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Supplements That Slim

Each individual's body has its own chemistry, and it's critical to find out what works best for you. A simply way to do this is to try a given supplement or combination for a few weeks and track your progress. If there's little or no result, discuss this with an appropriate health care professional and try something different.

B Vitamins

Certain key B vitamins, including B5, B6, and Biotin, play a role in the lipotropic process, which is how our bodies metabilize fat. Because the B complex vitamins work in harmony, they need to be taken in a complex to keep the correct balance. Supplementation of individuals should be supervised by a nutritional consultant or physician.


Its been called a "superfood" because it is a highly concentrated source of nutrients that do a lot of good things, including optimizing metabolism, stabilizing blood sugar, reducing cholesterol, boosting immunity, speeding up healing, cleansing, and helping digestion and respiration, a microalgea that is 68-70% protein, Spirulina contains more than 20 vitamins and minerals, plus all the essential amino acids. It is available as powders, liquids, tablets, capsules and teas. Because the plant is harvested and processed, look for organic spirulina to avoid pesticides.


Conjugated Linoleic Acid may make it easier to lose weight and keep it off. A recent study at the University of Wisconsin-Madison put a group of 71 obese people on a regimen that included a low calorie diet and moderate exercise for six weeks. The CLA difference became apparent after the diet ended and participants started to put on weight again. Those taking CLA (1 gm with each meal) tended to gain more muscle than fat and muscle burns more calories than fat.


The active ingredient in the berb Garcinia, HCA is another active player in metabolizing fat, based upon both animal and human research. Participants in one clinical trial, who took HCA and followed a low calorie diet for two months then continued taking HCA for one year while eating freely, managed to lose, on average, more than 30 pounds each. HCA is often sold in combination with other compatible weight-loss supplements. If you choose one of these, follow product directions. If you try HCA alone, the typical daily dosage is 500 to 1000 mg, divided into 2 to 3 small doses daily and taken about 30 minutes before meals.

We carry supplements. Visit our store or give us a call if any of these are of interest to you.

The preceding article excerpted from:

"Prescription for Nutritional Healing 3rd Edition" - James Balch M.D. & Phyllis Balch CNC


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