There are lots of fat pills on the market, all with their own wonderful claims. The question is, do they work?
A quick look at the market shows several different types of fat pills available, each of which is accompanied by a great deal of hype and marketing. But the bottom line is that each of them is designed (or at least claims) to either help you reduce the calories you take in, or increase the calories you burn.
The different ways of doing this include:
- Herbal formulae designed to boost your metabolism (the speed at which your body burns calories)
- Products to help the body absorb less fat from food
- Nutrients designed to speed up fat burning at a cellular level
- Carbohydrate or sugar blockers
- Appetite suppressants
As the fat pills market is flooded with products, each trying to snare your attention, they tend to make outrageous claims in order to get themselves noticed. "Hot" new ingredients come on to the market regularly, each claiming to be better than the last.
However, amongst this blizzard of products, there are some to be aware of. The most popular products over the years have been those that contain Ephedra - usually in combination (stacked) with caffeine and aspirin.
Ephedra has now been banned in the UK and the USA due to the frequent and dangerous side effects. You can still buy it on the internet, however you would have to have a huge disregard for your health to use Ephedra.
The bottom line on the new generation of slimming aids is that some do indeed work, but all of them require that you're also exercising regularly and following a sensible, calorie controlled diet.