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Metabolism Boosting Foods, Metabolism boosting Supplements and Activities!

 

Let’s talk about metabolism boosting foods.

And while we’re at it-metabolism boosting supplements which WORK!  In this article you’ll get a real comprehensive list you can use. I’ll go through everything you can do to boost your metabolism from metabolism boosting foods to supplements to much more!

 

l carnitine for bodybuilding beats this junk anyday! Many members have asked me how to “burn more fat”; and they’ve asked me for “diet pills” (OH HECK NO!) and wondered what was “wrong” with them. Most of them just needed better metabolisms which inspired me to write about metabolism boosting foods and supplements here.

Well, first of all, we live in a society where portion control is a lost concept and there is an abundance of fat and sugar everywhere.

So the education starts with learning to eat more… well… in a healthy way!  (Attribution: the great Dr.Weil.)

That means you need to check through this blog and see all of the “how to eat” articles. Including all the metabolism boosting foods and supplements.

 

If you want a copy of our diet all you need to do is go here and get module 1 free-it contains the entire diet! Once someone has WHAT they are eating under control and is engaging in a good fitness program, indeed there are some tricks and I am going to share each and every one of them with you!

 

Weight training is the fitness activity for metabolic boosting:

making more lean body massFirst of all, as you age you lose muscle mass so weight training is a MUST. As you get older, you are better off doing one set to “near failure” (you can’t do more reps) per muscle group; 2-3x per week.

You will get the results of about 80% of the 3-set routines but spend much less time in the gym. So, you’ll have a greater chance of sticking to your routine, and you’ll maintain your fat-burning muscle mass. People-there is no other way to gain rather than lose lean body mass.

To give you an idea of WHY this is so important: at rest a pound of fat burns 2 calories a day, while a pound of muscle burns around 50 calories a day. Furthermore the increase in body temperature and thus “thermogenesis” or calorie burning is thought to last 4-5 hours after a strength workout whereas it’s only about an hour after a cardio workout. And this is in addition to eating my healthy diet found in this website FREE (see info section) and adding metabolism boosting foods to the “mix.”

Now that said, you need to do near daily cardio for health and weight control. All good weight loss programs which of course is led by mine include this important component. This, combined with the metabolism boosting foods I’ll give you shortly provide a nice boost to your metabolic rate.

Check your thyroid function first:

You need to be sure your thyroid is functioning normally. Up to 1/3 of people with low thyroid are under or mis-diagnosed. A sluggish thyroid will give you a sluggish metabolism. You want your doctor to check a Free T3, Free T4, RT3 and TSH. You want Free T3 and Free T4 to be upper 1/3 and RT3 at lower 1/3 of “normal values” you see on the labslip. There are SOME people who achieve these numbers and are STILL clinically hypothyroid so be sure your doctor is “informed”. Un-diagnosed hypothyroidism is a cause of unexplained weight gain and energy loss.

HGH and DHEA Hormones:

natural mood enhancers also help his physique!If you are over 30 your levels of Human Growth Hormone are waning. One way to boost them naturally is by taking one of our special amino acids in the evenings. This will help keep up the muscle mass for both men and women for a while. And don’t forget that evening meal needs to contain-say it with me-metabolsim boosting foods!

Another hormone which starts to go down around 30-35 is DHEA. Replacement with the keto form is “thermogenic”; and you will burn more calories. Both of these products are available in our store.

Testosterone:

This wanes in men starting at age 40 and about the same time in women. It is perfectly acceptable to replace to physiologic levels with bio-identical testosterone for both sexes. What is NOT acceptable is to “over-replace” to get that shredded professional bodybuilder look. OR to get that “baseball pro look”.

This was slightly controversial for a while but at this writing it is not. In fact a study just emerged showing the ill effects of anti-testosterone therapy for prostate cancer patients.

Metabolism boosting foods are healthy foods!

what a way to shrink pores- by gravity! The pressure of losing weight can cause us to do crazy fad diets, and even crazier diet pills. In return, this leaves your metabolism barely holding on leading to weight gain- an endless rollercoaster. Enter-metabolism boosting foods!

However, boosting your metabolism can be easy, if you know what foods you should eat and what supplements you should take.

