When you think you’ve heard everything about diet pills, a new competitor enters the market and totally changes everything you thought you knew about them. The new contender: Pho-tin.
The Secret of Pho-tin
People forget that in ancient times, physicians would use leeches to “cure” patients who were suffering from everything from a common cold to an otherwise unknown disease. Because of this unorthodox method, it shouldn’t be surprising to find that the main ingredient in Pho-tin is actually a type of tapeworm. That’s right; when you take that first diet pill each morning, you are actually ingesting tapeworm eggs, which then develop into larvae and attach to the walls of your intestines.
Once the worm has found a spot to latch onto, it will continue to grow and can even reach lengths of 20 feet; the end of the worm will occasionally break off and exit through the stool, leaving the head attached to the intestines. Normally, this type of worm is found in undercooked meat, but the makers of Pho-tin decided to use the worm to their advantage; after all, since the worm suppresses hunger, it will make the diet pill a 100% success. The “Pho” part of the name comes from adenophorea, which is a type of roundworm, and “Tin” refers to the intestines. Quite a hidden message within the name, isn’t it?
Symptoms of Pho-tin
The first symptom people experience is loss of appetite, which is what they wanted. However, upper abdominal pain may occur, followed by diarrhea – which is quite unexpected from people wanting only to lose weight. In some rare cases, the worms have actually obstructed the intestines. Here is an excerpt from one patient who tried Pho-tin:
“I had lost 12 pounds my first month of taking Pho-tin, but I was rushed to the hospital one evening after suffering a seizure due to neurocysticercosis. Apparently, I’m one of the rare cases in which tapeworm larvae migrated to my brain. This was both sickening and shocking because I had no clue I was ingesting tapeworms.” – Jessica White, Seattle.
The point of this article was not to scare you about diet pills – okay, that’s a lie; however, it will benefit you to do proper research before swallowing a pill without knowing exactly what’s in it first.