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4 Supplements To Help With Weight Loss

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4 Supplements To Help With Weight Loss

As quarantines continue and the pandemic fails to fade away, you're probably worried about all the cakes and cookies you're going to bake and eat in your spare time. When there's not much to do besides eat and watch movies, its hard to stop yourself from stuffing down every treat in sight.

Instead of putting yourself through miserable and restrictive diets that have you dreaming about the sweets you can't have, try weight loss supplements. With a Thrive Patch, your body will be infused with various supplements that work to kill your appetite, boost your metabolism, and burn fat, allowing you to maintain a healthy weight despite the inevitable eating sprees of quarantine. Here are a few of the ingredients in the patch and how they work to benefit you.

1. Garcinia Cambogia

You probably haven't heard of garcinia cambogia, a natural tropical fruit and weight loss supplement, but research shows that it blocks your body's ability to make fat and shuts down your appetite so you're not going for those double dinner portions every night.

The first active ingredient in the fruit is hydroxycitric acid, which blocks an enzyme that your body uses to produce excess fat. Garcinia cambogia has also been proven to improve the serotonin level in your brain, which improves your mood and therefore works to make you feel less hungry. Plus, as a bonus, the extract has been known to help lower high cholesterol.

2. CoQ10

CoQ10 stands for Coenzyme Q10, which sounds complicated. However, CoQ10 is really just an antioxidant. Your body naturally produces some, but it is beneficial to add a little extra as a supplement, as the enzyme is required in order to turn the carbohydrates and fats that you eat into energy. The faster and more productively this can be done, the more weight you'll be able to lose.

CoQ10 also has other health benefits beyond just weight loss. It has been proven to help lower your blood pressure, which can help you avoid strokes and heart attacks and even lengthen your life. CoQ10 can also improve blood sugar, which can prevent fatigue, hunger, and headaches—which also plays a role in weight loss.

3. Green Coffee Bean Extract

No, green coffee bean extract isn't the same thing as an iced latte from Starbucks. Instead, green coffee bean extract comes from coffee beans that haven't yet been roasted, and contain a compound called chlorogenic acids. Chlorogenic acids are likely the key to weight loss in green coffee bean extract, and when you roast coffee, the level of this compound shrinks—which is why green coffee bean extract is known to have a more prominent weight loss effect than just drinking regular coffee. Chlorogenic acids are known to boost quick metabolism, lower levels of triglycerides and cholesterol, and also improve levels of obesity-related hormones. The compound could also help control, or even prevent, type 2 diabetes and lower blood pressure.

4. White Willow Bark

In evoking the bark of a tree, this supplement sounds a little intimidating and maybe even a little gross. However, white willow bark is a beneficial weight loss supplement—especially when combined with other ingredients. White willow bark increases the thermogenic effect in your body, which therefore increases the effectiveness of the things in your body that burn fat.

White willow bark also has other health benefits. It can act as a painkiller, and has been known to help treat arthritis, osteoarthritis, and back pain. Its painkilling powers might even have an indirect role in weight loss; everyone knows that more pain means more unhealthy comfort food.

Of course, supplements don't give you a free pass to eat whatever you want to cut out exercise. Those things will always be important. However, if you're worried about your weight, they might help; these supplements are a natural way to aid your weight loss and get you on the path toward being the happiest and healthiest you can be.

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