Among the zillions of weight loss products offered to hopeful Americans these days, both through the internet and on TV, there are many that are scams aimed at getting your dollars, and though they are in general not dangerous, they plainly do not work. There is one category of products, however, that do yield the desired results. These go by the name of natural herbal weight loss pills.
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This category of products encompasses many different kinds of pills, which perform different actions in your body that help you the extra poundage. We will explain briefly what each kind of pill does for you, and what its main components are so that you can make an informed decision when choosing one that works for you.
Appetite Suppressing Pills
The main ingredient, one in vogue these days, in these kinds is called Hoodia Gordonii. This plant has its origins in Africa, where it thrives in high temperatures. Hoodia works by imitating the effect of glucose in the brain, thus giving the impression of fulfillment, which reduces appetite and, therefore, the calories you ingest. Though there have been no official studies that prove Hoodia’s effectiveness, people recommend it and use it all the time. Apart from suppressing appetite, it is claimed that this plant reduces blood pressure.
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Fat Burning Pills
Another category of weight loss pills is made up of fat-burning pills. The main ingredient here is Green Tea. Green tea varies from other types of tea in the way it is dried. The drying is done in the sun. Besides, there’s no fermentation process, therefore its qualities remain almost intact. This herbal supplement increases your metabolism, which in turn allows the body to burn more fat. Moreover, green tea is claimed to lower blood pressure, boost the immune system, and even prevent some types of cancer.
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These kinds of pills help you lose weight by eliminating water that your body has retained. One example of this herbal supplement is the extract taken from the dandelion plant. Although this diuretic effect will be seen at the scales, the truth is that you are really not losing any stored fats, you are just losing water. Besides, diuretics can have negative side effects, like for instance dehydration, which has been linked to weight gain! So you must be very careful with this kind of pills, natural though they are and all.
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Whatever your choice may be, do not jump to the conclusion that because a product claims to be natural it is 100% safe. Some people have been known to experience unpleasant side effects when taking these supplements, especially those in the third category. It is always advisable to check with your doctor first. Do not be tempted to try any of these products just because a friend of yours had great results with them. Remember that each body is different, as is the way it reacts against different products. Your doctor knows you and will be able to give you the best advice!