FDA approved alli

alli delivers simple, effective weight loss*. And we have over 100 clinical studies and the FDA-approval to back us up on that.

alli’s active ingredient, orlistat, is the most thoroughly studied weight loss drug in the world. Since its introduction in 1997, orlistat has been the subject of more than 100 clinical studies with some 30,000 patients. And in the real world, orlistat has been used by more than 50 million people.

alli isn’t a stimulant or appetite suppressant

alli works in your digestive system by blocking some of the fat you eat. alli is only minimally absorbed into the bloodstream which means no direct effects on the cardiovascular system and the central nervous system so it won’t make your heart race or cause mood swings. These are just some of the reasons that alli is the only FDA-approved over-the-counter weight-loss aid.

But the main reason that alli has been successful for so many people is simple: alli works. Clinical studies have shown that for every two pounds you lose through diet and exercise, alli can help you lose one more.

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* When used as directed.
** “FDA approved OTC orlistat based on the review of the sponsor’s safety data and after submitting the product for the consideration by an FDA advisory committee in January 2006. The committee voted in favor of OTC approval.” (source: http://www.fda.gov/NewsEvents/Newsroom/PressAnnouncements/2007/ucm108839.htm)