What You Should Know
Zi Xiu Tang is a bee pollen supplement promoted for increased weight loss. Before and after photos show dramatic weight loss results as a result of taking the supplement, according to Zi Xiu Tang manufacturers. There is a list of ingredients provided on the official website. Each ingredient is listed with a long description and potential health benefits associated with the ingredient.
List of Ingredients
Wolfberry Fruit, Chinese Yam, Barberry, Lotus Seed, Dietary Fiber, Green Tea, Rhubarb, Aloe, Astragalus, Chinese Knotweed, Lotus Leaf, Gynostemma, Radish, Malt, Mulberry and Hawthorn.
Some of the ingredients in Zi Xiu Tang are clearly marked and others are hidden among the product descriptions. The hidden ingredients are not dangerous, when taken in moderation, nor are they illegal, so we have no idea why they appear hidden.
Wolfberry is a fruit full of vitamins and nutrients. The fruit is supposed to help the user live a longer, healthier life. Chinese yam may increase appetite, decrease fatigue and treat lung disorders. While increased energy is a great effect, the dieter surely does not need any help with diet. Lotus seed also increases energy.
Barberry is a laxative as is rhubarb, aloe and dietary fiber. Chinese knotweed, also known as Fo-Ti, rejuvenates the brain and – as is the case with many ingredients in this supplement – causes increased bowel movements with a laxative effect. Four laxatives are more than enough to fight constipation, but the trouble is this is a weight loss product and not a colon cleanser. Laxatives ease waste out of the body making it easy on the colon muscles. Over time, the muscles of the colon grow lazy and forget how to move waste. This leads to a lifelong addiction to laxatives.
Green tea is the only ray of hope in Zi Xiu Tang. There are hundreds of clinical studies backing health benefits associated with green tea and the active ingredient in green tea, EGCG. None of these studies is listed on the Zi Xiu Tang website.
Nowhere on the website or on the ingredient list is bee pollen listed as an ingredient. This is a bit surprising as bee pollen is listed on various parts of the site as being the focal ingredient.
The product is only sold through authorized dealers in the United States. Some have official websites while others only stores. The going price for one bottle is $40.
- Green tea is proven to increase weight loss.
- Ingredients are listed on the official website.
- The supplement has more laxatives than proven ingredients.
Zi Xiu Tang is a laxative marketed as a weight loss supplement. There is nothing safe about taking laxatives for extended periods as this can cause negative side effects.