Top 5 Herbs To Support Weight Loss

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Evidence has shown that the healthiest way to live is by doing so naturally. Here are the five best herbs that help support weight loss, without harmful side-effects.

LOSING WEIGHT THE NATURAL WAY

Evidence has shown that the healthiest way to live is by being as natural as possible, mainly when it comes to diet. Aside from being generally healthful and natural, herbs are very important to incorporate into your daily routine.

Not only do herbs provide a whole slew of prophylactic health benefits, they can also help you make significant changes to your body. Losing weight is one of the most common purposes herbs are used for. Over time, as food became more processed and people became increasingly sedentary, obesity became a widespread problem, primarily in America.

Anyone who has successfully completed the daunting task of losing weight will be the first to say it; they did it by eating lean and natural, exercising, and consuming a variety of beneficial herbs.

There are dozens of natural herbs that can help with weight loss, but we’ve narrowed it down to what we believe are the top five options. These include a number of cannabis strains, plus a few other favourites including kratom, guarana, green tea, and yerba mate.

#1 CANNABIS

Herbs Losing Weight: Cannabis

At the top of the list is cannabis. As surprising as it may seem (considering how many people get the munchies), weed can definitely be used as a weight loss aid. There are three main reasons for this.

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Number one, CBD has been proven to suppress appetite. In 2012, British researchers at The University of Reading published a study showing that CBD, in addition to a few other cannabinoids, can actually minimise the urge to eat. The three compounds studied were cannabidiol (CBD), cannabinol (CBN), and cannabigerol (CBG). All showed promising results.

Reason number two, cannabinoids can help manage blood sugar. A 2013 study discovered that often times, cannabis users have better control over their blood sugar. This is believed to be caused by the tetrahydrocannabivarin (THCV) cannabinoid.

And for the third and final reason, sativa strains are known to help users stay alert, attentive, focussed, and uplifted. Indica weed is known to give you munchies and couchlock, which are the two main ingredients for gaining weight fast. However, sativa strains can help you stay motivated to complete a task or even a work out. If you have a nice joint of organic sativa, suddenly a morning jog becomes a much more enjoyable activity.

Now you may find yourself wondering; what are some of the best strains I can buy if I plan on adding weed to my weight loss plan? A couple of our favourites are Royal Medic, which consistently offers a clear, cerebral buzz that allows users to stay focussed and active; and Durban Poison, which is said to leave users feeling happy and positive, with a long-lasting high.

#2 KRATOM

Herbs Losing Weight: Kratom

Kratom leaves are found on Mitragyna speciosa trees in Thailand and Bali, and have been used for thousands of years. There are two primary ways that kratom works as a weight loss aid: appetite suppression and craving reduction. Unlike most traditional diet pills and supplements, kratom doesn’t cause any negative side effects or damage to your stomach.

It simply makes people feel less hungry, without diminishing their appetite altogether. In addition, most users mention that kratom reduces their cravings for things like sugar, fat, and carbs - all of which contribute to being overweight.

#3 GUARANA

Herbs Losing Weight: Guarana

Guarana is a tropical plant native to Brazil that is very commonly used as a stimulant and weight loss aid. It has a wide variety of active compounds that contribute to its effectiveness as a dietary supplement. Guarana is known to increase fat oxidation, which is how our bodies convert fat into energy. It can also enhance exercise performance. Many people say the effects are similar to that of caffeine.

#4 GREEN TEA

Herbs Losing Weight: Green Tea

Green tea originated in China, but is now grown throughout many Asian countries. It’s a type of tea that’s made from Camellia sinensis leaves that have yet to be oxidized and turned into black tea. Green tea is loaded with antioxidants and other compounds that are extremely beneficial to our health, and can also assist with weight loss.

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At least since the ancient Egyptians, herbs have been brewed into tea. Teas can be used as stimulants and sedatives or even as aphrodisiacs.

Green tea helps by mobilising fat from fat cells, increasing fat burning, and boosting metabolic rate. Green tea can be made into a tea of course, but it’s also vaped quite often for its medicinal benefits.

#5 YERBA MATÉ

Herbs Losing Weight: Yerba Maté

Yerba maté shrubs are native to the South American countries of Argentina, Chile, Peru, Brazil, Uruguay, and Paraguay. The leaves are brewed to make a healthy tea that can help you burn fat. Yerba mate is considered a stimulant similar to caffeine, but the active ingredient is actually mateine. Yerba mate is said to boost metabolism, increase energy, and reduce food cravings.

SUPPORT WEIGHT LOSS WITH A LITTLE HELP FROM NATURE

Major pharmaceutical companies have been trying to synthesize the miracle weight loss pill for decades, but have been unsuccessful so far. When - and if - this miracle pill arrives on the market, one should question the ingredients and chemicals lurking within the little wonder tablet. For those that would doubt its composition, or for those who choose to avoid synthesised dietary supplements altogether, Mother Nature is there to lend a helping hand. The earth provides us with a plethora of herbs and plants that can aid in our weight loss endeavours. It should, however, be noted that if you have any medical conditions and/or are currently taking any medication, it's important to consult with your primary care physician before making any changes to your diet.

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