Extra pounds can cause your metabolism to decrease due to the swap in the fat to muscle ratio. For the women who want to know how to lose weight during menopause, some of it definitely has to do with amping up your metabolism to help with your weight loss.

But be careful about amping up your metabolism during menopause. Why?

Too much of a good thing might throw off critical hormones, allowing for deposition of menopause belly fat and excess body fat due to increased cortisol from adrenal overstimulation. Read what you need to read prior to attempting this or just ask me! I know you are aware that you want to increase muscle mass and decrease body fat, correct? That’s the goal here.

 

nitric oxide benefits are conferred by these veggiesWhen you add weight gain to no physical activity- a true reversal of the fat to muscle ratio happens which lowers your metabolism and makes weight loss harder. The solution for effective weight loss is to focus on healthy foods for weight loss, doing the “right” muscle building exercise and eating foods that speed up your metabolism.

These are metabolism boosting foods and once you boost your metabolism, you can have a nice, steady pace of weight loss. Either way, choose healthy whole foods to lead the way. You know I keep talking about an anti-inflammatory diet so follow it!

Metabolism has an impact on your body and how it processes and distributes nutrients within food to your organs. These nutrients are used as energy to help you keep your body moving and functioning, burn more calories, or for fat storage.

If your body is converting energy molecules efficiently, you start to burn calories rather than holding onto them, but if you do hold onto them they are stored as fat. If you follow my website, along with my blogs, articles and books, you will gain a large knowledge of how food can seriously influence your weight.

In fact, foods you choose or say NO to is the key! It's serious skin care to shun these foods!

Today’s food market is full of “food like” substances that sabotage your metabolism.

But that is not all! Articles and popular weight loss franchises are providing misleading information on what they consider healthy- even if it means their own diet pills.

Unfortunately, unless you are that lucky person born with a high metabolism- you must search for the healthiest foods including metabolism boosting foods and and supplements to boost your metabolism too. It also wouldn’t hurt if you added a natural appetite suppressant here and there.

All sorts of foods labeled as metabolism boosting have different mechanisms that are indirect or direct. I have done a thorough review and the best metabolism boosting foods along with supplements and tips are found within this article. Within this content I will provide the truth about the foods that are long told as metabolic boosters, but also note the ones that really are and the ones that have “indirect” effects.

Metabolism Boosting foods: direct vs indirect

Metabolism boosting Foods with a true and measurable metabolic Kick

foods that speed up metabolismNote that all types of hot peppers from around the world are included first and foremost as metabolism boosting foods because you CAN tell- just eat and see how much your eyes water!

Also- salsa, wasabi, horseradish, ginger, garlic, mustard, vinegar, cinnamon, and ginger are included. These are yummy metabolism boosting foods!

Plus more –

Over the years, more studies are showing that the chemical capsaicin found in several spicy metabolism boosting foods double an individual’s energy expenditure for several hours after eating, therefore eliminating up to 100 calories per day (according to a study done from UCLA). And this magic substance is great for arthritis and will boost your immune system too! Mild peppers work just as well.

However, this likely applies to all the foods mentioned above. By just adding these ingredients to your meals you can boost your metabolism! And increase your endorphins! Note that all the metabolism boosting foods listed above will kick up your metabolism and I’m calling them foods rather than spices. Why? Some people eat some of this stuff as if it is food. Ever see someone “go” through a plate of hot peppers? Impressive, isn’t it?

Water

Water is an addition to your daily routine that is highly important, as not only can it provide a variety of benefits but it can help boost your metabolism. Not only does water act as a natural appetite suppressant that flushes out all of the toxins within your body, but it keeps you from mistaking thirst for hunger. The detoxification and aid in digestion helps raise your metabolism when consuming water daily. Stay hydrated! Hydration is crucial as dehydration slows metabolism. Forget the 8 glass rule- it is usually double that or more; just watch the color of your urine which should be clear. (Yes, you all look- I know you do!)

Green Tea

takes care of unexplained weight gainGreen tea is a well raved about metabolism booster, but for good reason. First, Green tea has been proven to boost metabolism and even aid in weight loss, disease prevention, and help give you a naturally improved mood.

