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A good diet pill is sometimes difficult to find because of the variety of pills available on the market. Most people purchase diet pills and then find out that it is not effective or makes them feel nervous and jittery. Most slimming pills contain a similar combination of ingredients so HOW TO DECIDE WHICH PILLS WORK BEST FOR YOU? Continue reading...
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Adipex-P - Pronunciation: FEN-ter-meen; Generic Name: Phentermine; Brand Name: Adipex-P. Adipex-P is used for reducing weight in obese patients when used short-term and combined with exercise, diet, and behavioral modification. Adipex-P is an appetite suppressant. It works by helping to release certain chemicals in the brain that control appetite.
Amphetamine - Amphetamine (USAN) or amfetamine (INN) is a psychostimulant drug of the phenethylamine class which produces increased wakefulness and focus in association with decreased fatigue and appetite. Brand names of medications that contain, or metabolize into, amphetamine include Adderall, Dexedrine, Dextrostat, Desoxyn, ProCentra, and Vyvanse, as well as Benzedrine in the past.
Basal Metabolic Rate (BMR) - Basal Metabolic Rate (BMR), and the closely related Resting Metabolic Rate (RMR), is the amount of daily energy expended by humans and animals at rest. Rest is defined as existing in a neutrally temperate environment while in the post-absorptive state. The release of energy in this state is sufficient only for the functioning of the vital organs, heart, lungs, nervous system, kidneys, liver, intestine, muscles and skin.
Bontril - Generic Name: phendimetrazine (fen di MEH tra zeen); Brand names: Adipost, Bontril, Melfiat. Bontril (phendimetrazine) is a sympathomimetic amine, which is similar to an amphetamine. Bontril stimulates the central nervous system (nerves and brain), which increases your heart rate and blood pressure and decreases your appetite. Bontril is used as a short-term supplement to diet and exercise in the treatment of obesity.
Bumetanide - Bumetanide (trade names Bumex or Burinex) is a loop diuretic of the sulfamyl category to treat heart failure. It is often used in people in whom high doses of Furosemide are ineffective. The main difference between the two substances is in bioavailability and pharmacodynamic potency. Bumetanide is 40 times more potent than furosemide (for patients with normal renal function).
Capsicum - Capsicum is a genus of flowering plants in the nightshade family, Solanaceae. Its species are native to the Americas, where they have been cultivated for thousands of years by the people of the tropical Americas, and are now cultivated worldwide. They are commonly called chili pepper, red or green pepper, or sweet pepper in Britain, and typically just capsicum in Australia, New Zealand, and India.
Carbohydrate - A carbohydrate is an organic compound with the empirical formula “Cm(H2O)n” (where m could be different from n); that is, consists only of carbon, hydrogen, and oxygen, with a hydrogen: oxygen atom ratio of 2:1 (as in water). Carbohydrates can be viewed as hydrates of carbon, hence their name. Structurally however, it is more accurate to view them as polyhydroxy aldehydes and ketones.
Cayenne Pepper - The cayenne pepper (also known as the Guinea spice, cow-horn pepper, aleva, bird pepper, or, especially in its powdered form, red pepper) is a red, hot chili pepper used to flavor dishes and for medicinal purposes. Named for the city of Cayenne in French Guiana, it is a cultivar of Capsicum annuum related to bell peppers, jalapeños, and others. The Capsicum genus is in the nightshade family (Solanaceae).
Cetilistat - Cetilistat is a drug designed to treat obesity. It acts in the same way as the older drug orlistat (Xenical) by inhibiting pancreatic lipase, an enzyme that breaks down triglycerides in the intestine. Without this enzyme, triglycerides from the diet are prevented from being hydrolyzed into absorbable free fatty acids and are excreted undigested.
Cortisol - Cortisol (hydrocortisone) is a steroid hormone, or glucocorticoid, produced by the adrenal gland. It is released in response to stress and a low level of blood glucocorticoids. Its primary functions are to increase blood sugar through gluconeogenesis; suppress the immune system; and aid in fat, protein and carbohydrate metabolism. It also decreases bone formation.
Diethylpropion - Diethylpropion decreases appetite. It is used on a short-term basis (a few weeks), in combination with diet, to help you lose weight. Diethylpropion comes as a regular and extended-release (long-acting) tablet. Diethylpropion usually is taken 3 times a day, 1 hour before meals (regular tablets), or once a day in midmorning (extended-release tablets).
