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DIET PILLS; ONLINE, OVER-THE-COUNTER AND OUT OF LUCK

THE TRUTH ABOUT THOSE PILLS YOU MAY BE POPPING

If you’re overweight, you’re not alone. In 2020, more than 70% of men and women are either overweight or obese, leading to a weight loss market worth a record $72 billion. The appeal of being able to lose huge amounts of weight fast is hard to resist. Which is why the temptation to use diet pills is so strong. But are the products you find online and over-the-counter safe? Let’s start with “absolutely not”, and go from there.

FDA? NO WAY

The makers of dietary supplements are responsible for ensuring the safety of their product and making honest claims about possible benefits. But because they aren’t regulated or required to be approved by the FDA, diet pill manufacturers can claim to be or do almost anything and no one can say otherwise. Even the wildest claims are never checked for accuracy. So where does that put you?

WHAT’S IN THESE THINGS ANYWAY?

Diet pills often use the word “natural” or “herbal”.  Says them, as we said above. Example: before being banned by the FDA in 2004, many diet supplements contained ephedra, an evergreen plant found in Central Asia and Mongolia–an herbal stimulant that was deemed too dangerous, in too many ways. Despite this, some diet pills still illegally use ephedra in their products. So much for “natural”. Actually, many diet pills contain a mind-numbing list of questionable substances. Some contain caffeine, capsaicin found in chili peppers, or chitosan, a fiber like substance derived from crustacean shells. Before you think “oh, that doesn’t sound too awful”, we’ll continue. Some diet pills have hidden ingredients that include antidepressants, steroids, pesticides, laxatives, anti-seizure medicines and toxic heavy metals. Because the manufacturers don’t have to list these ingredients on their product labels, dieters have no way of knowing that they were ingesting any of it.

IT’S ENOUGH TO MAKE YOU SICK

We’ll get right to some of the scary things that these thoroughly unproven pills can cause, because there’s no way around it:

  • Diarrhea
  • Kidney problems
  • Liver damage
  • Constipation
  • Vomiting
  • Rapid breathing
  • Seizures
  • Elevated blood pressure
  • Strokes
  • Heart attacks

And that is just the tip of the iceberg depending on the product and your personal health.

SELLING THE SCAMS

You’ve all heard the call of the snake oil diet pill salesmen. Calls that aren’t just unrealistic, they’re unending. Mass emails, pop up ads on your devices. Here are some you might have come across: Lose 60 pounds in 3 weeks. The product is free—you just have to pay shipping. Buy 2 bottles, get the 3rd free. Limited time only. Give us your credit card and we’ll ship you this amazing product every month at a huge discount. 100% money-back guarantee. And on and on. Sound familiar? There are roughly 8,000 diet pills and supplements out there and many are just old formulations that just keep resurfacing. Create a new flashy label and packaging, slap a new catchy name on it, advertise using a Thesaurus of inspiring words and dig up some fake testimonials from thin people who never needed to lose weight in their life. Bam! You’ve got yourself an all new more expensive diet pill whose only reason for being is to prey on your insecurities, give you false hope and beef up their bottom lines. Just as a final note, to make it a bit more relatable, in recent TikTok ads, scammers used fake news articles that falsely claimed to be from CNN and Fox News to make it seem as if celebrities are promoting certain diet pills. If ever there were hoaxes, there are some doozies.

THE SKINNY ON WHAT REALLY WORKS FOR WEIGHT LOSS

Time to get real. If you want to lose weight and keep it off, hope isn’t far away at Thrive Health Solutions. Among the many ways Thrive is dedicated to your overall health, medical weight loss is a large part of it. Thrive’s rapid weight loss options are highly successful, wholistic, cutting edge, medically developed and doctor guided. These options include pharmaceutical HCG, custom compounded fat-burning lipotropic injections, B12 injections, appetite suppressants and the new FDA approved AOD 9604 weight loss peptide. All well researched and developed for true safety and effectiveness. When combined with Paleo, Keto, intermittent fasting or Thrive’s proprietary 1200-calorie weight loss diet, you can lose from ½ to 1 lb. daily. It adds up. Where taking diet pills never adds up to anything that’s ever good. No matter which weight loss solution is right for you, at Thrive you’ll always have someone in your corner with ongoing support and assistance from our professional medical and support staff. If you’re ready to pop your last questionable diet pill, call or text Thrive Health Solutions now. And get ready for a new thinner healthy you.

