It is now widely accepted that obesity is a major public health concern in the United States and other affluent countries and a growing problem in developing countries as well. Commercially advertised weight Loss plans are widely available.
Among the weight loss alternatives, one of the more sought after methods is to use weight loss supplements. They work to produce the intended result though some may find them expensive.
Most people are aware of the health risks posed by obesity, but losing weight is easier said than done. Most of the diet weight loss plans set unrealistic goals and impose strict diets.
It is worthwhile exploring the options for weight loss supplements and to be informed about the different choices available.
Here are some weight loss supplement options available:
AVATRIM - It is a green tea. The weight loss supplements come in pill form and should be taken by adults twice per day with food. Research shows that green tea not only increases energy but also release extra body cholesterol.
DIETRINE - Instead of speeding up metabolism like avatrim, dietrine is designed to block the absorption of carbohydrates. Dietrine should be taken twice a day, about 5 min before meals.
Since dietrine is a natural supplements and not a drug, it can be brought without prescription and it has no side effects.
HOODIA GORDONII PLUS – It is another very different type of herbal weight loss supplement. It should be taken two pills before a meal once per day.
FUCOXANTHIN- Fucoxanthin is an antioxidant found naturally in edible brown seaweed such as wakame, the seaweed used in miso soup.
CHROMIUM- One of its many functions is to help the hormone insulin move glucose into blood cells where it is needed. People taking diabetes medicines should not use chromium without consulting a doctor.
CONJUGATED LINOLEIC ACID (CLA) - It is also available in nutritional supplement form and is popular for weight loss because it is thought to decrease body fat and increase muscle.
CHITOSAN- It is believed to prevent the absorption of fat by binding to fat molecules in the intestines. Chitosan is relatively safe as a weight loss supplement.
EPHEDRA- Ephedra sinica is a plant native to Asia that contains compounds called ephedra alkaloids, primarily ephedrine. It is often combined with caffeine, such as guarana and yerba mate.
BITTER ORANGE- It contains compounds similar to ephedrine called synephrine and octopamine. People with diabetes, heart disease, other cardiovascular conditions or high blood pressure should avoid it.
GARCINIA CAMBOGIA- It is contains hydroxycitric acid (HCA). The common side effects of Garcinia Cambogia are upper respiratory and gastrointestinal symptoms.
PLANTAGO PSYLLIUM- Fiber from Plantago ovato seeds. Taken ahead of a meal, it can make you feel full.
PYRUVATE- Pyruvate is found naturally in food and in the body as a result of the breakdown of carbohydrates and protein.
YERBA MATE- It is used in combination with other caffeine-containing herbs.
APPLE CIDER VINEGAR- It has become popular as a fat-burner and as a natural appetite suppressant.
As with any weight loss supplement or diet program, always ask your physician if you have any concerns.