Fat burners are nothing but pills or tablets that are made up of selected herbal ingredients such as pyruvate, chintosan and ephedra. These pills burn out the fat by suppressing the appetite or by stimulating the metabolism of our body.Once the appetite is suppressed we tend to take less food that prevents the accumulation of fat in the body, as the excess energy is stored in the body as fat. In the same way if the metabolism of the body is stimulated, more energy is burned out thus preventing the fat storage in the body.
Though there were no back up studies that confirm the efficacy of the herbal products, herbal treatment has been in the use for more than few centuries.Herbal preparations were found to be effective many ailments. Hence there is no harm in trying herbal preparations for slimming. To be on the safer side it is always better use the fat burners along with good diet plan and exercise program.As far as slimming diet is concerned, the diet will have low fat and more protein.As far as exercises are concerned aerobic exercises like swimming and cycling are more preferred.Let us discuss some of the herbal fat burners here.
Piruvate – it is a by-product of glucose metabolism. It is a three-carbon ketoacid. This is believed to reduce weight and cholesterol. This product also improves the tolerance level of a person. As mentioned earlier there was no available research paper regarding the efficacy of this product. This product is safe to consume. There were no side effects reported so far.
Chitosan – this product is separated from the outer skeleton of some of the sea animals like crab. This substance is believed to bind vitamins A, E, K, and D, thus preventing them from getting absorbed in to the body. These vitamins are fat-soluble vitamins. Some experts believe that chitosan prevents the absorption of carotenoids. These carotenoids are precursors of vitamin A. There are few study materials available, which suggest that chitosan helps to trim the fat.
Ehpedra – it is an herb that is popularly grown in china and magnolia. The extract of ehpedra is known as ephedrine. This extract is believed to stimulate heart and nervous system. This herb is used for the reducing the weight and bodybuilding. This herb is also used widely for the treatment of sinus problems, allergy, and asthma.