FAQ
1How long can I use HERBEX products?
The great news is that you can use HERBEX products indefinitely. HERBEX products are not addictive and will not become toxic after prolonged use.
2How much weight will I lose?
Results vary from person to person. There are many factors that influence weight loss, such as diet, exercise, genetics, body shape, medical conditions as well as the amount of weight you need to lose. Visit our Lifestyle and Blog sections on our website for helpful tips on weight loss. We also invite you to calculate your BMI and set your weight loss goals accordingly.
3I want to lose weight without exercising or changing my diet. How much weight can I lose?
Exercise is not a must, but your results will be far better if you do exercise, firstly because you are improving your metabolism (and therefore burning more energy in a day) and secondly because you are using more energy to fuel the exercise. From a shape perspective, we also look far better when we exercise as muscle looks tighter and more toned than fat! So try to incorporate some exercise into your weekly routine. Remember exercise can be walking, running, dancing or going to the gym. Our Slimmers for Women and Slimmers for Men concentrates will work best if you do exercise, as it targets increased metabolism. It’s a very concentrated product formula. It will probably take about 4-6 months to drop one dress size if you do not exercise. If you don't have time, break down your workout into lots of 5min workouts during the day. In the morning before getting into the shower or during lunch lunge up and down stairs, or while cooking in the evenings do some squats. As long as your 5min sessions add up to at least 30-60 minutes a day. Go to our Lifestyle section on our website for a range of exercise plans to help you incorporate some activity into your day.
4Once I have reached my goal weight, can I stop using Herbex products, or will I gain the weight back?
At Herbex we strive to help people lead a healthy life. Eating correctly and looking after your body should be your goal. Because we like to encourage you to develop a habit of healthy eating, drinking enough water and regular exercise, we trust that once you have reached your goal weight and you maintain this lifestyle, you will keep the weight off – for good! For this reason, you do not have to continue using Herbex products after you have reached your goal, as long as you maintain your healthy lifestyle. You can continue using one of our products for weight maintenance, but it is entirely up to you.
5When can I expect to see results?
Natural, healthy weight loss is about 0.5kg – 2kg per week, you should lose about 2-3kg per month if you stick to a healthy lifestyle. This means you should start to see significant results after about 8-12 weeks.
6 I am not seeing results. What am I doing wrong?
There could be many reasons why you are not seeing results. One could be that you are now exercising. Exercising builds lean muscle, which weighs more than fat, so don’t depend on the scale only. Take your measurements and monitor if you are losing centimetres, which is the true indication of weight loss. Another reason could be that you are not eating enough. Many people believe that they should eat less if they want to lose weight, but this isn’t true. If you starve yourself and skip meals, your body will start storing fat as a protective measure, instead of metabolising it into energy, which results in burning fat. Make sure you eat at least 3 healthy meals everyday, and make sure you drink enough water. Also, make sure you weigh yourself on the same scale at the same time every day to ensure accurate readings.
7Are there any side effects to taking Herbex?
In general, most people will experience a mild detox in the first 7-10 days, which can include one or more of the common detox symptoms, but should not include any allergy symptoms such as itching, swelling or skin rashes. If you have any of these symptoms, stop using the product immediately and seek medical assistance. Symptoms can vary, depending on how badly you needed to detox and should subside after a few days. Drink a lot of water during this time and get plenty of rest. Detox symptoms may be worse on the second day. It is a good idea to start over a weekend if you are not sure how you will react to the herbs. Please let us know if the symptoms persist after a week. It is very important that you first speak to your health practitioner should you suffer from any chronic medical illnesses and/or are taking medication before taking any of our products, as some of our products may not be suitable when taken in conjunction with certain medical illnesses and/or medications
8Why is a detox so important?
Every day your body is subjected to pollutants, pesticides and other chemicals through exhaust fumes, pollution and even the food you eat. In order to protect your brain and other vital organs from these harmful toxins, your body stores them in body fat. This is one of the reasons why people struggle to lose weight or hit a plateau while losing weight – the body reaches a point where it cannot lose any more body fat because it is using the fat to protect your body from the dangerous effects of these toxins. In these situations, if you were to lose more body fat, the toxins will be released into your bloodstream, resulting in very serious health problems.
9What can I expect from a detox?
