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Best Otc Weight Loss Pill

This is John. I want to lose weight, please explain advantages of Best Otc Weight Loss Pill?
(March 15, 2011)

Best OTC Weight Loss Pill

Over the counter weight loss pills promise fast results and it is this promise that lures people to use them. However, just how reliable and safe are these over the counter weight loss pills? Does an OTC weight loss pill really help one to lose weight quickly? Here are some of the lesser known facts of using over the counter weight loss pills. Remember that there are several over the counter weight loss pills that can be purchased from the drugstore, health food store or even supermarket.

There are several options online as well. Do keep in mind though, that most of these pills have not been proven effective and some of them may be dangerous for your health as well. It is extremely essential and important to consult your health care practitioner before you opt for any over the counter weight loss pills. This is even more so if you suffer from any health problems or are already on some medication. Your doctor can then determine if you the weight loss pills you opt for will interact with any medication you are already on. Weight loss pills contain many products which cause harmful side effects. Some of these include indigestion, diarrhea, other gastrointestinal problems, vomiting, bloating and so on.

What you need to remember is that there is no one magic pill that will simply melt away that unwanted fat. Some over the counter weight loss pills might work and will help you to lose weight initially. However, it is equally important to follow a healthy diet, eat fewer calories than you can burn in order to keep the weight off and to sustain your ideal weight as well. You may have to keep on taking that OTC weight loss pill or over the counter diet pill in order to keep the weight off. This may not be safe for your health in the long run. The best way to lose weight and to maintain a good weight is by lifestyle changes and also with exercise. If you do opt for over the counter weight loss pills, combine them with a healthy diet and an exercise routine as well.

Keep these points in mind if you decide to purchase over the counter weight loss medication.

• Pick up brands that have been available for some time. Also do some research on the brand before buying it.
• Do not buy any OTC pills that do not have the ingredients listed.
• Check for a medical endorsement on the pill you are buying.
• It is advisable to choose pills that have more natural ingredients than chemical ones. The package should clearly mention the ratio of natural ingredients that have been used.
• Do not forget to consult your doctor before buying any over the counter weight loss pills. He is probably the best person to advise you on any possible health problems that might crop up after using them.

After reading the above, you will be able to make an informed decision on whether to use such pills or not

Submitted by A M on March 15, 2011 at 06:38


Over The Counter Weight Loss Pill 

OTC or over-the-counter diet pills are those that are available without a prescription from the physician. Many such pills are life threatening and some of them fail to achieve any weight loss. It is easily available in the pharmacies, but drug abuse is never recommended. Adverse health effects are seen. These diet pills work as appetite suppressants or pancreatic lipase inhibitors.

Diuretics and laxatives are generally consumed by individuals on weight loss program. These fail to prove effective, and results in a myriad of complications. Dehydration, digestive tract damage and severe cramps are seen. Non prescription drugs or over the counter diet pills are refrained from and guidance from your physician or nutritionist is recommended. Diet tea and other such laxatives empty the intestine by hastening the removal process. Diuretics result in heavy weight loss, which is due to the loss of water from the body.

Caffeine, ephedra and other stimulants used in these over the counter diet pills suppresses the appetite, by triggering the metabolic process. Phenyl propanol amine or PPA is yet another component of diet pills that result in a variety of complications. Carbohydrate and fat blockers are seen in certain OTC pills that also inhibit the absorption of certain nutrients. 

Submitted by E L on June 19, 2008 at 08:02


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