Weight Loss and Supplements

Welcome back to another Thursday’s News from Reneu. Dr. Jill Wohlfeil here, and a question I get asked a lot – are there supplements that can help with weight loss? The answer is a resounding “Yes!”, but the operative word is HELP with weight loss. There is not a pill supplement, prescription or injection that is not going to work if you are not also eating for your metabolism (and that is a whole other topic that we address thru our Reneu Balance program). But after that – Yes! – some supplements can help! Let’s talk about a couple that should make sense to you.

First of all probiotics – you hear about them everywhere, you see them everywhere – but what do they really do. Honestly the medical research community is just breaking into this – the study of the microbiome – or the community of bacteria in your body and specifically today in your gut. The correct bacteria can to you a lot of good in making your weight loss more successful. They can influence appetite and increase energy usage ( ie burn more calories) by producing something called short-chain fatty acids.

They can decrease the absorption of fats – especially fats contained in dairy, so overall you will harvest fewer calories from what you eat. Some even cause the release of appetite regulating hormones.

I don’t know about you, but I am really appreciating my microbiome and want to keep it happy!!

So not all probiotics are created equally. The number and species and variety are all very important. The really “good guys” are the Lactobaccillus and specifically Lactobaccillu Gasseri. The Gasseri especially has been shown to help with belly fat. Bifidobacterium is another species know to help with metabolism

Variety is also important – you want at least 5 different species.

And at least 30 billion active units – the big number on the front.

One brand that fits that bill is NutriDyn’s Ultrabiotic.

So yes – probiotics can help with your weight loss program. How about an appetite suppressant – you know that in medicine, Phentermine can be prescribed to decrease appetite, but did you know that some natural products can do the same? One is a substance called Caralluma – an extract of an edible cactus native to India. It has been used for centuries to curb hunger, and it works. It is one of 3 powerful diet supplements in Living Greens Fat reduction accelerator. The other two are Garcinia which is known to decrease the conversion of carbohydrates to fat (read storage) and the second is Green Tea extract – a powerful antioxidant.

The last supplement I want to mention is from Living Green, their Stored-Fat Belly Burner. I get a lot of questions from my patients about the dreaded “Meno-belly” that peri-menopausal weight gain that seems to go right around the middle. Irwin Naturals Stored Fat Burner targets areas of fat storage with the active ingredient Sinetrol which has been shown to increase the body’s ability to metabolize and mobilize stored fat – especially in that stubborn belly area.

So there you have it – there is more to it than eating less and exercising more. First, make sure you are eating for your metabolism – not sure? Call us today to talk about the Reneu Balance Program blood work panel. Secondly, take care of your gut biome with a proper probiotic – put those little guys to work! Lastly, if appetite or stored fat are a problem Living Green’s Max Accelerator or Stored-Fat belly Burner are both options!

And to make it even better – all on special thru the end of July for 15% off!

Because here at Reneu – we want you to be the best you ever ( and the thinnest)