Whey protein may aid weight loss due to its appetite-suppressing effect.
Soy appears to have several effects on the body that might help with weight loss.
Dieters who are gluten or dairy sensitive and looking to supplement protein might consider rice protein, though its actual benefits for weight loss have not been studied.
Pea protein can be part of a high-protein diet. High-protein diets have been shown to help prevent and treat obesity.200, 201
Animal research and preliminary human reports suggest that serotonin precursors such as L-tryptophan might help control appetite and promote weight loss.
The amino acid L-carnitine is thought to be potentially helpful for weight loss because of its role in fat metabolism.
Read details for information. One study found hoodia to be effective at curbing appetite.
Increasing protein intake with hemp protein may help promote healthy weight loss.
Coupled with exercise, a combination of guggul, phosphate salts, hydroxycitrate, and tyrosine was shown in one study to improve mood and weight loss in overweight adults.
Extract providing 400 to 450 mg of chlorogenic acids per day. Some research has suggested that green coffee extracts taken as supplements or in food may support weight loss.
HCA may aid in weight loss by suppressing appetite and by reducing the conversion of carbohydrates into stored fat.
Animal studies suggest that fucoxanthin, an antioxidant found naturally in some types of seaweed, might prevent the growth of fat tissue and reduce abdominal fat.
Egg protein may reduce appetite and help induce weight loss.
DHEA has been shown to help decrease body fat in men.
Coleus has been recommended by practitioners of herbal medicine for weight loss.
A review of several studies concluded that supplementing with chromium picolinate may have a beneficial effect on weight loss.
Blue-green algae, or spirulina, is a rich source of protein, vitamins, minerals, and essential fatty acids. It has been promoted as a weight-loss aid, but this claim has not been proven by research.
Bitter orange contains synephrine, which might promote weight loss.
Amylase inhibitors contain substances that prevent dietary carbohydrates from being absorbed by the body and may aid in weight loss.
Take under medical supervision: enough to supply 5 mg of yohimbine four times per day. Yohimbine, a chemical found in yohimbe bark, may help weight loss by raising metabolic rate, reducing appetite, and increasing fat burning.
3 grams per day or 17 mg per pound of body weight per day. HMB may improve muscle growth and overall body composition when combined with an exercise program in people who are not already highly trained athletes.
An extract supplying 270 mg of EGCG and 150 mg of caffeine per day. Green tea extract rich in polyphenols may support a weight-loss program by increasing energy expenditure or by inhibiting fat digestion.
Adults: 3 to 4 grams daily; adolescents: 2 to 3 grams daily. Supplementing with glucomannan, a bulking agent, has promoted weight loss in overweight adults.
5 to 7 grams daily. Several trials have shown that fiber supplementation from a variety of sources accelerated weight loss in people who were following a low-calorie diet.
3.2 to 4.2 grams daily. Though the evidence is conflicting, some studies have shown CLA to be effective at helping people lose body fat.
Chitosan is a fiber-like substance that may reduce fat absorption. One study found it to be an effective weight-loss aid.
Add 6 to 10 grams to each meal. Incorporating cayenne pepper into the diet may promote weight loss by reducing hunger and calories consumed and increasing the calories the body burns.
Casein protein in milk may aid weight loss due to its effect on appetite, calorie burning, and body composition.
800 mg daily. In a study of obese people following a low-calorie diet, those receiving a calcium supplement lost significantly more weight than those given a placebo.
5 grams (providing 890 mg of gamma-linolenic acid) per day. Studies show, supplementing with borage oil helped reduce the amount of weight regained by obese people who had previously shed pounds.
In one trial, obese people who supplemented with alpha-lipoic acid lost a statistically significant amount of weight, compared with a placebo. In another trial, supplementation with alpha-lipoic acid enhanced weight loss in overweight and obese women who were consuming a low-calorie diet.
100 mg twice per day. 7-KETO has been shown to promote weight loss in overweight people.
Take under medical supervision: 600 to 900 mg daily for no more than 12 weeks. 5-HTP has been shown to reduce appetite and to promote weight loss.
6 to 10 grams daily combined with an exercise program. Combining exercise with pyruvate may help speed up your metabolism.
Daily multivitamin-mineral; follow label instructions. Extra vitamins and minerals help ensure people get the nutrition they needs, especially people on a weight-loss diet who are avoiding certain foods.
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