There are certain ‘constant’ ingredients in most fat-burners that are there because they are effective. Here are some of the science-approved supplements to look for when choosing a fat burner.
Muffin top. Chub rub. Beer belly. The pouch. We’re all familiar with these terms, and we all hate them. They refer to the last 10-20 pounds on our otherwise beautiful bodies. They’re frustrating, they’re gross and we just want them off… NOW!
Usually, the last couple of pounds come off the most stubborn places; for most men, it’s the abdomen/lower thorax area (giving them the “apple” shape), and for women it’s our lower extremities (giving us the “pear” shape). It’s been said that these places are usually the first places the fat goes when we gain weight, and the last place that we lose it.
Therein lies the problem, the fat gets nice and settled in our bodies because it’s been there for a while, and there’s only so much cardio you can do, and only so many days you can keep your calories ridiculously low (which isn’t even effective in the long run). This is where supplements can be effective.
“Thermo” has been derived from the word “fire”. Thermogenics are supplements that are literally fat burners and there are numbers of different ways thermogenics help shedded the fat. They’re good at “convincing” that stubborn fat tissue/cells to open up and let fat goes into the blood stream so that it becomes a usable source of energy when we’re working out.
2.Conjugated Linoleic Acid
Think all fat is bad? Think again. Conjugated Linoleic Acid (CLA) has omega fatty acids, also known as “good fat.” Researchers at the University of Wisconsin found that CLA could help you lose fat and help preserve your muscle tissue, according to astudy originally published in the Journal of Nutrition. In the study, 71 participants who consumed CLA lost an average of six pounds. Be sure to get omega fatty acids through your diet or supplements.
Carbohy drate Blocker products contain ingredients contained in these types of products to prevent the enzymes in your body that are responsible forcarbohydrate digestion from working. What this means is that the carbohydrates, you eat cannot be fully digested and thus not re-absorbed, limiting the uptake and storage of these nutrients.
If they work as well as they claim to, they can aid in helping to maintain your weight when “cheating,” because carbs aren’t absorbed, and thus also helps prevent fat from being stored.
The thyroid gland is found inside the neck below your mouth. Its function is to control how quickly the body burns energy, makes proteins, and how sensitive the body should be to other hormones.
How this relates to fat burning is that the hormones the thyroid produces regulate the rate of metabolism and affect the growth and rate of function of many other systems in the body. If your thyroid gland isn’t secreting enough hormones, then your metabolism will be slower. Thus, you would take a thyroid stimulator to give the gland a little push to get it kick-started again.
Appetite suppressants are substances that reduce the appetite and cause a person to eat less. Many of you may have heard of Meridia, a doctor prescribed drug for overweight people who need help with appetite control.
For the bodybuilder on a diet, or a healthy individual looking to lose a few pounds, Meridia comes with too many side effects. A safer bet would be a product with Hoodia. From a scientific point of view, there is no published evidence that Hoodia works as an appetite suppressant in humans. The safety and/or effectiveness of Hoodia Gordonii as a dietary supplement must thus be considered as unsubstantiated. However, there is much anecdotal evidence from people who swear by the product.