Liver Damage, Death…and Lawsuits, Oh My! Hydroxycut FDA warning
“This has to be a joke.”
That’s the tamed down and censored version of what went through my head last week when a report came out alerting consumers to stop using one of the most popular brands of diet pills, Hydroxycut, because there have been reports linking it to liver damage and even a death.
Here’s a direct quote from the FDA’s alert: “FDA has received 23 reports of serious health problems ranging from jaundice and elevated liver enzymes, an indicator of potential liver injury, to liver damage requiring liver transplant. One death due to liver failure has been reported to FDA. Other health problems reported include seizures; cardiovascular disorders; and rhabdomyolysis, a type of muscle damage that can lead to other serious health problems such as kidney failure.”
Are you freaking kidding me?!!
It wasn’t that long ago that the same diet pill, along with many others, were embroiled in wrongful death lawsuits because of ephedra, which then lead to a ban on ephedra in all diet pills (which has quietly been removed and some supplement companies are using it again).
This whole thing boggles my mind because for the most part, these diet pills do absolutely nothing (other than causing major health problems evidently).
Not quite the whole truth and nothing but the truth, so help them God (I’m sure they’ll have to be getting used to uttering those words given the huge increase in legal cases).
They’re all loaded with caffeine and other stimulants, which will raise your metabolism a little bit, but pretty soon your body gets used to it and then the extra calorie burning stops.
And this happens a lot quicker than you think.
There goes one purported benefit down the toilet.
Another thing these pills do very well that they don’t tell you is they make you lose water weight.
That’s what everyone loses in the first week when taking these things.
Our bodies hold A LOT of water and most of it is necessary for life, but some of it just hangs around serving no other purpose than to make you jiggly.
It’s not unhealthy and it’s something that you can take care of very easily without taking a dangerous supplement by drinking more water and laying off other drinks and foods that make you retain water.
But these supplements are loaded with so much caffeine and one of its primary effects is as a diuretic – meaning they make you go pee…sometimes A LOT in the first few days.
You lose weight and you’re happy.
You think it’s fat, but it’s not…it’s just water and it may come back just as soon as it left.
Doesn’t matter, though because you’re hooked and continue taking that supplement thinking it works, when all it did was make you use the bathroom more.
I won’t even get into that new one Alli and its “treatment effects”, which is just a different term for “side effects.”
Here’s a hint about those wonderful “treatment effects”, though…
…carry an extra pair of pants with you because you just may need them if you laugh too hard, cough, sneeze, or do any heavy lifting – and they tell you such right on the label!
So, here are your options:
Take Hydroxycut, which can cause severe liver damage and death. Take some other pill that will make you pee more, or take some new “FDA approved” diet pill that will make you soil your pants…all for the low, low cost of $59.99/month.
Or you could save your money and learn how to go about things the right way.
By setting aside a limited period of time every day to workout from home – 10 minutes sounds nice.
Learn the proper ways to eat for fat loss, without going crazy on some fad diet and cutting out all your favorite foods – which will just lead to insanity or binge eating or just being a pain in the butt to the people who love you.
Which option sounds the best?
Have a great day!
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