Green tea can also give a better (because you can have more of it) metabolic boost in decaf form with it’s antioxidant called EGC.

But not just any green tea will do by the way.

You need to find a supplement or a tea which contains the top 3% of the green tea leaves because that’s where the bioactivity for health and thermogenesis resides. You can take up to 1200 mg safely and be sure to find safely de-caffeinated brands if you look elsewhere.

 Caffeine:

foods that give you energyIn coffee, dark chocolate and black tea the caffeine creates a metabolism boosting effect. However, it is important to limit yourself with each of these items as with a large dose of them it can cause negative side effects.

Here I’m specifically referring to coffee and strong tea which, in large doses causes the adrenal glands to secrete toxic levels of cortisol and adrenaline.

You will know if and when that happens because it zaps the power of foods that give you energy and interferes with proper sleep.

Metabolism boosting foods which work- Indirectly

It is important to review this part of the article as you may see all over the internet foods that are supposedly metabolism boosting, but they do not directly impact your metabolism rate. Instead the process of eating (chewing), while not an appetite suppressant has an indirect effect on your metabolism. Althought these types of foods have an indirect effect on your metabolism, they can help you lose weight. Below is a list of the foods that will accomplish this task. You can think of them as metabolism boosting foods but remember they are not actually the real deal.

Fiber Rich Foods (whole grains, legumes, oats, fruits and vegetables)

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The first super vegetable to understand and benefit from is broccoli, as it is loaded with nutrients and vitamins like calcium, fiber and vitamin C.

This superfood is calorie dense and can boost your immunity.

Along with broccoli, many other fruits and vegetables are high in fiber that can aid in suppressing cravings and improving satiety.

High fiber foods work indirectly by causing you to feel full faster and longer, therefore helping you lose weight in a natural way. Although it is not one of the direct metabolism boosting foods, it definitely works.

Steel cut or rolled oats are always a favorite when it comes to a satisfying and healthy meal. It keeps you fuller longer and provides sustained energy. Oats also provide a healthy amount of fiber, minerals, and vitamins. Both of these are not actually metabolism boosting foods, even though other sources say they are.

Protein (Turkey, fish, etc…)

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Metabolism boosting foods include those with high protein, as a safely increased amount of protein you consume will increase your muscle mass.

Muscle burns about 50-73 more calories per day than fat during rest. And a nod to bcaa for weight loss foods and supplements as people who consume more branched chain aminos as in eggs, turkey, chicken and supplements such as what we have here are leaner than those who do NOT.

Once your fat to muscle ratio improves, your metabolism will then increase as well. An easy way to add more protein to your diet is to ensure that each meal has a clean source of protein such as free range, organic, antibiotic free eggs, turkey or chicken. If you are Vegan, you can easily become creative with legumes. Another option, which is extremely popular and high in bcaa’s, is to start to introduce the best whey protein smoothies to your daily diet.

Energy Exhausting Foods (Apples, Celery, anything requiring a lot of chewing)

helps constipationAs you may have seen everywhere, celery and apples have been portrayed as metabolism boosting foods. They are not. They too have an indirect effect as individuals lose weight when they start to consume them rather than unhealthier snack choices.

The energy used to chew celery and apples burn more calories than absorbed. Although these do provide a boost in weight loss, this activity isn’t enough exercise (LOL) to boost your metabolism.

But I suppose if you chewed celery all day that the old wives tale of you burning more than eat you would indeed be true. And if you did this, your masseter muscles would definitely be bigger. Now, big enough for a metabolic boost? If so, barely measurable, yet we see claims “all over the place” that celery is one of the best foods that speed up metabolism. LOL!

Products out on the market claiming to boost your metabolism:

 

Below I will review natural metabolism boosters that have shown with the proper studies and reviews to work. My assessment of efficay and safety of each will be included

There are too many claims regarding natural metabolism boosters that are not true!

Have you been victim of false marketing, saying try this diet pill- no effort required to lose a great amount of weight. Step right up and buy the scam! Extra weight will just melt away! DO NOT FALL FOR THIS-it is a scam! Weight loss is the #1 supplement scam but now, due to this article you will not be easily fooled again.

