Can Nutrition Supplements Help People Lose Weight and Body

Numerous nutrition supplements are available that tout weight loss, increased fat breakdown and/or burning or appetite suppression. The most common ingredients or origin include caffeine (and related molecules), guarana, green tea, conjugated linoleic acid (CLA), citrus auran-teum, hydroxy citric acid (HCA), and Hoodia. Among these the best scientific support is with caffeine which is why caffeine or similar molecules (theobromine, theophylline) or natural sources such as guarana, teas, and cocoa are typically the foundation of weight loss supplements. See "FAQ Highlight: Weight Loss Drugs and Supplements" at the end of the chapter for more details.

Supplements and drugs offer some hope to controlling body weight, however people need to know how they work and possible side effects.

Gaining Weight 101

Gaining Weight 101

Find out why long exhausting workouts may do more harm than good. Most of the body-building workout and diet regimens out there are designed for the guys that gain muscle and fat easily. They focus on eating less and working out more in order to cut the excess fat from their bodies while adding needed muscle tone.

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