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Why You Should Stay Away From Diet Pills?
Diet pills or as they are commonly known appetite suppressants, are being doctor prescribed all the way from the 1950s. Early in the 1950s when they first appeared most of these pills was based on amphetamines which are also popularly known as speed.
Amphetamine is extremely addictive drug and medical professionals soon discovered that they did much more harm then good and that they will have to find another solution to the weight loss.
As over the years medicine progressed several more medications (Redux and Pondimin) appeared on the market. Very soon after that pharmaceutical companies produced a drug popularly known as fen-phen pills. It was produced by combining fenfluramine with phentermine, and the drug soon gained bad reputation for various side effects.
Just like any other medications weight loss medications have to be tested and approved by Food and Drug Administration or popularly know FDA, before it can be legally distributed on the market or prescribed by your doctor.
Besides testing and approving the medication Food and Drug Administration is also in charge of continues observing the effects that drugs such as these have on people who use them.
Because many of the ingredients used so far have been proven to have harmful side effects, active ingredients used in a modern day diet pills now come more and more from natural plant sources. But it does not mean that these ingredients are 100% side effect free. As a matter of fact some of the most powerful toxins know are produced by plants.
Including more of natural ingredients is responsible for the fact that every day more and more of these medications is being sold over the counter without need for prescription. Probably the best known modern day herbal supplement used is ephedra. Ephedra has also been proven to cause major side effects and health problems.
Caffeine used in many forms from tea and coffee to pills is another very popular weight loss supplement on the market today. In our search for better looks we are willing to endanger our health to the point of madness, while all the time we have natural and beneficial ways of keeping fit and looking good right before our very noses.
Only healthy diet combined with regular exercise guarantees long term weight loss and good looks, and that goes for both women and men. In your effort to lose weight and look better (remember that beauty is in the eyes of the beholder) remember that there is no magic pill that will make you look and feel good.
Stick with exercise and healthy diet and you will soon not only look better but also feel much better then before.
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