Are you having trouble losing weight despite vigorous exercise and fad diets you’ve tried for a while? Sometimes, diets and exercise just don’t cut it. If you want to lose weight in a less conventional way, coupling your routine with slimming pills might be an option to shed a few pounds. However, according to Associate Professor Dr. Barakatun Nisak Mohd Yusof of Universiti Putra Malaysia, obese individuals should seek professional guidance rather than relying on self-help techniques. Beauty Insider is here to provide you with some recommendations on slimming pills in Malaysia below.

What Are Slimming Pills?

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We all know the struggle of slimming down. For some, it happens just like that! But for others, it is a much more gruesome process. The struggle is real when you have so much good food in Malaysia too! Who could resist? It’s hard to exercise and maintain a balanced, healthy diet. For some, it might not even be working! If it isn’t helping you reach your desired goal quickly enough, then slimming pills might help. Slimming pills can also be anti-obesity pills and are a form of weight loss medication. They can alter your appetite and your body’s absorption of calories to reduce your weight or even just maintain it. According to the Ministry of Health Malaysia, slimming pills can be found sold over-the-counter as medicines that should be taken along with other weight loss measures such as exercise and dieting, or prescribed by medical professionals.

What Are The Benefits and Side Effects of Slimming Pills?

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While some slimming pills need to be prescribed by doctors, most of them can be found at over-the-counter pharmacies. Most slimming pills have the benefit of making you feel much fuller, thereby helping you consume fewer calories. They can also assist in burning more calories and reducing your body’s absorption of nutrients. Additionally, when you consume slimming pills while working out and adhering to a healthy diet, it can amplify the effects. Slimming pills also help increase your metabolic rate, thus aiding in weight loss. Some slimming pills that contain caffeine can also keep you energised and active throughout the day. 

However, it is important to exercise caution as some slimming pills that are not approved by the Ministry of Health Malaysia are not regulated and can pose adverse health effects due to their formulation. Amrahi Buang, the president of the Malaysian Pharmacists Society, stated that some of these herbal-based slimming supplements contain sibutramine, a controlled substance known for its safety concerns, particularly in increasing blood pressure and negatively affecting other medications. Assoc Prof Dr. Barakatun Nisak Mohd Yusof from Universiti Putra Malaysia highlighted that slimming pills can cause several side effects such as kidney, liver, and organ failure, while fat-blocking or herbal slimming drugs can induce diuretic effects leading to crystal or stone formation.

The List of Slimming Pills To Get

1. NuwelL Adore.Me 

NuwelL Adore.Me features a patented weight loss ingredient sourced from Mediterranean citrus. This stimulant-free supplement helps reduce abdominal fat, waistline, and hip circumference, as well as body fat, as tested in three clinical trials. Take two capsules once daily, just after eating.

Why we love it:

  • Promote fat burning 
  • Reduce waist size, hip size, and abdominal fat
  • Contains patented ingredient of Sinetrol® 500mg

Cons:

  • Slightly pricey 

Price: RM299.00

Where to buy: Watsons 

2. True Recovery TrueLEAN

This weight management supplement can support an active weight loss journey. True Recovery TrueLEAN is perfect for those already exercising and maintaining a healthy diet, as it can act as a boost to accelerate your slimming process. Made from green coffee extract, this slimming pill might just keep you feeling energised all day long! Additionally, it is known to be an effective aid in weight loss. Green coffee beans contain chlorogenic acid, which helps lower the risks of high cholesterol and obesity while increasing fat metabolism. Despite containing female hormones, this slimming pill is suitable for both men and women to consume.

Why we love it:

  • Fast-acting formula
  • Features liquid soft gels
  • Concentrated extract of green tea extract and caffeine

Cons:

  • Those with soy allergies should avoid it

Price: RM253.00

Where to buy: Ubuy

3. Thompson’s Chromium Picolinate

Instead of a fat-burning substance,  Thompson’s Chromium Picolinate is more of a support for the reduction of your weight. This slimming pill, however, processes the glucose for our body. Its main function is actually to help suppress your appetite and keep you from eating too much or starving. Thus, it is great for resisting food cravings! These slimming pills are also a great option for people who suffer from diabetes-related weight problems as well! Therefore, this slimming pill is actually recommended for older people! 

