Supplements can prove to be an easy remedy to all the weight gain woes. Many people who have used them, swear by the results they have received. But one must be wary of the variety of supplements being sold over-the-counter. Every supplement has its pros & cons. Here are a some ways they can be useful:
Some are appetite suppressants. They influence hypothalamus, the appetite regulating part of the brain. They block serotonin and norepinephrine, thus giving one a feeling of being full. When one feels full, he eats less.
Still others inhibit lipase. Lipase is responsible for the breaking down of fats after one ingests food laden with fats. Lipase inhibitor helps in getting rid of a good portion of the fats via bowel movement and thus fats do not get absorbed into the body.
Polyphenols present in some are capable of boosting the body’s metabolism by up to 17 percent. An increased metabolism helps in burning up the fat cells faster. Polyphenol found in green tea, EGCG, blocks weight gain. The body warms up as the cells lose calories in the form of heat. This checks any hunger or cravings felt.
Appetite suppressants such as soluble fiber too is found in some supplements to aid in weight loss.
And now here are some well known weight loss supplements:
5HTP Max acts as a suppressant in weight loss. As we grow older, the production of a neurotransmitter called serotonin declines in our bodies. Deficiency of serotonin may lead to obesity. The supplement increases the serotonin levels in the body to check weight gain.
Garcinia Cambogia Select
It is a well known supplement in the weight loss arena. The pills are made up of Hydroxycitric acid, an extract of the fruit. HCA controls fat producing enzyme, citrate lyase responsible for converting carbohydrates into fats. The pills are known to increase serotonin levels too.
Quick Trim Cleanser
The amount of fats that you burn while taking this supplement is credible. Quick Trim Cleanser has chromium, caffeine and extract of green tea. Caffiene and green tea are known to increase the metabolism of the body and burn fat cells.
Milk Thistle is a distinguished natural supplement helping in weight loss treatments all over the world. Not many of us are aware of the role of liver in weight loss. Our liver plays a vital role in metabolizing the fat in the body. Milk Thistle helps in increasing the liver’s ability to function, which in return, helps our body fat to be metabolized quicker resulting into weight loss.
Konjac Root is used widely in Japanese medicine since ages. Konjac Root is nothing but a water soluble fiber. The key ingredient here is the glucomannan content. The glucomannan swells and forms a bulk in intestines, making us less hungry. Due to this activity, appetite is suppressed and helps in losing weight.
Reishi Mushrooms aka red reishi, is a herb that claims to have several health benefits including weight loss. It increases metabolism of the body to help in losing weight. Fat deposits are reduced as well.
These are all fruit extract supplements known to be safe and harmless, but still lactating mothers and people with chronic medical problems should not use them without consulting their doctor.