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Saturday, November 29, 2014

Do Fat Burners Work? Are They Safe?

There are all kinds of ways to lose weight. There are diets, diet pills, weight loss surgery, and fat burners. Risks are definitely involved in the first three, but what about fat burners? Are they safe, and do they even work?

What fat burners are and how they work

Fat burners are supplements meant to speed up the fat-burning process in your body. They are not marketed as diet pills. Diet pills often contain dangerous drugs that can increase the risk for a stroke or heart attack. Fat burners, on the other hand, are designed to work like your body is supposed to work, in three main areas. They either keep fat from being absorbed into the body, suppress the appetite, or speed up the metabolism which will cause fat to burn quicker. But they are manipulating body functions, so there are risks.

The risks

The degree to which fat burners become harmful depends on how far they go in manipulating normal body functions. For example, fat burners can suppress appetite. Suppressing appetite is not a normal function, but for people who eat more than they should, appetite suppressants may help them eat less and lose weight. The risk is in the compounds used that work to block the body's hunger signals to the brain. These compounds are called noradrenergic drugs which are related to amphetamines and can cause anything from nervous tension to heart attacks.

Other side affects

There are other side affects, too, such as stomach pain and diarrhea caused by fat blockers, and over stimulation from caffeine often used in fat burners to increase metabolism. So, even though you think fat burner supplements are safe, you should always check with your doctor or ask your pharmacist first which ones might be safe to use.

How you can burn fat safely

Lose weight safely by eating natural foods that work in a safe and natural way to burn fat. For more information on these foods, visit www.health.com/health/gallery/0,,20553780,00.html
DISCLAIMER: The content or opinions expressed on this web site are not to be interpreted as medical advice. Please consult with your doctor or medical practictioner before utilizing any suggestions on this web site.
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