by johny jackson James

There are many different weight loss solutions out there.

This includes all sorts of pills, drugs and natural supplements.

These are claimed to help you lose weight, or at least make it easier to lose weight combined with other methods.

They tend to work via one or more of these mechanisms:

  1. Reduce appetite, making you feel more full so that you eat fewer calories
  2. Reduce absorption of nutrients like fat, making you take in fewer calories
  3. Increase fat burning, making you burn more calories

Here are the 12 most popular weight loss pills and supplements, reviewed by science.

1. Garcinia Cambogia Extract
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Garcinia cambogia became popular worldwide after being featured on the Dr. Oz show in 2012.

It is a small, green fruit, shaped like a pumpkin.

The skin of the fruit contains hydroxycitric acid (HCA). This is the active ingredient in garcinia cambogia extract, which is marketed as a diet pill.

How it works: Animal studies show that it can inhibit a fat-producing enzyme in the body and increase levels of serotonin, potentially helping to reduce cravings (1, 2).

Effectiveness: One study with 130 people compared garcinia against a dummy pill. There was no difference in weight or body fat percentage between groups (3).

A 2011 review that looked at 12 studies on garcinia cambogia found that, on average, it caused weight loss of about 2 pounds (0.88 kg) over several weeks (4).

Side effects: There are no reports of serious side effects, but some reports of mild digestive problems.

BOTTOM LINE:Even though garcinia cambogia may cause modest weight loss, the effects are so small that they probably won’t even be noticeable.
2. Hydroxycut

Hydroxycut has been around for more than a decade, and is currently one of the most popular weight loss supplements in the world.

There are several different types, but the most common one is simply called "Hydroxycut."

How it works: It contains several ingredients that are claimed to help with weight loss, including caffeine and a few plant extracts.

Effectiveness: One study showed that it caused 21 lbs (9.5 kg) of weight loss over a 3 month period (5).

Side effects: If you are caffeine sensitive, you may experience anxiety, jitteriness, tremors, nausea, diarrhea and irritability.

BOTTOM LINE:Unfortunately, there is only one study on this supplement and no data on long-term effectiveness. More research is needed. 
3. Caffeine

Caffeine is the most commonly consumed psychoactive substance in the world (6).

It is found naturally in coffee, green tea and dark chocolate, and added to many processed foods and beverages.

Caffeine is a well known metabolism booster, and is often added to commercial weight loss supplements.

How it works: Short-term studies have shown that caffeine can boost metabolism by 3-11%, and increase fat burning by up to 29% (7, 8, 9, 10).

Effectiveness: There are also some studies showing that caffeine can cause modest weight loss in humans (11, 12).

Side effects: In some people, high amounts of caffeine can cause anxiety, insomnia, jitteriness, irritability, nausea, diarrhea and other symptoms. Caffeine is also addictive and can reduce the quality of your sleep.

There really is no need to take a supplement or a pill with caffeine in it. The best sources are quality coffee and green tea, which also have antioxidants and other health benefits.

BOTTOM LINE:Caffeine can boost metabolism and enhance fat burning in the short term. However, a tolerance to the effects may develop quickly.
4. Orlistat (Alli)

Orlistat is a pharmaceutical drug, sold over-the-counter under the name Alli, and under prescription as Xenical.

How it works: This weight loss pill works by inhibiting the breakdown of fat in the gut, making you take in fewer calories from fat.

Effectiveness: According to a big review of 11 studies, orlistat can increase weight loss by 6 pounds (2.7 kg) compared to a dummy pill (13).

Other benefits: Orlistat has been shown to reduce blood pressure slightly, and reduced the risk of developing type 2 diabetes by 37% in one study (14, 15).

Side effects: This drug has many digestive side effects, including loose, oily stools, flatulence, frequent bowel movements that are hard to control, and others. It may also contribute to deficiency in fat-soluble vitamins, such as vitamins A, D, E and K.

It is usually recommended to follow a low-fat diet while taking orlistat, in order to minimize side effects.

Interestingly, a low carb diet (without drugs) has been shown to be as effective as both orlistat and a low-fat diet combined (16).