Dilantin - Generic Name: phenytoin (oral) (FEN i toyn); Brand names: Dilantin, Dilantin Infatabs, Dilantin-125, Phenytek, Phenytoin Sodium, Prompt, Dilantin Kapseals, Phenytoin Sodium and Di-Phen. Dilantin (phenytoin ) is an anti-epileptic drug, also called an anticonvulsant. Dilantin is used to control seizures. It is not made to treat all types of seizures, and your doctor will determine if it is the right medication for you.
Diuretic - In medicine, diuretics are used to treat heart failure, liver cirrhosis, hypertension and certain kidney diseases. Some diuretics, such as acetazolamide, help to make the urine more alkaline and are helpful in increasing excretion of substances such as aspirin in cases of overdose or poisoning. Diuretics are often abused by sufferers of eating disorders, especially bulimics, in attempts at weight loss.
ECOCERT - ECOCERT is an organic certification organization, founded in France in 1991. It is based in Europe but conducts inspections in over 80 countries, making it one of the largest organic certification organizations in the world. ECOCERT primarily certifies food and food products, but also certifies cosmetics, detergents, perfumes, and textiles. The company inspects about 70% of the organic food industry in France and about 30% worldwide.
Ephedrine - Ephedrine is a sympathomimetic amine commonly used as a stimulant, appetite suppressant, concentration aid, decongestant, and to treat hypotension associated with anaesthesia. Chemically, it is an alkaloid derived from various plants in the genus Ephedra. It works mainly by increasing the activity of noradrenaline on adrenergic receptors. It is most usually marketed in the hydrochloride and sulfate forms.
Fastin - Fasting is primarily the act of willingly abstaining from some or all food, drink, or both, for a period of time. An absolute fast is normally defined as abstinence from all food and liquid for a defined period, usually a single day (24 hours), or several days. Other fasts may be only partially restrictive, limiting particular foods or substance. The fast may also be intermittent in nature.
Fat Free Foods - While low-fat or fat-free foods are better alternative for a healthy diet, they are not the cure-all for weight loss, report doctors at the University of Iowa Hospital and Clinics. One gram of fat equals 9 calories, while protein and carbohydrates contain 4 calories per gram, which is why low-fat or fat-free foods can provide healthier eating options.
Fenproporex - Fenproporex (Perphoxene) is a stimulant drug of the phenethylamine and amphetamine chemical classes which was developed in the 1960s. It is used as an appetite suppressant for the treatment of obesity. Fenproporex has never been approved by the FDA for sale in the USA. However, in March 2009 the FDA warned consumers that it has been detected as an unlabeled component of diet pills available over the Internet.
Fluoxetine - Fluoxetine (also known by the tradenames Prozac, Sarafem, Fontex) is an antidepressant of the selective serotonin reuptake inhibitor (SSRI) class. Fluoxetine is approved for the treatment of major depression (including pediatric depression), obsessive-compulsive disorder (in both adult and pediatric populations), bulimia nervosa, panic disorder and premenstrual dysphoric disorder.
Food and Drug Administration - The Food and Drug Administration (FDA or USFDA) is an agency of the United States Department of Health and Human Services, one of the United States federal executive departments. The FDA is responsible for protecting and promoting public health through the regulation and supervision of food safety, tobacco products, dietary supplements, prescription and over-the-counter pharmaceutical drugs (medications), vaccines, biopharmaceuticals, blood transfusions, medical devices, electromagnetic radiation emitting devices (ERED), veterinary products, and cosmetics.
Furosemide - Furosemide is a loop diuretic used in the treatment of congestive heart failure and edema. It is marketed under the brand name Lasix. It has also been used to prevent Thoroughbred and Standardbred race horses from bleeding through the nose during races. Along with some other diuretics, it is also included on the World Anti-Doping Agency's banned drug list due to its alleged use as a masking agent for other drugs.
GlaxoSmithKline - GlaxoSmithKline plc (GSK) is a global pharmaceutical, biologics, vaccines and consumer healthcare company headquartered in London, UK. It is the world's third largest pharmaceutical company measured by revenues (after Johnson & Johnson and Pfizer). It has a portfolio of products for major disease areas including asthma, cancer, virus control, infections, mental health, diabetes and digestive conditions.
Healthy Diet - A healthy diet is one that helps maintain or improve general health. It is important for lowering chronic health risks, such as obesity, heart disease, diabetes, hypertension and cancer. A healthy diet needs to have a balance of macronutrients, calories to support energy needs, and micronutrients to meet the needs for human nutrition without inducing toxicity or excessive weight gain from consuming excessive amounts.
