FDA Warns About Weight Loss Products

The New Year traditionally means making resolutions. For many, that resolution is losing weight.

The Food and Drug Adminstration has a warning. The agency has identified 28 weight loss products that contain potentially harmful, even deadly, ingredients.

The FDA List: Fatloss Slimming, 2 Day Diet, 3x Slimming Power, Japan Lingzhi 24 Hours Diet, 5x Imelda Perfect Slimming, 3 Day Diet, 7 Day Herbal Slim, 8 Factor Diet, 7 Diet Day/Night Formula, 999 Fitness Essence, Extrim Plus, GMP, Imelda Perfect Slim, Lida DaiDaihua, Miaozi Slim Capsules, Perfect Slim, Perfect Slim 5x, Phyto Shape, ProSlim Plus, Royal Slimming Formula, Slim 3 in 1, Slim Express 360, Slimtech, Somotrim, Superslim, TripleSlim, Zhen de Shou, Venom Hyperdrive 3.


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  • by Sarah Location: fayetteville, nc on Dec 25, 2008 at 03:44 AM
    I have always thought all diet drugs are bad. People need to just lay the fork down and get out and run. they will never need a diet drug.
  • by John Location: Greenville on Dec 24, 2008 at 12:33 PM
    Cieter...I couldn't have said it better myself.
  • by GVegas Location: Greenville on Dec 24, 2008 at 12:13 PM
    If you're looking for something to HELP you diet (not a pill diet) then Alli is a good med to try. I have used it and had some pretty good results, BUT you have to follow the ditt guidelines that go with it, otherwise you will have the "Treatment Effects" that everyone talks about, trust me on that one! Also unlike all the other OTC items Alli has actually been approved by the FDA. Phenterimene is also a good appetite suppressant but it is a RX only med and controlled substance that requires frequent labs and you MUST exercise in order for a doctor to prescribe it. In the end the best way to lose weight is permenent lifestyle changes in the way you eat and exercise. But for those adults who want help those are the 2 "better choices" in the pill category.
  • by Merry Christmas! on Dec 24, 2008 at 10:04 AM
    Soloslim doesn't work either... I have tried that stuff twice and nothing! It did nothing for my husband either. Phentermine is good stuff but you have to have an RX. It can also be harmful but works very well! Just watch your blood pressure with it.
  • by angry Location: greenville on Dec 24, 2008 at 09:42 AM
    yeah, and if you order a free trial of Acai berry stuff, they will start charging you $29.95. Watch your bank accounts!
  • by cieter Location: nc on Dec 24, 2008 at 08:02 AM
    I've tried my share of diet "enhancers" in the past. The one that has no side effects and works the best....EXERCISE and Watch what you eat.And of course drink plenty of water. Si far so good.Everybody wants a quick fix for everything.
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