Fat metabolisers have long been popular for people who want to lose a little bit more weight, but it can be confusing with all the different ingredients, especially when they’re mixed in with fat burners and fat blockers, but don’t worry, Supps R Us is here to help you understand the mysterious world of fat metabolisers.
What are Fat Metabolisers?
Fat metabolisers are supplements that will help your body break down more fat, stop your body absorbing it, or free up more of it to be burned for energy. They’re often made from herbal extracts, or substances that are found naturally in your body.
What does a fat metaboliser do?
Fat metabolisers will not make you lose weight on their own. What they CAN do is make sure your body can move as much fat as possible, so you’re burning the maximum amount.
If you take them and sit on the lounge watching daytime TV, you’ll get nothing out of it. You fat will be all ready to leave your love handles, but when nothing happens, it just sits back down again and stays put.
What goes into a fat metaboliser?
Fat metabolisers can have a whole range of ingredients, such as:
- Green Tea Extract
- L-Carnitine (the stuff your body uses to transport fat around)
- Acetyl-L-carnitine (just another version of Carnitine. Does the same thing)
- CLA (Conjugated Linoleic Acid. Stops small fat cells from becoming big ones)
- Raspberry Ketones
There are more being promoted all the time, but these are ones that have been around a while and plenty of people swear by them.
Which one should I choose?
There is a bit of trial and error involved in picking which one works best for you, but a great place to start is a metaboliser that has a fair amount of carnitine or CLA. Both of these are substances that your body already uses, so topping them up is a fairly safe way to make sure you’re processing the most fat possible.
When should I take it?
The label should tell you when to take it, different ingredients have different activation times, but generally you’ll be advised to take it about 30 mins before exercise, or before meals.
What are the side effects?
Some vitamins need fat to be absorbed, so if you’re encouraging your body to not absorb fat, you might not be getting some of these in your diet. Vitamins A, D, E and K are all fat soluble, so if you’re using a fat metaboliser, you should keep an eye on how much of these vitamins you’re eating.
Another side effect comes from all that fat you didn’t absorb. It still has to go somewhere, and as you’d imagine, that can lead to an increase in the number (and stench) of trips to the toilet.
What can they stack with?
Fat metabolisers will stack with basic supplements, like protein BCAAs or pre-workouts just fine, but as I said before, they don’t stack well with vitamin supplements because they encourage your body to stop absorbing fat. If you’re low on these vitamins you should speak to a medical professional to find the best way to lose weight while still getting the nutrients you need. You want to be healthy as well as lighter, right?
Is it safe for women too?
Fat metabolisers are very safe for women, and are used by women from all walks of life to make sure they get the most out of their exercise. They’re especially effective as you get older and produce less natural fat metabolisers of your own.
Fat metabolisers can help you to burn the maximum amount of fat possible, without the harshness of some of the more intense fat burners. You will still have to work hard, maintain a healthy diet, but they can make sure you can get your health goals as quickly as possible.