These messages cause consumers to believe that their advertisements are real, that they will easily lose those unwanted pounds. But in the end, they are false and can impact your body in a very harmful way. Federal regulators have found dozens of these products containing hidden harmful ingredients that haven’t been studies on humans, therefore leaving you as a test dummy.

FDA gets off the market what are cytokines products which are NOTThe FDA warns consumers of these dietary products, as they can be powerful drugs that claim to be “all-natural” or “herbal” supplements, but instead they carry significant risks to unsuspecting users.

The FDA has even found some weight loss products containing the prescription drug ingredient called sibutramine.

Sibutramine was in an FDA-approved drug called Meridia, which was removed from the market in October 2010 because it caused heart problems and strokes.

But that’s not all! The FDA has also found (and is still finding) other ingredients from prescription drugs that haven’t been approved or have been taken off the market. Several other weight loss products that are marketed have been also contaminated with dangerous mixed ingredients that include, but not limited to, seizure medications, blood pressure medications, and other drugs not approved in the U.S. Many of these tainted products are imported and sold through the Internet, but sadly some of these can be found on store shelves. The FDA says it has made it a priority to seek out these dangerous products, stop them from being imported, and “they will take legal action” against firms that manufacture and distribute them. I guess we’ll see.

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It is now more important as ever to be cautious of any supplement before purchasing it.

Just because a store sells it does NOT mean it is either safe or effective. Although the benefits of some dietary supplements have been documented, the claims of others may be unproven.

If something sounds too good to be true, it usually is.

Famous television doctors have been known to stretch the truth, even if it means an ingredient is ineffective. That is where I come in. I am able to provide real evidence and research to you- from a doctor. Note that every single product or ingredient mentioned below is contraindicated (not recommended meaning don’t take it) if you are pregnant or nursing. I won’t keep repeating that.

Ingredients which claim to BURN FAT- by boosting metabolism-as stimulants:

Caffeine

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Description/Primary Functions

Caffeine is a natural stimulant that can boost your metabolism.It is usually found in coffee, caffeinated teas, and dark chocolate.

It aids in fat loss by boosting your basal metabolic rate, or BMR.

Several studies have found that a dose of caffeine increased subjects’ energy expenditures by 5 percent or more, helping their bodies burn calories and fat.

Caffeine has shown to stimulate the metabolism. It can also enhance the effects of other fat-burning compounds like green tea and citrus aurantium. Note that caffeine in coffee, tea, colas, energy drinks are largely ineffective and it takes a higher of a dose of encapsulated caffeine to have a “good” effect-equivalent of 2-3 cups of coffee.

Contraindications/Precautions
Caffeine is contraindicated in those hypersensitive to any component of a caffeine containing product. Be cautious.

VERDICT for safety and efficacy as a way to speed up metabolism which will help you lose weight:

For caffeine to increase your metabolism, you will need more than one cup of coffee. However, if you give up all other sources of coffee and it doesn’t give you palpitations then it’s OK. In my opinion, I am not a fan of it to aid in weight loss as a single ingredient because it usually causes the jitters and not a lot of metabolic boost unless combined with other ingredients but I’ll give it an “it’s OK”-just don’t expect miracles. In reasonable and safe amounts, it won’t increase your blood pressure.

Guarana

contains magselectDescription/Primary Functions:

Guarana is a climbing plant in the maple family native to the Amazon basin and especially common in Brazil.

Guarana is best known for its fruit, which is about the size of a coffee bean.

As a dietary supplement, guarana is an effective stimulant. Its seeds contain about twice the concentration of caffeine found in coffee beans. There’s some evidence that guarana – in combination with other supplements – may promote weight loss. It’s uncertain if the guarana specifically was the main cause as caffeine is a stimulant that has been shown to improve mood and aid weight loss. Guarana may very well also have these effects.

Contraindications/Precautions
Guarana is contraindicated in those hypersensitive to any component of a guarana containing product. Guarana is not recommended for those with a seizure disorder, cardiovascular disease, liver failure, or with kidney failure. If you take Guarana, avoid products with excessive levels of caffeine, which can cause side effects, such as increased heart rate and blood pressure.

