In our country and our world we are losing the battle against obesity problems and most guys would do anything for some weight loss pills for men. A pill that would enable them to lose weight fast and easily, with no other side effects other than a trim cut body that they would be proud of.
Sadly, there isn’t something that incredible on the market yet. However it wouldn’t be considered fair to say all weight loss pills for men are scams as there are many great and effective products in the market.
Back in 2010, the Mayo Clinic conducted research with ten well-known, off the shelf weight loss pills then posted their findings on their website. Out of the ten pills, nine were labeled either as “possibly effective,” some were considered “possibly ineffective,” and then a few were explained as “evidence is too insufficient for a reliable rate.” The only one that was labeled as “effective” was called Alli. Alli was basically a non-prescription style of Orlistat, which was designed for decreasing dietary fat absorption into the body.
So this is the miracle drug? Right…? No. Before you start jumping for joy, you’ll need to hear about the yearlong clinical testing trials that were done. First this “effective” pill was tested in a prescription version and only worked on around half of the trial participants. It had reduced the participants body mass on average by only 5%, and most of those them whom it was “effective” gained back some or even all the weight they had lost after they stopped taking it. So basically it’s not much better than doing nothing, but hardly worth the trouble and hardly a miracle pill. Also, the FDA (Food and Drug Administration) are investigating its potential links to damaging the liver.
Another study from “Askmen” examined three more prominent weight loss pills for men – Bontril, Phentermine and the previously mentioned Orlistat. They too found it to be almost useless for helping men lose weight and were similarly unimpressed with their findings of the pill. Their study concluded that the majority of weight loss pills are amphetamine-based. It also had shown that the limited effects they had for some people, that it is easily outweighed by all the possible downsides like addiction, heart palpitations, blood pressure increases, fatigue, restlessness or insomnia, diarrhea and many more.
“Men’s Health” was also not able to recommend any weight loss pills for men it researched. They studied Prolab Therma Pro Ephedra Free, Xenadrine EFX, Ephedra-free Hydroxycut, Zantrex 3, and Trim Spa Completely Ephedra Free; and the evidence of its effectiveness was dubious. Men’s health’s advice was to skip pills and do something less risky yet just as effective and get the same natural versions of ingredients from your food. Like getting casein from cottage cheese, pectin from apples, and your omega-3’s from fish. All these have natural effects for appetite suppressants that are nearly the amount of suppressants that the high-priced weight loss pills boast about.