Many obese people, and anyone else looking to get in shape, wonder which supplements to take for weight loss, building muscle, burning fat, and improving one’s health. With so many on the market these days it can be difficult to know which to purchase. It is normally recommended to stay with some form of natural weight loss and/or health improving supplement as these are generally easy for your body to accept, and less likely to cause any adverse reactions.
First Things First…
I’m not trying to insult your intelligence here, but I think it’s important to mention that anyone who is looking to take supplements should do so for what exactly these pills are designed for… to SUPPLEMENT. Nothing can take the place of getting the proper nutrients your body needs from natural foods.
Alright, now here are some tips to help you out when purchasing dietary supplements:
1.) When shopping for any type of supplement it pays to do your homework first. Don’t just rush in and buy the cheapest natural weight loss supplement on the shelf. You want to find a good quality brand even if it is a little more expensive. Some of the cheaper brands are more likely to be of a generic nature and the quality suffers.
2.) Natural weight loss supplements will have a list of ingredients on the bottle along with an expiry date. Read the date and ensure that you will use the bottle before this date occurs. If not, you are better off to purchase a smaller quantity more frequently. Buying jumbo containers at cheap prices is not always the best move in regards to a weight loss supplement.
Reading the label will give you an idea of how and when to take your natural weight loss supplement, and what the recommended dose is. Many times you must drink a certain amount of water for the product to work effectively.
3.) Next take a look at the packaging itself. The supplement should be packaged so any light and moisture is prevented from entering the package. Inside the bottle there should be a small desiccant pack. If your natural supplement is packed in a large clear bottle, stay away from it. These types of containers are known to make the supplement go bad very quickly, before they even reach their expiry date.
4.) It is normally advised to purchase a natural weight loss supplement which has lots of information on the package. This shows that the manufacturer cares about their customers and is happy to provide them with lots of information to help make their buying decision easy. Many times contact information is also provided so you can get your questions answered promptly.
Now Having Said All That, Which Supplements Are Best To Take?
Well, the supplements that people take are going to vary. The reason why is because there are so many different factors to take into consideration:
- Current weight
- Goal (build muscle, burn fat, lose weight, etc.)
- Medical issues
- And so much more.
Therefore, it is VERY important that you check with your doctor first to determine which supplements will be okay for you to take. And then from there you can determine what will best for you to reach your goals and enhance your overall health.
My personal supplement stash is somewhat extensive:
- Multi-Vitamin (I use Animal Pak since I do a lot of weight training and high intensity cardio)
- Glucosamine/Chondroitin (This is to help with joint problems)
- CQ-10 (Heart health, blood pressure, and more)
- Vitamin D (Blood sugar, blood pressure, and more)
- Vitamin C (Immune system health, antioxidant, and more)
- EGCG (Hearth health, metabolism, and more)
- Fish Oil (Heart health, and more)
- Chromium (Balance blood sugar levels, improve metabolism, and more)
Now I’m not recommending that you go out and purchase all of the above, I’m just showing you the supplements that I take and have helped me lose weight, build muscle, and burn fat.
Whether you have one hundred pounds to lose or ten, whether you want to enhance your overall health, or whether you want to build lean muscle tissue, choosing a natural weight loss supplement can prove to be a very smart move. Just be sure to check with your physician FIRST, read the ingredient label, and purchase only the highest quality which you can afford.