Also known as 'diet pills,' weight loss pills are basically capsules filled with herbs, chemicals and 'natural additives' that promise to help you lose weight. But what's in these pills is not always what you want to put into your body; the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) rarely approves all the ingredients and has a hard time tracking and banning the ones that do exist.
Read on for the truth behind weight loss pills:
Pills that promise all 'natural' and 'herbal' ingredients should be approached with caution as these rarely contain any substances that have been tested and approved by the FDA, meaning these pills simply do not work or worse, that they are not appropriate for human consumption.
Not only do most diet pills not work, but you risk side effects from these additives that have not been approved either for human consumption or for the purpose of weight loss. For example, pills that include laxatives can cause diarrhea, cramping and flatulence. Take caution and read the bottle before ingesting any capsules.