Need a little help?

When I work with a client on a wellness plan I always go over the importance of incorporating a quality supplement program that will support superb health and wellness.  The same goes for a new weight loss client.  Sometimes my weight loss clients ask for a little extra help though in either kick starting their diet and/or helping them when they can’t lose that last 10 pounds.  There are a lot of products out there so I like to let each person know what the difference is in products and their ingredients.  Most of the weight loss products I use are derived from natural plants and include other powerful ingredients derived from nature.  Below is a list of a few.

Raspberry Ketones

Raspberry ketones are used orally for weight loss, obesity and increasing lean body mass.  Raspberry ketones have been studied in  only small uncontrolled clinical trials it does seem to have an effect on weight and body fat mass in healthy adults.  Raspberry ketone is structurally similar to the stimulant synephrine, and therefore could potentially have stimulant like side effects.  It’s best to always advise a qualified nutrition professional before considering taking this as a supplement.

Garcinia Cambogia

Garcinia has been touted as the new “it” weight loss product.    There is contradictory evidence about the effects of garcinia on weight loss.  The active ingredient in garcina is known as HCA (hydroxyl citric acid)  HCA has been theorized to neutralize the body from storing excess fat and also has a fat “burning” component as well. Some animal research also indicated that HCA may suppress appetite.

Green tea

Orally green tea is used for many issues, one including weight loss.  Clinically however there is conflicting evidence about its effectiveness as a weight loss agent.  Green tea is a powerful antioxidant and may play a beneficial role in reducing the risk of some cancers such as bladder, esophageal and pancreatic cancers.

Quality & Purity

It’s always best to consult with a practitioner who is experienced in the area of nutritional supplementation.  Recent reports suggest that some manufacturers of garcina cambogia, and raspberry ketones  have misrepresendted the amount of the active ingredients contained in the actual product.  Meaning that what is listed on the label did not match what was in the product itself.

An expereincied professional will be able to provide products that meet specific requirements for quality and purity and can recommend products that offer real benefits.

So how do you choose which one is right for you?  I work directly with my clients from the beginning on which products and ingredients they tend to be sensitive to and go from there.  I encourage at least sticking to any product for at least two weeks in order to see proper results.


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