How do appetite suppressors like Lipozene work?
Anyone who has ever been on a diet will tell you that the first couple weeks are a constant fight with your cravings. It is difficult to ignore the constant stomach grumbling, and eventually you give in.
Only if there was some way to stop these hunger pangs. There is. Appetite suppressants! Think Lipozene! They make you feel full by either blocking brain signals that indicate you are hungry or by filling up your stomach so you eat less.
There are drug-free ways to achieve this. You just need to tweak your diet a little and add more fiber, specifically, soluble fiber. Prunes are a great source of soluble fiber. Soluble and insoluble fibers help you feel satiated for longer.
Soluble fiber mixes with water from the stomach to form a gel which stays in the stomach. Insoluble fiber promotes bowel movements. It exits the body faster than soluble fiber. Other sources of fiber are oats, oranges, apples and barley.
Appetite suppressant pills such as Lipozene use a combination of drugs to alter processes in the body. They trick the brain into thinking you are full and they block hunger pangs. They are called anorectics meaning “without appetite”.
There are two types of appetite suppressants. One type is a pill that is full of fibers. Which means it occupies space in your stomach and makes you feel full faster.
Lipozene is one such drug.
Lipozene predominantly contains Glucomannan which is a natural fiber derived from root of the konjac plant.
Glucomannan is highly water soluble and has all the benefits of soluble fiber. It combines with water in the stomach and grows about 17 percent more than its original size. You feel full much faster, and calorie intake is reduced significantly.
So, slowly calorie deficit is created and weight loss is achieved. Such types of appetite suppressants are not found to be very effective and have side effects like bloating, gas, diarrhoea.
The second type of appetite suppressant is one that stops you from feeling hungry.
When taken before a meal they stop pangs by targeting the adrenal gland.
The glands release epinephrine and nor-epinephrine, both of which are central nervous system stimulators. These chemicals increase heart rate and blood pressure. They inhibit the brains hunger signals to the body. Thus the body can no longer tell it is hungry.
This takes care of random cravings that we sometimes experience. Epinephrine also increases the body’s metabolic rate causing it to burn calories faster.
A calorie deficit due to suppressed hunger and higher metabolic rate means faster weight loss. Care must be taken to eat proper meals however, or body could go into starvation mode.
An appetite suppressor pill can also make you feel full sooner while consuming a meal
This kind of anorectic cause the body to release serotonin which is the ‘feel good’ chemical. Due to this, you feel satisfied faster and you stop eating.
This also means that emotional overeating doesn’t take place. With an improved mood, we can control our portions better, and eat healthier, less fatty foods.
There is one more possible type of pills which does not suppress appetite per se, but reduces absorption of fat from our food.
So you can eat more freely and the adverse effects are lessened. This can be achieved naturally by adding at least 4 cups of green tea to our daily diet. There are a few natural supplements available for this, but their effects are untested.
As with any drug, the benefits are accompanied by side effects.
The first type of anorectics causes mostly digestive and intestinal issues. The second type of anorectics induces Epinephrine release, which causes heart issues. It stimulates the nervous system and hence causes jitters and hypertension.
This can be dangerous to users with a heart condition. Also, with attitude suppressants, effectiveness decreases as your weight does. Another problem is the body’s signals are masked.
If we aren’t getting enough nutrients or calories, body cannot signal us. This can cause damage in the long run. Which is why, any such medication must be taken only after consulting your family doctor.
If any side effects are noticed, pills should be discontinued. It is always more advisable to consume the natural appetite suppressors. Although they have lesser benefits, they have no side effects.