What Are the Dangers of Herbalife?
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Herbalife was founded by Mark Hughes in 1980. Hughes proclaimed that the company's missionwas to improve thehealthof people all around the world. Many dieters rave about the weight-loss success they achieve following the Herbalife plan; others are not as enthusiastic about theproduct and claim harm from its use.
1. Caffeine Overload
Herbalife contains caffeine. Many people who who take Herbalife supplements haveclaimed to feel restless and nervous, along with experiencing the jitters and anxiety.
Herbalife products, when analyzed, were found to contain high levels of lead. Theamounts found in Herbalife products were above what thelawsallows and were deemedtoxic.
Herbalife products have been liked to hypertension, which can lead to heart failure.
Herbalife's checkered past includes warnings from the FDA for false claims about their products.These artificial claims included helping to treat many diseases, getting rid of tumors, increasing circulation, improving alertness and improving overall health.
Many users of Herbalife have filed lawsuits and complaints about side effects theyexperienced when using the products. Headaches, constipation, diarrhea,lightheadedness, nausea, and stomach upset are some reported side effects.
Ephedra, a main ingredient in Herbalife, has been known to cause psychosis, tremors,kidney stones, high blood pressure, sweats, rapid heartbeat, and damage to the heartand other organs. It has been linked to strokes, seizures and death.