Featured in: Fitness & Weight Management  |  June 5, 2020

Weight Management Chart

By Lisa James

According to one recent survey, about half of all American adults say they want to lose weight. Maybe you’rae one of them!

As with all health-minded lifestyle changes, any serious weight loss effort begins with changes in diet and exercise patterns. But you can try (with the advice of your healthcare practitioner) employing a little natural help to push those scale numbers downward.

 

 

What It Is

What It Does

Cassia nomame

An herb found in many parts of the world

Traditionally used to help disperse water weight; now thought to also help block fat from entering the bloodstream

Chromium

A trace mineral found in many foods; broccoli, barley and oats are among the richest sources

Enhances the ability of cells, such as muscle cells, to take in glucose, which is then burned for energy; also appears to play a role in how the body uses carbohydrate, fat and protein

CLA

Conjugated linoleic acid, a fatty acid found in dairy products and meat

May increase the number of energy-producing mitochondria within cells; evidence suggests it supports body-fat reductions in overweight individuals and diabetic women

Coleus forskholii

Part of a plant family commonly used for landscaping purposes

Contains forskolin, which promotes the use of body fat for heat production; also helps support the thyroid, the body’s master energy controller

Garcinia cambogia

An evergreen tree producing small, pumpkin-like fruit, native to southern Asia

Contains hydroxycitric acid, or HCA, which inhibits an enzyme crucial to fatty tissue formation

Green Tea

Camellia sinensis, a shrub native to Asia; the green variety undergoes minimal processing

Evidence suggests it may support exercise capacity and decreases in body fat (especially abdominal fat)

Gymnema sylvestre

Climbing plant found in tropical and subtropical parts of the world

Known traditionally as “sugar destroyer” for its ability to blunt the sensation of sweetness; has been found to support proper metabolism of fat and blood sugar

Inulin

A mildly sweet form of fiber found in foods such as artichokes, bananas, garlic, jicama and onion

Helps slow the release of simple sugars into the bloodstream; serves as a prebiotic, or a food source, for the health-promoting probiotic bacteria within the digestive tract

Rhodiola

An herb, R. rosea, native to the colder regions of Asia and Europe

Helps the body cope with stress and enhances overall well-being

White Bean Extract

An extract taken from Phaseolus vulgaris, the common white bean

Impedes the conversion of starch to sugar within the digestive tract, helping to blunt spikes in blood sugar

 

NOTE: Always consult with your healthcare practitioner for help in designing a supplementation program, especially if you have a pre-existing condition.

†The information provided is not an endorsement of any product, and is intended for educational purposes only. NaturesPlus does not provide medical advice and does not offer diagnosis of any conditions. Current research on this topic is not conclusive and further research may be needed in order to prove the benefits described.

The conditions and symptoms described may be indicative of serious health problems, and therefore should be brought to the attention of a qualified healthcare practitioner.

 

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