It’s estimated that over 45 million Americans go on some type of diet each year and spend over $33 billion on weight loss products. While this is true, two-thirds of Americans are still considered overweight and/or obese.
Unfortunately, many of the diet products and methods are dangerous and can wind up doing more harm than good. A great way to avoid these unexpected negative consequences, while still achieving weight loss goals is by turning to natural supplements.
Some of the best supplements for weight loss can be found here.
ChitosanThis is a type of sugar derived from the outer layers of shrimp, crabs, and lobsters. According to experts, it can effectively block cholesterol and fat, keeping it from being absorbed by the body.
The question of whether it can actually help you lose weight is still up in the air; however, it can be beneficial, especially if you already suffer from high cholesterol. However, if you have a shellfish allergy, avoid chitosan, as it is made from shellfish.
Chromium PicolinateThis is a mineral that works to enhance insulin, which is a hormone that is essential for turning the food you consume into energy. It is also required by the body to store proteins, fats, and carbohydrates.
There are some claims that this supplement can also help with boosting your muscle mass, cutting your body fat, helping you burn more calories, and lowering your appetite.
Keep in mind, though, you don’t need to consume over 35 micrograms per day of chromium supplements. If you take higher doses, you may begin to suffer from headaches, problems thinking or focusing, irritability, and insomnia.
CLA – Conjugated Linoleic AcidThis is a more well-known supplement that contains the chemicals that are found in linoleic acid, which is a fatty acid. It’s believed that this supplement can help to reduce body fat and help you feel full, longer after eating.
GlucomannanThis is a supplement that is created from elements of the konjac plant. Similar to other dietary fibers, it’s designed to help you lose weight by blocking the fat in your food from being absorbed in your body. Some early studies have concluded that this supplement may be helpful in weight loss efforts.
Green Tea ExtractThere are a large number of reasons to utilize green tea extract. It offers an array of health benefits, beyond what it can do for you if you are trying to lose weight.
However, for this purpose, green tea extract can help to curb your appetite and raise your fat and calorie metabolism. Just like anything else, though, you may experience some side effects, so it’s a good idea to begin with a lower dose and work your way up.
Finding the Right Weight Loss SupplementWhen it comes to supplements for weight loss, you may have to use a process of trial and error to find out what works for you. While this may take time, it will be worth it in the long run and help you achieve a happier and healthier body.
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