This growing demand for quick fixes to weight loss have been met by a large number of diet pills and supplements being produced and sold on the market. However, not all of these weight loss pills work. In fact, a few of them are doubly harmful: not only are they not effective at helping you lose weight, but they can cause a number of serious health issues as well.
A few health issues, which are common in these bogus weight loss pills, are:
- Cardiovascular problems, which can lead to a heart attack or heart disease
- Hypertension, with the blood pressure rising beyond the ‘safe zone’
- Breathing issues, leading to excessive pressure on your respiratory system
- Liver disease and problems with the kidneys
This is just the tip of the iceberg when it comes to the list of diseases you are at risk of as a result of using these so-called effective treatments for obesity. The irony is that the reason people want to lose weight is to get healthier, but the pills they take for that purpose can cause health problems which are so serious they can prove fatal.
Thankfully, the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has stepped in on numerous occasions and banned a majority of these pills. However, they are still being sold over the internet. So, let’s look at some of the least effective and harmful weight loss pills you will find on the market.
2, 4-Dinitrophenol (DNP)
One of the oldest fat burning pills, DNP, was first introduced in the 1940s, when it was claimed that it enhances the thermogenesis effect in the body, thereby leading to weight loss. However, that same pill is used in the manufacturing of ammunition and also as a wood primer. So, you can judge for yourself its ‘effectiveness’.
Ephedra was banned by the FDA over a decade ago but some websites are still selling it online (and for some reason, people are still buying it). The reason it was banned was that it caused all the health problems mentioned above.
Meridia has also been banned by the FDA and as recently as 2010. People who took diet pills containing Meridia had irregular heartbeats along with a host of other health issues. Again, this pill is only available online.
So, these are three of the least effective weight loss pills you will find on the market. Do not, for any reason, buy or try any of these.