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5 Best Supplements for Weight Loss

Friday, 20 Dec 2013 10:12 PM

Losing extra pounds is always a concern. Everyone wants to be fit and slim. Excess weight can lead to various problems like obesity, diabetes, etc. Increasingly, weight loss is gaining attention. To reduce weight, people try to reduce consumption of food that may affect their health. Supplements can be helpful in this case. Using supplements, one can reduce weight even while consuming food.

Omega-3 fatty acids are great fat burning supplements. They enable weight loss by burning fat in the body cells. Fish like salmon is a good source of omega-3 fatty acids. The essential fatty acids are helpful in the regulation of insulin levels. They act by converting the fat into energy, hence, reducing weight. Other than this, they reduce inflammation and help in increasing the flow of blood in the body.
 
Vitamin D enables weight loss. This weight-loss supplement is perhaps the easiest and cheapest method of weight loss. The body uses sunlight to synthesize it. Alternatively, vitamin D is available as a supplement. Adequate levels of vitamin D help in reducing the fat to be stored in the body’s cells. The average range of vitamin D levels in the body is 50 to 60 nanograms per milliliter. Lower levels of vitamin D in the body can lead to a deficiency of vitamin D.
 
Coconut oil is helpful for weight loss. Although a source of fat itself, this supplement boosts thyroid function and increases the body’s metabolism. Containing medium-chain fatty acids, it is easily digestible. Consumption of one to two tablespoons of coconut oil daily is recommended. It is beneficial as it provides instant energy and even enhances the performance of athletes.
 
L-glutamine is a supplement that aids weight loss since it reduces the food craving for sugar. Consumption of 500 milligrams of L-glutamine three to four times daily is recommended. It can be taken along with the afternoon meal or during the night. This reduces the food craving for chocolate and reduces blood sugar, aiding fat reduction and weight loss.
 
Polyphenols are extracted from green tea. They boost metabolism and burn fat. They prevent weight gain and the metabolic syndrome. Although available as supplements, even a cup of green tea can control food craving. As an ancillary benefit, when the body is heated, it loses calories in the form of heat, causing fat to melt and indirectly furthering weight loss.

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Weight loss is crucial for patients suffering from obesity. Using supplements, patients do not need to skip food as supplements reduce fat and lead to lower weight. Weight loss using supplements does not affect health and is safe.
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