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Research shows that supplementation with synephrine

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Research shows that supplementation with synephrine increases both basal metabolic rate and lipolysis, inhibits the activity of certain types of fat cell receptors that prevent fat mobilization, and increases the thermic effect of food (which, in case you don’t remember, is the “energy cost” of metabolizing food). 75 Furthermore, research shows that synephrine works synergistically with caffeine to enhance both caffeine’s and its own fat-loss properties. 76 The synergism noted in a standard “ECA” (ephedrine, caffeine, and aspirin) stack also applies to synephrine. Additionally, anything that has the ability to increase catecholamine activity can also suppress hunger between meals (a component of the fight or flight response), and thus synephrine is generally considered to be an effective appetite suppressant as well. How to Use Synephrine for Weight Loss
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Clinically effective dosages of synephrine range from 25 to 50 milligrams and can be taken anywhere from one to three times daily, depending on individual tolerance. Garcinia Cambogia Garcinia cambogia is a small fruit often used in Indian and Asian cuisine to impart a sour flavor. It’s a good natural source of hydroxycitric acid and has received a lot of media attention recently as a weight-loss aid. These claims are unfounded, however. Like many fad supplements, Garcinia cambogia has some animal research on its side, but human research is contradictory and hard to interpret. A couple of rat studies have demonstrated that Garcinia cambogia can reduce weight gain during a period of overfeeding by suppressing the synthesis of fatty acids in the liver (it reduced the amount of fat the rats could make from the excess calories). 77 The human research bursts that bubble, though. A meta-analysis of 12 randomized clinical trials of Garcinia cambogia found the following 78 : • Three studies with small sample sizes reported statistically significant, albeit small, decreases in fat mass over the placebo groups. (In case you were wondering, the best result was 1.3 kilograms more weight lost than the placebo group over a three-month period.) • Two studies found no difference in weight loss between the Garcinia cambogia and placebo groups, including the largest and most rigorous study reviewed. • The results of the remaining studies reviewed were marred by serious design and/or execution flaws. As you can see, the research currently available says that, despite its current popularity, Garcinia cambogia probably won’t help you lose weight and thus isn’t worth including in a fat-burner supplement. Green Tea Extract Green tea extract is an herbal product derived from green tea leaves. It contains a large amount of a substance known as a catechin, which is responsible for many of tea’s health benefits, one of which relates to weight loss.
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