VERDICT for safety and efficacy as a way to speed up metabolism which will help you lose weight:

This will definitely work, but avoid any other source of caffeine as it WILL ratchet up your blood pressure. Another one I’m not crazy about but again, in reasonable doses, it’s OK. Can be combined with decaf green tea-DECAF please!

Citrus Aurantium/Synephrine/Bitter Orange

Description/Primary Functions:

Also known as bitter orange, this substance contains several alkaloids that stimulate the body’s beta-3 receptors to boost metabolism and increase fat burning. It also promotes the release of epinephrine and nor-epinephrine, which enhances mental energy and focus. After ephedra was taken off the market in 2004, bitter orange, a herb similar to ephedra, has been marketed as a weight loss aid. Proponents claim that bitter orange can stimulate the fat-burning process. The wrong brand of Bitter orange may raise blood pressure, increase heart rate or cause abnormal heart rhythms. (This just means you need to get a pure product with the correct dose-then unless you have a heart condition, you needn’t worry.) 

Contraindications/Precautions

Bitter orange is contraindicated in those hypersensitive to any component of a bitter orange containing product. It should not be taken by those with a cardiovascular condition (such as heart disease or high blood pressure or diabetes). Bitter orange should not be combined with caffeine or any natural substances containing caffeine (such as caffeinated green tea, coffee, and high doses of yerba mate). It should also be avoided by anyone taking medications (such as MAO inhibitors) or herbs/supplements that increase heart rate. It is likely the most potent of all the supplements which are natural metabolism boosters and it WILL provide a burst of energy but again, be careful you don’t “overuse this” OK? Our version is called metabogen, is very potent but has other ingredients to buffer the effects of the stimulants.

VERDICT for safety and efficacy as a way to speed up your metabolism :

Above it was mentioned that it increases two substances-epinephrine and nor-epinephrine and even increases mental focus. Well, as with ephedra, which is not on the list because other than black market, it isn’t sold-this will also increase (bad for ou!) cortisol levels if you do not use “the right product.” So this gets the highest efficacy rating as a pharmaceutical grade product which is of course what we have here for you. I cannot vouch for other things you buy regarding safety and effectiveness. Take safety measures into account if you are not purchasing from my store, as I cannot guarantee the safety of “other” concoctions.

Green Coffee Bean Extract 

if you need help falling asleep this is greatDescription/Primary Functions:
Coffee trees have beans that contain high levels of chlorogenic acid. Chlorogenic acid works in two ways.

First, it reduces the absorption of blood sugar (glucose) by the intestine. Then it inhibits an enzyme in the liver so that less glucose is released into the bloodstream.

With less glucose available, the body burns more fat stored in adipose tissues as a source of energy rather than glucose.

There is caffeine in all Green Coffee Extracts in varying amounts, unless decaffeinated.

 

Contraindications/Precautions
Green coffee bean extract is contraindicated in those hypersensitive to any component of a green coffee bean extract containing product.

VERDICT for safety and efficacy as one of the ways to speed up metabolism to help you lose weight:

Research shows that if there is enough chlorogenic acid that this does cause some degree of fat burning. If you take this, avoid other caffeine containing products OR use a decaf version.

Other  natural metabolism boosters which are not stimulants:

Acetyl-L-Carnitine

Description/Primary Functions:

Acetyl-L-Carnitine is almost found in every cell of the body. It is derived from an amino acid and can improve the utilization of fat as an energy source. Therefore, l-carnitine can be beneficial in the treatment of a variety of conditions associated with impaired fat utilization and energy production. It’s been shown to help maintain and help to gain energy, increase muscle mass, when combined with a good “glutamine bodybuilding” program. Acetyl-L-carnitine is preferred by anti-aging doctors and researching in research studies because it is better absorbed from the small intestine than L-carnitine. (Also note that L-carnitine MIGHT be related to colon cancer whereas acetyl-l-carnitine is not).

Contraindications/Precautions

L-Carnitine is contraindicated in those hypersensitive to any component of a carnitine containing product. Rare side effects include muscle weakness in uremic (renal failure)
patients and seizures may increase in those with seizure disorders.

