A fat-soluble vitamin that is usually absent in the blood of obese individuals. Improves insulin action, osteoporosis and strengthens the immune system. It is produced by our skin when exposed to sunlight.
It helps maintain calm and also regulates blood sugar, heart rate, constipation, cramps and blood pressure. If we consume only 25% of magnesium, our body needs daily 200-400mg of magnesium citrate.
The good fats, omega-3, contained in fish oil, activate the genes that boost metabolism and help you burn your fat. Taking supplements has excellent results in weight loss and disease prevention. It also facilitates the action of insulin, strengthens the brain, nervous and immune system function and reduces inflammation.
Inhibits hunger and mainly the desire for sweets and starches. It calms us, because it contributes to the production of serotonin in the brain – one of the reasons that we have cravings for sweets and chocolate, when under stress. The doctor can determine the amount you need (50-300mg).
They are considered necessary in oxidative stress cases. The more oxidized is the body, the more the metabolism decreases. The main antioxidants are vitamin C, E, beta-carotene, coenzyme Q-10, alpha-lipoic acid and selenium. All these combined together, function effectively. Vitamin C strengthens the immunity system when under stress and detoxifies lead and mercury.
Is a trace element, difficult to consume, since it is in low content on the soil.
Coenzyme Q10 increases energy production in mitochondria, and therefore enhances the metabolism. People who take statins to lower cholesterol have an increased need for coenzyme Q10. The alpha-lipoid acid acts as the Q10 and has a positive effect on diabetes and its complications. Vitamin E is fat soluble and requires fat to be absorbed. It improves the action of insulin. The doses depend on the levels of free radicals in blood.
Discovered in 1978, it is a natural fatty acid, and studies in mice showed decreased appetite and increased metabolism. In humans it appears not to be reducing the body weight, but makes it even better. It reduces body fat and builds muscles. Muscles are metabolically active, meaning that fat burning even when resting. Accordingly, the changes appear in your life! It also improves the sensitivity to glucose, the fight against diabetes. Although linoleic acid is present in beef, lamb and dairy products are usually necessary to take a supplement, because our body needs 20-40 times more than we usually get from food.
It is an important mineral that aids in balancing the blood sugar levels during the day, reducing our need for sugar. Stress, certain foods (white flour) intensive exercise, advanced age and lack of activity are lowering chromium levels in our blood.
Produced from an African plant that appears to stimulate the hypothalamus to produce energy (ATP), which increases metabolism.
It comes from the exotic fruit Garginia Gambodga. It works the same way with Hoodia, but it also prevents the conversion of carbohydrates into fat, reduces appetite and speeds up metabolism. A survey of 300mg daily, showed reduction in weight by 5% at 8 weeks.
Important amino acid that helps to transport fat to the mitochondria for burning.
They help to manage stress and the metabolism of carbohydrates, proteins and fats in the body.
In modern times the fast way of life suggests the need for nutritional supplements. "Magic" pills to lose weight, do not exist. However, nutritional supplements which are biologically available in the body can help us in weight loss and better body function, in general.