THE TRUTH ABOUT SUPPLEMENTS

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In my experience, there are a few supplemental nutrients that will help with fat loss.  One thing that you must understand is that without the proper diet and exercise these “supplements” will not work.

The most effective supplements that you can take while reducing your caloric intake with a healthy diet plan and exercise are supplements that will aid in either speeding up fat loss or preserving lean body mass.  If these supplements help the body retain muscle mass it is key to causing the metabolism to stay elevated in order to lose body fat.

It is important to note that you must give your body two weeks (at least) to begin to see noticeable results.

Caffeine: 100-200mgs (1 large cup of coffee) before exercise

This has the ability to increase fatty acid release from fat cells which helps aid in power and endurance when exercising.  If you consume caffeine an hour before doing a high-intensity cardiovascular workout it may make the work seem easier allowing you to train longer and harder in order to burn more calories.

Ma Huang: 335-670 mg daily

Ma Huang is a cousin of ephedrine and aids in the stimulation of body heat. Taken with caffeine, before aerobic exercise, this herb will promote the release of fat from fat cells. When training with weights, will cause the liberation of glucose out of glycogen stores which will give the individual more fuel to train.

***Diabetics, people with thyroid problems, nursing, and pregnant women, and those with high blood pressure or gout should not take this supplement.

Fish Oils: 4000 mg daily(640 mg of EPA and 480 mg of DHA)

Fish contain a special kind of fat called Omega-3.  These fatty acids encourage the receptor sites on muscle to increase insulin sensitivity which will allow the body to release less insulin.  Thus, fat storage becomes limited, and insulin channels carbohydrates and amino acids into muscle tissue.  Omega-3 also fights inflammation in joints and muscle tissue.

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