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Lida Daidaihua, efficiency wrapped in danger!

Produit non validéFor some time now, the web has been overflowing with sites extolling the virtues of a new slimming supplement, LIDA DAIDAIHUA.

We’ve taken a closer look at this product, to see whether or not it really does have slimming virtues.

Our survey will answer any questions you may have about this product.

Presentation and promises of Lida Daidaihua

boite-lida-daidaihuaLida Daidaihua is a 100% natural herbal supplement.

It is traditionally used by obese people, and reportedly has the advantage of imposing no particular diet.

In other words, it’s a product that makes you lose weight while eating what you want, as the many retailer websites like to say.

Equally effective for both men and women, Lida Daidaihua is particularly indicated for people with more than 10 kg to lose, providing the following benefits:

  • Stop food cravings;
  • Reduce overall food consumption;
  • Acts as a powerful appetite suppressant;
  • Melt away excess fat;
  • Slow down fat absorption;
  • Increase metabolism by up to 18 times;
  • Increase energy levels;
  • Stimulate motivation;
  • No side effects.

Just one capsule a day is all you need for noticeable results within the first week.

The capsule should be taken 30 minutes before breakfast.

The manufacturer of Lida Daidaihua

A number of online retailers offer this slimming product.

Several sites, mostly in English, claim to be the only official site for the product, and it was on one of them that we were able to read that products are shipped from Hong Kong.

Unfortunately, this is the only information we were able to gather on the provenance of Lida Daidaihua.

The absence of any information on the manufacturer, the laboratories and the place where these capsules are produced, is a lack of professionalism that we criticize the entity behind this product.

Ingredients present in Lida Daidaihua capsules

Lida Daidaihua is made up of the following ingredients:

1. Daidaihua extract:

Daidaihua is the Chinese name for bitter orange extract, also known as citrus aurantium.

In short, citrus aurantium is recognized as a powerful fat burner and metabolism booster. Its action, similar to that of ephedrine (a substance now banned), gives it its amazing properties, but also implies cautious use, which has been the subject of a precise legal framework. Today, any product containing citrus aurantium must meet the following conditions:

  • Synephrine content must be less than 20mg per recommended daily dose;
  • The label must include a warning that the product is not suitable for children, pregnant or breast-feeding women, or people suffering from high blood pressure;
  • It is forbidden to add caffeine or caffeine-source ingredients to the composition of the product.

For more details on this ingredient, please consult our article, HERE.

Information concerning the precise dosage of citrus aurantium in Lida Daidaihua capsules does not allow us to say with certainty whether or not these conditions are met.

2. Casse seeds:

This is another name for senna, which acts as a powerful laxative.

The plant’s active substances, namely sennosides, release their effects once in the intestine, acting to significantly activate intestinal transit.

Senna should not be used for prolonged periods.

3. Coicis extract:

This plant from China, also known as Job’s tear, is used in traditional medicine to combat diarrhoea and oedema, particularly those associated with water retention.

It promotes drainage of the body, and is said to regulate blood sugar levels.

4. Amylum Médical:

Amylum is a starch composed of 80% amylopectin and 20% amylose, both glucose residues.

This complex carbohydrate is said to promote satiety by filling the stomach.

It also helps control fat gain by blocking the transformation of nutrients into fat.

5. Mulberry leaves:

Mulberry’s active substances, zuccarin and 1-deoxynojirimicin (DNJ), are said to modify carbohydrate metabolism, partially blocking their assimilation by the body.

Mulberry also has the ability to regulate blood sugar levels, and significantly reduce sugar cravings.

Lida Daidaihua and science

According to information provided by retailers, the main ingredients in Lida Daidaihua have been validated by science. We checked for ourselves and here’s what we found.

Citrus aurantium has in fact been the subject of several clinical studies.

Take, for example, this study carried out in the USA in 2011, which investigated the effects of p-synephrine, derived from citrus aurantium, alone or in combination with selected bioflavonoids, on resting metabolism, blood pressure, heart rate and self-reported mood changes.

The aim was to evaluate the thermogenic effects of p-synephrine alone and in combination with the flavonoids naringin and hespedrin in a double-blind, randomized, placebo-controlled protocol involving a sample of 10 people per group.

