Worst Ripoff Weight Loss Pill: Leptoprin

I just saw a commercial for Leptoprin, which is the most brazenly ridiculous example of rip-off marketing. We have laws about false product claims, but they do no good because companies can advertise products, lie about their results (claiming they have clinical proof when they do not, etc.) and blatently lie about their product. Worst is how they overprice the product, then appeal to our sense of greed and the desire for the quick fix, “If it costs this much it must be good.” They even try to talk you out of it:

“Leptoprin is too expensive for the casual dieter.” What pray tell is a casual dieter? and Leptoprin is too expensive for anyone with a brain. You can get the same ingredients for a fraction of the cost, if you really think they’ll work, but frankly, they aren’t going to be the magical combination you wanted.

There is no magic weight loss pill that will do it for you. If you want to take supplements that can help in your quest to get healthier, there are many useful choices, but there is no magic diet pill.

Here’s the ingredient list for Leptoprin:

Calcium (amino acid chelate) 264mg (67% RDA)
Vitamin B6 25mg (1250% RDA)
Acetylsalicylic acid 324mg (aspirin)
Caffeine 200mg
Green Tea Extract (no amount listed)
L-Tyrosine (no amount listed)
Kelp 100mg
Cayenne (no amount listed)

Keep in mind, a mere speck of an ingredient added allow them to put it on the label. Without listing the amounts is suspect indeed, but frankly, even if they did list an amount, I’d be hard pressed to trust it.

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Hoodia Diet Pills – Do They Really Work?

Does Hoodia Work for Weight Loss?

The next big wave to hit diet shores are Hoodia Diet Pills. Hoodia is an herb that grows in Nepal and has been used for centuries by the bush people for something to chew on long journeys. It would help them continue without hunger, which is why it’s suddenly the miracle weight loss product. Remember, the native use is to help with hunger, not weight loss. Bush people don’t need to lose weight.

So, keeping a keen eye on the hunger aspect, remember, fraud is rampant in the weight loss industry. Put on your “scam detection radar glasses” before you believe the hype. The main claims that are unlikely to be true include 1) You can lose weight without changing what you eat (if this were true you wouldn’t need to lose weight in the first place), and 2) You don’t need to exercise (it helps enormously to become more active, so why not promote it?).

That said, I will try herbal products and when I first read about Hoodia and the native uses, it seemed pretty impressive. Since then I’ve tried some capsules of powder I got online, and recently bought some hard pills at a local store. I liked the powdered caps better, so that’s what I’ll buy in the future.

I got an amazingly good result with the Hoodia Diet Pills, but it quickly was obvious this is not some miracle weight loss drug. It doesn’t make me feel any different so you could take it and forget it, unlike some products that make you feel jittery, but what’s most surprising is what happens when you’re not paying any attention.

Hoodia Made me Forget to Eat Breakfast!

As an example, I normally eat breakfast every morning. I’m hungry when I wake up, and breakfast is my favorite, so I don’t need to think about it, I just eat it. One morning I took the Hoodia when I first got up, and then went about my usual business on the computer and getting ready. Before I knew it, I was grabbing my jacket and starting to walk out the door when I realized I’d forgotten to eat breakfast!

Since I still didn’t feel hungry I figured I’d just eat something once I got to the office. Since I usually get hungry again around 10 AM, it was quite surprising to notice I didn’t feel really hungry at all until closer to 11 AM.

Now, before you get all excited and think you can get Hoodia and then never be hungry again, that’s probably not what’ll happen. I’ve tried it at other times of day without the same result. It may be more related to whether you’re involved in an activity (i.e. you’re attention is focused on something besides eating), and whether you’re reasonably well fed to begin with.

If you don’t eat quality food very often, you’ll tend to be hungrier, despite eating a whole bag of chips. Your body needs nutrients and it’ll keep pestering you until you give it something real to eat.

At this point, I like Hoodia Diet Pills and will probably be buying them again. Remember, Hoodia isn’t going to take away your appetite to the extent you’ll never be hungry but they can certainly help when you have “inappropriate hungers” such as in the evening after you’ve already eaten a big dinner, or other troublesome snacking times. Whenever is your roughest time, that’s when I’d give Hoodia a test run.

Key to Weight Loss with Hoodia Diet Pills

The key to getting a good weight loss result with Hoodia or any other appetite suppressant type product is learning to pay attention to your body’s hunger signals. In other words, if you ignore hunger now (eating way past satisfied into the uncomfortably full zone, or eating when you’re not hungry at all in anticipation of future hungers for instance), then paying attention to your hunger needs to be addressed either first, or at the least simultaneously while trying Hoodia.

Is “Safe Drugs” an Oxymoron?

You’d think the pharmaceutical companies were running scared the way they’re suddenly announcing dire consequences should you be so foolhardy to actually use their drugs, yet many aren’t being pulled from the market. Naprosyn (Naproxen) suddenly causes heart problems? That’s interesting since it’s been on the shelf for years and prior to that was prescription only. I didn’t research it, but it’s probably been in use for 20 years or longer, so why are we only now hearing about it’s possible link to heart problems?

Interesting how these drugs can still be sold, despite deaths, yet they pulled Ephedra in a fat hurry. Wonder why? Could it be because it wasn’t manufactured by a drug company.

