Let's face it, Mehmet Cengiz Oz, also known as "Dr. Oz", has taken the world by storm. There is no point in denying it or trying to fight it, love him or hate him, Dr. Oz is here to stay. One has to appreciate the awareness of the many health benefits of proper nutrition and supplementation the popular television host preaches to millions of viewers every day. The main subject of interest that the majority of his viewers tune in for each week is weight loss. Dr. Oz has recommened many all natural products that help reduce overall body fat content and increase energy.
Raspberry Ketone is an organic compound that produces the smell of raspberies. Recently, however, it has been found that raspberry ketones can help with weight management. Raspberry ketone can help the efficiency of the metabolism by increasing the body's core temperature and in so doing increasing the body's fat burning abilities. Raspberry ketones work well with weight loss products and energy enhancement products to promote energy and metabolism during exercise. Raspberry ketones are also noted for their ability to encourage consistent and jitter-free energy.
Recent Studies have shown that taking African Mango supplements can help to reduce appetite, burn fat, increase energy, and help regulate the efficieny of the hormone leptin. All of these properties can have a significant impact on weight loss and weight management efforts. For thousands of years green tea has been used in Asian cultures to treat everything from headaches to depression, and recent findings have shown that it can have substantial benefits for weight loss. Green tea is high in anti-oxidants and is thought to help with energy and hunger. Green tea is also increases thermogenesis (heat production), therby making it easier to burn fat. Kelp is an amazing source of vitamins and mineral and is known to help support the nervous system and the thyroid. It is also known to help boost the metabolism, thus reducing the chances of weight gain. Apple cider vinegar can help promote a healthy digestive system. It helps with digestion and elimination promoting regularity. This process can help one push through weight loss platueaus or "sticking points" caused by an unwanted buildup. While it is known that an excessive intake from all macronutrients, including carbohydrates, contributes to the development of obesity, scientists are studying how starch blockers may affect weight loss. Phaselous vulgaris, the clinical name for white kidney bean extract, is the principle ingredient in products known as starch blockers. The concept behind these dietary supplements is to prevent a natural enzyme in saliva and the pancreas, called alpha-amylase, from breaking down carbs into simple sugars which could prevent the body from absorbing carb calories and thereby promote weight loss. Cordyceps mushroom extract has the ability to replenish energy, improve endurance, and stimulate the immune system. Moreover, because of the adrenal support Cordyceps extracts provide, it may be especially useful for people who are under significant stress.
When combined, these all natural supplements can help increase energy, promote weight loss, and improve overall quality of life. There are no known side effects to these extracts and they are safe to take with any prescription medications. Products that contain a combination of these ingredients can be found at local health food and vitamin stores. Make sure to visit a store with a knowledgeable staff that are certified health professionals, and do not forget tune in to the "Dr. Oz" show to keep up to date on the latest natural supplements available!
-Mike Mills is an ACSM Certified Personal Trainer at Slidell Athletic Club, has a B.S. in Health and Exercise Science from the University of Mississippi, and 10+ years experience in the Vitamin and Supplement industry.
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