BOTTOM LINE:Orlistat, also known as Alli or Xenical, can reduce the amount of fat you absorb from the diet and help you lose weight. It has many side effects, some of which are highly unpleasant.5. Raspberry Ketonesaspberry ketone is a substance found in raspberries, which is responsible for their distinct smell.

A synthetic version of raspberry ketones is sold as a weight loss supplement.

How it works: In isolated fat cells from rats, raspberry ketones increase breakdown of fat and increase levels of a hormone called adiponectin, believed to be related to weight loss (17).

Effectiveness: There is not a single study on raspberry ketones in humans, but one rat study using massive doses showed that they reduced weight gain (18).

Side effects: They may cause your burps to smell like raspberries.

BOTTOM LINE:There is no evidence that raspberry ketones cause weight loss in humans, and the rat studies showing it to work used massive doses.
6. Green Coffee Bean Extract

Green coffee beans are simply normal coffee beans that haven't been roasted.

They contain two substances believed to help with weight loss, caffeine and chlorogenic acid.

How it works: Caffeine can increase fat burning, and chlorogenic acid can slow the breakdown of carbohydrates in the gut.

Effectiveness: Several human studies have shown that green coffee bean extract can help people lose weight (19, 20).

A review of 3 studies found that the supplement made people lose 5.4 more pounds (2.5 kg) than placebo, a dummy pill (21).

Other benefits: Green coffee bean extract may help lower blood sugar levels, and reduce blood pressure. It is also high in antioxidants (22, 23, 24, 25).

Side effects: It can cause the same side effects as caffeine. The chlorogenic acid in it may also cause diarrhea, and some people may be allergic to green coffee beans (26).

BOTTOM LINE:Green coffee bean extract may cause modest weight loss, but keep in mind that many of the studies were industry sponsored.
7. Glucomannan

Glucomannan is a type of fiber found in the roots of the elephant yam, also called konjac.

How it works: Glucomannan absorbs water and becomes gel-like. It "sits" in your gut and promotes a feeling of fullness, helping you eat fewer calories (27).

Effectiveness: Three human studies showed that glucomannan, combined with a healthy diet, can help people lose 8-10 pounds (3.6-4.5 kg) of weight in 5 weeks (28).

Other benefits: Glucomannan is a fiber that can feed the friendly bacteria in the intestine. It can also lower blood sugar, blood cholesterol and triglycerides, and is very effective against constipation (29, 30, 31).

Side effects: It can cause bloating, flatulence and soft stools, and can interfere with some oral medications if taken at the same time.

It is important to take glucomannan about a half an hour before meals, with a glass of water.

You can find an objective review of glucomannan in this article.

BOTTOM LINE:Studies consistently show that the fiber glucomannan, when combined with a healthy diet, can help people lose weight. It also leads to improvements in various health markers.
8. Meratrim

Meratrim is a relative newcomer on the diet pill market.

It is a combination of two plant extracts that may change the metabolism of fat cells.

How it works: It is claimed to make it harder for fat cells to multiply, decrease the amount of fat that they pick up from the bloodstream, and help them burn stored fat.

Effectiveness: So far, only one study has been done on Meratrim. A total of 100 obese people were placed on a strict 2000 calorie diet, with either Meratrim or a dummy pill (32).

After 8 weeks, the Meratrim group had lost 11 pounds (5.2 kg) of weight and 4.7 inches (11.9 cm) off their waistlines. They also had improved quality of life and reduced blood sugar, cholesterol and triglycerides.

Side effects: No side effects have been reported.

For a detailed review of Meratrim, read this article.

BOTTOM LINE:One study showed that Meratrim caused weight loss and had a number of other health benefits. However, the study was industry sponsored and more research is needed.
9. Green Tea Extract

Green tea extract is a popular ingredient in many weight loss supplements.

This is because numerous studies have shown the main antioxidant in it, EGCG, to aid fat burning.

How it works: Green tea extract is believed to increase the activity of norepinephrine, a hormone that helps you burn fat (33).

Effectiveness: Many human studies have shown that green tea extract can increase fat burning and cause fat loss, especially in the belly area (34, 35, 36, 37).

