Safe Weight Loss Pills for Teenagers


There is no magic pill that once taken will cause you to lose weight. The safest diet pills for teenagers are those that work alongside a healthy meal and exercise plan. Always consult your doctor before taking any diet pill or supplement as they may affect teenagers differently. Options to consider are green tea extract, 100 percent Hoodia products, and prescription medicines. Research and physician involvement are best bets when selecting diet pills that are safe for teen use.

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Green tea extracts are a healthy option to use as a diet aid. They have a high anti-oxidant level that promotes good health and caffeine that can increase metabolism. A higher metabolism can help the body burn more calories. Green tea also increases energy levels, which can improve stamina and willingness for physical exercise. There are many products on the market that contain green tea extract. It is important to consult a physician and/or pharmacist to determine which product best suits your needs. As this diet pill does contain caffeine, if you have a low tolerance or issue with caffeine consumption, then it is probably best to find an alternative diet aid.

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Currently any diet product containing Hoodia seems to be popular with dieters across the nation. Hoodia gordonii is actually a cactus found in Africa. Once in pill form it works as an appetite suppressant that can deter you from eating high- calorie snacks between meals. There are no known side effects, but make sure that you read the ingredient list carefully before purchasing any product that claims to contain Hoodia. If the product does not list 100 percent hoodia gordonii as the main ingredient, do not buy it. There are numerous products available that claim to contain Hoodia but in fact have little to almost zero amounts of Hoodia in their composition.

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Prescription diet pills are reserved only for those individuals with severe obesity that is significantly impairing their health and well-being. One such pill, Xenical, is a fat absorption inhibitor. It prevents your body from breaking down fat derived from meals. The fat is then released from the body in a bowel movement. As prescription pills are only given to individuals with severe weight issues, the side effects are more serious and can include addiction, increased heart rate, increased blood pressure, and anxiety issues. For teens with obesity-related health problems, this may be a great method to relieve and treat some of those issues.

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