Whey Protein Concentrate satiates your appetite better than carbs or fat. Studies show that milk proteins such as whey may satiate your appetite better than some other protein sources. However, having a high enough protein intake in general is the most important thing. Eat plenty of dietary protein from food sources like meat, eggs, and fish, and supplement with whey protein to max out your protein intake. Protein is even more filling when paired with fiber. Make a meal replacement shake with whey protein powder, fruit, and some leafy greens to fill up on minimal calories.
In a placebo-controlled study on whey protein and dieting, one group of dieters was given a whey protein supplement, and the other group was given a placebo. The whey protein group lost more fat than the control group, and kept more muscle mass. It’s tough to diet for weight loss while keeping your hard-earned muscle mass but the amino acids in whey protein support muscle protein synthesis. This can help you retain a larger muscle mass even when dieting. As muscles burn calories for energy this can in turn help with weight toss. Casein is very similar but the difference is that Casein releases protein over several hours rather than immediately like Whey.
The simplest, yet most effective version of a product created naturally by the body. Backed by hundreds of scientific studies, creatine is proven to help build lean muscle, which in turn burns more fat. Thus, it is seen as an indirect contributor for weight loss. For more information on Creatine, visit our Oblivion information page.
Apart from many other health benefits such as lowering blood pressure and anti-oxidative properties, Taurine is an excellent fat burner that boosts your metabolism and energy production. Human studies show that 3 grams per day of taurine for 7 weeks reduced body weight significantly in a group of overweight or obese (but not-yet-diabetic) adults. Subjects saw significant declines in their serum triglycerides and “atherogenic index,” a ratio of multiple cholesterol components that predicts atherosclerosis risk.
Lysine indirectly supports lowering of bad cholesterol, burns fat, and directly encourages production of collagen for healthy skin, muscles, and joints. Collagen can build cartilage, connective tissue, and bone. Lysine aids in this formation and at the same time can stop the breakdown and excretion of collagen. Lysine also naturally creates carnitine, which breaks down fatty acids and LDL cholesterol.
Natural anti-inflammatory and helps keep skin healthy and smooth. Glycine increases adiponectin (a protein hormone), which can help with weight loss. Adiponectin enhances glucose utilization and fatty-acid combustion in the liver and muscle.
A precursor for muscle growth. Glutamine combats fat storage and minimises the breakdown of muscle. For more information, see our Oblivion information page.
CLA is a naturally occurring product in the human body. By supplementing the natural levels, CLA aids fat loss by breaking down fat deposits. CLA helps reduce the negative effects of unhealthy eating by inhibiting the absorption of additional fats. Basically, CLA is a special type of fat that reduces our absorption of other, unhealthy fats.
Research shows acai berries are high in antioxidants and may possibly fight against disease. This ingredient provides a more holistic weight loss approach with secondary health benefits and has been added for its healthy fat properties.
Many studies show that green tea increases the rate of fat burning to help you lose weight. The caffeine and catechin content are shown to help stimulate activeness and boost weight loss. The polyphenols found in green tea are the answer. These incredible polyphenols are more commonly known in the scientific community as flavanols or catechins. Green tea has been shown to activate the body’s thermogenic fat-burning activity. In one study, an optimal amount of catechins (690 mg) ingested for 12 weeks significantly reduced the subjects’ total fat area, waist circumference, skin fold thickness, and subcutaneous fat area. It has also been shown that there is a synergistic interaction between the caffeine in green tea and the catechins (more specifically EGCG) in green tea, which increases the body’s use of calories as energy. Moreover, the combination of caffeine and EGCG found in green tea was further shown in the British Journal of Nutrition to significantly increase the resting metabolic rate.
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