What are Weight Loss Supplements/Fat Burners?
Fat burners are supplements that help you burn fat faster and more efficiently. Every fat burning supplement works different from the other, but every fat burning supplement is very effective in giving you that lean, ripped, and healthy look you are looking for by helping with weight loss/fat loss.
The goal of any compound for burning body fat is to increase the rate of fat loss. This can be achieved by either increasing the overall metabolic rate, the number of calories that come from fat relative to other sources, or to raise limits placed on fat cells in regards to releasing fatty acids. Some newer fat-burning compounds can also work via uncoupling, which is the process of creating heat inside of a cell.
Other compounds that augment the above reactions can be classified as fat burners.
Fat burners typically act directly on the fat cell to initiate fat loss, as is the case with yohimbine, or vicariously through some hormones like adrenaline, as is the case with caffeine
Caffeine is a stimulatory anti-sleep compound extracted from coffee beans. Habitual caffeine use leads to tolerance, which dulls several of caffeine’s side effects.
Although not applicable to all, many fat burners increase levels of adrenaline in the body and should be approached with caution for those suffering from cardiac ailments or high blood pressure.
Many fat-burners are also neurologically active, and caution should be taken when one also uses neurologically active compounds like anti-depressants, be they prescription medication or supplemental.
List of Fat-Burner Supplements:
- Green Tea
- Raspberry Ketone
- Tetradecyl Thioacetic Acid
- Coleus forskohlii
- 7-Keto DHEA
- Evodia rutaecarpa
- Punicic Acid
- Sphaeranthus indicus
- Garcinia cambogia
- Paullinia cupana
- Hoodia gordonii
- Orthosiphon stamineus