Best Diet Pills of 2017 Reviewed

Best Diet Pills
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With as much as 45% of overweight and 67% of obese Americans trying to lose* weight, we should suspect that the demand for diet pills is huge. In fact, “The U.S. Weight Loss & Diet Control Market” study found that the demand for dietary aids of all kinds reached $55 billion in 2007 alone. Such high numbers mean that the market is flooded with all kinds of products making your search for diet pills easy and difficult at the same time. To help you find top rated diet pills that are both safe and effective, we explain what these pills actually are and review some of the best diet pills in 2017.

The Need for Diet Pills

Experts agree that the best and most effective way to lose* weight is through calorie restriction, healthy eating, and exercising. Because such lifestyle and dietary modifications can be difficult to maintain, many people turn to dietary supplements in the hopes of losing weight. While the need for weight loss* treatments is definitely high in countries such as the United States, scientists believe that these pills won’t help anyone lose* weight when not used in conjunction with a healthy eating and exercising plan.

What to look for in the Best Diet Pills?

As explained by the National Institute of Health (NIH), many weight-loss supplements tend to be rather costly and their efficiency is highly debatable. Furthermore, according to the U.S. Government Accountability Office, some supplements were found to be potentially harmful so consider product safety before buying these pills. And because some of the ingredients in these pills were found to interact with certain medications, it is important to talk to your doctor before taking them. In short, the NIH suggest to research what is known and what is not known about the ingredients in these dietary supplements before taking them.

Best Diet Pills Benefits

Do Diet Pills have any Side Effects?

According to the U.S. Government Accountability Office, side effects from these pills tend to be mild in most cases and include unpleasant digestive symptoms, sleeping problems, and rashes. However, some ingredients such as dehydroepiandrosterone (DHEA) were associated with an increased risk of certain cancers. So reading the product label and researching product safety is a must when choosing your diet pills.

How Long will it take to Show Results?

Results largely depend on your overall health status, your current diet and exercising program, and type of pills used. Because these supplements are not drugs meant to treat* medical conditions but rather natural additions to your regular diet, there is no definitive time limit for them to kick in like in cases of pharmaceutical drugs.

Popular Ingredients in Diet Pills

Today’s diet pills contain ingredients that aid in weight loss* either by increasing* feelings of satiety, reducing* appetite or affecting the metabolic rate. These ingredients are usually extracted from plant sources but some are also laboratory-made. The most popular ingredients in diet pills include bitter orange (synephrine) to speed up the metabolism and suppress* appetite; caffeine to increase* fat oxidation; chitosan to bind dietary fat in the digestive tract, and green coffee bean extract for better fat burning.

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10 Most Popular Weight Loss Pills

We’ve done the research on the most popular diet pills available on the market and picked out the 10 best weight loss* pills in terms of safety and efficiency. Here is our top 10 among dietary supplements that could help you achieve your weight loss* goals.

#1 Phenocal

Pehnocal is marketed as an addition to a weight loss* regime that should include a healthy diet and exercising. The product is only meant to suppress* your appetite, increase* metabolic rate, and induce a thermogenic response, all of which will help you achieve your weight loss* goals faster and easier. All this is made possible with the ingredients that include chromium, folic acid, cocoa extract, green tea leaf extract, fucoxanthin, glucomannan, certain vitamins, and plenty of other beneficial ingredients. You can learn more about this product by clicking here.

#2 Vysera CLS

Vysera CLS is an all-natural product with an impressive ingredient lists. The ingredients in this slimming product are DC, cacao seed, milk thistle, chlorella algae, shali powder, klamath blue-green algae, cayenne powder, Panax ginseng, passionflower, and lemon balm, among others. Only one small pill is required daily making this product quite convenient. There are also a lot of positive reviews regarding this product which is another plus. On the downside, Vysera CLS is pricey for a product that does not reveal anything about the date of introduction and any info regarding the parent company. You can learn more about this product by clicking here.

