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The Beginners Guide to Weight Loss Supplements

The Beginners Guide to Weight Loss Supplements

According to the CDC, almost half of American adults try to lose weight each year. Most people have tried dozens of diets and dietary supplements in their lifetime but often reach frustrating plateaus or find their weight loss isn’t sustainable.

If you find yourself in this position, know that you are not alone! [1]

 

A healthy and sustainable weight loss journey usually requires a series of lifestyle interventions that work together synergistically to restore healthy body weight. When used correctly, one of these tools can include natural weight loss supplements. 

 

A healthy dose of skepticism is helpful when it comes to weight loss products. 

Many weight loss pill companies make grandiose claims that leave people feeling disappointed or cheated. That’s why it’s so important to choose trusted, natural ingredients that have been scientifically researched for efficacy and quality. and to understand that natural weight loss supplements should only be one part of a holistic weight loss plan that considers your unique needs!

 

Always remember that supplements are not a cure for any disease or condition but can help support the body's natural processes.

 

 

The ever-increasing weight gain problem

 

 Apple and weight measuring tape

 

Over the past few decades, obesity has reached epidemic proportions. More than two-thirds of adults in the US struggle with their weight. So, what’s going on? [2]

 

  • Processed diets

Containing high quantities of sugar, salt, fat, flavorings, and calories, processed foods have been specifically designed to keep you coming back for more by initiating reward signals in the brain. Not to mention, spikes in blood glucose can lead to a vicious cycle of cravings and fat storage.

 

For some people, consuming processed foods can become highly addictive, and over time it becomes more challenging to stick to a healthy diet. Overconsumption of junk food and empty calories can change areas in the brain that regulate body composition and body fat. [3] 

 

 

  • Hormonal imbalance

Hormones and weight are deeply interconnected. Both sex hormones and thyroid hormones can play a significant role in weight gain. 

 

The thyroid plays an essential role in controlling metabolism. Underactive thyroid function is prevalent, and even small changes in thyroid hormone levels can result in weight gain or make it difficult to lose weight. [4]

 

Estrogen is involved in fat metabolism, and both high and low levels may contribute to unwanted weight gain and other symptoms like low mood, headaches, and water retention. If you suspect a sneaky hormonal imbalance could be making it harder for you to lose weight, you might want to check out our Hormone Balance Supplement Collection. 

 

 

  • Sedentary lifestyles 

The modern lifestyle demands less activity than ever. Many of us spend most of our day sitting while at work, in the car, watching TV, or using the computer.

 

The consequences? More than 60% of American adults do not engage in the recommended amount of activity, with 25% not active at all! The WHO suggests that this is one of the most serious public health issues of our time. 

 

A sedentary lifestyle combined with a processed diet is the perfect recipe for weight gain and an increased risk of diabetes, cancer, and cardiovascular disease.  [5] [6] 

 

 

  • Chronic stress

We all experience stress from time to time, but if your stress response is on overdrive for long periods, it can have detrimental effects on multiple facets of your health, including your weight.  

 

When under stress, your body triggers the fight or flight response, releasing the stress hormone known as cortisol. Cortisol increases blood glucose levels and affects fat distribution, causing more fat to be stored centrally in the abdomen and around the organs. [7] 

 

This is one of the reasons stress management is essential if you’re trying to lose weight. If you’re feeling frazzled, anxious, or burnt-out, take a look at our Stress & Anxiety Support Supplement Collection to promote calm and restore balance. 

 

 

Why choose a natural weight loss supplement?

 

The benefits of losing weight go beyond feeling and looking lighter. Maintaining a healthy body weight reduces your risk of developing type 2 diabetes, cardiovascular disease, and even cancer. [8]

 

It’s understandable to want a magic fat-burning weight loss pill that simply melts the pounds off, but it’s important to understand that weight loss supplements are not a silver bullet and are meant to provide the extra help you need and form part of a holistic approach!

That means a natural weight loss supplement should be one factor in various healthy lifestyle choices such as a balanced diet, regular exercise, hydration, sleep, and stress management. 

 

Maintaining muscle mass while losing weight is vital for numerous reasons, so even moderate activity can help you feel and look your best. Daily exercise can also improve your overall energy level, allowing you to get more from each day.

 

 So if you want extra support on your weight loss journey, improve your motivation, and see quicker fat loss results alongside a holistic regimen, a natural weight loss pill could help you reach your goals faster!

