Obesity is associated with significant morbidity and mortality. Reaching and maintaining a healthy weight is good for overall
health and helps to prevent and control many diseases and conditions. Usually, obesity is treated with lifestyle-based
intervention such as diet, exercise, behavior therapy etc. and medical or surgical intervention like pharmacotherapy or bariatric
surgery. Dieting and binge eating can make the prospect of losing weight harder to achieve. Herbal remedy leads to efficient
metabolism in the body that helps the digestive system by maintaining the natural breakdown of fats. This form of weight loss
is considered safe and effective as this result in weight loss by not hurting body in the process. It supports healthy energy levels
through nutrient absorption and acts in a supporting capacity to the nervous system and balanced mood.
Garcina cambogia, Guar
gum, Guggul, Green Tea, Ephedra sinica Coleus, St. John?s Wort, Spirulina (Blue-Green Algae), Hoodia gordonii, Cayenne & Citrus
are the commonly used herbs for weight loss. The action of certain herbs makes the brain to think that the stomach
is full, while others act thermogenically. Thermogenic herbs (stimulants) consist of substances like caffeine that accelerates body
functions like heart rate, digestion and respiration. Their effects may give energy to keep you moving. In this way, herbal products
for weight reduction may be effective in the management of obesity and associated disorders.
Santosh Chopde has completed M.Tech (Dairy Engineering) from NDRI, Karnal (INDIA) and presently he is working as an assistant professor at
College of Dairy Technology, Udgir.
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