Diet pills and their side effects is the worrying part when it comes to making a choice because in the past and recently many evidences were revealed that there are risky and dangerous products on the market. Some of them can be even life threatening.
Number of loud cases (even death cases) and banned weight loss products in the past has increased awareness, and consumers are more careful now when choosing slimming aid. For example ...
Ephedra containing products which were widely used as fat burners (in weight loss) and as stimulants (amongst athletes) were banned by FDA on 12 April, 2004 due to number of side effect and death reports linked to usage of this ingredient.
Stay away from strong prescription weight loss pills unless you're seriously obese and this brings risks to your health. Legally you can get these pills on prescription only and reason for that is that they all cause side effects and they are strong medications which reduce health risks caused by obesity. If your BMI is 30 and bellow don't even think about these.
In our days, there is a large choice of still effective, non-prescription, natural diet pills which will cause no side effects and which can be used in long term, to lose weight and to maintain it. When choosing risk free diet pills you should look for:
1) Look for diet pills with natural and clinically tested ingredients. Products that are safe always will test their ingredients and will get them certified. Many manufacturers present their final products to specialists which give their final verdict. These usually are presented on official product websites which are also good places for getting additional information.
2) Consumer reports and reviews. It's a good thing to do some research on the product you have chosen. If product is harmful then you can be almost sure that there will information about that (especially on internet).
There are diet pills with side effects on the market but you can avoid them quite easily by doing a research and by following the common sense. If promise is too good to be true then probably it's not.