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What Are Some Fat Burning Supplements?

Fat burning supplements.
Peppers, a source of capsaicin, which is included in many fat burning supplements.
Green tea can boost metabolism, which is good for weight loss.
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  • Written By: Felicia Dye
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  • Last Modified Date: 18 November 2014
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Fat burning supplements are one of the methods that some people use to lose weight. There are numerous formulations of these products available, including those with ephedra, those with green tea, and those lacking stimulants. Choosing the supplements that are best is often a matter of deciding which ingredients a person does and does not want.

Thermogenic fat burning supplements exploit one of the body's natural systems, the metabolism. These products are designed to boost body temperatures, which in turn revs up a person's metabolism. When this happens, the body needs to burn fat to maintain the pace.

Green tea extract, for example, is often touted as a very effective and natural thermogenic fat burner. One reason that it is believed to be so effective, however, is because of the caffeine. Most products in this category contain caffeine. Many of them tend to focus on other combinations of natural ingredients. Some supplements, for example, have an ingredient list that includes both white tea and capsaicin, which is derived from hot peppers.

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As people become acquainted with the variety of fat burning supplements on the market, they are also likely to become acquainted with an ingredient known as ephedra, an herb that grows in China and Mongolia. Ephedra was commonly considered an essential component in many fat burning supplements. Many people believed that a person could not experience favorable results from products that did not have it. Many people, however, could not tolerate ephedra or did not like the effects of it. Other individuals are simply weary of the ingredient because the reviews on its safety are mixed, and it has been banned in a number of places.

Some people may want to avoid caffeine and other stimulants. These individuals may want to consider stimulant-free thermogenic fat burning supplements. These can be a bit more difficult to find, but they usually can be found. It is important to recognize that stimulant-free supplements may not work as quickly as those that include stimulants.

Boda Extract is a fat burning supplement that relies on a unique ingredient known as conjugated linoleic acid (CLA). CLA is a fatty acid that is naturally found in dairy and beef. It is believed to be quick, effective, and generally safe. In addition to burning fat, these products are said to help maintain lean muscle tissue.

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