By Melanie Haiken
With all the new weight loss medications entering the market – and engendering controversy – many people are also looking to supplements to aid weight loss. But visit those shelves at your local Whole Foods or other health food store, and you’ll be overwhelmed. Which really work and which don’t? And are they safe?
For information, I looked at the recommendations of prominent naturopathic doctors and the organization Natural Standard, a reputable database of the latest research on supplements. You’ve likely never heard of many of the supplements listed here, but they all have a Natural Standard Grade A or B for having positive scientific evidence supporting their use for weight loss.
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