Herbs for Weight Loss

January 20, 2013   

Green Tea - a natural appetite suppressant and metabolism enhancer. Drink 1-2 cups per day for maximum benefit.

Guarana Seed - high in caffeine, Guarana will give you a much needed energy boost and enhance your fat burning metabolism. 

Garcinia cambogia - contains hydroxycitric acid, this tart fruit will help reduce the chances of carbohydrates from being stored as fat. 

Ginseng Root  - All Ginsengs are adaptogens, meaning they help the body adapt to stressful situations. Adapting your body's ability to deal with stress means a reduction in fat producing/storing cortisol levels and an increase in metabolism burning energy. Korean ginseng has the highest energy giving output, whereas American and the non-panax variety Siberian will help your stress levels, but only moderately increase your energy levels. 

Passionflower, Skullcap, Valerian, Kava Kava, Lemon Balm - these natural anti-anxiety and relaxing herbs help reduce stress. Reducing your stress level will enhance your weight loss efforts, especially if much of your weight is caused by stress induced eating habits, and/or increases in cortisol levels which increase fat storage instead of burning fat.  

Kelp - high in iodine, this herb helps to enhance your thyroid production which in turn increases your metabolism.  

Licorice Root - great for helping to balance out and support your adrenal glands which play a key role in cortisol and adrenaline production in response to stress. 1 cup every other day for only short periods will help support your overworked adrenals and therefore help reduce cortisol and adrenaline production. 

Products for Weight Loss at our Litte Italy location:

- All herbs listed above are available in bulk form to make into teas.

- Weight Balance Herbal Extract: 1-3 doses a day helps support your weight loss efforts by enhancing your metabolism and reducing your appetite. Works best when a proper diet and exercise program are added. 

- Stress Balance Herbal Extract: if you eat because you're stressed or tend to put on more weight due to stress, this may be a better way to go. With a number of stress adaptogenic and relaxing herbs, taking this 1-3 times per day can help keep your weight gaining stress at bay. 

- Varix Body Ceutics: intended mainly for leg health support of cellulite and veins, these body care products are high in astringent and antioxidants herbs which can also assist in your weight loss efforts.