What is the difference between supplements and diet pills? It is true that they are very similar; that’s probably why many people think they are the same. But, the benefits of each are different enough to be categorized as separate diet aids. What remains the same for both is that each contributes to your weight loss effectiveness, but they differ in functionality (why they are taken).
Let’s start explaining the difference between supplements and diet pills by describing what a supplement is and what it is for. The supplements can be taken as a liquid (mixed with a drink), capsule (to swallow as a pill), or as a powder. The reason you would take a supplement is to increase a particular vitamin or mineral in your body that is deficient, and to help your body with certain things it needs to function, of which your body may not make enough of natural form. For example, let’s look at the most common vitamin calcium. The natural properties of this vitamin are specialized in muscle growth. Now, if you find that you exercise a lot, but don’t see much change in your muscle size, your body may be slightly deficient in calcium. In this case, you would take a calcium supplement to make up for your lower calcium levels. Doing so will increase the calcium in your body to its proper levels, helping you get more out of your workouts and begin to see muscle growth at a faster rate. For another example, I will suggest potassium (the mineral that is number 3 in importance and quantity in your body). The only function of potassium is to regulate digestion and it is what is burned to extract energy from the food you eat by converting certain elements. A situation may be encountered where the need for a potassium supplement would arise if you become easily fatigued from exercising. However, taking a potassium supplement alone won’t give you energy, it will just help you have more energy when you eat something like … what’s a good exercise snack? … a granola bar. When you take a break to get some energy from your granola bar, you will find that that little snack gives you so much more to continue with the help of a potassium supplement.
After those two supplement examples, let’s move on to explain what a diet pill is so that you can easily see the difference between supplements and diet pills. Diet pills (as well as supplements) are completely safe to take and use natural elements to trigger certain responses in your body. The effects of taking a diet pill are much more practical and easily felt, rather than the subtle “stimulants” that supplements are. Still, both are important and vital for effective and healthy weight loss. The different effects of a diet pill are many, where almost any weight loss help you need can be found in a different diet pill. For example, if you are on a diet and you are at a point where you cannot eat anything or are allowed to eat very little, as there is always ‘an app for that’, there is a diet pill for that. You can find appetite suppressant diet pills that simply relieve you of that stabbing emptiness in your stomach so you can get through those hungry nights without even a tummy growl. It basically tricks your body into thinking that you just had a full meal by providing all the correct vitamins and minerals to your body that it requests when it is hungry. It costs you next to no calories, but don’t say that to your stomach. You may have heard of this other popular diet pill, one that increases your ability to burn fat when you exercise.
There are many different diet pills and supplements that you can find that will suit your personal needs as you lose weight. Remember that they are safe to take and only make your difficult task of losing weight more bearable. Again, supplements are vitamin and mineral enhancers, and diet pills provide more practical effects on your body to help you lose weight. So now that you know the difference between supplements and diet pills, you can use your new awareness to benefit from these great tools that help you lose weight faster and easier than ever.