Zi Xiu Tang Side Effects - What You Need to Know About the World's Most Popular Brand of Bee Pollen Capsules


Zi Xiu Tang bee pollen capsules are a product promoted for weight loss and beauty imported from China. They are not manufactured under GMP (good manufacturing practices), and the reports about Zi Xiu Tang bee pollen capsule side effects have been varied.

Some users of Zi Xiu Tang report a profound diuretic effect. The second day after they start using them they have to go the bathroom a lot. The third day they feel feverish. The fourth day they notice any sags and bags of skin have tightened up (but that's not necessarily a good thing). Then after a week they see that they have lost up to 3 or 4 kilos (7 to 9 pounds).

Bee pollen doesn't do this. This kind of water weight loss side effect is something only a medical-grade diuretic can do. But since Zi Xiu Tang is not manufactured under GMP, it is a challenge to find out what is in it.

Other people take Zi Xiu Tang and make a point of drinking lots of water specifically to avoid the side effect of dehydration. If you drink lots of water, you won't get dehydrated, but there is another potential problem, electrolyte imbalance.

Since we don't know what it is in Zi Xiu Tang that causes increased urination, we don't know whether it causes:

  • Excretion of sodium and potassium or
  • Excretion of just sodium, sparing potassium.

That difference is very important. If you replace your lost fluids with plain water and you are losing both sodium and potassium, you can suffer electrolyte deficiencies that make you feel weak. There is a point at which you can lose so much sodium and potassium that your cells burst and you die, but that requires drinking so much water that you would feel extremely uncomfortable before "water poisoning" kicked in.

On the other hand, if your diuretic expels sodium and leaves potassium behind, you can develop a condition called hyperkalemia. Your heart rhythms are altered, and your muscles can tense up. In extreme cases, especially if you are taking a diuretic, and ACE-inhibitor, or an ACE-receptor blocker for high blood pressure, you can become very, very sick. In rare cases, death results.

If we simply knew exactly what was in Zi Xiu Tang and every package provided the same ingredients in the same amounts every time, it might be possible to make recommendations for use. For right now, the side effects of Zi Xiu Tang are unknown. Use this Chinese import at your own risk. For much better results, try a New Zealand-produced brand but make sure you read about potential side effects first.