Are you looking for effective assistance with your weight loss goals? You’ve no doubt heard all the advice centered on lifestyle changes, portion control, and exercise! You’ve also likely heard about all those ‘fat burning’ dietary weight loss supplements as well. They sound impressive but do they actually work? And are they even safe? We look at the sum of common ingredients in weight loss supplements like [url=https://www.patienthelp.org/supplements/pat-mahomes-supplements.html][b]Rebecca Wright weight loss[/b][/url] pills.
[url=https://www.webmd.com/vitamins/ai/ingredientmono-625/chitosan][b]Chitosan[/b][/url] is an indigestible fiber made from shrimp, lobster, and other shellfish shells. It binds to fat and blocks absorption, or at least that’s the theory. Obviously if you have a shellfish allergy you’d steer clear of products with this ingredient in them. If you’re also prone to gas and constipation, it would likewise be wise to avoid chitosan as those are side effects.
Chromium, or [url=https://www.healthline.com/nutrition/chromium-picolinate][b]chromium picolinate[/b][/url], is one of the few weight loss supplements that has some proven efficacy behind it. It’s meant to be able to decrease body fat and boost lean muscle mass. There are some health concerns but most human studies have concluded it’s reasonably safe.
Bitter Orange, or Citrus Aurantium is a herbal weight loss compound and a source of [url=https://www.webmd.com/vitamins/ai/ingredientmono-976/bitter-orange][b]synephrine[/b][/url]. It’s rapidly taken the place of the banned ephedra; however, some of the side effects are similar to ephedra ie increased blood pressure, so it’s one to steer clear of if you have cardiovascular issues.
Conjugated Linoleic Acid or CLA as it’s more commonly known as, may be effective for reducing fat and improving lean body mass. Research done to date certainly seems to indicate this. Dairy foods are a good source of natural CLA.
Garcinia cambogia is the most common compound in many weight loss supplements. The active ingredient is hydroxycitric acid (HCA) and it’s extracted from the rind. There has been a fair amount of research into HCA with mixed results. Research has identified the mechanisms by which it likely works, and based on that, HCA should help reduce fat absorption.
Guarana is a source of caffeine and you’ll often find it in energy drinks. It could help to suppress appetite but its main use was in combination with the now banned ephedra. As is the case with most caffeine products, it can cause anxiety, panic, restlessness, and insomnia.
When leucine (an amino acid) breaks down, it produces Hydroxymethylbutyrate or HMB for short. You may see it being used to improve muscle mass and burn off fat in the body building industry, but it hasn’t yet been sufficiently tested on obese or overweight people to determine whether it is or isn’t useful for weight loss.
Psyllium is produced from Plantago ovato seeds. It’s a common ingredient in fiber supplements and digestive health products. It may be able to induce feelings of satiety, leading to less food consumption.
Pyruvate is a compound our bodies produce during glycolysis, the process of turning carbohydrate and protein into glucose. Increasing these quantities via additional supplementation may induce weight loss but research subjects in studies to date also reduced calorie intake and exercised. Therefore, it’s not clear whether it was those, the pyruvate, or the combination that led to weight loss.
Yerba mate is a caffeine containing member of the holly family. It’s typically brewed into a rather bitter tea and in weight loss products is often used with other high caffeine herbs, like guarana. Studies into its effectiveness for weight loss have thus far been relatively short and inconclusive.
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