Herbal diet pills are supplements that contain plant extracts and they help people to lose weight. There are many different types of herbal pills available on the market. This article details on how herbs can help with weight loss and how to choose the best diet pill for your needs.
The different types of herbal diet pills
This section describes the three main types of herbal diet pills. Appetite suppressants are pills which control hunger. Thermogenic pills are those which increase metabolism. The third type is fat burners. These improve fat oxidation.
Some herbal capsules contain ingredients that suppress hunger. The two most common herbal appetite suppressants are Hoodia Gordonii and Acai Berry.
This is a South African plant and it is native to the Kalahari Desert. It supposedly tricks your brain into thinking that your stomach is full.
According to one laboratory study, there seems to be some type of
appetite-suppressing mechanism in hoodia. It has been found that a molecule inside hoodia, called P57, may have an effect on the brain's hypothalamus (the hunger regulator). However, this study was conducted on animals and the evidence is therefore, not conclusive. Acai Berry It is also considered as an appetite suppressant because it contains a lot of monounsaturated fats, which are helpful in giving satisfaction. However, there are many cheaper sources of monounsaturated fats, such as olives, dark chocolate, avocados, nuts, seeds, flaxseed oil and olive oil. It is therefore, not mandatory to use acai as an appetite suppressant. Besides, you will have to consume large quantities of acai to get enough monounsaturated fats. This means that acai is not a very good diet aid. Acai berry may contain a lot of antioxidants that protect from free radical damage, but this is unrelated to weight loss.
Thermogenic herbal slimming pills or stimulants increase your heart rate and force your body to burn more calories. This results in weight loss. Thermogenic herbal diet pills usually contain guarana or caffeine. Caffeine Caffeine is a stimulant that affects the nervous system. It may increase the metabolism slightly. Guarana Guarana is a berry found in South America. It is similar in composition to coffee beans. It appears to be have the same effectiveness level as caffeine pills. So, do not expect any massive weight loss.
Seaweed extract Seaweed contains a substance called fucoxanthin that stimulates a protein in the body. This may increase fat burning. Fucoxanthin seems to target abdominal fats and can result in five percent to ten percent weight reduction. The problem is that you would have to eat huge amounts to achieve this result.