Vitamins and minerals are essential for normal body function. Though the human body can produce certain nutrients on its own, others must be sought out and found in our diet from animal products, vegetables, and fruits. With today’s advances in medicine, most vitamins can be found in supplement forms as liquids, capsules, or tablets so that people can directly fill gaps in their diet and satisfy their body’s needs. Though certain vitamins help boost your body’s systems, some vitamins and minerals can also help you to shed off those stubborn pounds. When scanning the aisles of the vitamin section, you may notice weight loss listed as a benefit of many products. Vitamin B12, Omega-3 Fatty Acids, and green tea are some of those products that can help you to achieve your weightloss goals.
At Transform Your Health PLLC, we pride ourselves at helping you to achieve all of your healthy body, mind, and wellbeing goals so we have put together a shortlist on some key players of vitamins and minerals that can help you feel good but also get rid of a few extra pounds.
Your Vitamin Bs!
B Vitamins are a class of water-soluble vitamins that help promote metabolic function. A balanced diet of whole grains, fruits, and vegetables can easily help you meet the daily requirements.
Vitamin B6, or pyridoxine, helps to break down carbs, fats, and proteins within the body and produce them into valuable nutrients or forms of energy. It is an important vitamin in keeping the nervous and immune system healthy. Some of its benefits include lowering the risk of heart disease and helping patients to maintain healthy blood pressure levels. Though it will be a key ingredient in our new product, you can also find B6 in poultry, dark leafy greens, bananas, potatoes, fish, and chickpeas.
Vitamin B12, also known as cobalamin, is an essential vitamin that your body does not produce but needs. It is commonly found in animal products such as milk, yogurt or eggs, but if you are not a dairy fan you can obtain B12 in supplement forms as well. Vitamin B12 helps to maintain healthy nerve cells and produce strong red blood cells within your body. Some of the additional benefits of B12 supplements include a boost in your body’s energy, helping prevent you from feeling sluggish throughout the day and helping break down carbohydrates into energy for proper body function.
These two vitamins can help you keep and maintain your metabolism levels which will enable you to burn excess fat and lose weight. Some other interesting products that we recommend to help you achieve a healthy weight loss are green tea and veldt grape extract.
Green tea has long been used in helping patients to lose weight as it is packed with nutrients and antioxidants. Many compounds within green tea work to improve your metabolic rate, thus increasing fat burning and helping you to decrease your body fat percentage and lose weight.
Veldt Grape Extract
Cissus quadrangularis, or Veldt Grape, is a plant that belongs to the grape family and is found in parts of Africa and Asia. This plant’s extract from leaves, roots, and stems have been used in traditional medicine practices for thousands of years. Veldt Grape is a power-packed plant with high concentrations of Vitamin C and antioxidants. It has shown great success in improving blood pressure, blood sugar, and reducing bad cholesterol. It has been used to treat diabetes and promotes healthy weight loss. Many patients report having less body fat percentages and slimmer waist sizes after including the supplement in their diets. Anti-inflammatory properties within the Veldt Grape also help relieve joint problems such as swelling, stiffness, and pain.
For more information on how vitamins and supplements can benefit you during your health journey, please contact Dr. Erika Bradshaw at Transform Your Health PLLC, today!