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Lida Daidaihua Review - Does This Weight-Loss Supplement Work? Are side effects and cost deal breakers?

By Summer Banks on Sep 25, 2016
Lida Daidaihua Review

There’s quite a bit of talk about Lida Daidaihua, so we checked things out to see if it’s worth a try. We looked into the active and inactive ingredients, side effects, customer service and clinical research. Then we looked around the web for customer comments and forum posts to fill us in on what people were saying. Finally, we concentrated and condensed to give you the facts you need.


What is Lida Daidaihua?

First off, Lida Daidaihua is a weight-loss supplement containing daidaihua, cassia seed extract, coicis extract, mulberry leaf extract and medical amylum. The product claims that taking one pill per day will help you burn fat and boost metabolism, and one bottle of pills has enough for 30 days. One benefit is that it’s very easy to use and doesn’t require any mixing or bad-tasting beverages.

We can’t seem to find any conclusive evidence on the company itself and it isn’t listed on Better Business Bureau. The supplement is sold through the official website. We like how easy it is to use, and that we found some positive comments, but read on…

Side Effects – “Concerning?”

The first thing we had to do was find out about the Lida Daidaihua ingredients. “If you use this product every day as directed, you may notice some boost in fat burning,” said our Research Editor, “But, there’s a chance it could cause adverse reactions.”

“This makes me very sad and mad,” commented a dieter.

“I’ve had a headache for about a week,” commented another.

We did find reviews that didn’t speak about Lida Daidaihua side effects.

“Taking this lida for a month and the feeling is that without any discomfort, the body does not feel any side effects,”

Is Cost Another Concern?

According to Lida Daidaihua reviews, the cost was relatively high. “Taking it as directed cost me more than $100,” said a customer.

“This is too expensive, I had to stop using it,” offered another.

While some users didn’t have an issue with the cost.

“When I ordered more bottles, I received a discount. Not too bad,” stated a customer.

“If I see results, the cost doesn’t matter to me,” said a dieter.

Research shows that even one negative aspect to a diet supplement can derail a user’s chances of long-term success, and unreasonably high costs certainly count. At $60.00 or more per month, Lida Daidaihua may not be worth the price tag.

The Science – “Legit or Iffy?”

Several of the ingredients in Lida Daidaihua have been tied to clinical studies. Besides the lack of data, there are parts of the formula that aren’t directly related to weight-loss: cassia seed and Job’s Tears are a laxative and anti-diarrheal, respectively. Mulberry purportedly regulates blood sugar levels, and amylum is a starch. At DietSpotlight, we look for evidence showing a supplement works. In this case, there’s no solid science to support claims.

The Bottom Line – Does Lida Daidaihua Work?

Lida Daidaihua looked intriguing, but does it work? Once we found out that it daidaihua is simply another name for synephrine, things took a different light. It is essentially a stimulant with some other ingredients that don’t cause weight-loss, and that leaves us skeptical about giving it a thumbs up.

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About the Author:

Summer Banks is an ISSA-Certified Fitness Nutrition Specialist and has reviewed over 2000 diet products. She has years of nursing training, experience as a manager responsible for 15 supplement brands, and completed coursework on Food and Nutrition from Stanford University. full bio.

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What You Should Know

Lida Daidaihua is a Chinese herbal weight loss supplement advertised online. According to the product description, a dieter can lose 30 pounds or more on the supplement without feeling hungry or being affected by side effects. There are only a few ingredients in Lida Daidaihua, but the manufacturer claims they are all grown in the Yunnan province of China and guaranteed to be the real thing and not a fake, knock off supplement.

List of Ingredients

Daidaihua, Cassia Seed Extract, Coicis Extract, Mulberry Leaf Extract and Medical Amylum.

Product Features

The first ingredient in the supplement, Daidaihua, is not a real ingredient as far as we can tell. There are no known Chinese herbs by that name and a search for information only brings up more websites selling the supplement. Instead of searching directly, we tried some deeper searches for more detailed information and found what we were looking for. Daidaihua is Bitter Orange or synephrine - the cousin to Ephedra. The claim of having no side effects just went out the window for Lida Daidaihua.

The second ingredient is Cassia Seed which is a natural laxative. Coicis Extract, or Job's Tears is often used to stop diarrhea - so we have a laxative and an anti-diarrheal. Mulberry Leaf Extract helps control blood glucose levels, but there is no other connection to weight loss. The final ingredient, medical amylum, is just a starch as far as we can tell.

Lida Daidaihua is not a weight loss supplement with much going for it. The ingredient list hides synephrine, which is a strong stimulant and then tells the dieter there are no side effects. Synephrine can cause increased heart rate, blood pressure, nervousness, anxiety, and irritability. If taken in excess, permanent damage to the body can occur. Lida Daidaihua sells for $50 per bottle. Dieters can choose to buy more than one bottle for an additional savings.

