Give your body a fat-burning boost with these natural supplements

Summer is here, and along with it, bathing suit season. Of course, a clean diet and regular exercise are essential to get that bikini-ready body! But adding natural supplements to your diet can kickstart your body’s metabolism into high gear to help you get beach ready faster. Here are three of my favourites.

  • XanthiTrim by Pure Encapsulations: Contains metabolism-boosting brown seaweed, pomegranate seed oil and green tea. Together they work to increase your metabolism and help your body burn more fat. In a 90-day trial of 100 people on a specific diet and exercise program, the group taking XanthiTrim lost 20 pounds more than the group that didn't take the supplement. In addition, the XanthiTrim group experienced lowered cortisol, lowered cholesterol and lowered liver enzymes, all markers of improved health.
  • L-Carnitine: This is an amino acid that literally tells your body to start burning fat. It will increase the transport of fat into the energy-producing part of your cells (known as mitochondria). The end result is increased energy with reduced fat cells. Sounds good to me!
  • CLA (Conjugated Linoleic Acid): This healthy fatty acid helps the body burn fat. One animal study that looked at the effects of CLA on body fat found that mice fed a diet high in CLA had 60% lower body fat and 14% more muscle compared to mice that didn’t take the CLA. CLA reduces the formation of fat cells and increases the breakdown of fat cells.

Although natural supplements are safe, they can interact with certain medications. Please always check with your medical or naturopathic doctor before taking any of these supplements. I got mine at Vitalia Healthcare.