Exploring Different Weight Loss Supplements
Popular Weight Loss Supplements and The Reality Behind Them
We understand that our patients who are trying to lose weight are looking for any options that can make their efforts more effective. There’s a reason that so many different weight loss supplements exist on the market right now. How do you know which ones are effective though? Can one of them help you in your weight management efforts? We took a look at some of the most common weight loss supplements to see what they can do.
Remember, don’t take any supplements like these unless directed to by a medical professional.
Sometimes found under the name Adipex, this supplement is meant to curb your appetite. It’s only approved for short-term use though with the assistance of a medical professional can produce significant results. That’s just another reason why you shouldn’t take supplements without the approval of your doctor.
While you don’t generally go around taking caffeine supplements, it is a key part of many of them. It can be found naturally in coffee and tea, but many supplements add it as a metabolism booster. It can help cause modest weight loss, but you also have to be careful not to take in too much caffeine. It can cause symptoms like anxiety or irritability. Too much of it can also adversely affect your sleep quality.
This supplement has been around for a while. It contains caffeine and some plant extracts that are said to help with weight loss. One study showed that it could cause some weight loss over a short period. There haven’t been many other studies of this particular product though, and it’s unclear if Hydroxycut is ideal for meeting long-term weight management goals.
Green Tea Extract
An antioxidant in green tea extract, known as EGCG, can help contribute to fat burning efforts. This supplement could also help increase the activity of norepinephrine, a hormone that helps the body burn fat. Some studies show that it can help with fat loss, especially around the stomach area. This supplement also doesn’t cause too many side effects, unless you’re sensitive to the effects of caffeine.
This pharmaceutical is sometimes sold over-the-counter as Alli, but it can also be prescribed. This supplement tries to make your body take in fewer calories than fat. Studies have shown that it can modestly increase weight loss while reducing blood pressure and the risk of developing type 2 diabetes. A low-fat diet can help ease the side effects of this supplement, which can include vitamin deficiencies.
Compared to the other supplements on this list, Meratrim is rather new. It combines two plant extracts that could affect the metabolism of fat cells. This supplement wants to make it harder for fat cells to multiply while making it easier to burn fat. One study showed that it was effective, with no major side effects reported.
This is just a sample of what’s out there on the market right now. If you’re looking for an effective diet plan, contact our office for a free consultation. We’ll help you lose weight safely and effectively.