There are thousands and thousands of supplements on the market these days that all promote themselves as “fat loss supplements”. It is extremely hard to know whether it is actually going to do you some good or just a marketing ploy to make money.
The most important supplement for fat loss is Omega 3. Omega 3 is an essential fatty acid that ourbody needs to function and remain healthy.
Why is Omega 3 so important and how will it help us burn fat?
- Omega 3 turns a fat burning glad on in the body
- It helps keep the thyroid healthy and will increase metabolism
- Helps the body become more insulin sensitive (better at using sugar)
- Lowers blood pressure
- Reduces the risk of cardiovascular disease
- Helps brain function
Where can I get it from?
It comes naturally from oily fish such as salmon, sardines and sea bass, Omega 3 is also found in nuts and seeds.
However the quality of fish found in the supermarkets is poor and you will struggle to get the amount you need from your diet, and this is where an Omega 3 supplement comes in.
How much do I need?
Research shows that you need at least 6g per day for it to have any effect, obviously body fat % and weight need to be taken into consideration but 6g is a good place to start for most people.