Vitamins for weight loss

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Last reviewed: 20.11.2021

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If you have already tried to lose weight more than once, but all attempts were in vain, try to change the body's metabolism with the help of vitamins for weight loss. Vitamins are able to work wonders, because they saturate the body with nutrients, reduce hunger and promote weight loss. Here are just some vitamins to use?

Causes extra pounds - poor menu

If you hold on with all your strength in order not to eat extra candy or a slice of bread with butter and at the same time do intensive workouts, your body may receive less nutrients. In this case, the process in the body is the opposite of what you expected. That is, instead of losing weight you get an increase in weight.

You wonder: how is it, because you tried hard to get slimness and beauty, and instead get a pale complexion, falling hair and brittle nails? If all of these signs are present, the wrong diet can be the cause of a bad metabolism. Vitamins can help out in these circumstances.

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What to do when gaining excess weight in terms of diets?

Be sure to go to the endocrinologist and check if you are all right with the hormonal background. In most cases, the lack of some hormones and an excess of others is to blame for the weight gain. This condition is called hormonal imbalance.

If you don’t have endocrine disorders, and you still cannot normalize weight, you need to find out what minerals and vitamins are missing in your body, and fill this annoying gap in the menu.

The body has one thing that is not very good for losing weight: if certain vitamins are not enough, then, instead of burning fat, the body accumulates it to store so as not to die. This is the law of self-preservation. To calm the body and give it the opportunity to properly dispose of its own weight, it is necessary to enrich the diet with proteins, fats and carbohydrates - and vitamins with minerals at the same time.

Zinc Slimming Properties

Zinc is a natural drug that helps a person lose weight, zinc is an anoretic (from the word anorexia). Zinc contributes to weight loss due to the fact that reduces appetite. Thanks to zinc, you can adjust the balance of hormones in the body, as well as the normal level of insulin in the blood, and hence the level of glucose.

Sources of Zinc

Meat, liver, tuna, oats, lentils, wheat, beans, eggs, corn.

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Arginine Slimming Properties

Arginine is an amino acid that helps athletes and other people who take care of their body build muscle. At the same time, body weight does not increase, which is very pleasing to those who include arginine in the diet. In addition, arginine helps to burn excess fat. If you use this amino acid in the right doses, the fat in your body will be less by 60%. These results are confirmed by scientific studies.

Sources of Arginine

Watermelon juice (an excellent means for weight loss!), Sesame seeds, nuts, sunflower seeds, seafood, oatmeal, nuts (walnuts), raisins, rice. These are natural products from which you can get enough arginine. If you take arginine in supplements, you should consult your doctor about doses. Arginic acid overdose can cause allergies, weakness, and increased fatigue.

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Manganese slimming properties

Manganese is an excellent means to reduce liver obesity and prevent this undesirable process of health. If you unload the liver, the total fat burning in the body will be much faster. Manganese contributes to the fact that the body fat metabolism is getting better. The content of sugar in the blood due to manganese also returns to normal.

Manganese sources

These are berries, first of all: blueberries, lingonberries, beans, cereals, raspberries, currants, bird cherry, strawberries, as well as walnuts.


Chromium slimming properties

Chromium helps to lose weight due to the fact that it reduces the level of sugars in the blood. Chromium contributes to weight loss, because among its beneficial properties it normalizes metabolism, converts carbohydrates not to body fat, but to glycogen. Chromium activates insulin, it allows you to control glucose levels.

If there is little chromium in the body, this leads to high cholesterol, an extra kilogram and an increased risk of diabetes.

If there is enough chromium in the human diet, this allows you to build muscle mass without increasing weight and strengthen muscles.

Chromium sources

These are brewer's yeast, liver, cabbage (broccoli), orange juice (freshly squeezed out), potatoes (preferably baked), beans.

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Vitamin C slimming properties

This vitamin helps to lower cholesterol in the blood, to help convert blood sugar into useful energy. Ascorbic acid in the form of vitamin C helps to convert fats into energy due to the fact that the hormone norepinephrine is produced. This hormone, in addition to the establishment of fat metabolism, helps calm stress.

