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Herbal supplements are available at most local pharmacies over the counter.  Popular herbal supplements include Metabolife 356 and Acutrim.  Essential almost all of them act as appetite suppressants so you won't feel hungry and attempt to increase your body temperature.  Since these drugs are 'herbal supplements', they are not regulated by the Food and Drug Administration.  There are still many debates on the safety of these supplements.  Chances are that they won't harm you physically if you follow the directions.  Though there have been reported cases of heart attacks and strokes related to herbal supplements.  Many of the ingredients are controversial, like Ma Huang which has been blamed for causing heart palpations, sleeplessness, jitteriness and headaches.  For $30 a bottle Metabolife 356 can be purchased almost anywhere including the supermarket. 

If you are considering taking supplements, get a check up from your doctor and ask how they feel about these supplements.  Almost all drugs have side effects and its up to you to decide if taking these supplements is worth the risk and the money.

If you are looking for a mild appetite suppressant, Dexatrim or Acutrim at about $7 a box will probably be sufficient.  For many people these drugs don't work at all, but some do claim that they are effective appetite suppressants.  They trick your brain into thinking that its full.  They may also make you feel jittery which is a result of an increase in metabolism.  If your heart starts to speed up for no apparent reason, discontinue taking these supplements immediately. 

Diet pills are a billion dollar business, they want you spend tons of money are pills that are mostly useless.  They are quick fixes.  The best way to lose weight is to work out and eat in moderation.  If it sounds to good to be true, it probably is.