Maintaining a healthy weight has many benefits, but it can be difficult. In fact, healthy weight maintenance can be one of the most frustrating goals you’ve dedicated yourself to. Commitment to the gym is there, grueling cardio sessions leave your clothes soaked in sweat, the diet is on point, but you just can’t seem to get rid of that one stubborn area. It’s a frustration that many of us share, but don’t let it deter you! While we know you are giving it 100% every time you step foot in the gym or put on the running shoes, sometimes a little extra something is all you need to push into uncharted territory. With that said, take a look at a few of our favorite healthy weight maintenance supplements.
For as long as any of us can remember, green tea has maintained a reputation of being nutritious and healthy. For starters, green tea has antioxidant properties that fight off harmful free radicals. What most people may not know, however, is that green tea extract has the potential to reduce body fat. The polyphenols in this herbal supplement are responsible for hindering fat synthesis, which could be very helpful for those looking to increase their metabolism and drop a few pounds. To top it off, green tea extract naturally contains caffeine, which means you won’t even have to sacrifice your morning buzz to spur a little extra fat loss! With each serving containing 5-6% caffeine, what’s not to love about green tea extract?
Acetyl L-Carnitine, a modified version of L-Carnitine, is a really neat amino acid-like supplement that could be a game changer in your training and fat-loss arsenal. A study that looked at low and high intensity cycling with L-Carnitine supplementation found that at low intensity, there was a significant increase in the bodies’ ability to burn fat and preserve muscle glycogen. Additionally, at high intensity, lactic acid levels were lower, while creatine phosphate levels were heightened. From a scientific standpoint, L-Carnitine is responsible for transporting fat into the mitochondria of the of cells to be converted to ATP, aka energy! While it is highly recommended that L-Carnitine be taken with food to reap the most benefit, Acetyl L-Carnitine can be more easily absorbed by the body with less dependence on food. Lastly, Acetyl L-Carnitine helps to increase bloodflow to your muscles during a workout. More blood in the muscles means bigger and better pumps, which can lead to more efficient gains!
One of the less common fat loss / fat burner supplements on the market right now is actually derived from a west African evergreen tree. Yohimbine, the chemical found in Yohimbe tree bark, contains fat burning properties that could potentially help with slimming down. It should be noted that obese individuals who combine Yohimbine with caffeine could experience some cardiovascular issues, so consulting with a doctor is always a good idea.
This is a state of the art formula we consulted with John Meadows on, and are excited to deliver to you! If you are in a lean gain phase, this product will allow you to stay leaner as you grow, as blood sugar levels will be regulated from the insulin mimetic effect of this product. If you are in a fat reduction phase in your program, this product will enable you to do so more efficiently by this same mechanism. Although the goal of this product is to manage blood glucose levels and subsequent rises in insulin, it also has many other health benefits such as increased antioxidant activity, increased ability to absorb creatine, sustained levels of energy (as insulin spikes are controlled by all ingredients), enhanced insulin sensitivity, reduced absorption of sugar molecules during the digestion process in the intestines, and increased liver protection from free radical damage (stronger liver equals better fat burning).
Last but not least, good ole’ Omega 3 fatty acids. EPA and DHA are the powerful Omega 3s that increase insulin sensitivity which ultimately can help you burn fat. From a performance standpoint, Omega 3s can decrease the rate at which muscle tissue is broken down, which may increase muscle protein synthesis. Without question, a fish oil supplement should be in your daily regimen.
Maintaining a Healthy Weight can be a breeze for some, and a nightmare for others. That’s the beauty of this journey, though! Learning about your body and what works for you is a critical part of the process that is unique to everyone. Our bodies are constantly adapting to the situations we put them in, so maintaining a fresh approach is of the utmost importance. Whether that means more cardio, an extra HIIT workout, or introducing a new supplement, the answer is out there! If you are slightly overwhelmed with all the options above and don’t know where to start, try our Ultimate Fat Burner Stack! Combine some of the supplements from above with our amazing Burn: a blend of vitamins and supplements specifically designed to kill fat. While none of these are meant to be a replacement for responsible exercise and a healthy diet, they may be the difference-maker your body needs to achieve the look and physique you’ve always wanted.
As always, our foundational principle is to bring you closer to your goal. It may not happen overnight, but if you stay dedicated and consistent, success is ahead.
No excuses. Get out there and make it happen. We’ll see you in the gym.
Yours In Health,