Hoodia Gordonii - Hoodia gordonii is a leafless spiny succulent plant which grows naturally in South Africa and Namibia. Over the centuries, the meat of the plant was used by indigenous populations of Southern Africa to suppress appetite when making long hunting trips in the Kalahari Desert. Hoodia gordonii is a protected plant which may only be wild-harvested by individuals and the few companies who have been granted a license.
Hypothalamus - The Hypothalamus is a portion of the brain that contains a number of small nuclei with a variety of functions. One of the most important functions of the hypothalamus is to link the nervous system to the endocrine system via the pituitary gland (hypophysis). The hypothalamus controls body temperature, hunger, thirst, fatigue, sleep, and circadian cycles.
Ionamin - Ionamin is a sympathomimetic amine with pharmacologic activity similar to the prototype drug of this class used in obesity, amphetamine (d- and dl-amphetamine). Actions include central nervous system stimulation and elevation of blood pressure. Tachyphylaxis and tolerance have been demonstrated with all drugs of this class in which these phenomena have been looked for.
Lasix - Generic Name: furosemide (fur OH se mide); Brand Names: Lasix. Lasix is a loop diuretic (water pill) that prevents your body from absorbing too much salt, allowing the salt to instead be passed in your urine. Lasix treats fluid retention (edema) in people with congestive heart failure, liver disease, or a kidney disorder such as nephrotic syndrome. This medication is also used to treat high blood pressure (hypertension).
Lipase - A lipase is an enzyme that catalyzes formation of fats (lipids) through hydrolysis. Lipases are a subclass of the esterases. Lipases perform essential roles in the digestion, transport and processing of dietary lipids (e.g. triglycerides, fats, oils) in most, if not all, living organisms. Genes encoding lipases are even present in certain viruses.
Meridia - Meridia (sibutramine) was withdrawn from the U.S. market in October 2010. Meridia affects chemicals in the brain that affect weight maintenance. Meridia is used together with diet and exercise to treat obesity that may be related to diabetes, high cholesterol, or high blood pressure. Do not use Meridia if you have taken an MAO inhibitor such as furazolidone (Furoxone) or isocarboxazid (Marplan) in the last 14 days.
Niacin - Niacin (also known as vitamin B3, nicotinic acid and vitamin PP) is an organic compound with the formula C6H5NO2 and, depending on the definition used, one of the forty to eighty essential human nutrients. This colorless, water-soluble solid is a derivative of pyridine, with a carboxyl group (COOH) at the 3-position. Niacin is commercialised by Sepracor under the name Niaspan and by OdanLaboratories under the name Ni-odan.
Oprah Winfrey - Oprah Winfrey (born Orpah Gail Winfrey on January 29, 1954) is an American media proprietor, businesswoman, talk show host, actress, producer, and philanthropist, best known for her self-titled, multi-award-winning talk show, which has become the highest-rated program of its kind in history and was nationally syndicated from 1986 to 2011. She has been ranked the richest African American of the 20th century.
Opuntia Ficus-Indica - Opuntia ficus-indica (Indian fig opuntia or barbary fig) is a species of cactus and a long-domesticated crop plant important in agricultural economies throughout arid and semiarid parts of the world. A common English name for the plant and its fruit, is the prickly pear, although this common name has also been applied to other less common Opuntia species.
Orlistat - Orlistat (marketed as a prescription under the trade name Xenical by Roche in most countries, or over-the-counter as Alli by GlaxoSmithKline in the United Kingdom and the United States), also known as tetrahydrolipstatin, is a drug designed to treat obesity. Its primary function is preventing the absorption of fats from the human diet, thereby reducing caloric intake.
Phendimetrazine - Phendimetrazine is a sympathomimetic amine, which is similar to an amphetamine. It is also known as an "anorectic" or "anorexigenic" drug. Phendimetrazine stimulates the central nervous system (nerves and brain), which increases your heart rate and blood pressure and decreases your appetite. Phendimetrazine is used as a short-term supplement to diet and exercise in the treatment of obesity.
Phenolphthalein - Phenolphthalein is a chemical compound with the formula C20H14O4 and is often written as "HIn" or "phph" in shorthand notation. Often used in titrations, it turns colorless in acidic solutions and pink in basic solutions. Phenolphthalein has been used for over a century as a laxative, but is now being removed from over-the-counter laxatives because of concerns over carcinogenicity.
