A Detailed Comparison of SLOW Burn Capsules and Regular Weight Loss Supplements
Almost everyone’s New Year’s resolution involves losing weight, but halfway through the year, most give up due to demotivation or turn to weight loss supplements in hopes of reaching their desired weight quickly. Due to this increase in demand, the current marketplace is flooded with plenty of fat-burner supplements. While it is a good thing to have a variety of options, it can be very confusing and puzzling to make the right choice. Here’s where we come in! In this blog, we deep dive into the world of weight loss, explore the importance of certain ingredients and reveal why Slow Burn capsules triumph over other metabolism booster supplements. Keep scrolling to learn more.
What are Fat Burner Supplements?
Fat burners are weight loss supplements that come in the form of pills, capsules, gummies, powders, or tablets and may contain natural or artificial ingredients. Fat burners mainly help you achieve your weight goal in 3 ways:
- By increasing your BMR
- By blocking fat absorption in the body
- By curbing your appetite
Understanding BMR and its Role in Weight Loss
"A few of my friends or relatives eat a lot more than me and still manage to stay in a healthy weight range. But if on one weekend I eat a slice of pizza, I end up gaining another kilo on the scale the next day." Sounds familiar? Don't we all have that one blessed friend or relative who can eat all they want and it has no effect on their weight, but when you eat even one serving more, it shows up?
The reason behind this is their BMR( Basal Metabolic Rate). It is the amount of energy your body needs to function optimally. Our body is constantly burning calories, even when we are sitting idle. This rate (BMR) determines how much fat and calories your body will be burning in a day, and it differs from person to person. Some people have a higher BMR, which helps them burn fat much more efficiently than others. Your body, however, will try to maintain your existing weight to prevent excessive weight loss. It does this by slowing your BMR. So if you wish to lose weight, you should aim to increase your BMR.
Factors Affecting BMR
Our BMR decreases as we age, making it more difficult to lose weight as our age progresses.
The rate of BMR is directly proportional to muscle mass and inversely proportional to fat mass. Women tend to have a slower BMR as compared to men because they have less muscle mass and more fat mass.
Some people may have genes with a higher metabolic rate than others. Climate change along with dietary differences could be a reason for this.
If you are planning to skip meals to lose weight, fasting or starvation will rather slow your metabolism. Although calorie deficits work for weight loss, eating fewer calories or not eating for long hours actually slows down your metabolism, slowing the process of fat loss. Eating moderate calories frequently is the key to achieving the same here.
Studies have shown that sleep deprivation alters the production of thyroid hormones, which in turn affect the body’s metabolism. Lack of sufficient sleep also affects hunger hormones like leptin and ghrelin. It disrupts your appetite-regulating hormones and the way calories are processed, thus slowing down your BMR.
Hormones play a vital role in regulating our body’s metabolism. Cortisol, insulin, ghrelin, leptin, triiodothyronine, testosterone, estrogen, and progesterone — all these are needed in a sufficient range for the body’s metabolism to run efficiently.
7. Physical activity:
BMR is directly proportional to the amount of lean muscle mass. The more we exercise, the more muscle mass we build and the less body fat we produce. This means more muscle breakdown and buildup occur, leading to increased BMR.
Breastfeeding is one of the activities that can help you burn more calories. Breastfeeding burns 500–700 calories to fuel the process of milk production. As a result, women who breastfeed lose 1-2 kg more than women who do not breastfeed.
9. Stress levels:
Stress can have an impact on almost every aspect of our lives. Stress is directly proportional to the production of hormones that regulate the BMR. Thus, increased stress levels can slow the body’s BMR by disrupting its optimal functioning. Additionally, stress can lead to overconsumption of calories, and increased fat storage, thereby slowing down the BMR even further.
Ingredients that Promote Weight Loss
1. L Carnitine:
L-carnitine is a crucial amino acid that is used in energy production and metabolism. This ingredient helps the cells (the most minor component of the human body) utilize fats by breaking their complex form (triglycerides) into an absorbable and usable form (free fatty acids). This helps each cell convert it and release energy. This amino acid is produced inside our bodies and is also present in certain foods such as milk, chicken, fish, pork, and beef. A deficiency of this amino acid can be treated with supplementation. Since L-carnitine helps burn fat, it aids in weight loss. Additionally, it increases stamina, improves CHD and heart health, and reduces the symptoms of diabetes.
While you may be using caffeine for an instant energy boost, it also acts as a strong fat burner. It has a significant impact on energy balance and improves thermogenesis, which in turn promotes fat loss. Just like L-carnitine, caffeine also helps release free fatty acids from fat stores and makes them available for absorption, thereby boosting metabolism.
This is a trace mineral that helps improve insulin sensitivity and lipid metabolism. Studies have also revealed that chromium aids in increasing lean body mass, and decreasing body fat percentage, which in turn leads to fat loss.
Where can you find these Ingredients?
