Appetite Suppressants

By suppressing the appetite, we consume less food. By consuming less food, we lower our caloric intake. As we know, maintaining a low calorie intake will no doubt lead to weight loss.  Here are some natural appetite suppressants:

Glucomannan

Glucomannan is a fiber that can absorb up to 50 times its own weight in water. Taking glucomannan before meals can help to provide bulk in the stomach. Be certain to always drink large amounts of water when taking this supplement.

Chromium

Chromium can help control blood sugar levels. By maintaining a stable blood sugar, chromium can help prevent the sugar cravings that can add so many unnecessary calories to our diet.  

Garcinia

Garcinia cambogia is the botanical name for the bitter melon fruit. Do not confuse this with the bitter orange fruit, which contains the stimulant synephrine. Bitter melon contains high levels of hydroxycitric acid, or HCA. This acid can help curb appetite and may slow the formation of fat in the body.

Griffonia Bean

The griffonia bean naturally contains high levels of 5-HTP, which is a precursor to serotonin. Serotonin helps regulate sleep cycles, mood and appetite. Some studies demonstrated weight loss due to griffonia supplementation even without dietary restrictions. Consult a health care professional before taking this supplement while taking prescription antidepressants.

Gymnema

This Ayurvedic herb occupies some of the same reception sites as certain dietary carbohydrates. When eaten, gymnema can block the sweet taste of sugar, so we in turn will not be rewarding our body. When taken in supplement form, gymnema can block the absorption of some carbohydrates in the intestine, thus helping to slow the glycemic response.

 

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