With summer quickly approaching, you’re probably looking for ways to shed some excess weight and tone up for the hot weather. If you’ve been thinking about supplements to take for weight loss, you have found the right blog! There are a few vitamins and supplements out there that can help you reach your weight related goals. Keep in mind, a supplement routine is just one piece of the weight loss puzzle. Make sure you pair these with a proper diet and lifestyle routine! Here are some of our current favourites:
Many studies show that vitamin C and body weight are strongly correlated. This study in particular, shows individuals with adequate vitamin C status oxidize 30% more fat during a moderate exercise bout than individuals with low vitamin C status; thus, vitamin C depleted individuals may be more resistant to fat loss (1). Supplementing, especially if you’re not getting enough vitamin C through diet, may be a good idea. Some of our favourite supplements include trophic vitamin C, and this whole food-based spray from Garden of Life.
For centuries, green tea has been known as one of the healthiest drinks on the planet. Studies continue to show that green tea allows the body to burn more calories at rest. When getting specific, this amounts to a total 3-4% increase in calorie burn overall (2). Green tea is also known to promote overall fat breakdown (3). For all of our readers that do not enjoy plain old green tea, considering opting for herbal flavoured green tea. This ginger green tea from Organic Traditions will take your green tea to the next level!
Apple Cider Vinegar Gummies
Apple cider gummies have grown in popularity over the last several years, and for good reason. They allow for a delicious way to take apple cider vinegar, reep all the benefits, and avoid the unpleasant taste. Studies over the last several years show these gummies can aid in weight loss, promote optimal bowel movements, reduce bloating, and so much more. If you’re looking to shed some extra weight this season, try our Heal + Co or Suku gummies. You will not be disappointed!
Let’s talk chromium! This magical mineral has been shown to increase lean muscle mass, while decreasing body fat primarily due to its positive effect on blood sugar levels. Chromium does a fantastic job at helping the body regulate blood sugar levels, therefore, helping with weight loss. High insulin and blood sugar levels can make it impossible to lose weight! Consider trying this chromium from Sisu if you’re struggling with sweet cravings, insulin resistance, or other blood sugar imbalances.
Written by Allison Sherkin, RHN, CHNC
Allison is the in-house nutritionist at House of Wellness. She is a registered holistic nutritionist with experience in weight loss, mental health, hormonal balance, and digestion. She is passionate about helping others elevate their health and truly discover their highest potential! Allison believes in products made with integrity and focuses on effective solutions to help her customers and clients.