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Lida Daidaihua, Review, Opinion and Analysis

Presentation and promises of Lida Daidaihua

Lida Daidaihua is a 100% natural herbal supplement.
It is traditionally used by obese people, and would have the advantage, if we believe the information collected, to impose no particular diet.

It would be a product that makes you lose weight while eating what you want, as the many retailer websites like to say.

As effective for men as for women, Lida Daidaihua is particularly indicated in the case of people who have more than 10 kg to lose, by providing them with the following benefits:

Stopping cravings;
Reduce the overall consumption of food;
Act as a powerful appetite suppressant;
Melt away excess fat;
Slow down the absorption of fats;
Increase metabolism up to 18 times more than normal;
Increase energy levels;
Stimulate motivation;
Free of side effects.
Only one capsule per day would be enough for noticeable results from the first week.
This capsule is to be taken 30 mn before breakfast.

The manufacturer of Lida Daidaihua

Several reseller sites offer this weight loss product on their online store.
To date, we have not been able to find the French version of the official website.

Several sites, mostly in English, claim to be the only official site of the product, and it is on one of them that we could read that the products are shipped from Hong Kong.

Unfortunately, this is the only information we were able to gather about the provenance of Lida Daidaihua.
The absence of any information about the manufacturer, the laboratories and the place where these capsules are produced, is a lack of professionalism that we blame on the entity behind this product.

The ingredients present in Lida Daidaihua capsules

Lida Daidaihua is composed of the following ingredients:

  1. Daidaihua extract:
    Daidaihua is none other than the Chinese name given to the extract of bitter orange, which we also know as citrus aurantium.

To summarize, we can say that citrus aurantium is recognized as a very powerful fat burner and metabolism booster. Its action, similar to that of ephedrine (a substance now banned), gives it its amazing properties, but also implies a careful use, which has moreover been the subject of a precise framework by law.

Today, any product containing citrus aurantium must meet the following conditions:

The amount of Synephrine must be less than 20mg per recommended daily dose;

The labeling must include a warning not to use the product for children, pregnant or breastfeeding women, as well as for people suffering from high blood pressure;

It is forbidden to add caffeine or caffeine source ingredients in the composition of the product.

For more details on this ingredient, we advise you to consult our article, HERE.

The information about the precise dosage of citrus aurantium in Lida Daidaihua capsules does not allow us to say with certainty whether these conditions are fulfilled or not.

  1. Breakage Seeds:
    This is another name for senna, which acts as a powerful laxative.

The active substances of this plant, namely the sennosides, release their effects once in the intestine and act by activating the intestinal transit in an important way.

Senna should not be used for long periods of time.

  1. Coicis extract:
    This plant originating from China, also called tear of Job, is used in traditional medicine to fight, inter alia, against the diarrhoea and the oedema, in particular favourable with the water retention.

It promotes the drainage of the body, and would have the capacity to regulate the sugar level in the blood.

  1. Amylum Medical:
    Amylum is a starch composed of 80% amylopectin and 20% amylose, both glucose residues.

This complex carbohydrate would promote the feeling of satiety, by filling the stomach.
It would also control fat intake by blocking the transformation of nutrients into fat.

  1. Mulberry leaves:
    The active substances in mulberry, zuccarin and 1-deoxynojirimicin (DNJ), are said to modify the metabolism of carbohydrates, partially blocking their assimilation by the body.
    Mulberry also has the ability to regulate blood sugar levels and significantly reduce sugar cravings.

Lida Daidaihua and science

According to the information given by the retailers, the main ingredients of Lida Daidaihua have been validated by science. We have checked on our side and this is what we found.

Citrus aurantium has indeed been the subject of several clinical studies.
Let’s take the example of this study conducted in the United States in 2011, which studied the effects of p-synephrine, from citrus aurantium, alone or in combination with selected bioflavonoids on resting metabolism, blood pressure, heart rate and self-reported mood changes.

The objective was to evaluate the thermogenic effects of p-synephrine alone and in combination with the flavonoids naringin and hespedrin in a double-blind, randomized, placebo-controlled protocol involving a sample of 10 people per group.

The results showed an increase in resting metabolic rate of 65 kcal in the group taking 50mg of p-synephrine compared to the placebo group.

Consumption of 600mg of naringin and 50mg of p-synephrine resulted in an increase of 129 kcal in resting metabolic rate compared to the placebo group.

And in the group that received 100mg hesperidin plus 50mg p-synephrine and 600mg naringin, the increase in resting metabolic rate recorded was 183 kcal compared to the placebo control group.

On the other hand, a dose of 1000mg of hesperidin, combined with 50mg of synephrine and 600mg of naringin only resulted in an increase of 79 kcal of resting metabolic rate compared to the same control group.

No changes in heart rate or blood pressure were observed in any group.

