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Three New Belly Fat Busting Supplements for the New Year

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This month, Dr. Oz tells viewers about three new belly fat busting supplements for the New Year that are cutting-edge ways to transform your body through taking supplements that can help fight belly fat without diet or exercise.

According to Dr. Oz, weight gain around the waist that we refer to as “belly fat” is an especially problematic area both for our appearance and our health stating that it is a dangerous area to be carrying extra weight. Research has shown that weight gain carried around our middle results in a large central obesity rating that has previously been linked to several illnesses including diabetes, metabolic syndrome, heart and cardiovascular disease, dementia, osteoporosis, and more recently…asthma.

“I have three tips, all of which can be beneficial in this area,” says Dr. Oz “but I’m not over-promising here...these are three supplements that have all been shown to help getting fat cells in your body to cooperate and do all the right things for you.”

Calcium pyruvate
Dr. Oz explains that the calcium part of calcium pyruvate actually helps get pyruvate into fat cells. What he believes this does is that the pyruvate causes the cells to burn the fat more effectively so that the cell releases their fat content rather than hanging onto it.

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Dr. Oz recommends that you take 1000 milligrams of calcium pyruvate per day just before a meal.

Chitosan is found in the shells of shrimp that you normally toss when eating shrimp. According to Dr. Oz, Chitosan acts as a barrier in your intestines that prevents absorption of fat through the walls of the intestines after digested food leaves your stomach and mixes with bile for absorption. “With Chitosan, the fat never gets absorbed though the walls of the intestine. It can’t go to your liver, it can’t get into your fat cells, it can’t go to your body,” says Dr. Oz. “Think of it as being like a bouncer…keeping the riff-raff away.”

Dr. Oz recommends that you take 1000 milligrams of Chitosan per day about 30 minutes before a meal and to drink it with a large glass of water to help wash it down.

GLA (gamma linolenic acid)
“It’s [GLA] an omega-6 fatty acid,” says Dr. Oz. “It’s also called “Blackcurrant, Evening Primrose or Borage seed oil. Interestingly, it seems not only to reduce inflammation, but it also seems to convince fat cells to get rid of their fat—similar to safflower oil.”

Dr. Oz recommends that you take 800 milligrams of GLA per day, and that if you were to choose between his three new belly fat busting supplements for the New Year to start off with the GLA first. He recommends that you try GLA for a month and make sure that it is agreeing with you and giving you the results you want before trying the other supplements.

Here is more information about belly fat blasting foods recommended by Dr. Oz to take with your supplements, as well as a listing of studies about fighting belly fat from 2011.



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