In the market, there are numerous solutions in controlling weight; pills, programs, syrups and of course, gyms and exercise programs. Apart from that, there is also a dearth of natural weight loss supplements out there as well.
These supplements claim to help people lose their weight and are properly formulated for men especially. They also claim to make the weight loss process easier when the supplements are used during a proper exercise regimen.
These supplements work via the following mechanisms:
- They help in reducing a man’s appetite by helping them feel full which results in consumption of fewer than usual number of calories.
- Helping reduce buildup of fat and deriving energy and nutrients from it. Also helps in reducing hunger pangs and cravings.
- Helping burn more fat hence making men burn more calories.
It is imperative that these supplements should produce the desired effect so they can be consumed with ease. Let us now have a look at some of the most popular mens weightloss pills around:
Garcina Cambogia Extract
Garcinia Cambogia rose to popularity ever since its feature on the Dr. Oz show back in 2012. It is a small green colored fruit resembling the shape of a pumpkin.
The fruit’s skin contains hydroxycitric acid (HCA). It is the main active ingredient in the extract of Garcina Cambogia and it is marketed extensively as a dieting pill.
Studies conducted in laboratory mice exhibited that consumption of the Garcina Cambogia extract can inhibit an enzyme in the body responsible for producing fat. This helps reduce food cravings by a good margin.
Also, a study conducted in 2011 in 130 human participants compared garcinia cambogia extract with a dummy pill. At first there was not much difference in weight or body fat among the participants. However, later studies on it revealed that it caused a weight loss of 2 pounds on average over the course of several weeks.
The only side effect this has is a few mild issues in digestion (digestive problems that is).
Glucomannan is a sort of a fiber present in the roots of the vegetable, elephant yam. It is also known as Konjac. It basically absorbs waters and turns into a gel-like material. Thus, it promotes a feeling of fullness, helping people eat fewer calories.
Some studies on human have shown positive outcomes of glucomannan working together with a healthy diet. It helps people lose around 8 to 10 pounds in bodyweight in around 5 weeks.
Glucomannan is a fiber that can feed friendly bacteria present in the intestines. It also helps in reducing the levels of blood sugar, blood cholesterol and triglycerides. It is also effective in fighting constipation.
However, it does have some side effects. It can cause bloating, flatulence and soft stools. It can also interfere with some oral medications if taken at the same time.
It is hence important to note that glucomannan should be taken about half an hour before meals, preferably with a glass of water.
Extract of Green Coffee Beans
These coffee beans are basically unroasted coffee beans. They have two substances that are widely known to help in weight loss are caffeine and chlorogenic acid. Caffeine is known to help raise the rate of fats getting burned and metabolized. Chlorogenic acid helps slow the breakdown of carbs in the digestive system.
Many studies conducted on humans have shown how green coffee bean extract can help people lose weight. Also, some studies have found out that supplements made from this extract can help people lose 5.4 pounds more on average, in comparison to placebos.
Green coffee bean extract can help reduce blood sugar levels as well as blood pressure, thanks to its antioxidant rich content.
However, Green coffee bean extract does have its share of side effects just like caffeine. It can cause diarrhea and some people might be allergic to green coffee beans.
Green Tea Extract
Green tea extract is a popular ingredient in many weight loss supplements. This is due to the fact that numerous studies have determined its main ingredient, and that is EGCG. This helps in burning of fat tissues.
Green tea extract is known to raise the activity of norepinephrine, a hormone that helps people burn fat with ease. A lot of human studies have proved that green tea extract can help people get rid of excess fat and burn fat tissues.
It does have side effects such as caffeine sensitivity as it has caffeine. However, Green tea extract is easily tolerated.