Thursday, January 22, 2009

Could There Be A Real Fat Loss Supplement?

I'm constantly getting calls from people trying to get me to sell "fat burning" supplements or drinks or whatever here at the gym. Sure, I could make some money but I refuse to promote some worthless miracle potion just to make a buck.

I don't do hype or false promises; sorry. If you want to drop fat, wear a smaller size, get stronger and healthier and/or get 6-pack abs, you'll need to put some effort into it. Solid nutrition and a well designed, challenging exercise program are the keys.

That being said, there is some very promising research out there in regards to a dietary supplement you've probably been hearing a lot about. Namely, Essential Fatty Acids, usually referred to as Fish Oil pills.

In a study published in the Journal of Nutrition, Vol. 136:2965-2969, University of Georgia researchers reported something pretty amazing about Essential Fatty Acid supplements containing DHA. Researchers found that they actually caused pre-fat cells to die out before they could turn into fat cells.

Why is that a big deal?

Once a pre-fat cell becomes a fat cell, there's no turning back; you've got it for life. Fat cells can shrink but you'll never reduce the number your body contains.

So it's exciting that the University of Georgia research shows that you can actually decrease the accumulation of fat by taking an Essential Fatty Acid supplement that contains DHA.

In other studies done at the University of South Australia, people that combined exercise with Essential Fatty Acid supplements containing DHA experienced greater fat loss than the test group who only exercised and did not take the supplement. That research was reported in American Journal of Clinical Nutrition, Vol. 85:1267-1274

If you're interested in dumping body fat, that's pretty exciting news.

I know a lot of people hate the fish oil burp that comes with many fish oil pills. And, as with any supplement, quality can be an issue.

At Prograde Nutrition, they use Krill Oil, which has been found to be a superior source of Essential Fatty Acids containing DHA. It's called EFA Icon. Plus, with EFA Icon there are no fish burps.

There are also other amazing health benefits from this superstar supplement.

If you're interested in accelerating your fat loss results and improving your health, I recommend you check out EFA Icon at

Remember, EFA Icon is NOT a miracle pill. For fat loss benefits, it needs to be combined with good nutrition and regular exercise. That being said, this is not some acai berry / calorad / colon cleanse / ab gadget weight loss scam. The research is there; it's definitely a supplement with powerful fat loss properties.

Since I started selling the ProGrade Cravers a month or so ago, Body & Soul members have raved about how good they are. Totally different from the other nutrition bars that are glorified candy bars or taste like cardboard. If you use nutrition bars for times when you're unable to get in a regular meal, you might want to check the Cravers out, too.

ProGrade EFA Icon

ProGrade Cravers

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