Most of us would love to speed up metabolism so we could still eat what we wanted, but maintain a healthy body weight. However, are there downsides to speeding up our metabolisms?
Healthy Ways to Speed Up Your Metabolism
Healthy metabolism boosters include dietary adjustments that avoid high processed sugars, saturated fats, and empty calorie foods that contain calories but no nutritional value. They also include foods like green tea, garlic, apple cider vinegar, and honey that appear to have positive impacts on metabolism. All of these boosters provide moderate, results without the negative side effects you may experience from more synthetic options.
Side Effects of Supplements that Boost Metabolism
Some supplements claim to be natural products that boost your metabolism and/or control your hunger. However, any product not regulated by the FDA should be approached with caution. Without specific regulations on things like dosages and product purity, companies can make advertising claims that sound good but aren’t necessarily proven.
Natural supplements like acai berry juice claim to have nutritional and antioxidant benefits in addition to boosting your metabolism. Results vary for different people but the product itself appears to be safe and side effect free.
The popular supplement cla (conjugated linoleic acid) is a synthetic product that is designed to help reduce body fat and lower the risk of cancer and Type 2 Diabetes. However, early studies on rats and mice have sketchy results, and do not give clear indications of how the supplement truly affects humans.
Manufactured metabolism boosters can:
- contain caffine and other substances that can make you edgy and jittery throughout the day
- interfere with your sleep
- reduce your daily energy levels
- overtax your body
- unhealthily speed up your heart.
If you’re looking for a diet/metabolism pill remember to choose a product that has a proven track record for safety, guarantees results, has proven effectiveness and is reasonably priced.
Some supplements successfully speed up your metabolism be can contain animal thyroid that often has unhealthy side effects like diarrhea, increased heart rate, excessive sweating, nervousness, tremors, and bulging eyes. Never take a supplement without consulting your physician first.
Boosting your metabolism has endless benefits and promotes weight loss, however, remember your metabolism wants to be sped up in a natural way!