Xenical is a fat absorbing medication that has traditionally only been available to obese patients from their doctor on prescription. Recently in the US, the FDA approved the sale of an over the counter alternative called Alli. Both Xenical weight loss pills and Alli contain the active ingredient Orlistat which is a lipase inhibitor which prevents fat being assimilated into the body.
Orlistat capsules absorb close to 30% of any fat calories you eat, it is then passed through the digestive system and out through the bowels without hitting the bloodstream. That means you are storing approximately 30% less fat calories and therefore you are likely to lose weight fast.
Xenical is manufactured by Roche and comes in the form of blue or green capsules. The most common pill is the Xenical 120mg and this is normally prescribed in 28 day doses. You take one tablet during or shortly after each meal, although if at any time you eat a meal which doesn’t contain any fat, you don’t need to take the tablet.
It is also important to watch the fat content of your daily diet – it shouldn’t be more than 30% of your daily caloric intake. In other words, if you are eating 1500 calories a day, no more than 450 should be fat calories – or else there are some unpleasant side effects. The fat content of your daily diet should not be greater than 30% of your total daily caloric intake. For example, if you eat 1200 calories per day, no more than 360 of those calories should be in the form of fat.
Xenical is usually only prescribed to people who are clinically obese – it may sound ideal for anyone who struggle with conventional diets but if you aren’t seriously overweight with a BMI in excess of 30kg/m² there are other effective alternatives like Proactol. In any case be sure to consult with your doctor and don’t be tempted to order a batch of Xenical pills online – for a start they can be expensive and secondly, you don’t know if what you are getting is really Xenical!
One thing that is really good about Xenical is that it recommends a safe and sensible weight loss figure of 1-2lbs per week, this is in stark contrast to many weight loss diet supplements who claim ridiculous losses in excess of 8lbs per week! If you are considering any weight loss diet pill that claims these kind of fantasy figures, run a mile – it is marketing lies!
Now, of course it is not all sunshine when it comes to pretty much any drug. Although Xenical is clinically proven to help you lose more weight more quickly, it does have some rather nasty side effects – although none as bad as those associated with Clenbuterol use.
The main Xenical and Alli side effects are problems with bowel control and movements. If you overdo your fat intake you run a high risk of bright orange diarrhoea and oily discharges, many of them uncontrollable which can result in extremely embarrassing situations. Severe wind, rectal pain, cold and flu symptoms, vomiting, problems with your teeth or gums, liver inflammation and fatigue have also been reported by users of Orlistat products – it may not be the ray of weight loss hope you have been looking for!
So what are the safe, effective alternatives? Are there any?
Well, there are hundreds and thousands of weight loss products on the market, but few of these have been clinically proven to be effective. There are a few products that are proven to have similar benefits to Orlistat based drugs in reducing fat intake but without any of those nasty side effects. One of these products is Proactol.
Proactol is based on a patented fiber complex which rather than simply preventing fat from being broken down, combines with the fat molecules to form a gel like solution in the stomach. This combination of Proactol and fat is too large to be absorbed by the bloodstream and so is passed out of the body via the digestive system without any of the embarrassing side effects of Xenical and Alli.
Proactol has the favorable associated benefits of:
- Assisting the suppression of appetite
- Helping to reduce cholesterol levels
- Diminishing food cravings
Proactol is one of the few diet pills that lives up to it’s claims of effectiveness – it has been proven to be a highly effective alternative to Orlistat based products in several pre-clinical trials. What’s more, unlike Xenical, it is 100% natural! Of course as with any supplement, best results will be seen when combined with a quality diet plan and fitness program.