Publication date: 2018-04-20 10:39
Safety : In a study in mice, Coleus forskohlii extract caused dose-dependent hepatotoxicity, but pure forskolin did not have this effect, suggesting that other component(s) of Coleus forskohlii extract might be responsible for the hepatotoxicity [ 658 ]. In humans, forskolin might increase the frequency of bowel movements and cause loose stools [ 657 ], but doses of 555 mg/day (standardized for 65% forskolin) for 67 weeks have not been reported to cause more serious adverse events [ 659 , 656 , 657 ]. Forskolin has not been evaluated in longer-term trials. Additional research is needed to better understand the safety and side effects of both short- and long-term use.
Laparoscopic gastric sleeve resection is an exciting weight loss surgery option at our practice that combines some of the advantages of gastric bypass and LAP-BAND® System surgery. Also called sleeve gastrectomy, the procedure works by permanently reducing the size of the stomach by approximately 75 percent, limiting the amount of food it can hold. Patients feel fuller faster and longer, ultimately leading to significant weight loss.
These are just a few examples of interactions between ingredients of weight-loss dietary supplements and medications. Individuals taking dietary supplements and medications on a regular basis should discuss their use with their healthcare provider.
Efficacy : Several small human studies have examined whether bitter orange is effective for weight loss [ 85 ]. Interpreting the results of these studies is complicated by the fact that bitter orange is almost always combined with other ingredients in weight-loss supplements.
Bon Secours Surgical Weight Loss is a program of exceptional weight loss care that brings weight into balance. We strive to ensure that your weight loss journey, from surgery to your ongoing care in our Hampton Roads weight loss clinics , is a positive one.
White kidney bean or bean pod ( Phaseolus vulgaris ) is a legume that is native to Mexico, Central America, and South America and is cultivated worldwide [ 695 ]. Phaseolus vulgaris extract is an ingredient in some weight-loss dietary supplements marketed as carbohydrate- or starch-absorption blockers. Laboratory research indicates that Phaseolus vulgaris extract inhibits alpha-amylase activity, so experts have hypothesized that the plant interferes with the breakdown and absorption of carbohydrates in the gastrointestinal tract [ 66 , 755-758 ]. Phaseolus vulgaris might also act as an appetite suppressant [ 755 , 759 ].
In its report on dietary supplements for weight loss, the . Government Accountability Office concluded that little is known about whether weight loss supplements are effective, but some supplements have been associated with the potential for physical harm [ 67 ]. Many weight-loss supplements are costly, and some of these products&rsquo ingredients can interact or interfere with certain medications. So it is important to consider what is known and not known about each ingredient in any dietary supplement before using it.
Yohimbe should only be used under medical supervision because of its potential to produce serious adverse effects [ 769 ].
Our practice offers state-of-the-art laparoscopic gastric bypass surgery as an option for our patients. Gastric bypass surgery is an extremely common procedure in which our bariatric surgeon creates a small stomach pouch that is connected to the lower part of the small intestine so that food entering the stomach bypasses the area of the digestive system where much of the calories and fat are absorbed. Because the stomach pouch that is created holds a significantly reduced amount of food, patients eat less during mealtime.