Side effects: Green tea extract is generally well tolerated. It does contain some caffeine, and may cause symptoms in people who are caffeine sensitive.

Additionally, all of the health benefits of drinking green tea should apply to green tea extract as well.

BOTTOM LINE:Green tea and green tea extract can increase fat burning slightly, and may help you lose belly fat.
10. Conjugated Linoleic Acid (CLA)

Conjugated linoleic acid, or CLA, has been a popular fat loss supplement for years.

It is one of the "healthier" trans fats, and is found naturally in some fatty animal foods like cheese and butter.

How it works: CLA may reduce appetite, boost metabolism and stimulate the breakdown of body fat (38, 39).

Effectiveness: In a major review of 18 different studies, CLA caused weight loss of about 0.2 pounds (0.1 kg) per week, for up to 6 months (40).

According to another review study from 2012, CLA can make you lose about 3 lbs (1.3 kg) of weight, compared to a dummy pill (41).

Side effects: CLA can cause various digestive side effects, and may have harmful effects over the long term, potentially contributing to fatty liver, insulin resistance and increased inflammation.

BOTTOM LINE:CLA is an effective weight loss supplement, but it may have harmful effects over the long term. The small amount of weight loss is not worth the risk.
11. Forskolin

Forskolin is an extract from a plant in the mint family, claimed to be effective for losing weight.

How it works: It is believed to raise levels of a compound inside cells called cAMP, which may stimulate fat burning (42).

Effectiveness: One study in 30 overweight and obese men showed that forskolin reduced body fat and increased muscle mass, while having no effect on body weight. Another study in 23 overweight women found no effects (43, 44).

Side effects: There is very limited data on the safety of this supplement, or the risk of side effects.

BOTTOM LINE:The two small studies on forskolin have shown conflicting results. It is best to avoid this supplement until more research is done.
12. Bitter Orange / Synephrine

A type of orange called bitter orange contains the compound synephrine.

Synephrine is related to ephedrine, which used to be a popular ingredient in various weight loss pill formulations.

However, ephedrine has since been banned as a weight loss ingredient by the FDA because of serious side effects.

How it works: Synephrine shares similar mechanisms with ephedrine, but is less potent. It can reduce appetite and significantly increase fat burning (45).

Effectiveness: Very few studies have been done on synephrine, but ephedrine has been shown to cause significant short-term weight loss in many studies (46).

Side effects: Like ephedrine, synephrine may have serious side effects related to the heart. It may also be addictive.

BOTTOM LINE:Synephrine is a fairly potent stimulant, and probably effective for weight loss in the short term. However, the side effects can be serious, so this should only be used with extreme caution.

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Are you currently considering purchasing V tight gel? Don’t do it! Do not even consider buying this product without reading my review first. You will relieved to have read my review first. I’m Lorene Garcia and as a former gynecologist you could say that I know a thing or two about vaginal tightening products and how best to tighten your vagina. In this review I will share my personal experiences with this cream.

If you are concerned about having a loose vagina, you have most likely already searched online for solutions to tighten it back up. For me personally, I also wanted a safe solution to naturally tighten my pussy. As a former gynecologist I knew about all the available options in the market and had high standards on what I would personally use and recommend to my patients.

Unfortunately most of the products that came across my desk were scams. I was initially skeptical about this particularly product but when I started researching “honest” V-Tight gel reviews I thought there just might be something different about this gel. I decide to try this product myself and was surprisingly impressed with the results.


What Exactly is V-Tight Gel?

V-Tight Gel is currently the most popular vaginal tightening cream available in the marketplace today. This natural product has stood the test of time and has proven to be real winner when it comes to helping women quickly tighten their loose and saggy vaginas – especially after natural vaginal childbirth. The vast majority of women will unfortunately suffer from a loss of elasticity in their vagina after childbirth and it can be a very difficult and slow process to restore your vagina to it’s natural pre-childbirth state. This is why many women will turn to a trusted natural vaginal tightening product.

The manufacturers of V-Tight Gel understood the concerns of women and designed a safe natural product to help restore their confidence by reversing the effects of childbirth and making them feel good about themselves again.

