Fat Burning Herbs - Bladderwack, B-Complex, Flax seed & more


Now let's take a look at fat, which most people try to avoid. On the surface this seems to make sense, because if we are going to try to get healthy and lose body fat, it seems as though we ought to eat less of it. That may seem right, but that is not the way the body works. Our cell membranes are like trading posts where sugar, hormones, protein, and other nutrients are exchanged. It is imperative that our diet has an adequate intake of Essential Fatty Acids (EFA) or "good fats".  Healthy membrane function is essential for overall health.


  • Fat helps slow the release of sugar into the bloodstream, important for keeping insulin under control, so that fat burning is not inhibited.
  • Fat is required for the production of serotonin, which controls appetite and food cravings, especially cravings for starches and sweets.
  • EFAs increase the body's metabolic rate, oxidation rate, and energy production.
  • With increased energy levels we feel more like being active.
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  • EFAs help our kidneys get rid of excess water held in the tissues.
  • When the body is deficient in Essential Fatty Acids, it will store unwanted fat in order to compensate.


  • It is important to limit the consumption of safflower, sunflower, and corn oils to get the most fat burning benefits from flaxseed. Using these oils dilute its metabolic benefits.
  • Dieting lowers Omega-3 fatty acid levels in the body.
  • Omega-3 fats are burned off more quickly by the body than other fats.
  • When you start losing weight, Omega-3 fats in your body are the first to dissipate.
  • Flaxseed oil is so readily oxidized that it burns off almost as fast as a carbohydrate.
  • Omega-3 fats are the most essential fats-yet they are the fats most quickly burned off. They burn quickly for a reason: they are the most active fats.
  • That is why it is important to use flaxseed - from 3 tablespoons (minimum) or more each day throughout your entire weight-loss process.
  • Those who fail to get enough Omega-3 fats during weight loss find they regain their weight more easily.
  • They also find they have a tougher time losing weight the next time they try.
  • This is why it is a vital part to permanent weight loss - there does not have to be a next time.
  • When there is a lack of Omega-3 in the body, this makes the fat burning hormones work less effectively and slows the metabolism.
  • It is believed that oils like flaxseed, actually stimulate brown fat stores, where fat is more easily burned.



  • Omega-3 fats increase your energy and help you to exercise longer.
  • Flaxseed oil helps the cells of the body (particularly muscle cells) to respond more effectively to the body?s fat burning hormones.
  • This increase in the efficiency of the hormonal response helps the body burn calories better.
  • Omega-3 fats that are found in flaxseed, and used in childhood, can help prevent the development of an excessive number of fat cells.
  • Individuals with more fat cells are more likely to be overweight. This has led some researchers to call Omega-3 fats "anti-obesity fats". Omega-3 fats make food taste good and release the hormone cholecystokinin (CKK) from the stomach to send a message of satisfaction to the brain when we have eaten sufficiently.
  • Without that message, we continue to feel hungry. A little bit of fat goes a long way!
  • Omega-3 fats help burn excess calories instead of depositing them to make fatty tissue.
  • Omega-6 fats convert into GLA (gamma-linolenic acid) with the help of an enzyme called delta-6desaturase (D6D), thus manufacturing a hormone-like substance PGEl (prostiaglandinEl), which plays a critical role in the prevention of and beneficial response to numerous health disorders.
  • GLA (found especially in evening primrose oil and borage oil) activates brown fat metabolism.
  • Brown fat is a unique tissue inside the human body that actually helps to burn fat. It produces heat and energy that burns fat, instead of depositing excess calories for storage as fat.
  • GLA is the raw material needed for certain prostaglandins to ignite the mitochondria's (cell's central production area) fat burning process in the body?s brown fat.

How's your metabolism?

Turning up your metabolism with the right nutrients is essential for losing weight!


Weight loss, weight gain, fat storage,  fat burning and fat release are all mitigated and modulated by hormones (chemical substances secreted by various glands in the body) and enzymes (digestive juices that cause the chemical breakdown of food within the body). In the past several decades, scientists have spent huge amounts of time and money discovering and developing drugs to help stimulate, suppress, and regulate hormonal output. What scientists are now discovering, is that food and essential nutrients trigger hormone output, just as certainly as drugs do.

