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US Diet Pills Review

 

There are many weight loss supplements on the market, but most are scientifically untested and simply don't work. Cambridge-trained scientist, Dr. Lauren Mackenzie has reviewed the 20 most popular diet pills (not the 20 best--we wanted to defuse the hype about some problematic, but popular pills). Unlike any other "diet guide" we're aware of, we list the number of scientific clinical trials conducted on each product--the key metric for judging effectiveness. Even so, there are no "miracle pills" out there, and use of diet pills should be in conjunction with a healthy diet and exercise, and under your doctor's advice.

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.Value Rating = Value
Design Rating = Efficiency
Service Rating = Ill Effects

Value Rating: Includes prices of the weight loss supplements and our assessment of the "slimming value" you actually get for your money.

Efficiency Rating: Our opinion of how well the slimming pill helps you lose weight--this is not always the quickest loss claimed, as we prize healthy, steady weight loss higher than quick loss likely to rebound.

Ill Effects: This is our take on the level of side effects most users may expect to experience. It is the least "scientific" rating, relying mainly on reports we've gathered from the net. Dieters with questions on side effects should question the manufacturer and their doctor.

Mode of Action: In a nutshell, how a given slimming pill works.

Principal Side Effects: The main side effect or two associated with a given pill--see the slimming pill's own website for more comprehensive lists of currently known side effects.

Cost: Prices for one month's supply of the diet pills/supplements. In many cases bulk deals are available which can cut the cost as much as half, so these best prices are cited here.

Clinical Trials: Only some diet pills have actual clinical trials performed by independent researchers to back up their claims. We only list the trials we've been able to verify (or mention it in our review if they are questionable, or particularly small trials, etc.). This is the most important metric we use to evaluate diet pills' effectiveness , but more isn't always better--Xenical may have 100 trials, but we're confident that Phase 2 with only 18 works just fine, and without the messiness...

Notes: Brief salient comments on a given diet. For more, read our in depth review by clicking the diet logo, or click the Buy Now button to be transferred to the best deal we could find for buying the supplement online.

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Most Popular US diet pills Ranked
Value, Efficiency, and Ill Effects

 

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Phase 2 Carb Blocker Review & Link

Value Rating Design Rating
Service Rating
Carb blocker Very few--wind, mild nausea, possible 18 ~$22 Only FDA approved carb blocker

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Zotrim Review & Link

Value Rating Design Rating
Service Rating
Appetite suppressant & metab. booster Very few--indigestion in some 7 ~$37 Best herbal, clinically trialled pill

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Proactol Slimming Pill Review & Link

Value Rating Design Rating
Service Rating
Fat blocker & appetite suppressant Very few-- indigestion possible 5 ~$43 28% fat block, beats Alli wo/ nasty effects

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Unique Hoodia Review & Link

Value Rating Design Rating
Service Rating
Appetite suppressant Very few--indigestion in some 0 ~$20 Essential to get authentic hoodia

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Alli Review & Link

Value Rating Design Rating
Service Rating
Fat blocker Nasty--fecal incontinence common 100+ ~$36 25% fat block, half-strength form of Xenical

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Appesat Review & Link

Value Rating Design Rating
Service Rating
Appetite suppressant Indigestion, bloating in some 2 ~$44 Seaweed-based, limited trial backing

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Lipobind Review & Link

Value Rating Design Rating
Service Rating
Fat blocker Bloating, constipation possible 0** ~$12 Claims to block 27% fat, but ASA banned ad

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Lipovox Review & Link

Value Rating Design Rating
Service Rating
Metabolism booster Very few 0 ~$30 Excellent ingrediants, but unproven

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Adios diet pills Review & Link

Value Rating Design Rating
Service Rating
Metabolism booster Headache, weakness, diarrhea 0 ~$16 Helpful, but not as effective as ads suggest

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Xenical Review

Value Rating Design Rating
Service Rating
Fat blocker Nasty--fecal incontinence in many 100+ ~$115* 30% fat block, if you can live with effects

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Pure Acai diet pills Review & Link

Value Rating Design Rating
Service Rating
Metabolism booster Very few, indigestion for some 0 ~$32 Pricey for authentic acai superfood

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Chromium Picolate Review & Link

Value Rating Design Rating
Service Rating
Metabolism booster Many at high doses/long term 0 ~$2 Chromium may have health issues

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Slimshot Review & Link

Value Rating Design Rating
Service Rating
Metabolism booster Very few, laxative effect possible 0 ~$34 Many claims, but little evidence

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Trim24Seven Review & Link

Value Rating Design Rating
Service Rating
Patch, metabolism booster Stimulant, restlessness, insomnia 0 ~$10 Same as Pink Patch--little evidence

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Apidexin Review & Link

Value Rating Design Rating
Service Rating
Fat burner Stimulant, restlessness, insomnia 0 ~$42 Many claims, but little evidence

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Chitosan Review & Link

Value Rating Design Rating
Service Rating
Fat Blocker Bloating, constipation for some 0 ~$13 Latest trials suggest doesn't work

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Meridia Review

Value Rating Design Rating
Service Rating
Appetite suppressant Serious, including psychological 100+ ~ $108* Sibutramine, powerful side effects

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Prescription Only

Pink Patch Review & Link

Value Rating Design Rating
Service Rating
Patch, metabolism booster Stimulant, restlessness, insomnia 0 ~$31 Questionable ads plus nasty autoshipping

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Metabospeed Review & Link

Value Rating Design Rating
Service Rating
Metabolism booster Jitteriness, insomnia, etc. 0 ~$38 Popular, but with health concerns

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Xenadrine RFA-1 Review & Link

Value Rating Design Rating
Service Rating
Metabolism booster Many alleged by study 0 ~$23 Popular, but with health concerns

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* = Xenical (Orlistat) and Meridia (Sibutramine) are the US's only two prescription only diet pills, illegal to purchase online--costs are provided only for comparison purposes.

** = Lipobind claims to have clinical trial backing, but provided no links to such studies to verify, and the Adertising Standards Agency banned their weight loss commercials (that said, the dried cactus ingredient is similar to that in well- tested Proactol, so it likely has some weight loss benefit.)

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