Many of us have a weakness when it comes to losing weight, for some of us this can be cravings in the form of food, for others it can be a naturally bad, sluggish metabolism. Whatever your obstacle standing in your way, natural herbal formula’s can help you lose that stubborn weight.
Boost Your Metabolism … Green Tea Extract
Green tea contains catechin compo
unds, a class of anti-oxidants which have been linked to an increased metabolism and an ability to activate fat burning. A study published in the ‘American Journal Of Clinical Nutrition’ in 2005 showed that a group of men who each consumed 690mg of green tea extract per day lost much more weight in three months than a controlled group. On average 5.3 pounds were lost versus 2.9 pounds for the control group, studies have also found that this works for women as well.
Take two 400mg capsules per day or 10 to 20 drops twice daily depending on the form you purchase it in, you can even combine this with a cup of regular tea or meal.
Be aware of green tea causing increased water retention as well as diarrhea and nervousness.
Burn Fat …Fish Oil
Omega 3 fatty acids found in fish oil help change the way the body uses fat, instead of storing excess fat, it uses the fat as fuel. In the a 2007 article published in the ‘American Journal Of Clinical Nutrition’ Australian researchers found that fish oil combined with exercise helped reduce bodyfat, when combined together this proves very effective, in the researchers study, the subjects walked briskly 45 mins three times a week and consumed 1.9 grams of fish oil a day.
It is best to dose with 1000 to 2000 mg per day. Make sure to start out with a smaller dosage as high dosages can cause sleep disruption at first when your body is not used to it.
Stop Cravings … L-Glutamine
When your blood sugar levels drop, you tend to start getting cravings for ‘quick-fix’ foods such as chocolate, cake, sugary drinks etc. to satisfy your cravings as you brain isn’t getting the sugars it needs. Lglutamine is an amino acid that gives instant fuel to the brain and stops your cravings for sugar and starchy foods, evidence has suggested that this particular amino acid might help facilitate the bodies conversion and storage of calories. A 1996 study performed at the Duke Medical Centre University found that supplementation of L-Glutamine in mice actually caused weight loss.
Take two 500mg capsules three times a day between each meal for one to two months.
Stop That Sweet Tooth Now …Gymnema Sylvestra
This naturally occurring herb comes from a plant that grows wild in India and Africa, the herb has been proven the taste for sugar, the gymnema molecules are very similar to glucose and fill the taste buds on the tongue, this will give the effect of a full sugar fix.
The journal in 1983 ‘physiology and behaviour’ found that people who took a dose of this herb ate far fewer calories when offered snack foods compared to those who did not, giving the subjects who took the herb a diminished sense of sweetness in the mouth. Take 300mg two to three times a day but be careful not to take too much as high doses have been known to lower blood sugar levels so watch your intake carefully.
Boost Your Metabolism And Burn More Fat … Guggul
Known as an ayurvedic remedy, the herb helps relieve joint pain, lower cholesterol and aid weight loss. In 1999, The University of Nebraska And Beth israel Medical Center conducted a study in New York and gave people 750mg of the herb every day and did a combination of strength training and cardio in equal measure three times a week for 6 weeks, many of the subjects lost up to six pounds int his time, other subjects also did the same test but without the herb and only lost up to a maximum of one pound.
Guggul improves the bodies thyroid response and hormone levels and aids the bodies fat metabolism. take 500mg three times a day for three months.
Get A Boost In Energy … Reishi Mushrooms
These herbs are usually harvested in the wild, they grow on fallen logs, the mushrooms are used in traditional Chinese medicine to help build strength, fight fatigue and boost immunity. This is one of the main reasons they work so well oas weight loss supplements, It makes sense that if you feel strong and full of life that you are more likely to stick to a healthy eating and exercise plan, in Chinese medicine, Reishi is also known as ganoderma and is also used to treat hypertension, take 10 to 20 drops of Reishi extract or 600mg daily if in capsule form. avoid this if your allergic to mushrooms or right after coffee as it can make you jittery.
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