Alli Weight Loss Pills

Alli slimming pillsAlli is quite unique as much as it is the only over the counter (commercially available) diet pill that has been granted approval by the FDA (Food and Drugs Administration)

The FDA is the American equivalent of the UK’s MHRA (Medicines and Healthcare  Regulatory Authority) the governmental department set up to regulate the development, marketing and distribution of (among others) diet products.

Prescription diet pills (slimming drugs administered by doctors) have to be authorized by either body – whereas diet pills that can be purchased freely without prescription via the high street or internet are usually herbal in composition and do not need  approval.

What Is Alli

Alli is a lower strength version of  the pharmaceutical slimming drug Orlistat – more commonly recognized under the Xenical brand name.

Orlistat is potent diet pill that is only available to the obese or dangerously overweight – The lower strength (Alli) Orlistat is available to anyone.

Alli is produced by GlaxoSmithKline and competes in the over the counter diet pill market – as mentioned above, a prescription is not required.

Glaxo suggest that Alli is more than just a pill and supply a weight loss programme (or program) with every bottle purchased – in truth, the accompanying weight loss programme is nothing out of the ordinary and something that can be found for free by simply browsing the internet.

How Does Alli Work

Alli is a fat blocker, fat blockers work by stopping a percentage of fat from food consumed from being digested by the stomach. The undigested fat can pass through the stomach and leave via bowel movements.

Does Alli Cause Side Effects

Alli has many positives – but the one negative is quite a big one.

Alli has been available to purchase in the United States since late 2007, a new phrase has been born  the Alli Oops.

The active ingredient in Alli (Orlistat) blocks fat – it does not bind the fat, just simply stops it from being absorbed into the stomach. Undigested fat is orange in appearance and rather gooey. This orange goo can leave your body at a moments notice and sometimes without warning.

Alli users have taken to carrying a spare set of under clothes if journeying for lengthy periods.

Does Alli Work

Alli is clinically proven and has the approval from the highest governing body – there is little doubt that it is effective for losing body fat.

Is Alli Recommended

If the potentially inconvenient and embarrassing side effect is something that could live for the duration of your diet then Alli is worth considering.

Where To Buy Alli

Where to buy alli in the UK

Currently Boots the Chemist stock Alli both in store and online – Visit Boots costing £32.95 for a week supply and £49.95 for the full month

The cheapest price however is via online UK registered chemists such as Chemist Direct - £34.00 for the full month (82 pack) with the 42 pack around £19.00

Alternatives

Diet pills that stop fat from being absorbed are possibly the most effective of all the over the counter diet pill products.

Fat binders work in much the same way to fat blockers, but instead of just blocking a percentage of fat – they bind with it, allowing the fat to pass through your system in much solid state.

Fat binders do not cause the orange goo associated with fat blockers.

Proactol is a natural binder made from plant extracts that can also stop the absorption of fat from food consumed.

Best Fat Binder 2008 - 2009 ProactolProactol has the added advantage of being side effect free and free from chemicals.

Proactol was recently voted best binder for the second consecutive year by successful slimmers who participtated in a poll by the readers of the Telegraph.

More about Proactol

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