What Is An Appetite Suppressant?
An appetite suppressant (or appetite suppressor)is a dietary weight loss supplement that mimics the feeling of satiety or ‘fullness’ in the stomach so that you feel satisfied between meals and do not have the urge to snack.
Appetite suppressants are believed to work by increasing the levels of serotonin (the feel good hormone) in the brain that is responsible for controlling the mood and also the appetite, tricking the brain into believing the stomach is full.
These can be especially beneficial if you find the temptation to snack too hard to ignore as they can help to reduce your daily calorific intake resulting in weight loss.
The majority of appetite suppressants are natural, usually containing plant or herbal extracts, though there are a few appetite suppressants that are prescription only.
Natural Appetite Suppressants Vs. Prescription Appetite Suppressants
One of the most widely used prescription appetite suppressants is phentermine (Also known as Adipex-p).It is normally prescribed only for obese (extremely overweight) patients with a BMI over 30, or those with a BMI over 27 who are at risk of serious illness or disease if they do not lose weight.
It is generally prescribed as a short-term solution i.e. a few weeks. While phentermine is highly effective at controlling weight, it can cause very serious side effects in some individuals and has the potential to be highly addictive due to its similarity to the amphetamine family which is why it needs close monitoring by a doctor.
There are a wide range of natural appetite suppressants available providing an alternative wayto curb your appetite.
Supplements that contain Glucomannan (Konjac Root) extract are particularly sought after. Celebrity weight loss expert Dr Oz has discussed the significant weight loss benefits of Glucomannan on his TV show. Glucomannan can be taken as a pill, a powder solution and with shirataki noodles. It has been called “nature’s skinny sponge” for the way it absorbs liquid making you feel fuller.
Popular Appetite Suppressants
Phen375 – Bestselling appetite suppressant and fat burner
Phen375 is specifically designed as a natural alternative to Phentermine. It contains ingredients such as L-Carnitine, Sympathomimetic Amine (Citrus Aurantium)and Capsaicin-1.12 to help to suppress appetite, increase metabolism and burn fat. Phen375 has many glowing testimonials from happy customers who say Phen375 has helped them to lose between 3-5lbs a week.
Adiphene – New appetite suppressant that does more
Adiphene is a relatively new appetite suppressant which is described as “the appetite suppressant equivalent of the prescription only, Adipex-P”. But as well as suppressing your appetite it also helps in a number of other ways.
Adiphene also helps to:
- increase the body’s metabolism naturally
- bind dietary fats together so less fat is absorbed and stored on your body
- helps to raise body temperature so that the body can burn fat more efficiently
Adiphene contains 12 ingredients including Glucomannan, Chitosan and Cayenne Capsicum. It is one of the more affordable appetite suppressant products and comes with a 30 day money back guarantee so you can try it risk free.
Green Tea– A natural non-pill alternative
If you can’t take pills you may prefer another option to help to suppress your appetite. Green tea is an excellent alternative.
Green tea’s appetite suppressing qualities are believed to be down to it including a nutrient called EGCG which increases a natural hormone in your body responsible making you feel full. Green tea also contains a small amount of caffeine and caffeine is proven to be a very effective appetite suppressant.
Some slimming teas contain green tea plus other teas which may have health and weight loss benefits. One such tea is Kou Tea which is a blend of 4 teas.