“I just started taking Alli but I read on another site that it can lead to vitamin deficiencies. Is this true? Would you take it? Please, no stories about oily gas, OK?”
Congratulations on taking a very important step toward wellness. Yes, it’s true that fat blockers like Alli can decrease your absorption of fat-soluble vitamins. That’s why the information that comes with Alli instructs users to take a multi-vitamin separately every day.
Alli can also interfere with the way your body uses certain medications so always follow the usage guidelines and talk to your doctor about any concerns.
“Alli may not be “natural” but you shouldn’t believe the scare-mongering stories you’ll see on some other ‘natural’ web sites.”
I’m not aware of any evidence that the use of Alli is leading to widespread deficiencies. But if you have any questions, don’t hesitate to talk to your doctor. Alli may not be right for everyone and it may not fit into the “natural” category but if using Alli for a month helps you lose a few pounds, get fit and move closer to a healthier lifestyle, I have no problem with it.