.

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Food labels are not allowed to include MSG any longer as it is renowned to be damaging to health, yet you will find it under different names. Yes, the same substance, just named differently! I know, this kind of sneakiness should be considered criminal! Soy protein isolate Soy protein concentrate Autolyzed yeast Corn syrup Modified food starch Corn starch.

With herbalife its easier for people to make in the morning and lunch time. There has been lots of research now about the amount of estrogen in soy milk. You have to look at the positives, they will be alot more men joining the tenners male voice choir. The best way to lose weight is to exercise 3 times per week, doing a combination of bodyweight, kettlebell exercises and mixed up into a fun circuit, eating meat, fish twice per week, plenty of vegetables, and snack on a handful of nuts a fruit, drink plenty of water 1litre to every 25kg of bodyweight, fasting once per week is fantastic way to reduce insulin levels, burn fat reserves, it triggers hypertrophy with increase in growth hormone.

Sometimes its unrelated to weight. Herbalife is fucking pyramid with people foolish enough to buy in their pyramid scheme, scripted fuckers. Mike I would love to say that I agree with one thing you had to say about Herbalife. I have read a fair amount of your blogs, and I have come to the conclusion that you are a quite intelligent person.

I wonder though what happened to you, or better put, how you were wronged by someone in the Herbalife business, for you to post such a bias, non factual article. I have been on the Herbalife products now since Oct. I have lost 73lbs, gained 21 lbs. I also used to suffer from horrible joint pain, and Acid Reflux, both of which are gone. I have hired professionals in the past, personal trainers, nutritionists, I have even had Medical Physicians set me up on a meal plan.

These are facts, and I know they are because they have happened to me. Its also to my understanding that any company regulated by the FDA has to follow mega dosing laws as well as labeling laws. Herbalife is FDA regulated.

My deepest apology to you for however you were wronged. I wonder if you do not mind responding, What supplements do you recommend for and athlete, or a serious body builder? Thanks for your time! Any diet is wrong and does not sustain and work long term, sensible eating, and exercise is the only way weight loss is sustainable long term.

GPs give out meal plans all the time and are not trained nutritionist and should not give out nutritional advice just as much as Herbalife distributors should not be allowed to give out nutritional advice.

A company that sells the distributorship of a nutrition product to any tom dick or harry is taking advantage of an unregulated industry and dangerous. As for your question about products for athletes or body builders, I have used many of the top brands, USN, LA Muscle, MetRex and many more but found a smaller UK based company called ISO2 Nutrition who after trailing their product over the past 3yrs I beleive they are the best on the market. Not only do they work but taste good too. I have breakfast with Herablife Formula 1 since and I lost 8 kilos in a very easy way.

And this products improve my energy!!!! It took you 2yrs to loose just 8kgs? A Diet is where you lower calories and or replace food for such things like these shakes. It is a diet and there is nothing but cheap low grade soy protein in these shakes, if you eat properly and regulary exercise you loose weight become lean and improve your fitness. Long term, dieting and replacing meals for shakes lowers your metabolism and long term does you more harm than good!

This is totally untrue. Please contact me with issues you have concerning Herbalife or what other Distributors have offered you and said to you. Ive had many clients come to me after the long term failure of the likes of Herbalife, and have put them into a healthy eating plan and exercise regime that works, a true lifestyle change, no diets! This sort of product should not be allowed to be sold by unqualified people with no nutritional qualifications!

Herbalife are a law upon themselves along with other companies like them and should be regulated. Wow, stirred up something here! Firstly just want to say that I became a Herbalife distributor earlier this year and in know way was an easy, fast cars, big houses lifestyle ever proposed to me, although I do know that some of their literature does contain pictures along those lines.

As regards the business I do agree with you to a certain extent that some distributors may be selling the products for purley profit and that training should be given if no qualifications in nutrition are held. As for the products, they are the best range that I found when looking into providing an alternative to my preferred solution of wholesome, natural foods.

As a qualified fitness coach, I agree that we should always first and foremost promote healthy eating through natural resources. The true meaning of diet really just refers to the kind of food lived on, so whatever someone is eating is the diet that they are on at that time. The reason why I decided to provide Herbalife was for 2 reasons. I still ensure that they eat natural foods along with Herbalife, which is in fact what Herbalife promote.

