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Thermogenics For Weight Loss

Thermogenics For Weight Loss

Shifting those last few stubborn pounds to reach your ideal weight is a common problem had by many. Thankfully, there are many products out there which have been developed to give us a little kick up the backside. These include those products proven to suppress appetite, block carbohydrates, increase the body’s metabolism (the rate at which our body burns off food), enhance fat oxidations or simply mobilise fat stores on the body. We’ve got a few handy supplements which have been designed to do all these things at once!

You Go Girl 

You Go Girl is a powerful blend of ingredients created using the latest research to help to achieve your weight loss goals through a variety of different mechanisms within the body. Here, we explore the properties of the active ingredients to see why You Go Girl actually works.

The Active Ingredients

 

Green Tea

Firstly, perhaps the most well-known and documented of all the ingredients which make up this potent blend is green tea extract. A study carried out by the Health Care Food Research Laboratories in 2007 found taking a green tea supplement for a period of 12 weeks lead to decreases in bodyweight, body mass index, body fat ratio, hip circumference and low-density lipoprotein (bad) cholesterol. A number of research studies have also demonstrated that in addition to boosting the body’s metabolic rate, green tea extract helps to block the absorption of fat. In other words, not only does it help you to lose the fat you’ve already got, it also reduces the amount of fat your body stores in areas such as your stomach or on your thighs.

 

Chromium

Next, renowned for its ability to help control cravings, Thermo contains Chromium. The primary function of chromium is to make the hormone insulin work better, helping to drive both protein and glucose into muscle cells while minimising fat storage. Chromium has also been shown to help regulate blood sugar, which stops the signal that tells the brain you need sugar, therefore helping those wanting to lower their body fat control sugar cravings – great for that sweet tooth of yours!

 

Caffeine

Thermo also includes caffeine, a key ingredient not only for its ability to increase metabolism but also because it helps to stimulate the production of the neurotransmitter beta-endorphin. Beta-endorphin can help to reduce pain and perceived fatigue during exercise allowing you to train harder for longer, and burn more calories.

What else can I take?

 

White Kidney Bean Extract

 

 
 White Kidney Bean Extract has been shown to neutralise the effects of carbohydrates, helping to reduce the conversion of starch (carbohydrate) into fat. Basically, during the digestive process, your body converts carbohydrates, found in starchy food such as potatoes and pasta, into sugar. Your body does this by breaking down the carbohydrate with alpha amylase, an enzyme produced in the pancreas. These calories are either burned off or stored as fat. White kidney bean extract helps to ensure that carbohydrates are not converted into fat, and instead allows them to pass through the digestive system safely and naturally.

How should I take them?

 

You Go Girl:

Take 3-4 capsules per day, on an empty stomach before exercise and on non-exercise days consume 1 capsule with every meal.

White Kidney Bean Extract:

Take 2 tablets, with water 2o minutes before a meal.

References

  • Anton, S. D., Morrison, C. D., Cefalu, W. T, et al. (2008). Effects of chromium picolinate on food intake and satiety. Diabetes Technol Ther. 10(5): 405-12.
  • Nagao, T., Hase, T., & Tokimitsu, I. (2007). A green tea extract high in catechins reduces body fat and cardiovascular risks in humans. Obesity(Silver Spring) 15(6): 1473-83.


Charlotte Cliffe

Charlotte Cliffe

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