 

 

How do natural weight loss pills work?

 

 Natural ingredients

 

  •  Blood sugar balance & insulin sensitivity

If you're looking to lose weight, getting your blood sugar balanced is non-negotiable. That’s why effective weight loss supplements contain natural ingredients like Garcinia Cambogia, Ceylon cinnamon, green tea, fiber, and apple cider vinegar, offering targeted support for blood sugar balance. 

 

When you eat, your blood glucose levels naturally rise in relation to the composition of the meal or snack. For example, carbohydrates (particularly refined flours, starches, and added sugars found in processed foods) will result in a higher elevation than protein or fat. 

 

This rise in blood sugar level signals the release of the hormone insulin from the pancreas, which enables cells to take up glucose from the bloodstream to use as fuel for energy production. However, if more glucose is available in the bloodstream than our cells need for energy, insulin stores this extra glucose as fat. 

 

High blood glucose spikes can also lead to a quick crash shortly after, resulting in unpleasant symptoms like fatigue, hunger, anxiety, headaches, and carb cravings which can negatively impact your efforts! [9].

 

 

  •  Appetite control & satiety

Do you struggle with constant cravings? Or perhaps you never feel satisfied after a meal even though you eat a reasonably healthy diet? Natural weight loss pills can offer help here too. 

 

For example, the tropical fruit called Garcinia Cambogia may work as an appetite suppressant and keep you feeling fuller for longer. While apple cider vinegar and Ceylon cinnamon may help to improve satiety by enhancing insulin sensitivity, slowing down the rate at which you absorb glucose from the food you eat.  [10] [11] [12] [13]

 

On the veggie side, weight loss supplements containing wheatgrass powder and other leafy greens such as spinach are rich in thylakoids which are natural compounds that may also reduce appetite and promote satiety! [14]

 

 

  •  Enhanced fat burning and metabolism

Mother nature has provided us with incredible tools to improve metabolism and help control excess body fat. 

 

Green tea is an example of one of nature’s best fat burners. Green tea (including matcha powder) has been shown to have thermogenic properties - meaning it can enhance caloric and fat metabolism resulting in increased energy expenditure over a 24-hour period! [15]

 

Green coffee beans are another natural ingredient that may help move the scale in the right direction. Research shows that green coffee beans are rich in chlorogenic acid, which may help boost fat metabolism and reduce blood sugar spikes. [16]

 

Keep reading to learn more about our specific weight loss supplements!

 


Understanding the supplements

 

Garcinia cambogia fruit 

 

Garcinia Cambogia

 

Garcinia Cambogia is a tropical superfruit considered one of the #1 natural fat burners and appetite-suppressing weight loss supplements!

Our Garcinia weight loss supplements are standardized to ensure they contain high potency doses of hydroxycitric acid (HCA), an exceptional ingredient shown to support the body’s use of fat as energy, curb cravings for carbs, and help balance blood sugar levels. 

 

You can choose between our Garcinia Cambogia 80% HCA or Garcinia Cambogia 95% HCA with added chromium, potassium, and calcium for extra blood sugar support and electrolyte balance. Garcinia may also support serotonin, an important neurotransmitter involved in feelings of well-being and motivation! [17]. Garcinia Cambogia has earned its reputation as one of the most popular dietary supplements around.

 

Garcinia Cambogia may support:

  • Stubborn weight gain
  • Blood sugar balance
  • Belly fat
  • Appetite control
  • Cravings
  • Healthy cholesterol levels
  • Mood & motivation

 

What does the research say?

A clinical trial in overweight or obese participants found that 500 mg Garcinia Cambogia twice a day for 6 months resulted in weight loss, reduced fat mass and visceral fat (belly fat), increased basal metabolic rate, and improved lipid and glucose profiles! [18]

 

 

Apple Cider Vinegar Capsules & Gummies

 

Apple cider vinegar is more than just a digestive aid. This ancient tonic may help boost weight loss by supporting balanced blood sugar, acting as an appetite suppressant, and enhancing fat burn!

 

The active ingredient, Acetic acid, gives apple cider vinegar its fat-burning properties and is well regarded as an excellent way to assist the body in regulating body weight naturally. The taste and smell of liquid ACV can make it hard to drink, so we’ve solved this problem with super convenient Apple Cider Vinegar capsules or delicious Apple Cider Vinegar Gummies.

