If there was a truly effective supplement out there that got great results and was safe, then the company selling it would be the most profitable company in the world.
I would look into how well you are recovering if your results aren’t what you are hoping to get. Most people only go as far as consuming some amount of protein and/or a post workout beverage. Those are important, but only part of the recovery process.
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As Karin suggests, the majority of so-called “fat burning” supplements are untested and unregulated with regard to efficacy, ingredient content and safety.
Without reservation, I do not recommend taking any of them.
As you review exercise biochemistry recall that fatty acids are oxidized in the mitochondria of various tissue cells, the greatest volume of which are in skeletal muscle. The most effective way to increase “fat burning” is to increase the energy (ATP) demand in exercising muscles, especially the large muscles, through both vigorous cardiovascular exercise and progress resistance training. Progressive resistance training, as Joanne suggests, will likely lead to an increase in lean body mass which increases the RMR.
Keep in mind, as well, that sustained, accelerated aerobic metabolism in the mitochondria depends on the presence of an adequate supply of the end anaerobic metabolite of glucose, pryuvate. So consistent consumption of high complex carbohydrate foods, minimal simple sugars, to ensure adequate glycogen packing in the muscles is essential for maximum “fat burning.”
Further, it’s essential that you consistently consume plently of fluids, since water is one of the major by-products of aerobic metabolism. Among its many uses, adequate water is necessary of the packing of glycogen in muscle cells.
Gus, I wouldn’t want to suggest that you take any fat burning supplement to help you reach your goals.
I do know that if you continue resistance training, a favorable change will be that you will gain more muscle tissue which will in turn serve to be a natural resting metabolic rate booster.
Hope this helps!