Is I-Remove safe to take for weight loss?

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According to the current product information on I-Remove, its claim "to provide effective weight loss without undesirable side effects" has not been reviewed by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA), a federal agency that is responsible for ensuring the safety of our country's food supply, drugs and other certain consumer products.1 The FDA is not responsible for ensuring the safety of dietary and weight loss supplements before they are put and sold on the market; however, they can review a product's safety if there is a public health concern. In this case, the safety of I-Remove is still unclear.

It can be tempting to try products that promise a quick fix and promote rapid weight loss, but it is important to understand the health risks with taking dietary and weight loss supplements because their product claims can be false or misleading. Weight loss supplements, such as I-Remove, can cause harmful side effects and can be potentially dangerous. In addition, the weight loss (if any) may not last. A good rule of thumb to consider is, "If a diet or product sounds too good to be true, it probably is."2

Fortunately, there are other ways to achieve weight loss that have been proven safe and effective, such as balancing healthy eating with physical activity.3 Even the smallest lifestyle changes can make a big difference to your health! Discover tips on how to fit in more healthy habits to help you achieve your health and fitness goals on our Lifestyle page.

Wishing you good and lasting health!

References:

  1. Office of the Commissioner. “What We Do.” U S Food and Drug Administration Home Page. Updated December 29, 2017. Accessed February 13, 2018. www.fda.gov/AboutFDA/WhatWeDo/default.htm.

  2. Wolfram T. “Staying Away from Fad Diets.” Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics. Published January 2, 2017. Accessed February 13, 2018. www.eatright.org/resource/health/weight-loss/fad-diets/staying-away-from-fad-diets.

  3. Office of Dietary Supplements. “Dietary Supplements for Weight Loss.” NIH Office of Dietary Supplements, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. Updated November 1, 2017. Accessed February 13, 2018. https://ods.od.nih.gov/factsheets/WeightLoss-Consumer/

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