Dissecting Weight Loss Supplements | Part
Copyright 2006 Daniel WeigumThere are a few different
techniques weight loss supplements target. Some
weight loss supplements target metabolism, suppress
appetite or a combination of these processes.
Weight loss supplements can help achieve the primary
objective; burn more calories than consumed.There
are several weight loss supplements on the market.
Many use similar ingredients. Hoodia Gordonii,
Green Tea, and Chromium are some common weight
loss supplement ingredients. How can these weight
loss supplement ingredients help?Hoodia Gordonii
popularity is growing. Hoodia Gordonii is a plant
in the Kalahari Desert of South Africa resembling
a cactus plant.
Hoodia Gordonii is not a cactus plant however,
it is a succulent. South African Bushmen have
used Hoodia Gordonii to ward off hunger during
long desert journeys. Hoodia Gordonii has finally
migrated into weight loss supplements offering
very effective appetite suppressing benefits.
Appetite suppression without any stimulant effects
is a great benefit of Hoodia Gordonii. Many weight
loss supplements have been short lived because
of harmful stimulant side effects. Individuals
taking a weight loss supplement containing Hoodia
Gordonii can expect to feel full more quickly
while eating, become hunger less frequently after
meals and feel generally less interesting in eating.
Some do not feel the effects of Hoodia Gordonii
for a few weeks after taking the weight loss supplement.
If appetite suppression is a quality you desire
in a weight loss supplement, Hoodia Gordonii is
an excellent ingredient to look for.Green tea
has many health benefits and has recently developed
popularity in weight loss supplements.
A green tea study was performed at the University
of Geneva in Switzerland. Green tea, caffeine
and a placebo were given to different study subjects.
Individuals taking green tea burned approximately
78 calories more per day than individuals taking
caffeine or placebo weight loss supplements. Green
tea also hosts several other health benefits.
Most weight loss supplements do not intend to
add antioxidants to your weight loss plan but
green tea offers powerful antioxidant properties.
Epigallocatechin gallate (EGCG) is a polyphenol
and one of the key ingredients in green tea. EGCG
offers many health benefits including powerful
antioxidant and anti-cancer benefits, reduction
in Low Density Lipoproteins (LDL) levels among
green tea users, and inhibits the abnormal formation
of blood clots which can lead to heart attach
Green tea offers much more than just a metabolic
increase of approximately 78 calories a day but
is still a very effective weight loss supplement
ingredient.Chromium is a common ingredient in
weight loss supplements. Chromium picolinate is
the most common form in weight loss supplements.
The trace element, chromium, has been given credit
for fat burning and even offered as an alternative
to steroid use to body builders. Unfortunately,
most of these claims are not true. Chromium can
does aid in the production of the vital complex,
glucose tolerance factor (GTF). The organic complex,
GTF, interacts with insulin to regulate the uptake
of glucose by cells. If an individual is chromium
deficient, the production of Glucose Tolerance
Fact would be reduced the uptake of glucose by
cells would not be efficient. This is a common
symptom of type-2 diabetes patients. Chromium
can aid in lowering blood sugar levels by aiding
in the production of GTF.
Chromium also is recognized as an appetite suppressant
but is most effective at increasing the efficiency
of insulin during cellular glucose intake.Weight
loss supplements can benefit many if used correctly.
Remember to have a weight loss mentality and not
to rely solely on the supplement for results.
The staggering statistics in the United States
suggest 2/3 of the population will probably be
researching weight loss aids this year. Before
taking a weight loss supplement, make sure to
understand all the side effects and benefits of