Do Expanding Appetite Suppressant Diet Pills Actually Work? :

Expanding Appetite SuppressantsDo Expanding Appetite Suppressant Diet Pills Actually Work?

There is a large and growing (so to speak) category in the nonprescription weight loss supplement market is a type of pill that will expand in the stomach in order to provide what the manufacturers claim will be a reduced appetite because the stomach will be slightly more full than it would otherwise be.

The idea behind this type of diet pill is an appealing one to many people. After all, hunger pangs can be one of the most common types of struggle for dieters to face and is one of the main reasons that people overeat. Therefore, by reducing that hunger, it could mean that it would be easier to stick to a reduced calorie diet, as the drawbacks of that type of strategy are no longer there.

Though there are many types of appetite suppressant on the market, many are based on stimulants, which can cause side effects with some people and that are not compatible with various types of other drugs, supplements, foods, and medical conditions. Therefore, pills that swell in the stomach are trying to offer an alternative that will still offer that feeling of fullness.

The following are some of the most common types of appetite suppressant diet pill ingredients that swell in the stomach for the purpose of attempting to quash hunger.

Psyllium fiber – While this is great for helping to control cholesterol, when enough of this is taken in the form of a pill, along with a lot of water, it will absorb the water and expand in order to provide a sense of fullness, while increasing bowel movements at the same time. Though this could theoretically provide a very temporary relief from hunger, it also places the dieter at a higher risk of dehydration and will frequently lead to uncomfortable side effects such as gas, nausea, cramping, intestinal pain, and diarrhea.

Glucomannan – This is an extremely common ingredient in diet pills. It is derived from the konjac plant and can hold over 100 times its own weight in water. That said, when taken as a pill, it will frequently be very unreliable in terms of expansion. Pill forms of glucommannan have shown to be quite ineffective. Some people recommend emptying a capsule into food and eating it that way, followed by a lot of water, though that has yet to be proven in scientific study.

Appesat – This is an appetite suppressant ingredient made form a type of seaweed. This will also expand within the stomach. This is meant to be taken a half hour before eating, at which time it will swell up and stretch out the wall of the stomach, automatically triggering responses that are sent to the brain to signal a feeling of fullness. Though very early preliminary studies have suggested that it is promising, it is very far from being proven and it has not yet proven to be safe.