Is Akavar Safe?
In order to avoid certain risks and complications, you should understand Akavar safety warnings and precautions prior to taking the weight loss supplement. For instance, let your healthcare provider know if you have certain medical conditions (such as high blood pressure, glaucoma, or heart problems), as Akavar can make these conditions worse. Akavar safety precautions also extend to women who are pregnant or breastfeeding.
An Overview of Akavar SafetyAkavar™-20/50 is a highly advertised weight loss supplement. It is not known if Akavar is safe, as it has not been adequately studied. Based on the caffeine content in it, you should talk with your healthcare provider prior to taking Akavar if you have:
- Any heart problems
- High blood pressure (hypertension)
- Any allergies, including allergies to foods, dyes, or preservatives.
Also, let your healthcare provider know if you are:
- Pregnant or thinking of becoming pregnant
You should also be sure to tell your healthcare provider about any other medicines you are taking, including prescription and non-prescription medicines, vitamins, and herbal supplements.
Specific Akavar Warnings and PrecautionsWarnings and precautions to be aware of concerning the safety of Akavar include the following:
- Akavar contains a significant amount of caffeine, which can make anxiety disorders worse. If you notice increased anxiety while taking it, it is probably a good idea to avoid Akavar products.
- The caffeine in Akavar can make some heart conditions worse. If you have any heart problems, do not take the supplement without first talking to your healthcare provider.
- There is some evidence that caffeine can affect blood sugar. If you have diabetes, you may need to check your blood sugar more often while taking Akavar.
- If you have glaucoma, do not take Akavar without first talking to your healthcare provider. The caffeine in the supplement can make glaucoma worse.
- If you have high blood pressure, Akavar may increase your blood pressure even more due to the caffeine content. However, this is not a problem for everyone, especially people who are accustomed to consuming caffeine on a regular basis.
- The caffeine in Akavar can increase calcium loss through your urine. This may be a problem for people who have osteoporosis. Check with your healthcare provider, as you may need extra calcium while taking Akavar.
- Akavar can interact with a number of medications (see Akavar Drug Interactions).
- It is not known if Akavar is safe for women who are pregnant or breastfeeding (see Akavar and Pregnancy and Akavar and Breastfeeding).
- If you decide to use supplements, what you see on the label may not reflect what is in the bottle. For example, some herbal supplements have been found to be contaminated with heavy metals or prescription drugs, and some have been found to have much more or less of the featured ingredient than the label states.
Therefore, make sure that the manufacturer of your Akavar product is a trusted and reputable manufacturer. It is a good sign if a manufacturer abides by the rules of Good Manufacturing Practices (GMP). It is also a good sign if a product has the United States Pharmacopoeia (USP) seal, which means that the product has been independently tested and is shown to contain the correct ingredients in the amounts listed on the label. Your pharmacist is a good resource for information about which manufacturers are the most reputable.