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If you are a woman who has been struggling to lose weight, you might believe it has become the time for you to try a female fat burner. After all, there are a plethora top-rated fat burners which contain all natural ingredients that may help reduce your cravings, increase energy levels, and provide your metabolism with a much needed boost.
If you have been struggling with weight-loss, it is almost a sure bet that you have at least perused all of the fat-burners available on the store shelves and the advertisements which can constantly bombard you while scrolling through your favorite social media sites.
But out of all of them available to you, which one do you choose?
What are your specific goals, and which supplement ingredients will be best to help you to achieve your goal weight?
Do you rely on promises made on slick labels and marketing campaigns? Or, do you rely on word of mouth about which one is the most popular and trendy within your circle of friends?
Obviously, the smart consumer is going to research the best supplement ingredients that actually work at getting you a fit and trim body, as we all see in every form of media know to mankind. Therefore, I will cover some of the popular supplement ingredients for you so that you will be able to make an informed choice before you plunk your money down for the hot body you probably desire…
Caffeine anhydrous: Caffeine anhydrous is made from the seeds and leaves of coffee plants. The word “anhydrous” means “without water.” After harvesting, caffeine is extracted from the plant matter and dehydrated. This produces a highly concentrated caffeine powder. Caffeine is such an effective stimulant that many people are using a highly concentrated caffeine powder, or caffeine anhydrous, to stimulate athletic performance or weight loss. Caffeine anhydrous is certainly a stimulant that is not usually harmful. However, there are downsides to caffeine anhydrous that you might not be aware of:
It’s been associated with an increased risk of sudden cardiac death because it can cause an erratic heartbeat.
Caffeine is a diuretic, meaning it causes you to urinate more frequently. This can lead to dehydration, especially if you’re not drinking enough water or if you’re exercising vigorously.
Over time, caffeine causes your body to lose calcium, which can lead to loss of bone density and osteoporosis.
It is known to increase anxiety, nervousness, and insomnia in some people.
Chemicals in coffee can increase your cholesterol levels.
When we do not see results fast enough, it is common that people ignorantly believe that they can simply increase the doses of their supplements without regard to the damages which can occur within their body.
Green Coffee: Green coffee is unroasted coffee beans from Coffea fruits (Coffea arabica, Coffea canephora). It contains more chlorogenic acid than roasted coffee. The chlorogenic acid in green coffee is thought to have health benefits. It might affect blood vessels so that blood pressure is reduced. It might also affect how the body handles blood sugar and metabolism. Green coffee also contains caffeine, but in lower amounts than regular coffee.
A review of human studies did show that green coffee extract may have the potential to help with weight loss. But the documented effects on weight loss were small, and the studies weren’t long term. The studies were also poorly designed. So, there isn’t enough evidence to say that the supplements are effective or safe.
Green coffee is thought to have health benefits and it might affect blood pressure. This substance has been used now in supplements for several years – so why have studies been poorly designed and not long term enough to give absolute evidence it works as advertised? Ponder that…
Green tea extract: Overall, studies indicate that consuming green tea can help you to burn an additional 75–100 calories per day. The claim is that although 75-100 may seem insignificant, it can contribute to significant weight loss over the long term.
Side effects can include include anxiety, tremors, irritability, and sleeping problems. This is more likely if you’re sensitive to caffeine or take large doses – which you might be doing when you consider that a lot of supplements really load the consumer up on caffeine when stacked from multiple sources.
Although there are documented studies that prove that green tea extract can be beneficial, you need to consider the more damaging aspects such as:
Liver damage: Consuming a high concentration of green tea extract may negatively impact liver health in rare cases.
Other stimulants: If a person consumes green tea alongside stimulant drugs, it could increase their blood pressure and heart rate.
Konjac root (glucomannan): Glucomannan has been associated with reductions in body weight and plasma lipid and glucose levels in adults in a few clinical trials. But these trials have been limited by weak designs, small sample sizes, heterogeneous diagnoses, variable formulations and dosages of glucomannan, and short duration of follow-up.
Most of glucomannan’s side effects are mild and are related to the gastrointestinal tract. Common ones include diarrhea, stomach upset, burping, and bloating. Although the following side effects are uncommon, isolated cases have reported more severe side effects, such as a blockage in the intestines or esophagus.
You’ve got to be careful with fiber intake. Just because a little might be good, it does not mean that more is good!
Garcinia cambogia: Garcinia cambogia’s rind contains hydroxycitric acid (HCA), which proponents believe reduces appetite and blocks the body from storing fat. If this sounds too good to be true, that’s because it likely is. A study published in the Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA) said, “Garcinia cambogia failed to produce significant weight loss and fat mass loss beyond that observed with placebo.”
Common Side effects of Garcinia include:
Serious side effects of garcinia include:
Mania (euphoria, delusions, overexcitement, very fast speech, decreased need for sleep, and irritability)
Capsimax powder: Capsimax contains capsaicin which is said to aid with the burning of excess fat. Capsaicin is the chemical in chili peppers that makes them hot. Studies have found that capsaicin can increase your metabolism, which increases the rate at which you use energy and burn fat stores. It can also lower your appetite, which may help you eat less than you normally would. However, you might want to consider exactly how much capsaicin it might take to actually affect your weight-loss.
The capsaicin in peppers is known to irritate the lining of the digestive tract, potentially causing an upset stomach and diarrhea. It may also cause food to be digested too quickly, which can make stool burn as it passes through the body.
Capsaicin can potentially worsen symptoms of acid reflux. The sensation of heat that it creates can irritate the lining of the stomach, possibly causing reflux, heartburn, and other uncomfortable effects.
There are thousands of weight management products out there, all claiming to include the next big ingredient to help you achieve miracle results. The issue is, many of these have no clinical studies to back them up. I could give you a list of the five best fat-burners for women, and I could give you a list of the five worst. But since I do not advocate for anyone to take these supplements, I have a difficult time trying to figure out the best from the worst, because I believe that none of them are actually any good for fat-burning.
Of course, you can try anything you want that is available and legal, but if after reading the potential side effects of several common ingredients, wouldn’t it be simpler to burn fat through adopting healthy eating habits and exercise as a new lifestyle?