How dangerous are influencers peddling supplements?

Short answer: Fairly. But it doesn’t look like they’re going to stop anytime soon.

Earlier this month, Ankur Warikoo—an entrepreneur, author, content creator and a YouTuber—posted a Twitter thread on his fitness transformation. “In the last 16 weeks, I have dropped 8 kg, 4 inches off my waist, cheek fat, while building muscle mass. By changing just 2 things..” wrote Warikoo, who has over 570,000 followers on the microblogging platform. 

He also posted a chart that shows a comparison of his weight and measurements, inspiring enough for someone to continue reading about his fitness journey. The 43-year-old went on to share two health hacks—a high-protein diet and intermittent fasting—that he followed to lose weight. …


Shivani Verma

Shivani is a former writer at The Morning Context. She reported and wrote on the intersection of society, technology and business. Before that, she wrote for Yesterday, our daily news product.