Dietary supplements claim to offer a quick fix for diet, health, and weight loss. If they sound “too good to be true”, it’s because all too often, they are.
From the National Center for Complementary and Integrative Health:
Although it’s easy to be tempted by the “quick fix” claims of dietary supplements marketed for weight loss or appetite suppression, most of these products haven’t been proven safe or effective. Many people have the misperception that herbal or traditional products—and those that are “natural”—are safe to use, but research has shown that many of these products carry the same dangers as pharmaceutical agents. So, if you’re thinking about a dietary product to help you lose weight, here are some things you should know.