The Rise of Natural Weight Loss Supplements

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It would seem that as the population of the world grows so too does its waistline and especially so in the Western world. There is now an increasing awareness that obesity is becoming a major problem and the need to control this problem has resulted in a huge amount of money being invested by the pharmaceutical industry to develop new weight loss supplements.

Weight has become a major issue in American and Western healthcare and it is possible that as many as 60% of Americans are overweight. There have been medicine developed with the aim of addressing this issue. Medicine such as fenfluramine and dexfenfluramine have been developed, promoted and widely sold on the market only for it to be discovered that they case cardiac valvular dysfunction. The medicine were then withdrawn but serious damage had already been done to numerous people. Many pharmaceutical weight loss products have side effects that may occur while taking them and these can range from annoying to devastatingly embarrasing and can also make travel difficult.

The natural products industry has also entered the weight loss supplement race by designing novel products but unfortunately some of these have been proven to be equally as dangerous as their pharmaceutical products counterparts. There are however natural weight loss supplements that are safe and are an alternative to products that are potentially lethal and I will talk about some of these below.

L-arabinose: L-arabinose has been reported to inhibit the sucrose enzyme. By inhibiting this enzyme sucrose is not converted to fructose and glucose which are used to build fat. This supplement has been used and sold for years and is a natural product.

Hibiscus Tea: This kind of tea has been shown to contain porcine pancreatic amylase inhibitors. It is not known exactly how it works but it is known that it is a non-competitive inhibitor and it is also possible that it could be working as a genomeceutical by altering the expression of the enzymes.

Probiotics: Probiotics can be used to asist in the digestion of excess L-arabinose. Only high quality strains that have proven stability and are produced by reputable manufacturers should be used.

Phlorizin: This product has benefits for diabetics and has also made the cross over to weight loss supplements.

All the natural weight loss supplements listed above are safe and natural products and can be used as alternatives to pharmaceutical compounds. These products are sure to have a far reaching effect as the natural weight loss supplement industry matures into a science based and responsible health care system. The possibilities of the industry are endless and we are only really at the beginning of this every growing area of nutrients.

 

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