Saturday, January 30, 2010

Keeping Up with the Quack Trim

For all you disciples of reality television, apparently the Kardashian girls are endorsing some new diet pill, called “Quick Trim.”

This pill contains phentermine, an appetite suppressant. As with all diet pills, this product is of course not free of side effects. Some of the common ones include: constipation; diarrhea; insomnia; dizziness; dry or distorted tastes in the mouth; exaggerated sense of well being; headaches; nervousness; restlessness; upset stomach; decreased libido; allergic reactions; chest pains; irregular heartbeat. The list can go on and on for quite some time.

I don’t know about you, but 'keeping up with the Kardashians' sounds like far too much effort.


Anonymous said...

Phentermine is one half of the infamous diet drug Fen-Phen, which was withdrawn from the market after being linked to primary pulmonary hypertension and valvular heart disease.

Krystal said...

My bad, I should have explained it better - it contains what is known as "herbal phentermine" - which basically does the same thing that the synthetic one does (the one that was banned, from Fen-Phen) but since this is "herbal," it has not received as much scrutiny. The side effects are very similar to the ones from regular phentermine, but it is due to the "natural ingredients" so they call this concoction "herbal phentermine."

Quick Trim has not been approved by the FDA.