Many people turn to fat and starch blockers as a supplemental aid in weight loss when they get frustrated with the lack of results they are getting trying to lose weight the old-fashioned way. Before you anticipate using diet pills, inform yourself about their dangers and read more about weightloss and drug abuse.
Fat and starch blockers both work to prevent certain nutrients from being digested. This, in theory, is supposed to help a person to lose weight. Fat blockers usually contain a fiber called chitosan, which is derived from the exoskeletons of certain shellfish. As the fat blockers pass through the system without being digested, they absorb fat along the way, all of which is eliminated in the stool.
Starch blockers work in much the same way as fat blockers, except that they prevent carbohydrates from being absorbed into the body. Starch blockers, which are usually made from bean and wheat germ extracts, help the carbohydrates pass directly through the digestive tract, where they are also eliminated in the stool.
Both fat and starch blockers are intended to be taken before meals, when weight loss is the goal. This way, the fat and starches that are ingested during the meal will not be absorbed by the body, which will aid in weight loss, or at least prevent weight gain.
Side effects of using energy blocking
Despite the fact that these weight loss aids promise to help you lose weight, there are some pretty serious side effects that can occur with use. These include:
- Fat Blockers
- Vitamin deficiency
- Starch Blockers
Most starch blockers on the market claim to slow the digestion of carbohydrates and induce weight loss. Recent studies suggest that, in higher dosages, starch blockers do in fact slow carb digestion. However, most pills on the market are about 3000 mg short of this dosage. Furthermore, there is no real proof that starch blockers or fat blockers help a person lose any weight.
Quite simply, the best, and most healthy, way to lose weight is through eating a balanced diet and exercising regularly. By looking for a quick weight loss pill solution, you could be doing your body more harm than you realize, and the effects could last a lifetime.