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Many of us have cruised the diet section at either our local supermarket or online at our favourite store.
There is a multitude of products that all promise the same thing, a boost to lift those annoying extra pounds right off of your body. What makes matters worse is that many of the female celebrities push these diet pills in our faces. They tell us that the only way that we can be happy is if we take these diet pills. But are these diet pills great for our health?
Are Diet Pills A Good Idea?
Why you should say no to a pill.
Two examples of diet pill pushers are both Snooki and Kim Kardashian. Both of these women have recently lost a ton of weight and they say that their recent success is all due to a certain diet pill.
The problem is that these women are behind a campaign that is not as well regulated by the FDA as prescription medications. Where prescription medications have to go through rigorous trials to ensure they are safe, diet pills only go through a few small steps.
The FDA has to run tests to show that the diet pills actually have something snuck inside them, illegal drugs. If you think that these illegal drugs are not being snuck into them, you might want to think again. Since there is not always a manufacturer’s name on the label of mainly diet pills that are currently on the market, it can be difficult to nail down exactly who has a spiked pill and who does not.
The other problem with diet pills is that we do not know the exact chemical composition before we take them. Where many companies used to use caffeine, they now use compounds that are typically found in controlled prescriptions.
The frightening part of this whole story is that many do not include their “secret ingredient” on the label. This poses a serious problem when you are not sure how much of what you are taking. This can also cascade into a free fall because if you do not know what is in your system and you do have a complication, the medical team that would normally be able to treat you, will not know what is safe to use. Many of these drugs do not agree well with others that the doctors may treat you with.
Do you really want to take a pill?
The main issue with these pills is the amount of controlled substance that is part of the pill. There are many regulations that protect us because doctors cannot prescribe an amount that is over what your body can handle.
With the unregulated world of diet pills, many of the pills that are out there have more than the maximum allowed dosage for anyone to take. There are ways that you can protect yourself. You can talk to your doctor. If you talk to your doctor, you and your doctor can come up with a plan that will slowly take off the weight.
There may be safer solutions that your doctor knows about that will help you lose the weight.