Fat burners are generally known as substances that
Use stored fat in the body as energy,
Reduce how excess calories are turned to fat
Natural Supplements for Fat-burning
There are a few natural supplements have had extensive studies for fat-burning.
Green Tea. Researchers found that green tea extract stimulated thermogenesis better than caffeine alone, and also potentiated the thermogenic action of epinephrine better than caffeine or ephedrine. Results showed that 266 extra calories were burned per day while taking the green tea product. The green tea extract also did not increase heart rate, a problem found in most thermogenic products.
Cayenne. Cayenne (or Capsaicin) is a popular spice used in many culinary dishes around the world. It has been shown to be helpful for circulation, digestion, and gas. For people who work out, cayenne is usually taken in a capsule form, and because it raises the body temperature, it’s been shown to increase fat burning.
L-Carnitine. L-carnitine is an amino acid, and has been shown to transport fat into the mitochondria of cells, so that the fat can be burned for energy. Carnitine is particularly more effective during exercise, as it has been shown not just an enhancement in burning fat, but also boosts muscle endurance by sparing muscle glycogen.
CLA. CLA (or Conjugated Linoleic Acid) is a slightly altered form of the essential fatty acid, linoleic acid. Researchers believe that CLA helps block fat cells in the body from filling up by interfering with the fat-storing enzyme, lipoprotein lipase as well as by increasing the sensitivity of cells to insulin. CLA is also believed to help burn fat by revving up muscle metabolism and increase lean muscle mass. CLA is naturally found in meat & dairy products, when the cows are grass-fed. Cows that are grain-fed have virtually no CLA.
Fucoxanthin. Not to be confused with Astaxanthin, a powerful antioxidant, fucoxanthin has been found to signal fatty acids to generate energy instead of getting stored as fat. An extract from Japanese brown seaweed, fucoxanthin does not stimulate the central nervous system to promote weight loss.
It must also be noted that although these supplements can be regarded as safe, anyone with an existing condition must take the advice from their physician. These fat burners, are effective when combined with a healthy diet, and regular exercise program.