Struggling to lose weight? Admit it, it’s not your thyroid.

Copyright 2006 Jessica Roop

The Indian “miracle” cactus Caralluma Fimbriata targets the real cause of fat gain.

70% of Americans are overweight and let’s face it. It’s not because we’re born with sluggish metabolism. It’s because we’re eating more, more often and eating the wrong foods.

We need to face that to realize why some diet pills don’t work, and why others might wreak havoc with our hormonal balance.

We’re treating the wrong cause

Most diet pills contain controversial drugs in large doses. They work by zapping up our metabolic rates to create a temporary ‘high’. This process induces ‘thermogenesis’ or heat production, which in turn burns calories.

The metabolic boost is achieved by exciting the CNS (Central Nervous System). The resulting response is similar to the “fight or flight” effect- elevated heart rate, increased excitability, and immune suppression.

The body cannot sustain this ‘high’ for long, as the increase in stress hormones leads to irregular heartbeat, emotional imbalance, and extreme fatigue.

A healthy, functioning thyroid will try to set things right by slowing down the metabolic rate. That’s when your fat-loss hits a plateau.

When you get off the pill (before or after hitting your goal weight), the low metabolic rate makes it even harder to maintain or lose weight.

Does that mean the “magic pill” does not exist?

Luckily, there are diet pills that can help you lose weight safely and permanently. They work by suppressing the appetite- and that’s where most dieters need help! If you badly want to lose weight, but are repeatedly let down by your cravings, then these are the pills you should look into.

The key ingredient in several new diet pills on the market is Caralluma Fimbriata, a cactus that has been used for centuries in India and Africa to suppress appetite and cravings.

Plants such as Caralluma Fimbriata have a distinct advantage over lab-synthesized compounds. They mimic the action of our natural hormones and receptors, without blocking them or altering body chemistry in any way.

Prescription drugs that suppress appetite can be harmful because they are designed to block hormones that trigger hunger. This not only creates unpleasant long-term side effects such as heart and lung problems; it can also mask real hunger.

Unlike cravings, real hunger comes on slowly and is accompanied by physical symptoms such as weakness or dizziness. It is important to know the difference in order to ensure healthy weight loss.

Caralluma Fimbriata has long been used as a famine food for its appetite suppressing action. It takes the edge off your cravings and fills you up much faster without any of the unhealthy and potentially deadly side effects of prescription diet pills.

In clinical trials conducted by Gencor (Gencor Pacific, Inc., Austin, TX), the pills produced significant weight loss in most participants. In parts of India where the plant is widely consumed, people also report improved stamina and mental focus. The plant is widely recommended for diabetics.

If you seem to be fighting a losing battle against cravings, if you badly want to lose weight but are constantly betrayed by temptation … this humble cactus can tip the scales in your favor.