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Weight Loss Pills: Good or Bad?

Drug companies have been producing weight loss pills since the late 1800s. Known simply as ‘fat reducers’, they were made predominantly from a metabolism boosting thyroid extract. But are taking supplements to reach your goals faster a good idea?

“There are different FDA approved weight loss fat burn medications and each has a different list of contraindications and side effects,” says Dr. Guy Citrin, N.D., who is trained in both conventional and holistic medicine. “Most agree that if you are pregnant, breastfeeding they are not for you. Also, of course, if there are any allergies to these types of medications would be a contraindication.” 

He adds that you should always consult with your physician before doing any weight loss therapies or medications as each one acts differently and needs to be evaluated for the person.