Here’s a listing of the less commonly known side effects: Abdominal bleeding, black stool, blood in urine, changes in liver function, chills and fever, colitis, congestive heart failure, depression, diarrhea, dream abnormalities, general feeling of illness, hair loss, hearing disturbances or loss, inability to concentrate, inability to sleep, inflammation of the lungs, inflammation of the mouth, kidney disease or failure, light-headedness, menstrual disorders, muscle pain and weakness, peptic ulcer, red or purple spots on the skin, severe allergic reaction, skin inflammation due to sensitivity to light, skin rashes and hives, sweating, thirst, throbbing heartbeat, vertigo, visual disturbances, vomiting, vomiting of blood, yellow skin and eyes.

You must be kidding me? And this is sold openly over-the-counter? Cripes. Yellow skin and eyes? Kidney disease or failure? What the heck?

These side effects are not suddenly showing up. They were there all along but the drug companies (big pill) do not care. They justify their costly drugs under the guise that the side effects are not worse than the disease being treated, but pain relief causing another serious health problem is another story. Most people taking pain relievers on a regular basis are older, and the older you are the more likely heart problems start to become an issue.

Over-the-Counter Pain Relievers Cause Heart Problems

It was announced Friday that a national study found that those given high doses of Celebrex had a 240 percent increase in heart problems, including death (yikes! death is a pretty serious side effect). Merck painkiller Vioxx was withdrawn from the market entirely after a study found that it increased the risk of heart attack and stroke by more than 100 percent. And, lest they be left out, Pfizer announced recently that a study of Bextra found that it increased the risk of heart attacks in those who have had cardiac surgery.

Industry insiders are beginning to point out that, “all drugs have risks.” Well duh. Yet the pharmaceutical companies continue to bury us in ads for everything from allergy medicines to Viagra and back again. They want us to believe our kids all should be taking a drug so they won’t act childlike, restless, bored. Do you remember being forced to sit in a boring, hot, smelly classroom for hours on end? Were you restless? Did they drug you? Probably not, but that was then and this is now, and times have changed, haven’t they?

The Best Prescription for Good Health

Best prescription? Healthy living. Good fresh air, brisk walks, home cooked meals with fresh ingredients, and a happy home. Strive for a bit of relaxation everyday, and stop gripping the steering wheel so tightly. High stress is more likely to knock you down, and it causes increased pain and weight gain for that matter, so go get a massage and relax. It can help with the pain relief, and it will help with the stress, so what better prescription?

Zantrex 3 Diet Pills – Don’t Buy Them, Make Your Own

I saw a bottle of Zantrex Diet Pills at my local Safeway store so grabbed them to see what’s inside.

Zantrex Rip Off Diet Pills Can you say, “Rip-off?” This wonderful product contains nothing more than caffeine in various forms such as Yerba mate, guarana, damiana, cocoa nut, kola nut, and rice flour. Rice flour? What’s that in there for? Filler, probably.

Safeway had this at over $40 a bottle! That is ridiculous. You could make your own for a few dollars, or just buy caffeine pills (truckers use them), for $4.99/100 and call it a day. Brand name or generic, caffeine is caffeine.

Don’t overdo the caffeine either or you’ll just end up jittery and probably get a headache.

How to Make Your Own Diet Pill

Buy herbs in bulk. Yes, you can buy most of these ingredients yourself, if you like them, why pay someone a bunch of money because they put it in a fancy sounding bottle? Zantrex sounds like a real drug, doesn’t it? It’s not. They could have called it Porky’s Fat Reducing Pills, but that wouldn’t have sold as well.

Look in your phone book first to see if there are any herbal shops in your town. If so, go straight to them. The shops smell wonderful, BTW. I buy spices in bulk too. For less money than you pay for a stale bottle at the store you can get a quarter to a full pound of things like basil, bay leaves, oregano, whatever you like. The smells knock me out when a box is delivered. I totally love it. Organize a few friends and split it up if you want.

Okay, all my herb books must be downstairs and I don’t feel like going down right now, so I’ll write this up as an article and post it on my main site in the Weight Loss Articles section.

It’ll have ingredient suggestions, a recipe or two, and a few places to buy bulk herbs. I’ll edit this to add the direct link as soon as I write the article too, so if you prefer reading in your Blog Reader, just hang in there. More news coming soon …

Miracle Pill : Lose Weight Stop Smoking

An experimental diet pill, rimonabant, by Sanofi-Aventis SA, the world’s third biggest drugmaker is showing remarkable promise in clinical trials. Called an “Anti-craving” pill, it’s soon to be tested for its effect on smokers as well.

Researchers indicated 39 percent of test subjects lost more than 10 percent of their body weight during the one-year study compared to 12 percent of patients on placebo. This is significant as the lead researcher in the study, Luc Van Gaal, associate professor of endrocrinology at University Hospital in Antwerp said, “A 5 to 10 percent reduction of weight leads to a reduction of risk factors by 25 percent to 30 percent.”

Patients were also put on a low calorie diet, so how much effect the pill had is impossible to know, which is the bottom line for any weight loss pill, potion or powder: You still must make a change in your eating habits. No pill can do it all. Despite that disclaimer, the world awaits the first truly useful diet pill and perhaps rimonabant, to be sold under the name Acomplia, will be the one.

While you’re waiting for that magical pill, why not try these 3 easy tips to pulverize your cravings by BodyBuilding.com.