Provo, UT (PRWEB) November 02, 2012
With about one third of U.S. adults currently obese, the desire to lose weight as a population in general has never been greater. However, with the many weight loss options available today, it can get confusing for the average consumer, especially for those considering diet pills. Diet pills have evolved in recent years and some brands are showing up in the marketplace touting more natural ingredients –but what does that mean? A representative from online supplement retailer eSupplements.com takes a closer look at four natural ingredients that work well in supplements and what to avoid.
Green tea ranks high among the medical community, including cardiothoracic surgeon and television personality Dr. Mehemet Cangiz Oz (Dr. Oz), as a natural ingredient that increases your bodys ability to lose weight. Consumption of green tea alters the body composition by increasing metabolism, which enables the body to more quickly lose weight. Green tea contains as much as 10 times more antioxidants, called catechins, than fruits and vegetables. Green tea catechins help the body breakdown fats while simultaneously inhibiting the production of inflammatory agents in the body that trigger hunger.
eSupplements.com Nutrition and Supplements Expert Mike Jackson explains that herbal green tea comes in a variety of forms, but the one he looks for in diet supplement ingredients is GreenSelect Phytosome. Its like a supercharged green tea and studies have shown that the effects can be up to three times greater than free form green tea, Jackson adds. He points to a 2009 clinical trial reported by the Alternate Medicine Review, which showed that GreenSelect Phytosome resulted in significant weight loss and decreased body mass index (BMI) for both male and female participants as well as reduced waist circumference for male participants.
African mango extract is another natural ingredient endorsed by Jackson. Dr. Oz recently discussed the benefits of African Mango extract, referring to a 2009 clinical study published in Lipids in Health and Disease. The study showed that overweight individuals taking 1GOB131 experienced significant improvements to body weight, body fat and waist circumference. African mango extract improves the function of Leptin, which controls appetite and metabolism and eases hormone overload so the brain can receive slimming signals. Moreover, African mango extract is high in antioxidants, which can reduce inflammation; a good thing since inflammation can interfere with Leptins ability to dial down hunger. Results also showed that taking 150mg of African Mango extract twice daily favorably impacts a variety of parameters characteristic of the metabolic syndrome — a group of risk factors that increase exposure to cardiovascular disease and diabetes.
A third natural ingredient Jackson finds effective in natural diet pills is psyllium husk. This shrub-like herb, which originates from India, is effective when used for colon cleansing and to treat irritable bowel syndrome, constipation, diabetes and ulcerative colitis. Once inside the body, the psyllium husk seeds turn into a solid unit that absorbs water like a sponge. In its new form, the engorged psyllium husk seeds are able to clean out the intestine and move waste through the intestinal tract. This process not only cleans out waste faster, but helps you feel fuller, leading to greater portion control and weight loss.
The final all-natural ingredient endorsed by Jackson can be found in most pantries and is commonly used for enhancing flavor, not losing weight. Its the spice Cinnamon and most people are unaware that it packs a metabolism-boosting punch. Nonetheless, Jackson points out that most people does not include bodybuilders as they have been using it for years. Cinnamon helps aid weight loss by turning up the heat in the bodys metabolic furnace so the body starts burning fat instead of storing it. It does this by reducing blood sugar levels in the body and helping it use insulin more effectively. This can help people lose weight while also helping prevent the onset of diabetes.
While green tea extract, African mango extract, psyllium husk and cinnamon are natural ingredients that should instill confidence in consumers of all natural diet pills, there are also ingredients consumers should avoid. Jackson advises that if a consumer sees an ingredient that he or she has not seen before, spend some time doing an internet search to find out what side effects may accompany such ingredient.
Any ingredients that speed up the heart or cause heart palpitations should be viewed with extreme caution. The amount of each ingredient included in the supplement is also an important factor to consider as small dosages of certain ingredients may limit side effects.
When asked why the recent surge in popularity of natural diet pills vs. standard diet pills, Jackson concludes, Consumers like the fact that these natural diet pills are like taking a more subtle version of a multi-vitamin but with weight loss-boosting benefits. They also dont have to worry about them interfering with other medications and can stay on them longer than synthetic diet pills that you take for a certain period of time. Jackson said some brands of natural diet pills he feels comfortable recommending include Anoretix, Adipotrol, Fibertron 10 and Patentrim.
eSupplements.com is a one-stop supplement shop that carries a variety of weight loss products, nutritional supplements, vitamins and protein powders that help consumers to reach their health goals. The company is focused on carrying only top-quality products at the lowest prices possible. They also have a dedicated staff that can help shoppers with their online purchase or answer questions they may have about any of their products.