Below we take an in-depth look to see if Lida Daidaihua is as effective as is claimed, or whether their marketing is misleading to potential customers.
Lida Daidaihua is a weight loss aid manufactured by a Chinese company, based in the Yunnan province. They ship internationally, and state that they primarily sell to the USA, Canada, United Kingdom, Singapore and Malaysia. They also have a list of countries that they no longer ship to, including Germany, Ireland, New Zealand and Israel.
Lida Daidaihua is described as an appetite suppressing, fat burning, metabolism accelerating and energy boosting weight loss aid. One of the most astonishing things about this product is the weight loss claims the manufacturers make; they state that in the first week ‘usually 4~6 pounds can be unconsciously reduced’, whilst in the second week ‘more pounds will flush away’, and in the third week of use an average of ‘8-12 lbs can be removed’. Considering the listed ingredients, this seems like an excessive estimate.
However, the worst thing we uncovered about Lida Daidaihua in our research is that it contains Sibutramine, an illegal chemical appetite suppressant that was banned in 2010 in the USA. This ingredient is what makes the product so effective at reducing the appetite, but also, so dangerous. We go into more detail in the side effects section, but Sibutramine can cause a wide variety of unpleasant and dangerous side effects that can seriously affect the health of the consumer. This product may also be confiscated by customs if discovered, leaving the customer out of pocket and without their purchase, although this is arguably a good thing!
Take one capsule per day, half hour before or after breakfast.
The ingredients used in Lida Daidaihua are listed below. No individual ingredient quantities are provided, but each capsule contains 350 mg of the active ingredients. The daily dose of Lida Daidaihua is one capsule.
Customers should be aware that the above ingredients list may not be accurate. The FDA has discovered that Lida Diadiahua contains Sibutramine, an appetite suppressant that was banned due to its poor safety record and the huge number of serious side effects that are associated with its use.
Sibutramine is known to substantially increase blood pressure and/or pulse rate in some patients and may present a significant risk to patients with a history of coronary artery disease, congestive heart failure, arrhythmias, or stroke.
Sibutramine works as a strong chemical appetite suppressant, affecting the appetite control centres in the brain.
Daidaihua may be synephrine, although there are no direct sources to confirm this. Synephrine is a stimulant ingredient that Job’s Tears has no links to weight loss in humans, and its effects have generally been studied when consumed as a high fibre food as a part of a balanced diet, and not as a supplement.
Cassia is a laxative, which will increase the rate of bowel movements. This may help to reduce bloating, and could cause consumers to initially lose some weight, although this would merely be temporary weight loss. The long term use of laxatives is not recommended, and so consumers should not use this product in the long term.
Sibutramine is a very effective appetite suppressant, at least for the first few weeks of use. Its effectiveness declines after 8-12 weeks of use, as the body becomes used to its effects. However, it is unsafe for use, as it causes a huge variety of side effects, and cannot be taken by any people who have other health issues. It has caused serious health problems for people who were previously healthy as well, indicating both its strength and the high risk of side effects.
It is often claimed that Lida Daidaihua has no side effects, but the evidence that this is not the case is overwhelming.
Customers have reported numerous side effects from taking Lida Daidaihua, including dry mouth and constant insatiable thirst, headaches, chest pains, insomnia, racing heartblurred vision, pressure behind the eyes, swollen neck, tingling scalp, tingling tongue and sore throat.
The ingredients that are listed for Lida Daidaihua have some side effects associated with their use.
Bitter orange extract can cause headaches, increased blood pressure, increased heart rate, fainting, heart palpitations, and has been linked with several cases of heart attack and stroke in healthy patients. Its effects are greater when combined with caffeine, which also makes side effects more likely.
Cassia seed has the potential to exhibit gastrointestinal side effects like gas, diarrhoea and nausea along with drowsiness, anxiety and muscle spasms. Since this seed can lower a person’s blood pressure, it is not recommended to be taken by people who are presently using blood pressure medications. It is a laxative and so can cause dehydration. It is not suitable for long term use as it can cause dependence upon laxatives and can lower electrolyte levels, which can cause a range of serious side effects. Laxatives such as cassia can also interfere with the absorption of medications, including the contraceptive pill.
Some of the naturally occurring compounds in Cassia seed can cause the uterus to contract suddenly. Mulberry extract may increase the rate of miscarriage in pregnant women, and in studies upon rats it was found to poison the foetus.
However, the main concern here is the ingredient Sibutramine, which has been found to have so many side effects that it was removed from the market in the US in 2010. According to Medline Plus, the following side effects could occur following the use of sibutramine:
There are numerous customer reviews for Lida Daidaihua on the official sales website. However, because of some of the phrases and terminology used, we suspect that these have been written in Chinese and translated into English, and that many, if not all of these reviews are fake. There are no customer ratings of four stars or below. Whilst writing customer reviews that have clearly been translated from Chinese does not suggest that they are fake on its own, the names of their reviewers are English or American.
I was over weight and put myself on a strict diet along with some cardios, regretfully however, my weight didn’t change much. Under my workmat’s recommendation, I took this Lida Daidaihu. I can not say this works magically but it definitely helps me lose weight and control itchy teeth.