See Our Featured


  • Ingredients are listed online.
  • Dieters can buy the product from the web.


  • The first ingredient is a stimulant hidden behind a created name.
  • Synephrine has side effects but the manufacturer claims the supplement does not.
  • The price of Lida Daidaihua is more than comparable supplements.
  • One ingredient is starch, with no know health benefits.


Dieters are constantly searching for new and fast ways to lose weight. The lure of Chinese weight loss supplements is in the perception many people have of Asian culture. Many Asian people are thin and thus they must know the secret to staying thin. Lida Daidaihua is not the most effective supplement because ingredients are hidden, no totals are listed, and the product is commonly sold through websites promising the supplement is not fake.

Lida Daidaihua Questions & Answers:

We condensed hundreds of user comments about Lida Daidaihua into this helpful FAQ.

What are the side effects of Lida Daidaihua?

Some potential Lida Daidaihua side effects may include nervousness, anxiety, jitteriness, nausea, dry mouth, insomnia, headache, increased blood pressure and heart rate and irritability.

What are the ingredients in Lida Daidaihua?

The Lida Daidaihua ingredients are bitter orange, job’s tears, cassia seed, mulberry leaf extract and starch.

Does Lida Daidaihua work?

There’s no clinical research linking the ingredients in Lida Daidaihua to weight-loss. We did notice warnings relating to bitter orange saying use could potentially lead to side effects.

How much does Lida Daidaihua cost?

Lida Daidaihua costs $18.90 for the regular version and $23.90 for the strong version. Each bottle contains 30 capsules, lasting one-month.

How should I take Lida Daidaihua?

You should take one Lida Daidaihua capsule 30 minutes before eating your first meal of the day.

Can I take Lida Daidaihua if I have a health condition?

Women who are pregnant or nursing, those taking prescription medications of any kind, people with health conditions or under 18 years of age should contact a healthcare professional prior to using any weight-loss supplement, including Lida Daidaihua.

What do users like about Lida Daidaihua?

We found that dieters liked that Lida Daidaihua was easy to take and that the supplement was available on the official website.

What do users NOT like about Lida Daidaihua?

Some users didn’t like the side effects from Lida Daidaihua and that the customer service department didn’t respond to consumer complaints.

How do I contact the Lida Daidaihua customer service department?

You can contact the Lida Daidaihua customer service department by using the customer feedback form on the official website or by emailing the corporate headquarters at Lida Daidaihua Slimming Capsule No.372 West Renmin Road Kunming China.

Can I contact Lida Diadiahua through social media?

Yes, you can contact Lida Diadiahua through Facebook and Twitter.

Has the Food and Drug Administration contacted Lida Daidaihua?

Yes, the FDA has contacted Lida Daidaihua. The agency reached out to the company about the inclusion of the banned ingredient sibutramine and advised consumers not to purchase the product.

Can I drink my morning coffee with Lida Daidaihua?

No, you can’t drink your morning coffee with Lida Daidaihua. The company states the increased caffeine could potentially lead to side effects.

What diet do I follow with Lida Daidaihua?

There’s no specific diet to follow with Lida Daidaihua, but the company recommends eating a balanced diet.

Does Lida Daidaihua come with a guarantee?

Lida Daidaihua comes with a guarantee. You have 30 days to return the product for a full refund.

Do you know of any special deals or discounts on Lida Daidaihua?

There are special deals and discounts on Lida Daidaihua. If you purchase six bottles or more, you will receive free shipping.

Lida Daidaihua offers a slightly unique list of ingredients, compared to more mainstream products. There are amounts available on the official website, but we couldn't find a single part of the formula that's proven to aid in weight-loss.

Lida Daidaihua Ingredients and Supplement Facts

Serving Size: 1 Capsule
Serving Per Container: 30
Amount per Serving % DV
DaiDaihua Extract 70mg *
Job's Tears Extract 42mg *
Cassia Seed 47.6mg *
Mulberry Leaf Extract 36.4mg *
Medicinal Starch 84mg *

Other Ingredients: None

We explored the Lida Daidaihua ingredients to give you the details you need.

Bitter Orange

Bitter orange is a citrus fruit that is used in oils, perfumes, and herbal medicines.

What is it Supposed to Do?

Bitter orange is supposed to help treat fungal infections, diabetes, indigestion, and support weight-loss.

Clinical Research

Based on many studies, taking Bitter Orange will help you lose weight. The Current Therapeutic Research Journal published a study that says, “In terms of actual fat loss, the treatment group lost 3.1kg (P =0.01), whereas the placebo group did not lose any significant fat weight. The control group demonstrated a tendency toward fat loss. In addition, subjects in group A realized a significant increase in their basal metabolic rate, from 2026 to 2069 kcal/d.”

