Monday, 14 January 2013

Some Natural Supplements To Help Lose Weight

Bitter Orange - this herb contains beta blockers which increases metabolism or promote weight loss . This herb is a good health supplement for those who are also incorporating physical exercise into their weight loss system . Bitter orange is similar to ephedra in that both have same fat burning elements . To date there has not been a lot of studies conducted proving that bitter orange is really effective in promoting weight loss . This herb is not recommended for people who suffer from heart disease or high blood pressure . Also , the skin of bitter orange is used in Chinese medicine to enhance digestion .

Coleus as a weight management supplement that works by dissolving fatty deposits and reducing the production of adipose tissues in the body . It also stimulates thyroid activity which increases metabolism . Coleus contains forskolin , a compound that stimulates adenlylate cyclise an enzyme that increases cellular activity , thus boosting metabolism in the body .

Ephedra or Ma huang
Subjects who took this herb in clinical trials reportedly lost a considerable amount of weight and fat . One drawback to ephedra is that there is some safety concerns related to the use of it .

Green Tea
Green tea has been getting a lot of attention lately due to its reported fat busting properties . Green tea contains caffeine which is reputed to promote weight loss by suppressing appetite . It also has
cancer fighting properties and is a rich source of antioxidants .

Gurana is reported to work similarly to products that contain caffeine in that it's able to effectively curb appetite . It is also reputed to increase metabolism .

Garcina Cambogia
This herb is a fixture in some Southeast Asian cuisines . Apart from enhancing the flavour of food , people who consume this herb reported feeling satiated faster . Garcina Cambogia contains substances that help suppress appetite and reduce the production of adipose tissues in the body . It decreases the amount of adipose tissues being produced by the body by inhibiting the conversion of carbohydrates to fat . It also stimulates substances that send signals to the brain which would in turn activate some mechanisms that will suppress appetite . People who are pregnant , suffer from diabetes and dementia are cautioned from using this product . It also not recommended for people who are under certain prescription medicines .

Hoodia Gordonii
This herb is endemic to the desert regions of Southern Africa . African Bushmen swear by its appetite suppressing properties and would bring this herb with them on long journeys . In the US , this herb is regarded as the most popular natural appetite suppressant in the market . The herb's active ingredient is called P57 . This is a steroidal glycoside that sends signals to the brain to curb appetite . It also aids in weight reduction by lowering blood glucose which in turn reduces the insulin level in the blood , thereby reducing fatty deposits in the body . What's good about this herb is that it has not been shown to have adverse side effects


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