Thursday, 23 March 2017

Slimming/Weight Loss Pills and Supplements That Really Work - UPDATED!

Exercising to lose weight, diet to lose weight, slimming pills and dietary supplements are commonest problem that are really being work and discussed on in today’s health world, especially in America and Europe.

Some people really prefer to work on pills or dietary supplements to lose weight and becoming slim instead of working on exercise, because they know exercising to lose weight happens every day with tedious regularity, thinking slimming won’t be really fast and easy.

However, exercising should have be the best option because natural treatment is considered the primitive form of conquering disease like overweight or obesity.

But what if?

  • Your work doesn’t really allow you to lose weight and slim down with exercise?
  • Slimming pills and dietary supplements is the only best option to lose weight faster because of your high obesity rate?
  • You are very overweight and can’t even walk few miles not to talk of jogging or exercising in any form?
  • You like to combine slimming pills, slimming supplements and exercise, so as to lose weight faster?


For these reasons and some other reasons not listed above, We have compiled all the top slimming pills and supplements that actually work and pointed out the best products reigning in some countries like US, UK, Canada. Remember the pills to be listed are prescription drugs in which you have to consult your physician before usage. Below also is false claim about Garcinia gummi-gutta (Cambogia) as weight loss fruit.

List of Top working weight loss/slimming pills



#1. Contrave



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Contrave is a combination of two FDA-approved pills, naltrexone and bupropion, in an extended-release formula. Naltrexone is approved to treat alcohol and opioid dependence. Bupropion is approved to treat depression, seasonal affective disorder, and help people stop smoking.

Approved for long-term use? Yes.


Side effects

The most common side effects include nausea, constipation, headache, vomiting, dizziness, insomnia, dry mouth, and diarrhea. Contrave has a boxed warning about the increased risk of suicidal thoughts and behaviors associated with bupropion. The warning also notes that serious neuropsychiatric issues linked to bupropion have been reported. Contrave can cause seizures and must not be used in patients who have seizure disorders. The drug can also increase blood pressure and heart rate.


What else you should know

If you don't lose 5% of your weight after 12 weeks of taking Contrave, you should stop taking it, because it's unlikely to work for you, the FDA says.

Popular and FDA approved in Australia, USA, UK and Canada.


#2. Saxenda


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Saxenda is a higher dose of the type 2 diabetes drug Victoza. It mimics an intestinal hormone that tells the brain your stomach is full.

Approved for long-term use? Yes.


Popular and FDA approved in Australia, USA, UK and Canada.


Side effects

Nausea, vomiting, diarrhea, constipation, low blood pressure, and increased appetite. Serious side effects can include raised heart rate, pancreatitis, gallbladder disease, kidney problems, and suicidal thoughts.


What else you should know

If you don't lose 4% of your weight after 16 weeks of taking Saxenda pill, you should stop taking it, because it's unlikely to work for you, the FDA says.


#3. Phentermine



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How it works: curbs your appetite.

Your doctor may prescribe this under the names Adipex or Suprenza.

Approved for long-term use? No. It's approved for short-term use (a few weeks) only.

Popular and FDA approved in Australia, USA, UK and Canada


Side effects

can be serious, such as raising your blood pressure or causing heart palpitations, restlessness, dizziness, tremor, insomnia, shortness of breath, chest pain, and trouble doing activities you've been able to do.
Phentermine may make you drowsy, hampering your ability to drive or operate machinery. As with some other appetite suppressants, there's a risk of becoming dependent upon the drug.
Less serious side effects include dry mouth, unpleasant taste, diarrhea, constipation, and vomiting.
Don't take it late in the evening, as it may cause insomnia.
If you take insulin for diabetes, let your doctor know before you take phentermine, as you may need to adjust your insulin dose.

You should not take phentermine if you have a history of heart disease, stroke, congestive heart failure, or uncontrolled high blood pressure. You also shouldn't take it if you have glaucoma, hyperthyroidism, or a history of drug abuse, or if you are pregnant or nursing.


What else you should know

Phentermine is an amphetamine. Because of the risk of addiction or abuse, such stimulant drugs are "controlled substances," which means they need a special type of prescription.


 
#4. Belviq

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How it works: Curbs your appetite.

Approved for long-term use? Yes.

Side effects

The most common side effects in people who don't have diabetes are headache, dizziness, nausea, fatigue, dry mouth, and constipation.
The most common side effects in those who have diabetes are low blood sugar (hypoglycemia), headache, back pain, cough, and fatigue.
People taking some depression medications with Belviq need to be monitored very closely for a rare but serious reaction that includes fever and confusion.
Women who are pregnant or planning to get pregnant shouldn't take Belviq.


What else you should know

If you don't lose 5% of your weight after 12 weeks of taking Belviq, you should stop taking it, because it's unlikely to work for you, the FDA says.

Popular and FDA approved in Australia, USA, UK and Canada.



#5. Qsymia


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How it works: Curbs your appetite. Qsymia combines phentermine with the seizure/migraine drug topiramate.

Topiramate causes weight loss in several ways, including helping you feel full, making foods taste less appealing, and burning more calories.