Why we love it:

  • Control overindulgence
  • 60 tablets per bottle 
  • Contains only Chromium Picolinate

Cons:

  • Slightly pricey

Price: RM138.00

Where to buy: Lazada

4. 21st Century Fabuloss 5

The 21st Century Fabuloss 5 is aptly created with a medley of five key ingredients that support overall health and weight loss. It consists of fat-burning ingredients such as bitter orange, Chitosan, Gymnema Sylvestre Folium, Garcinia Cambogia Fruit Extract, and Chromium. Simply take one capsule twice a day before mealtime to excrete excess fat.

Why we love it:

  • Aids in overall wellbeing
  • Contains five burning ingredients
  • 60 capsules per bottle 

Cons:

  • The capsules might be difficult to swallow for some people 

Price: RM49.95

Where to buy: 21st Century’s official website

5. Applied Nutrition Green Tea Fat Burner

If you want to increase or give your fat-burning process a boost, then the Applied Nutrition Green Tea Fat Burner is for you! Its formula contains both green tea extract and caffeine. So, not only will it keep you energised for the whole day, but it will also help you slim down! You can also see greater benefits from this type of slimming pill if you are exercising, as well as maintaining a healthy lifestyle. Although, this slimming pill does contain soy. So, if you have a soy allergy, it is best to stay away from this product. It also comes in the form of a liquid soft gel, so the nutrients are absorbed much easier! 

Why we love it:

  • Fast-acting formula
  • Features liquid soft gels
  • Concentrated extract of green tea extract and caffeine

Cons:

  • Those with soy allergies should avoid it

Price: RM89.90

Where to buy: Shopee

6. Total Image Detox & Slim

Total Image Detox & Slim comprises Puri Cleanx and S Body, delivering optimal results. Puri Cleanx harnesses the power of Garcinia Cambogia extract to assist in removing toxins from your body. Meanwhile, S Body manages your appetite to prevent overindulging. These supplements work collectively to eliminate toxins and enhance bowel movement, accelerating the body’s natural fat-burning process. Start by taking two capsules of Puri Cleanx after lunch for the first month. Then, in the second and third months, take two capsules of S Body after lunch.

Why we love it:

  • Halal-certified 
  • Ideal for men and women
  • Promotes detoxification and bowel movements 

Cons:

  • Longer consumption period 

Price: RM99.00

Where to buy: Guardian 

7. Himalaya Ayurslim Capsules

Leveraging the herbal actives inspired by Ayurveda, Himalaya Ayurslim Capsules feature a concoction of Terminalia chebula, Garcinia cambogia, Gymnema sylvestre, and Balsamodendron mukul. It is formulated to promote weight loss when coupled with other means of exercise and a balanced diet. Simply take two capsules twice a day after meals for three to six months.

Why we love it:

  • Formulated with herbal extracts
  • Contains 60 capsules per bottle
  • Ideal for vegetarians

Cons:

  • Not suitable for pregnant mother 

Price: RM56.90

Where to buy: Watsons 

8. NH Detoxlim Plus

If you’re considering adding slimming pills to your routine, NH Detoxlim Plus is crafted with a proprietary blend of all-natural ingredients. Its formula is developed to aid weight loss by improving bowel function and increasing the body’s metabolism. Unlike regular slimming pills, it does not contain drugs or harmful laxatives. Simply take two capsules daily after meals.

Why we love it:

  • Approved by the Ministry of Health Malaysia
  • Halal-certified 
  •  Vegetable-based capsule

Cons:

  • Contraindicated for pregnant women

Price: RM39.90

Where to buy: Watsons

9. Orlistat 

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Taking orlistat can help you with losing weight when combined with your diet plan. It also has the benefit to help you maintain your weight after your weight loss journey has ended. Orlistat actually goes to work in your intestines as it helps block off fats that you have eaten. It makes sure that most of those fats don’t get absorbed or digested by your body. Coming in a capsule shape, this slimming pill can be taken three times a day. 

Prescription needed. 

10. Phentermine

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Phentermine is suitable for those that are exercising and eating dinner at home too. It also has the benefit to help suppress your appetite so you don’t starve. These slimming pills also come in tablet form and have the benefit to give the maximum power when it is combined with exercising and a healthy diet plan! 

Prescription needed. 

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