To lose weight effectively, eating a healthy diet and exercising regularly will be most important. But for some people, natural weight loss supplements may also help on top of your lifestyle changes.
“Natural weight loss supplements can help you lose weight in three ways – increasing the number of calories you burn, reducing your appetite, and reducing your ability to absorb calories from food,” says Dimitar Marinov, MD, PhD, an assistant professor with expertise in nutrition at the Medical University of Varna, Bulgaria.
Here’s how caffeine, green tea, and other popular ingredients found in natural weight loss supplements might help you lose weight and how they work.
A safety note on natural weight loss supplements
In the US, the FDA doesn’t regulate supplements as strictly as other medications. This makes it more likely for unsafe weight loss supplements to enter the market.
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