This then is still far better than their previous eating habits. Herbalife for some of them does just that and also with the range Herbalife provide, goes on to support them in any sport or competition that they do. As for the business side of it from my perspective, I have a supportive upline and will build a downline with that continued support.

As a fitness coach and someone who is continually learning about nutrition, I will be able to provide them with the correct information to help their customers. The products are the same price to the customer at what ever level you buy them. Just as you would with a wholesaler, the more you buy the greater the discount to the distributor.

A Pyramid is where the price has to keep continually going up the further down the levels it moves until it reaches a point where the price is so high that the person holding the goods cannot sell on. Hope that explains a true pyramid scheme.

Herbalife is really expanding at this moment in time, even in this recession and that I beleive is because they have realised that by bringing on board health and fit professionals brings more credibilty to their products and ensures that the end consumer is getting the right advice for them. Everyone is different and mindset that was mentioned in a previous post is what needs to be looked at first.

But in Herbalifes case, that was then and this is now and I do know that they are regulated and follow those regulations. I do just wonder whether the regulating bodies are all legit but hey, thats another debate!

Great to hear that you have a made a success of your business and I think that the important thing is that we help the people that come to us in the best way we can, which means that despite our differences, our objectives and purpose are similar.

Most distributors are uneducated in the world of nutrition and fitness and should not be allowed to give such advice, Herbalife, LighterLife and all these meal replacement diets out there are a wast of time and money.

None of these work long term. I know what I know because of this and because of 22yrs of working with people from all walks of life, you say about busy life style, find time!

Those are the weakest people who need the kick up the arse to be told how it is and to find the time and everyone has time! Its called time management. Taking the easy option because of the thinking of no time to prep meals is just lazy, make meals that can be made on mass and frozen in freezer such as lasagne, tuna pasta bake, things that can be eaten the next day. Cooking methods, the George Forman Grilling machine cooks in minutes, at the same time steam veg and rice etc to not lose the nutrients in food that is lost when boiling in a pan.

These are very quick methods of cooking. No time to shop for food, buy online, then the only food you need to get in the shop is your fruit and veg so you know you get the best — the rest of it can be just picked from online and delivered. If they cant time manage, they will fail, if they take the easy option of a poweder replacement instead of real food they will fail. Herbalife sports and energy products dont come near the quality and level of brands out there that speicically target sports performance.

Personally Id have a rethink of what you learnt back when you did your PT course, and all other course that show dieting is not good for you, and meal replacement is the worst kind of dieting. Its nothing more than ditching calories. Understand life coaching techniques and work with you clients on a lifestyle level as well as their fitness and weight loss goals. Mike, you just upset that we give results… and people love our fun fitclubs more than you, get with the program..

Also im sure you have great qualifications, although they dont come close to our NAB members, we have leading scientists. I do love how you people hide behind the internet with fake email addresses and names because you cant back up what you say…. Herbalife have a number of scientists on their payroll — Yes I know this, but if you are on someones payroll you are always going to say they are great as they are paying you to do so!

I can find at least two scientists for every Herbalife payrolled scientist that is independent that will say Herbalife is just a cheap soybased protein meal replacement product diet that does not work long term and that diets over all dont work! Im just a local guy, yes I am, so are the so called scientists you mention, we are all just local people in our local towns lol.

A pathetic argument there…. Im not upset with the results Herbalife give people because the results are poor!! Long term no diet works! So keep on producing the crap you produce and I will pick up the pieces when people realise they dont work along with all the rest of the Personal Trainers that train their clients the correct way.

Mike, I completely agree. Their views can hardly be treated as impartial if they are employed by the company and will always be biased. As for the meal replacement bars I was quite horrified with what was on the ingredients list, after soy protein there is a long list of various sugars including high fructose corn syrup and to top it off hydrogenated vegetable oil!

Reads like a recipe for diabetes and heart problems. I am a specialist diabetic nurse. Have 28 years experience of medical nursing and 10 years as a specialist in diabetes with degree and masters qualifications. I have grave concerns about the claims made by totally unqualified distributors loking to make money. Plese dont claim you are trying to help people. Distributors are making money from the products ales first and foremost.

