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12 Popular Weight Loss Pills and Supplements Reviewed

Here are the 12 most popular weight loss pills and supplements, reviewed by science.

1. Even though garcinia cambogia may cause modest weight loss, the effects are so small that they probably won’t even be noticeable.

2. Unfortunately, there is only one study on this supplement and no data on long-term effectiveness. More research is needed.

3. Caffeine can boost metabolism and enhance fat burning in the short term. However, a tolerance to the effects may develop quickly.

4. Orlistat, also known as Alli or Xenical, can reduce the amount of fat you absorb from the diet and help you lose weight. It has many side effects, some of which are highly unpleasant.

5. There is no evidence that raspberry ketones cause weight loss in humans, and the rat studies showing it to work used massive doses.

6. Green coffee bean extract may cause modest weight loss, but keep in mind that many of the studies were industry sponsored.

7. Studies consistently show that the fiber glucomannan, when combined with a healthy diet, can help people lose weight. It also leads to improvements in various health markers.

8. One study showed that Meratrim caused weight loss and had a number of other health benefits. However, the study was industry sponsored and more research is needed.

9. Green tea and green tea extract can increase fat burning slightly, and may help you lose belly fat.

10. CLA is an effective weight loss supplement, but it may have harmful effects over the long term. The small amount of weight loss is not worth the risk.

11.  The two small studies on forskolin have shown conflicting results. It is best to avoid this supplement until more research is done.

12. Synephrine is a fairly potent stimulant, and probably effective for weight loss in the short term. However, the side effects can be serious, so this should only be used with extreme caution.

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