The Truth about Thermogenic Supplements
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Thermogenics supplements, a term is used in the fitness industry, refers to a class of drugs and/or herbs that stimulate the central nervous system and/or thyroid gland. The idea is to decrease a person’s appetite so that they consume fewer calories while at the same time attempting to increase the body’s ability to burn more fuel. Thermogenic fat burning supplements range from Hydroxycitric acid (HCA) to the deadly Dinitrophenol (DNP) and everything in between.
Before you go and pop any supposed fat loss wonder drug supplement, you need to have enough information to make an intelligent decision. Consider the total picture, not just the fact that in two months, you wish to look good at the beach.
The critical thing that you must be kept in mind is that taking a thermogenic in and of itself will not cause a human to lose body fat. If supplement manufacturers were more honest, they would admit that these compounds are only beneficial for fat loss when they are combined with a calorie restricted diet and exercise.
They would increase their credibility if they would stop declaring with the utmost certainty that 40 pounds of fat could be lost in 15 days while you also gained 10 pounds of muscle mass. They know this is not true and is the reason that in miniscule print somewhere in the ad you will find words to the effect that not everyone will respond in the same manner as the model in the pictures. I’d venture a guess the model didn’t respond like that either.
Much of the problem is that everyone wants a 30-minute quick fix solution to weight loss when really solving the problem requires many weeks, and maybe more than a year (depending on the amount of body fat which needs to be lost), of effort. There are better ways to go about this and leave thermogenics (if even needed) to the very last option.
Considering that you are required to reduce your calorie consumption and exercise more frequently for healthy weight loss, it makes sense to start doing this before turning to supplements for some extra help. Thermogenics alone will not make you lose weight!
The best advice I can provide is that before you leap toward what is so common in our culture – a solution in a pill – take a realistic look at all the ramifications before you spend your hard earned money. Thermogenics, like many other drugs, have their pros and cons and you need to consider all of them carefully before you make the decision to use them.