Herbal Weight Loss Pills

Among the zillions of weight loss products offered to hopeful Americans these days, both through the internet and on TV, there are many that are scams aimed at getting your dollars, and though they are in general not dangerous, they plain do not work. There is one category of products, however, that do yield the desired results. These go by the name of natural herbal weight loss pills. 


This category of products encompasses many different kinds of pills, which perform different actions in your body that help you the extra poundage. We will explain briefly what each kind of pill does for you, and what its main components are, so that you can make an informed decision when choosing one that works for you.


Appetite Suppressing Pills


The main ingredient, one in vogue these days, in these kinds is called Hoodia Gordonii. This plant has its origins in Africa, where it thrives in high temperatures. Hoodia works by imitating the effect of glucose in the brain, thus giving the impression of fulfillment, which reduces appetite and, therefore, the calories you ingest. Though there have been no official studies that prove Hoodia’s effectiveness, people recommend it and use it all the time. Apart from suppressing appetite, it is claimed that this plant reduces blood pressure.


Fat Burning Pills


Another category of weight loss pills is made up of fat burning pills. The main ingredient here is Green Tea. Green tea varies from other types of tea in the way it is dried. The drying is done in the sun. Besides, there’s no fermentation process, therefore its qualities remain almost intact. This herbal supplement increases your metabolism, which in turn allows the body to burn more fat. Moreover, green tea is claimed to lower blood pressure, boost the immune system and even prevent some types of cancer.


Diuretic Pills


This kind of pills help you lose weight by eliminating water that your body has retained. One example of this herbal supplement is the extract taken from the dandelion plant. Although this diuretic effect will be seen at the scales, the truth is that you are really not losing any stored fats, you are just losing water. Besides, diuretics can have negative side effects, like for instance dehydration, which has been linked to weight gain! So you must be very careful with this kind of pills, natural though they are and all.


Whatever your choice may be, do not jump to the conclusion that because a product claims to be natural it is 100% safe. Some people have been known to experience unpleasant side effects when taking these supplements, especially those in the third category. It is always advisable to check with your doctor first. Do not be tempted to try any of these products just because a friend of yours had great results with them. Remember that each body is different, as is the way it reacts against different products. Your doctor knows you and will be able to give you the best advice!

Top Comments

I'm sorry, there's really no such thing as a safe diet pill. They alsmot all contain stimulants that can damage the cardiovascular system, and then there's Alli, which can give you explosive diarrhea, so I don't think you want that pill either. Diet and exercise should work perfectly fine. I think you're probably either not giving it enough time (you should give it at least a month before you decide you're not seeing results), or you aren't dieting or exercising right.As for your diet, you should be eating high protein, high fat (saturated not trans, and no that's not unhealthy), low carb, low sugar. Keep your calorie intake around 1500 a day, carbs around 100-150 g a day, and as little added sugar as you can manage. Make sure to eat lots of fruits and veggies too.And you need to push yourself when you exercise. A nice easy pace won't do anything. You have to get sweaty, tired, and work hard. If you don't feel tired when you're done, if you're not out of breath, you're not doing it right. And you need to do both cardio and weight training, but on different days. Try and work out for at least an hour, 4-6 days a week.
by Richa     06-Aug-2012
Short answer is no. Losing 50 poduns in a year is something to be proud of of and you should keep with it. I'm sure you have learned over that time how to overcome plateaus and this is no different. Up your exercise or drop your calories and you will get there. Diet pills are not a solution and there is nothing on the market that is going to replicate the hard work. Products like Alli reduce your calories by trapping fat (FDA approved). Muscletech's Hydroxycut raises you body tempature and draws out water (not a good solution). Then there are appetite suppressants that will help you to eat less without feeling hungry (maybe a good option)Bottom line is all these products can do is offer you a small but insignifant assistance. Your efforts are going to produce 95% of your results.
by Auth     07-Aug-2012

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