What are weight loss supplements?
Weight loss supplements are preparations that support you in achieving and maintaining an ideal body weight by providing nutritional support They are not intended to supplement your regular diet, but rather provide nutritional support and to be used in conjunction with regular exercise and a healthy lifestyle. There is no magic solution to be found in any pill, bar or liquid and it is important to use these supplements with the proper guidance and supervision of a health care specialist.
What are the different types of weight loss supplements?
Weight loss supplements are usually categorised based on form and action. In terms of form you can find capsules, tablets, liquids, powders, and bars. In terms of action, you can find weight loss supplements that provide nutritional support that may aid your body's natural processes with:
Reducing appetite - these help you to feel fuller faster, so you eat less calories.
Fat burning - these are designed to help your body to burn more calories as you eat
Increasing metabolism - this type helps increase your metabolism so your body uses calories more efficiently.
What are the popular active ingredients and their actions?
It is important to know what the active ingredient of a particular supplement you are considering is prior to use. It will also help to seek medical advice in assessing your medical condition or history in order to ensure the safety and efficacy of the product that you will be using.
Some of the most popular active ingredients are:
Satiereal, a unique saffron extract, known to be rich in carotenoids to support the reduction of hunger.
Garcina & Cambogia - helps manage cravings and appetite, supports a healthy metabolism as well as assists in managing excess fat.
Safflower CLA - Nutritional support for weight loss and weight management. 80% CLA (conjugated linoleic acid).
Pre and Probiotics - Prescript Assist Probiotics helps restore the levels of your GI microflora and gets your gut back on side. This Probiotic hunger buster supports your body to fight cravings and also supports digestive function.
Green coffee bean extract - Supports the metabolism so it can function at its best.
Green tea (Camellia sinensis) and green tea extract - Supports energy and your body's ability to deal with fat through good nutritional support.
Raspberry Ketone - Supports the metabolism and the way your body deals with fat.
How do you choose the best weight loss supplement to suit you?
The first thing you need to consider is your medical history as well as your condition. It is important to consult with your healthcare practitioner about anything that you will be trying for the first time. You need to discuss the active ingredient/s and its action. Need to speak to a treatment optimisation pharmacist? Call us on 0800 000 980
You need to plan your weight management program and make sure to include a healthy diet as well as regular exercise into your regimen.
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