Guaraná is a stimulant and increases mental alertness for those important exams, fights fatigue so you can stay up completing the big project, and increases stamina and physical endurance for those athletes having fun in the sun. Guarana is also a popular ingredient in many popular herbal weight loss pills. A Journal of Psychopharmacology study found that guarana improved memory, mood and alertness, as will most stimulants.
Hydroxymethylbutyrate (HMB). HMB is a natural metabolite or byproduct of the amino acid leucine. HMB supplements are used by body builders to increase muscle mass. Leucine is found in particularly high concentrations in muscles. During athletic training, damage to the muscles leads to the breakdown of leucine as well as increased HMB levels. There is evidence that taking HMB supplements cause the body to slow down the destruction of muscle tissue. A few additional studies have suggested that HMB increases lean mass and decreases body fat when combined with weight training.
Plantago Psyllium. Psyllium is a popular and widely used water-soluble fiber derived from Plantago ovato seeds. Taken before a meal it helps you feel full faster, causing you to eat less. It has proven to assist with constipation (like Metamucil), and fiber is a natural aid to weight loss, in part by blocking some of the intake of carbohydrates into the intestines and regulating digestion to control insulin (hunger) spikes.
Fiber has even been shown to prevent certain types of cancer. Wikipedia says, “Plantago species have been used since prehistoric times as herbal remedies. The herb is astringent, anti-toxic, antimicrobial, anti-inflammatory, anti-histamine, as well as demulcent (skin softener), expectorant (help you cough up fluid from the lungs), styptic (reduce bleeding) and diuretic (increases the flow of urine to help cleanse the body of toxic substances) . . . useful for constipation, irritable bowel syndrome, dietary fiber supplementation, and diverticular disease. Recent research is also showing it to be promising in lowering cholesterol and controlling diabetes.”
Pyruvate. Pyruvate increases metabolism, reducing body fat. Research shows it not only produces weight loss by burning fat, but stimulates energy for greater performance when exercising or playing sports. Besides fat loss benefits, pyruvate supports the flow of sugars and protein into the muscle cells where they can best enhance physical performance levels and endurance. By increasing ATP in the mitochondria of cells where energy is produced, as well as lowering fat production, it helps body builders increase muscle tone, get cut and increase energy levels for even greater performance.
Yerba mate. Brewed as a bitter tea, yerba mate is high in caffeine, as well as other beneficial antioxidants, many not yet even discovered. As described above with guarana, it has the following qualities:
# Enhance Mental Acuity
# Help with Weight Loss
# Strong Colon Cleanser
# Accelerate Healing
# Relieve Stress
# Dampen Allergic Reactions
# Boost Immunity
# Increase Lifespan
Weight Loss Tips
In order to get the most from your weight loss program, finding the most effective ways to burn fat will maximize your results and slenderize your waist. Follow these 10 weight loss tips for fat burning if you want to lead a healthier life.
1.) Drink More Water. Even the FDA recommends at least 8, 8 ounce glasses of water a day to keep your body sufficiently hydrated. Since your body is mostly made up of water, this is crucial as water is necessary for cells to function properly and to cleanse your system of toxins.
One of the best health and weight loss strategies is to stop drinking sugary sodas and drink lots of clean, filtered mineral water. Sodas make your blood acidic, which some experts say is a major cause of aging and disease. And the sugar causes cancer. Instead of drinking high-calorie, sugary drinks, grab a refreshing glass of water with a splash of fruit juice for flavor, energy and antioxidants. A lot of research is being performed on the health benefits of sufficient hydration, and the evidence is compelling.
Water will also help you feel more full so you naturally eat less.
2.) Eat More Meals. You read this one all the time, but it’s so important and almost nobody I know does it, because it’s more “convenient” to eat fewer, larger meals, and some of us get addicted to that “stuffed”, over-full feeling. A traditional three-meals-a-day diet is the wrong approach if you need to burn fat. Your body is not able to efficiently metabolize large meals and will quickly learn to store fat. When you eat three meals a day, your body will turn to fat whatever it doesn’t need right that moment.