Is Zantrex-3 Safe?
To help ensure a safe weight loss plan, you should review the Zantrex-3 safety warnings and precautions prior to taking the diet pills. For instance, some of the ingredients in Zantrex-3 can make certain health conditions worse, such as glaucoma, heart problems, or high blood pressure. Therefore, it is a good idea to talk to your healthcare provider before taking Zantrex-3 to discuss any risks that may apply to you.
Zantrex®-3 is a very popular weight loss supplement. It is not known if Zantrex-3 is safe, because it has not been adequately studied. Based on the various active ingredients in Zantrex-3, you should talk with your healthcare provider prior to taking Zantrex-3 if you have:
- Any heart problems
- High blood pressure (hypertension)
- Anxiety or any other mental illness
- A bleeding disorder
- 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.
Some of the warnings and precautions to be aware of concerning the safety of Zantrex-3 include the following:
- Zantrex-3 contains a significant amount of caffeine, which can make anxiety disorders and mental illnesses worse. If you notice increased anxiety while taking Zantrex-3, it is probably a good idea to avoid these weight loss products.
- The caffeine in Zantrex-3 can make some heart conditions worse. If you have any heart problems, do not take Zantrex-3 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 Zantrex-3.
- If you have glaucoma, do not take Zantrex-3 without first talking to your healthcare provider. The caffeine in Zantrex-3 can make glaucoma worse.
- If you have high blood pressure, Zantrex-3 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. Keep in mind that each dose of Zantrex-3 contains a rather large amount of caffeine, probably more than you are used to consuming.
- Zantrex-3 contains ginseng, which could increase the risk of bleeding (especially if you have a bleeding disorder or if you take a "blood thinner").
- Zantrex-3 contains yerba mate, which may increase the risk of several types of cancer when taken for a long period of time.
- Zantrex-3 can interact with a number of medications (see Zantrex-3 Drug Interactions for more information).
- It is not known if Zantrex-3 is safe for women who are pregnant or breastfeeding (see Zantrex-3 and Pregnancy and Zantrex-3 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 much less of the featured ingredient than their label states.
Therefore, make sure the manufacturer of your Zantrex-3 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 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.