In conclusion, the researchers found that this combination of ingredients, which raised the resting metabolic rate in the subjects without impacting heart rate or blood pressure, is an unusual finding that needs to be studied closely and thoroughly to accurately determine the value of bitter orange extract as a weight control agent.
(Source: NCBI. Dean Emeritus, Creighton University Health Sciences Center, Omaha, NE 68178, USA. Stohs SJ, Preuss HG, Keith SC, Keith PL, Miller H, Kaats GR. Int J Med Sci. 2011 Apr 28;8(4):295-301.)

Another group of researchers looked at the close examination of Cassia Spectabilis (senna) and its promising benefits on improving human health.

This study highlights the presence in Cassia Spectabilis of a variety of medically important chemical constituents. Referring to previous pharmacological studies conducted by various researchers, this plant has significant biological activity as an anti-bacterial, anti-fungal, and anti-oxidant.

At the same time, studies on its toxicity have revealed no toxic effect on mice.
This review, carried out by these researchers, aims to compile all the information currently available on the botany of Cassi Spectabilis, its phytochemistry, pharmacology, mechanism of action, toxicology and ethnomedical uses.
(Source: NCBI. Institute of Research in Molecular Medicine-INFORMM, Universiti Sains Malaysia, 11800 USM, Penang, Malaysia. Jothy SL., Torey A., Darah I., Choong YS., Saravanan D., Chen Y., Latha LY., Deivanai S., Sasidharan S. Molecules. 2012 Aug 29;17(9):10292-305. doi: 10.3390/molecules170910292).

Finally, we will mention a third study, dealing with the effects of mulberry as an adjuvant treatment for obesity.
The experiment consisted in studying a population of 46 people divided into two groups and both receiving an identical diet, the equivalent of 1300 kcal. In addition, the first group received a dose of 2400mg of Japanese white mulberry extract, and the second group was given a placebo.
Each group was followed up every 30 days (30, 60 and 90 days).

In the first group, the researchers observed a significantly greater weight loss than in the second group, i.e. 9kg in 3 months, which is equivalent to 10% of the initial weight. The plasma insulin and glucose curves of the volunteers in the first group were lower than those at the start of the experiment.

The results obtained in terms of weight loss for the women in the second placebo group were limited to 3 kg in 3 months, which corresponds to only 3% of their initial weight.

In conclusion, the researchers suggest that Japanese white mulberry extract may represent a reliable adjuvant treatment in the dietary management of certain obese or overweight patients.
(Source: NCBI. F. De Ritis Institute, Afragola, Naples, Italy. Division of Internal Medicine and Gastroenterology, Catholic University of Sacred Heart, Rome, Italy. Medical Research ONLUS Foundation, Bologna, Italy. Da Villa G., Ianiro G., Mangiola F., Del Toma E., Vitale A., Gasbarrini A., Gasbarrini G. J Bio Regul Homeost Agents. 2014 Jan-Mar;28(1):141-5).

Lida Daidaihua, side effects and contraindications
According to the retailers, Lida Daidaihua would not cause any side effects. However, our research shows the opposite.

If you have already read our previous tests about some products that contain citrus aurantium, you are certainly able to know that this ingredient can cause important side effects, such as hypertension, headaches, agitation, palpitations, accelerated heart rate and increase of blood pressure and blood glucose level especially after a physical effort of moderate intensity.

The senna as for him, is an ingredient whose consumption should not be prolonged in time, because these powerful laxative effects can involve the dehydration of the organization or the deficiency in certain essential nutrients.

However, retailers warn to avoid overdosing on Lida Daidaihua, as it can have potentially serious effects: dehydration, dry mouth, headaches, nausea, abdominal pain.

In addition, we point out that different countries have warned, and banned the supplement Lida Daidaihua because of its potentially fatal side effects.

On the website of the Belgian Senate, we can read that this product, banned in Germany, has been seized by the customs. Now according to this law text:
“Doctors warn of deadly side effects. High blood pressure and heart and circulation problems are also to be feared.”
(Source: Senate of Belgium. Questions and Answers. Bulletin 3-72. 2005-2006 session. Minister of Social Affairs and Public Health. Question n°3-5396 of Mrs. Anseeuw of June 9, 2006 (N.): LiDa slimming product – Risks to public health).

The Health Canada website also warns against the consumption of this product, which has been evaluated as dangerous.

And to conclude, we let you consult this press release of the FDA about this product: U.S. Food and Drugs Administration. Medication Health Fraud.

Testimonials of Lida Daidaihua users
Despite the dangers of using this product, many people have tried it.
Many find Lida Daidaihua very effective, especially as an appetite suppressant. The effects could even suppress any feeling of hunger for a whole day!
People testify to losing 2.5 kg in 4 days, or 15 kg in 2 months.

Others, on the other hand, had to stop the product because of dizziness, headaches, or excessive sweating.

Price and guarantee of Lida Daidaihua
No official website, but many reseller websites.
On these sites, you can find Lida Daidaihua, from https://pharmaciecanadienne.net/ or https://salecanadianpharmacy.com/
The guarantees of the resellers apply and can vary according to the general conditions of sale of each of them.

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