Side-Effects of Diet Pills

Whether you are a lazy couch potato struggling to lose weight or a starting bodybuilder, getting rid of body fat can be a real challenge. 

Diets alone cannot bring the immediate effects that diet pills can deliver.  However, many diet pills do not share to their customers the impending side-effects that these pills may do to one’s body.


One of the heavily-advertised diet pills, Hydroxycut is a combination of ten ingredients mainly by caffeine and hydroxyl tea. 

It also contains extracts from Garcinia cambogia, a small pumpkin-like fruit found in India, which Hydroxycut manufacturers claim as their product’s miracle ingredient. 

However, people who are taking Hydroxycut may suffer side effects ranging from insomnia, acne, nose bleeds, high blood pressure, and increasing hearth rate.


Known for its celebrity endorsement, Trimspa caters to the more heavy-set users who wish to shed a lot of pounds just like Anna Nicole Smith.  Its new formulation eliminates ephedra-which was banned in the United States-out of the picture. 

Today’s Trimspa consists of chromium, as well as a propriety blend of cocoa and green tea extract, hoodia gordonii, glucosamine HCL, as well as other ingredients. 

However, recent reports state the active ingredient glucosamine may prolong the amount of time that glucose stays within the bloodstream, which may increase the development of diabetes.


Alli is the only diet pill approved by the FDA, serving as an over-the-counter version of the weight loss drug Xenical.  Both pills use Orlistat that blocks dietary fat absorption in the small intestine. 

However, blocking fat absorption may also block certain essential nutrients as well.  Side effects also include oily spotting, flatulence, urgent bowel movements, and fatty or oily stools.

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