How and Why Does V-Tight Gel Work?

Loose vaginas are not news amongst women. However, it’s not the best kind of vaginal state a woman wants to stay in. V-Tight Gel manufacturers are concerned with women’s reproductive health and have engineered a product tailored towards restoring women’s confidence with a tighter vagina. It is one of the more science based vaginal tightening gels.


Does V-Tight Gel Really Work?

This review is completely based on my own personal experience with the the V-Tight program. The short answer is yes, this product works as described and noticeably improved the tightness of my vagina. You will need to read my full in-depth review to find out what I liked and didn’t like about this product. If you do need to tighten up down there and  are considering purchasing a vaginal tightening cream then I highly encourage you to read through my review to get the full facts about the famous V-Tight Gel.

What Makes This Cream Different?

Women thinkingAfter having my second child I . As a former gynecologist  would often be asked by my patients “how do I tighten my vagina” and “how do you shrink your vaginal walls”.  Other than recommending an expensive and risky Vaginoplasty I had no real alternative to offer. This was my motivation to find an alternative solution.

In search of a practical solution I tried all sorts of pills, creams and vagina rejuvenation treatments. Some of which worked better than others but I was unable to find a product which would deliver the results I sought. I wanted a natural product that would cure my stretched vagina which actually worked and didn’t involved surgery. Something that I felt confident in using and that I could refer my patients to.

A doctor friend actually recommended that I try this product and encouraged me to review it. Here I present my real-life experience and verdict after using the cream for a few weeks now.

What Are The Benefits I Received From V-Tight Gel Tightening Cream?

Happy coupleWithin only minutes of applying this cream I could feel my vagina becoming tighter. I immediately noticed an immediate result. The good news is that you can have sex within only minutes of using this cream, which is a huge bonus.

Being able to use it so close to intercourse was a big plus for me. It gave me the confidence that I could keep it discreetly in my handbag and then when I was ready to have sex I could simply apply the cream and have the confidence that I would look good and feel nice and tight for my partner down there.

I made sure to follow the recommend V-Tight Kegel exercise program too in conjunction with using the cream which I’m sure made a difference too.

The only thing I didn’t like was that you can’t easily buy it from your local pharmacy or supermarket. Currently the only way to purchase it is via the official website. The manufacturer makes sure to ship it in a discreet and generic packages which is great.

The only other minor complaint I would have is that the effects start to wear off within a few hours after having sex. I would notice my vagina starting to revert back to its former looseness. However, I did notice that if I reapplied V-Tight Gel it would work just like it did the first time. I also now make the kegel exercise program part of my daily fitness routine and I strongly believe that this combined with the cream has made a huge difference.

You can treat the product simply as a quick fix to quickly tighten up down there before a romantic night or you can take a longer view approach. The cream is designed to provide quick and instant results but you really need to be keeping up with your kegels to make a lasting change.

By using the gel consistently along with kegel exercises and a healthy diet you can certainly achieve more longer lasting results.

Should I Try V-Tight Gel?

If you are in currently in the process of weighing up your options between vaginal tightening creams or genital surgery like a vaginoplasty or labiaplasty then you need to consider the pros and cons of each.

If you’re not too concerned about the potential risks, side effects and cost of surgery then it really is really a no-brainer. The results are 100% guaranteed.

On the other hand, if you can’t afford surgery and are worried about potential adverse effects then really is worth trying V-tight gel. From my personal experience it really did make a noticeable difference on improving my vaginal tightness. You can also take advantage of their money-back guarantee which lets you trial it risk free.

My recommendation is that you give it a try as you really have nothing to lose with their free return policy. If you find you love it as much as I do then you can take really save some money by ordering the multiple bottle discount packages.

To order V-Tight Gel you can simply click on the green button below which will take you directly through to the official manufacturers website. You need to be careful when purchasing products online and makes sure you’re only buying directly from the manufacturer and not some re-seller. This ensures that you are purchasing the genuine product and qualify for the returns policy.


What Others Thought of V-Tight Gel?

Women around the world are using this cream every single day and there are numerous testimonials around the web.