Results showed an increase in resting metabolic rate of 65 kcal in the group taking a 50mg dose of p-synephrine, compared with the placebo group.

Consumption of 600mg naringin and 50mg p-synephrine resulted in a 129 kcal increase in resting metabolic rate compared with the placebo group.

And in the group receiving 100mg hesperidin plus 50mg p-synephrine and 600mg naringin, the recorded increase in resting metabolic rate was 183 kcal compared with the placebo control group.

On the other hand, a dose of 1000mg hesperidin, combined with 50mg synephrine and 600mg naringin, produced only a 79 kcal increase in resting metabolic rate, again compared with the same control group.

No changes in heart rate or blood pressure were observed in any of the groups.

In conclusion, the researchers found that this combination of ingredients, which raised the resting metabolic rate in the subjects without impacting heart rate or blood pressure, is an unusual fact that needs to be studied closely and in depth to accurately determine the value of bitter orange extract as a weight control agent.

(Source: NCBI. Dean Emeritus, Creighton University Health Sciences Center, Omaha, NE 68178, USA. Stohs SJ, Preuss HG, Keith SC, Keith PL, Miller H, Kaats GR. Int J Med Sci. 2011 Apr 28;8(4):295-301.)
Another group of researchers has examined Cassia Spectabilis (senna) and its promising benefits for improving human health.

This study highlights the presence in Cassia Spectabilis of a variety of medically important chemical constituents. Referring to previous pharmacological studies carried out by various researchers, this plant possesses significant biological activity as an anti-bacterial, anti-fungal and anti-oxidant.

At the same time, studies on its toxicity revealed no toxic effects on mice.

The aim of this review is to compile all the information currently available on the botany of Cassi Spectabilis, its phytochemistry, pharmacology, mechanism of action, toxicology and ethnomedical uses.

(Source: NCBI. Institute of Research in Molecular Medicine-INFORMM, Universiti Sains Malaysia, 11800 USM, Penang, Malaysia. Jothy SL., Torey A., Darah I., Choong YS., Saravanan D., Chen Y., Latha LY., Deivanai S., Sasidharan S. Molecules. 2012 Aug 29;17(9):10292-305. doi: 10.3390/molecules170910292).

Finally, we’d like to mention a third study, focusing on the effects of mulberry as an adjuvant treatment for obesity.

The experiment consisted in studying a population of 46 people divided into two groups, both receiving an identical diet, i.e. the equivalent of 1300 kcal. In addition, the first group received a dose of 2400mg of Japanese white mulberry extract, and the second group was given a placebo.

Each group was followed up every 30 days (30, 60 and 90 days).

In the first group, the researchers observed a significantly greater weight loss than in the second: 9kg in 3 months, equivalent to 10% of the initial weight. The plasma insulin and glucose curves of the volunteers in the first group were lower than those at the start of the experiment.

Weight loss results for women in the second placebo group were limited to 3kg in 3 months, equivalent to just 3% of their initial weight.

In conclusion, the researchers suggest that Japanese white mulberry extract may represent a reliable adjuvant treatment in the dietary management of certain obese or overweight patients.

(Source: NCBI. F. De Ritis Institute, Afragola, Naples, Italy. Division of Internal Medicine and Gastroenterology, Catholic University of Sacred Heart, Rome, Italy. Medical Research ONLUS Foundation, Bologna, Italy. Da Villa G., Ianiro G., Mangiola F., Del Toma E., Vitale A., Gasbarrini A., Gasbarrini G. J Bio Regul Homeost Agents. 2014 Jan-Mar;28(1):141-5).

Lida Daidaihua, side effects and contraindications

According to retailers, Lida Daidaihua has no side effects. However, our research shows otherwise.

If you’ve read our previous reviews of products containing citrus aurantium, you’ll know that this ingredient can cause significant side effects, such as hypertension, headaches, restlessness, palpitations, increased heart rate, higher blood pressure and higher blood glucose levels, especially after moderate physical exertion.

Senna, on the other hand, is an ingredient whose consumption should not be prolonged over time, as its powerful laxative effects can lead to dehydration of the body or deficiency of certain essential nutrients.

