The Fat Burners - Appetite Suppresants PART 2

In continuation of Part 1 of this article, we are examining the available food supplements that have the properties of being fat burners, appetite suppressants, and energy boosters.

So, here are some more for you to consider to lose weight fast!

Tea (Green Tea)

Green tea is the same as black tea, only their method of preparation differs. Black tea was prepared for long storage without fear of spoiling. Green tea is basically fresh, and must be consumed not only after harvesting.

Green tea, when brewed, releases two important chemicals groups; polyphenols and catchins.

The effect of these two chemical groups is that they stimulate the production of norepinephrine in the body, which in turn signals to the body to give off energy from stored fat, and also increase energy (muscle) levels.

Hoodia Gordonii

Featured in the press now for a few years, Hoodia Gordonii is the famous plant eaten by the bushmen of South Africa to suppress their hunger when food is sparce.

It seems something in the plant's chemistry acts on the apostat (our inner switch that tells us to stop eating). This is something the bushmen always knew, and now Hoodia Gordonii is becoming a must for people with obesity.

5-Hydroxytrytophan (5-HTP)

From the basic protein tryptophan, 5-HTP becomes serotonin when present in the brain. Serotonin is the neurotranmitter associated with a feeling of well-being.

This same "feeling" of well-being extended to when the tested subjects were eating, and felt satisfied much earlier than those subjected tested without 5-HTP. As it is a mood enhancer, 5-HTP is also considered an anti-depressant.


Pyruvate is a natural chemical that is the final result of glucose metabolism. In the body, pyruvate is directly linked with both appetite suppression and weight loss. As an added plus, pyruvate seems to be an energy booster as well.

It appears that adding pyruvate to your dietary intake will aid the body to reduce it storage of fat, while giving you some extra endurance as well.


Taurine naturally occurs in liver bile, and is also called 2-aminothanesulfonic acid. Its job is to emulsify fat, and also to aid in the fat's absorption. It also has a great deal to do with metabolism.

Aging decreases the amount of Taurine we naturally produce, so its basic job (as a precursor to epinephrine which is responsible for glycogen breakdown) is not able to be done, and we often store fat instead of using it.


Made from the periwinkle plant, vinoprocetine is a smooth muscle relaxant, and thus eventually will result in better blood circulation.

This combination of more blood to the muscles will give greater energy to burn calories and fat.

Vitamin B Complex

The well-known mix of the B vitamins need no particular explanation, however, if you are not getting enough of them, your ability to properly metabolize fats (and proteins) will be diminished.

So if you are interested in burning fats, you will need to also be sure you have enough of the B complex vitamins in your diet.


Whey protein (from milk) is a very high quality protein.

Whey protein is known to stimulate the production of two hormones that suppress appetite; glucagon-like peptide-1 and cholecystokinin (CCK). The effect is rather dramatic, you are just not hungry after drinking something made from whey protein.

Furthermore, as whey protein is very rich in leucine, its power to stimulant fat loss is unquestioned.

A note of caution:

There are many choices of supplements on today's market, including those we have mentioned above. If you are on any medication, or have any doubt as to what is appropriate or not to you situation, please consult with your doctor before beginning your supplement program.

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