Renowned pharma companies like Himalaya, Sunova sell their weight loss pills which are very easily available to the mass. Ayur slim of Himalaya contains herbs namely garcinia and guggulu and Bioslim of Sunova fame contains garcinia cambogia as its main ingredient.
Garcinia cambogia is a native fruit of India. Its extract contains hydroxycitric acid (HCA) which is a weight reduction agent. HCA works by blocking the conversion of excess starches, sugars into fat. It promotes the oxidation of lipids resulting in lower blood cholesterol and lipid levels. It is also seen to promote the body’s production of heat in order to burn stored fat.Although some clinical trials have shown garcinia extract to aid short term weight loss, a few researches suggest it is not as effective as other conventional weight loss pills.
Guggulu is extracted from the sap (gum resin) of a small shrubby Commiphora mukul tree, native to India. Guggul contains substances that lower cholesterol and triglycerides. Animal studies demonstrate that guggulsterone (the active component of guggul) exerts a number of biological effects like lipid metabolism, inhibition of new fat cell formation, stimulation of thyroid which could potentially help to lose weight. Triphala guggul, medohar guggulu (2 to 4 grams per day) preparations are generally recommended for weight loss .While the mechanisms of action of guggul on weight loss continue to be discovered, there is a lack of clinical evidence of its effectiveness on humans.
The recommended dosages for these slimming pills are mentioned on the label and have to be consumed in accordance to that.With some proven weight loss researches, slimming pills from a reputed pharma company can be considered safe weight loss treatment. But their long term benefits are still a big question. It cannot be made a lifestyle as one would definitely get off them due to cost, irregularity or boredom over a period of time, say a few months. Plus if the basics of healthy eating are not followed the weight loss will probably be minimal with zero permanency.Ayurvedic oils
Slimming oils claim to remove unwanted water content and prevent accumulation of fatty tissue under the skin. The ayur care lavana tailam oil conatins lavana (salt). They claim that by just rubbing the oil over the desired part, fat accumulation can be reduced. Dhatri real slim oil contains nineteen ingredients. It contains guggulu whose effect with local application and action with other ingredients has yet not been proved.