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Do Fat Burners Work?

As a personal trainer and health advisor, one of the most popular questions that I often get asked about supplements for women is ‘Do fat burners work?’. Well the answer to that is fat burners do work, but why do fat burners work , and how?

Fat Burning Ingredients

There are lots of thermogenic fat burners on the market these days, and if you take a closer look you will find that most of them contain the same, if not similar thermogenic fat burning ingredients. These fat burner ingredients are obviously what make fat burners work in the first place, but do fat burners work without these ingredients, and what thermogenic fat burning ingredients should we be looking for in a slimming pill?

Thermogenic Fat Burning Foods

A thermogenic food is a food that creates heat within the body. This increase in body temperature is what is known as thermogenesis, and can help to increase your metabolism and burn more calories, thus helping you to burn body fat.

Fat Burning Effects of Caffeine

Most fat burners on the market these days contain some form of Caffeine? Caffeine is a naturally powerful stimulant found in many foods such as tea, coffee, and cola drinks. The stimulating effects of caffeine have been known to help decrease the appetite, increase energy levels and increase mental clarity.

Bitter Orange Peel and Weight Loss

Another common fat burning ingredient that many slimming pills contain is bitter orange peel, also known as Citrus Aurantium. Bitter Orange Peel contains the Amphetamine Metabolites N-methyltyramine, octopamine and synephrine. These substances are similar to ephedrine, which act on the a1 adrenergic receptor to constrict blood vessels and increase blood pressure and heart rate which in turn helps to stimulate the ‘fat burning processes’.

Green Tea Is An Ancient & Proven Fat Burner

Green tea has been used as a healthy weight loss drink for thousands of years. Not only does green tea contain caffeine, but it also contains polyphenol antioxidants. The polyphenol antioxidants in green tea appear to promote the thermogenic activity of our bodies, again helping to boost our body temperature and metabolism.

Capsicum Extract for Burning Fat

Capsicum Extract is also commonly known as the spice Cayenne. Cayenne can be commonly found in fat burning foods such as hot chilli peppers. Scientific research has indicated that eating spicy foods can raise your metabolism by as much as 25% over a period of time. Cayenne is great for creating thermogenesis within the body, again raising body temperature and helping to increase energy expenditure and burning more calories.

L-Tyrosine for Weightloss

L-Tyrosine is a non-essential amino acid. This amino acid plays an important role in the production of neurotransmitters including l-dopa, dopamine, nonrepinephrine and epinephrine. Although important for mood, cognitive performance and stress, L-Tyrosine is also a precursor to the Thyroid Hormone Thyroxine (also known as T4) which through regular supplementation, may have a positive effect on a healthy metabolic rate.

Popular Foods That Burn Fat

As you can see from the list of fat burning foods above, you don’t necessary have to take fat burning pills to get the benefits of foods that burn fat, as you can simply start to include these foods in your daily diet.

Are Fat Burners Safe?

Luckily health supplement fat burners are safe and legal. The advantage of taking a safe fat burners that work is not only for convenience, but the amount of fat burning ingredients that each one capsule contains. Not only is it important that they contain legal ingredients, but quality ingredients as well. Do fat burners work better that contain only illegal ingredients such as very strong stimulants, or do fat burners work better when they are 100% natural all depends of whether you value your health more than the way you look.

Miracle Slimming Pills

Lastly if it important on understanding that fat burners do work, but are not miracle pills. Fat burners are a way at which women can increase their energy and boost their metabolism whilst exercising and following a sensible well balanced diet. Fat burners can also help to increase the intensity of exercise if taken directly before a workout. Do fat burners work by themselves, well the answer is yes, but you will get much better results by taking fat burners whilst exercising regularly, and following a healthy, low fat, high protein, medium carbohydrate, low sugar diet.

For more information on the question “do fat burners work?” and boosting the metabolism through thermogenic fat burners, exercise and nutrition please feel free to comment below, and I will do my best to answer any of your questions.

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Paul Hatswell is a health and fitness professional who lives in Plymouth, Devon. Paul is the the founder of Elle Belle UK, and is passionate about helping people lead happier and healthier lives.

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