Alli Diet Pills

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Alli, (pronounced Al-eye) is a weight loss pill designed for overweight adults that are struggling to lose weight. Alli is similar to the prescription weight loss drug Xenical and contains the same active ingredient, only the dosage is much lower and thus is not as strong. It is available over the counter to adults over the age of 18.

Alli works by helping to block the absorption of fat by the intestines, which reduces the number of calories that are absorbed by the body. While Alli can help you lose weight, you will most likely lose only a few more pounds with Alli than with diet and exercise alone.

There are some side effects from taking Alli. These include gas, an oily anal discharge, oily and more frequent bowl movements and hard to control bowl movements. This results from the undigested fats going through your digestive system.

Like with most diet pills, Alli is meant to be used in addition to healthy eating and regular exercise in order to be successful.

Concerns Associated with Alli Use

In 2010, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (F.D.A.) published a safety review of the active ingredient in Alli diet pills, orlistat.  This was conducted as a result of certain reports linking orlistat with serious liver injury. That said, the F.D.A. didn’t find any evidence to support the claim that the drug and the liver injuries were directly connected.

That said, as a result of these reports, the labels for both non-prescription Alli diet pills and prescription Xenical were updated.  It’s important to speak with your doctor right away if you experience any of the following symptoms or signs of potential liver injury:

  • Appetite loss
  • Itching
  • Light colored stool
  • Brown urine
  • Yellowing in the whites of the eyes or of the skin

Alli Ingredients

The active ingredient in Alli diet pills is 60mg of Orlistat. The inactive ingredients include:

  • Sodium Lauryl Sulfate,
  • Sodium starch glycolate,
  • Talc,
  • Titanium Dioxide FD&C Blue 2,
  • Edible Ink,
  • Gelatin,
  • Iron Oxide,
  • Microcystalline cellulose, and
  • Povidone.

How Do Alli Diet Pills Work?

The active ingredient in Alli, orlistat, helps to make weight loss easier by decreasing the absorption of some of the dietary fat from the foods the dieter is eating.  The orlistat works as a fat blocker in the intestines.

This functions through the action of lipase.  Lipase is an enzyme excreted into the digestive tract.  It is integral in the break-down of dietary fats.  The enzyme is a catalyst in the breakdown of fat molecules so that they are made small enough to be used or stored as energy in the body.  Orlistat blocks the function of some of the lipase in the body. As a result, when this ingredient is taken with a meal, it helps to block some of the fat from that meal from being absorbed by the body.  Instead, it is left undigested and eliminated with the rest of the body’s waste.

Does Alli Work?

The results of Alli tend to be modest. Studies show that in addition to diet and exercise, a person using Alli can lose up to 50% more weight. So, if you lose 10 pounds through diet and exercise alone, you can lose up to 15 pounds by using alli as well. Alli is not as good as its full-strength prescription version Xenical.

Alli diet pills are typically for the short term use only, and the benefits do not last very long. Studies show that people tend to regain the weight once they stop taking it. Alli is generally safe, it works in your digestive system and not in your heart or brain. It will not cause jitters, sleeplessness, or a racing heart.

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Tammy Petters July 4, 2011 at 9:37 am

I lost 15 pounds on Alli in about 5 weeks. It worked pretty well. I was dieting and exercising like crazy too. I have to say it definitely did help with the hunger cravings.


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