In this article, you will learn how fat burners work—moreover, the type of ingredients most have and what each does.
Do Fat Burners Work?
Nighttime fat burners might work, but how they do so is dependent on the ingredients used. These ingredients are built to reduce the amount of fat your gut absorbs significantly cutting how much you store.
They also help to suppress appetite which subsequently reduces how much you eat in the evening and also throughout the day. In turn, the body uses the fat stored in your body as fuel, cutting how much it gets to store. Some ingredients claim to increase your metabolism which is key to burning calories.
It is important to note that most of these fat burners have not shown proof scientifically. However, they have shown results in some people; therefore, something to consider if you are on a weight loss journey.
Common Ingredients in Fat Burners
There’s quite a large number of ingredients in fat burners. These range from natural ingredients to chemically-processed compounds. The following are some of the more common ingredients;
Caffeine is known to stimulate the nervous system and has shown to help in burning calories. Caffeine, considered a stimulant, helps to increase energy levels which in turn improve the fat burning process. It is a useful ingredient; however, too much caffeine can cause jitters or negatively impact your sleep pattern.
Like caffeine, Carnitine gives you energy and helps with metabolism. The liver and kidneys make it naturally, and it’s also found in many types of meat and dairy products. As an ingredient in fat burners, Carnitine is used to meet or increase the energy levels, helping in the fat burning process.
3. Green Tea Extract
Green tea is common in fat burners and weight loss supplements. This ingredient may reduce the amount of fat you absorb from food and help burn calories. However, it’s impact on weight loss; especially in small amounts, isn’t that significant.
This is a plant compound that comes from the bark of an evergreen tree. Yohimbe, a common ingredient in many weight-loss supplements, helps to ramp up energy levels while suppressing appetite. This effect can help you burn stubborn fat while helping you stay within your daily recommended calories.
5. Soluble Fiber
Some fat burners may contain ingredients high in soluble fiber. Soluble fiber helps prevent your body from absorbing some fats from the food you eat. Soluble fiber does not increase fat burn; instead, it helps control appetite.
Different fat burners have different ingredients but most of them collectively work to help burn stubborn fat. That said, it is important to ensure the ingredients in the fat burner you choose are safe for you. A good way to approach this is by seeking your doctor’s opinion before settling on a specific fat burner.
Collaborative content by SWAGGER’s in-house editorial team.