Approved for long-term use? Yes. Qsymia has much lower amounts of phentermine and topiramate than when these drugs are given alone.


Side effects

The most common side effects are tingling hands and feet, dizziness, altered sense of taste, insomnia, constipation, and dry mouth.
Serious side effects include certain birth defects (cleft lip and cleft palate), faster heart rate, suicidal thoughts or actions, and eye problems that could lead to permanent vision loss if not treated.


Women who might become pregnant should get a pregnancy test before taking Qsymia, and should use birth control and get monthly pregnancy tests while on the drug.
You also shouldn't take Qsymia if you have glaucoma, hyperthyroidism, heart disease, or stroke. Get regular checks of your heart when starting the drug or increasing the dose.


What else you should know

If you don't lose 3% of your weight after 12 weeks on Qsymia, the FDA recommends that you stop taking it or that your doctor increase your dose for the next 12 weeks -- and if that doesn't work, you should gradually stop taking it.

Popular and FDA approved in Australia, USA, UK and Canada.




#6. Orlistat (Xenical)



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How it works: Blocks your body from absorbing about a third of the fat you eat. When a doctor prescribes orlistat, it's called Xenical. If you get it without a prescription, it's called Alli, which has half of Xenical's dose.
                                             
Approved for long-term use? Yes.

Side effects include abdominal cramping, passing gas, leaking oily stool, having more bowel movements, and not being able to control bowel movements.

These side effects are generally mild and temporary. But they may get worse if you eat high-fat foods. Rare cases of severe liver injury have been reported in people taking orlistat, but it's not certain that the drug caused those problems.

Popular and FDA approved in Australia, USA, UK and Canada.


What else you should know

You should be on a low-fat diet (less than 30% of your daily calories from fat) before taking orlistat.

Also, take a multivitamin at least 2 hours before or after taking orlistat, because the drug temporarily makes it harder for your body to absorb vitamins A, D, E, and K.

Orlistat is the only slimming pill of its kind that's approved in the U.S. All other prescription weight loss pills curb your appetite, including the above pills


Why you should disregard Garcinia Cambogia fruit, Garcinia extract or supplement as weight loss aids



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Clinical evidence indicates it has no significant effect on weight loss.  Hydroxycitric acid (HCA), the principle constituent (10-50%) of the dried fruit rind of Garcinia cambogia, has been assessed for its potential to cause weight loss.

In late 2012, a United States television personality, Dr. Oz promoted Garcinia cambogia extract as "an exciting breakthrough in natural weight loss".  Dr. Oz's endorsements of dietary supplements having no or little scientific evidence of efficacy have often led to a substantial increase in consumer purchases of the promoted products.

However, medical evidence is lacking, and the results of clinical trials do not strongly support claims that extracts derived from Garcinia cambogia are effective weight-loss aidsMárquez F1, Babio N, Bulló M, Salas-Salvadó J (2012).”Evaluation of the safety and efficacy of hydroxycitric acid or Garcinia cambogia extracts in humans". Crit Rev Food Sci Nutr. 52 (7): 585–94”.

Meta-analyses of clinical trials offers evidence for limited short term weight loss with increases of up to two-fold in adverse events. A 1998 randomized, controlled trial looked at the effects of hydroxycitric acid, the purported active component in G. gummi-gutta, as a potential antiobesity agent in 135 people.

The conclusion from this trial was that Garcinia cambogia failed to produce significant weight loss and fat mass loss beyond that observed with placebo.Heymsfield, S. B.; Allison, D. B.; Vasselli, J. R.; Pietrobelli, A.; Greenfield, D.; Nunez, C. (1998). "Garcinia cambogia (Hydroxycitric Acid) as a Potential Antiobesity Agent: A Randomized Controlled Trial"J. Amer. Med. Assoc. 280 (18): 1596–1600. Retrieved 14 September 2016”.


A more recent report stated that a meta-analysis had clear limitations, suggesting:
…a small, statistically significant difference in weight loss favouring HCA over placebo (MD: −0.88 kg; 95% CI: −1.75, −0.00). [But with] Gastrointestinal adverse events… twice as common in the HCA group compared with placebo in one included study… [Leading them to conclude that while] ...Garcinia extracts/HCA can cause short-term weight loss.

The magnitude of the effect is small, and the clinical relevance is uncertain.“Onakpoya, Igho; Hung, Shao Kang; Perry, Rachel; Wider, Barbara; and Ernst, Edzard (2011). "The Use of Garcinia Extract (Hydroxycitric Acid) as a Weight loss Supplement: A Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis of Randomised Clinical Trials".Journal of Obesity (December 14): 509038”

Further, adverse events associated with use of such supplements (“side effect") — especially, hepatotoxicity, as well as gastrointestinal issues — led to one preparation being withdrawn from the market.

While it has received considerable media attention purporting impact on weightloss, the limited clinical evidence for Garcinia cambogia supports no clear effect, while gastrointestinal adverse events were two-fold more common over the placebo in a 2011 meta-analysis indicating the extract may be unsafe for human consumption.      

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