Those who want to lose weight are constantly warned to stay away from diet pills because they can be dangerous or simply ineffective. However, if you are interested in a natural weight loss aid, there are a few more natural supplements that are safer and show promise. You should still check with your doctor before taking any of these supplements, but in most cases, they're a healthy choice.
If you are following a ketogenic diet, then taking raspberry ketones may help you lose weight faster. These are compounds isolated from raspberries. They work by encouraging your body to break down fat stored in your cell, rather than to continue using carbohydrates from your food for energy. Some patients find that the supplements make them burp, or that raspberry ketones make their breath smell like raspberries, but that seems like a small price to pay for enhanced weight loss.
Green Coffee Bean Extract
As long as you are someone who can take caffeine safely, taking green coffee bean extract may help you lose weight. It is a great source of caffeine, which is known to raise your metabolism and help you shed the pounds. It also contains another compound called chlorogenic acid, which may help your body break down carbohydrates more slowly. Basically, this stabilizes your blood sugar so you have fewer cravings and don't eat as many calories. Possible side effects are feeling jittery and trouble sleeping — basically the same side effects you could expect from drinking coffee.
Derived from the roots of the elephant yam, this supplement works by making you feel full, so you're not tempted to eat as much. It stays in your intestines for quite a while after eating, so you just have to take a dose twice a day for good results. Basically, it's just a type of fiber, so it's pretty safe to take. However, many patients do find that it makes them feel bloated or causes soft stools — just like eating other foods that are really high in fiber.
Green Tea Extract
You've probably heard that drinking green tea is good for you and can help with weight loss. Well, with green tea extract, you can get those benefits without having to drink a gallon of tea a day. It can help increase the amount of fat your body is burning. However, since it contains some caffeine, it can also make you feel a bit jittery.
Try one of the natural supplements above for better weight loss. Talk to your doctor to learn more.