A qualified health professional should be consulted before taking any supplement, as there are many risks and side effects. Some supplements may be illegal to use. Supplements should not be used in place of a well-balanced nutritional program.
Many popular fad diets supply large amounts of saturated fat and cholesterol, which are associated with cardiovascular disease. Some diets that are low in carbohydrates are not appropriate for athletes because of problems with secondary dehydration. Almost all popular fad diets have been found to be nutritionally inadequate. Low calorie diets may not meet the training needs of athletes and may promote loss of lean body mass and depletion of carbohydrate stores.
You should read product labels, and discuss all therapies with a qualified healthcare provider. Natural Standard information does not constitute medical advice, diagnosis, or treatment.
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