It is al,ost like a cult. One distributor scribed a severlyunderweight girl who clearly needsmedical care. Probably having electrolyte disturbance due to such low body mass. The products can do real harm in these circumstances. A qualified dietician studies nutrition to degree level. People with eating disorders need the right help these unqualified people have not even the basic knowledge to recognise that they may be doing more harm than good.

Please seek proper medical advice. I dont have any vested interest in these products. The conversations we have cause me concern. She comes out with dreadful misinformation. Telling customers normal food has no nutritional value. If you have been overweight all of your life and unable to find a good relationship with food yourself then what qualifies you to advise others to co so.

Encouraging your children as young as 5 to use the products? Havent there been concerns about levels of lead in the products? I accept there is a place for supplementation when training, especially to ensure the necessary intake of protein and carbs is achieved.

But trust me there are far better and far less expensive products on the market that will aid your training more effectively than Herbalife or any other diet shakes for that matter. If you actually sit down and read the independent reviews of their products and comparisons to other well known, and not so well known brands they never come off by well. This in turn creates a repeat customer to a very expensive overpriced product same way a drug dealer hooks a new customer.

Do yourselves a favour and read the complete guide to sports nutrition by Anita Bean if you want sound advice on diet and nutrition. This goes on in this process time as there are at least 5 levels in the Herbalife pyramid scheme. Or you could do the sensible thing and simply do a little reading.

Ask someone with a nutrition qualification and actually learn how to eat a healthy balanced nutritious and varied diet. I have a BSc hons in sports therapy, level 4 in lower back pain, been involved in sport and the body since collage till now. Got to be some worth to them. The business can and only work if you have ALOT of people under you.

It took a guy 18 years to get to chairman club k a month and at the rate this company if expanding, i dont think there will be enough people to grab and sign up. End of the day its personal option on this company. It has just hit me that you have the gift of the gab to sell this and I am slowly backing out as i want to kick my sports therapy currier rolling. Many people who who take Herbalife supplements have claimed to feel restless and nervous, along with experiencing the jitters and anxiety.

Herbalife products, when analyzed, were found to contain high levels of lead. The amounts found in Herbalife products were above what the laws allows and were deemed toxic. These artificial claims included helping to treat many diseases, getting rid of tumors, increasing circulation, improving alertness and improving overall health. Many users of Herbalife have filed lawsuits and complaints about side effects they experienced when using the products.

Headaches, constipation, diarrhea, lightheadedness, nausea, and stomach upset are some reported side effects. Ephedra, a main ingredient in Herbalife, has been known to cause psychosis, tremors, kidney stones, high blood pressure, sweats, rapid heartbeat, and damage to the heart and other organs. It has been linked to strokes, seizures and death. Also know that Herbalife can have side effects.

Cascara sagrada can have side other effects such as cramps and abdominal discomfort, notes George T. Cascara sagrada increases risk for low levels of potassium in your blood, a condition called hypokalemia, when taken with me dicines like cortisone and chlorothiaxide. If you have a gastrointestinal disease, it also can worsen your condition. The senna leaves in Herbalife can cause vomiting, nausea, flatulence, irregular heartbeat and kidney damage along with cramping and diarrhe a. Ingesting senna with drugs such as estradiol can decrease your blood levels of estrogen.

Senna can trigger or worsen electrolyte imbalance, dehydration, gastrointestinal problems and heart ailments, note Grossberg and Fox. Some Herbalife formulations have unknown amounts of uva ursi, says Deborah R. Thus, you should take products with this herb only for five days at a time, no more than five times a year, advise the experts at UMMC.

It also can lead to insomnia, irritability, vomiting and nausea. You should not take products with uva ursi in them if you have high blood pressure, are pregnant, have a kidney or liver ailment, suffer an ulcer or have digestive problems, according to UMMC. To all wise people and so called health nutirition expert explain how this product is to be taken without a proper doctors care??? Should this product really be in market as it is??? After reading the whole discussion, your summary is the most useful answer for me.

I only want to know what are the issues with this product. Is it really a cheap low grade protein like Mike said. If so, is there a better meal replacement product? I agree those distributors are not very professional and only give positive advice. Not everyone likes or have time to go to gym three times a week.

If there may be an easier way, why not take it.

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