The higher the level of vitamin C in the body, the higher the level of the hormone that breaks down fats.

Sources of Vitamin C

Kiwi, cherry, citrus, gooseberry, sweet pepper, wild rose.

Calcium Slimming Properties

Calcium is good for helping some hormones to be produced in normal amounts. Thanks to calcium, insulin is activated, it promotes fat burning, and also activates the metabolism of fats in the body. As a result, the excess weight is reduced.

Sources of Calcium

First of all, it is seafood. Shrimps, clams, oysters. Another source of calcium - milk, cheese, sour cream, vegetables - broccoli, as well as tofu, papaya, hazelnuts, figs, almonds and walnuts.

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Properties of vitamin B5 for weight loss

Another name for vitamin B5 is panthenol, or panthenolic acid. This substance helps the fat metabolism, as well as the establishment of hormonal balance, the exchange of fatty acids and reduce the level of bad cholesterol.

Thanks to vitamin C, fats are converted into useful energy, instead of accumulating in the sides and waist.

Sources of vitamin B5

Chicken eggs, lobsters, calf liver, beef, mushrooms, chicken, sea fish, broccoli, watermelon, cauliflower, soy.

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Magnesium slimming properties

Magnesium - a natural source of burning fat, as well as the normalization of glucose in the body. Magnesium helps to improve metabolism, which contributes to weight loss.

Magnesium Sources

These are greens in any of its forms (leafy salads, parsley, dill), nuts, barley, lesch fish, halibut fish, hard cheese, beans, barley


Properties of choline for weight loss

Choline is a unique substance that belongs to the vitamin B group. Choline helps the body produce carnitine. It is an acid, due to which the metabolism and the burning of fats are activated. Choline helps the hormone to be produced, which, in turn, enters the fat cells and burns fats in them.

Choline sources

Chicken eggs, cauliflower, liver, milk, meat, cereals, beets, beans.

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Natural vitamins

All the vitamins and minerals listed above are very useful for weight loss. Of course, it is better to take them from natural sources, that is, products. But if a person smokes, abuses alcohol, has diseases of the gastrointestinal tract, is actively involved in sports or enhanced mental work, his need for vitamins increases.

And then it is very difficult to cover the vitamin norm. Therefore, before taking vitamins for weight loss and enrichment of the body, you need to check their dose and ratio with your doctor.

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The norms of nutrients for weight loss

For a person who does not abuse bad habits, does not lead a too saturated lifestyle, lives at a normal pace at normal energy consumption, should consume between 2,000 and 2,500 kilocalories. This means that some vitamins are not enough to normalize weight, you also need to control your diet. It should be not only optimal in kilocalories, but also diverse in capacity of fats, proteins and carbohydrates.

Studies that have been conducted over the past few years show that even if the norms for kilocalories are observed, a person does not receive about a third of vitamins, and this does not contribute to the normalization of weight. In addition, wanting to lose weight, a person may refuse fat, carbohydrates or proteins. But this makes it impossible to normalize weight.

What happens when there is a vitamin deficiency?

If, for weight loss, a person refuses to half the daily norm of fats, proteins and carbohydrates and reduces his calorie rate to 1000-1500 kilocalories, the need for vitamins increases significantly. Then it can reach from 50 to 90%.

For the body is a disaster. Not only does he receive less beneficial substances, and this causes the skin, hair and nails to deteriorate, the body also begins to store fats so as not to die. Then, instead of losing weight, a person begins to gain weight.

If you sit on strict diets constantly, while depriving yourself of vitamins, you can break the metabolism, and then even with the right diet a person will restore it for a very long time.

Nutritional minimum

If a person regularly turns to an endocrinologist to control his vitamin intake, he will be able to constantly receive his nutritional minimum, which will provide an opportunity to defend against diseases associated with vitamin deficiency. In particular, from such serious diseases as anemia, dermatitis, beriberi, photophobia, scurvy, rickets.

In the daily diet should be a balanced rate of vitamins, minerals, as well as fats, proteins and carbohydrates. Then the weight will be easy to control.

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