Q and A

Question

Can i use herbalife supplements?

Can i use herbalife supplements to boost my CD4? I an on HIV treatment.

Answer

Hi,

Generally it is a good idea to be careful when taking any supplements together with HIV treatment. This is becuase you do not always know what is in the supplements. There can be a risk of them interacting with your HIV meds. This could mean that they stop working properly. Before you take any supplements, or other medication, you should always check with your clinic or doctor about interactions.

It is great that you are on treatment. This, and not herbalife, is the only thing that will reliably help your CD4 count go up.

12 comments

  1. Roy Trevelion

    Hi Geraldine,

    As Robin says on this Q&A, some herbs and supplements can interact with some ARVs. So it’s a good idea to talk to your doctor about this first.

    However, making sure you have a good diet, and exercise regularly, can help weight loss. Please see this Q&A.

    And here’s the guide to a balanced diet and your health.

  2. Geraldine

    I am on arvs can I start taking Herbalife to reduse my fat tummy…

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