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Confused About Diet Pills
There are many factors that contribute toward finding the best diet tablet. The most important are obviously effectiveness, health risks associated and cost – along with ease of purchase.
With literally hundreds to choose from, confusion and hype can cloud our judgment.
Is it estimated that over half the women in the western world over 18 have tried a diet pill at some time.
Diet pills, slimming pills, weight loss tablets – whatever we choose to call them can be split into many genres.
Firstly, we have prescription only and non prescription.
Prescription only diet pills as the name suggests are diet pills that can only be obtained via a GP or doctor. GP’s are not likely to prescribe on your say so.
You will have to be bordering on obese to be considered. As a rule of thumb if you have a BMI (Body Mass Index) of 30 or higher you are dangerously overweight and could be eligible. Check Your BMI
If you are eligible for prescription diet pills your GP will most likely prescribe Xenical – a very powerful fat burning pill form compound. More about Xenical
Other commonly prescribed slimming pills are:
Meridia – a appetite suppressant that can reduce the feelings of hunger and reduce calorific intake. Meridia uses the active ingredients Sibutramine. Sibutramine can pose a health risk and so caution is advised. More about Meridia
Acomplia – or more commonly known as Acomplia Rimonabant. Acomplia was recently highlighted in the media and linked to some pretty nasty side effects. More about Acomplia
Reductil – also uses the active Sibutramine and just as with Meridia is an appetite suppressant. More about Reductil
It is interesting to note that the most likely slimming pill to be prescribed is either a fat stopper (fat blocker or fat binder) or an appetite suppressant.
Fat burners are very rarely prescribed as they are the least effective genre of diet pill.
If you fall just under the required BMI score and want to control your weight rather than need to you will have try to choose a diet pill that suits your lifestyle but be mindful of the possible health risks attached.
Here we can split diet pills into two definitive categories or types.
The first type is fat blocking or fat binding genres – these diet pills work by stopping the absorption of fat into the intestines.
It is claimed that the most effective of this type of pill can stop over a quarter of fat intake from being absorbed.
Examples of these type of diet pills is Xenical the prescription only pill as mentioned above and commercially available products such as:
Proactol – a clinically fat binder that is classed as a Medical Device Type 1 and carries the CE mark of approval. More about Proactol
The second type of diet pill is the appetite suppressant. This works by reducing hunger, while not actually performing any fat blocking, fat burning or fat binding act it is a prevention type medication.
If you feel the need to eat less then there is less of a need to stop fat from being digested. The two most popular are Phentermine and Hoodia. Phentermine has been linked with adverse publicity in recent years and one time was classed as a banned substance.
Fat burners generally speaking are to be avoided – these are most likely to cause disappointment.
Whichever route you take to manage your weight, diet pills are a fast effective method – but be sure to not soley rely on them as a wonder pill. You will have to work with the medication and have the desire to actually want to lose weight.