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How do I Choose the Best Weight Loss Pills?

By Felicia Dye
Updated May 17, 2024
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Many people purchase weight loss pills when they want to be thinner. Some people are satisfied with their experiences, but others may make several purchases and get disappointed on each occasion. To prevent this from happening to you, consult with a physician, purchase pills from a reputable vendor, and be aware of controversial ingredients.

Enough emphasis cannot be placed on the advice to consult a physician regarding any weight loss pills you are considering. This does not mean you should purchase the pills, begin taking them, and wait until you experience a problem before involving your doctor. This means you should get his advice before your purchase. Many people underestimate the importance of this step in the weight loss process and they find themselves with products that are not suitable for their goals or products that adversely affect them.

Do not allow your family, friends, or co-workers to become your health authorities. They may have tried certain diet pills which may have worked for them. This does not mean they are suitable for you. Furthermore, never allow individuals to become your supplier, especially when prescription medication is involved. Sharing prescription medication is illegal and can be dangerous.

When you buy weight loss pills, buy them from a reputable vendor. There are several ways to save money, but buying medication from questionable sources should not be one of them. If you plan to make purchases online, make sure the companies you order from are reputable. It is best to order from companies you are familiar with or those that are recommended by reputable authorities such as your insurance company. If, however, you do come across a vendor you are not familiar with, take a little time to make sure the business is credible.

When it comes to weight loss pills, try to choose those that are tried and tested. Resist the urge to follow a popular trend. New medications are often shrouded in consumer excitement. There may be reviews, commercials, and celebrity endorsement for new products that may make them seem very attractive. However, time often tells a different story.

Do enough research to determine what is proven and what is alleged. This can help prevent disappointment. For example, medicinal weight loss pills generally must undergo testing and pass approval by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA). However, herbal supplements that are advertised as natural weight loss pills generally are not required to undergo any testing to verify the claims made about them. If you are not aware of this, you could find that you spend a lot of money and only get disappointment in return.

While you are doing research, you also need to take note of controversial ingredients. Do not assume that availability equals safety. In many instances, faulty or dangerous products are sold for lengthy periods of time before action is taken to recall them or to force manufacturers to issue warnings regarding certain effects. However, much of the information regarding the mounting concerns is commonly available before any action is taken.

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Discussion Comments

By anon341596 — On Jul 13, 2013

I also have the same problem with losing weight. About two years ago, I started trying to control my weight and I was not successful. I have been on different weight loss programs and other fad diets and they don't work for me.

I am desperate and I want know what pills to use that could give,e weight loss with no serious complications. After reading this thread, I saw this prescopodene and I checked it out. It looks appealing with a high success rate, but I am not sure if it can be bought at local pharmacies. Any help please.

By anon340074 — On Jun 30, 2013

Knowing the right info can definitely help you choose the right pill. Aside from a doctor, I also asked some people I know who used a particular pill that helped them to get back in shape. I got this Prescopodene as well, and I lost a significant amount of weight and my body seems to adapt pretty well. I have not had any side effects.

I also tried portion sizing, but not with strict compliance because sometimes, I couldn't manage finishing a meal due the fullness it gives me. You really have to dedicate time to do your homework if you are serious about losing weight.

By anon337935 — On Jun 09, 2013

It's not really advisable nowadays to simply jump into purchasing any diet pill online as scam products are everywhere. I should know as I've been scammed before -- not just once, sad but true. I think the best way to get real diet pills is to ask for a doctor prescription or either ask someone who used a certain pill and got good results out of it.

That's exactly what I did why I am now down to a couple of more pounds to lose, then I'd consider myself lucky. A friend recommended a pill called Prescopodene. I don't know if you guys could get it if you're overseas. I got it online. It's worth trying, though.

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