  • L-Carnitine
  • Hydroxycitric Acid
  • Gamma-Linolenic Acid *
  • Pyruvate
  • Magnesium
  • Capsicum
  • Vanadium Sulfate
  • Tryptophan
  • NADH
  • Glucomannan
  • Supplemental Protein
  • B-Complex Vitamins
  • Lipoic Acid
  • Conjugated Linoleic Acid *
  • Garcinia Extract
  • Gugulipid
  • Bladderwack/Kelp
  • Inositol
  • Potassium
  • Antioxidants
  • Chitosan
  • Digestive Enzymes:
    • Amylase
    • Protease
    • Lipase
  • Flaxseed**
  • Choline
  • COQ10
  • Chromium Picolinate
  • Yohimbe
  • Lecithin
  • Bromelain
  • Apple Cider Vinegar
  • Malic Acid
  • L-Glutamine
  • HGH Releasers:
    • Arginine
    • Glycine
    • Ornithine
    • Okg
    • Glutamine
    • GABA
* GLA  * CLA  

** Benefit from Flax Seed Oil . Not only does it improve carnitine activity in the body, but studies have shown that it can substantially lower the risk of death from coronary heart disease. Flax seed oil contains twice the amount of Omega-3 oils than that of fish oil products.  NSP's Flax Seed Oil is 100% organic and unrefined; due to the cold pressing of the seeds.
Reap the benefits of **Super Oil capsules that combines oil from three different sources. 
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While the time required for breaking through a weight loss plateau with the above natural fat burning nutrients can vary with each individual, the process usually takes several days to several weeks.


  • The B-Complex vitamins are active in providing the body with energy.
  • B vitamins are essential for carbohydrate, fat, and protein metabolism.
  • B vitamins stimulate growth and good muscle tone - important for fat burning.
  • Research shows that weight loss plateaus have been broken with just the addition of flaxseed oil.
  • This effect begins to show, when 3 or more tablespoons of flax oil per day was used.
  • Flaxseed oil actually stimulates the brown fat stores, where fat is burned.

Benefit from Flax Seed Oil . Not only does it improve carnitine activity in the body, but studies have shown that it can substantially lower the risk of death from coronary heart disease. Flax seed oil contains twice the amount of Omega-3 oils than that of fish oil products.  NSP's Flax Seed Oil is 100% organic and unrefined; due to the cold pressing of the seeds.

  • Choline prevents the buildup of fats in the liver and in other body tissue.
  • Choline assists the body in breaking down fats.
  • Choline helps to regulate the movement of fats and cholesterol in the bloodstream.

  • CLA may accelerate fat reduction by inhibiting an enzyme called lipoprotein lipase.
  • Lipoprotein lipase is involved in the storage of fat into fat cells
  • Effective dose: 2500-3500 mg per day
  • Kelp contains significant amounts of natural iodine. Iodine is important for the production of a thyroid hormone, which is involved in regulating metabolism, and the rate of "fat burning" in the body.

Kelp . Make the most of it as it is a botanical; classified as algae, it is all natural . Very high in iodine the very mineral that this fickle gland needs. It has been tradtionally used to treat obesity, atherosclerorosis and rheumatism

  • Increases insulin sensitivity, which creates glycogen storage, less fat storage, and fewer cravings.
  • Has the ability to lower insulin levels, which means a faster fat loss.

  • HCA can actually inhibit the conversion of carbohydrates to fat by the liver. The creation of glycogen stores, sends a signal to the hypothalamus to let the body know it is full, inhibiting the desire to overeat.
  • HCA converts carbohydrates into glycogen stores rather than into fat.
  • Research shows that overweight individuals suffer from the inability to store glycogen properly.
  • This inability to store glycogen causes a continual signal from the appestat to eat unnecessarily, which causes weight gain.
  • HCA ability to decrease body fat without losing protein or lean muscle mass is important for long term weight loss.
  • GLA has been shown to stimulate the brown fat, which is believed to be the most metabolically active fat, and boost the body's use of its fat stores.
  • Effective dose: 2000 mg per day.


  • Research shows that chromium can help normalize blood sugar, reduce body fat, and increase muscle mass up to 22% faster than dieting alone.
  • Chromium helps control hunger, muscle building, and fat burning.
  • Chromium deficiency causes excess fat.

Chromium GTF not only regulates blood sugar levels; but factored along with insulin it aids in fat breakdown and metabolizing of protein.

Natural supplements affect fats by either absorbing them after ingestion, breaking them down more efficiently, or discouraging their storage as excess weight.

Don't think you need to take all these nutrients for maximum fat burning.

Start with one or two of the different fat burning nutrients and give your body chemistry a chance to work with the natural metabolic pathways which stimulate the use of body fat for weight loss and energy.

Fat Grabbers quickly traps or "grabs" fat molecules and flushs them through the intestine before they seek out a storage facility. Great alternative to chitosan which is a fibre derived from the exoskeletons of shellfish (shrimp);which is known to cause an allergic reaction in some individuals.

Do you need help? Just ask, as a Chartered Herbalist,  I specialize in helping people achieve their overall wellness goals. I can help put you on the road to achieving good health and a sense of well-being. I'm here to answer any questions and help you choose the best products.
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