We’re two weeks into the New Year, and trying to stay committed to our resolutions. 2013 can be the year that we lose some weight and get back in shape, and a natural supplement may be the perfect ‘little something extra’ to make it happen. There are lots of options for weight loss supplements, and not all of them are effective or safe. I’ve reviewed the research behind some of the supplements featured on America’s #1 health and wellness television program, and found 2 products that are worth your consideration.
Green Coffee Bean Extract is a product made from un-roasted coffee beans, and the active ingredient is chlorogenic acid. Green coffee is used, rather than the roasted beans we brew in our coffee pots, because the roasting process destroys the valuable chlorogenic acid. Green Coffee Bean Extract is a daily supplement which may help slow the absorption of glucose in the small intestine, reducing blood glucose. When blood glucose is low, the body metabolizes stored fat to release energy. High blood glucose, on the other hand, causes the body to store the excess glucose in fat deposits, increasing body weight and visible fat. Over time, the glucose reducing properties of Green Coffee Bean Extract may help people lose weight by encouraging the body to burn fat for energy.
Clinical studies in both mice and humans demonstrate that daily supplementation with Green Coffee Bean Extract produces significant weight loss. In a clinical trial, performed in Norway, people taking Green Coffee Bean Extract lost about 12 pounds over the course of the study. Another study performed in Japan showed that daily intake of Green Coffee Bean Extract lowered blood pressure. For people who struggle with their weight and related health issues such as high blood sugar and blood pressure, Green Coffee Bean Extract can be a powerful ally to improve your health and body image
7-Keto is a steroid which your body produces in the adrenal glands. 7-Keto promotes the activity of chemicals called ‘thermogenic enzymes’. These enzymes effect our metabolism, especially our Resting Metabolic Rate. By increasing thermogenic activity, 7-Keto raises our Resting Metabolic Rate, allowing us to burn more calories throughout the day regardless of our level of activity. Exercise and lean muscle mass also increase our Resting Metabolic Rate, meaning that after you finish working out, your body continues to burn calories faster! The additional boost from 7-Keto can help you get your calorie usage high enough to start burning off stored energy in fat cells. 7-Keto production naturally declines as we age, so adding a supplement may offset some of the effects of growing older. Most importantly, clinical research has shown that 7-Keto is safe to take every day, does not have negative effects on the heart or nervous system, and does not accumulate in the body in an unhealthy way.
7-Keto may be the right supplement for you if you struggle to maintain good levels of physical activity, or if health concerns limit your ability to be active. 7-Keto is not a replacement for healthy eating, but adding this supplement to a healthy diet may help you burn the calories you need to lose weight.
Losing extra weight and maintaining a healthy lifestyle can be big challenges. Healthy eating, physical activity, and a positive attitude are all important. But breaking a cycle of unhealthy habits, and beginning a new lifestyle can be daunting. A natural supplement may be the perfect tool to help get over the hump and start seeing and feeling the results of your healthy resolutions. Energy, well-being, and positive body image are all within reach!