#3 GC 180 XT

Another all-natural supplement, GC 180 XT claims to offer weight loss* benefits with the help of the extract from the Garcinia Cambogia fruit which several studies found helped aid in weight loss*. The product allegedly helps you lose* weight by suppressing your appetite and simultaneously inhibiting the accumulation of fat cells in your body. The product contains three additional ingredients such as chromium which helps regulate blood glucose levels, and calcium, and potassium which help in the absorption of Garcinia Cambogia. You can learn more about this product by clicking here.

#4 Meratrim Platinum+

Meratrim Platinum+ contains two main ingredients – the extracts from Sphaeranthus indicus and Garcinia mangostana. The two herbal extracts were chosen because one study published in The Journal of Medicinal Food found the combination of these two herbs was a well-tolerate and effective aid in weight management. The high-efficiency formula of Meratrim means you should be able to see results after just a couple of weeks of use making this product one of the best on the market today. You can learn more about this product by clicking here.

#5 PGX Daily Ultra Matrix

The key active ingredient in this product is a proprietary blend labeled Polyglycopplex made with soluble plant fibers. These fibers are meant to control food cravings by aiding in digestion and controlling the glycemic index and keeping blood sugar levels in check. It is free of any synthetic ingredients and stimulants which also means you won’t have to deal with any uncomfortable side effects. You can learn more about this product by clicking here.

#6 Skinny Fiber Pills

Skinny Fiber is a product manufactured by Skinny Body Care who use only 100% natural ingredients. Their Skinny Fiber dietary supplement contains herbal extracts from Glucomannan, Cha De Burge, and Caralluma Fimbriata. The product also contains digestive enzymes to help in digestion and to speed up the burning of fat. The product should be taken before a meal with lots of water so that the fibers could absorb the water and create bulk which, of course, creates a feeling of fullness. This is something you get from food sources of fiber and is completely safe and natural. You can learn more about this product by clicking here.

#7 Final Trim

Final Trim is a rather elusive product as there is no official manufacturer website nor any info on how exactly you can achieve your weight-loss goals with this product. Nevertheless, the product is made of natural ingredients among which is konjac roots which is a natural fiber that helps control appetite and for a long time as this type of fiber takes some time to move through the digestive tract. You can learn more about this product by clicking here.

#8 ProBioslim

ProBioslim is a probiotic weight loss* supplement whose popularity is quite evident by its high presence on the market. You can find the product on many lifestyle company websites, at many retail stores like Wal Mart, and you can also buy the product on Amazon. The product contains the probiotic LactoSpore Bacillus Coagulans and a number of herbal extracts to help increase* energy and aid in fat burning. You can learn more about this product by clicking here.

#9 Leptigen

Leptigen aids in weight loss* primarily by boosting your metabolism and controlling blood sugar levels and glucose tolerance. The ingredients in Leptigen are sphaeranthus, garcina mangostana, chromemate, caffeine, and green tea extract. The product was tested alongside a diet and exercise plan for efficiency in two clinical studies. Besides this, customer testimonials provide further proof of product efficiency making this one of our weight-loss favorites. You can learn more about this product by clicking here.

#10 Aptulux

Another highly praised product, Aptulux is said to aid in weight loss* by suppressing your appetite and improving* digestion and overall health. The product contains the appetite suppressing Garcinia Cambogia, aloe vera, Cascara Sagrada, and Gymnema Sylvestre all meant to work in synergy to offer the best weight loss* results. You can learn more about this product by clicking here.


If you desperately want to lose* weight, diet pills alone won’t make you achieve your goals. The dietary supplements listed here are only an addition to a diet and exercise plan. Their main mode of action is suppressing your appetite, increasing* metabolic rate, aiding in fat burning, and some even aid in better digestion. Whatever your diet pill of choice may be, make sure that it contains safe ingredients and that you follow a proper weight-loss regime.



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Expert Author : Dr. Ahmed Zayed (Consumer Health Digest)

Dr. Ahmed Zayed Helmy holds a baccalaureate of Medicine and Surgery. He has completed his degree in 2011 at the University of Alexandria, Egypt. Dr. Ahmed believes in providing knowledgeable information to readers. Other than his passion for writing, currently he is working as a Plastic surgeon and is doing his masters at Ain shams University.

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