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...]
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.
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...]
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...]