The Truth About Organic Weight Loss Supplements

People who want to lose weight but are adverse to taking pharmaceutical drugs often look for an organic alternative. Organic weight loss supplements are often less expensive, and have little to no side effects. But what are the pros and cons of using these products? Let’s go find out.

Organic Weight Loss Supplements

Green Coffee Extract

Green coffee bean extracts gained fame as a weight loss supplement when it was mentioned on the Dr. Oz show in 2012. Originally, it was used as a coffee alternative by people with high-cholesterol levels, heart disease, and diabetes. Unlike the roasted coffee bean, this organic supplement has bypassed the roasting process. Therefore, it contains higher levels of chlorogenic acid then compared with regular coffee. The chlorogenic acid is thought to help boost metabolism and regulate blood sugar levels.

Although green coffee appears to be safe and has no serious side effects, it still contains caffeine similar to regular coffee. Hence, when consumed in large amounts it may cause caffeine-related side effects such as insomnia, nervousness, restlessness, stomach upset and palpitation. Additionally, Green coffee should not be taken by people with anxiety disorders, bleeding disorders, diarrhea, Irritable bowel syndrome, Glaucoma, as well as those who are pregnant and breastfeeding.

Acai Berry

Acai berries are grown in the Amazon River in Brazil. These wild berries contain Anthocyanins, which are a powerful antioxidant that can help protect the body cells against free radicals. Aside from their benefits on health, Acai berries are also famous for their anti aging and weight loss benefits. In fact, they are now being used as an ingredient on different supplements and juices because it is believed that these berries can assist on weight loss by suppressing the appetite while still boosting energy levels.

While Acai berries are considered a super food for weight loss, there are limited studies to prove the claim. Moreover, acai berry supplements may not be accessible for everyone as they often come with a hefty price.


Fiber can be introduced in the body by eating food sources that are loaded with fiber or by taking fiber supplements daily. Research shows that fiber can aid proper digestion and help suppress the appetite by making you feel full for a longer time.

Before you start with your fiber-rich diet, you must be aware of a few points. Taking fiber is like a hit-or-miss step because if you fail to take the right amount of fiber, its benefits may back fire on you. For example, rapid intake of fiber may lead to diarrhea or too much fiber, and less water may cause constipation.

Apple Cider Vinegar

Over the years, apple cider has been used as a weight loss supplement and a health tonic to combat diabetes, cancer, heart diseases and cholesterol. According to some health fanatics, taking a few teaspoons before a meal may help to curb appetite, control blood sugar levels and reduce fat mass.

Make sure that you consult your doctor before using it, because apple cider vinegar is highly acidic, and it may irritate your throat and stomach, and it could it could interact with certain drugs such as insulin and diuretics.


Chilies contain high amounts of capsaicin, which is an active component that can help accelerate metabolism and oxidize layers of fat. Unfortunately eating raw chilli’s does not offer the same benefits as capsaicin based supplements due to the limited concentration of capsaicin levels found in chilli’s.

Although chili supplements are a relatively cheap weight loss supplement, there are not enough clinical studies to prove that chili supplements can really aid long term weight loss.


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