What is Alli?
Most of you would be reading for the first time about Alli. It is a 60-milligram version of orlistat (Xenical) thus reduced dosage of a drug previously prescribed by physicians as Orlistat or Xenical.
Xenical is only approved for those of you who have a body mass index (BMI) of 30 or more (obese), as well as people with a BMI of 27 to 29 (overweight) having other health risk factors such as high blood pressure or diabetes etc.
Alli pill is taken with a fat-containing meal up to three times a day (never more than three times a day) as weight loss supplements. Daily fat intake should be distributed over the three main meals and should not be more than 30 percent of total calories. Expert physicians and doctors recommend a fat intake of about 15 grams a meal.
- Orlistat (the only ingredient that aids you with weight-loss)
- Edible Ink
- Titanium Dioxide
How does Alli work?
Alli helps you with weight-loss by decreasing the amount of fat absorbed in your intestine.
Lipase, which is an enzyme found in the stomach and small intestine, break down fat into smaller molecules, so it can be used or stored for energy. Alli inhibits the enzyme lipase. When you take the drug with a meal, about 30 percent of the fat intake isn’t broken down and is excreted through your digestive system out of your body.
Researches suggest that Alli helps reduce the amount of a particularly dangerous type of belly fat called visceral fat, which has been linked to type 2 diabetes, high blood pressure, heart disease, and stroke.
Alli is an FDA approved drug.
How is Alli taken?
For overweight adults that is those of you who are 18 years and older: Take 1 capsule with each meal containing fat. Do not take more than 3 capsules daily. Use with a reduced-calorie, low-fat plus low carbohydrates diet and physical exercise program until you reach your weight loss goal. Most weight loss occurs in the first 6 months. If you stop taking orlistat, continue with your diet and exercise program. If you start to regain weight after you stop taking orlistat, you may need to start taking orlistat again along with your diet and exercise program.
Total weight-loss with Alli?
Alli helps you an average of 5.5 pounds (2.5 kilograms) more weight-loss in one year or 14 months than did people who only dieted and exercised. It is always suggested to intake Alli with exercise and low-calorie diet.
Who shouldn’t take Alli?
You shouldn’t take Alli if:
- You’ve had an organ transplant. Alli interferes with drugs used to prevent transplant rejection.
- You’re not over-weight
- If you’re pregnant or breast feeding.
You should also not take Alli if you’ve the following diseases:
- Bladder problems
- Chronic malabsorption syndrome
- Liver disease
- Kidney disease
- Under-active thyroid
- Diabetes Mellitus
- Severe pain in your lower back
Alli Side Effects
Alli is considered to be one of the best drugs for you to aid in your weight-loss now a days. But just like all other drugs you should use Alli in a controlled way not over-dosing yourself by trying to loose weight quickly and more. Over-dosage may lead to broad aspect of side effects or even worse, it may be fatal.
Tell your doctor if you have any of the following symptoms and they become severe or do not go away:
- Difficulty controlling bowel movements
- Loose, frequent stools
- Oily or fatty stools
- Oily spots on undergarments
- Stomach or rectum pain
- Passing gas more often
- Urgent need to have a bowel movement
- Changes in your menstrual cycle
- Blood in your urine, painful or difficult urination
Stop use and ask a doctor if:
- You develop itching, yellow eyes or skin, dark urine or loss of appetite. There have been rare reports of liver injury in people taking orlistat.
- Severe or continuous abdominal pain occurs. This may be a sign of a serious medical condition.
- You are taking medicine for seizures and your seizures happen more often or get worse.
Consumer’s Reviews (check all here)
“I’ve used Alli and it’s worked for me. Just don’t eat too much fatty foods at once. Or else you’ll end up with a mess later”. – Chunhak
“It might be possible to get old formula ALli, however, the new Alli formula is safer and cheaper”. – JZ Care
“I started Alli on August 1st 2007. I followed to a “T” and I was walking up to 5 miles a day 5 days a week. I followed a 1200 calorie diet which I did eat more if I wanted to. I reached 50 lbs weight loss on November 1st 2007. Through the Holiday’s I wasn’t the healthiest and that was when I got the treatment effects. I didn’t gain any weight but I also didn’t loose any weight. Now I am back on track and I have lost 5 lbs in the first week. When I wasn’t on track I was just living and maintaining my weight loss which I felt that I needed to really do that. But with the help of Alli and a healthy diet and exercise I went from a size 18 to a size 8 and I feel great” – Anonymous
We would suggest you to use Alli (Orlistat or Xenical) only if you can maintain a proper low-fat diet and if you can be regular with physical exercise. Moreover you should never continue using Alli if you get any symptoms of over-dosage mentioned above.
Work with your doctor to evaluate the potential benefits and risks of Alli or any other weight-loss drugs. As a team, you and your doctor can create the most effective weight-loss plan for you.