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Weight Loss Suplements - Yes or No?

By Charles Hopkins Published 05/25/2007 | Fitness

Should you take weight loss products that are designed to curb your appetite? The answer is a resounding "no"!!

The major reason for weight gain is eating foods that are hard for the body to process. Your body gives you hunger signals when it needs more fuel. Eating the wrong foods gives you incomplete nutrition and makes you eat more because your body is telling you it needs more vital ingredients. If you eat even less of the same foods you will get even less body nutrition and you don't want this. For a short time it may not be a problem but over a long period your health will suffer. This is why weight loss supplements are not such a good idea.

The answer is not to eat less of the same foods but to eat healthier foods. Near perfect nutrition will result in near perfect body weight. A supplement to make sure your body is receiving the healthy elements it needs can help you lose weight because when your body receives what it needs your cravings will ease and even disappear.

A good supplement that gives your body elements it needs is what you should take and it should be taken every day since the quality of our food has gone down dramatically with modern farming methods. These include farming the land continuously, causing depleted soil and picking products green so they never ripen properly as they do on the vine.

There are so many products and so many claims for these products that it is confusing for people even if they know a lot about the health food industry.

The most important thing to keep in mind is that natural products work best for the body and if you can find a natural product with concentrated ingredients that has been processed very little or not at all, this is the kind of product you want.

One of the best, most complete, and natural products to use for supplementation is a member of the algae family called spirulina. Two more excellent members of the algae family are chlorella and blue-green algae.

However, for the body to assimilate chlorella and blue-green algae properly, the cell walls on these products must be broken for the body to use the ingredients inside the cell.
The different methods for doing this are heat, grinding and sound waves.

Since spirulina does not require any of this processing it is the best choice if you want to be sure what you are purchasing.

These algae products are so rich in nutrition that they can actually curb your appetite if taken in adequate amounts and there is no off the shelf man made supplements that contain all the good ingredients of these natural products. These algae products contain more concentrated nutrition than any other known foods and can help you lose weight by giving your body super nutrition and the better your nutrition is, the less you will eat and this is much better than decreasing your appetite artificially.

These algae products are available at your local health food store but you can also save money on them by buying in bulk.

There are usually packages of a few ounces or grams available and some stores order it in 25-50 pound boxes and weigh out whatever amount you want to purchase. This is much cheaper than buying it in pill bottles off the shelf.

These algae products are used like supplements but are actually a whole food in super concentrated form and science has proven that whole foods are absorbed 100% by the body. Processed supplements in bottles have an absorption rate between zero and 10% and most are below 5%.

Remember, the ingredients in the algae products can be absorbed 100% by the body because they are in whole food form and spirulina is the best choice because it requires no processing.