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Do Herbalife supplements really help you lose weight?

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Herbalife supplements are supposed to provide a quick, easy way to lose weight. In some cases, Herbalife supplements can help a person lose weight, but in many of the reviews of the product online, consumers have said that the pills have led to physical discomfort.

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On its website, Herbalife claims that consumers using Herbalife Formula 1 twice a day can expect to lose 0.5 to 1 pound per week if they lead a "healthy" lifestyle by reducing calories and exercising about 30 minutes every day. However, in practice, the pills often lead to uncomfortable physical symptoms such as nausea, headaches, and lightheadedness. Some users reported having heart palpitations, muscle pain, and trouble eating due to intense stomach pain. Although the pills may help you lose weight, from prior reviews they are not safe for a person's physical health. In 2014, the company also came under investigation by the Federal Trade Commission for violating pay rules in China and operating under an illegal pyramid scheme, according to MarketWatch. The company adamantly denied these accusations, and on its website, it claims that it is in compliance with all applicable laws and regulations in the marketplace.

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