Slow Burn by Wellbeing Nutrition is a scientifically developed supplement that aids in weight loss. This 100 percent plant-based capsule is a combination of L carnitine, chromium, and caffeine. The L carnitine in the capsule is a fast-absorbing liquid, while chromium and caffeine, are packaged into tiny beadlets inside the capsule.
This supplement stands out from other traditional pills available on the market as it has a transparent coating that allows us to understand what content goes inside the body. Apart from promoting fat loss, it has a host of benefits:
- Boosts energy
- Boosts metabolism
- Enhances focus
- Increases satiety
- Enhances muscle recovery
Slow Burn by Wellbeing Nutrition uses slow-release technology, which allows specific nutrients to get released in a timely manner, leading to the delivery of nutrients over a prolonged period.
Let’s explain with an example.
Suppose you are about to attend a lecture that will last about 3–4 hours and you won't have any break time to eat or drink. You have been told to eat something heavy before the session. Now you drink a glass of orange juice (assuming it is heavy since you used 4 oranges to make it). Possibly 1–2 hours later, you will start feeling extremely hungry and unable to concentrate.
Now the next day, you drink an oats smoothie with chia seeds before a session of the same duration. The probability of you staying alert, focused, and fully engaged till the end of the session is higher than.
What happens here is that the energy from food in the first scenario is immediately released and used up by your body, making you hungry and craving more.
In the second scenario, ingredients such as oats, milk, and chia seeds do not release all the energy instantly. These ingredients are digested gradually and keep releasing energy in short intervals throughout the session, keeping you full and providing you with sustained energy all along.
What Distinguishes Slow Burn from other Fat Burner Supplements?
There are various types of traditional weight loss supplements available on the market; then why select Slow Burn? Let’s compare.
1. Chemicals and Additives
Regular Weight Loss Supplements
Weight-loss supplements are available in a variety of forms. The majority of them on the market have one or more hidden ingredients such as:
- Slimming oils: Traditional slimming oils may contain mineral oils that are carcinogenic in nature. Additionally, it also contains artificial perfumes and preservatives like BHT, which have been linked to serious health effects.
- Slimming pills: These pills are a very common tool used in the weight loss industry. However, the regular pills may have added harmful colors for appeal and unwanted additives like maltodextrin.
- Ayurvedic slimming juices: Traditional weight loss juices also have preservatives in the form of sodium benzoate to increase their shelf life.
- Slim shakes: Certain weight loss supplements like slimming shakes claim no added sugar but contain maltodextrin. A few of them also add artificial sweeteners such as sucralose and artificial fruit flavors.
Slow Burn Capsules
Slow Burn, on the other hand, is made from natural, plant-based, traceable ingredients with no hidden additives, perfumes, colors, flavors, or sugars. They are also GMP-certified ensuring that the product is produced and controlled according to quality standards.
2. Vegan-Based Product
Regular Weight Loss Supplements
Most vegetarians and vegans find it difficult to incorporate traditional weight loss supplements because few of them contain animal products as their ingredients. These animal products are found in the form of:
- Fish oil
- Conjugated linoleic acid
- Chitosan – derived from the chitinous shells of crustacean animals such as sea crabs, lobsters, and shrimp.
Slow Burn Capsules
Slow Burn is a 100 percent plant-based formulation that can be taken by everyone, including vegans. Our Slow Burn capsules are also Halal Food Certified and FSSAI Certified.
3. Delayed Release Nanotechnology
Regular Weight Loss Supplements
Traditional weight loss supplements are available in fast-acting versions. When consumed, they make all the ingredients in the supplement available to the body at once. With the inflow of surplus doses, the less sensitive area of the gut may not be able to absorb all the available ingredients, thereby impacting its overall effectiveness.
Also, its effect may be short-term and not long-lasting.
Slow Burn Capsules
Slow Burn, on the other hand, contains time-release microencapsulated beadlets that provide gradual sustained energy release over an 8-hour period. This ensures a supply of nutrients throughout for an extended time. As a result of this feature, its effect is long-lasting.
Also, this slow-release technology allows the less sensitive areas of the gut to ensure optimum absorption and maximum bioavailability of nutrients.
Additional Benefits of Slow Burn Supplements
Slow Burn capsules are the first of their kind, having two essential components embedded in one single capsule, preserving the essence of each ingredient independently.
L-carnitine at its Best:
L-carnitine in this supplement is present as a fast-absorbing liquid and acts as an ultra-absorbent base for the ingredients to ensure their optimum retention and assimilation.
Slow Burn by Wellbeing Nutrition is far ahead of its time in the list of current fat burners on the market, thanks to its unique design, technology, and ingredient transparency, as well as its mode of operation. You can add these capsules to your daily workout routine in order to effortlessly achieve your weight goals.
Note: While they are helpful, you can’t reach your weight goals with supplements alone. They need to be accompanied by lifestyle changes, a healthy diet, and yes, picking a supplement with the right ingredients.
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