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Dietary supplements for slimming and weight control


Are you looking for a slimming supplement that really works? Do you want to lose weight and finally rediscover a healthier you? SuperSmart presents a list of the best natural products to help you slim down, lose weight and improve your body shape.

Appetite-suppressants, ‘detox’ cleansers, fat-burners … They have all been developed using the latest scientific research to maximise the effects of their natural active ingredients, and are based on various scientifically-validated concepts.

Some slimming products called ‘fat-burners’ stimulate thermogenesis (the production of heat that burns calories) and lipolysis (the breakdown of stored fat). The highly-popular Advanced Fat Burner is based on this concept. High-fibre supplements such as CSAT® increase the volume of the alimentary bolus, thus reducing the feeling of hunger. Other substances, such as glabridin from liquorice, break down visceral fat mass and reduce the absorption of ingested fats by slowing down gastric emptying (see Viscerox).

Most of the slimming supplements we offer are based on these principles. Some, such as Weight Loss Formula, even combine these approaches for increased efficacy (known as a synergistic effect). Lactobacillus gasseri is the exception: it’s a probiotic widely-studied for its effect on abdominal fat.

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4 supplements for weight loss

An excellent, natural supplement for slimming

Konjac supports weight loss as part of a calorie restriction regimen.

This Asian plant contains a type of fibre called glucomannan which can absorb large amounts of water. As this increases the viscosity of the alimentary bolus, satiety is achieved more rapidly.

Konjac is consumed mainly in the form of capsules or tablets as part of a slimming diet. It features, for example, in the supplement Weight Loss Formula.

What’s the best supplement for losing belly fat?

Liquorice root is one of the most widely-used plants in traditional medicine. Scientists have shown that it helps to reduce fat around the stomach.

Its properties actually help to decrease the synthesis of abdominal fat mass and increase its breakdown, while also lowering blood triglycerides. The supplement Viscerox is a patented extract of liquorice root.

Which product is best for rapid weight loss?

Garcinia cambogia is a tropical fruit, the rind of which contains hydroxycitric acid (HCA).

HCA is able to inhibit the enzyme citrate lyase (involved in converting carbohydrates into fat) and reduce hunger pangs by increasing serotonin production. You’ll find this powerful compound in both the supplement Garcinia cambogia, and the synergistic formulation Metadrine™.

Another well-known slimming supplement

Guarana is also a fat-burner with recognised weight loss efficacy.

That’s why it often features as an ingredient in slimming tablets.

However, its high caffeine content, which is responsible for its effects, means care should be taken when supplementing with guarana: ESCOP does not recommend it for pregnant women or those with high blood pressure.

What’s the best supplement for losing weight?

As its name indicates, the product Advanced Fat Burner is a state-of-the-art fat-burner. It’s generally considered to be the best slimming supplement available.

This synergistic formulation contains, first and foremost, Coleus forskohlii, a plant native to India which aids weight loss via several mechanisms. It activates the enzyme adenylate cyclase (which promotes the breakdown of fat), it stimulates lipolysis and it increases metabolism by encouraging thermogenesis.

Advanced Fat Burner also contains:

  • extracts of the flowering buds of Sphaeranthus indicus which stimulate glucose metabolism;
  • psyllium which is good for gut health and for lowering cholesterol;
  • green coffee extract;
  • Irvingia gabonensis extract;
  • inulin;

What causes excessive weight gain?

Many factors contribute to weight gain and excess weight. They include:

  • consuming too many calories (simply eating more than your body needs) ;
  • an unbalanced diet (too many processed products and foods high in added sugar and saturated fats, too much alcohol …) ;
  • a sedentary lifestyle (with too little physical activity) ;
  • too much stress or a period of depression ;
  • lack of sleep ;
  • genetic predisposition ;
  • hormone imbalance(due, for example, to hypothyroidism) ;
  • certain drugs (anti-depressants, etc.) ;
  • an imbalance in the gut microbiota

The consequences of excess weight and fat

As well as changes in physical appearance, excess fat mass can lead to various health problems:

  • high cholesterol;
  • type 2 diabetes;
  • cardiovascular problems (heart attack, stroke …) ;
  • sleep apnoea ;
  • joint issues ;
  • increased fatigue ;
  • psychological problems;
  • loss of libido

Motivation enough, then, to lose weight! But it’s important to do it the right way …

The 5 principles of weight loss and fat-burning

Let’s remember that healthy, sustainable weight loss depends, first and foremost, on:

  1. creating a calorie deficit. In other words, to lose weight, you have to exercise portion control so that you eat fewer calories than you burn. That way, your body will not be able to accumulate more fat mass and will instead have to draw on its fat reserves ;
  2. a varied, balanced diet (with plenty of fruit and vegetables, lean protein, healthy fats and wholegrains, etc …) ;
  3. good hydration. Water helps to suppress the appetite, supports the body’s metabolic function and is associated with improving breakdown of fat cells;
  4. regular exercise (walking, swimming …). Physical activity helps you burn calories and boosts your metabolism;
  5. good stress management (taking more breaks, getting more sleep, practising meditation or yoga …) It’s important to lower your stress as it affects dietary habits and promotes weight gain.

Dietary supplements should only be considered as providing support for your fat- and weight-loss programme.

What is a ‘fat-burner’?

A ‘fat-burner’ is a supplement that helps the body to eliminate stored fat.

These supplements usually contain thermogenic ingredients able to activate lipolysis, in order to promote fat-burning.

As its name indicates, the synergistic and powerful formulation Advanced Fat Burner is one such supplement.

What role does ‘cleansing’ play in weight loss?

Weight-loss cleansing is all about facilitating the elimination of toxins and waste products that have accumulated in the body.

According to several studies, this detox process promotes the loss of body fat and weight:

  • it helps the elimination organs (the kidneys, liver…) to function properly;
  • it reduces water retention;
  • and it improves blood and lymphatic circulation, which helps to regulate hormone balance, hormones which in turn, affect metabolism, appetite and satiety.

One such ‘cleanser’ is Water Retention Formula, capsules containing high doses of plant extracts, including prickly pear. For weight loss, however, this kind of cleansing should always form part of an overall slimming regimen. It’s the perfect way of acting on all fronts and guaranteeing results.

Other natural ingredients for weight loss

We should also mention some other supplements which can make an important contribution to shedding those excess kilos:

  • in terms of minerals, opt for chromium, which helps maintain normal metabolism of macronutrients and normal blood sugar levels;
  • spirulina increases energy levels, helping you expend more energy when you exercise. Full of protein and thus very filling, spirulina also acts as an excellent natural appetite-suppressant. And its high level of micronutrients supports digestion and metabolic activity in general. You could, for example, try a course of Spirulina, capsules that contain spirulina from controlled aquaculture;
  • another type of algae, Ascophyllum nodosum, is also very effective for weight and gut health. This brown seaweed reduces fat and carbohydrate assimilation, and thus the absorption and storage of calories. It’s the ingredient in one of the best formulations available: Fat & Carb Blocker, slimming capsules with controlled levels of iodine.

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