You can walk into a drugstore and buy diet pills off the shelf. You can order them in bulk online. There are hundreds of different types of diet pills on the market and the billion dollar industry keeps producing more as they prey on people who want to lose weight.
When you see an advertisement showing a man or woman who was overweight and looked unhappy and now all of a sudden this person has lost weight and looks ecstatic, it sends the message.
The message is that if you order the product, you too, can change your life. The glossy ads are appealing and the promises sound sweet – but the end result can be both dangerous and deadly.
The diet pill industry isn’t regulated by the government. The FDA doesn’t regulate the dangers of diet pills and doesn’t require that companies warn the public of any dangerous side effects.
The side effects from diet pill usage will vary from person to person. The pills can cause fast heartbeats from the ingredients contained in the pills. Many of these pills contain stimulants or amphetamines that give a person the same jitters they would get from a stronger, illegal drug.
The stimulants can lead to heart attacks or strokes that can be fatal. The side effects of the pills also include sweating and a nervous energy that can cause insomnia. The pills can cause mood changes and gastrointestinal issues.
Diet pills are highly addictive and it can be difficult to wean yourself away from them. Besides all of the negative qualities about diet pills, there’s rarely any scientific documentation to back up any of the claims of success.
The FDA has a list of diet pills that went to market that people used thinking that they were safe and effective. Then these pills were recalled and the reason was due to the dangerous ingredients the pills contained that the public didn’t know about.
Taking diet pills can come back to haunt you years later as more and more dangerous ingredients are uncovered. Instead of taking diet pills, if you want to take something, choose a supplement that offers health and nutrient support for your body.