Phentermine, Phentramin-D and other fat loss pill matters
In order to understand how Prescription Phentermine, Phentramin-D, Xenical, and other weight loss pills work, it is good to know their classifications. Weight — or rather fat — loss pills generally fall into 3 major groups, depending on function:
* Fat Burners – generally work by stimulating the body to increase the heart rate and metabolism either by stimulating the central nervous system or organs (like the thyroid glands) to increase metabolism which increases the burning of body fat. For example Phentermine, Phentramin-D;
* Appetite suppressants – just make you lose the desire to eat — also known as ‘oral anorexants’. For example Phentermine, Phentramin-D, Sibutramine, Rimonabant
* Fat Blockers – work by either preventing food fat from being absorbed by the body or preventing carbohydrates from being converted by the body to fat. For example Xenical, Alli (Orlistat)
They are better called ‘fat’-loss pills because other weight-loss pills, like diuretics, can cause one to rapidly lose weight (within hours) through frequent urination — not the kind of weight loss overweight people are looking for.
As you can see, a fat loss pill can have more than one function, Phentermine and Phentramin-D, for example, function as both fat burners and appetite suppressants.
How do you know if you need a fat-loss pill? Simple. Is your fatness literally killing you? As in ‘morbidly’ obese that you run the risk of a stroke and many other ailments associated with it? If it does, you should take a fat loss pill, fast.
Don’t take these pills if your health is not in danger from your being overweight. In fact, slightly overweight people, according to recent studies, have higher life expectancies than normal-weight persons. There are better ways of losing fat if you are not in an emergency situation. Healthy food, clean living, and exercise do that for you, if you do them consistently and with discipline.
If you do need to take fat-loss pills, understand that these are only good for 2–6 weeks. You’d still need to eat healthy food, refrain from alcohol and junk foods, get enough sleep and exercise to maintain a healthy weight.
Another thing: How do the benefits of these pills weigh in compared to their side effects? Choose one with the least side-effects. Sibutramine has many side effects. Rimonabant can make you want to commit suicide. Xenical/Alli can give you oily anal discharges (among other things) that could be devastatingly embarrassing in public. Phentramin-D has only a few side effects. Phentermine has a number of crystal meth-like side effects too many to list here. Choose well.