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    Spring is here! Shed those extra pounds with these fat-blasting supplements

    submitted by GNC Newtown

    Many of us fight a seemingly endless battle to lose weight.

    While no one disputes the fact that sustainable weight control requires proper food choices, exercise and hydration, a new generation of supplements can give us all a boost in dropping a few extra pounds.

    GARCINIA CAMBOGIA – This fruit, indigenous to India and Thailand can be helpful in controlling appetite. In addition, it reduces the body’s ability to store fat, while increasing energy. Some studies suggest that garcinia might even lower serum triglycerides.

    GREEN COFFEE BEAN EXTRACT – This supplement contains an antioxidant known as “chlorogenic acid” which helps the body burn fat and process blood sugar more effectively. A recent study with overweight men and women using green coffee bean extract resulted in an average weight loss of 17 pounds in 22 weeks.

    CLA – Conjugated Linoleic Acid is a substance that actually inhibits fat from entering the body’s cells. It can prevent a small fat cell from getting larger. Studies have shown CLA to be effective in reducing abdominal obesity, helping to maintain lean body mass when one exercises.

    L-CARNITINE – This amino acid-like compound helps us convert fat into energy. Specifically, it frees our stored fat while exercising, causing us to tire less quickly. As a result, we can train more intensely for longer periods of time.

    WHITE KIDNEY BEAN EXTRACT – This supplement, also known as Phasolamin, inhibits the enzyme that converts carbohydrates to simple sugars. Unused, these sugars can turn to fat. By preventing the digestion of complex carbohydrates, white kidney bean extract helps these carbs pass through the digestive tract, resulting in less absorbed calories and improved weight loss.