Dandelion Review - Does This Plant Really Work? Are side effects and water weight-loss deal breakers?
We’re hearing a lot of buzz about Dandelion, so we wanted to know more. We looked closely at the ingredients, side effects, clinical studies, and customer service. Then, we went on to read through hundreds of comments to see what they had to say. What you see here is a condensed version of what we found so you could get the bottom line.
What is Dandelion?
To start, Dandelion is plant full of nutrients. The leaves and roots are used to make medicine and tea. It contains potassium, calcium, lecithin, iron, magnesium, niacin, phosphorus, proteins, silicon, boron, and zinc. The leaf also contains vitamin A, vitamin D, vitamin C, various B vitamins, and iron.
Several companies make Dandelion products, in the form of capsules and tea. It is used as a diuretic to help shed excess water, and to detoxify the body. We like that it is all natural, but read on…
Side Effects – “Be Careful”
The first issue is reports of Dandelion side effects. “Beyond the diuretic causing dehydration, some people complain of headaches and bloating. If something makes people feel bad when they use it, they’re going to stop,” said our Research Editor.
”I would not purchase this product again, it may work for others but it only made me bloat and feel sick… Did my water retention go down? Unfortunately it did not,” said one user.
”Gave me a throbbing pounding headache and I never get headaches…didn’t work for me so I took milk thistle instead,” according to another.
Some users don’t experience side effects at all.
“I use dandelion all the time with no problems,” said one dieter.
“As long as you drink enough water with this stuff, you won’t get dehydrated,” a shopper claimed.
Water Weight-Loss – “Short-Term Progress?”
Since Dandelion is a diuretic, any weight-loss will be water, which means it is easy to gain back.
”It doesn’t do anything to help with fat loss,” said a customer.
”If you’re not holding water in the first place, you won’t see any real results,” claimed a user.
Others think this is a great way to jump start their diets.
“The change on the scale motivates me to keep up with my good habits,” one reviewer said.
“Water weight is still weight, and helps keep me on track with my new lifestyle,” offered one more.
Over the years, we’ve learned it takes just a small thing, like bloating or headaches, to send customers in the direction of the competition. If something causes side effects, like a few users have reported for Dandleion, people will look for something that works better.
The Science – “Real Clinical Support?”
Dandelion root has been shown as a powerful diuretic, so it will help you lose water weight. It is not a fat burner or appetite suppressant. So, any changes you notice on the scale will not last when you stop taking the pill.
At DietSpotlight, we want to see science that supports healthy weight-loss before we can recommend any product.
The Bottom Line – Does Dandelion Work?
What’s the real deal with Dandelion? If you’re holding water, this can be a good short term solution, but we are hesitant to recommend it for weight-loss as the science just isn’t there. Plus, there are reports of side effects that we must consider.
If you want to shed those extra pounds, why not try a supplement that contains clinically tested ingredients that may help support your metabolism on your journey to a healthier version of you?
Among the best products we’ve seen in 2016 is one called Leptigen. Our look at customer feedback revealed no mention of harmful side effects or negative reviews, which tells us people are happy with their results. And, that doesn’t really shock us because the ingredients are clinically tested and shown to help support your metabolism.
Plus, anyone who’s interested can take advantage of a Special Trial Offer, currently available from the manufacturer. We always like to see this because of the confidence it shows in the product.
Previous Dandelion Review (Updated December 28, 2011):
What You Should KnowDandelion is a plant that many think of as a weed, but it contains many vitamins and offers many medicinal benefits. Dandelion is used as a nutritional supplement for a variety of health benefits. The plant itself is a member of the sunflower family, and can grow up to 12 inches. It has a yellow flower and green stem and leaves. The flower head changes into the seeds overnight. The whole dandelion can be used for medicinal purposes or can be eaten, such as in salads. Dandelions contain potassium, calcium and lecithin.
IngredientsDandelion supplements are made of dandelion and dandelion root.
Product FeaturesDandelion contains many vitamins and minerals. They include potassium, calcium, lecithin, iron, magnesium, niacin, phosphorus, proteins, silicon, boron, and zinc. The dandelion leaf also contains vitamin A, vitamin D, vitamin C, various B vitamins, and iron. Dandelion is used as a stimulant, diuretic, and detoxicant. The potassium in dandelion is useful for consumers taking other medications that may decrease it in the body. Dandelion is a natural diuretic that increases the excretion of water and salts from the kidney, increasing the urine output, which is said to be perfect for cardiac patients and high blood pressure patients. Tea made of dandelions is used to treat fevers, jaundice, skin diseases, and rheumatism. The sap, leaves, and root are used to stimulate stomach secretions. They relieve constipation and control diarrhea, treat liver disorders, lower high blood pressure, relieve the pain of endometriosis, and reduce plaque buildup on teeth. Fresh dandelion herbs are used as mild appetite stimulants, and to settle an upset stomach. Dandelion cleanses the bloodstream, increases bile production, and helps gall bladder problems. Dandelion root is also a detoxifier.
- Dandelion has a variety of vitamins and minerals.
- Dandelion has many medicinal properties.
- Dandelion supplements contain a natural diuretic, which may dehydrate some consumers.
- Dandelion supplements stimulate the appetite, so it should not be used if dieting.