However, retailers warn against overdosing on Lida Daidaihua, as this can have potentially serious effects: dehydration, dry mouth, headaches, nausea and abdominal pain.

In addition, we note that various countries have warned of, and banned, the Lida Daidaihua supplement due to its potentially fatal side effects.

The Belgian Senate website reports that the product, banned in Germany, has been seized by customs. According to this legal text:
“Doctors warn of deadly side effects. High blood pressure and heart and circulatory problems are also to be feared.”
(Source: Belgian Senate. Questions and answers. Bulletin 3-72. Session 2005-2006. Minister of Social Affairs and Public Health. Question n°3-5396 de Mme Anseeuw du 9 juin 2006 (N.) : LiDa slimming product – Risks to public health).

The Health Canada website also warns against consuming this product, which has been assessed as dangerous.

And to conclude, we leave you to consult this FDA press release about this product: U.S. Food and Drugs Administration. Medication Health Fraud.

Testimonials from Lida Daidaihua users

Despite the dangers of using this product, many people have tried it.

Many find Lida Daidaihua highly effective, particularly as an appetite suppressant. The effects can even suppress feelings of hunger for an entire day!

People have reported losing 2.5 kg in 4 days, or 15 kg in 2 months.

Others, however, have had to stop using the product because of dizziness, headaches or excessive sweating.

Lida Daidaihua price and guarantee

No official website, but numerous reseller sites.

On the latter, you can find a box of 30 Lida Daidaihua capsules, equivalent to 1 month’s treatment, at an average price of 44€.

Resellers’ warranties apply and may vary according to their terms and conditions of sale.

Our opinion on Lida Daidaihua

Given the information gathered during our survey, we have no hesitation in rejecting this slimming supplement.

Losing weight is important for self-confidence and general well-being, but it must not be achieved at the expense of health.

Other products exist which are reliable and much more respectful of a healthy and global slimming approach.

Leave a Comment


  • Marlène

    I started for a little Lida but I sweat a lot and the Pool that accelerates and dizziness.

  • Deborah

    Hello. Can you recommend a safe and effective miceur product. I weigh 79kg and 160 for my waist.

  • kampatib

    hello! i weigh 105kg for 1m72. i bought the lida plus daidaihua. how many capsules can i take to lose 30kg. thank you for answering.

    • Corinne Kepler

      Where did you buy this product? Didn’t you receive instructions for its use? The easiest way would be to contact the seller of this product directly.

  • Nadia

    My name is Nadia and I am overweight and have been since I was a teenager.
    I am 38 years old, 160cm tall and weigh 100kg.
    I’m not indolent, on the contrary, and that’s surprising given my curves.
    I used to play sport (tennis, basketball)
    But now I sit all day at my work computer
    I come home tired and yet I stay up late 1am at the earliest
    Get up early 6:30 a.m.
    I’ve tried several diets without success
    My main diet is rice at lunchtime, bread in the morning and milk with coffee at weekends.
    In the evening, I try to eat a light meal of green beans, carrots, minced meat or chicken breast.
    Jet doesn’t do much sport and spends my time in the Newgwen portable sauna and on the vibration platform.
    I go to the market about 1 hour a week
    I drink a lot of water
    But I can’t lose any weight.
    What do you recommend?

    • Frédéric Leclerc

      Hello Nadia,
      It’s time to seriously take charge of your life, to drop the ineffective diets and succeed in losing weight to feel better in your body. Here is my advice for you:
      Take the time you need to understand where your weight gain comes from: bulimia in adolescence, excessive snacking, bad eating habits, unbalanced diet, fast food, soda, cakes…

      Then set your goal, for example: to lose 10 kilos over 6 or 9 months, not 10 kilos in 3 weeks!

      Reprogram your diet, because it’s not quite balanced. For that, we invite you to consult this article:
      If you can get a bit more sleep, that would be a good thing, as several studies prove that lack of sleep is a possible cause of weight gain.

      If you feel you need to take a weight-loss or detoxification supplement, here are some links to help you make your choice. You’ll find others right here on
      All the best.

