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Aug 10 2017

11 Supplements you can use to Beat Those Sugar Cravings…


 I bet you have had a time during your journey towards optimal wellness and successful weight loss that you have had such intense cravings that you have wanted to give up straight away. I know I have.

Because of this, I want to give you some supplements that you can take which will help you with these cravings…

L-Carnitine

In addition to its function as a powerful antioxidant/anti-inflammatory, alpha lipoic acid increases the body’s ability to take glucose into the cells. This increased sensitivity to insulin results in decreased blood sugar levels, accelerated weight loss. 200 to 400mg per day is good for those trying to curb sugar cravings or trying to lose weight.

L-Glutamine

This amino acid has been found to help reduce, and even eliminate, cravings by helping to steady blood sugar. Add 500 milligrams three times a day with meals and an extra dose when a craving hits. Taking as little as a quarter teaspoon at the onset of a sugar craving should stop it in its tracks

Omega 3 Fats

These are great for insulin sensitivity and stabilisation of blood sugar, as well as weight loss. For those wanting to lose weight, 9000mg per day.

Green Tea Extract

Approx 300mg twice a day on an empty stomach to increase fat burning and decrease stress hormones.

Alpha Lipoic Acid

Chromium is a critical nutrient in our effort to control and reduce excess body fat. By supplementing our diets with chromium, we can effectively lower blood sugar and insulin levels—the key to the anti-inflammatory weight loss diet.

Chromium Picolinate

Chromium is a critical nutrient in our effort to control and reduce excess body fat. By supplementing our diets with chromium, we can effectively lower blood sugar and insulin levels—the key to the anti-inflammatory weight loss diet. Up to 200mcg per day.

Gymnema

Very potent supplement that supports blood sugar regulation (they call it Sugar Destroyer) and also block the taste of sugar. It blocks sugar receptors on the tongue and in the small intestine.

L-tryptophan

Low levels of serotonin have been known to cause cravings. The amino acid L-tryptophan is a precursor to serotonin, and its use can help stop cravings by increasing the production of serotonin in the body. In addition, L-tryptophan requires the use of several vitamins, such as vitamin C, zinc and folic acid to produce serotonin, so taking a multivitamin in addition to an L-tryptophan supplement is beneficial. The supplement 5-HTP can also be used in place of L-tryptophan.

L Carnosine

500mg twice a day on an empty stomach to regulate the reward centres of the brain.

Phenylalanine

Many cravings occur because our brain chemicals are imbalanced. An amino acid known as pheylalanine can help raise your endorphin levels to help restore balance of brain chemistry. If you overeat because of emotional problems, this supplement can help stop cravings.

Co Q 10

Coenzyme Q10, also called ubiquinone, is a powerful antioxidant/anti-inflammatory with many benefits for treating and preventing obesity. It acts similarly to acetyl-l-carnitine in that it assists in energy production within the mitochondria. As we have learned, energy production declines as a cell ages, and that means that the cell’s ability to repair itself also declines.

Working synergistically with acetyl-l-carnitine, carnitine, and alpha lipoic acid in the mitochondria, CoQ10 enhances the metabolism, giving us greater energy and endurance, and a greater ability to lose body fat, while preventing the energy decline seen in aging cells. CoQ10 also works synergistically with other antioxidants to elevate cellular levels of vitamins C, E, and glutathione and to help regulate blood sugar and enhance insulin sensitivity.

CoQ10 also maximizes the burning of foods for fuel, helping to normalize fats in our blood. Also found in Sardines, Salmon and Nuts.

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