Weight loss supplements have very dangerous side effects. They do help initially to lose weight but its effectiveness fades after some time. Side effects include headaches, dizziness, heart arrhythmia, high blood pressure, and insomnia.
Initially an anti obesity drug called Fen-phen was launched in the market which became a very popular supplement among people who wanted to lose weight by eating pills. After some time it was alleged in to heart-valve damage that resulted in deaths.
The Circumstances Under Weight Loss Supplements
Then Phentermine was introduced for specific circumstances under doctor’s prescription.
Phentermine is not advisable as a weight loss aid because is some cases it has been observed that it becomes psychological addiction for the people who take it for a long period of time.
This is one of the major reasons why it is always taken under medical guidance and for a short period of time.
It is a centrally acting stimulant and acts on similar lines of amphetamines. This amphetamines like property is what leads to psychological addition of this drug.
It does not mean that Phentermine causes only harms and should be avoided altogether. It has been observed that when taken under proper guidance of a doctor and taking an appropriate diet as suggested by the doctor or dietitian it has had positive effects.
There have also been instances when Phentermine purchased over the counter without prescription of doctor or bought online has contained some harmful substances like lead paint.
Phentermine is no magic pill. Weight loss pills do a lot of harm in the long run unless taken under the guidance of a professional and balanced well with exercise regimen and proper diet.
Other Weight Loss Supplements Such as Clenbuterol, the Illegal Weight Loss Craze
Clenbuterol, or Clen for short, is the latest weight loss craze to hit Hollywood though it has been used in the weightlifting community for years.
The fat burning results are spectacular, earning this drug the nickname of the size zero pill, but it is neither safe nor legal.
Desperate dieters have it shipped in from Tijuana perhaps explaining why it has become so popular in California where the Mexican border is so close.
So what is Clen exactly?
It turns out to be a steroid like drug used to treat asthma in horses. It might have anabolic properties as well and has been known to be illegally used to increase meat production in chickens.
The drug has never been tested on humans and was never intended for human consumption but there will always be those who will go to extreme lengths and even put their lives at risk in the hopes of becoming thin.
Clenbuterol acts on the nervous system, increasing metabolism through an increase in core temperature, much like ephedrine or other thermogenics but supposedly without the sleeplessness though there have been recorded accounts of insomnia.
Simple side effects include muscle cramps, increased heart rate, headache, sweating and jitteriness but the true risks may be more devastating.
In tests on mice the drug has been shown to cause cardiac and skeletal necrosis.
Furthermore, one Clen user has come out to explain how although she lost 10 pounds almost immediately after beginning the drug.
The weight loss quickly wore off as she became addicted to the pills, unable to understand why they no longer allowed her to lose weight.
As with all other quick weight loss fixes, the body adapts and the dieter ends up with a significant gain often weighing more than initially as the result of a destroyed metabolism.