Fat Loss Supplements 101
When it comes to weight loss and fat burning supplements, things can get pretty confusing!
And with all the products floating around (some good, some bad), it’s important to understand what you’re getting yourself into before you choose the fat loss supplement that’s right for you.
So today’s lesson: Fat Loss Supplements 101. Let’s take a look at some of the most popular fat loss supplements on the market so that you can make a more informed decision.
While there are a lot of products and brands, the same ingredients are typically used because of their effective fat burning properties.
Types of Fat Loss Supplements
1. Thermogenics – These supplements are the most popular ‘fat burning’ supplements. They work by getting the more stubborn fat deposits in your body to metabolize during exercise and physical activity. It’s a process that occurs at the cellular level, responding to an increased internal body temperature that leads to more fat and calories burned.
Caffeine and yohimbine (a natural-occurring chemical) are common thermogenic ingredients. Check out SlimQuick Extreme Fat Burner, a great product designed for women trying to lose weight. It contains time-released yohimbine which may speed up your metabolism.
2. Fat Blockers – These types of fat loss supplements contain a chemical called chitosan, a fat absorber that can trap fat before it’s fully digested by your body and expel it through your colon. Although these sound great in theory, the science has been pretty inconsistent, and there’s little to support claims of significant fat loss. You’ll burn a few extra calories, but experts suggest you may also prevent the absorption of important vitamins and minerals.
3. Appetite Suppressants – Appetite suppressants do exactly what they claim: reduce your appetite to that you eat less and, as a result, lose weight. Although the science is still out on some ingredients and their long term effects, products with the ingredient Hoodia have been getting a lot of attention lately. Many people swear by the product.