VERDICT for safety and efficacy as one of the ways to speed up metabolism so you can more easily lose weight:

This supplement is healthy and great to use for decreasing glucose and triglycerides, as well as increasing brain health and protection. However, it doesn’t directly increase metabolism. Instead, it helps increase muscle mass and therefore increasing your metabolic rate- helping you lose weight. So, as much as I LOVE this supplement for the short term memory loss recovery effect, the energy amping and more it would be mis-leading of me if I told you this was a natural metabolism booster like the other things I will give a true thumbs up to. No thumbs up or down here. But with that in mind, DO know it is an indirect booster and has a ton of health benefits so on that count it’s really a thumbs up.

Garcinia Cambogia/HCA

works like pharmagabaDescription/Primary Functions:
HCA is found as the salt within dried fruit from Southeast Asia called brindal berry and Garcinia Cambogia. Research backs the effectiveness of HCA at reducing fat absorption, increasing fat metabolism, decreasing appetite, and lowering LDL cholesterol.

It has also been suggested that HCA inhibits the citrate lyase enzyme which is known to be an important catalyst in the metabolic process of converting excess carbohydrates into fat.

Once this process is inhibited by HCA, the body’s natural reaction is to increase carbohydrate oxidation which can result in sizeable weight loss.

Contraindications/Precautions:
HCA is contraindicated in those hypersensitive to any component of a HCA containing product. Garcinia/HCA is possibly safe for most people when used for 12 weeks or less. Long-term safety is, however, unknown. It can cause nausea, digestive tract discomfort, and headache. 

VERDICT for safety and efficacy as one of the ways to speed up metabolism  for weight loss:

This is a mixed result as it truly depends on concentration of HCA and even then it’s slightly mixed. It is my feeling that the GI side effects are from products which are not pharmaceutical grade and contain contaminants. It doesn’t amp you up but remember long term safety is “unknown” so I’ll give this an OK. If you do consume this supplement, remember to test it for short period of team and take breaks- you can sort through the list of other supplements during that time. WE actually have a safe one that does everything needed to get your insulin, leptin and ghrelin balanced “while you’re at it” and it’s called Metaboprime.  I’ll show you it at the end.

Fucoxanthin

great example of healthy living at homeFucoxanthin is a type of antioxidant carotenoid (vitamin A relative) that is found naturally in edible brown seaweed such as wakame and hijiki, widely used in Asian cuisine. Wakame is the seaweed used in miso soup (a great healthy soup to implement into your diet).

Preliminary research has shown that when tested on animals it may target abdominal fat.

Fucoxanthin also doesn’t appear to be a stimulant like ephedra, bitter orange or caffeine.

Japanese researchers have found that fucoxanthin (isolated from wakame) promotes the loss of abdominal fat in obese mice and rats. Although it’s not fully understood how fucoxanthin works, it appears to target a protein called UCP1 that increases the rate at which abdominal fat is burned.

Contraindications/Precautions:
Fucoxanthin is contraindicated in those hypersensitive to any component of a fucoxnthin containing product. Seaweed is rich in iodine and excessive consumption may result in iodine poisoning. High levels of iodine can interfere with the function of the thyroid gland. Always be cautious.

VERDICT for safety and efficacy as one of the ways to speed up metabolism  for weight loss:

As a single ingredient there isn’t evidence that it works. However it does indeed appear to enhance the “burn” of a well done bitter orange product.

Capsaicin

one of the foods that reduce inflammationDescription/Primary Functions:
Capsaicin is a natural compound found in chili peppers. Remember we talked about chili peppers as great metabolism boosting foods?

Well, capsaicin can be extracted from these chili peppers so you can guess the results. Capsaicin has been shown to increase weight loss.

Proponents claim that the compound can boost metabolism, and cause a shift in substrate oxidation from carbohydrate to fat oxidation.

A recent study has suggested that the ingestion of capsaicinoids can increase energy expenditure and fat oxidation through the activation of brown adipose tissue. Capsacian has also been found to decrease food intake and overall appetite, showing in a pivitol study to decrease ghrelin which promotes hunger.

