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

Editor's Review: 3.5 / 5.0

Lida-Daidaihua-product-imageWord about the product Lida Daidaihua made it down the grapevine to us at Dietspotlight, so we decided to do an in-depth review of this supplement. We looked into the active and inactive ingredients, customer service experiences, the risk of side effects, and the pricing. Then we looked around the web for customer reviews and forums to fill us in on what people were saying about Lida Daidaihua. Here is all of the information we found, condensed and summarized in one place.

EDITOR'S TIP: Substitute Lida Daidaihua with a proven fat burner such as Leptigen for better results.

What You Need to Know

First off, Lida Daidaihua is a supplement in pill form containing a mixture of 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 of this products 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, however, and it isn’t listed on Better Business Bureau. Lida Daidaihua is Chinese, though, and the company can be reached with the “Contact Us” option on their website. We like how easy it is to use Lida Daidaihua, and we also find the lack of listed side effects interesting, but read on…

Side Effects–“Synephrine?”

The first thing we had to do was find out what Daidaihua really is because it did not look like a common weight loss ingredient. It turns out that this ingredient is really just a made-up name for a well-known ingredient called synephrine, which is a common replacement for ephedra (ephedra is now a banned substance). Synephrine, believe it or not, carries a heavy risk of side effects, so the website’s claim that Lida Daidaihua is without side effects is not true. “If you use this product every day as directed, you may notice some boosts in your fat burning,” said our research editor, “but synephrine is a stimulant, and it may be linked to heart attack and stroke.” Certainly avoid synephrine if you have high blood pressure or heart irregularities or if you are taking medications.
According to the National Library of Medicine, adverse side effects may include “chest pain, anxiety, and increased blood pressure and heart rate.” As far as the evidence in support of synephrine is concerned, nih.gov states that “small clinical trials of poor quality” are all we have to learn from.

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Cost–Another Concern

When we first arrived at Daidaihuaus.com, we noticed that the price of Lida Daidaihua was relatively high. Even though buying several packages at once can save some money, a user is looking at $60/month to stay on schedule. While that in itself isn’t an extremely high cost for staying fit, we like to look at the value provided by the product to make a judgement call.
Synephrine and synephrine-based supplements can be found online starting at $10 per bottle (we still don’t recommend synephrine–we are merely assessing the value of Lida Daidaihua), and bottles typically include at least 60 caps. Mulberry extract starts at $15.00, again for a large quantity, and cassia seeds can be purchased in large quantities for under $20.00. You get the point–consumers don’t receive a reasonable return on their investment with Lida Daidaihua.
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 per month, Lida Daidaihua is probably not worth the price tag.

The Science–Legit or Iffy?

Several of the ingredients in Lida Daidaihua have been tied to clinical studies, but according to the National Library of Medicine, synephrine, the headline ingredient, hasn’t been sufficiently studied yet. Besides the lack of data, Lida Daidaihua has ingredients 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.
Beyond the individual ingredients, there is no clinical evidence to support Lida Daidaihua. The website makes broad claims, but there are very few sources, if any, to back up these claims.

The Bottom Line–Does Lida Daidaihua Work?

Lida Daidaihua looked intriguing, if only because we didn’t know what daidaihua was. Once we found out that it is simply another name for synephrine, things took a different light. Lida Daidaihua is essentially a synephrine supplement with some other ingredients that don’t cause weight loss, and we can’t really stand behind the use of synephrine until there is some better published information on it.
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What You Should Know

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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.

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  • 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.

37 User Reviews About Lida Daidaihua

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  • 1

    Who sells the real daidaihua pills


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  • 3

    Eu tomei por dois meses e engordei 2 quilos!


  • 4

    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


  • 5
    Your Name

    I used it and the results were excellent!


  • 6
    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


  • 7
    Your Name

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


  • 8
    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


  • 9
    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

  • 10

    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


  • 11

    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 !!!


  • 12

    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


  • 13

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


  • 14

    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?


  • 15

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


  • 16

    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..


  • 17

    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?


  • 18

    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


  • 19

    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?


  • 20

    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.


  • 21

    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.


  • 22

    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.


  • 23

    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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