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Since the beginning of lockdown, many of us have indulged in one too many treats and are boasting fuller figures and tighter clothing. However, as the warmer weather approaches, getting into shape will be at the top of our list, right next to the social distancing of course.

           Although eating too many unhealthy foods combined with a sedentary lifestyle can cause weight gain, there are many other contributing factors and it can be more complex than many realise.

           Some additional factors that contribute to weight gain include exposure to a host of endocrine disrupters and toxins in our environment, chronic stress and imbalances in our gut flora and microbiome. In any case, we know that obesity can increase your risks of heart disease, stroke, type 2 diabetes and certain types of cancer.

           The great news is that nature has provided us with everything we need to cut ties with the excess weight. It is been scientifically proven that there are certain vitamins, minerals and nutrient concentrations found in nature that, when taken along with a healthy diet and workout regimen, can rev your metabolism and help your body process macronutrients more efficiently or burn more fat.

What are fat burners and carb and fat blockers?

If you are attempting to ward off additional body fat, then fat and carb blockers are a good start. They will help you to block any additional fat from building up in your body. They will not, however, help you to burn the fat that is already there. For this, you will need fat burners.

How do carb and fat blockers work?

Any sort of carb or fat blocker in the intestines will work in one of two ways:

1 There will be an enzyme that’s vital in digesting a macronutrient and the blocker will target and keep it from doing its job. This is indirect inhibition or enzymatic inhibition (since we usually target enzymes).

2 The blocker will, itself, seek out and bind to the carb or fat molecule. When the blocker and target are connected, the target can’t be absorbed. This is direct inhibition.


Garcinia contains the chemical ‘hydroxycitric acid’ (HCA). Research suggests that HCA might prevent fat storage, control appetite and increase exercise endurance. HCA promotes fat loss by preventing carbohydrates from converting into fat. Effectively a fat blocker.


It has salivary and pancreatic amylase inhibitory effects which substantially reduce the absorption of starch, resulting in a significant reduction in body weight and starch-induced hyperglycemia in diabetic subjects.


Nutritional benefits for healthy balanced blood sugar and cholesterol levels, sweet cravings and weight management have been established over centuries of traditional use.


A natural fat-loss aid, anti-diabetic and anti-oxidant which also helps reduce triglyceride and cholesterol levels.

How Do Fat Burners work?

Fat burners work by raising your metabolism and helping you to burn off more fat effectively. If you want to lose weight then these supplements are a good choice. To choose a supplement that will help you to see your desired weight goals, you need to understand the differences in these products.


CLA helps to promote a positive muscle to fat ratio. CLA encourages muscle formation and helps maintain leaner fat cells.


Restores the body’s sensitivity to leptin and increases levels of adiponectin, which improves the body’s sensitivity to insulin and helps the body burn fat and control appetite. Insulin resistance is
associated with obesity.


Its main use is to increase levels of cyclic adenosine monophosphate – cAMP in fat cells, which increases the rate of fat loss. However increasing cAMP can induce a wide variety of effects: Increase male testosterone levels, have anti-cancer effects, anti-inflammatory effects, interacts with muscle tissue and pancreatic cells to release insulin. Coleus forskohlii is also helpful for eczema, psoriasis, irritable bowel syndrome, high blood pressure, urinary tract and bladder infections and insomnia.


A natural thermogenic aid to enhance energy metabolism and reduce body fat.

Appetite Suppressants

Appetite suppressants are designed to curb hunger and, in turn, help you lose weight.


Used for centuries by the San people to sustain themselves and suppress thirst and hunger in the harsh Kalahari Desert. Hoodia is beneficial as an appetite suppressant aid as part of a calorie-controlled diet.

Summing it all up

At the end of the day, there is no single ‘magic pill’ to solve your weight problems. However, a little help from dietary supplements with natural ingredients may be a safer choice to prescription medication and can help you lose the unwanted weight when combined with a healthy diet and exercise regimen.