Job’s Tears

Job’s Tears, scientific name Coix lacryma-jobi, is a tall green plant found in Southeast Asia. It is considered a grain-bearing tropical plant.

What is it Supposed to Do?

Job’s Tears is used to help lower high cholesterol.

Clinical Research

Through rigorous research, we were unable to find any studies proving that Job’s Tears helps with weight-loss.

Cassia Seed

Cassia comes from bark of the East Asian evergreen trees.

What is it Supposed to Do?

Cassia is used to help treat constipation and it is said to help promote weight-loss.

Clinical Research

We weren’t able to find any research that related the intake of Cassia seed with losing weight. Though there wasn’t any research on that, a study by the Journal of Ethnopharmacology showed that the increase in Cassia can increase your sight with old age. They said, “In summary, it can be suggested that the consumption of these leaves afford protection to the lens with its antioxidant action and seems to be a new therapeutic approach against cataract by preventive protection.”

Mulberry Leaf Extract

Mulberry is a black or red berry found on deciduous trees in Europe, Africa, India, and the Middle East.

What is it Supposed to Do?

Mulberry can help lower blood sugar level in people with diabetes and help decrease high cholesterol.


Starch is a substance made from plant glucose that is found in human food such as potatoes and corn.

What is it Supposed to Do?

Starch is used to increase glucose levels in people.

56 User Reviews About Lida Daidaihua

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  • 1
    Your Namemajellacarlin68@gmail.com

    have used this before could you tell me how much you charge fir a months supply of Li Da


  • 2

    Gonna be almost 5 days of taking but don’t feel any different or any side effects apparently they come in different mg


  • 3

    Just started taking Lida Daifaihua a week ago and already went from 192 to 185 I’m feeling greatttt



    Do u highly recommend this product?


  • 4

    I have been using Lida Daidaihua and a group of friends, we haven’t had no side effect. One thing we did find out while doing research on the pills, it is very important to make sure you are buying the authentic ones because there are site that sell them and are not authentic and may have severe side effects.


  • 5

    where can I order Lida daidaihua. Does it ship to Canada? Thanks.


  • 6

    Why nobody answer where to buy original pils? Everybody tried but no one back with the answer?


  • 7
    Your Name

    Does it cause cause missed menstruations ?


    Stephen (Editor)

    We’ve not encountered cases like this. If you do experience missed menstruation we suggest you stop taking it and seek medical attention.


  • 8

    Can anybody write me on email there you buy Lida.I try a lot of slim pills,but they doesn’t work.Waiting for any help and recommends.


    Candace (Editor)

    We’ve put how to contact this company in our Q&A section.


  • 9

    can anyone please tell me which website is safe to purchase Lida Daidaihua from?


    Arnold (Editor)

    Hi, Annie. Unfortunately some of these websites are shady and potentially unsafe. If you would like to contact this company we have listed additional information in our Q&A section.


  • 10

    I’m in Thailand how to buy the product. I got one before and like it but hard to get it now. Please tell me or telephone no. Of the Thailand contactors that i can order to buy more. Thank you! Puky


  • 11

    Who sells the real daidaihua pills


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  • 13

    Eu tomei por dois meses e engordei 2 quilos!


  • 14

    Please tell me if this product is safe for weight loss or not or it have side effects? Plz help me ….


    Karen (Editor)

    Hi Kamal. This product contains Synephrine. Synephrine can cause increased heart rate, blood pressure, nervousness, anxiety, and irritability. If taken in excess, permanent damage to the body can occur


  • 15
    Your Name

    I used it and the results were excellent!


  • 16
    Diana Garcia

    It helps by not feeling hungry but you have to drink water or fluid dry mouth. Personally it’s my first time trying it but I feel great


  • 17
    Your Name

    I have been on for 5 days with no difference I’m discouraged


  • 18
    Your Name

    So hun did u take the luda pills to the doctor and he said they are safe? And where did you get them frm the real 1 hun


  • 19
    catherine sheehan

    Just started but a bit nervous as I am a colieac nd not sure bout d products. Bit Nausea nd weak. R dey 100 percent safe


    Your Name

    I took these and lost about 40lbs but the side effects are awful. Dry mouth, insomnia and they have irreparably damaged my vision and I now need glasses. Avoid at all costs. The side effects are killing your body. It’s just not worth it. Weight loss can be achieved by other safer means



    Could please tell me where you got them from
    I really need to loose weight before I won’t be able to move from my bed
    I have terrible pain on my knees and feat
    God bless your heart



    hi. So did anyone try these pills or other lida daidaihua? Please provide me
    The website i can order them


    Your Name

    I bought mine on Ebay. Make sure u pick from Thailand.



