Three Colored Pills
These pills were created by the Akimichi clan to forcibly convert body fat into chakra with a process commonly referred to as Calorie Control. Calorie Control increases the overall chakra levels of the body, while also enhancing its Speed, Strength, and Constitution based on how much fat is converted. While practiced and skilled users are able to accomplish this process on their own, most Akimichi must use these pills, which are crafted using a secret clan recipe and are, therefore, only available to members of the Akimichi Clan. There are three pills, one for each color, with scaling effects:Spinach Pill:
The first pill converts roughly twenty-five percent of the body's fat into chakra, increasing Strength, Speed, and Constitution by + and Stamina by ++. This effect lasts for up to five posts. Afterwards, Stamina is reduced by -.Curry Pill:
After taking the Spinach Pill, the user may eat the second, which converts roughly half of the body's fat into chakra. This boosts Strength, Speed, and Constitution by ++ and Stamina by 1 Tier. Note that this boost replaces the first pill's and last for up to five posts. Afterwards, Stamina is reduced by 1 Tier.Chili Pill:
Easily the most potent pill, the Chili Pill converts all of the body's fat into chakra, and can only be taken after the Curry Pill. This effect boosts Strength, Speed, and Constitution by 1 Tier, and Stamina by 1 Tier++. This effect can last for up to five posts and replaces any previous boosts provided by the other pills. Once the time limit is up, the user is left emaciated, with no fat remaining in the body. This is a potentially lethal condition, as exhaustion and death soon follow, so medical attention is required if the user is to survive. Using this third pill will enter the user into Butterfly Mode and allow the use of its related techniques.
Taking these pills out of order is toxic to the body and will cause emaciation in addition to continuous vomiting. It will also not provide any of the boosts.
After using all three pills five times, a user may learn to perform the Calorie Control process independently of the pills, which requires 500 Exp. Those that perform the Calorie Control process without the pills are generally expected to have larger stores of fat. The drawbacks do remain however.