Here at Best Price Nutrition we receive a lot of questions through our live chat and on the phone about natural diuretics. Normally what do we have that can help and what they are exactly. For starters these are normally herbs or supplements that help your body remove excess sodium, water and other fluids. They are very popular during diets, people going on vacation or fitness enthusiasts doing shows. That's because it helps you look like you lost more weight due to the excess fluid being gone from the body. Basically it will help reduce water retention.
Some popular Natural Diuretic ingredients over the years have been tea, horsetail, dandelion, ginger, parsley, hawthorn and juniper. Many supplement companies are now coming out with more customized formulas to have many of these ingredients in just one product.
By working directly with the kidney and reducing water retention. They work by helping the kidney excrete more sodium into the urine. This means that you are going to be losing much more water and other fluids than normal. So basically you are going to pee much more than usual.
As we mentioned before, many bodybuilders use them in order to look extra ripped before a show. It gives you a much dryer look, which judges love. But you don't have to be a bodybuilder to use it. Many people looking to lose more weight or those holding onto more water enjoy using a Natural Diuretic. But before jumping on this bandwagon, the Best Price Nutrition team highly recommends you speak with a doctor first, especially if you have any medical conditions such as high blood pressure, heart failure, edema, diabetes.
But you need to remember as well, a sudden spike in water retention could be caused by some sort of new medical problem, so best to speak with your doctor.
And we don't want you to just count on these types of supplements to lose weight. They are best used in conjunction with a good diet, sleep and exercise in order to get the best results.
On a side note, we have heard of people using the following types of supplements and foods for dogs and cats. This is something we are not going to even get into. Using these for pets is something you would definitely want to speak to your doctor or vet about, not us!
We have heard of doctors prescribing these for pregnant women, but normally for other conditions besides bloating and excess water. This is another question that is better suited for your doctor.
There are a ton of teas out there that are for dropping excess water as well. You can even make your own. We highly suggest you just buy a tea though, as they are cheap and normally have the ingredients you want in them. One of the best selling teas we sell for water weight and bloating is Dandelion Tea.
Like any other herbal supplement, they do come with side effects to watch out for. While not common, they do happen to users:
Both men and women can use these types of supplements. We not recommend anyone under the age of 21.
Each Diuretic supplement will be different. But most of them have one thing in common. You need to stay hydrated when taking them. We highly recommend getting at least 6 glasses of water per day when taking a diuretic. But better yet, listen to the directions on the bottle and/or talk to your doctor.
Diuretics are not for everyone. If you are on a good diet you have been successful with and want to lose that last bit of water, it is definitely something to try and see if it works for you. But remember, it is not without its side effects, so stick to the directions on the bottle, as well as the warnings. If you have any questions about using these types of supplements, the Best Price Nutrition team is here to help. Please feel free to chat with us live or call our toll free number.
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