Acompliex is purported to be a pharmaceutical grade non-prescription diet pill that tricks the brain into thinking it is full. It promises to decrease appetite up to thirty-eight percent. Manufactured by Lazarus Lab, it is claimed that Acompliex contains no ephedrine and no ma huang which cause jitters and anxiety attacks. Acompliex is considered to be a safe over-the-counter alternative to Acomplia since it contains natural ingredients that have the same effects of the ingredients found in Acomplia.
The two main ingredients in Acompliex are Hoodia Gordonii, which is an herb from South Africa which is said to cause the brain to think it is less hungry, and Pinolenic Acid (exclusively used in Acompliex) which is a fatty acid found in the seeds of some conifers. This acid triggers two hormones in the body. The first, CCK (cholecystokinin) act to suppress appetite. The second, GLP-1 inhibits acid secretion and gastric emptying while increasing a feeling of being full.
Acompliex is said to have no stimulant effects since it has no caffeine or taurine. There are no reported side effects unless one is allergic to the ingredients. It works best for people with an excess weight of twenty pounds or more.
The drawbacks of Acompliex are:
It is not FDA approved
There are no clinical trials to support the claims
Side effects are not truly known