3 Must Have Supplements for Weight Loss

3 Must Have Supplements for Weight Loss

In North America there is a massive market for products which promise to aid in weight loss. Some of these products include pills, lotions, creams, and perhaps most notably, supplements. Weight-loss aids, diet pills and supplements, they come with several names but the goal is the same, to boost your metabolism and help lose weight. If you are having trouble losing weight make sure that you are getting at least 8 hours of sleep, keeping your blood sugar levels stable, getting enough exercise and consider taking these three nutritional supplements daily.

1. Vitamin B complex.

This water soluble vitamin plays a key role in cell metabolism, and is therefore critical to energy production in the body. Vitamin B12, like the other B vitamins, is essential for key metabolic processes. It helps in the development and maintenance of red blood cells, nerve cells, and the central nervous system. Vitamin B6, also called pyridoxine, is also a water-soluble nutrient that helps in the production of neurotransmitters, which are the chemicals that allow brain and nerve cells to communicate with one another. Pyridoxine also ensures that metabolic processes such as fat, carbohydrates and protein metabolism run smoothly.

2. African Mango (Irvingia Gabonesis)

Irvingia gabonensis is a tree, that is native to West Africa. Recent attention is now being focused on the seeds of this tree because of their high fiber content. The fiber increases removal of cholesterol from the body. Irvingia gabonensis seeds delay stomach emptying, leading to a more gradual absorption of dietary sugar. Like other soluble fibers, Irvingia gabonensis seed fibre can bind to bile acids in the gut and carry them out of the body in the faeces, which requires the body to convert more cholesterol into bile acids. This can result in the lowering of blood cholesterol as well as other blood lipids. In a study to evaluate the efficacy of Irvingia gabonensis seeds in the management of obesity performed at the Faculty of Science, University of Yaounde I, Cameroon, the following results were found.

This was carried out as a double blind randomised study involving 40 subjects (mean age 42.4 years). Twenty-eight subjects received Irvingia gabonensis (IG) (1.05 g three time a day for one month) while 12 were on placebo (P) and the same schedule. During the one-month study period all subjects were on a normocaloric diet evaluated every week by a dietetic record book. At the end, the mean body weight of the IG group was decreased by 5.26 ± 2.37% (p < 0.0001) and that of the placebo group by 1.32 ± 0.41% (p < 0.02). The difference observed between the IG and the placebo groups was significant (p < 0.01). The obese patients under Irvingia gabonensis treatment also had a significant decrease of total cholesterol, LDL-cholesterol, triglycerides, and an increase of HDL-cholesterol.”

3. Multivitamin

People who are dieting do not get enough essential vitamins and the body can become depleted of nutrients, which in turn can slow down your metabolism and can be extremely difficult to lose weight. A team of researchers for the Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Centre in Seattle announced the results of a study involving nearly 15,000 subjects. After following the subjects’ medical histories, diets and supplement intakes for about ten years, the Hutchinson team found that multivitamins were associated with weight loss among subjects who were overweight or obese at the outset of the study. Undeniably, it makes sense to take a good multivitamin every day. It’s not heavy on the wallet and research is accumulating that long-term multivitamin use may provide a host of positive health benefits, besides weight loss.

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