Phentermine is a stimulant, oral medication, similar to amphetamine. It works as an appetite suppressant by blocking cravings and making one feel full. When used in conjunction with diet and exercise can assist in an individual losing weight or managing obesity. Phentermine has been used for over 50 years and has been studied extensively.
Phentermine works by stimulating the hypothalamus gland, the area of the brain responsible for controlling hunger and the release of certain neurotransmitters, among many other functions. These special neurotransmitters cause the body to engage in a fight or flight response, which over powers the messages of hunger, thus assists in you eating less. Phentermine uses both the central nervous system and the hypothalamus to help diminish appetite. When you eat less, you lose weight. Phentermine typically makes the user feel more energetic and loss drowsy. This is especially beneficial when taking on a fitness program to add to weight loss.
Phentermine should never be the substitute for diet and exercise. For successful results, phentermine should be taken while engaging in physical activity and healthy food choices.