People often feel terrible when they detox. When too many toxins are released at once, the body cannot keep up with the onslaught of toxic exposure and flushes out the substances (think diarrhoea and vomiting) to avoid poisoning. That is why it’s important to do a safe and effective detox by eating a diet rich in foods that promote the detoxification process in the body. Seasonal foods have the highest amount of nutrients, and if they are grown locally, they would not have lost those nutrients due to extensive shipping times. You should also take supplements with nutrients and antioxidants that aid the liver, kidneys and intestines. Detoxing is about resting, cleaning and nourishing the body from the inside out. By removing and eliminating toxins and feeding your body with healthy nutrients, you can help to protect your body from disease and renew your ability to maintain optimum health. Starting on a journey of healthy eating, you might find that you will suffer from a number of symptoms. As your body goes through the process of purifying itself and eliminating toxins, these are some of the common symptoms that may be experienced:
• Headache
• Lethargy
• Temporary muscle aches
• Mucus or other discharge
• A coated, pasty tongue
• Mild flu-like symptoms
• Irritability
• Difficulty sleeping
• Weakness
• Cravings
• Nausea
• Constipation OR diarrhoea
• Gas
Do not be distressed, it is natural and your body will settle after a few days. Typically, detox symptoms shouldn’t last longer than 7-10 days. The second day tends to be the worst, so where possible try and start on a Friday, so that the worst may be over by the Monday. If any of these symptoms persist for longer than 10 days, please stop using the product and seek medical advice.
10Is it safe for me to use Herbex products if I am taking contraceptives?
You should treat Herbex like you would any new medication while taking contraceptives. While our products are safe to use in conjunction with contraceptives, we would recommend using extra protection in the first 2-3 weeks while you detox and your body adjusts to the herbs.
11Can I use Herbex products if I am pregnant?
We do not recommend that pregnant women use any form of slimming product.
12Can I use Herbex products while breastfeeding?
We do not recommend using any of our products while you are breastfeeding.
13What is the minimum recommended age to use Herbex products?
We generally do not recommend using any of our products if you are younger than 16. It is not advisable that anyone under this age uses a slimming supplement. We would rather recommend a healthy diet and lifestyle.
14Can I take Herbex products if I have diabetes?
It is more difficult for diabetics to control their weight. It is very important that you consult with your health practitioner before using any of our products, because the normalising effect of the herbs in our products may have an effect on your medication. Only use our products if you go for regular check-ups and only if your blood sugar levels are under control. You may have to adjust your medication while using our products, but only under your doctor’s supervision. Once you have reached your goal weight, you can readjust your medication, once again under your doctor’s supervision.
15Is it safe to use Herbex products if I am taking blood thinners?
We recommend consulting with your doctor before using any of our products if you are taking any type of blood thinning medication.
16Can I use Herbex products if I suffer from high blood pressure?
Be cautious of using our products if you suffer from high blood pressure, because the normalising effect of the herbs in our products may influence your blood pressure levels. Only use our products under your doctor’s supervision. Our recommendation would be to commit to a healthy lifestyle.
17I can’t afford to use Herbex products, but I need to lose weight. What can I do?
We understand how frustrating it can be to want to lose weight and live a healthy lifestyle on a small budget. The truth is, that it is possible if you make some healthy changes to your lifestyle. Make sure you follow a healthy eating plan, drink 6-8 glasses of water every day and do regular exercise.
18I need to lose weight fast. Which Herbex product can I use?
Unfortunately, there is not quick solution to weight loss. Herbex supports healthy, natural weight loss, which does take time. Healthy, natural weight loss can be anything between 2-3 kg per month. The products that will probably help if you want faster results is the Herbex Fat Burn Range, and for an all round approach, combine with the Herbex Slimmers Effective Weight loss drops or tablets. Make sure you follow a healthy eating plan and do plenty of cardio.
19I have reached a weight loss plateau. What can I do?
Often, when you reach a weight loss plateau, you need to change something in your current weight loss regime. It could be your eating habits, exercise plan or perhaps you just need a product to boost your slimming. Try following a detox plan, and follow up with Herbex Slimmers for Women and Slimmers for Men concentrates during exercise along with lots of water. If you’re exercising, we would recommend that you change your current exercise program. Your body may have adapted to your current exercise regime so try a good cardio workout. This should help boost the fat burning process. Follow the program 5-6x per week for best results. To see our range of exercise plans to go to our Lifestyle section on the website.
20Is there anything else people did apart from taking your products
All of our testimonials made a conscious decision to live a healthier lifestyle and that’s what guaranteed their results. Most of them have also managed to keep their weight off. Follow these guidelines to healthy weight loss and you will reach your weight loss goals too!