There are many weight loss supplements in the market. The Food and Drugs Administration does not control the supplement industry the same way they control medical grade supplies. As a result, most of these supplements can be ineffective or downright harmful. We have here a list of weight loss supplements that are tested by users.
- Garcinia Cambogia: Ever since this unknown fruit made news in the Dr. Oz show, it has become one of the most famous weight loss supplements. The fruit skin contains HCA or Hydroxycitric Acid, which is the active ingredient marketed as the supplement. If you are wondering how to eat Garcinia Cambogia, there are many pills in the market. It works by producing an enzyme that inhibits fat production in the body.
- Glucomannan: This is a byproduct of konjac plant. There are limited evidences linking it to weight loss in test subjects but a lot of users swear by it.
- Hydroxycut: This is probably the most famous and actually effective natural weight loss supplement which contains several ingredients including caffeine and extracts of several plants which can increase fat loss severely. There are some side effects to it such as anxiety, tremors and irritability which are linked with excessive consumption of caffeine.
- Orlistat: This is an over the counter pharmaceutical drug which inhibits the fat breakdown in the gut, which means you will consume lesser calories. The over the counter drug is called Alli, and the prescription drug is called Xenical. The pill has many other benefits as well. It reduces the risk of heart disease and type 2 diabetes. The digestive side effects related to Orlistat are oily stools, frequent bowel movements that are hard to control, flatulence and causing a vitamin A, K, D, E deficiency.