When you want to drop some weight, it's tempting to look for help anywhere you can. If your thoughts turn to supplements or herbal remedies, keep in mind that research gives many of them mixed reviews. In some cases, there isn't a lot of science to back up the claims, and some have health risks. Talk with your doctor first before you try any.
Mango Seed Fiber
African mango, also known as Irvingia, is lauded as an all-natural way to lose weight. The supplement forces the body to process foods the way a naturally thin person does. It is also a potent natural antibiotic and pain reliever.
B complex Vitamins
B complex vitamins include B1, B2, B3, B, B6, B7, N9 and B12. These vitamins can help you lose weight in various ways. Vitamin B12 supplements boost the metabolism, helping you lose weight.
Chromium is a mineral plays a key role in increasing the body’s sensitivity to insulin. The supplement stabilizes the blood sugar levels, thereby reducing cravings. This ultimately leads to weight loss. It also keeps you feel less deprived and more satisfied with the foods you are eating.
Apple Cider Vinegar
This has long been associated with weight loss, and is said to help you feel more full when you drink it, therefore allowing you to eat less, or have fewer cravings. It’s definitely all natural because it’s made from pressed apples. When taken in small amounts there are few side effects linked to it.
This works for weight loss by suppressing the appetite, but is an extract from citrus fruit, so it doesn’t rely on artificial stimulants to get the job done. Recently it has been used as a less harmful substitution for other ingredients that have been known to have harsh reactions in the body
Study after study shows that vitamin D helps to ensure body cells listen and respond to insulin, a hormone secreted from your pancreas. One of its jobs is to help glucose get into body cells, which burn glucose for energy. How well insulin pushes glucose into cells is called "insulin sensitivity." The more sensitive your cells are to insulin, the better. The less sensitive they are to insulin, the more likely the calories you eat will end up in your fat cells.
Calcium is a mineral that works in tandem with D to help you shed fat. Calcium is stored in fat cells, and researchers think that the more calcium a fat cell has, the more fat that cell will release to be burned. Calcium also promotes weight loss by binding to fat in your GI tract, preventing some of it from getting absorbed into your bloodstream.
Chia seeds made it onto our list of superfoods for their high levels of Omega-3. It provides a non-fish oil way of introducing more omega-3 into the body, and also contains healthy amounts of alpha-Linolenic acid, an essential fatty acid that is often added to healthy diets.
Algae Fucoxanthin is an algae based supplement that has shown promising results in trials in Japan. The supplement specifically attacks the fat, not water.
Glutamine is a non-essential amino acid in the body. L-Glutamine supplements increase the metabolic rate, thereby helping you burn calories. It also strengthens the immune system, improves the digestive tract and helps with muscle growth.