 

Contraindications/Precautions:
Capsaicin is contraindicated in those hypersensitive to any component of a capsaicin containing product. Although capsaicin is generally considered safe, it may cause some side effects (such as stomach irritation and aggravation of ulcers and heartburn, as well as a possible interaction with certain medications (including aspirin and blood-thinning drugs).

VERDICT for safety and efficacy as one of the ways to speed up metabolism which will help you lose weight:

Although it has shown to increase metabolic rate, it is important to be careful about many supplements and opt for getting this one naturally= when it is an ingredient in natural metabolism boosting foods. Remember, all spicy foods, even the wasabi you get eating sushi is one of the great metabolism boosting foods. This product- capsaicin gets an O.K. from me if you are careful about the source.

Green Tea Extract

Description/Primary Functions:

Green tea offers many benefits, but the most popular one is how it aids in weight loss by speeding up metabolism and becoming an appetite suppressant. Green tea extract contains a catechin known as EGCG, which may slow carb absorption and increase fat burning by improving the function of insulin. When this is combined with caffeine it has shown to increase metabolism much more than just caffeine alone.

Contraindications/Precautions:

Green tea is contraindicated in those hypersensitive to any component of a green tea containing product. While green tea is likely safe for most adults, drinking more than five cups a day may lead to caffeine-related side effects (such as headache, nervousness, sleep problems, and irregular heartbeat). The caffeine in green tea may also aggravate some health conditions, including anxiety, high blood pressure and diabetes. Take precautions as always. You are 100% safe if you “go decaf”-which ours’ is.

VERDICT for safety and efficacy as one of the the ways to speed up metabolism for you:

It definitely works and I would use decaf supplements and make sure they are pharmaceutical grade or else you don’t get enough active EGCG. This can be combined with any of the supplements mentioned above as approved natural metabolism boosters.

Yerba Mate

an ingredient in moor spa productsDescription/Primary Functions:
Similar to green tea, Yerba Mate contains polyphenols and catechins and can increase energy expenditure and aid in the loss of body fat by stimulating the body to use fat for energy. Yerba mate is known as an adaptogenic herb in South America and Europe.

Contraindications/Precautions:
Yerba mate is contraindicated in those hypersensitive to any component of a yerba mate containing product.

Some studies indicate that people who drink large amounts of yerba mate over prolonged periods may be at increased risk of some types of cancer, such as cancer of the mouth, esophagus and lungs.

Smoking in combination with yerba mate seems to greatly increase the cancer risk.

VERDICT for safety and efficacy as one of the ways you can speed up metabolism:

Since this is close to the green tea extract, it does work. You should not use this if you are a smoker-stop now-and no matter what-don’t use this long term. Since it is about the same as green tea extract and green tea extract is actually good for your health, with no side effects, I would opt for that one instead.

7-Keto DHEA

Description/Primary Functions
7-keto-DHEA is a by-product of dehydroepiandrosterone (DHEA), a chemical that is formed in the body. DHEA is a hormone produced by glands near the kidneys. But unlike DHEA, 7-keto-DHEA is not converted to steroid hormones such as androgen and estrogen. Taking 7-keto-DHEA by mouth or applying it to the skin does not increase the level of steroid hormones in the blood. 7-keto-DHEA increases metabolic rate and heat production to aid in weight loss. This is accomplished through the activation of three thermogenic enzymes. In keeping with the biological definition of thermogenesis, the three enzymes activation drive energy-producing substrates in a direction of less efficient ATP production relative to heat production. The enzymes also promote stored fat to be used as energy and heat production, enhancing thermogenesis.

Contraindications/Precautions:
7-Keto DHEA is contraindicated in those hypersensitive to any component of 7-Keto containing product.

VERDICT for safety and efficacy as a natural metabolism booster:

This supplement works and can be combined with decaffeinated green tea as well as in combination with any of the products listed above. When taken alone, no health issues have been reported. If you have questions just ASK me and (free!) I’ll give you the best combo for YOU. Actually not only have no health problems been reported, it does many things that are good for your health including your immune system and your brain.

SO- there you have it!

This is your guide to what truly works to increase your metabolic rate with naturally metabolism boosting foods, supplements, and much more. With a proper exercise routine, nutrition, and supplements you can definitely boost your metabolism naturally and effectively- just follow my recommendations above!

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