There is a lot of controversy surrounding the topic of the safest diet pill. Many different pills claiming to be appetite suppressants and metabolism boosters have been advertised as safe, only to cause problems later. A notable example of this is Ephedra, which was banned in the United States in April of 2004 due to a number of deaths and severe side effects which resulted from its use.
Some diet supplements which are legal and seem to be safe are the Acai berry and Hoodia Gordonii.
Hoodia Gordonii is a South African cactus which supposedly aids diets by suppressing the appetite. However, no scientific evidence which supports this claim has ever been published. Studies have suggested that Hoodia Gordonii is largely ineffective because you would need to ingest a very large amount of it in order for any appetite suppressing effects to occur. However, it has still found a good measure of success as a diet pill, and so far seems to cause no harm.
The Acai berry is a small, dark purple berry which grows on the Acai palm found in Brazil. Marketing companies claim that the Acai berry can boost your energy, lower your cholesterol, clear your skin and perform other health miracles. None of these claims have been scientifically proven, but the Acai berry is still undoubtedly a very healthy, safe and natural fruit with plenty of antioxidants and fiber.
Both Hoodia Gordonii and the Acai berry seem to be safe dietary supplements. While the effectiveness of Hoodia Gordonii remains in question, it shouldn’t harm your health. Acai berry is, if nothing else, a healthy fruit rich in antioxidants that has been enjoyed in Brazil for many years, with no known negative side effects.