Dietary Supplements for Weight Loss- Do Weight Loss Pills Really Work?

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Medical Reviewed by Ashwathy V. Pillai, Post Graduate in Nutrition and Food science

Dietary supplements for weight loss have been around for a long time. The weight loss industry stands mostly on the popularity of these Weight loss pills or supplements.

However, if you are looking for a healthier way to deal with your weight gain, dietary supplements for weight loss aren’t the best ways.

Why? Because most of them have ingredients that aren’t natural and even may cause harm.

There are a number of weight loss pills available in the market, yet they haven’t been proven to be safe and effective such as the case of Ephedra.

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The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) advises consumers to stop using dietary supplements for weight loss containing ephedra (ephedrine alkaloids).

In April 2004 the FDA banned the U.S. sale of dietary supplements containing ephedra.

The FDA had found that the supplement had an unreasonable risk of injury or illness, especially cardiovascular complications and even increased the risk of death.

Ephedra only showed short-term weight loss. If a medicine could solve all your weight issues, then popular celebrities won’t go the length to trim down for a role.

Before thinking of consuming a weight loss medicine, you should consult a Nutrition Coach.

To give you a better understanding of the effect of dietary supplements for weight loss, talk to a Possible expert today. Click here to avail the FREE appointment. 

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Weight Loss Pills

Weight loss pills, also called anti-obesity drugs or ‘diet pills’, are sometimes prescribed to a patient for the treatment of weight loss.

The pills could consist of nutrients, herbs or other ingredients that supplement your regular diet.

Not all weight loss medicines promote weight loss, it works as a replacement for valuable nutrients for people who do not get enough of the nutrients from their daily meals.

That is why they are referred to as the dietary supplements for weight loss.

Common Ingredients in Weight Loss Pills / Supplements

  • Vitamins
  • Minerals
  • Amino acids (Building blocks of protein)
  • Enzymes
  • Botanical products/herbs
  • Glandular extracts
  • Organ products

Diet supplements are available in different forms: be it pills, capsules, powders, liquids, and teas.

These weight loss medicines are usually suggested to be taken with a meal or taken instead of a meal replacement. Let us see how these diet pills work in the body.

Is diet pills safe?
Is diet pill safe?

The Working of Diet Pills on the Body

You have no shortage of choices if you are searching for dietary supplements for weight loss.

The companies that sell these medicines for weight loss claim that the ingredients used in it will help you achieve results like:

  • Cut-down your cravings for food
  • Make you feel full before you have had too much to eat.
  • Speed up your metabolism.
  • Slow down your body’s fat production.
  • Will keep your body from absorbing the fat in the foods you eat.
Dietary supplements for weight loss
Dietary supplements for weight loss

Let us really understand if these innocent diet pills are really good for you or not!

Side-effects of Weight Loss Pills

Some food based diet supplements could be harmless, even being effective at creating a sense of fullness, melting your fat or boosting your metabolism.

But most of the popular ingredients in fat burning supplements have been banned by the FDA because of harmful side effects such as:

  • Increased heart rate
  • High blood pressure
  • Diarrhoea
  • Kidney problems
  • Agitation
  • Sleeplessness
  • Liver damage
  • Rectal bleeding

In light of all these side effects, would you risk popping these diet pills for weight loss? We have reviewed weight loss pills and their safety for you in this video. Have a look. 

Myths decoded about dietary supplements for weight loss

1. MYTH: Don’t need to diet or exercise if you are taking a weight-loss medicine

Fact: It would be absolutely wrong to say that exercise and diet is not required when you are taking weight loss tablets.

Possible believes in the ratio: 70% diet and 30% of exercise. So, in order to lose weight, diet is 2-3 times more effective than exercise.

2. MYTH: Green-tea supplements is the best fat burner supplement

Fact: Green tea is one of the sought after beverages for weight loss.

Possible’s detox tea or Teatox is much more than green tea. Try it out!

In teatox green tea is infused along with other 11 herbs that detoxify, boost metabolism, improves immunity and reduces blood pressure. It is a fat burner that is much more powerful than green tea alone.

Hence you see how the weight loss pills or the dietary supplements for weight loss usually work; we’d say give a shot with natural ways first. Give it a thought!

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32 thoughts on “Dietary Supplements for Weight Loss- Do Weight Loss Pills Really Work?

  1. Dipika varma says:

    Me 16 years se weight loss kar ti hu karti or waps bad jata hai aab 43 years hu aab thak gai hu body use to ho gai hai kam nahi ho ta pl aap koi help kar sak te ho

    • mehnaz says:

      Hi Dipika,

      One of the major drawbacks of many diet programs is that the weight tends to bounce back. So it is very important to take up weight management program that is not only effective but also sustainable. Like the points, you must have noticed on the blog “Do weight loss pills really work?” , that in order to maintain a healthy weight you have to maintain a healthy diet. You have come to the right place, please call us at 08064514959. Our representative will get in touch with you ASAP. Don’t worry we are here to help you manage a healthy weight 🙂

  2. Rahat Hossain says:

    Yeah diet is more effective than exercise in weight loss and Teatox is better than green tea as Teatox contains very effective fat burning ingredients like cinnamon, senna and also green tea.

  3. sh imran says:

    This post is very helpful and describes all about the pills and supplements side effects so chose the natural ways to loss your weight. Thanks

  4. Omar Quintana says:

    It is very true that we must do exercises that keep us in optimal physical condition and also complement it with our diet. I have been exercising for several months and what has helped me to improve my health have been your advice . thank you!

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