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Five Top Fat Burner Supplements!

Updated on January 4, 2013
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Everyone wants to lose weight...well, almost everyone. The few that are blessed with great body types and high metabolisms do not have the same battle most people have. Most of us are constantly on the lookout for effective ways to meet our weight-loss goals. Unfortunately, there is no one quick fix or magic solution. There is, however, a great deal research that has accumulated over the years, which reveals insight into powerful nutritional supplements that can assist and even accelerate weight-loss. These supplements are known to burn fat in the body and/or prevent fat absorption, which makes it a little easier to battle the buldge. The five supplements listed in this article are shown to be quite effective in taking off those unwanted pounds. These powerful supplements work best in combination with a healthy lifestyle of exercise and healthy eating.

Fat Burner #1 - Raspberry Ketone

A fat-burning nutritional supplement that has been getting a lot of attention recently is raspberry ketone. It was featured on the Dr. Oz show and has increased in popularity ever since. Researchers have found that the compound found in red raspberries, called raspberry ketone, is able to increase the body’s effectiveness to breakdown fat and use it as fuel. The studies also show that raspberry ketone increases a hormone in the brain called adiponectin. This hormone is found to occur much higher in thin people. It is necessary to take a supplement to get the benefits of raspberry ketone, due to the fact that it would be almost impossible to eat the required amount of raspberries necessary to see results.

Fat Burner #2 - Green Tea

Green Tea has risen in popularity and for good reason. Green tea contributes to weight-loss by burning calories through thermogenesis – the production of heat. The caffeine found in green tea is the main ingredient that creates the thermogenic effects. By creating heat the body boosts its metabolic rate and increases its ability to burn fat. Green tea is also known to work as an anti-inflammatory and increase energy and overall well-being. It has powerful anti-oxidant properties that are known to help fight cancer and other diseases.

Fat Burner #3 - Alpha lipoic acid (ALA)

Alpha lipoic acid (ALA) is a fatty acid found naturally inside the body’s cells. It assists in producing energy for normal body function. Alpha lipoic acid converts glucose (blood sugar) into energy and is able to aid in weight-loss by speeding up the removal of sugar from the blood. It also works to increase energy which aids in burning fat. Alpha lipoic acid is a potent antioxidant and can be found in very small amounts in foods such as spinach, broccoli, brussel sprouts, rice bran, and organ meats. A supplement is recommended in order to get the maximum benefits for weight-loss.

Fat Burner #4 – Conjugated Linoleic Acid (CLA)

Conjugated Linoleic Acid (CLA) are fatty acids that are getting a great deal of attention as a weight-loss supplement. They are known for their ability to increase lean body mass and decrease fat especially on the abdomen. Research explains that the effects of CLA help keep little fat cells from getting bigger. It has been shown that people taking CLA are able to increase muscle, improve glucose and triglyceride levels, and increase metabolic rate. The combination of these benefits aids in the prevention and reduction of body fat to create a more slender physique.

Fat Burner #5 - Nopal Cactus

Nopal Cactus, also known as the prickly pear, is gaining a lot of attention for its ability to trap both fats and sugars during meals. By preventing the absorption of fats and sugars, the body eliminates them instead of storing them. Nopal Cactus is actually considered a "super fruit because of its many inherent benefits to human health. Not only does it help to create a slender body it also reduces inflammation, blood clots, cholesterol levels, and works as a protector for the liver and cells in danger of other toxic substances. It is a fruit that can be used as a jelly or jam, or cooked as part of a meal. Including nopal cactus into your weight loss regime is another effective weapon in the effort to slim down and achieve your desired body weight.

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      Dianna Mendez 4 years ago

      I have recently seen green tea as a fat burning supplement and now I see the reasoning of it in your post. Great information on this topic.

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      Sturgeonl 4 years ago

      It is nice to know not just what works but why it works. Thanks for your comment teaches12345!

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      Catherine Taylor 4 years ago from Canada

      I'd heard of the first two, but not the last three. Very informative and well written hub.

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      Sturgeonl 4 years ago

      Thanks for stopping by Thundermama. Glad you find the information helpful!

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