Here are what other women thought about this fantastic vaginal tightening cream: 

Jessica, 33 “I Could not believe his reaction: My name is Jessica and I am here to tell you about the life-changing results I had with this product. Sounds dramatic I know. But just listen. I met my husband in college, got married at the age of 27, and had two magnificent children. I was always very comfortable with my body, however, age and the birth of my two children left my vagina feeling loose. I thought it would return back to the normal tightness that I was used to, but to my disappointment it did not. My husband clearly noticed the change and I felt absolutely no desire to become intimate. I searched around for cures and decided that the only thing I would use is a natural treatment since I don’t like putting chemicals in my body. This is when I stumbled upon V-Tight gel. I saw that it was rated as the number one natural vaginal tightening cream, so decided to try it. I ordered the product without my husband knowing, and tried it out in secret. The next sex I had with him was incredible. It was like we were in college again. I have continued to use this product and get the same results every time. I’m sold on this and will be a customer for life now.”

Amanda, 31 “I would like to share my shocking results with you. I gotta admit. I did NOT expect this. My name is Amanda and I have always been the so-called “health nut” that eats right and exercises every day. I feel like I’ve aged well, except for one area of my body. That was my vagina. I tried pelvic thrusts, vaginal exercises, and even certain foods, but none of those corrected the root problem, which was my vaginal walls being stretched out after having kids. My doctor recommended all these prescription products that would cost me around 300 dollars a month. I was determined to find a cheaper alternative, which is why I first tried V-Tight gel. I was embarrassed about my situation, which made me dread ordering the product online. However, to my surprise, they delivered the product in a generic brown box. Even better was the results I got when I used the product. It made me feel sexy, aroused, and tight. I never thought a natural product could do that! I have used this product for over a year now and I still am so grateful I found this product when I did.”

Nancy, 35 “I’m pretty skeptical, so wasn’t sure about all the hype around this product.  I had my son when I was 32, and afterwards, I always had this insecure feeling about sex. I actually had nightmares about my partner commenting on the looseness of my vagina and laughing. I knew that I needed to fix this problem so I talked to a couple of my close friends. A few of them had gotten surgeries and had horror stories so I knew that wasn’t the route for me. So all I could do was go online and pray that I could find a product that worked. I came across various creams and gels, but V Tight was the one that had the best reviews and most efficient programs included with it. I ended up ordering it and saying “I will just use the money back guarantee,” but when I used the product I was in disbelief. I had to use it again and again just to believe the reality of the situation. I actually got what I paid for. I can honestly say this is in no way, shape, or form a scam.”

Frequently Asked Questions About V-Tight Gel

If you still have hesitations about trying this natural product or want to learn more about it first then these FAQs will help with your decision.


What are the Active Ingredients?

The formula for V-Tight Gel is comprised entirely of natural ingredients. The active ingredient “Pueraria mirifica” is one of the most powerful astringent herbs and is a plant from Northern Thailand that has been used for centuries for its rejuvenation properties. It promotes youthful skin and is commonplace in traditional Thai medicine. This wonder herb is responsible for restoring vaginal elasticity and your vaginal health is guaranteed.

Pueraria Mirifica is the crucial ingredient in this cream which differentiates it from competitors and ensures its effectiveness. It is a potent rejuvenating herb which the manufacturers have extracted and compounded into a slim glycerin-based solution that can be directly applied to your vagina for a natural tightening effect.

Are the results of V-Tight Gel permanent?

Whist the results of this gel are long lasting they are unfortunately not permanent. To ensure tightness is maintained it is recommended that your regularly apply the gel indefinitely. Combined with a comprehensive vaginal tightening program including Kegel exercises, squats and other pelvic floor exercises you can achieve long lasting vaginal tightness.

Is this Product 100% Safe?

You can be assured that this product containers only natural ingredients and has been engineered and designed for use specifically in sensitive areas. The active ingredient has stood the test of time and has been used for centuries in South East Asia. All of the other ingredients are herbs which . This is why V-Tight gel has become so popular and has grown to become THE vaginal tightening solution for women worldwide. You don’t have worry about any strange side effects or bad reactions when using this natural product.

