Fat Loss - supplements
Below is a list of supplements I recommend for Fat Loss.
As always, I've just included the most well researched, scientifically-backed & proven supplements of which I believe give the highest return for the cost & effort involved.
The links included are simply the cheapest and/or easiest places that I use to buy them online. Please let me know if you find anywhere better, so I can update the list.
This page contains some affiliate links that I may make a 1-5% commission off, at no extra cost to you.
DNPX - ProSupps
I've found this one has a much higher number of effective ingredients when compared to many of the top products around. Plus it's really cheap! I'm baffled that it's not more popular.
I'll warn that it has somewhat high caffeine levels, so avoid this one if you're sensitive to stimulants.
Dose: 1scp pre-workout
A fairly complex carbohydrate that isn't effectively broken down by our body. Instead it feeds our stomach bacteria which provide us with great mental & physical energy while improving our metabolism & mood.
Fortunately this carb/fibre also really helps fill you up, which can help you drastically cut down on over-eating.
Dose: 1scp morning & 1scp before lunch
Firestarter, Stearic Acid
Stearic acid has been shown in studies to increase satiety (feeling of fullness), decrease cravings, decrease stress eating, increase metabolism (fat burning), increase energy, and improve mitochondrial function, as well as help to purge some of the bad fats hidden in your body that do just the opposite effect.
Dose: 4x morning, 2x before lunch
Ω-3 Fish oil - DHA/EPA
Helps to lower inflammation (reducing time to recover & improving fat loss), increase testosterone production, improve the cholesterol levels, help to fix hormonal imbalances as well as improving cognitive performance. Many studies are showing links to potentially lowering the risk of heart disease, diabetes and alzheimer's disease.
Dose: 2-6x daily
A cheap & effective anxiolytic (lowers anxiety), with mild anti-depressive effects. Cerebral inositol levels unfortunately often naturally decline with age. Also found to lower instances of binge-eating/stress eating. Funnily enough it tastes mildly sweet too. [r][r][r]
5-Hydroxytryptophan (5-HTP) is a precursor to melatonin, and serotonin, the neurotransmitter responsible for Flow state, and task enjoyment. Taking 5-HTP can improve mood, and sleep quality.
I find 5-HTP useful as a social lubricant, as it both calms anxiety and improves mood towards happiness. There's also evidence of it resolving binge/stress eating.
The thyroid is a gland in your neck that secretes hormones that control how much energy you'll burn, among other things. One such hormone is T3, which is essential for fat burning. T3's often prescribed to obese/overweight people. Plant toxins block T3 in your body, so supplementing with bovine thyroid can get your T3 levels back on track while you eliminate the toxins. [r][r][r][r]
Thyroid hormones are necessary to burn energy. To burn fat, you will need modest levels of the two primary hormones T4 & T3 (T4 converts into T3, which does the real burning). However, to create these requires iodine. Often missing from people modern diets, iodine is essential for many bodily processes, not just fat burning. Supplementing may give you a much needed fat burning boost.