The weight loss industry is a multi-billion dollar giant with hundreds of companies telling thousands of half-truths to separate you and your money.
Which supplements should you buy?
In an attempt to look past some of the supplement companies B.S., I employed the power of big data (via Google Trends) to identify the top 10 weight loss supplements….as decided by the millions of people who use Google to research weight loss supplements.
- No marketing B.S.
- No fraudulent claims from supplement companies
- No advertorials masquerading as honest information
Just pure data collected by the giant brains at Google.
Caffeine is the 10th most popular weight loss supplement around the world. But weight loss is not all that caffeine is good for. In addition to being an essential part of my morning coffee ritual, caffeine is a chemical found in tea, cola, guarana, mate, etc…
How does caffeine work?
Caffeine works by stimulating the central nervous system (CNS), heart, muscles, and the centers that control blood pressure. Caffeine can raise blood pressure, but might not have this effect in people who use it all the time.
Caffeine can also act like a “water pill” that increases urine flow. But again, it may not have this effect in people who use caffeine regularly. Note – drinking caffeine during moderate exercise is not likely to cause dehydration
In addition to weight loss, caffeine has many other health-promoting uses, including:
- mental alertness
- pain reliever
- asthma treatment
- gallbladder disease treatment
- ADHD treatment
- low blood pressure treatment
- as a cream to reduce skin redness & itching
- athletic performance enhancer
How does Caffeine promote weight loss?
Caffeine promotes weight loss via two separate pathways:
- Appetite suppression. Research shows that caffeine reduces your desire to eat for a moderate period of time.
- Calorie burning. Studies have shown that caffeine stimulates thermogenesis — forcing your your body to generate heat and energy from digesting food.
In short, caffeine supplements promise to make you crave less food and burn more calories regardless of exercise.
Want to learn more about caffeine & weight loss? Check out the science….
- Caffeine and coffee: their influence on metabolic rate and substrate utilization in normal weight and obese individuals.
- Changes in caffeine intake and long-term weight change in men and women
- Coffee, diabetes, and weight control
- Coffee, tea and diabetes: the role of weight loss and caffeine
- Ephedrine, caffeine and aspirin: safety and efficacy for treatment of human obesity.
Where can I buy Caffeine supplements?
In addition to your local health food or drugstore, I have listed some of the best online sources for Caffeine.
Note: If you make a purchase from one of these online retailers, I receive a 6-10% “finders fee” …almost enough to pay for this site. Thanks in advance 🙂
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The info in this article came from my Special Report – The Top Weight Loss Supplements for 2016.
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