Phenytoin - Phenytoin sodium is a commonly used antiepileptic. Phenytoin acts to suppress the abnormal brain activity seen in seizure by reducing electrical conductance among brain cells by stabilizing the inactive state of voltage-gated sodium channels. Aside from seizures, it is an option in the treatment of trigeminal neuralgia in the event that carbamazepine or other first-line treatment seems inappropriate.
Placebo - A placebo is a sham or simulated medical intervention. Sometimes patients given a placebo treatment will have a perceived or actual improvement in a medical condition, a phenomenon commonly called the placebo effect. In medical research, placebos are given as control treatments and depend on the use of measured deception. Common placebos are inert tablets, sham surgery, and other procedures based on false information.
Prickly Pear - Opuntia, a genus of cacti producing a fruit known as the prickly pear. Prickly pears typically grow with flat, rounded cladodes (also called platyclades) that are armed with two kinds of spines; large, smooth, fixed spines and small, hairlike prickles called glochids, that easily penetrate skin and detach from the plant. Many types of prickly pears grow into dense, tangled structures.
Prozac - Prozac (fluoxetine) is a selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors (SSRI) antidepressant. Prozac affects chemicals in the brain that may become unbalanced and cause depression, panic, anxiety, or obsessive-compulsive symptoms. Prozac is used to treat major depressive disorder, bulimia nervosa (an eating disorder) obsessive-compulsive disorder, panic disorder, and premenstrual dysphoric disorder (PMDD).
Rimonabant - Rimonabant is an anorectic antiobesity drug that has been withdrawn from the market. It is an inverse agonist for the cannabinoid receptor CB1. Its main effect is reduction in appetite. Rimonabant was the first selective CB1 receptor blocker to be approved for use anywhere in the world. In Europe, it was indicated for use in conjunction with diet and exercise for patients with a body mass index (BMI) greater than 30 kg/m².
Sibutramine - Sibutramine is an oral anorexiant. Until 2010 it was marketed and prescribed as an adjunct in the treatment of exogenous obesity along with diet and exercise. It has been associated with increased cardiovascular events and strokes and has been withdrawn from the market in countries and regions including Australia, Canada, China, the European Union, Hong Kong, India, Mexico, Thailand, the UK, and the United States.
Tenuate - Tenuate (diethylpropion - dye eth ill PROE pee on) is a sympathomimetic amine, which is similar to an amphetamine. It is also known as an "anorectic" or an "anorexigenic" drug. Tenuate stimulates your central nervous system (nerves and brain), which increases your heart rate and blood pressure and decreases your appetite. Tenuate is used as together with diet and exercise to treat of obesity.
Thyroid - In vertebrate anatomy, the thyroid gland or simply, the thyroid, is one of the largest endocrine glands. The thyroid gland is found in the neck, below (inferior to) the thyroid cartilage (which forms the laryngeal prominence, or 'Adam's Apple'). The thyroid gland controls how quickly the body uses energy, makes proteins, and controls how sensitive the body should be to other hormones.
Vegetarian Society - The Vegetarian Society is a British registered charity established on 30 September 1847 to "support, represent and increase the number of vegetarians in the UK. In the 20th century, the Society's work became geared primarily towards the provision of advice and education to individuals, educational establishments and community groups.
Weight Loss Exercise - For most healthy adults, the Department of Health and Human Services recommends the following 2 weight loss exercises : 1) At least two hours and 30 minutes a week of moderate aerobic activity (think brisk walking or swimming) or one hour and 15 minutes a week of vigorous aerobic activity (such as running) - preferably spread throughout the week. 2) Strength training exercises at least twice a week.
Weight Loss Goals - Setting weight loss goals is probably one of the more difficult things to do when you embark on an exercise and/or diet program. How much do you need to lose? The key to setting weight loss goals is to follow the standard of goal setting. It needs to be specific, measurable, attainable, realistic and tangible. Your first step is determining if you really need to lose weight.
Zimulti - Company: Sanofi-Aventis. Zimulti (rimonabant) is an anti-obesity drug used in the treatment of obesity and related conditions. It was approved for marketing as Acomplia in the European Union in June 2006. The use of Acomplia in Europe was suspended in 2008 due to the risks of dangerous psychological side effects, including suicidal thoughts. Zimulti has not been approved for use in the United States.