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New products can help you lose weight, improve metabolism, and even boost mood. Below are five formulas that caught our attention for their promising weight-loss ingredients.
What Are Raspberry Ketones?
Raspberry ketones are the natural compounds responsible for giving raspberries their distinctive scent. They’ve been used for years to add a raspberry taste and scent to beverages and cosmetics. And now, research shows that they may work as natural weight-loss aids.
The only studies done so far have involved rodents. Scientists found that mice given raspberry ketones had improved fat burning and did not gain weight. While results are encouraging, more research is needed.
RAINBOW LIGHT ThinBerry Satiety
What’s in it: Green coffee bean extract, Slendesta Potato Extract, Proteinase Inhibitor II, green tea leaf extract, chromium, chlorogenic acid, polyphenols, ashwagandha root, and açai berry juice powder.
How it works: Slendesta and Proteinase Inhibitor II have been shown to increase CCK, a hormone that helps suppress appetite. They work with other ingredients to control appetite and boost fat burning.
Misc. notes: Take 1–2 capsules 30 minutes before lunch and dinner. All extracts are identity-verified and purity-tested for optimal efficacy and safety.
CREATIVE BIOSCIENCE Raspberry Ketone 1234
What’s in it: Raspberry ketones, African mango extract, green tea extract, resveratrol, açai, caffeine, apple cider vinegar, kelp, and grapefruit.
How it works: While there’s not much research on raspberry ketones (see sidebar, above), they may help increase fat burning. African mango, green tea, and other natural ingredients help stave off hunger pangs and promote blood sugar balance.
Misc. notes: Take 2 capsules per day with a lot of water. This product also comes with a diet plan that—when combined with the supplement—can help you lose 1 lb. per day.
APPLIED NEUTRACEUTIALS Fat Free
What’s in it: A proprietary blend of anti-catabolics and thermogenics including coffee Arabica and green tea extracts, the hormone DHEA, and herbal Ligustrum lucidum.
How it works: Arabica and green tea are known to enhance metabolism and fat burning. The majority of clinical trials support DHEA for weight loss, according to the Mayo Clinic. Research suggests Chinese Ligustrum lucidum helps preserve muscle.
Misc. notes: Take 1 to 2 capsules in the morning.
REBODY Hunger Caps with Satiereal Saffron Extract
What’s in it: Satiereal Saffron Extract (from the spice saffron).
How it works: Research shows that Satiereal Saffron Extract helps control appetite, increase fullness, and decrease the urge to snack, especially on sugary, starchy foods. Saffron has also been shown to help boost mood and can be used to help lift depression.
Misc. notes: This formula is non-GMO. Take 1 vegetarian capsule before morning and evening meals. Use for at least eight weeks for best results.
MHP Power Pak Pudding
What’s in it: Fiber, protein, and key vitamins and minerals. What’s not in it makes the real difference—it’s sugar free, lactose free, and low-carb.
How it works: Satisfies your sweet tooth while it feeds your muscles and quells hunger with 30 gm of protein.
Misc. notes: Available in delicious Vanilla and Chocolate flavors. Refrigerate and enjoy as a snack or dessert—just 200 calories.