Summer is approaching, and many of us may be daydreaming of being outside in the hot sun with a refreshing drink in hand! Whether you’re sunbathing on vacation or in your backyard, the warmer weather often sparks us to get in shape. After all, what’s better than soaking up the sun in a summer bod you feel good about?
Hitting the gym and eating a balanced diet can go a long way to achieving this goal, but the right supplements may also play a role. Let’s take a look at some of your best options.
When you eat carbohydrates like bread or pasta, your body breaks them down into glucose (a kind of sugar), which then enters your bloodstream. If you wind up with too much glucose floating around in your blood—a blood sugar imbalance—it can cause dysregulation and potentially contribute to weight gain.1 Chromium can help with this issue by acting as a safety guard for your body, regulating your glucose to help achieve normal blood sugar levels and supporting your weight loss goals.*
Feeling tightly wound? It might be stress that’s getting in the way of shedding those unwanted pounds—and even leading to weight gain. This is because cortisol, aka the stress hormone, is produced in response to prolonged stress. This can increase your appetite and make it harder to lose weight. Ashwagandha, an ancient super root, helps regulate your stress response by keeping your cortisol levels under control. Ashwagandha may be the supplement you didn’t know you needed for both appetite and stress!2*
If you have trouble resisting those office treats or late-night sugar cravings, the Appetite Support supplement might be able to help. It contains Gymnema sylvestre, an herb that helps reduce your consumption of high-sugar foods by decreasing your desire for sweets and the satisfaction you feel after eating them.3 Other ingredients, including chromium and Phase 2® Carb Controller™ may also help by decreasing the absorption of carbohydrates.*
Do you find yourself eating a lot of bread, pasta, desserts and other sugary foods? Though delicious, these are high in carbohydrates, which can lead to blood sugar spikes, and over time may increase the risk of accumulating stored fat. Blood Sugar Balance contains a blend of benfotiamine and alpha-lipoic acid (ALA). Benfotiamine is an essential B Vitamin that plays a critical role in glucose metabolism, while ALA promotes energy production in your cells. This powerful combination helps balance and maintain normal blood sugar levels to promote a healthy weight.*
Hayley is a Licensed Registered Dietitian Nutritionist (RDN) with a Bachelor of Science in Dietetics from Florida State University and a Master of Science in Dietetics from the University of Rhode Island. Hayley is dedicated to empowering individuals to achieve their nutritional goals through evidence-based practices.
Interested in supplements, but not sure where to start? Reach out to one of our experts, or take our free nutrition assessment, to learn exactly what nutrients would work best for your diet and lifestyle.