If you are struggling to lose weight there are suggestions that hawthorn berry could be the answer.
What is hawthorn berry though and can it indeed help you to reach your weight loss goals?
What is hawthorn berry?
The hawthorn berry is a herb that originates from the hawthorne shrub, it is sometimes called may blossom, may day flower or the white thorn.
The hawthorne shrub is a spiny tree like is found in parts of the Mediterranean.
How can it help you to lose weight?
Unfortunately the weight loss you are going to experience through the use of hawthorn berry is only going to be water weight.
As the hawthorn berry causes an increase in the sodium levels of your body, which results in more urine being created by your kidneys.
The problem with water weight being lost is that it is only a temporary solution. As once you have a drink the water lost will be replaced.
Other health benefits of hawthorn berry?
Hawthorn berry contains heart protecting antioxidants such as oligomeric procyandins and quercetin, which means that taking a supplement containing this ingredient could help improve your heart health including:
- Relieve angina
- Reduce high blood pressure
- Soothe heartache
There have also been suggestions that hawthorn berry could also help provide the following health benefits:
- Reduce stress
- Reduce cholesterol
- Aid indigestion
- Prevent liver disease
It is always advisable to speak to your doctor before you try any supplement.
Will the hawthorn berry cause any side effects?
Hawthorn berry may cause side effects such as nausea, headaches, fatigue, sweating and heart palpitations so if you experience any of these then I suggest you discontinue use immediately.
Where can you buy hawthorn berry?
If you are looking to buy a hawthorn berry supplement then I would recommend the own brand option available by The Vitamin Shoppe.
This supplement costs just $12.29 for a bottle of 300 capsules, which is great value you must agree.