You may or may not have heard of the term combo pilling before but it really isn’t a new idea. Hollywood stars have been using this aggressive tactic for quite some time however it is only recently that combo pilling seems to be making a huge come-back.
The original combo-pilling method first hit the weight loss market by storm way back in the ’90′s when the now banned Fen-Phen diet pill was first launched. To say it became popular would be an understatement as Fen-Phen accounted for an estimated 6 million US citizens using this aggressive, lose weight quickly technique.
The results of Fen-Phen were nothing short of a disaster with many users becoming irreversibly ill and in some cases even losing their lives. Fen-Phen lawsuits were rife and millions of dollars were paid out to grieving families. You can read more about Fen-Phen here.
However, as with most of these incidents, time fades the memories and before you realize it has all come full circle and become popular again.
A recent article published in The Sacramento Bee discusses combo pilling:
“The most popular Combo-Pilling duo seems to be Relacore®, called ‘America’s #1 Belly Fat Pill,’ and Zantrex®-3, the high-energy diet pill that’s been a consumer favorite for years,” says Chantelle Daines, a Majestic Media analyst. “People are making claims of huge weight-loss success when they Combo-Pill with these two, possibly because Relacore helps address problematic nervous binge eating and stress-related belly fat, while Zantrex was formulated for rapid weight loss and an incredible burst of energy.”
And it’s not just the dietary supplement industry that’s returning to Combo-Pilling. The U.S. FDA has just approved Qsymia (formerly Qnexa). It’s a combo of phentermine, an appetite suppressant that was half of the Fen-Phen diet pill, and topiramate, which was originally designed as a drug to treat epilepsy and seizures. Because it’s a drug, not a dietary supplement, you need to visit your doctor and get a prescription if you’re interested in trying this Combo-Pill.
Dr R Skyversky Is Interviewed On Wellness Hour:
Fen-Phen failed because it was way too aggressive and this in turn put too much strain on already strained vital organs. Far better to accept a method that is not as aggressive and takes a little more time, but likewise enjoy the weight loss benefits safely and healthily.