There is no shortage of supplements, pills, and drinks that claim weight loss. People who desperately want to lose their weight seek different methods and ways through which they can lose their weight in a short period of time and without any side effects. But the question remains that whether all these pills and supplements really work in dropping off weight and whether or not they are safe. The best supplements meant for weight loss have one or more ingredient that is meant to cause burning of extra fats in the body. Such ingredient or ingredients also help in decreasing the appetite and reducing the absorption of fats in the body. All weight loss pills and supplements are created differently, and thus have different effects. Some may result in side effects that are unpleasant in nature and others may not cause any loss in weight. Thus, it is really important to investigate whether or not these pills work in reducing the fat from the body before buying and using them. Following are some of the popular supplements and weight loss diet pills that are commonly used by the people.


  1. Alli (orlistat):

Orlistat is one of the most famous supplements for weight loss. It is sold over the counter as a prescription drug. Intestines absorb less fat due to Orlistat due to which weight loss occurs. Some studies suggest that only a small amount of weight loss occurs by the dose of orlistat. Side effects may also occur such as pain in stomach, diarrhea etc.


  1. Caffeine:

It is naturally found in chocolates, tea, coffee, and soft drinks. It is also added in many diet supplements and pills. It is found that high intake of caffeine causes greater loss in weight. However, a person may experience some side effects like enhanced heart rate, sleeping problems, etc.


  1. Glucomannan:

It is a kind of a fiber supplement. It absorbs water in the gut causing a sense of fullness that leads a person to eat less. There are contradictions about whether glucomannan helps in weight loss or not. But those who used it, did experience some side effects like pain in stomach, diarrhea, etc.


  1. Garcinia cambogia extract:

It contains hydroxycitric acid that is considered to help in weight loss. But there isn’t sufficient evidence about it. Also, there are no side effects proven due to its usage.


  1. Pyruvate:

It is produced when body breaks down sugar. It is sold as a weight loss supplement. Its side effects are also found to occur such as bloating etc. But the studies may be weak and therefore no conclusion can be drawn.


  1. Green tea extract:

Many supplements and pills are found to have green tea in them. Research indicate that green tea helps the body lose fat. However, it can sometimes cause constipation, nausea, or stomach pain.

It can be seen that there is no magic bullet that can help you lose your weight within short period of time and without any side effects. Some do work but they are accompanied with some health problems, and others may not work as effectively.