Supplements can have a positive effect on your health and weight loss - they do exist. Its just unfortunate that most of what is peddled on social media is the antithesis of healthy, staple supplements that can help you slim down with no side effects. It's time to correct that image.
Amino acids, vitamins, and minerals are where you ought to be looking if you want to get lean. Here are the best supplements to take to achieve those results.
Caffeine is a staple in many fat loss supplements because it is one of the most powerful agents to improve how your body oxidises fat to use as energy. It causes both weight and fat loss by stimulating your central nervous system to burn up stored fat, ridding your body of those stubborn lumps that have persisted through your other weight loss efforts. Caffeine also improves your workout performance, allowing you to burn more calories during training, and it reduces your appetite too. Just make sure to stick to no more than four cups a day, as too much can cause cardiovascular issues and stress.
GREEN TEA EXTRACT
Green tea is a favoured health food because of one key component: ECGCG, or epigallocatechin gallate. This cancer busting phytochemical is also able to increase your fat oxidation by 33%, and cause thermogenesis of your adipose tissues. This means your body undergoes a process where it creates heat to burn up your fat cells as energy more efficiently. Green tea is mostly found in fat burners, as well as pre-workout supplements as they boost fat loss and your energy levels.
Capsaicin is another popular fat burning supplement best found in chilli peppers and other fat burning supplements. It is able to do a number of things to keep you lean. Firstly, it induces a high level of thermogenesis in your body to keep your metabolism up and your fat burning. Secondly, it inhibits fat production in your body, making you put on less fat from the food you eat. Finally, it reduces your cholesterol, regulates your blood sugar and supports your heart health, making it truly a health food that can help anyone struggling to lose weight.
CLAs, or conjugated linoleic acids, are a stimulant-free weight loss supplement typically found in softgel capsules. It is typically found in dairy and beef. What it does is it inhibits fat production, reduces your body's ability to store fat, oxidises fat cells to be used as energy, especially as you exercise. This triple threat comes in an easy to eat form, and is both a fat loss winner, as well as a muscle-gaining booster for those looking to lean out.
Glutamine is the most abundant amino acid in your body, comprising over 61% of your muscles. Its commonly known as a supplement that speeds up muscle repair, but studies have found that glutamine is able to stabilise your blood sugar levels. Consuming more glutamine helps your body metabolise glucose, which means your body burns up stored glucose at a more efficient rate than it normally would, which can lead to weight loss.
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