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Do Fat burring supplements really work?

+10 votes
It seems every other week there’s a new “breakthrough” discovery supplement launched that’s. I can remember the whole storm over acia berries being a “miracle find” – that seems to have died a death.

So do any of these fat burning supplements actually work? I’m sure they don’t live up to the their hype but will they have any effect all?
asked Nov 19, 2012 in Fat Loss by Nev Rookie (200 points)  
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retagged Nov 21, 2012 by RobConnor

4 Answers

+8 votes
If any of these supplements ever did anything close to what they claim then the national media would be all over it. The fact that the only people banging on about these products are the bodybuilding magazines, (who are heavily sponsored by supplement companies), affiliate websitse trying to make a quick buck and the supplement companies themselves.

When was the last time you saw any fat burning supplement making headlines in the national press expect for when they’ve been taken to court for false claims?
answered Nov 22, 2012 by ArnieO Iron Addict (1,035 points)  
+2 votes
Most of these fat burning methods are fake or simply overhyped as the result of good marketing. If such products existed, you would see less people struggling with fat loss.

Don't confuse the herbal products, weight loss pills with anabolic steroids though. Anabolic compounds do work but this is not the issue here.

There is also a proven way to target weight loss which is the Ephedrine-Caffeine combination, which is also dangerous and not recommended since the daily effects might not be tolerable.

Most of these advertised weight loss supplements are usually a mix of caffeine or stimulants with an appetite suppressor.

You can get the same results from dieting while saving your money.
answered Dec 3, 2012 by georgef Iron Addict (1,395 points)  
+2 votes
Seriously dude, save you money and don't bother with fat burning supplements. If they ever did work to any great effect, they’d be a drug – supplements, by definition, can never have such a strong effect on the body. So any effect any fat burning supplement can ever have would only ever be marginal – at best.

Spend your hard earned cash on eating healthy, nutritious food and focus your time and attention on exercising hard and getting plenty of rest.
answered Dec 3, 2012 by RobConnor Iron Lifting God (4,930 points)  
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I couldn't be more positive that they do work. Being a Pharmacist, I investigate claims thoroughly before either recommending or refusing supplements, and must say, most do what they claim; at least to a degree. When considering fat burners, for example, many of the ingredients are proven to increase your metabolic; hence you burn more calories through sweating ( and the name thermogenic for those of you that don't know).

Secondly, some ingredients may prevent the storage of fat (such as chitosan) or inhibit mechanisms that blunt fat burning (such as yohimbine). What I am pissed about, however, is the fact that these big supplement companies do not even give you a clue as to what you should be eating to see these benefits, and sadly, many persons do not.

If you should sip Gatorade throughout your gym session, do you know you are inhibiting your fat burning? Most likely no, or you wouldn't be. They should advise people these things and they would truly have products that no one can say is bogus.
answered Nov 20, 2012 by mjessimy Gym Legend (1,706 points)  
edited Nov 21, 2012 by RobConnor
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