There are so many different natural weight loss supplements these days, that it really becomes overwhelming choosing the right one!
When it comes to choosing a healthy supplement for yourself, it makes sense to consult with a specialist.
The best of course of action–would be to consult with an M.D. that specializes in this area.
For information purposes, we will cover the most popular natural weight losssupplements, but please take into consideration what we said in the last section.
Real food is all you really need to lose weight in the long term!
With that said let’s start with Ephedra products. This extract from an Asian plant is usually combined with caffeine, and there have been studies that show Ephedra having some effects at reducing appetite and also some fat-burning qualities.
It is widely believed that the alkaloids in Ephedra are the principal ingredient that gives Ephedra its fat burning qualities. Alkaloids are a stimulant and increase the metabolism.
FDA supported findings that dietary supplements containing ephedrine alkaloids pose an unreasonable risk of illness or injury to users, especially those suffering from heart disease and high blood pressure.
In 2004 the FDA banned alkaloid containing natural Ephedra for use in dietary supplements. But it did not ban all the Ephedra varieties.
Since there are 32 different varieties, there are many products that are still produced using the ones that have not been banned.
They include Diet Fuel, Thermadrene, Hydroxycut, Stacker and Xenadrine. We suggest that you stay away from these products all together.
The next natural weight loss supplements we want to cover are protein supplements. They are considered by many to be body building supplements.
The most common ones are made up of whey, milk, egg and soy.
They are advertised as supplements that can help you build muscle and increase your strength, but they are simply powdered food. Our suggestion is to use them only for convenience purposes.
And as far as protein bars–you should avoid them all together, since they are nothing but expensive candy bars.
The third natural supplement we want to cover is Hoodia gordonii. Hoodia is an extract from an African cactus plant.
This natural weight loss supplement supposedly tricks your brain into thinking that it has eaten, by acting like a sugar.
This supplement is not a stimulant like Ephedra, but you never know what else is added into the product that you buy.