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.
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 with 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.
- 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.