“Diet pills“, a common term used by individuals with the desire to lose/gain or maintain their weight, to restore lost nutrients, to build muscle tissue, to support physical functions like eyesight, to improve sleep or to boost energy through use of chemical means, by some suppressing the appetite, others increase metabolisms which burns energy (fats, caffeine, guarana, synephrine, B-complex vitamins) faster and others preventing fat absorption.
For many individuals, it may seem like a magical solution with no struggle with the gym but most of these claims are not backed up by clinical research. In fact, diet pills hold hidden dangers to the health of the user which include headaches, fatigue, abdominal cramping, leaking oily stool, having more bowel movements, and not being able to control bowel movements.
The national health systems in England selected a few diet pills as safe to use such as Orlisat, however, the Dietary Supplement and Health Education Act (DSHEA) of 1994 stated, Its the manufacturer’s responsibility to prove that a supplement is safe”. Others which used to be available on the National Health System were withdrawn for having dangerous side effects, and unlicensed medication can cause serious illness or even death they include Rimonabant and Sibutramine. Diet pills in the U.K are available without a prescription. Currently, there is one anti-obesity pill given on prescription [orlist]. Over-the-counter options can be safe if the instructions are followed correctly.
There have been claims that Scarlet Moffat took diet pills so as to lose weight. Earlier in 2016, she unveiled a workout DVD which she said that at the time it had helped her get rid of three stones already. However, recently, there has been a controversy it was said that she was on an extreme diet for her DVD. Scarlet Moffat, however, told her friends through a text that she had been forced to take diet pills and worked to the maximum while in Switzerland for a boot camp. Her representatives, on the other hand, said that she wasn’t on any weight loss pills after her DVD was declared a sham after it became known that she exercised for 6 hours and given 600 calories a day.