Herbal Diet Pills

Natural Herbal Slimming Tablets

Herbal diet pillsIf you are thinking of introducing or employing the use of a  diet pill to aid the weight loss process – the choice is either the chemical based prescription only route or the more natural and herbal based products.

Chemical or pharamaceutical diet products cannot be purchased and are not available to everyone. To qualify for a prescription you will have to be classed as very over weight or obese.

Your GP will assess your lifestyle, dietary habits and current situation and after he or she has underlined the potential health risks associated with what is in essence a drug, possibly offer you a prescription.

For everyone else, who are not considered dangerously over weight or obese – the non prescription market beckons.

Non Prescription Herbal Diet Pills

A majority of the diet pills that are freely available to buy over the counter in health stores in the high street and via the internet are herbal based and come from the natural world.

There may be minor interference from a chemical perspective on a few herbal based products by the majority remain completely natural.


Herbal diet pills account for approximately 90% of the non prescription market – diet products that you will find in high street stores such as Superdrug, Holland and Barrett, Boots and supermarket chains will be herbal in the majority.

Popular Herbal Diet Pills

Two of the most common herbal diet pills found in the high street are Lipobind and Adios – both are completely natural and both claim to be the best selling natural diet pill in the UK.

The major problem that the herbal diet pill industry faces especially in the UK is the influx of so called wonder or miracle diet pills from across the Atlantic.

The herbal diet pill market is not governed as strictly as the prescription market and so producers of natural products have pretty much carte blanche so they can pretty much say what they want and make outrageous claims in respect of the efficacy of their products.

Some of the stand out culprits are the much publicized Lipovox and Orovo that lead with the superfood ideology.

Herbal Diet Pills And Side Effects

The advantage a majority of herbal based diet pills have over their chemical cousins is that they are least likely to cause side effects. The herbal diet pill genre most likely to cause a side effect, although not severe, is the fat burner

Herbal Fat Burners

Herbal fat burners usually are based around stimulants such as caffeine – many a comment has been made in connection to a restless feeling, nausea, headache or insomnia. Image drinking several large cups of coffee throughout the day – welcome to the fat burner.

Fat burners are considered to be the less effective of all the diet pill genres.

Most Effective Herbal Diet Pills

Two of the most effective types of diet pill are the fat stopper (blocker or binder) and the appetite suppressant.

Xenical is quite possibly the most effective prescription only diet pill – it is the most likely to be prescribed if you qualify for a GP administered diet drug. Xenical is a fat blocker and stops the absorption of fat from being digested into your stomach. More about Xenical

The natural world have products that can replicate the success of Xenical by binding fat – fat binders. These work in similar way and are equally effective. Read More about Fat Binders

Appetite suppressants are another very effective method for reducing not only body weight but body fat. Appetite suppressants can provide the will power often lacking in people who want to reduce or cut down on the amount of food consumed or calories taken on daily.

The most popular natural appetite suppressant is Hoodia Gordonii – Hoodia capsules should contain raw Hoodia powder taken from a cactus like plant that is native to Southern Africa.

There are hundreds of brands of Hoodia available to purchase but only a few remain true to its origin. Luckily the UK has tow Hoodia product that contain legitimate authentic produce –

Lipobind Fat Binder

Lipobind The Popular UK Fat Binder

Lipobind Fat Binding Diet TabletsUK consumers should be familiar with Lipobind – it is the best selling diet pill in the UK. Heavily marketed and sold in many high street shops and outlets across Great Britain although largely unknown stateside.

Competing with the likes of Adios in the natural diet pill market but in reality a totally different product.

Lipobind is distributed by Goldshield who have a solid reputation with the UK diet and health industry.

What is Lipobind

Lipobind falls into the fat binder category of diet pills and fat binders in most cases are made up of organic and natural plant extracts, so less likely to cause any side effects.

It is a natural diet supplement made from dried cactus extract that helps reduce the amount of fat our body absorbs from the food we eat. In clinical trials it has been shown to remove up to 25% (a quarter) of undigested fats from a standard meal.

There are 3 products in the range:

  • Essential Weight Management Pack
  • Lipobind Regular
  • LipobindVits

The Weight Management Pack includes 60 regular Lipobind capsules plus an advice booklet, and a  diet and exercise diary.

LipobindVits mineral and vitaminsLipobindVits are designed to replenish vitamins and minerals, dieting can often inhibit the absorption of fat soluble vitamins and minerals in the diet.

