Do you want to lose more weight, faster? (We know that's a yes.) Well, what if we told you it's as easy as exercising and taking a supplement—that you could burn up to 42g of body fat an hour? You'd probably say this sounds like a bull$%*& marketing ploy designed to steal all your money. You're wrong (partially), according to research published in the British Journal of Clinical Pharmacology.
You are right about most weight loss supplements being exaggerated and largely falsified. Spanish researchers are taking a hit at popular weight loss diets and pills, saying it's not possible to lose more than a kilogram of fat (2.2 pounds) per month—period.
“The weight changes we experience when we start exercising are not based on fat loss, but mainly on fluid loss," lead researcher Juan Del Coso said in a press release. "This is why the majority of ‘miracle’ diets and slimming programmes produce a ‘rebound’ effect due to the recovery of the lost fluid."
Real weight change comes from burning (oxidizing) body fat through exercise and diet. You can realistically lose 200–300g (.44-.66lbs) per week and a little over 1kg (2.2lb) per month. Obviously that's not as exciting or grabby as losing 10 pounds in 10 days—but, hey, it's backed by science.
“That said, the rate of loss could increase with p-synephrine, but always combining the substance with exercise,” Del Coso explains. That obscure term—p-synephrine—is a chemical compound and possibly your ticket to melting body fat. Del Coso and his team analyzed the effect consuming p-synephrine has on whittling body fat. Here's what they found and everything you need to know about how the supplement works and how to use it to aid your weight loss.
Note: Before taking any new supplement or medication, talk with your doctor first.