Non Prescription Slimming Pills

Slimming Pills Non Prescription

Non Prescription SLimming Pills

Slimming pills that are bought from the web or over the counter via many healthstores can cause a few headaches especially when a large percentage of slimming products available to the consumer are ineffective and can cause more problems than they solve in relation to possible side effects.

Most of the population in the western world at one stage or another in their lifetime have had weight problems or a fluctuating weight problem.

In the last decade obesity is becomming a major problem – time, or rather lack of it is at a premium and exercise suffers. We are looking for a quick fix to our over expanding waistlines.

Slimming pills bought freely over the counter is recognized as a quick weight loss fix or solution. The consumer slimming pill industry recognize this also. For every one prescription only slimming drug there are a dozens of non prescription over the counter alternatives.


Phen375 is now available to buy in the UK.

Phe375 is a powerful fat burner and appetite suppressant. It is manufactured in FDA approved facilities, something that very few non prescription slimming pills can lay claim to.

It has been created using pharmacy grade ingredients with the purpose of providing the user with fast, effective, safe and sustained weight loss.

Devoid of any gimmicks, Phen375 is slimming product to give serious consideration to

Read more about Phen375


The Slimming Pill Industry

The slimming pill market is huge – whther a slimming pill works or not does not seem to be the main priority nowadays – it is all about profit margin.

A slimming pill can be unleashed onto the market in a blaze of marketing glory and make millions for the producers in a short space of time before eventually word will spread that the product may not be as effective as the advertising lead us to believe -or even aid weight loss at all.

Once the product has been “found out” it is usually rebranded and rebadged and the cycle will start all over again.

FDA Approved Slimming Pills

There are exceptions within the over the counter market and commercial slimming world. The one product that springs to mind is Alli. Alli was released at the start of 2007 – it is a lower strength version of the prescription only Xenical

Visit the Alli Website here.

Alli had its fair share of criticism (even by us) but it it is generally accepted that Alli is an effecient, effective slimming pill that can bought over the counter without prescription. Alli is the only commercially available slimming pill that is approved by the FDA.

The biggest drawback with Alli is the possible side effect it can cause – although it may not be considered a serious side effect (more an inconvenience) the side effect is real. Read about the side effects of Alli here.

There other notable exceptions that be freely purchased – two of which are Hoodia Gordonii and Proactol.

Hoodia Gordonii is a generic term and not a individual product – there are several dozens if not hundreds of Hoodia slimming pills available.

Read the Hoodia FAQ here.

Proactol is a fat binder that works in a similar way to prescription only Xenical – it is one of only a small fraction of slimming pill manufactuers that have the approval of the MHRA (Medicines & Healthcare Regulatory Authority) and has been granted a Type 1 Medical Device classification.

Read about Proactol here.

Slimming Pills FAQ

Slimming Pills – Fequently Asked Question

Slimming Pills FAQ

Slimming pills are not all the same – there is not a one size fits all slimming pill. Some slimming pills are effective, safe and are bourne out of reputable companies…others are not. The FAQ below will hopefully answer a few of the commonly asked question surrounding slimming pills.

What are the different types of slimming pills

Without wishing to complicate thing there are generally 2 types – slimming pills that effect the brain, appetite suppressants and pills that effect the stomach, fat burners, fat binders etc.

Which is better a slimming pill that works in the brain or one that works in the stomach

A slimming pill that works in the brain (appetite suppressant) can be described as a preventative measure – stopping the cause of the problem. A reduction in the amount of calories consumed will have a weight reducing effect.

Slimming pills that work in the stomach cause a physical reaction by either absorbing fat or stopping the absorbtion of fat.

As to which is better prevention or cure it can depend on the individual. Extremely overweight or obese people need the problem tackled and so a physical remedy is preffered. Whereas someone who needs only to shift a few pounds in a non obtrussive manner would probably be better off taking an appetite suppressant.

Can slimming pills cause side effects

Yes – some slimming tablets can be extremely bad for your short term and long term health. It is very important to understand the possible effects taking a pill can have on your body. herbal slimming pills are least likley to produce a side effect.

Prescription slimming pills – can I get slimming pills from my doctor

You can if you are considered dangersously overweight of obese – typically if your BMI (Body Mass Index) is over 30 (some GP’s use 34 and over now as a benchmark) the your GP or doctor may prescribe a course of diet pills. The type of slimming pills prescribed may vary.

The most likley are Xenical, Meridia or Reductil. Meridia and Reductil can cause unpleasnt side effects. Remember that prescribed slimming pills are pharmaceutical grade drugs and should be taken under healthcare supervision.

Can I buy sliming pills over the counter

Yes, but remember that different rules apply to the over the counter slimming pill market to that of the prescription route. As over the counter (OTC) are in the main herbal, different rules and regulations apply.

I have heard that Hoodia is the most effective appetite suppressant – is this true

Hoodia Gordonii is very effective as a preventative weight loss aid but it is estimated that over 80% of the Hoodia type products you see advertised on the web and in health stores do not actually contain the p57 ingredient. It is not “Hoodia” that aids weight loss but only one of 12 ingredients extracted  from the plant – this ingredient is called p57.

When buying a Hoodia product look for CITES certification – this is proof  that the Hoodia tablet you are buying contains genuine Hoodia p57 extract.

What are fat burners – do fat burners work

Fat burning slimming pills are supposed to burn fat by increasing the metabolic rate of the body – there is no clinical data to suggest that fat burning can be acheived by taking a pill. In order for a fat burning pill to work calories need first to be ingested by the body and then removed

Fat binding or fat blocking is by the far the most effective way of stopping fat from being absorbed into the body.

Could I potentially overdose on slimming pills

Yes, never exceed the stated dose – expecially prescription only slimming pills. You will noy lose weight any quicker. Losing weight should be done in safe controlled manner.

What Is the most effective slimming pill to buy over the counter

Read our reviews and come to your own conclusion – remember that the over counter slimming pill market is a business like any other, just because it has the endorsement of a celebrity it does not mean that the product will live up to expectation.

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