Two Trendy Supplements That Will Melt Weight Away Naturally
Posted by Kate W on Wednesday, November 7th, 2012
There is not magic pill for weight loss: if there were, we’d all be skinny because there would be no challenge in losing weight and changing your life. But some supplements can help us lose weight. Obviously, there are a few basic steps you should take if you’re interested in losing weight. First, consult with your doctor to design a plan that works for you. Second, amend your diet so it is well-balanced and full of fresh fruits and veggies and lean meats (or non-animal sources of protein if you’re a vegetarian). Third, get some exercise a few times a week, even if it’s something as simple as taking a walk after dinner. Once you’ve taken these responsible steps for managing your weight, you may be interested in a supplement that kickstarts your weight loss. There are two hot supplements on the market right now: raspberry ketone and green coffee extract.
Raspberry ketone supplements first generated mainstream attention this year when noted health expert Dr. Oz raved about them on his show. Raspberry ketone is the primary aromatic compound found in red raspberries. It regulates adiponectin, a hormone found in the body’s fat tissue that improves our ability to metabolize fat. Adiponectin can help increase weight loss by improving insulin sensitivity. Its structure is similar to capsaicin, which is a component found in hot peppers that also improves the metabolizing of fat. 100 mg of raspberry ketone supplement a day gives you the equivalent health benefit of 90 pounds of raspberries.
Raspberry ketone isn’t the only weight loss supplement Dr. Oz has enthused about. He also conducted an in-depth study on green coffee extract and concluded that it had positive results in stimulating weight loss. Green coffee extract derives its fat-fighting powers from an agent called chlorogenic acid which inhibits the release of glucose into the body and increases metabolic processes in the liver. As you know, I am an avowed coffee lover so I wondered: did I really need a special supplement to speed up my metabolism, or could I just increase my intake of my treasured Costa Rican fair-trade roast? The answer, it seems, is yes. The coffee bean roasting process strips out the valuable chlorogenic acid, so a supplement is the way to go. Just be prepared to also step up supplementation of magnesium, iron, and zinc, as green coffee extract is a noted “drug mugger” of these minerals.
Dr. Oz makes it a point not to recommend any supplements by name, but I have a few trusted brands I always rely on. I am extremely enthusiastic about Mango-Plex Supplement by DaVinci Laboratories because it contains both raspberry ketone and green coffee bean extract, meaning it packs a double dose of agents that will boost your metabolism. Barring any medical conditions that make losing weight difficult, many people can lose weight just by modifying their diet and exercise habits. But a green coffee extract or raspberry ketone supplement can help you get results faster and may inspire you to keep moving towards your weight loss goals.
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