HCG INJECTIONS; TIME TO GET OUT OF YOUR SWEATPANTS

Funny how “stay at home” turned into “stay close to anything salty, sweet, gooey or otherwise fattening”. The world has been scary. Food has been soothing and comforting. Exercise went out the wayside for millions. The “Quarantine-15” became the meme of the moment–those 15 pounds or even more that showed up not only on the scale, but around your middle. Sweatpants became the fashion of the day. Zoom meetings meant only meeting from the waist up. Which meant the sweatpants could stay on. But it’s time to face your skinny jeans in the closet and facing that unwanted weight gain. Fortunately, HCG Injections are able to help.

BOY, THOSE ACRONYMS…

HCG. We’ll save you the time trying to figure that out. HCG stands for human chorionic gonadotropin. HCG is a human growth hormone, a chemical messenger that aids metabolism, cellular regeneration, immune, brain, libido, and other vital functions. Maintaining adequate HGH levels is crucial for a healthy mind and body. Just as an interesting aside, it is a hormone found present at high levels in early pregnancy. In 1954, it was proposed to be a weight loss tool for both men and women.

HCG INJECTIONS; GAME CHANGER. BODY CHANGER. LIFE CHANGER

HCG helps you lose weight? Yes, it does.

HCG reduces appetite and curbs hunger so you eat and snack less? Yes, it does.

HCG resets and boosts metabolism helping you lose large amounts of fat quickly and safely without losing lean muscle mass? Yes, it does.

And what it also does is inject you with energy and an overall improved sense of wellbeing. Oh yes, bring it on.

THE NO-HUNGER GAME

HCG injections when combined with a sensible weight loss diet can help you lose up to a pound a day. That’s right, a pound a day. HCG diets aren’t about counting calories, points or carbs. Or adhering to a diet that just doesn’t do it for you. It’s all about what is right for each individual. What works for them, not just in terms of weight loss, but in terms of their lifestyle, preferences and food tolerances. Keto. Paleo. Intermittent fasting. With HCG and a little willpower, they’ll work. At Thrive Health Solutions they’ve been helping patients lose weight with GCG injections for years. In addition to other diet plans, Thrive has their own HCG diet plan that allows 1,200 nutritious calories per day. Which still lets you lose up to a pound a day.

What deprivation?

HCG INJECTIONS; NOT JUST THE RIGHT WAY, THE SAFE WAY

Only HCG injections have been shown to adequately raise blood levels of HCG. Any other way of taking HCG, such as drops, pills, or sprays, are likely dissolved before ever reaching the blood, and they do not raise blood levels. This would be like taking nothing at all.

Even more important to note, is that while you might find HCG injections online or over the counter, you can’t count on them being safe. Buying these products can put you at risk and jeopardize your health. The label may claim to contain certain ingredients but the product may not actually contain those ingredients. There is no oversight or laboratory testing.  And the product may even come from another country.

GIVE HEALTH AND HAPPINESS A SHOT                                                

Thrive Health Solutions uses only the highest quality, custom-compounded HCG pharmaceutical injections.  All made in the United States and laboratory tested. The experienced experts at Thrive are there for their patients in every way possible. They want to see them lose weight safely. But they also want to give them a plan they can stick to so that it becomes a way of life, rather than a one-shot attempt to drop unwanted pounds. They want to prevent unwanted pounds from piling back on. At Thrive Health Solutions HCG injections can give you a whole new outlook on food, a whole new outlook on life and shot of energy to let you live it to its best. The testimonials and before-and-afters on our website will tell you all you need to know. Call or text Thrive Health Solutions at (303) 790-8446 for an appointment now. And toss the sweatpants.