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Herbal Weight Loss Supplements Worth A Try

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There are hundreds of herbal weight loss supplements for sale out there. Some are bound to be more effective than others, and there is some variation between people as to what's most effective. It often takes some experimentation to find out what's right for you. However, there are a few top contenders worth trying early on.

Guar Gum

Guar gum is a substance that is really high in soluble fiber. It has a jelly-like texture and is derived from the guar plant. It's readily available in capsules, and you can also find it in a liquid jelly form. (The capsules are probably a better choice as drinking the jelly can be a bit unpleasant.) Guar gum works by making you feel full. Take a couple of capsules a few minutes before your meal, and you will be a lot less likely to overeat. And yet, you will feel satisfied.

Bitter Orange

Bitter orange is a plant that comes from Africa. Its extract contains a compound that raises your metabolism and energy levels. By taking it, you will have an easier time being more active, which will help you burn more calories. You will also burn more calories even if you are just sitting there. Bitter orange does elevate your heart rate, so it may not be the safest choice if you have a pre-existing heart condition or high blood pressure. Reach out to your doctor to be sure!

Green Coffee Extract

Green coffee extract is another common weight loss supplement, and it's a good choice because it's well-researched and sage. It can cause headaches and upset stomach in some patients, but these side effects are mostly due to the high caffeine content of the green coffee extract and should subside once you get used to it. The caffeine itself raises your metabolism and helps you lose weight, and the flavonoids in the coffee may also help ease your appetite and prevent over-eating.


Ginseng is an herb that has been used in Chinese medicine for a wide array of purposes over the years. It can raise your metabolism, help you feel less hungry, and help you power through your workout routine. If hormone problems contribute to your weight, ginseng is a good choice since it can help regulate hormones. Ginseng teas are really popular, although you can find capsules if that's what you would prefer. 

The herbs above are some of your best choices for weight loss. Try one at a time, and good luck!