What You Should Know
Forza is a supplement company that sells a long list of fat burners and appetite suppressants. Among the weight loss supplements is Forza Waterflow. As the name implies, the supplement focuses on reducing water weight and water retention. Not every dieter has a problem with water retention and taking diuretics for weight loss can be dangerous. There are accounts of bodybuilders taking diuretics like Forza Waterflow to reduce water weight before a competition with severe side effects, including death. Diuretics will not permanently decrease weight. It will increase urination and indiscriminately pull water from organs and body stores.
List of Ingredients
Buchu, Cornsilk, Clivers, Juniper Berries, Kelp, Parsley, Uva Ursi and Cellulose Capsule.
Every ingredient in Forza Waterflow is a diuretic. We were intrigued by the fact that dandelion root is left off the list. Diuretics work by forcing water stores out by increasing urination. The kidneys must process urine before is passes out of the body so diuretics directly affect kidney function. Dieters with reduced kidney function should never take diuretics without a doctor’s consent.
Diuretics also reduce potassium stores in the body. Many diuretic supplements will include potassium on the ingredient list to counteract this loss, but Forza Waterflow does not add potassium. Negative side effects associated with reduce potassium levels include muscle cramping and death.
When water is forced out of the body, electrolyte balance can be impaired. Electrolytes include sodium, potassium, bicarbonate and chloride. When these elements are out of balance, which occurs during dehydration, nerves and cells cannot move electrical impulses. These impulses are required for normal cell and muscle function. In extreme cases, the heart stops.
Diuretics are not considered safe for constant use. Dieters experiencing water retention or patients taking medications that cause the body to store unsafe amounts of water (edema) often take diuretics on a regular basis, but only under strict medical attention and regular kidney tests.
One bottle of Forza sells for $21.
- May reduce water retention.
- May cause dehydration.
- Reduces potassium levels.
- Causes electrolyte imbalance.
- May not be available in the United States.
- May cause heart attack, muscle contractions and death.
Forza Waterflow is not a supplement used for dieting. In some cases, such as prescription medication induced water retention, the dieter will take an over the counter diuretic with the consent of the attending physician. In other cases, bodybuilders take diuretics to reduce water retention before a competition. There are uses for water pills, but weight loss is not on the list of approved or healthy uses. With prolonged use, diuretics lead to kidney problems, dehydration and increased risk of death.