There are many supplements on the market commonly referred to as “fat burners”. Some work well, others worse, and some are just marketing gimmicks used to trick people into spending their money.

Below is a list of 5 natural substances which support weight-loss. Keep in mind that the key to achieving your dream body is a properly tailored diet and physical activity. These “burners” are a little extra support; supplements that help burn body fat.

Caffeine – an alkaloid that mainly occurs in coffee beans and guarana fruits.
Effects:

  • Energy boost before a work-out and eliminates the feeling of tiredness
  • Speeds up your metabolism
  • Has a thermogenic effect

Capsaicin – an alkaloid that occurs in peppers (usually between 0.1%-1% of a vegetable’s mass).

Effects:

  • Increases thermogenesis
  • Increases energy uptake

Green tea extract – green tea doesn’t just promote weight loss; it also improves blood circulation, is a strong antioxidant, helps reduce and delay aging and lowers cholesterol levels.
Weight-loss effects:

  • Regulates one’s appetite
  • contains theine (an equivalent to caffeine)
  • Supports digestion
  • Helps detox your body

Remember that to preserve all the beneficial properties of green tea, it should be brewed with water that’s been heated to 80 degrees (not more).

Yohimbine – a substance obtained from yohimbine trees (Pausinystalia yohimbe) in Africa.

Effects:

  • Promotes fat burning and speeds up metabolic processes
  • Raises your body temperature

This is a very strong substance that is often added to weight-loss supplements and those for increased libido.

CLA – conjugated linoleic acid. This substance can be found in certain meats, full-fat dairy products and eggs.

Effects:

  • Helps prevent cancer
  • Supports the immune system
  • Lowers cholesterol level
  • Decreases fat storage and boosts lipolysis – the process of breaking down fat