As a weight loss aid, white willow bark extract offers little to no benefits by itself. In combination with other dietary supplements, however, white willow is thought to extend or increase the activity of several thermogenic ingredients in elevating energy expenditure and promoting fat metabolism, when used in combination with other thermogenic supplements, to help promote increased fat oxidation (examples include Ma Huang, Synephrine, Green Tea, Guarana, and Quercetin).
Originally Posted by TonyTone
I've looked around on my search engine, and found ppl use Willow Bark as a substitute for Aspirin. But I've seen it listed in some diet pills, and I was wondering why? For example, I'm interested in taking the Hydroxycut w/o caffeine, but I noticed it had both purple and white willow bark. I wonder why would something that be used as a sub for Aspirin, be used in a diet pill? Would there be any harmful side effects for using this?