As the owner of a women’s natural health supplement company, one of the most popular questions that I often get asked by women is ‘Do fat burners work?’ Well the answer to that is fat burners do actually work, but why do these slimming supplements work, and how?
Fat Burner Ingredients
There are lots of slimming pills on the market these days, and if you take a closer look you will find that most of them contain the same, if not similar ingredients. These thermogenic fat burner ingredients are obviously what make these slimming supplements work in the first place, but what fat burning ingredients should we be looking for in a slimming pill?
Thermogenic foods are foods that create heat within the body. This increase in body temperature is what is known as thermogenesis, and can help to increase your metabolism and burn more calories, thus helping you to burn body fat.
Fat Burning Effects of Caffeine
Most thermogenic fat burners these days contain Caffeine. Caffeine is a naturally powerful stimulant found in many foods such as tea, coffee, and cola drinks. The stimulating effects of caffeine have been known to help decrease the appetite, increase energy levels and increase mental clarity.
Bitter Orange Peel
Another common fat burning ingredient that many slimming pills contain is bitter orange peel, also known as Citrus Aurantium. Bitter Orange Peel contains the Amphetamine Metabolites N-methyltyramine, octopamine and synephrine. These substances are similar to ephedrine, which act on the a1 adrenergic receptor to constrict blood vessels and increase blood pressure and heart rate which in turn helps to stimulate the ‘fat burning processes’.
Green Tea and Weight Loss
Green tea has been used as a healthy weight loss drink for thousands of years. Not only does green tea contain caffeine, but it also contains polyphenol antioxidants. The polyphenol antioxidants in green tea appear to promote the thermogenic activity of our bodies, again helping to boost our body temperature and metabolism.
Capsicum Extract and Weight Loss
Capsicum Extract is also commonly known as the spice Cayenne. Cayenne can be commonly found in fat burning foods such as hot chilli peppers. Scientific research has indicated that eating spicy foods can raise your metabolism by as much as 25% over a period of time. Cayenne is great for creating thermogenesis within the body, again raising body temperature and helping to increase energy expenditure and burning more calories.
Foods That Burn Fat
As you can see from the list of fat burning foods above, you don’t necessary have to take fat burning pills to get the benefits of foods that burn fat, as you can simply start to include these foods in your diet.
Safe Thermogenic Fat Burners
The advantage of taking thermogenic fat burners that really work is not only for convenience, but the amount of fat burning ingredients that each one capsule contains. Not only is it important that they contain legal ingredients, but quality ingredients as well.