Sunday, June 30, 2019

5 of the Biggest Weight Loss Supplement Myths

The well-known dream of being able to take a special pill that sheds the pounds away is something people still want to believe is true. This is because these people want quick and easy results instead of putting in the hard-earned work into having a healthy body and lifestyle.

While there isn't a magic pill to take that sheds weight, there are weight loss supplements on the market that help improve your weight loss journey.

To understand how weight loss supplements work, we have to think about how a constant exercise routine and healthy diet produce long term weight loss results, and that the supplements are going to enhance that experience. There is no get thin and fit quick solution, but there are supplements that give you short term and immediate benefits that help in the long run.

When it comes to finding the best supplement stack for weight loss or just finding good supplements for a specific use, it is important to do your research.

There are many common myths about weight loss supplements, and it is essential to be well informed with what you are purchasing and putting into your body. Here is a list of the five most common weight loss supplement myths and how you can use this knowledge to your advantage.

1. What's Shown on the Label is What is in the Product

Manufacturers that make supplements are required to list all the ingredients that are in the product, but the accuracy needed to be provided is not as important. The FDA does not check what is inside the product, so it is up to trusting the manufacturer if what is put on the label is really inside the bottle.

Although, manufacturers can pay to have their products tested by an independent company to verify the formula that is in the product and if it is safe. By passing products this way, the product gains trust, but some supplement companies do not feel the need to do so or want to spend the money. To guarantee what you are buying, purchase a product with a verified seal, for example, the USP seal or certification from a verified source.

2. They Don't Have Side Effects because the Supplements are Natural

Many weight loss supplements are very healthy, safe, and effective and filled with natural ingredients, but may still have some side effects. Every person is different, so that means that side effects can vary from person to person. This is why it is crucial to do your research and know what is inside the supplements you are buying.

Natural supplements can easily have a chance of having side effects ranging from:

Dry mouth
Anxiety & feeling unfocused

These are all mild side effects that can be seen as a standard in natural supplement depending on how your body tolerates the supplements you take.

3. Green Tea Supplements Promote Fat Burning Properties

Green tea supplements are a very well known type of tea that claims to promote active fat burning properties. Green tea can aid in your weight loss journey, but its fat burning properties are not as intensive or effective as you would think, at least compared to other weight loss supplements.

Most of the effects and benefits you see from green tea is due to the stimulant caffeine naturally found in the tea, which can burn more calories because it causes you to move more. Green tea is well known for its energy-producing benefits for when you are starting a consistent exercise routine.

4. The African Herb "Hoodia" is an Active Appetite Suppressant

The claim that Hoodia, an African herb that is known to have powerful appetite suppressant effects, effectively suppresses your appetite enough to make a difference in one's weight and lifestyle significantly is still very unclear. It was shown to provide help to those making long trips in the desert in suppressing their appetite, so as a result, many people turned to Hoodia to help for weight loss.
Hoodia is believed to have a compound called P57, which has been studied on animals and believed to suppress their appetites. However, there is no known research done on the herb Hoodia itself in being able to suppress appetites in humans.

5. You Don't Need to Exercise or Diet When Taking Weight Loss Supplements

All research that has been done on weight loss has shown that having a healthy diet and a consistent exercise routine to shed off the pounds. To reiterate what we said in our last weight loss blog post, supplements are not thought to be used as a replacement for exercise and a healthy diet, but instead to promote benefits and enhance the process.

Like we stated earlier, there is no such thing as a magic pill you can take daily, and suddenly you start to lose weight and tone up. Changing your diet into a healthier and more portion controlled one and a consistent exercise routine is needed to get the most out of the supplements you are taking.

This is a guest blog entry.

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