In our AskDeb.com section on beauty, we often receive emails from readers asking, “What are Brazilian diet pills?”. These controversial pills are also known under the name of the Emagrece Sim Diet System, and they claim to allow rapid weight loss without dieting or exercise.
But are they safe? In this article, we’ll deal with the topic of safety, examine the FDA’s warning, and hopefully answer the question, “What are Brazilian diet pills?”.
The Brazilian Diet Pill
According to the official website, the Brazilian diet pill is part of the Emagrece Sim Diet System. Emagrece Sim translates to “Yes, to make thin,” and it has been featured on such programs as The Today Show.
The Emagrece Sim Diet System is broken into two parts (and two pills). The first part, which is designated by a yellow Brazilian diet pill, is designed to remove chemical and toxic buildup in the body. This is done by improving bowel functions. The second part, the orange pill, increases your energy levels, enhances your metabolism and reduces your appetite.
By ordering on their website, the Emagrece Sim Diet System can be purchased for $69.95. With this payment, you’ll also receive the Rio Weight Loss Guide for free. This guide contains tips on exercise, diet and supplements.
The Yellow Brazilian Diet Pill
According to their website, the yellow Brazilian diet pill contains the following ingredients:
- Magnesium Hydroxide – Promotes proper bowel function.
- Caquetá – Cleans the blood and helps with liver and digestive disorders.
- Fedegoso – Protects the liver from toxins, repairs liver damage, boosts the immune functions and acts as a natural remedy for fungal and bacterial infections.
- Jurubeba – Acts as a remedy for digestive disorders. Promotes gastric emptying and stimulates digestive functions.
- Guava Leaf – An herbal antibiotic which aids in weight loss and supports bowel health. Aids in the re-absorption of water into the intestines and inhibits bowel contractions.
- Gervão – Stimulates digestion and helps the gastrointestinal tract.
- Abuta – Helps with drowsiness after meals, poor digestion and constipation. In Brazil, it’s used to releive pain and reduce fever.
- Psyllium – Lowers blood sugar levels and cholesterol.
The Orange Brazilian Diet Pill
As we continue to answer the question, “What are Brazilian diet pills?”, let’s turn our attention to the orange Brazilian diet pill. This pill is intended to reduce the intake of calories while increasing the burning of calories.
According to the Emegrece Sim Diet System website, it contains the following ingredients:
- Cha de Bugre – Acts as an appetite suppressant.
- Yerba Mate – Stimulates digestion, balances the blood sugar level in the body and promotes digestion.
- Guarani – Reduces fatigue and fights obesity.
- Damiana – A mild laxative and diuretic.
Brazilian Diet Pill Disclaimer
The following disclaimer is present at the bottom of the Brazilian Diet Pill website:
“Disclaimer: These statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. This product is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any disease. Brazilian Basics products are intended to be used as part of a total weight loss program including a healthy diet and exercise. Results will vary. Always consult a physician before beginning any diet program.”
Brazilian Diet Pill Problems
While many have claimed to lose weight with the product, there have also been a number of Brazilian Diet Pill problems. For example, in 2006, the FDA warned consumers not to use Herbathin Dietary Supplement or Emagrece Sim Dietary Supplement due to ingredients which were considered controlled substances in the United States.
These substances include Fluoxetine (the active ingredient in Prozac) and Chlordiazepoxide (the active ingredient in Librium). Fenproporex is also included in the Brazilian Diet Pill, and this is converted by the human body into an amphetamine (which causes users to test positive for amphetamines).
While the FDA has tried to prevent the Brazilian Diet Pill from coming into the country, it is still widely available over the Internet. In addition, many tourists and immigrants from Brazil have been known to bring the drug into the country.
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