If you have a significant amount of weight to lose to reach your goal weight or would like to enhance the rate of weight you are losing through diet and exercise, you may wish to use a fat burner. Fat burning pills contain a variety of ingredients that may increase your metabolic rate or encourage your body to burn fat for energy, but not all are effective. Research supplements carefully and consult a doctor before using any supplements.
Although sesamin is a fat present in sesame oil, research indicates that it may help reduce your levels of body fat. Sesamin may help reduce your cravings for food but also stimulate cellular receptors that encourage fat-burning and help prevent fat storage. Based upon this data, a fat burning pill containing sesamin may be effective for you.
Conjugated Linoleic Acid
Although conjugated linoleic acid is a fatty acid, some research suggests that it encourages the reduction of body fat, rather than the accumulation of it. CLA has been shown to discourage fat gain and increase rates of lipolysis, or the burning of fat for energy, in both animals and humans.
Tetradecylthioacetic Acid, also referred to as TTA, is a common fat burning ingredient in stimulant-free fat burners. Unlike many other ingredients in fat burning pills, such as caffeine, TTA does not stimulate your central nervous system to encourage fat burning. TTA increases the oxidation, or burning, of fat cells, and may result in increased energy expenditure, or calorie burning.
Resveratrol is a substance classified as a phytochemical. Resveratrol has several benefits to justify inclusion in fat burning pills. The research notes that resveratrol has the ability to inhibit fat gain and may also increase lipolysis.
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- "Diabetes, Obesity & Metabolism"; Dietary supplementation of tetradecylthioacetic acid increases feed intake but reduces body weight gain and adipose depot sizes in rats fed on high-fat diets; AJ Wensaas et al; November 2009
- "Annals of the New York Academy of Sciences"; Effect of resveratrol on fat mobilization; CA Baile et al; January 2011