There are numerous pills and solutions available in the market today for weight loss (medicines included). Among them are drugs, pills, artificial and natural supplements.
The claim they hold is that they help everyone lose weight by making the process easier.
People shed pounds whilst maintaining their nutrition.
A lot of them tend to work through one or more of the following mechanisms:
- Appetite Reduction: Help in making people feel full so they eat fewer calories.
- Reduction in the absorption of fats: Helps people reduce their calorie intake.
- Raising the amount of fat burned: Making people burn more calories.
Based on positive scientific reviews, let us now have a look at the best weight loss pills for men and supplements today.
1. Orlistat (Alli)
Orlistat is a pharmaceutical drug. It is often sold as an over the counter (OTC) under the name Alli and under prescription as Xenical.
This works by inhibiting the breakdown of fat in the gut.
This makes users take in fewer calories from fat.
According to reliable scientific studies, orlistat can increase weight loss by 6 pounds in comparison to others.
However, this drug has digestive side effects. Among them are flatulence, loose oily stools, frequent bowel movements that are uncontrollable and others.
It also contributes to a deficiency in fat-soluble vitamins such as Vitamins A, D, E & K.
It is often recommended by dieticians for users to follow a low-fat diet when consuming orlistat so its side effects can be minimized.
Also, a low carb diet (without the use of drugs) has been known to be as effective as the combination of a low-fat diet and orlistat.
2. Raspberry Ketones
Raspberry ketone is a substance that is found in raspberries and is responsible for their distinct scent.
A synthetic version of raspberry ketones is sold as a weight-loss supplement for men.
In isolated fat cells from lab mice, raspberry ketones raise the breakdown of fat and raise the levels of a hormone called adiponectin.
This hormone is believed to help accelerate weight loss in humans.
There is not a single reliable study, however, of raspberry ketones in humans.
However, one study conducted on laboratory mice showed usage of large doses resulted in them reduce their weight and prevented them from getting obese.
There are however some side effects of raspberry ketones. They make users’ burps smell like raspberries.