Do you want to lose weight and burn off fat? Are you looking for a little extra edge to achieve your weight loss goals? Using some natural supplements to help your body go into fat burning mode may be just what you are looking for.
Here are a couple of options that you might be able to include in your daily regimen. Be sure to first talk with your physician and pharmacist. You may have some underlying medical condition or taking some medications, prescription or over the counter, which will interfere with the supplements you’ll be considering.
Research released from PennState found that green tea extract, in combination with exercise, will burn greater amounts of body fat and reduced overall fat in study mice by 27 percent and 36 percent of belly fat. It also reduced the insulin resistance by 65 percent which will also reduce weight gain and body fat. (1)
Red Pepper and Capsaicin
Capsaicin is the chemical from which hot peppers get their heat. Foods made with these spicy peppers can burn up to an additional 20 calories per day. However, because they are so hot, it is difficult to eat enough to get the effect. Research published in the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition found another option in pill form that will increase your metabolic rate by approximately 50 calories per day. (2)
In an initial pilot study in 2012, researchers found that 2 grams of ginger in hot beverage both increased thermogenesis or burning of great calories per hour. Interestingly, ginger will also reduce your perceived feelings of hunger and make you feel satisfied longer. (3)
Vitamin D has many different health effects, only one of which is to reduce insulin resistance and reduce the potential for diabetes. When you have low levels of vitamin D it will increase the amount of parathyroid hormone in the body. High levels of parathyroid is associated with weight gain. Thus maintaining normal vitamin D can help your weight loss efforts. (4,5)
(1) PennState: Research Suggests that Green Tea, Exercise boost weight loss, health
(2) The American Journal of clinical Nutrition: Effect of dihydrocapsiate on Resting Metabolic rate in Humans
(3) Metabolism: Ginger Consumption Enhances the Thermic Effect of Food and Promotes feelings of satiety without affecting metabolic and hormonal parameters in overweight men
(4) The American Journal of Clinical Nutrition: Vitamin D Status
(5) Medical Hypotheses: PTH Excess may promote weight gain by impeding catecholamine-induced lipolysis implications for calcium, vitamin D and alcohol on body weight