Need Help with Weight Loss? Try Thermogenic Supplements
Next to muscle building, fat loss is the most popular health and fitness goal. Year after year, millions of people attempt to achieve their goal weight through a healthy diet and exercise program. Some fail at it, some achieve it, and others come within that frustrating 10-pound mark. No matter your success, everyone could use a little boost.
Make no mistake about it, nutrition and exercise are the foundation for any successful weight loss; however, supplements can also give a helping hand. Thermogenic supplements, in particular, are an effective way to safely increase weight loss. Let’s take a look at what these supplements are, and the ingredients that have been scientifically proven to help.
What Are Thermogenic Supplements?
More commonly referred to as fat burners, thermogenic supplements contain ingredients that have a direct effect on your body’s metabolic response. No fat burning ingredient is quite the same in how each one reacts with your body. For example, one might promote the use of stored fat as fuel where another could increase energy levels to promote more physical activity.
There are plenty of supposed fat burning supplements on the market, but not all of them use proven thermogenic ingredients. Let’s review the top 5 fat burning ingredients that you should focus on if you’re considering supplemental assistance with your weight loss.
Proven Thermogenic Ingredients
Garcinia Cambogia: This pumpkin-shaped fruit has a long-standing history as being used as a spice, and only recently has a compound inside of it gained attention. Within garcinia cambogia is an extract called hydroxycitric acid. HCA has been shown to promote weight loss and reduce total body fat deposits.
Caffeine: You drink coffee for that caffeine kick, but this energy booster is also a proven thermogenic ingredient. Caffeine has been shown to increase fat burning while enhancing energy, mood, and cognitive function.
Alpha Lipoic Acid: A naturally occurring antioxidant in the body, ALA is often found in protein supplements because it’s thought to help with amino acid absorption. More importantly, alpha lipoic acid has been shown to increase fat loss and promote a healthy weight management.
Red Pepper Extract: Are you a fan of hot red peppers? That same compound that gives peppers that spicy punch has also been shown to promote fat burning. Capsicum annum, more commonly known as red pepper extract, has been shown in studies to support energy expenditure, or calorie burning. More calories burned means more fat lost.
Conjugated Linoleic Acid: Fatty acids extracted from healthy oils such as safflower oil make up what is commonly referred to as CLA. Studies show that CLA may increase total body fat loss without interfering with lean muscle tissue.
Have You Tried Thermogenic Supplements?
If so, did you lose more weight? Did you have increased energy? Tell us about your experience in the comments below!
Written by David Sautter
*These statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. These products are not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease.