One can find number of weight loss supplements in the market, over-the-counter. While some seem promising others may cause more harm rather than good. Here is a brief description of some weight loss supplements that are natural and do not cause harm.
Green tea is known to contain an amino acid called L-theanine which is known to increase metabolism and in-turn body temperature, which together bring about weight loss. This is one of the widely used weight loss supplements.
White Bean Extract is commonly sold under the trade name ‘starch blocker’. White bean extract is obtained from the beans of a plant called Phaseolus vulgaris. It is said to help reduce weight by preventing the breakdown of carbohydrates into glucose.
Linoleic acid is an essential fatty acid that is found in dairy products and beef. This fatty acid is known to reduce fat by building muscle. It is also available as capsules.
Glucomannam is an extract from the root of a plant called konjac that is rich in water-soluble fiber and turns the water into a gel form during digestion. This makes the stomach feel bulky and thus suppresses appetite.
Chitosan is a dietary supplement found in the shells of sea-food such as crabs, lobsters and shrimps. It is known to reduce weight by decreasing the fat absorption in the body.
Resveratrol is an anti-oxidant that is found in red grapes. Resveratrol is said to promote weight loss by increasing metabolism and preventing accumulation of adipose (fat cells) under the skin.
Apple cider vinegar is a very well known appetite suppressant. Taking a teaspoon of apple cider vinegar before every meal is known to suppress hunger and reduce food intake.
Fiber in terms of food that is often present in plants and indigestible by our body. Though not nutritious, fiber is still very useful in keeping us healthy. It is very important in removing toxins and enhances bowel movements. Fiber is present in unprocessed, natural whole-grain foods such as beans, peas, fruits, wheat, barley and many raw vegetables. So consuming fiber-rich foods helps keep our stomach bulky and acts as an appetite suppressant. Natural fiber is the first recommendation of any dietician for weight loss supplements.