Herbal Diet Pills

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Herbal Diet Pills include a wide range of weight loss products, inlcuding appetite suppressants, fat blockers, fat burners, stimulants and carb blockers. The commonality between all of these weight loss products is that they contain only natural herbs as ingredients. Although herbal diet pills are considered a safer alternative to prescription diet pills, consumers should be aware that even taking natural diet pills poses some health risk and potential for side effects.


The herbal diet pill ingredient that has received the most media attention is Hoodia. Today, hundreds of natural diet pills contain hoodia as an ingredient for its effect as an appetite suppressant. However, many herbal diet pills on the market do not contain enough hoodia, nor the P57 Hoodia molecule, that is actually responsible for appetite suppression.


When considering an herbal diet pill as part of your weight loss regime always remember that even with the use of pills, weight loss will not happen without exercise and a lower calorie diet. Diet pills that make false claims, such as "No exercise needed to lose Weight" should be avoided.


Although taking herbal diet pills typically poses less health risks than prescription diet pills, buyers should still be cautious. There have been a number of herbal diet pills that have been banned because of their potentially harmful side-effects, including ephedra and ephedrine alkaloids.


When buying herbal diet pills always purchase them from a legitimate source that offers a complete list of ingredients. Reading testimonials from other people who have used the diet pills, or asking others about their experiences in a weight loss forum is an important part of finding an herbal diet pill that will work for you.


0 # RE: chefmel 2012-09-22 14:47
Quoting Penny:
The one thing that I don’t like so much about herbal supplements is that they often come in capsules that smell horrible when you open the jar.

I've found the exact same thing! I haven't taken a lot of herbal supplements in the past, so I really wasn't ready when I first opened up an all natural product and found that it stunk to high heaven!

In fact, even when the bottle is closed, I can smell it when I open my medicine cabinet. That's a strong drawback to me because I have to plug my nose to take them, which makes them even harder to swallow. I also have to scrub my hands with soap right away after touching them since the smell transfers. I wonder if there is a way around that!
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0 # don't smell greatPenny 2012-07-21 15:34
The one thing that I don’t like so much about herbal supplements is that they often come in capsules that smell horrible when you open the jar. That makes it really hard to swallow them. I find this is the case for both diet ones and sleep ones.

It doesn’t mean that they’re any less effective, because I do think that they work, but it does make it embarrassing if you have to take them in public.
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-1 # RE: Gina 2012-06-04 20:48
How do you know if your herbal diet pills aren't just diuretics that are getting rid of water weight instead of actual fat? It's hard to tell because they all seem to claim to be fat burners so you can't just trust the promises that they make on the labels.
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0 # some can worksarah 2012-04-21 00:59
Even though a lot of herbal diet pills may not work, there are a few out there that definitely do. The trick is to find the right ones for you and not fall victim to the hype-based claims such as that acai or hoodia will work miracles.
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+1 # not strong enoughchefmel 2012-04-10 13:42
I find herbal pills work well for a lot of things. I use them every now and again if I’m suffering from insomnia, and they help a lot. However, I’ve never had a lot of luck with them for weight loss. They just don’t have enough oomph.
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0 # smellspeeddemon 2012-03-04 06:12
a lot of diet pills made from herbs smell really odd. It's hard enough to try to swallow a pill without the stink added to the mix.
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0 # RE: brightstar 2012-02-19 07:27
I never quite find that herbal diet products are strong enough for what I want them to do. Maybe I just want faster results. I'm from an instant gratification generation so I think I'll blame my parents LOL
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0 # know your stuff and they can be great1000kw 2012-01-18 03:17
There is a trick to being able to use herbal diet pills properly. That trick is not to listen JUST to what the marketing for the pills say, or just listening to statements from distributors that say “clinically proven”. What you want to do is actually read the studies that “prove” that the pill works. Remember that not many herbal remedies actually have studies done about them, per se, but instead have had their ingredients studied. So if you see a pill that says that it works because there is green tea in it, look up studies done on green tea and weight loss. Google Scholar can be very helpful for that. Then, look up how much was used for the results. Because you want to make sure your supplements contain enough of the ingredient to actually work. So many just have trace amounts.
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0 # look into the ingredientschristy 2011-12-30 05:14
when you’re buying herbal diet pills, don’t just look at the advertising on the label that tells you that there’s “green tea” or some other ingredient in it. Look at how much is actually in each pill and then find out online (there are lots of studies published online) to see how much is actually needed to be effective. A lot of pills do contain great herbal ingredients but don’t come anywhere near having enough of them in their formulas to actually help you lose weight.
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0 # not any less riskyPaplo 2011-12-21 04:24
Just because a diet pill says that it’s herbal, it doesn’t mean that it is safe.

So many people think that because it’s from nature, that means that it must be fine. But would you eat any old mushroom or plant in the woods just because it’s natural? I hope not!

Herbs can have very powerful effects if they’re strong enough, and they can have side effects or cause allergic reactions in some people. Though these pills can be very effective, it doesn’t mean that they’re safer.
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0 # not always strong enoughJenny25 2011-11-21 06:17
My main gripe about herbal diet supplements isn’t that they don’t work but it’s that they don’t work well enough to mater. They just aren’t worth the money. They’re not cheap, so it’s disappointing when they don’t do very much. When you look at their ingredients, make sure that the amount is high enough in the formula to make a difference. Otherwise it’s just a word on a list.
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0 # treehuggertodd 2011-10-20 02:33
If you're thinking about an herbal diet pill, try to find out both the ingredients in its formula and the amount of each ingredient (especially the herbs). Many advertise that they are effective because they contain an herb that is proven to be great for weight loss, but they don't actually contain enough of it to work. Look into the product you want to take, so you can be sure that it has the potential to work.
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0 # tara 2011-10-11 02:30
The trick to herbal diet pills is to do your homework and talk to your doctor. Both of these can help you to find out if they're a good choice for you. Some can be really good, but since there's thousands of these things on the market, you have to know what to look for and it's not obvious. Talk to your doctor first, then look at product reviews and find out about the product's ingredients and know if there are enough of them to be effective.
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