Weight loss supplements

Besides the weight loss supplements that we have already discussed,  I would like to talk about several other weight loss supplements.

Alpha Lipoic Acid is the only antioxidant – supplement that can increase production of the most abundant oxidant our body can manufacture-glutathione.

Alpha Lipoic Acid involved in to energy production, act as a coenzyme in process of converting carbohydrates into energy. Unfortunately, ALA found only in trace amounts in the food and we have to  take  it as a supplement.

Carnitine is the water soluble nutrient that helps us to convert fat into energy, carnitine helps to carry fatty acids from blood stream  into the mitochondria, which is energy producing plants in the cells.  Carnitine will work only in the presence of adequate amounts of Omega-3 Fatty acid in the diet.  Carnitine present in small quantities in dairy and meat, supplementation is necessary.

Carnitine has anti-aging property, it stimulates cellular repair and prevents muscle loss associated with aging, also it protects  liver function and stimulates immune system.
Do not take carnitine in the evening, it can interfere with sleep, you can take carnitine with or without food.

Acetyl-L Carnitine made in our body  from carnitine by addition of acetyl group, it can not be found in the food, but it can pass though blood-brain barrier, it can be helpful in treating central nervous system condition and prevent age related neurological decline.

Acetyl-L carnitine  has  anti-inflammatory property, it protects cell membrane  by preventing arachidonic acid conversion in to inflammatory chemicals.
It also can help to repair mitochondria and boost producton of glutathione and Coenzyme Q10- two powerful anti-inflammatory and anti-aging.

Acetil-L Carnitine  and carnitine should not be taken by patients with history of epilepsy and bipolar (maniac disease), do not take it in the evening, generally speaking exercises will increase level of Acetyl-L Carnitine  but not to the level that we need, so supplementation is necessary.

Coenzyme Q10- ubiquinone is powerful antioxidant and anti-inflammatory, it works synergistically with carnitine, acetyl-l carnitine, ALA  to enhance energy production in the mitochondria of all cells, especially in cells of heart and brain, also it will facilitate  weight loss. Coenzyme Q10 is very important for cardiovascular system,  it protects heart and arterial walls by preventing inflammation that is contributing factor in arteriosclerosis development.

Coenzyme Q10 can be found in small amounts in food such as sardines, salmon and nuts, so supplementation is necessary.

Coenzyme Q10 can be taken with food and should be taken by everybody after 40!


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