    I took them 2 years ago
    And lost 10 lb in a month .
    Tried to order again
    Did not work at all ,
    I was eating as usual and sleeping .
    I think bought fake ones ..
    Do u know wchich site I can purchase it..


  • 20

    I want 500 packets frankness I discernible from the company least is but because of customs lost 400 package by the rejection of the company given the product certified health in her own the components I was taking 2000 packets of whom I am working on the product license in Israel to this search for a company other and there is a lot Every company says is original


    Your Name

    were you sale it on Israel?


  • 21

    This product is great iam ,14 years old I have already 3 months taking em I used to weight 320 now I weight 280 a lot ive lost in 3 months their great !!!


  • 22

    Hi I’ve just purchased these pills how do I eat on these? Can I have an example



    just eat…i noticed when i attempted to eat anything to high in sugar i couldn’t get it down…just listen to your body …take them EARLY in the morning like anytime before 8am or you will be up all night drink tons of water


  • 23

    how many pills would I have to take to loose 30 pounds ?


  • 24

    i took this pills once n its 3mnths ago..jst realise my weight drop from 77.7kg to 68kg now…im so surprised n afraid too..but i dnt care now seem i can wear my cloths that i cant fit before..
    where i can buy this product actualy?n pliz not the fake one..tq!



    Can you drink alcohol on the pills?


  • 25

    This are dangerous for your health, see a doctor before taking them. My cause serious health effects, even death.


  • 26

    im take this pills and its really work to all my body I got used three weeks and lost 27 pounds



    May i know from which online site did u buy lifa ? I wanna try them and i just dont want fake ones..


  • 27

    Same happens with me i took this pill for one day only and suffering all the problems which u faced. Very much afraid to restart it. dont know about the others i mean they are writing that they are beneficial but do they suffer from these side effects?


  • 28

    i just take 2 times, mean 2 pill for two days but i felt very bad, my body not in a good condition. i can’t sleep for this 2 days, dry throat & mouth, headache, queasiness, stomach pain, and out of focus. For those have use this product for more than 1 month pls advise me whether this symptom only for 2-3 day or for the whole time when we use it.



    Yes i was the same for about 2 or 3 days with those side effects but i still took em and ive lost more than 30 pounds i used to weight 320 now i weight 280 i went to doctors office very good pills


    Your Name

    Pero yebabas dieta o no??


    Your Name

    You have to take only 1 pill daily, when you wake up in the morning


    Your Name

    Hello so are they safe
    And where did u get rhm from hun


  • 29

    hi i have took these pills a few time and found them great, its been ages since i took them this time and i had put on nearly all my weight, but i notice iv been taking them for 2 weeks now and my appetite is surpressed with them as usual but i find the weight isnt falling off me like it did the first time, i know they are the real ones also. has anyone else found this happening?


    Your Name

    Yes yes yes


  • 30

    I have also used the lida daidaihua as well as some friends, since then i have been selling it because of the amazing results! After using it for a week i lost 5kgs i used it on and off for the next 2 weeks where i had these side effects:
    -Dry throat/mouth (u must drink lots of water while taking these and due to my hayfever i had to stop )
    -I felt quite lethargic, its not so that i had more or less energy, its that i found myself “not caring” about certain things i usually would. Such as getting up early for work, it didn’t bother me at all.
    -I also found myself slightly dizzy 2 mornings during those 2 weeks, however it didnt last long.

    This product has its pro’s and con’s, i got definate weight loss from it, defiantly suppressed my appetite alot. However a few of my clients had no results and others lost around 20kgs with no side effects in a month.
    I am no longer taking these as i am only 19 and many of my family members disagree someone who hasn’t yet had children using it.



    do u still sell it or where can i buy it


  • 31

    I used to take these pills and they do work,i bought them from a chinese shop not far from where I live.I took these pills for a month and lost 6kg’s,it does have side effects but as long as you eat something and drink plenty of water ,you should be fine.


  • 32

    I want to buy this pills but, i need to know if they have caffeine, the reason i ask is that i cant drink or take any caffeine drinks or polls, can you please send me an answer.


  • 33

    I was on Lida Dai Dai Hua about 3 times at different times in the last 2 1/2 years and I lost 20-35 lbs each time. The weight loss comes pretty quickly in the first month or two and they you plateau. If you stop taking the pills and don’t watch what you eat and don’t exercise you will gain it back and maybe some. These pill suppress appetite but it is important that you at least eating something for breakfast and lunch even if you don’t feel like it becase if you don’t you will faint. I kinda miss the pills because I need to lose some wait but I know it may be bad for my health but….



    What website did you go to? I just don’t want to buy the fake product!



    ebay. . . .





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