Hydroxycut Diet Pill Banned

Dangers Of Using Hydroxycut Diet Pills

Hydroxycut Banned Diet PillHydroxycut has been a popular inclusion in the over counter diet pill industry for several years and has always had a checkered existence even dating back to its arrival onto the market due to its association with Ephedra.

Hydroxycut is advertised as America’s best selling diet pill – Read the Hydroxycut Review

Now it seems that Hydroxycut (the brand) is recalling over a dozen of its products voluntary but under the authority of the FDA (Food and Drugs Administration – the departmental body that oversees products to ensure that they are fit for human consumption)

Iovate – the company responsible for the fat burner issued a statement urging customers that have purchased a Hydroxycut branded diet product to cease using and return for a full refund.

The products that are to be recalled include:

  • Hydroxycut Regular Rapid Release Caplets
  • Hydroxycut Caffeine-Free Rapid Release Caplets
  • Hydroxycut Hardcore Liquid Capsules
  • Hydroxycut Max Liquid Capsules
  • Hydroxycut Regular Drink Packets
  • Hydroxycut Caffeine-Free Drink Packets
  • Hydroxycut Hardcore Drink Packets (Ignition Stix)
  • Hydroxycut Max Drink Packets
  • Hydroxycut Liquid Shots
  • Hydroxycut Hardcore RTDs (Ready-to-Drink)
  • Hydroxycut Max Aqua Shed
  • Hydroxycut 24
  • Hydroxycut Carb Control
  • Hydroxycut Natural

What Are The Potential Side Effects And Dangers

Hydroxycut has been the subject of an independent report over the last 5 years in which over two dozen cases of serious liver problems have been documented.

Although the percentage is relatively small in term of the sheer volumes that have been sold – the FDA suggest that consumers should not be subjected to “unnecessary risk”

How To Return A Hydroxycut Product For Refund

Customers are advised to contact the company responsible for selling the product for a full refund  rather than Iovate directly.

Diet Pills Side Effects And Safety

Every year it seems that at least one high profile diet product becomes subject to safety concerns – in almost all cases the products that come under fire are either the chemically produced prescription diet drugs or the over the counter fat burners.

Herbal diet pills - free from side effectsDiet products are considered essential by many – but not at the expense of good health.

The herbal diet pill market continues to go from strength strength as consumers are passing over the more pharmaceutically produced products in favour of the more natural and relatively side effect free herbal counterparts.

Read about Herbal Diet Pills


Ephedra Diet Pills

Diet Pills With Ephedra

Ephedra Ma Huang Chinese Diet PillsEphedra was the most popular weight loss substance pre 2005 – the diet pill industry saw Ephedra as the active ingredient to be associated with and built their products around this powerful substance.

Nowadays you cannot purchase diet products legally that contain the substance due to the alarmingly high number of cases whereby serious side effects and death has been caused by the substance.

But still,  producers of some commercial slimming tablets are still keen at least give the impression that their product still has an Ephedra association. It would seem that trying to pitch a diet product on the border or legality could in some way convince a consumer to purchase.

What Is Ephedra

Ephedra is a naturally occurring substance that comes from botanicals. The principal active ingredient Ephedrine is an amphetamine-like compound that can powerfully stimulate the nervous system and heart.

Ephedrine alkaloids are found naturally in a number of plants, including the Ephedra species (also known by the traditional Chinese medicine name Ma Huang or Chinese Ephedra, or epitonin).

In recent years up until the ban, Ephedra diet products have been marketed as dietary supplements to promote weight loss, increase energy, and enhance athletic performance.

How Does Ephedra Work

Ephedra has (or had) many benefits to human health and not just connected to weight loss. For centuries the Chinese have been using Ma Huang as a traditional remedy and medicine for a whole host of ailments ranging from asthma to hay fever to the common cold. It is only in recent times that the potential benefits to weight loss have been discovered.

What Side Effects Does Ephedra Cause

There is substantial evidence gathered prior to 2005 to suggest that Ephedra can cause or  increase the risk of side effects, possibly even serious and ultimately fatal ones.

Some Notable Potential Side Effects Are

  • Anxiety
  • Sleep disorder or insomnia
  • Heart palpitations
  • Restricted blood flow
  • Sickness and diarrhea
  • Itching,  hives and allergies
  • Risk of hemorrhagic stroke

There is no evidence that Ephedra products enhance athletic or sporting performance.

