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Appetite suppressant: Appetite suppressants can help to reduce hunger to some degree. I would not rely on this as the major method of weight loss. Healthy food choices and exercise are the best ways to control weight. The most effective "pill" was fen-phen, and although it worked, it caused serious health risks. So, if you can, try to avoid diet pills altogether. ...Read more
See below: Glutamine is the most abundant free amino acid in the body. Amino acids are the building blocks of protein. Glutamine is produced in the muscles and is distributed by the blood to the organs that need it. Glutamine might help gut function, the immune system, and other essential processes in the body, especially in times of stress. It is also important for providing "fuel" (nitrogen and carbon) to many different cells in the body. Glutamine is needed to make other chemicals in the body such as other amino acids and glucose (sugar). ...Read more
Yes: But they are usually unsafe or can have detrimental side effects on the cardiovascular system. ...Read more
Yes, but...: Caffeine is indeed an appetite suppressant and can actually slightly increase your metabolism, and may have a modest effect on weight loss, but there is no hard evidence that caffeine will significantly lead to long term weight loss. Also, keep in mind that too much caffeine can lead to nervousness, insomnia, nausea, elevated blood pressure, and even heart palpitations. Use in moderation. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Bee pollen...: There are a few herbs that accomplish this. Bee pollen, fennel, chickweed and something called garcinia cambogia have been reported to decrease one's appetite; and may even boost your metabolism. As with any 'herbal' remedy i counsel all my patients to talk to their doctors about it; as there may be unexpected interactions with other medications you are taking. ...Read more
No-but helps weight!: Green tea has a wide range of health benefits. It is widely promoted as an appetite suppressant but research has not confirmed this. However, it does promote weight loss via other mechanisms like boosting metabolism & burning fats. It may reduce cravings for sweets. See www.Healthylifestyletrainer.Com/green-tea-and-weight-loss-true-or-false/ & www.Umm.Edu/altmed/articles/green-tea-000255.Htm. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Appetite suppressant: Phentermine (brand name adipex-p) is the safest 1st ever fda approved appetite suppressant which has been approved for safe use since the 1950's. However, it is no magic bullet! this is only an aid that will improve a comprehensive weight loss program built on a foundation of making permanent lifestyle changes. Nobody will diet forever, thus increasing your exercise level is most important! ...Read more
My doctor prescribed Effexor (venlafaxine) 37.5 as an appetite suppressant. Can it be used as an appetite suppressant since it's an Anti depressant?
Two problems here: You're describing two problems--stress & binge eating. Appetite suppressants will likely address neither however. Explore stress management options through your work, patient education centers, &/or local counselors. Exercise rather than reach for food, & keep on-hand only healthy choices if you must snack. Chewing gum, a big glass of water, carrots & celery sticks may help curb your appetite. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Simple answer: NO!: Don't believe all the hype about acai. All the same crazy claims were also made for hoodia, chromium, products claimed to block cortisol and a bunch of other things. If you are trying to lose some weight, keep a diet log, cut way back on potatoes, bread (of all kinds), pasta, cereal, and rice and get more exercise. Then give it some time. Don't waste your $ on these supplements. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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