Alli Weight Loss
Losing weight can be frustrating, and at times, it might feel like an uphill battle. Alli weight loss products are formulated to help you get a jumpstart on your diet by helping you lose a significant amount of belly fat as soon as 12 weeks after using it. It's the only FDA-approved over-the-counter weight loss aid and can be purchased at CVS Pharmacy and online.
What is Alli?
Alli is an OTC weight loss aid that can be taken by overweight adults with a BMI of 25 or above and who are 18 years of age or older. Alli should be used in conjunction with a low or reduced-calorie and low-fat diet. Alli contains an ingredient called orlistat which prevents the absorption of some of the fat you eat. This fat passes through your body to help you lose weight faster and achieve real, noticeable results. It's best to take Alli as directed to lose the amount of weight you desire.
How Does Alli Work?
Alli works to prevent your body from absorbing dietary fat by blocking an enzyme in the gut called lipase. This enzyme is essential to the digestion of the fats you eat and breaks them down into free fatty acids that can be absorbed. Without lipase, your dietary fat bypasses digestion and is expelled. Alli is a lipase-inhibitor that has been shown to reduce the absorption of dietary fat by approximately 30-percent. Since dietary fat is high in calories, it also helps lead to fewer calories being absorbed, also helping to aid in weight loss.
Alli Side Effects
The most common side effects of Alli include changes in bowel function including a fatty or oily stool, oily spotting in undergarments, or orange or brown-colored oil in the stool. You may also experience intestinal gas, loose stools, or the feeling of needing to take a bowel movement urgently. Many people experience an increased number of bowel movements, mild stomach pain, nausea, diarrhea, and vomiting.