A Look at Popular Weight Loss Products

When you want to lose some weight, do it naturally. Don’t go running to the store and check out the vitamin shelf either. To many vitamins can hurt you and bring on many health risks. It’s temping to look for help anywhere you can, but remember many of them give mixed reviews and what has helped maybe 20 people may not work for you. There’s not a lot of science to back these things up. The FDA has cracked down on a lot of these so called weight loss supplements you should also know when the FDA regulates something it does it as food so you really don’t know what you are getting. Your best bet it to stay away from them and head over to the produce section. Here’s a list of some things to stay away from if you look for herbs and vitamins for weight loss.
now-02026-3Chitosan: This is a sugar that comes from the outer layers of crabs and lobsters. Enthusiasts say it can block cholesterol and fats from getting absorbed in your body, but does it help you lose weight? The National Center for Complementary says it has not been proven to be effective for weight loss. It usually has no side effects except some people get an upset stomach and constipation.
Chromium Picolinate: This is a mineral that enhances your insulin level, a hormone that turns your food into energy there are claims that this product can boost muscle mass, help you burn calories, lower your appetite and cut your body fat. Reviews have shown this does nothing to help with weight loss says Natural medicines.
Conjugated Linoleum Acid (CLA) This popular product contains chemicals found in a fatty acid. Claim’s say that it may help curb your appetite and help you feel full. Research finds that a long term use of this product could raise insulin resistance and you are more likely to get type 2 diabetes, it could worsen your cholesterol level as well which raises the risk of heart problems.
Glucomannan: Made from the konjac plant its claims to help you lose weight by blocking fat in your body. WRONG. Studies shows that it doesn’t work.
Green Tea Extract: Studies shows that it may lead to modest weight loss, but there’s not enough research to back it up.
Your best bet is fruits and veggies, that’s what will fill you up, that’s what’s good for you and that’s what will help you lose weight.