Weight Loss with Ephedra
Answered by: Susan Eagles
Question from: Teresa
Posted on: December 19, 2001

I am thinking about taking a dietary supplement which contains Ephedra. I have looked at your information on the web site and determined that this herb may not be good for me to take. I have also been looking at another product which is Ephedra Free but contains an ingredient called Zhishin Extract. Can you tell me anything about this herb and its side effects if any. I also would like to mention that I have Lupus and take Plaquenil, Vioxx and Zocor (for cholestrol) I understand that you can’t give me medical advice but any information you can disclose I would greatly appreciate. I have been over weight most of my life and on so many diet programs that just doesn’t seem to help.

Manufacturers of a product containing Zhishin for weight loss claim that it works similarly to Ephedra. You can see the claims of the product manufacturer by accessing www.google.com and searching for Zhishin. We cannot comment on a proprietary product.

There are many reasons for an inability to lose weight. Most diet programs and supplements do not work in the long term without correcting any underlying causes and making lifelong commitments to changes in eating habits, physical exercise and/or mental and emotional attitudes. I suggest that you visit a qualified natural health practitioner to assess the reasons in your case and to make recommendations specific to you.

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