 

Apple Cider Vinegar may support:

  • Stubborn weight gain & belly fat
  • Blood sugar spikes & crashes
  • Insulin sensitivity
  • Appetite control
  • Improved satiety 
  • Digestive health

 

What does the research say?

Animal studies have shown that apple cider vinegar may help support weight loss by increasing an enzyme in the liver known as AMPK, which naturally promotes metabolism by increasing fat burn. [19]

 

A randomized controlled trial found that participants who consumed two teaspoons of vinegar around mealtime saw a 20% decrease in their post-meal blood glucose levels [20].

 

Another randomized controlled trial found that patients with type 2 diabetes who took vinegar significantly reduced blood glucose levels and insulin secretion. Lower insulin levels are beneficial since high levels can lead to insulin resistance over time, increasing the likelihood of glucose being stored as fat! [21] 

 

A small study found that apple cider vinegar intake resulted in participants consuming 16% fewer calories throughout the day, which may positively affect weight reduction efforts over time [22].

 

 

Ceylon Cinnamon

Ceylon cinnamon is an incredible super spice that may support insulin sensitivity, blood glucose balance, antioxidant defenses & more for easier weight loss! Our Ceylon Cinnamon weight loss pill is made from 100% pure Ceylon cinnamon, the safest & most effective variety for rapid results.

 

Ceylon Cinnamon may support:

  • Stubborn weight gain 
  • Blood sugar spikes & crashes
  • Insulin sensitivity
  • Improved satiety 
  • Appetite control
  • Digestive health

 

What does the research say?

A meta-analysis of randomized controlled trials concluded that cinnamon intake was able to significantly lower blood glucose levels by as much as 24.59 mg/dL. Another meta-analysis of clinical trials also found that compared to placebo, cinnamon reduced insulin resistance significantly. [23] [24]

 

These fantastic results may have positive effects on fat storage and cravings!

 

NB: It is important to note that you should always consult your doctor if you have any blood sugar problems and never start a dietary supplement without the advice of your physician.

 

 

AdaptoZen Superfood Greens 

 

Our brand-new AdaptoZen Superfood Greens powder is the perfect weight loss supplement to add to your morning smoothie! It contains a targeted fat-burning, metabolism-boosting blend with green coffee bean extract, green tea extract, and organic matcha powder.

It is also rich in fiber for blood sugar balance and appetite control. Last but not least, essential minerals from rich whole foods support thyroid health and other metabolic processes to ensure you have the energy levels you need to reach your goals!

 

Superfood Greens may support:

  • Sluggish weight loss
  • Workout performance
  • Blood sugar spikes & crashes
  • Appetite control 
  • Stress & anxiety
  • Fatigue
  • Bloating & irregularity
  • Low immunity

 

What does the research say?

The metabolism blend in Superfood Greens contains 4 different types of antioxidant-rich teas, including fat-burning green tea extract standardized to 50% EGCG. Research shows that green tea contains plant chemicals called catechins which can work alongside caffeine to increase metabolism further. For example, studies show that green tea may enhance fat-burning by up to 16%! [25]

 

A systematic review and meta-analysis found that green coffee extract significantly reduced BMI when used for over 4 weeks by those with a BMI over 25. [26] 

 

A randomized controlled trial examined the effects of adding thylakoids (phytochemicals found in super greens like wheat grass and spinach) to high carbohydrate meals.

They found that thylakoid consumption significantly reduced appetite and helped prevent blood sugar spikes after a high carbohydrate meal. Hypothetically, this could lead to improved insulin sensitivity, which can positively affect weight loss! [27]

 

A cohort study found that soluble fiber intake is associated with a decreased accumulation of belly fat. Examples of soluble fiber in this formula include apple pectin, inulin, and veggie powders. [28]

 

 

Final Thoughts

 

You deserve to feel AND look like your best self!

So, we hope this article has helped you understand how the natural ingredients in our research-backed weight loss supplements can support your goals alongside a holistic lifestyle and dietary strategies. 

 

If you have any questions about trying out our all-natural weight loss pills, please contact our customer advocate team at hello@nutririse.com!

 

 

Note: This article is for informational purposes only and not intended for use as medical advice. Always consult your healthcare provider before starting any dietary supplement. 

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