Emagrece Sim, Herbathin, Brazilian Diet Pills Review
I’ve been hearing a lot about the Brazilian diet pills (also known as Emagrece Sim or Herbathin) lately.
And there’s good reason for that.
You see, this fairly innocuous looking fat burner (web sites I saw selling it list ingredients like hoodia, chromium, uva ursi and citrus aurantium — all fairly common ingredients and present in many fat burners) is not so innocuous after all.
Well, it has been found that the Brazilian diet pills actually contain several prescription drugs and controlled substances that can be very dangerous if used by the wrong person. Heck, any prescription drug use should only be prescribed, and then monitored by your physician.
So what’s in the Brazilian diet pills that causing all the uproar? Believe it or not, you’ll find…
- Chlordiazepoxide HCl: the main ingredient in Librium, a drug used to treat alcohol withdrawl, seizure disorders, insomnia, as well as panic and anxiety disorders. According to my drug book, it is habit forming, and is classified as a tranquilizer.
- Fluoxetine HCl: the main ingredient in Prozac, which we all know is an antidepressantand a treatment for OCD (obsessive compulsive disorder).
- Fenproporex: not approved for use in the U.S., this stimulant is converted into amphetamine within the body.
Wow… this is scary stuff. And now, the US FDA has taken action, warning consumers of the dangers of this product, as well as working to prevent the importation of the Brazilian diet pills into the US
Taken at face value the Brazilian diet pills (or Herbathin, Emagrece Sim, or whatever you want to call them) are a pretty mediocre product. When you add a witches brew of prescription drugs into the mix, and sell them to an unsuspecting public, you have a recipe for disaster.
Avoid the Brazilian diet pills like the plague.
Update: this review was written in 2006, but “avoid the Brazilian diet pills” is still pretty good advice! Even if the formulas are now drug-free, they’re still quite ordinary (at best) and frequently overpriced. Although Brazil conjures images of hot, fit bodies cavorting in bikinis in the minds of North Americans, in reality, Brazil’s obesity epidemic parallels our own. There are no exotic supplement compounds from Brazil more powerful than diet and exercise.