HMB may help bodybuilders and athletes lose fat and gain muscle, but current research findings are inconclusive. Naturally produced from leucine in the body, HMB is compound that appears to reduce muscle breakdown. The potential body composition benefits of HMB include: Decreased body fat. There is some evidence that HMB promotes fat loss when combined with exercise, … [Read more...]
Fat loss supplements, also known as thermogenics, are nutrients that enhance the body's energy expenditure by promoting the metabolism (or "burning off") of fat cells. Popularly taken to manage and maintain healthy weight, fat loss supplements include a range of botanicals, minerals and other metabolic compounds. They can help support peak energy while countering sluggish metabolism and its associated weight gain.
Consumption of the carotenoid beta cryptoxanthin may be associated with reduced risk of diabetes and obesity. Beta cryptoxanthin, or simply cryptoxanthin, is a naturally produced pigment with close ties to vitamin A. High cryptoxanthin dietary intake has been associated with: Reduced body fat and BMI. A japanese study found that people cosuming more cryptoxanthin had … [Read more...]
Minimal research sheds light on L-theanine's potential to suppress weight gain. The amino acid L-theanine is one of the major bioactive ingredients in green tea. It has been suggested to potentially aid fat loss by: Regulating fat accumulation. Theanine has been shown to suppress weight gain and fat accumulation in animals. Overview Theanine is an amino acid found … [Read more...]
Chinese salvia root does not appear to support fat loss. The traditional Chinese herbal remedy salvia root, Salvia miltiorrhiza, is believed to have various health benefits. It has been suggested to aid weight loss by: Reducing food intake. Supplementation with salvia root was found to decrease food intake and subsequently lower body weight in animal … [Read more...]
Plant compound forskolin may help burn fat and impede weight gain. Forskolin is a chemical compound drawn from the Coleus forskohlii plant and is believed to support fat loss by: Increasing lipolysis. By activating cAMP, forskolin may increase the breakdown of fat cells and decrease fat cell production. Increasing satiety. Forskolin seems to aid weight management by … [Read more...]