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Diet Pills

Discussion in 'Health, Fitness, and Diet' started by Mebs, May 4, 2016.

  1. Mebs

    Mebs Active Member

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    Just curious if anyone has taken any ones before? If they found them good, or did they have negative reactions to them? Any weight loss as a result?
     
  2. FossilHead

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    I have tried several over the years, almost solely as a means of assisting during a "cutting" phase when I was bodybuilding.
    Tried many that were not worth a flip, but a couple come to mind that I believed worked reasonably well : Hydroxycut and Lipo 6

    Granted, this was back before ephedra/ephedrine came to be the bad guy, and the U.S. banned ephedrine-containing supplements, so I have no idea if they would be as efficacious, now.

    Regardless, the best fat-burning stack that I ever used, BY FAR, was the ECA stack.
    The original research that I read on it, back in the late '90s IIRC, was for a stack of 20mg Ephedrine, 200mg Caffeine, and 300mg Aspirin (ASA). Since I was unable to locate a 20mg ephedrine or a 300 mg ASA, I just used a 25mg epedrine HCl tab, 200mg No-Doz tab, and 325mg ASA tab three times per day.

    The frigging fat just melted off! and I wish it were still an option for me, but the ephedrine ban killed that.
    I do agree that ephedrine was/is a dangerous thing for some folks, especially those who have heart problems and/or refuse to couple it's use with some basic common sense.......

    DISCLAIMER: I am NOT suggesting that anyone take/use the above stack
     
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  3. seikatsu

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    As a doctor into digestive diseases and health, would strongly advise against diet pills. Ive seen liver failure secondary to these requiring a transplant and lifelong immunosuppressives. My only caveat would be if youve partnered with your doctor who would be happy to check your liver enzymes at least every 3-6 months, then id be more okay, but still be cautious knowing that some drug/herb effect are idiosyncratic rather than dose dependent
     
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  4. Mebs

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    I have heard that a few times that diet pills are extremely bad for your liver! Damn, a liver transplant, really?!?! Shit!
     
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