Herbs for Weight Loss

Natural Weight Loss Herbs are the safer option to regaining control of your weight. Typically a male needs 2500 calories and the average female only 2000 calories per day, but the excess weight is the result of diverse factors, including excessive calorie intake that may be controlled with the consumption of certain herbs or products made with them.

Restricting your diet excessively is not a solution, because your body switches to emergency mode and converts most of your food into fat as a safeguard against starvation. This way your body uses its protein stores, for example in your muscles, and the smaller they get the lower your metabolic rate.

On the opposite side, weight loss herbs increase your body's metabolism, enhancing deteriorated health resulting from poor eating habits, or starvation diets, that suppress the metabolic rate causing the body to destroy its lean muscle tissue while conserving its stores of fat.

Mushrooms have diverse supporting and cholesterol lowering actions in weight loss but many other herbs have specific properties that may help you out to achieve your goal to get rid of extra fat in your body pretty fast, as it is well know Ginseng stimulates metabolism and energy, apart from many other medicinal properties, but there is an array of herbs auxiliary to reduce fats and maintain your ideal weight.

Through relatively recent studies researches found that granules of the whole seeds of Psyllium (Plantago ovata) consumed with water prior to each meal can cause the spontaneous reduction in the consumption of calories and fats, increasing the feeling of satisfaction, measured as "fullness sensation" for as long as three hours after the intake of meals.

Gymnema sylvestre is an Ayurvedic treatment for diabetes, and it is well known that drinking the tea or chewing the leaves will help you suppress the ability to taste sugar for several hours. This is useful to avoid the intake of extra calories in your diet.

Also used in Ayurvedic treatments, Garcinia cambogia suppresses the appetite inhibiting an enzyme involved in converting carbohydrates to fat in mammals, as Seaweeds helps to reduce cellulite by stimulating the thyroid gland laminaria and sargassum.

Polygonum multiflorum, or Ho Shou Wu or Fo Ti is said to help lower cholesterol preventing the penetration of fats in the arterial lining.

Flour of Konjac Root is obtained from the tubers of various species of Amorphophallus as soluble dietary fiber similar to pectin in structure and functions for weight loss, control and later weight maintenance.

Popular herbs helping in the fight against you becoming overweight are Guarana and Kola Nut, both high in caffeine used to enhance thermogenesis.

Detoxification Herbs - These are usually included in formulas to rid the body of toxins while dieting and to help metabolism function better.

Another herb rising in popularity is Banaba Leaf, which is also widely used in Ayurvedic medicine for weight loss, as well as one of the most effective auxiliary in the treatment of diabetes.

Evening Primrose seems to be effective to reduce cholesterol and excess weight, particularly in those individuals who do not process fats effectively.

Ephedra, also known by its Chinese name Ma Huang, is an evergreen plant derivative, which is a natural ephedrine available legally in nutritional supplements, energizers, and dietary teas, but now banned in the United States but still available in many stores until stocks run out.

Ephedrine is a thermogenic aid herb originally used to relieve asthma symptoms by its bronchodilating that stimulates thermogenesis causing the adrenal glands to dump epinephrine into the blood stream, increasing body temperature and expending more calories.

After received an increasing number of reports related to adverse reactions associated with ephedra use, any products containing ephedra is illegal for over-the-counter sales by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) since April 12, 2004.

Popular used as an herb to weight loss, Stevia, is a remarkable sweet noncaloric herb, native to Paraguay and used as a sweetener and flavor enhancer for centuries, but also under the look of the United States in recent years because of actions by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration, subject of searches and seizures, trade complaints and embargoes on importation, handled at times by the FDA as if it were an illegal drug.

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