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Choosing a Diet Pill

by: Floyd Adan

Many people fail to lose weight just because they’ve chosen an improper diet pill.  In fact, the weight loss supplement that you choose makes all the difference between you and the dieters who do not succeed in losing weight.  So, here are some basics you need to navigate within the vast world of diet pills…

Appetite Suppressants

Appetite suppressants like Phentermine contain an active stimulatory ingredient to give you more energy, such as caffeine and other products are non-active or regulatory and do not contain any stimulatory ingredients.  These will not affect anything other than your appetite and are used strictly for hunger regulation. Other appetite suppressants regulate hormones in the brain to prevent the brain from thinking it is hungry. Hormonal suppressants are more complicated and though some claim that they are more effective, there has been little to suggest that they are more powerful.

Fat burners

A fat burner acts on the brain to regulate appetite and causes the release of certain brain chemicals that trigger the body’s “fight or flight” mechanism. Until 2004, fat burners usually contained ephedrine, caffeine and aspirin as their active ingredients. After the FDA banned the use of ephedrine in diet pills, some manufacturers began using herbal ephedra or Ma huang.  Unfortunately, combining the above fat burners may lead to high blood pressure, heart attacks, and strokes and most health professionals agree that the risks far outweigh any potential weight loss benefits.

Here are some questions to ask yourself before choosing a diet pill:

• Are you a snacker? If so, an appetite suppressant may he helpful in gaining an edge in your weight loss journey.

• Are you in need of a boost or an edge to get over plateau? If so, a fat burner may be appropriate for you.

• Is the pill you are choosing safe? Choose from research-backed and FDA approved diet pills for best results.

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