Do they offer a Money Back Guarantee?

Your peace of mind is guaranteed by their ironclad 100% money back guarantee when you purchase from the official website.  This really makes trying V-Tight gel essentially risk-free. Not many other products offer a genuine free trial either.

Which Countries Do They Ship To?

According to their official website they offer worldwide express delivery. They also offer a volume discount so you can save when you by multiple bottles. You can confirm if they ship to your country by looking at the list of cities and countries on the official website.

Where Can I Buy This Vaginal Tightening Cream?

The best way to purchase this product is buying direct from the manufacturer. This is the easiest and safest way to purchase V-Tight Gel and ensures that you avoid potential scams and counterfeit products too. Unfortunately this product is not available in pharmacies or other retail stores – it can only be purchased online. By buying online you can be assured you are getting the best price too. Although you might be able to purchase it from Walmart, Walgreens, or Amazon you can never be too sure if you’re getting the genuine product.

I wish you the best of luck on turning back the clock and feeling 18 again!

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How many of us wake up each morning, take a walk to the washroom, look in the mirror and wish - in one way or another, that their weight loss or muscle size would increase?

Let’s get one thing cleared up - putting on muscle is difficult. Losing weight is difficult. 

Many people who feel the need to accelerate the strength process will look to anabolic steroids like Dianabol, Trenbolone, but to a certain extent, is your weight loss or muscle gains more important than your heart and liver health?

We totally get the emphasis on hitting your goals as soon as possible.

Whether it's putting on some quick muscle for the summer season, bulking up on weight during the winter, or dropping some weight before your buddies wedding - pushing the limits of your performance is important. 


To a certain extent, anabolic steroids like Dianabol or Clenbuterol are simply just not worth the side effects. I mean, do you really want pattern baldness, a messed up liver and test levels that really never turn back on?

Fortunately, there is an alternative. A new and revolutionary company has produced and manufactured products that are built to mock and mirror anabolic steroids.

Their most popular product - D Bal MAX is meant to mock the potent and powerful effects of one of the most effective anabolic steroids, Dianabol. 

Question is, does D Bal MAX really work, and why should you take it?

What is D Bal MAX?
How Does D Bal MAX Work?
Is D-Bal Right for You?
D Bal MAX Ingredients 
Other D-Bal Alternatives
In Conclusion

What is D Bal MAX?

A scientifically formulated product that is built to improve strength, size and help you burn fat. D Bal is built to mimic the potent and powerful anabolic effects of its steroid father, Dianabol. 


The main difference, D Bal MAX is completely safe and easy to use.

You don't need to cycle, there's no need for needles and you can be sure that there are no harmful effects of the supplement on your body - D Bal MAX only contains natural ingredients. 

How Does D Bal MAX Work?

If you’ve been looking for a tried and tested supplement to help boost your strength and performance then you should look no further than D Bal.

As said above, D Bal MAX is built to push your limits of strength, muscle growth and fat loss by mimicking the effects of its steroid father Dianabol, without any of the nasty side effects. 

D Bal contains ingredients that are safe to use and have been proven by clinical research to improve performance.

In fact, the main ingredients (amino acids) have a wealth of information to show that they help to develop lean muscle mass and improve body composition. 

This revolutionary product works similar to other supplements that help to amplify performance and muscle growth. D Bal MAX contains ingredients that help to support lean muscle mass, reduction in fat and an overall improvement in metabolism and energy levels during the day. 

The main question you must consider is not what ingredients the product has but if it’s right for your goals and lifestyle. 

Is D-Bal Right for You?

This may seem like a strange question, but truthfully, many people are not ready or not the right person to take a supplement like this.

Let’s go through the main reasons why D Bal could be the right product for you. 

Your testosterone Levels Are Dropping

Chances are, if you’re reading this you have already felt the effects of reduced testosterone. The effects of fatigue, lack of strength and maybe even a limited sexual performance are side effects that none of us, as men, want to experience. 

D Bal MAX is a supplement that not only boosts strength and performance but also helps to elevate testosterone levels to a natural level, thanks to its most potent ingredient, 20-HYDROXYECDYSTERONE.