Can Supplements really help you build muscle and fight obesity?

nutritional supplementsDid you know that if you build muscle, you can easly burn fats and fight obesity?

Obesity is one of the major health concerns that plague America today. Approximately two-thirds of American adults are considered overweight; while one in three are seriously overweight or obese. Obesity is defined as having an abnormal amount of body fat; being 20 to 30 percent over the ideal weight for age, sex and height.

Sometimes a balanced diet is not sufficient enough to fulfill all of your body’s needs, especially when it needs an extra boost of energy like in the case of weight loss program or muscle building. There are many different kinds of nutritional supplements that are available to help with muscle building and they are becoming increasingly popular these days. They are all useful for people who want to build strong muscles and want to improve their overall muscular physique. Some of them are NO2 supplements, Hi Protien Supplements and Weightlifting supplements.

The increase in demand of these dietary supplements can be attributed to the beneficial effects these supplements have been proven to provide. Research has been able to establish that vitamins are able to protect your body from numerous diseases, including birth defects, cataracts and cancer. The latest studies have revealed that using natural nutritional supplement can potentially lower your cholesterol levels and subsequently prevent the development of heart disease. Vitamins and minerals have also been shown to enhance the immune system, which protects your body and helps it fight off diseases. Anti-oxidants, contained in Vitamins A, C and E, have also been shown to inhibit free radicals, which are known to contribute a great deal to the aging process.

Everyone’s metabolism (the rate at which the body burns calories) is different and is influenced by many factors, including genetics. Regularly eating even a few more calories than your body needs can lead to weight gain. By consuming only 100 extra

calories a day, for example, you’ll gain a pound in approximately a month (a pound of body fat equals 3,500 calories). SomeĀ  experts think a sedentary lifestyle influences weight gain even more than eating too many calories. Exercise burns calories and builds muscle. And the more muscle mass you have, the greater number of calories your body burns at rest.

Aside from aggressive dieting and exercising, some nutritional supplements products may aid in raising metabolism or suppressing the appetite. But at the same time, you should also be wary of their side effects. Always check with your health care provider first.

  • Aloe Vera, improves digestion and cleans the digestive tract
  • Astralgus, increases energy and improves nutrient absorption
  • Bee pollen, stimulates metabolism and quickly satisfy craving for sweets
  • Bladderwrack, contains iodine which helps enhance thyroid function
  • Brewer’s yeast, reduces various cravings for food and drink
  • Cayenne, reduces hunger after meals and increases calorie burning by the body
  • Chitosan, slows the absorption of fat in the intestine
  • Chromium, helps the body use fat for energy and builds muscles
  • Dandelion, flushes out kidneys, boosts metabolism, and off-sets cravings for sweets
  • Ephedra, also known as ma huang, suppresses appetite
  • Fennel, suppresses appetite and removes mucus and fat from the intestinal tract
  • Garcinia cambogia, quells hunger pangs
  • Green tea, increases energy expenditure and enhances the ability of the body to burn fat
  • Guaran, contains caffeine which curbs appetite, increases metabolic rates and has a mild diuretic effect
  • Guggul, lowers cholesterol and promotes weight control
  • Kelp, boosts metabolism
  • Licorice, sustains regulated blood sugar level and reduces cravings for sweets
  • Malabar tamarind, helps prevents the production of fat and suppresses appetite
  • Siberian ginseng, stabilizes blood sugar and reduces cravings for sweets
  • Yohimbine, raises metabolic rates, reduces appetite and increases fat burning

These herbs are not recommended to replace regular diet. Maintaining a healthy lifestyle is key.

  • I’m not sure exactly what he was taking, but recently a friend of mine failed a drug test due to supplements. This guy is a total health nut and was blown away when he was notified that he had failed a drug test. A re-test showed that it was actually the supplements he was on that caused the false positive. I will find out what it was that threw him off and post it for you. Either way, before taking anything I would consult your doctor just to make sure there aren’t any effects like this that you should worry about. No one wants to lost their job because they want to shed a pound ;)

  • Agree 100%. Beside, all this stuff, it’s always the same thing: You’ll lose weight. And when you read the tiny sentence on the label:”work if you eat less and do exercise”…Well, duh…

  • Most of the time a well balanced diet, filled with fruits and vegetables is plenty to give you all of the nutrition you need. If you are working out and looking to build mass and muscle, there are some supplements that can really aid in the process. I would always recommend to make sure you are looking at what is in the products you take, and don’t take those metabolism enhancing pills or diet pills.

  • A good diet regular exercise,why spend money on suppliments that may or may noy work

  • your body’s ability to burn fat is limited to whether or not it has the right nutrients and enzymes to drive the fat burning process. I would definately recommend a great multivitamin (such as Multissentials Complete Wellness Formula, found here: as a start, and then add in additional fat burning supplements along with diet and exercise for best results.

  • Joe

    The best way to structure your workouts without supplements to get the best results is to be consistent and try to continually improve on a specific training method for a specific time period. A time period of 4-8 weeks usually works best as your body will adapt to the specific training method and progress will slow after this amount of time.

  • Manny

    great posts, thanks a lot, I’ve tried many different thinks but burning fat is how i managed to lose some weight, it’s all about fat burning as it says in this blog

  • Ideally, eating a well-balanced diet should give us all the nutrition we need, but even the doctors that used to preach this have changed their tune, because Americans simply do not eat a well balanced diet. Not only that, many of the foods including “fresh” fruits and vegetables that we bring home from the market no longer contain the same quality of nutrition. Modern methods of growing, harvesting and processing our foods have left them nutritionally bankrupt. So I’m inclined to agree that supplements have become key to good health and also to achieving and maintaining a healthy weight.