Appetite suppressants are the most recommended aid for weight loss if you find it hard to control your eating habits, since they decrease the food cravings and/or making you feel fuller, which is the surefire way to take your diet under total control and consume less calories while eating less.
Recently the diet pills market has been hit with a new generation of appetite suppressants, based off the scientifically studied compounds that just do wonders in your hunger control, without any adverse effects. See the top recommended solutions in the table:
How Appetite Suppressants Work?
Just like in any other diet pills, appetite suppressing effects are achieved through the action of specific chemical compounds.
In short – these compounds produce a sensation of satiety in your body (P57 in Hoodia Gordonii), or stimulate the production of serotonin that regulates the feeling of fullness among other bodily processes.
The compounds used in appetite suppressing diet pills typically are found in:
Hoodia Gordonii – P57 molecule
Caralluma Fimbrata – Pregnane Glycosides, Flavone Glycosides, , Bitter Principles, Saponins, Megastigmane Glycosides and others…
Griffonia – 5-Hydroxytryptophan (5-HTP) molecule
All these compounds are natural and origin in South, Central or West Africa. The most known plant is Hoodia Gordonii, which you might have heard of before, as it got the most media attention.
But – after the amazing appetite suppression effects of Hoodia were featured in the mass media (CBS 60 minutes in 2004, then on ABS, BBC, Fox News etc.) – the diet markets were flooded with a “Hoodia Gordonii” diet pills promising weight loss miracles… and 99% of these were pure sawdust!
After insane amount of customer complaints against fake Hoodia products, MHRA banned the distribution of Hoodia products in Europe and UK in 2010. Unfortunately, there are several pure certified Hoodia supplements that are not available in the UK now, despite their proven weight loss effectiveness.
Other components that effectively battle your food cravings are fibers, that can be found in such slimming pills like Proactol, Nuratrim, LipoBind and several others. Fibers don’t interfere with brain signals, but form vicious compounds in your intestines that slow the digestion process and you really feel full much longer.
Appetite Suppressants For Weight Loss – Any Clinical Evidence Of Results?
When it comes to scientific research of the effectiveness of particular appetite suppressant, you need to know – there’s a difference between the research of the active components and the diet pills itself. Several points that make all the difference:
- Was the active component studied on animals or humans?
- What was the amount of active component used in studies?
- Was the diet brand itself studied in double-blind placebo-controlled studies?
P57 Studies – the study by Brown Medical School, USA confirmed that P57 injection reduced food intake by 40-60% on rats.
School of Chemistry (South Africa) study confirmed the decrease in appetite and weight loss effects on rats of Hoodia Gordonii compared to fenfluramine, conducted on rats.
Caralluma Studies – it’s known that Caralluma has undergone 2 human double-blind placebo controlled studies, that also proved it’s effects of appetite suppression. It’s unknown though, which dosage was used in the studies, as the diet pills may contain only a fraction of the dosage and be useless for weight reduction.
5-HTP Studies – among the 17 studies taken on 5-HTP, the double-blind, placebo-controlled study held in the University of Rome, showed that the 5-HTP group reduced calorie intake from 3220 calories to 1268 calories, along with the carbohydrate intake reduction of 50%.
The dosage of 5-HTP taken consisted of 3 portions of 300mg daily, without any significant side effects reported by a trial group. Beyond the obvious appetite suppressing benefits, the studies also exposed such effects of 5-HTP as:
- Anxiety decrease
- Mood enhancement
- Carbohydrate intake reduction
So, appetite suppressants based on 5-HTP are the most recommended today, since brands like FULLfast, Capsiplex Plus, and several others have clinical approvals for weight loss.
Pros And Cons Of Appetite Suppressants
Let’s start from the negatives – you need to know this before you choose any hunger control diet pills.
- 98% of the Hoodia Gordonii diet pills either contain Hoodia extract, or pure sawdust. In order to lose weight with Hoodia Gordonii, you need at lease 1400 mg of 100% pure Hoodia Gordonii (not extract!) daily.
- Hoodia Gordonii has a very slow growth rate and can be quite expensive and scarce on the diet pills market. The true Hoodia Gordonii only grows in Sough Africa.
- Appetite Suppressants will not help you lose weight, if you are consuming high-calorie food. You might only prevent some further weight gain if you use suppressants, but not lose a lot of pounds this way.
The positive sides of appetite suppressants:
- Appetite suppressants help you to take your eating habits under control – great aid if you only start your weight loss journey
- Elimiate the risks of breaking your balanced diet with unhealthy snacks. 5-HTP sprays like FULL-Fast have rapid action so you are in full control
- Typical weight loss rate with appetite suppressants is up to 3-4 pounds a week, on initial stages
- Appetite suppressants don’t have any adverse side effects and can be used by any person without serious health conditions
- Hunger suppressant pills are ideal for safe and long term weight loss (which cannot be said of fat burners due to their adverse effects on health)
- 5-HTP appetite suppressants (like FULLfast, Capsiplex Plus) have mood enhancement and energy boosting effects, which helps you to stay more active and burn more calories
While we suggest to stay away from Hoodia based diet pills, there’s a good choice of modern appetite suppressants with a separate clinical trials and proven record of customers who successfully lose weight and change their nasty eating habits using these products.