Category Archives: Weight Loss

Dairy and Protein: Basic Weight Loss Foods

Many people overcomplicate weight loss and this can have a significant impact on a person’s ability to succeed. Weight loss, actually fat loss, is simply a process by which the body’s ability to catabolise fat is encouraged. There are a … Continue reading

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L-Carnitine: Main Functions

L-carnitine is a nutrient factor found mainly in foods of animal origin that plays a role in the use of fat as an energy source. Humans can also synthesise L-carnitine (L-b-hydroxy-c-N-trimethyl aminobutyric) acid in the liver, brain and kidneys from … Continue reading

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The Effects of L-Carnitine Supplements on Weight Loss

L-carnitine is a nutrient factor that is present in the diet but also synthesised by cells. One of the functions of L-carnitine is to shuttle fatty acids into the mitochondria where they are oxidised to produce energy. Some evidence suggests … Continue reading

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Does A Vitamin C Deficiency Reduce Fat Oxidation?

Vitamin C plays a role in the maintenance of correct body weight. One reason for this is that vitamin C is required for the biosynthesis of carnitine, a molecule that is necessary for the oxidation of fatty acids. A deficiency … Continue reading

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Fat Loss: Is Exercise Necessary?

Weight loss, actually fat loss, is an often misunderstood art. The general conception appears to be that exercise is required on some level in order to produce significant weight loss from the obese state. However, this may not be the … Continue reading

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Vitamin D and Calcium for Weight Loss?

Vitamin D and calcium are two nutrients that are known to interact in human metabolism. Both nutrients are also involved in weight regulation and although the mechanisms by which they help modulate body weight are not fully understood, scientific evidence … Continue reading

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Does Vitamin C Supplementation Accelerate Fat Loss?

Vitamin C is an essential dietary component in humans. This means that without adequate supply, disease and death are assured. An outright deficiency of vitamin C is rare, but suboptimal intakes of the vitamin are reasonably common. Sub-optimal intakes can … Continue reading

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Calorie Counting: More Evidence It Does Not Cause Weight Loss

Calorie counting is the belief that the amount of calories (energy) consumed is the main driver of weight change. People who succumb to the calorie counting myth suggest that weight gain is simply a result of a positive energy balance, … Continue reading

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Berberine for Weight Loss

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Saffron for Weight Loss

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