What is the difference between diet supplements and diet pills? It is true that they are very similar; That’s probably why a lot of people think they’re even the same! But the benefits of each are clear enough to be categorized as separate aids to dieting. The thing that stays the same for both is that they each contribute to the effectiveness of your weight loss, but differ in functionality (why they are taken).
Let’s start by explaining the difference between diet supplements and diet pills by describing what a diet supplement is and what it is for. Dietary supplements can be taken as a liquid (mixed with a drink), a capsule (to be swallowed as a tablet), or a powder. The reason you take a supplement is to boost a specific vitamin or mineral in your body that is deficient and to support your body with specific things it needs to function that your body may be lacking not enough produced naturally. For example, let’s look at the most common vitamin, calcium. The natural properties of this vitamin specialize in muscle growth. Well, if you find that you’re training very often but don’t see a big change in your muscle size, it’s possible that your body is suffering from a mild calcium deficiency. In this case, you would take a calcium supplement to compensate for your lower calcium levels. This gets the calcium in your body at the right level, helping you get more out of your workout and see faster muscle growth. As another example, I suggest potassium (the mineral that occupies the number 3 in terms of importance and amount in your body). Potassium’s only function is to regulate digestion and it is burned to get energy from food by converting certain elements. A situation where potassium supplementation would be needed can occur if you tire easily while exercising. However, taking a potassium supplement alone won’t give you energy, it will only help you provide more energy if you eat something like a…which is a good snack when exercising…a granola bar. When you pause to get some energy from your granola bar, you’ll find that this little snack gives you a lot more energy with the help of a potassium supplement.
After these two examples of diet supplements, let’s proceed to explain what a diet pill is so that you can easily see the difference between diet supplements and diet pills. Diet pills (as well as diet supplements) are completely safe to take and use natural elements to trigger certain reactions in your body. The effects of taking a diet pill are far more practical and easily felt than the subtle “boosters” that diet supplements are. Still, both are important and vital for effective and healthy weight loss. The various effects of one diet pill are many and almost every weight loss aid you need can be found in another diet pill. For example, if you’re on a diet and you’re at a point where you can’t eat anything or very little, like there’s always “an app for that,” there’s a diet pill for that. You can find appetite suppressing diet pills that will simply relieve that pang of emptiness in your stomach so you can get through those hungry nights without so much as a belly growl. It essentially tricks your body into thinking you’ve just eaten a full meal by providing your body with the right vitamins and minerals it needs when it’s hungry. It costs you next to no calories, but don’t tell your stomach that. You may have heard about this other popular diet pill that increases your fat burning abilities while exercising.
There are many different diet supplements and diet pills that you can find that cater to your personal needs as you lose weight. Remember that they are safe to take and will only make your difficult task of losing weight more bearable. Again, dietary supplements are vitamin and mineral boosters, and diet pills offer more practical effects on your body to help with weight loss. Now that you know the difference between supplements and diet pills, you can use your newfound awareness to take advantage of these great tools that will help you lose weight faster and easier than ever!
Thanks to Justin T Gadsby