What You Should Know
Que She (pronounced kay-she) is a Chinese herbal compound that purportedly helps a person lose weight by suppressing appetite and increasing metabolism. Que She is a dietary supplement, not a diet, and it works by helping the body digest food quickly and more efficiently. Quicker digestion translates into a higher metabolism and more bodily energy, which in turn helps to burn off calories more effectively. The benefits of Que She have been known in China for centuries, but are only now being realized in North America.
Que She is a compound of eleven Chinese herbs: kudzu, coix seed, Chinese hawthorn, Chinese wolfberry, Chinese chrysanthemum, Chinese lotus leaf, sea tangle, semen raphani, cassia seed, green tea extract, and gymistemma pentaphyllum.
Que She purports to work with a person’s body by increasing metabolism naturally, causing food to be digested faster and more efficiently. The contention is not that appetite is suppressed, as with traditional diet suppressants; the contention is that people using Que She will be less hungry because their body will use food ‘naturally’ (meaning, presumably, the way food is meant to be used: as fuel). Sellers of Que She allege that users feel better and have more energy, without jitters, nervous speed, or insomnia.
- Que She uses all-natural ingredients
- Que She is a traditional Chinese folk remedy
- Que She is relatively inexpensive (approximately $40 for two boxes, or 120 pills)
- Like many Chinese folk remedies, Que She is not approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration, meaning it is unregulated
- Some people using Que She for the first time feel tipsy, or slightly intoxicated, because of the polyphenol in the green tea extract. Users who are sensitive to polyphenol can continue to use Que She, but should drink more water for the first few days.
- Some people using Que She experience constipation, because intracorporal fat cells are decomposing faster than the body is used to processing them. In this case, users are advised to drink more water to help flush the system.
- People using Que She generally experience softer-than-average bowel movements, and/or strange colors in their stool. The herbs in Que She cause food in the stomach to decompose very quickly, and bowel movements are smaller, faster, and more frequent. The quicker transfer of food is actually a mark that Que She is working on the body properly.
People interested in using Que She should proceed with caution; Que She is not regulated by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration, and individual sellers are not subject to the same rigorous standards as larger drug companies. Que She is not a trademark or a copyrighted brand; it is the name of a generic Chinese folk remedy. There are no studies that determine the safety or effectiveness of this supplement, and no way for the consumer to know what exactly is in any Que She shipment they receive. Anyone considering using Que She should proceed with caution.