Increase your fat burning potential in addition to your cardio plan and with these supplement tips:
1: Supplement with essential fatty acids (EFAs) daily:
Several studies have shown that essential fatty acids, as found in flax and fish oils and EFA supplements increase insulin sensitivity, support the breakdown of body fat and also uses fat as a primary energy source. As such, besides having significant health enhancing properties, EFAs provide substantial weight and fat loss benefits.
2. Supplement daily with CLA:
Research has proved that CLA assists in reducing body fat and building lean muscle. Studies have also shown remarkable anti-catabolic, antioxidant, immune enhancement, cholesterol reducing and anti-cancer benefits. For this reason daily supplementation with a CLA supplement can have a significant impact on your efforts to reduce body fat and improve body tone.
3. Drink more Green Tea and supplement with a Green Tea extract containing a fat burner:
Green tea has been around for centuries, and has been used in herbal medicine for just as long. Its healing properties and health benefits were first noticed by many Asian cultures, before it was more widely consumed. In recent years scientists have been investigating the content and actions of Green Tea extracts and are now beginning to confirm many of its positive effects, including its anti-oxidant, cholesterol lowering, anti-depressant, capillary-strengthening and lipolysis (fat burning) enhancing ability. Studies have demonstrated that Green Tea extract increases thermogenesis and 24-hour caloric expenditure significantly by increasing the cellular respiration rate of fat cells.
4. Take a thermogenic first thing in the morning and 30-45 minutes before training:
A well formulated thermogenic fat burner typically contains ingredients such as Citrus Aurantium extract (synephrine), Forslean (coleus forskohlii extract), guggulsterones, caffeine and EGCG standardised green tea extract, which have all been research proven to contribute to an increased metabolic rate. They also increase caloric expenditure, enhance fat metabolism, promote weight loss and increase energy levels.
5. Supplement with chromium picolinate:
Chromium is a mineral that is essential to the body’s production of insulin. By enhancing insulin’s effect on the body, it improves the uptake of glucose and subsequently the healthy maintenance of blood sugar levels. Improving energy, burning fat and building lean muscle are all positive benefits attributed to chromium picolinate supplementation. Research indicates that the majority of people in the Western World are chromium deficient as a result of their diets high in processed food, and as a result would benefit significantly from supplementing with chromium, particularly those looking to burn fat and build or maintain lean muscle tone.
Author: Tanja Schmitz
Founder and Editor of Fitness Magazine. You’ll find her behind her computer or on her bike, dreaming up new ways to improve or create content for you.