Appetite suppressant supplements, herbs and vitamin - Best natural product
November 12 2016 by Ray Sahelian, M.D.

There are many natural herbs and nutrients that suppress appetite. Even though the medical profession or drug companies would like you to believe that herbs and supplements are not effective (since they want the public to buy prescription medications), the truth is that they can. It is possible to reduce appetite with the judicious use of natural herbs. The result can lead to eating less and losing weight. Whether the weight loss is permanent or temporary varies among individuals. Some people are able to keep the weight off permanently, others regain the weight. Appetite can be affected by emotions such as boredom, depression, happiness, loneliness, or even by medications. Controlling your appetite can be tough if environmental clues and availability weaken your will power.

Diet Rx is trademarked by Physician Formulas supplement company and is an effective natural appetite suppressant
Benefits of Diet Rx.
Decreases appetite so you eat less
Helps you maintain healthy blood sugar levels
Helps you maintain healthy cholesterol and lipid levels
Provides healthy fiber
Improves mental concentration and focus
Improves will power and choice of food selection

What they can do for you, how they can be of benefit
Natural appetite suppressants can help you to lose weight while you are learning new ways to eat and to exercise. Changes in eating habits and activity level must be developed and continued long-term in order for you to continue losing weight and to keep the lost weight from returning. The most popular natural appetite suppressants are green tea extract, hoodia, citrus aurantium, 5HTP, acetyl l carnitine and ephedra (which is no longer available over the counter). There are probably many other herbs that are effective. Caralluma Fimbriata extract is being promoted.

Complement Therapeutic Med. 2013 August. Plant extracts with appetite suppressing properties for body weight control: a systematic review of double blind randomized controlled clinical trials. There were 14 studies that met the inclusion criteria. The findings from published double blind RCTs revealed mostly inconclusive evidence that plant extracts are effective in reducing body weight through appetite suppression. Caralluma fimbriata extract and a combination supplement containing Garcinia cambogia plus Gymnema sylvestre were the only exceptions.

I want to curb my appetite but I don't know whether I should start with green tea extract or hoodia extract. Which one of these two do you think is a better choice?
   It is difficult to say. I know just as many people who like green tea as they do hoodia gordonii. Others prefer citrus aurantium or acetyl l-carnitine for appetite suppression.

What is the best appetite suppressant ?
It is difficult to pick the best appetite suppressant out of the list above since different people have different preferences. Some people like green tea extract, others like hoodia. In my opinion, a good option is a combination of several herbs and nutrients.

Safety
Almost every herbal appetite suppressant pill will have side effects in high dosages, therefore one can never make a claim that they are safe. They are often much safer than prescription pills.

As obesity rates continue to rise in the United States, both physicians and patients have demanded more safe and effective natural pills or drug treatment options. However, following the fen-phen / Redux and sibutramine failures, the FDA has been hesitant and slow to approve any anti-obesity drugs.

Phenylpropanolamine
An over the counter appetite suppressant containing phenylpropanolamine can increase the risk for stroke.

Prescription appetite suppressant drugs are used in the short-term treatment of obesity. Their effect tends to decrease after a few weeks. Because of this, these medicines are useful only during the first few weeks of a weight-loss program.
Oral Benzphetamine Didrex
Diethylpropion Tenuate
Mazindol Sanorex
Phendimetrazine Phendiet
Phentermine Lonamin

 

Is it okay to combine a prescription appetite supressant with a natural appetite supressant such as Tryptophan Serotonin?
   Unexpected reactions can occur when prescription drugs are combined with certain herbs, therefore one has to be very cautious in this regard and err on the side of not mixing the two the same day. Incorrect spellings include appetite supressants and appetite suppresent

Stimulants
Are there supplements that stimulate the appetite? I am losing weight and do not want to, but I am not hungry and it is difficult to eat under those conditions. If you could suggest an appetite enhancer, I would certainly appreciate the help.
   There are medical causes for weight loss that you should check out with your doctor first before exploring appetite enhancers or stimulants. I am not aware of any specific over the counter herbs or supplements that stimulate appetite. Marijuana does improve appetite, but it is difficult to find legally in many states, even with a prescription.

My wife has been taking periactin for appetite enhancement for a number of years. She doesn't take it often due to the side effects of drowsiness and irritability. First, I'd like to know why an antihistimine would have an appetite enhancing effect.
   This is not my area of expertise, but it is possible that periactin acts as an antagonist to serotonin brain chemical. Serotonin normally lowers appetite.