Have to say Lida capsule is my favorite weight loss addition. Among all the diet pills I have tried, this is by far the best thing ever! It controlled my big stomach, which in return helped me reduce the calorie intake and fat. The best part is all the ingredients are natural, you don’t need to rik your health when taking it.
I know there are many fakes in the market now, so I buy lida daidaihua with a upset heart. After I used the pills for a month now, I lost 8 lbs and get no side effect, I am so satisfied and I will surely buy from you in future, keep your good job going.
There are also some customer reviews for this product that have been left on forums. Customers report a huge variety of side effects, but are willing to overlook them because the product does suppress the appetite and causes significant, ‘instantaneous’ weight loss.
Cannot sleep, headache and chest pain. I just ate 1 pill but i fell all this effect. Not recommended at all.
I started taking Lida 9 days ago and already I’ve had people notice a difference in my appearance. The pro’s for me are.. instantaneous weight loss, from day one my appetite curbed dramatically. The con’s are… an insatiable thirst (I drink 2+ litres of water a day now) I also get a weird tingling feeling on my scalp and weirdly enough around the edges of my tongue. Also, I found in the first week of taking Lida my throat felt a bit strange – like it was difficult to swallow. I’m thinking that was caused by not drinking enough in those first few days, as that uncomfortable feeling has disappeared, I never believe when I read “no side effects” Lida does have side effects – but for me they haven’t been terribly unpleasant. I’ll keep posting about my weight loss journey. Best of luck to everyone.
The customer reviews do suggest that the product works to aid weight loss. However, the list of side effects reported by customers is extensive, and do align with the potential side effects of sibutramine, the illegal appetite suppressant that the FDA discovered in numerous weight loss products from China, including Lida Diadiahua. No matter how effective a diet pill is at aiding weight loss, it should never endanger the consumers’ life and health in the process!
There are numerous other variants of the Lida Daidaihua name and product; whilst they have different official ingredients, different packaging and different pricing, it seems that they all share the same suspiciously large weight loss results and side effects, and many have been investigated by the FDA and found to contain sibutramine. Customers on forums appear to be on an eternal quest to find the ‘real’ or ‘genuine’ Lida Diadiahua. In our opinion, this is a fruitless search, as it seems that all versions of the product are tainted with sibutramine in order to make an otherwise ineffective product effective.
For customers who are concerned about fake products, whilst there may be companies selling various ineffective formulas under the same name, customers should also remember that Sibutramine’s effectiveness also declines over time with regular use.
Lida Daidaihua is available from lidadaidaihualoseweight.com. A single bottle costs $16.07, but there are huge discounts available for bulk purchases. Purchasing three or more bottles reduces the individual bottle cost to $15.12, and purchasing 10 or more reduces the individual bottle cost to $12.29.
There are other manufacturers in China that sell Lida Diadiahua as well, despite the products having different (listed) ingredients, different packaging and varying prices. Lida Diadiahua sold through this manufacturer is green, according to customer reviews, whilst customers purchasing from other companies have also reported white and brown capsules.
The product could be confiscated at international customs, because of the illegal ingredient, Sibutramine. Customers will receive no refund or compensation for this.
There is no money-back guarantee for this product. The manufacturers have the following returns policy:
Please kindly note that we usually accept no returns or exchanges, unless you have:
1) Received Wrong Goods
2) Received Damaged Goods
Lida Daidaihua is a product that we could never approve here at DPWD. The FDA has found the illegal appetite suppressant Sibutramine in several incarnations of Lida Daidaihua over the past eight years, with the most recent discoveries occurring in May 2015 and August 2015. Whilst some fans of the product claim that it was reformulated years ago to meet international restrictions, this is clearly not the case. The manufacturers claim that this product is all-natural, which is definitely not true.
Sibutramine is an unlisted, illegal ingredient that can cause a huge range of unpleasant and serious side effects, including some that could cause lasting or even permanent damage to the health of the consumer. Even the listed ingredients can cause a range of unpleasant side effects, which is not addressed by the manufacturers at all. Whilst many diet pills are to be avoided by pregnant women because of a lack of research or just in case any side effects occur, this product contains two ingredients that could cause miscarriage.
The product could be confiscated at international customs, because of the illegal ingredient, Sibutramine. Customers will receive no refund or compensation for this. The product also has no money back guarantee, and the manufacturers accept almost no returns. Because the manufacturer is based in china, return shipping on any valid refunds could be expensive.
There are no benefits to this product at all. Whilst there are many fans of this product online, who state that they have lost weight using Lida Daidaihua, we cannot recommend this product, as it is illegal and a serious threat to the consumer’s health.
Disclaimer: Our reviews and investigations are based on extensive research from the information publicly available to us and consumers at the time of first publishing the post. Information is based on our personal opinion and whilst we endeavour to ensure information is up-to-date, manufacturers do from time to time change their products and future research may disagree with our findings. If you feel any of the information is inaccurate, please contact us and we will review the information provided.