Whilst an effective weight loss plan can often be summed up as ‘fewer calories, more exercise’, many people choose to add a weight loss supplement as part of their regime. 

Here in the UK, an increasing number of us are overweight or obese. Indeed, the Health Survey for England 2021 estimated that 25.9% of adults in England are obese, whilst a further 37.9% are overweight. 

Obesity and overweight can lead to a number of concomitant health issues including type 2 diabetes, coronary heart disease, strokes, and certain types of cancer. 

To lose weight, the National Health Service (NHS), recommends that you ‘eat a balanced calorie-controlled diet as recommended by a GP or weight loss management health professional’ and ‘take up activities such as fast walking, jogging, swimming or tennis for 150 to 300 minutes (2.5 to 5 hours) per week’.

Of course, for some people weight gain and loss is deliberate and carefully managed. Bodybuilders, for example, will undertake bulking and cutting. Bulking will see an individual maintaining a caloric surplus whilst maintaining an intense weight training regime. This is then followed by cutting, where the individual cuts back on calories in order to shed body fat, whilst maintaining muscle mass as far as possible. 

Whichever camp you fall into, a weight loss supplement can potentially be beneficial. 

What are fat burners? 

Fat burners - which is a widely used name for weight loss supplements - are supplements that can potentially help the body shed fat (when taken as part of a calorie controlled diet and exercise regime). 

More specifically, many fat burners aim to contribute to fat metabolism (known as lipolysis, the breakdown of fats for use by the body for metabolic functions). Some fat burners also aim to support weight loss by inducing a feeling of satiety (feeling full, or fuller). 

Here at Supplement Needs, our approach focuses on thyroid health. 

The thyroid, which is a butterfly-shaped organ that sits just at the base of your neck below the Adam’s Apple, produces hormones that help regulate the body’s metabolism. 

As you may be aware, your body’s metabolism refers to the chemical reactions that convert food into energy. Thus, in simplistic terms, if your body’s metabolism slows down (the rate of those chemical reactions), then it becomes harder for your body to convert food into energy. Food is then stored, instead, as fat. 

In short, a healthy, well-functioning thyroid is going to potentially make your weight loss journey easier.

Here at Supplement Needs, we have developed our Thyroid Stack which contains a number of compounds that can potentially contribute to thyroid health. These ingredients include: 

  • Iodine - which contributes to the normal production of thyroid hormones (these being triiodothyronine (T3) and thyroxine (T4)) and overall thyroid health.

  • Selenium - which contributes to the metabolism of the thyroid hormones.

  • Mitoburn (L-BAIBA) - an amino acid metabolite of L-Valine, L-BAIBA can help to regulate metabolism and potentially increase energy expenditure.

  • Tyrosine - this is an amino acid which acts as a building block for the thyroid hormones.

  • Capsimax - a capsaicinoid extract of the red chilli pepper, which has been indicated in some studies to have thermogenic properties.

  • Paradoxine - a potent (and patented!) extract of Grains of Paradise, an aromatic spice which has been indicated in studies to potentially increase energy expenditure. 

These are the ‘highlights’ of Supplement Needs Thyroid Stack. Please see the individual product description for the complete list of ingredients (unlike some other supplement brands we are completely transparent about the contents of our products!). 

Are fat burners safe?

Yes. Provided you adhere to the manufacturer’s instructions and use them alongside a calorie-controlled diet and regular exercise, fat burners are perfectly safe to supplement. 

What to look for in a weight loss supplement

The world of personal supplementation is vast, with hundreds of brands competing for your attention. But, not all supplements (or brands for that matter!) are created equal. 

If you want to ensure you buy only the very best quality weight loss supplement, look for the following characteristics and features: 

  • Transparency - your chosen weight loss supplement should be completely transparent about its ingredients. Here at Supplement Needs, you can not only see a complete list of each supplement’s ingredients, but the amount of those ingredients.

  • Safe manufacture - do you know where and how a fat burner has been made? All of Supplement Needs products are manufactured to Good Manufacturing Practices (GMP) standards and ISO 22000:2018.

  • Credentials - the design and formulation of efficacious supplements is a complex business. Has your chosen supplement been formulated by a true expert? Here at Supplement Needs our products are formulated by renowned industry expert Dr. Dean St Mart PhD.

  • Price - don’t skimp when it comes to weight loss supplements. Think of your purchase as an investment in your future health. If a supplement seems suspiciously cheap, stay away!

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