There is little evidence of any benefit except for short-term weight loss. Taken together, the FDA recommends that consumers immediately stop using weight loss product and diet pills containing Ephedra or ephedrine alkaloids.

While respecting the traditional uses of Chinese herbal medicines, their long history of use, and their potential health benefits, it is believed that Ephedra poses unique public health risks that warrant the FDA’s actions to prohibit the sale of Ephedra-containing dietary supplements in the UK, USA and across Europe.

Where To Buy Ephedra Diet Pills

Cannot be purchased legally in a majority of countries – in truth the diet pill industry has moved on since 2005. What was considered a strong diet drug is relatively tepid by todays standards.

Some commercial diet products available today are extremely effective for weight loss and side effect free. fat burners are the least effective of all the slimming pill genres.

Alternatives To Ephedra

Phen375 is derivative of Phentermine. It is now legally available to buy without prescription

Phen375 is a powerful fat burner and appetite suppressant – it is manufactured in FDA approved facilities and made using pharmacy grade ingredients.

Phen375 provides all the benefits of a drug based diet pill without the harmful side effects.

Read more about Phen375 and Phentermine


Rimonabant Acomplia Diet Drug

Acomplia Rimonabant Review

Review of Rimonbant Acomplia Diet DrugAcomplia is the brand name of the prescription only diet drug – Rimonabant.

Rimonabant is an extremely strong and powerful pharmaceutical grade  appetite suppressant that is not without its fair share of potential side effects – so much so that in October 2008 it was removed from shelves amid fears that it could have be responsible for some potentially fatal health conditions.

Acomplia Is No Longer Available

Acomplia was only available via doctor consultation and subsequent prescription – it cannot be purchased legally over the counter or via the internet. Upon its introduction to the market it was viewed by many health care professionals as the anti obesity drug of the future.

Since 2006 it is estimated that over one hundred thousand (100,00) patients have been prescribed the drug – there is little doubt that it is effective for suppressing appetite but the  potential danger and negative side effects heavily outweigh the positives – hence the removal from the market.

What Is Rimonabant Acomplia

As mentioned, a powerful appetite suppressant drug that can influence the brain and its ability to cease craving  sustenance (food)

The aim of Acomplia is to reduce the want for food and in particular suppress the appetite. The appetite suppressing nature of Acomplia works by effecting the brains cannabinoid receptors – these receptors are thought to control dependency (addiction) and in turn reduce the want for food.

It was not just aimed at obese patients but anyone who had issues with curbing addiction such as alcohol, tobacco and other dependency forming drugs.

Possible Acomplia Side Effects

  • Memory loss
  • Stomach upsets, diarrhea, nausea and vomiting
  • Cramping of the stomach
  • Back pain
  • Insomnia, tiredness or fatigue
  • Panic attacks and mental disorders
  • Tendonitis
  • Memory loss

Other more serious side effects have been reported with a possible link to the suicide of a woman whilst under the drug. Acomplia, ironically can cause a dependency on the drug itself.

Acomplia Positives

The effect it can have on controlling appetite is not doubted – before the ban it was considered of the most effective (non natural appetite suppressants)

Acomplia Negatives

Side effects ranging from the minor to the severe have made this diet drug pretty much obsolete now – some of the more natural comparable appetite suppressants have proved to be as effective whilst not producing the dangers physical and mental issues.

How To Buy Acomplia

Not available for legal purchase either now of before the 2008 ban. Acomplia can still be purchased from the web but it is highly advised not to do so – as it was originally a prescription only diet drug and doctor administration is/was vital for safety.

Best Prescription Diet Pill

In is generally accepted in most quarters that Orlistat, brand name Xenical is the most effective prescription only diet pill.

Xenical cannot be purchased it is only obtainable from a GP or doctor and only prescribed to patients who have an very high BMI. More about Xenical

Commercial Alternative

Proactol Plus is often chosen by many dieters as a safer alternative to prescription diet pills.

While most prescription based tablets are very much chemical in constitution, Proactol Plus is derived from a natural plant source.

Proactol Plus is free from side effects, non addicative, can be purchased without prescription and can be responsible for helping you reduce your calorie intake by 295 per day.

More about Proactol Plus