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Which Essential Supplements to take?

The aim of of this blog is to give you a very basic general details of healthy weight supplements.  Please always read the product details when taking various supplements.

In your weight management program, you may wonder what supplements to take and what they mean.  To help you with this, the following supplements is a good prescription for a healthy weight loss program.

Hydroxycitric Acid ( HCA)

  • For your appetite suppressant take HCA, this is made from a yellowish fruit native to India, Hydroxycitric Acid ( HCA).  This helps to block the absorption of carbohydrates into stored fat.  Induces weight loss.

Green Tea:

  • This revs up your metabolism
  • It inhibits fat absorption
  • Helps glucose regulation
  • May help reduce appetite

How many cups of Green Tea should you drink?, experts opinions vary, but a general consensus seems to be that 3 – 5 cups of green tea per day is optimal.  Such comsumption of Green Tea can aid you to burn an extra 70 calories per day which amounts to 7 pounds per year.

Chromium: This is a mineral that assists with burning carbohydrates and fat, also helps with metabolism.

  • Chromium levels decrease with age so it is important supplement to include in your weight control program
  • Helps supports normal glucose metabolism
  • Chromium aids the breakdown of protein and fat

In short this helps with blood suger regulations and reduces sugar cravings.

Co-Enzyme Q10:
Coenzyme Q10 or CoQ10 is a naturally-occurring compound vitamin-like compound found in every cell in the body.  However, levels Coenzyme can reduce as we age, we may feel more tired and having low levels of energy.

Essential Fatty Acids ( EFA’s) :  These consists of Omega -3, omega-6 and  Conjugated linoleic acid ( CLA). They block fat storage and increase fat burning.  These will help you lose weight.  Please note that CLA is a slightly altered form of the essential fatty acid, it can be found in foods like, milk, cheese, lamb etc, as well as in many processed foods, but it is only in very small amounts.  Therefore, to get the full benefits it is best taken as a supplement.

L-Carnitine: This is very important for fat metabolism, especially in the heart and muscle cells.  Carnitine is a substance that helps the body turn fat into energy.  L-carnitine has been marketed as a weight loss supplement, and may contribute to weight loss in some people.

Execrise: It goes without saying that gentle 20 minute walk each day will enhance your weight loss program.  Execrise burns fat and builds body-firming muscle.

Sensible eating: Pay attention to what you eat and drink.  Limit sugar, alcohol, fried foods, fast foods etc…

 

 

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