A number of commercially marketed appetite suppressants promise to aid in weight loss. These products often fail, though, leaving people disappointed and discouraged. Some appetite suppressants can be purchased over-the-counter while some only come with a prescription from your doctor. Some appetite suppressants are natural and can be found in our own home. There are at least three commercial appetite suppressants that work.
Adipex is a prescription appetite suppressant and works by raising serotonin and noradrenaline. When both of these chemicals rise in the brain, appetite decreases from a feeling of being full. Adipex can only be given by a prescription under the care of a doctor.
Hoodia gordonii is a strong, natural appetite suppressant found in a cactus-like plant located in the Kalahari Desert in South Africa. Bushmen who hunted in the Kalahari would eat a piece of the plant to suppress their appetites on long hunting trips. Hoodia tricks the brain into feeling full. There are products on the market that contain hoodia but many do not contain enough to suppress hunger. According to HoodiaGordoniiResearch.org, it is important to make sure that the product contains a C.I.T.E.S certificate to show that it is genuine South African hoodia. HoodiaGordoniiResearch.org also recommends taking 400 mg a day at first, increasing the dosage to 1,000 mg a day after two to three months. Take hoodia an hour before meals with a glass of water. Make sure that you constantly drink water while taking hoodia because also hoodia decreases thirst.
Water is an inexpensive appetite suppressant that is simple to use and costs next to nothing. Drinking the recommended daily amount of eight 8-oz. glasses of water a day will curb your appetite. Also, before meals, drink a glass of water. Drinking a glass of water before meals curbs the appetite so that you eat less.