Nutrition Supplements Weight Loss


Most people are interested in losing weight to look good and help protect against the development of a number of diseases, yet life extensionists know that consuming fewer calories may result in a longer life span accompanied by optimal health and wellness. While the practice of calorie restriction has its advocates, most of us find it challenging to eat less while maintaining proper nutrition. By consuming specific amino acid supplements, weight loss supplements, and/or other dietary supplements targeted to reducing excess body fat, men and women find it easier to meet their dieting goals. Life Extension suggests consulting with your physician before embarking upon a weight loss and exercise regimen, and recommends the use of nutritional supplements to compensate for any reduction in essential nutrients that may occur as a result of your program.


Diet Supplements Individual amino acid supplements are available to target specific areas of health and wellness. Amino acids are the building blocks of proteins. Some are used as weight loss supplements that additionally help build muscle, while others help maintain a healthy immune system, stabilize mood, and offer other benefits.

Diet Supplements Digestive enhancement, including a variety of enzymes, becomes increasingly helpful as we grow older, to improve the body’s ability to break down food. Probiotic dietary supplements help maintain normal intestinal microflora (which can be disrupted by antibiotic therapy), which helps to prevent the overgrowth of harmful microorganisms and improves digestion.

Diet Supplements Durk Pearson and Sandy Shaw have designed a line of top quality nutritional supplements based on their well-publicized personal research findings. Many of Durk & Sandy’s formulas are designed to be mixed with water or juice and consumed as a pleasant tasting drink to optimize such areas as energy, memory, and workout efficiency. Life Extension is proud to be one of the few organizations licensed to distribute these innovative products.

Diet Supplements Fiber acts as a bulking agent in the stomach and intestine, which means you feel fuller and may eat less. Dietary supplements containing soluble fiber, insoluble fiber, or a blend of the two can be used to boost the fiber content of anyone consuming a fast food or Western diet. As well as curbing the appetite, fiber nutritional supplements help maintain regularity.

Diet Supplements In addition to dietary supplements, Life Extension carries a number of natural foods. Included in this category are beverages such as herbal teas.

Diet Supplements Popular nutritional supplements are the hottest items on the market and in the media. If you’re looking for something you’ve read about frequently in Life Extension magazine or other health publications, chances are you’ll find it here.

Diet Supplements Whether you’re an athlete looking to improve your performance in competition, or an individual trying to get more out of your 20 minute daily work-out, nutritional supplements for sports performance can give you a competitive edge. A regular exercise program, combined with the right dietary supplements, helps guard against the loss of muscle mass that is considered an inevitable part of aging as well as improves almost every other aspect of our health and wellness.

Diet Supplements Alternative sweeteners and items to aid in the creation of your own nutritional supplements from powdered nutrients are listed under Staples and Sweeteners.

Diet Supplements Soy supplements included powdered soy protein and encapsulated soy isoflavone nutritional supplements. Diets low in saturated fat and cholesterol that include 25 grams of soy protein a day may reduce the risk of heart disease.

Diet Supplements Dietary supplements are of great benefit in weight management. While some nutritional supplements promote the intake of fewer calories or a greater fat-burning effect, others ensure proper nutrition during periods of restricted calorie intake. According to a large body of research that has taken place over the past few decades, restricting the calories in our diet may not only result in weight loss, but may contribute to a longer life, with a greater proportion of those years spent in good health.

Overall, there isn’t a tremendous amount of evidence to support the use of dietary supplements for fat loss or weight loss. Diet and exercise are always important to losing weight and avoiding weight loss plateaus. If you’re already maintaining a healthy diet and regular exercise program, it’s possible that some of these supplements may help.

1. Leucine -

Leucine’s value as a weight loss supplement is more based on studies which suggest that it helps you prevent muscle loss while you lose weight. Maintaining muscle mass has obvious implications for optimizing your metabolism during weight loss. Consuming 2.5 grams of leucine per meal has been shown to trigger a postmeal anabolic response that protects muscle tissue during weight loss.

2. Probiotics –

Yes, certain strains of probiotics which contain Lactobacillus gasseri may help to promote weight loss and decrease abdominal adiposity without exercise. The research for the weight loss potential for fermented milk containing this probiotic was not spectacular, but it was statistically significant.

3. Celsius –

Celsius is an energy drink which markets its product is aggressively marketed as promoting weight loss. According to the manufacturer it contains a combination of: Calcium, Chromium, Vitamin C, Vitamin B, Biotin, Riboflavin, Niacin, Guarana Seed, Green Tea Leaf Extract, and Ginger. The research supporting this product for promoting weight loss is questionable at best. The research only indicated a statistical trend for a decrease in body fat percentage with a very small but statistically significant decrease in fat mass when the drink was consumed for a 28 day period.

4. High fiber diet, Conjugated linoleic acid, Green tea extract, and Calcium -

A recent review article published in the Journal of the International Society of Sports Nutrition, concluded that the aforementioned supplements were “possibly effective” at promoting weight loss. Calcium when taken as a supplement without vitamin D has recently been linked to an increased risk of heart attacks.