Fat Burners – A Rough Guide To Fat Burning Diet Pills and Supplements

Burn body fatCan fat burners really turn the body into a lean, mean, fat burning machine?

Many supplement manufacturers claim to have created formulas that can do just that, and some of the formulations are very good, but a fat burning machine?

Well . . . perhaps not quite. Fat burners are but one cog in the machine and if the machine is going to run at peak efficiency the cog will need a little oil to keep it running smoothly and in this case the oil is provided by healthy eating and regular exercise.

Best Fat Burners

Our recommendations of best fat burners are split into three categories

Best Multi Action Fat Burner- PhenQ

PhenQ results and customer reviewsPhenQ has been pretty much the top choice of fat burner in many countries (Australia, United States, Canada, UK) for the past few years. It is east to see why – its customers love it and they re-order. PhenQ can not only burn fat but stop the introduction of new fat and also suppress appetite.

PhenQ is made from pharmacy grade ingredients but available to buy without a prescription

Read the Phenq review here

Best Natural Fat Burner – Garcinia Extra

Garcinia Cambogia Australia best brandGarcinia Extra contains two of the most effective natural fat burners in existence – Garcinia Cambogia and Raspberry Ketone.

There are many Garcinia Cambogia supplements on the market but very few that contains the exact dosage that is necessary to mobilse fat and even less that contains Raspberry Ketone in addition.

Garcinia Extra is exceptionally strong but 100% natural.

Read our Garcinia Extra review here

Best Fat Burner For BodyBuilders – Instant Knockout

Order Instant KnockoutInstant Knockout is frightening strong, it has been formulated by exponents of martial arts that need to burn excess body fat while on cutting cycles that also want to preserve lean muscle mass.

Instant Knockout is side effect free and made from certified ingredients. It is ideal for both men and women.

Instant Knockout is available to buy direct from its official website

Read our Instant Knockout review

Calories and the Fat Burning Process

Food provides the body with the nutrients it needs for repair and growth. Food also provides the body with energy in the form of calories which is then burned to fuel various activities, many of which are automatic such as breathing and blinking. Rigorous exercise burns an increased amount of calories and the more rigorous that exercise is the more calories will be burned.

A mixture of too little exercise and too much food can result in the body’s fuel tank becoming overfilled because more calories are going into the tank than are being used. The overflow is then converted to fatty tissue and stored for later use. Body fat is simply the body’s emergency fuel supply and it never gets used until the body is running on empty, usually because high activity (exercise) has depleted the main energy supply (calories from food) or the main supply is insufficient (due to a calorie restricted diet).

Unfortunately the availability of so many tempting high-fat foods and high-sugar foods makes it easy for people to continually overfill their body’s fuel tanks. Sugars and fats are loaded with so many calories they are the dietary equivalent of rocket fuel and although extremely active people, who zoom around all day at full throttle, may be able to burn off the extra calories, most people cannot, and a slow-coach, couch potato-lifestyle can quickly results in the all too visible calorie backlog we call obesity.

Dieting is merely a process designed to ensure the body is running on empty as much as possible and burning off that excess fuel. Reducing the calorie intake and increasing calorie expenditure (through exercise) is the most effective way to do so. Effective fat burning products contains one of more ingredients that have the power kick the process into overdrive and burn fuel at an increased rate, but even the best fat burners can struggle to keep up if the tank is continually being topped up with fuel, so the need for healthy lifestyle choices remains as important as ever. Dieters need to work with their fat burners, not against them.

Fat Burning Ingredients

A number of ingredients are known to possess fat burning qualities. All of them have the power to speed up the metabolism and cause the body to burn calories at an increased rate, but there are different ways this can be achieved. Some ingredients stimulate the release of hormones that can produce the necessary metabolic changes. Others initiate the necessary changes by producing a slight rise in body temperature. Fat burners that work in this way are classed as thermogenic fat burners; they can produce dramatic results, and are becoming an increasingly popular weight loss solution.

Safety Considerations

Money speaks and some manufacturers have been known to resort to using potentially dangerous ingredients in an effort to create powerful fat burning products they hope will outperform and outsell competing blends. This means extreme care should be taken when choosing a fat burning product and careful note should be taken of the ingredients used.

In May 2009 the popular product Hydroxycut had to be withdrawn when it was discovered the formulation caused kidney damage. According to reports filed with the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) in some cases the damage was severe enough to necessitate liver transplants and at least on Hydroxycut user was killed.

The fat burner DNP (a chemical traditionally used as a pesticide and wood preservative) can boost the metabolism by up 50%, but its use has caused over 60 deaths, yet it is still possible to purchase DNP supplements online.

Some potentially dangerous ingredients such as synephrol and yohimbine are included in a number of readily available supplement even though side effects can be severe (synephrol has been linked to heart attacks and strokes).

The fact that such ingredients are used is both frightening and sad because many safer alternatives are available. Green tea has a good reputation as a thermogenic fat burner and is known to be a health-boosting ingredient. Capsicum has also proven its worth as a safe (and powerful) thermogen, as have many other natural ingredients.

Points to Remember

  • When the body is fed more calories than it needs the excess calories are stored as body fat.
  • When the body is not fed a sufficient amount of calories body fat is broken down and burned to release stored calories to use as fuel.
  • Exercise causes the body to burn more calories.
  • Fat burners can greatly enhance the fat burning process.
  • Thermogenic fat burners can produce dramatic results and are becoming an increasingly popular choice.
  • Dangerous fat burning ingredients should be avoided—many safe ingredients can produce equally powerful results.