Have you heard about fat burner supplements? Or maybe you’ve heard about Thermogenics?

What exactly are fat burner supplements?

Fat burners: are a fitness supplement designed to increase metabolism, increase energy, and reduce appetite; by doing so the supplement increases the number of calories your body burns.

Over time, after body is affected by the supplement and it can translate into weight loss.

There are also other ingredients in fat burners that can signal certain hormones, like epinephrine, to break down fats and make them ready for the body to use as a fuel source.

It’s important to understand that fat burners are supplements. They are not sugar, or even a daily multivitamin, they are to be taken with caution and awareness.

Fat burners are designed with ingredients that can really give you an extra boost to help burn fat, they cannot replace a solid diet and exercise plan.

The difference between Fat Burners and Thermogenics

#1. Thermogenic

Means to produce heat, and the term is commonly applied to drugs that increase heat through metabolic stimulation, or to microorganisms which create heat within organic waste.

A thermogenic raises your body temperature, so you can burn more fat.

#2. Fat Burner

Is an over-the-counter drug that claims to burn calories by increasing the rate of the body’s metabolism.

A fat burner forces your body to work harder so you can, in return burn more fat.

Other Fat Burners Can Be Related to Supplements Like:

  • Carnitine
  • CLA
  • Anything that metabolizes fat or prevents fat from being stored, allowing the body to burn fat on it’s own

A fat burner may not “burn” fat like a thermogenic would, but it does something similar to it.

Harmful Effects of Fat Burners

Side Effects: 

  • Certain Fat Burners May Cause Liver Damage
  • Negative Heart Effects Linked to Fat Burners
  • Certain Fat Burners Raise Risk of Overheating

Although most ingredients in fat burners are natural and safe, there are definitely ingredients to look for and avoid.

Ingredients to Avoid in Fat Burners:

  • Phenolphthalein
  • Sibutramine
  • Clenbuterol
  • Emagrece Sim

It’s always best to start with the lowest dose listed on the package and stay at that dose for at least two weeks.

After that, you can determine if you want to bump up the dose to the higher end of the spectrum if it’s listed on the packaging. If the product lists only one serving size, you should stick with it.

Fat Burner’s 101

If you can’t start your day without a cup of coffee, make sure to be careful about choosing a fat burner supplement.

Most fat burners contain caffeine, or a caffeine-like substance, which is known as a stimulant which helps burn fat and increase your metabolism.

If you want to take a fat burner, watch your total caffeine intake over the course of the day.

It’s important to understand that just because you might be trying to lose weight or achieve a health goal, you must understand that alone, your fat burner will not do the trick.

Your diet and exercise routine is your number one priority, and taking a fat burner supplement will help increase your weight loss progress and be a strong aide in your fitness journey.

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