Before taking any supplement you always ask yourself: but will it really do you good Are there any contraindications Or side effects Let's see the answer regarding the possible Herbalife contraindications. We can divide Herbalife products essentially into two groups: Basic Nutrition and e Supplements
. The first includes the Formula 1 meal replacement, protein snacks and the Formula 3 protein supplement; in the second all the products that serve to integrate the trace elements absent in our diet: vitamins, fibers, mineral salts, Omega 3 fatty acids, etc. It is essential to underline that Herbalife products are not drugs, but food, so they have no "side effects". Even in the event of an overdose, the problems will be the same as after a large lunch. With this article we want to give some indications on which to rely to verify the reliability of these products and of the Herbalife company.
Herbalife products are currently distributed in 96 countries around the world. In each country they have been subjected to checks by the authorities and authorized by the ministries of health before being put on the market. In Italy, all Herbalife food supplements are present in the Register of supplements of the Ministry of Health on each product label the reference code can be verified..
The products comply with the labeling rules: the list of ingredients used is always indicated and it is easily verifiable - even with a quick search on the Internet - how natural and totally harmless ingredients are.
The ephedrine case
Often when you hear bad news about Herbalife contraindications, the famous case of ephedrine present in its products is mentioned. Ephedrine is a toxic substance similar to compounds such as amphetamines, which reduces appetite but sometimes carries serious side effects, such as heart attack, stroke or pulmonary hypertension. In 2004 the Food and Drug Administration, the regulator of the American food and pharmaceutical market, banned the sale of preparations containing ephedrine. Some Herbalife products marketed in the United States contained this compound, but it should be noted that, since the early 1990s, this additive has never been present in Herbalife products marketed in Europe.
The negative comments
With a brief search on the Internet you can find a few dozen negative comments regarding the use of Herbalife nutrition products. Often these are opinions that bounce from one site to another and become larger. In the face of these negative comments, one could mention the fact that the company has been growing steadily for some years, and has reached an annual turnover of 7.5 billion dollars. It should also be said that the company offers, through its distributors, the Herbalife 30-day money back guarantee: if after trying the product you are not satisfied with it, you can return it, even when used, and get a full refund. From direct experience, we can assure you that the percentage of customers who ask for product refunds is practically nil!
The side effects
As already mentioned, Herbalife products are food in all respects. Yet even food sometimes has side effects. For example, overdoing your protein intake beyond your needs increases the work of the kidney system. In fact, our body cannot metabolize more than 20-25g of protein per meal. It is therefore advisable to always follow the instructions on the product label, to avoid "overdosing" and problems due to incorrect use.
Particular pathological conditions
In case of particular diseases, especially those that require a very controlled diet, it is always good to refer to the advice of your doctor. In particular, some experts argue that the Herbalife method may not be suitable for subjects suffering from liver disease, diabetes, hyperthyroidism. In these cases, asking your doctor's opinion is essential to avoid Herbalife contraindications.
Why Herbalife and not proper nutrition
Herbalife does not propose itself as thesingle
method capable of guaranteeing proper nutrition. The main problem of our diets, however, is the presence of very refined and processed foods, which therefore make our body lose many essential trace elements. For example, the use of white flours makes the assimilation of nutrients faster and decreases the supply of fibers to our body. Herbalife is therefore a complete and correct nutritional method for our body, which helps to integrate diets typically depleted of nutrients.