Slim Pills and Its Side Effects

Slim pills can help you lose those kilos, if you are willing to risk mood swings, kidney stones and heart disease.

The weighing scale might bring a smile to your face, but fat burners aren’t the best news for your body. Slim pills can help you lose those kilos, if you are willing to risk mood swings, kidney stones and heart disease.

Pop a pill and see those kilos drop? Nothing could be simpler. But is weight the only thing you are losing? Side effects of these pills, some of which are banned for use in weight loss, include kidney stones, mood swings and even heart diseases.

What? Drugs that assist in weight loss are commonly known as fat burners. They can work in three ways-by increasing the metabolic rate, reducing the appetite and reducing the absorption of fat in the body. Commonly used fat burners include thermogenic drugs (the main ingredient is often ephedra, now banned), appetite suppressants (like sibutramine, banned for use in weight loss) and pancreatic lipase inhibitors.

How do they work?

Thermogenic supplements, such as those containing ephedra, work to increase the metabolic rate, which results in more calories being burnt. Appetite suppressants work on the brain and reduce hunger. Pancreatic lipase inhibitors reduce the fat absorption in the intestines. These pills are eaten after a meal, and once the drug is released in the intestine, it allows) enzymes to digest only a certain percentage of the fat content in the food and the remaining fat is simply excreted from the system, so you don’t put on those extra kilos.

The Temptation

There’s nothing seemingly easier than popping a pill and losing the kilos.

The Downside

It has been noticed that the long-term effects of some of these medications include increased heart rate, leading to high risk of heart attacks and alarming mood changes. The pancreatic lipase inhibitors can also cause diarrhoea, fat intolerance, kidney stones and liver problems. Plus, popping a pill does not mean you can eat all you want without putting on any weight. “Anyone taking a fat burner is advised to reduce the fat intake in their diet, so that the side effects of indigestion and fat intolerance could be controlled.”But if you are going to reduce fat in your diet, what’s the point of taking pills? You may as well just reduce the fat intake and your weight will come down automatically” Plus, there an also indications of increased chances of intestinal cancer, though the link is yet to be established.

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  1. Trying to lose weight with pills is a dangerous game. Diet pills cause heart problems. Great awareness shared here.

  2. I took a pill once. My doctor told me it was okay to take since it was all herbs. But then I read something about my pill that made me stop taking it.

  3. Oh quite informative

  4. What an interesting and much needed article. In this day and age we cannot be too careful when taking these aids.
    Take care and enjoy your day.

  5. Interesting article… thank you for share this..

  6. Please note disadvantages of pills are lower than its benefits in mostly cases. Thanks for sharing nice article.

  7. Good article and i agree with Tiki ^_^

  8. Very helpful, common sense article. Thanks.

  9. So very interesting indeed. and thanks for sharing this great article brilliant display of knowledge

    Not what we give,
    But what we share,
    For the gift
    without the giver
    Is bare.
    thanks for the support. :)

  10. writing is very good and beneficial to share

  11. The use of Diet Pills became rampant say 30 or more years ago because they became, of all things, street drugs. I have never taken a diet pill because I don’t believe there anything that would make a person lose weight besides the natural way, food and diet, exercise.:)

  12. Very good share. Thank you:)

  13. These slim pills and all should be never trusted. If anything, go the old fashioned way rather than risking yourself because of consuming those pills.

  14. It seems the old fashioned way (eat fewer calories than you expend using diet and exercise) is still the best way to lose weight.

  15. Pills, pills, everywhere a pill. Best diet is to quit eating so much of the wrong foods. I love to eat myself, and know it is hard but the body also needs maintenance just like a machine. You wouldn’t drink a quart of oil, so why do people eat so many fatty foods? A car can’t eat a ham sandwich and you wouldn’t stuff one down it’s tail pipe, so why do so many stuff it in their pie hole? Being fat is not funny, and I gained twenty pounds last year and got high blood pressure and a mild stroke. So Iost the twenty pounds and feel great!

  16. The risks seem to over way the benefits! Kidney stones? No! I will make do with other ways to lose weight!

  17. Good work thank you for sharing.

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