‘Eat this and never diet again’, ‘get slim without hitting the gym’; these are the hard to resist promises that weight loss pills offer you. But are these supplements and weight loss pills effective in lightening anything at all besides your wallet. Are they safe? Here is an overview of the supposed effects and side effects of these wonder weight loss pills.
Over the counter pills
The availability of over the counter weight loss pills at drugstores, supermarkets and teleshopping are abundant. Even though these are not scientifically proven of their usefulness, they dangers they pose are not be taken lightly. Most of these pills do not come under any of the standards organizations and hence give you loads of promises that they don’t care to deliver. Some of the common prescription drugs cannot be wholeheartedly believed either. The risk of side effects is too harmful to ignore.
Never buy a pill without your doctor’s prescription. Be sure to check the label and list of ingredients. Check with corresponding food regulatory websites for product recalls and safety concerns. Even pills from Big pharmacies may contain harmful fillers besides the active ingredient listed.
Weight loss supplements
Some of the commonly used weight loss supplements and their effects are briefly explained.
These supplements usually attract customers with an all ‘natural’ label. They have little scientific backing and promise a lot of too good to be true benefits. Some of the most common herbal supplements are
- Bitter Orange
- Green tea extract
- Guar gum.
Some other weight loss pills are
- Conjugated linoleic acid
While some of these drugs have been found to be effective in suppressing appetite and increasing the burn up of calories they are not entirely risk free.
Legal and illegal drugs
You may have to experience dangerous consequences if you take prescription pills for unintended purposes. Using illegal drugs for the spontaneous bursts of energy is also strongly discouraged. Most of the weight loss pills advertised have no legal adherence and safety concerns. Many of them do not have any supporting third party researches backing their claims. So before actually adding these pills into your daily routine do have a complete check on all the essentials and consult with your doctors on the usage and dose of these pills.
Everyone likes a shortcut way around so companies advertise the amazing wonders their pills can do despite the fact that they do nothing more than emptying your pockets. The most popular supplements seen online are green coffee bean extract and raspberry ketones. The claims made by the manufacturers are fraudulent and may have harmful ingredients and still advertise as a complete harm free supplement.
Why are pills not recommended?
Anything that is too good to be true is probably not true. Taking too much of medication is not always a best solution when a good diet and regular exercise can get you to your weight loss goal. The side effects of these pills include increased heart rate, palpitation, poor sleep, and hypertension and finally as fatal as heart attack and stroke. It is better not to disturb the fine tuning of our body that has evolved over many millennia in balancing energy and chemical composition.
The best way to attack a weight problem is to undertake a healthy diet and regular exercise. Unless it is strongly recommended and is mandatory for weight loss under certain medical conditions, the usage of weight loss pills is not the safest way to shed weight.