Showing posts with label weight loss pills. Show all posts
Showing posts with label weight loss pills. Show all posts

Sunday, January 16, 2011

From X-Large to Medium

Another good story about weight loss problem solved that I watched recently. The biggest loser TV show and other similar shows are very inspiring to those that wanted to shed off those extra weight that they've been battling for many years now. A local TV show has had a guest that shared her experience about her being big and how she overcome that trial in her life.

It was a very long process and trying all sort of ways to reduce her weight such as dieting, taking weight loss pills, exercising and more has made her even more determined along the way. She made herself determined and focus on her goals. Controlling herself to limit her food intake is hard and no joke but she managed to do that step by step. Now with all the hard work that she has done, she can now wear medium ladies shirt from XL size. Yey for her and wishing that more people have success story like her.

Thursday, November 25, 2010

Potential Dangers of Weight-Loss Medications

Weight-loss medications like Fenproporex (an amphetamine), Furosemide (a diuretic) and Sibutramine (an appetite suppressant) are purchased each day across the world. The dieting industry is a multi-billion dollar cash cow. The previous three ingredients are typically found in products sold as weight-loss pills. Unfortunately none of these were listed as ingredients and are no longer approved by the FDA for use in weight-loss medications. Any company can label weight-loss without proof that it is safe or works.

Federal Drug Administration (FDA) Involvement
There is no law in the United States that any agency has to approve supplements. Therefore, its goes back to the old shopping rule, “buyer beware.” Over-the-Counter (OTC) and prescribed medicines must go through a rigorous testing process to be approved for use. In many instances, OTC approval is granted after being prescribed for many years.

The Dietary Supplement Health and Education Act of 1994
This act stated that any company selling a product in the classification of a dietary supplement does not have to register with the FDA and are not required to show proof of their product. The FDA will only become involved if the product is continually causing harm. Customer complaints are the trigger for these types of investigations.

Be Cautious
Customers should always be careful when taking pills as a diet supplement. Although many celebrities, sports icons and tapout models claim to take specific supplements, they can still be harmful. It was uncovered that nearly 100 dietary supplements did not list ingredients. Since there is a lack of regulation, these products could contain a much higher dosage than what was originally listed.

Interactions among Other Drugs
In addition to the potential for contamination and incorrect ingredient listing, when taking dietary supplements there is the risk of harmful interactions with other drugs you are taking. Some supplements trigger bleeding or increase tolerance to anesthesia.