  • Sima Elsa

    Slt je suis tombée par hasard sur ce site j’ai du poids aussi a perdre que me conseillez quelle gélules svp efficaces et sans danger

    • Arnaud Dubos

      Hello Elsa,
      Welcome to TP! I strongly advise you to read our article “Slimming products: How to choose the right one”.. You’ll find an overview of the different types of slimming products, with concrete examples of the pills that have passed our tests and are highly rated by our readers.

      Please note that the choice of any product should take into account your current state of health, whether you are taking any medication, your Body Mass Index, your weight-loss goal, etc. Please do not hesitate to contact us if you have any questions. Please don’t hesitate to contact us if you have any doubts or questions about a product, ingredient, etc.

      We look forward to hearing from you on TP!

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  • Marie NGOLA

    I have just stopped taking the pills? Certainly effective
    – first dose taken for 3 days: insomnia every night and palpitations and agitation that created anxiety, dehydration, dry mouth, accelerated heart rate
    – second: half the dose, same thing, impossible to sleep before 4 a.m.
    Definitely not for me

    • Hélène Marfak

      Hello Marie,
      You did the right thing by stopping taking these pills. The side effects you experienced are indeed very common with this type of composition. Some European countries have banned this product because of the serious health problems it causes.

      The next time you decide to lose weight, start by balancing your diet and moving around a bit more, then read the tests and comments carefully before deciding on a slimming pill.

      Have a nice day!

      • Marie NGOLA

        Thank you
        But it was so simple, without much constraint except drinking lots of water.

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  • Faana

    After 2 weeks of taking this capsule I haven’t noticed any change, is this normal?

    The first time I took it, 2 years ago, it worked well, in fact I saw a big change because I lost a lot, despite everything I ate. But now, for the second time, after 2 years, I don’t see any change, why?

    • Corinne Kepler

      Hi Faana,
      It sometimes happens that a product that worked at one time no longer works afterwards. Changes that have affected your body, your approach, your diet, your motivation, the composition of the product, may explain this lack of results. You may need to try another product.

    • FAtima

      Hi faana
      I wanted to ask you when you stopped taking this capsule did you get fatter?

      • Hélène. M

        In Ms. Faana’s comment, she clearly stated that she had gained a lot of weight back, and that she can’t manage to lose it. This gives you an idea of the long-term effectiveness of this product, and we invite you to read the test concerning it. You have at your disposal tests of effective and safe products.

        Kind regards

  • Mireille Clarice Ngoungoure

    Hello I am 1m73 for 80kg. Must admit that I let myself go these last 2 years.repas bien arrosés et sur j’ai arrêter le sport. It marrive to nibble from time to time. But for the last 2 months I’ve been on the water and I’d really like to lose 10kg. Thank you Mireille clarice

    • Arnaud Dubos

      Hello Mireille,
      Your awareness is already a good point 🙂
      The most logical thing to do is to start with the most obvious thing: stop the heavy meals, get back into exercise and say no to nibbling, by sheer force of will, and incidentally, with the help of an appetite suppressant. Once you’ve stabilized your weight, you could devise a new slimming strategy involving a reasonable calorie deficit, without depriving yourself of a balanced diet and a certain psychological comfort. Good luck Mireille!

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  • Beavogui Nanette

    Hello, how many % are we sure to have side effects when taking this dosage?

  • jocelyne

    bonjour pourrait vous me recommander un produit minceur fiable je fais 1M67 pour 79 KG pas d’antécédent de maladie cardiaque rénale et respiratoire. merci de me répondre.

    • Corinne Kepler

      Jocelyne, hello,
      Thank you for your question. You see, if there were a “standard” product that worked for EVERYONE, we wouldn’t know! However, there are products that do work, provided :
      – you know which one to use in your particular case ;
      – you already have a metabolism and a state of health predisposed to taking advantage of said product.

      That said, perhaps you could continue to tell us more. Your general diet/envy cravings/localization of fat (belly?thighs?…)/Sports activities/allergies/…

      We look forward to hearing from you!

      Have a nice day.

  • mireille

    hello can you recommend a slimming product? thank you for answering me very soon. Mireille

    • Corinne Kepler

      Hello Mireille!

      Thank you for stopping by. To answer your question, we need more information about your case. What is your weight? Your eating style? Your physical activity?

      Kind regards,

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