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...]
Fat loss supplements, also known as fat burners and thermogenics, are nutrients that promote the loss of body fat. They can work via several mechanisms, such as increasing the body's fat oxidation (usage of fat to meet energy needs) or decreasing appetite. Fat burners include a wide range of herbs, minerals and other natural compounds, and are among the most popular dietary supplements.
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...]
Brain chemical 5-HTP may promote fat loss by reducing appetite. The chemical precursor to serotonin, 5-hydroxytryptophan (5-HTP) may facilitate fat loss by: Reducing appetite. 5-HTP may indirectly support weight loss by reducing appetite and subsequent food intake. Overview 5 Hydroxytryptophan (5-HTP) is a vital compound naturally produced in the body from the … [Read more...]
Traditional Asian herb ephedra is effective for weight loss but can cause serious side effects. Ephedra is a herb popularly used as a fat burner. Ephedra's active ingredient ephedrine promotes fat loss through: Speeding up metabolism. Ephedrine stimulates the body's heat production and fat breakdown, resulting in more calories being burned. Overview Ephedra (Ephedra … [Read more...]
Conjugated linoleic acid (CLA) may promote weight loss and support muscle mass, but research is conflicting. Conjugated linoleic acid (CLA) is a fatty acid naturally found in meat, milk, and other dairy products. Although research evidence is contradictory, the potential body composition benefits of CLA include: Reduced fat accumulation. CLA may be able to supress … [Read more...]