It can also be used by anyone simply looking to supplement their regular diet with a complete multivitamin.

Fat binders work by stopping excess  fat from food consumed being absorbed into your stomach – the unwanted fat can then pass naturally through your body and leave by way of bowel movements.

Fat binders – also known as fat stoppers share similarities with fat blockers and are incredibly effective.

Xenical, another diet pill that stops or prevents fat from being absorbed is the most likely slimming tablet to be prescribed by a GP or doctor. More about Xenical

How Does Lipobind Work

Katy Hill Lipobind Success StoryLipobind’s natural fibre complex attaches to the fat you’ve eaten to create a fat-fibre complex that is then passed out of the body naturally and easily.

Recent celebrity endorsement and success stories include TV presenter Katy Hill and former Eastenders actress Lucy Benjamin

Lipobind Side Effects

A natural substance that should not cause any health concerns – pregnant or breastfeeding mothers should a GP before taking.

Lipobind Does It Work

To a degree – Lipobind aid fat reduction initially but there have been many consumer reports to suggest that the weight lost is once again gained – it does not appear to be a sustainable slimming supplement for long term weight loss  and is prone to the weight loss yoyo effect.

The people behind the product are very good at marketing and it does rather give the impression the consumer is paying for that privilege.

Where To Buy Lipobind

Many high street stockists supply the product including Boots the Chemist, Superdrug, Tesco and Holland and Barrett. You can also buy direct from Slimming.com the UK’s leading online weight loss discount outlet

Alternative Fat Binders

Possibly the most effective fat binder available to buy is Proactol Plus.

Proactol is very similar in how Lipobind works but a higher strength.

Proactol was voted one of the best ways to lose weight 2 years running by successful slimmers who participated in poll undertaken by the Telegraph.

More about Proactol Plus


Adios Natural Diet Pills

Adios Slimming Tablets Review

Adios Diet TabletsAdios is one of the better known and respected diet pills available to a UK consumer.

Adios has been around for an eternity compared to other slimming supplements that arrive onto the over the counter diet pill market with a fanfare of hype and fail to deliver.

The UK diet pill market does not seem to suffer from the hype and over exaggeration that products across the Atlantic are guilty of – the blue and green box is familiar to anyone who has browsed the diet supplements and slimming products available in high street stores such as Boots the Chemist, Superdrug and Asda.

If you are looking for a cheap diet pill these are the tablets for you. Hunting around on eBay we have found 100 tablets for around £5 – great value, or would be great value if they were as effective as they are perceived to be.

The official website claims it is the number diet pill in the UK – Lipobind may have something to say about that!

What Are Adios Diet Tablets

Billed as a natural aid for slimming – but when the reputation is peeled away it is just a fat burner.

Key Ingredients

  • Butternut
  • Dandelion root
  • Foldo
  • Fucus (a type of seaweed)

How Does Adios Work

Adios comprises of all natural and herbal ingredients that when combined supposedly speeds up the body’s metabolism and burns fat. Just how this actually does this given the vague list of ingredients is anyone’s guess.

The one saving grace for Adios is that is does come with a sensible slimming plan in the packaging and draws the attention to the fact that a change of diet and exercise should be applied in conjunction with the dietary supplement.

Side Effects Of Adios

Should not pose a risk to health although it advised from using if you are pregnant of breast feeding.

One of the ingredients used is the bark from the butternut tree – although this is extract from the tree and not the nut itself it is still recommended to avoid if you have a nut allergy.

This product is gluten free – the starch included is from potatoes and not wheat.

Does Adios Work

The real problem with Adios is that it is very cheap – under a fiver in some high street stores. Some dieters have claimed weight loss success but it could be argued that it is the change of diet and introduction of exercise that could be responsible.

Cheap does not equate to effective.

Fat burners are possibly the least effective of all the non prescription slimming tablet available to buy.

Where To Buy

As mentioned above, a UK customer is spoilt for choice with the major high street outlets such as Superdrug, Boots and Asda among its premier stockists.

Alternative Natural Diet Pills

Proactol compared to AdiosProactol – a natural fat binder that has been voted “best diet pill” for the second year in succession by readers of the Telegraph newspaper.

Proactol can stop the absorption of over a quarter of dietary fat from food consumed and does not cause any side effects.

More about Proactol