The Dangers of Over the Counter (OTC) Metabolism Boosters
OTC (Over-The-Counter) Metabolism Boosters - Including Herbal Based Metabolic Remedies.
Written by Diet Bites
To avoid diagnostic problems with your engine, you should avoid over-the-counter Metabolism Boosters. It's vital to your good health to keep in mind that metabolic boosters are not necessarily approved by the FDA.
Most are mined with caffeine, which is also not required to be documented on the over-the-counter product.
Caffeine is notorious for speeding up the heart rate and boosting brain activity, but that's not necessarily always a good thing. If the heart rate gets up to quick a pace, a breakdown occurs - which in turn can create serious and at times, fatal results.
Before purchasing any OTC metabolism remedy - or a commercially sold product advertised in magazines or on the Web, be certain to obtain your doctor's advice before doing such. These so-called metabolic boosters are generally accompanied with more ill side-effects than any benefits that might be garnered from their use.
This article is related to our 'Ferrari or Bonneville' Metabolism series where we compare the body's metabolic functions to that of an engine. More articles relating to metabolism - including things that can stall and fuel a metabolism can be found in the links below this diet article.
These are just a few of the problems - both internal and external - that OTC Metabolism Boosters can cause.
backfiring (the old digestive system)
fast idle (increased heart rate)
sputtering out, engine misfiring (nervousness)
condensation (sweating excessively)
timing chain off, vehicle cutting out (body tremors)
headlights too bright (bulging eyes)
As you can see, the person who takes a Metabolism Booster might not be attractive when experiencing the after-effects. Odds are, they will be shaking - if not visibly, then internally. They may be on edge, cranky or even frightened over what is happening to their body.
In addition, some of the above side-effects as noted above can be dangerous to your health. And unfortunately, Metabolism Boosters DO NOT WORK! Think about it. Do you know anyone who lost weight and kept it off using a Metabolism Booster? If so, it's probably because they spent all their money on the idiot pills that didn't work, and had no money left to buy food.
About Herbal Metabolic Remedies, Side Effects and Hidden Dangers
What so many people do not realize is that Herbs are not as safe as the manufacturers would like us to believe. Many are quite potent and if mixed with current medications, they can cause grief in a big way health-wise.
Some herbs are so powerful that many surgeons ask that they be discontinued a few weeks before surgery.
Long ago, herbs were what physicians used to treat illnesses. Many fatigued battle soldiers were given the popular Valerian Root to soothe and calm them when they were in distress or wounded.
Since mixing herbs with your body's composition isn't an exact science, it's best to avoid the herbal metabolism boosters in Today's World, because you may find that you're playing with a rattlesnake rather than a garden snake.
For example, when you have an ill, your personal physician prescribes a medication dosage specifically for you according to your ills, your weight, your age and so forth. Since some herbs are so powerful, if you are self-medicating you may take too much OR too little. It's all guesswork.
So be safe and play only with friendly garden snakes!
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