When it’s time to lose weight, it’s time to get all the help you can. The safest, healthiest, and most sustainable weight loss programs depend on a nutritious diet and regular physical activity, as long as your doctor recommends it. But what can you do to make sure you lose as much weight as you can due to your efforts? Do you need to take vitamins to lose weight?
Certain vitamins and minerals are essential for normal metabolism. A deficiency can lead to low energy or impaired metabolism of nutrients such as carbohydrates, proteins, or fats. Those can get in the way of weight loss, so it’s best to make sure you meet your vitamin and mineral needs while you are watching your weight.
Plus, there are certain supplements that have been used to impact metabolism, energy, appetite, and other things related to weight control.* There are five different PatchAid Vitamin Patches for Weight Loss that may have ingredients to support your weight loss goals.* Be sure to talk to your doctor before using any vitamin, mineral, or other supplement.
The B vitamins have many roles in the body, and are closely linked to metabolism and energy production. B vitamins are required for every step in metabolizing carbohydrates, proteins, and fats from foods and allowing your body to produce energy from them. Vitamins B12 and B9 (folate) are needed for healthy red blood cell production to allow your body to get enough oxygen for energy production.
Deficiencies of B vitamins can have many effects relating to metabolism. There can be impaired metabolism of nutrients from food. There can be a reduction in energy levels, or feelings of fatigue and weakness. The results can include being too tired to exercise.
B vitamins are many kinds of foods. Fruits, vegetables, poultry, grains, beans, nuts, and other food types have different kinds of B vitamins. Still, a deficiency of one or more B vitamins can easily happen on a weight loss diet, especially if you reduce or eliminate certain foods or even food groups.
Iron, Vitamin C, and Energy
Remember those red blood cells that carry oxygen around to different parts of your body so your body can produce the energy it needs? Well, B vitamins aren’t the only nutrients you need for healthy red blood cells. Iron is part of the oxygen-carrying component of red blood cells called hemoglobin. Iron-deficiency anemia can make you tired and more prone to illness. That’s not good for weight loss!
Iron is in foods such as fortified grains, red meat, chicken, egg yolks, peanuts, spinach and other leafy greens, potatoes, raisins, and beans. Non-heme iron, which is the type of iron in plant-based sources and is also found in animal-based foods, is more easily absorbed with a source of vitamin C. Foods include tomatoes, onions, strawberries, citrus fruits, bell peppers, kiwis, and other fruits and vegetables.
Vitamin D3 and Weight Loss
Low levels of vitamin D have been linked to obesity. Also, improving levels of vitamin D may help support lower levels of belly fat.* Vitamin D deficiency can increase the risk of depression, which is another factor linked to weight gain. And, vitamin D helps with calcium metabolism.
Your body can make Vitamin D when you get enough exposure to the sun during the summer or year-round if you live close enough to the equator. But, many people have low levels of vitamin D. It’s only in a few foods, such as fatty fish, egg yolks, irradiated mushrooms, and vitamin D-fortified milk.
Magnesium, Energy Production, and Sleep
Magnesium is a mineral that is part of energy-producing reactions in your body. It’s also needed for normal muscle function and for proper relaxation and normal mood and sleep. With a magnesium deficiency, it’s easy to imagine having less energy and more trouble losing weight.
Sources of magnesium include leafy green vegetables, seeds, legumes, such as beans and lentils, and nuts. It’s also in milk and chocolate. Many people could do with more magnesium.
Calcium is part of bone mineral, but it’s also in your blood and muscles. Calcium is a mineral that is also needed for normal muscle function and energy metabolism. Normal calcium intake, especially from sources such as reduced-fat dairy products, has been linked to better weight control in some research studies.
Dairy products, such as milk, cheese, and yogurt, have calcium. So do many dairy alternatives, such as soy milk and almond milk, as well as some fortified foods. Still, many people do not meet recommendations. It can be especially difficult if you follow a vegan diet or are lactose intolerant, since the best sources are dairy products.
Caffeine may be the most common weight loss supplement that people take without knowing it. Caffeine speeds metabolism, as you can feel when your heart rate increases and you feel energized. That means you burn more calories and can lose more weight when you take caffeine. Something else caffeine may do is increase fat oxidation.
Taking too much caffeine can lead to side effects such as getting the jitters or not being able to sleep well. It can also cause high blood pressure in excessive amounts. Talk to your doctor about how much is a good amount for you. Caffeine is in coffee and tea, as well as some soft drinks. Some PatchAid Vitamin Patches also have caffeine.
Green Tea Extract
Green tea extract has antioxidants linked to heart-healthy benefits, but it also has caffeine and may support weight loss. Green tea extract may help with weight loss by boosting metabolism and increasing fat oxidation compared to using carbs for energy.*
Keto BHB is a compound that your body produces when you are in ketosis, or following a very low-carb diet and using fat instead of carbohydrates for energy. Taking it in a supplement may help you get into ketosis without keeping your carb intake as low.
White Kidney Bean Extract
White kidney bean extract is also known as Phaseolus vulgaris. It’s a compound that may block your body from completely digesting starches, such as from potatoes, bread, rice, pasta, and other high-carb foods. If you don’t digest starch, it won’t contribute calories to your diet.
Garcinia Cambogia Extract
Garcinia Cambogia is a popular weight loss supplement. It may support normal metabolism and reduced appetite to help with weight loss.
Weight Loss Patches from PatchAid
Along with keeping your nutrition up, using Weight Loss Patches from PatchAid may help support the weight loss you deserve. Ask your healthcare provider which may be right for you before you start using one of them.
Carb Neutralizer Patch - with white kidney bean extract and chromium picolinate, which is needed for normal insulin function and blood sugar regulation.
Garcinia Cambogia Patch - also with B vitamins and green tea extract.
Slim Trim Appetite Suppressant Patch - with fucoxanthin, green tea extract, garcinia cambogia, and lotus extract.
Natural Weight Loss Enhancer Patch - with folic acid and vitamin B12, blue-green algae, kelp, bromelain, and apple cider vinegar.
Keto BHB Patch - with BHB, apple cider vinegar, green tea extract, garcinia cambogia extract, and calcium.
It’s easy to use vitamin patches. You can put them on a smooth, dry area of skin and take them off up to 8 hours later. They come in skin-toned and clear options so they’re discrete. There’s no need to worry about people seeing them, and you can feel free to work out or take a shower while they’re on, since they’re flexible and resistant to water.
If you’re using other vitamin patches for general nutrition or more specific health needs, that’s okay. PatchAid Vitamin Patches are designed to be safe for use when you use more than one at once. Ask your doctor before using any patches to make sure that you are selecting the best ones for your particular situation.
Weight loss is hard enough, so make sure you get the most from your efforts. Keeping up your levels of vitamins and minerals is necessary for maintaining normal metabolism and energy. Other herbal and other compounds may help support your efforts, too. PatchAid Patches for Weight Loss are formulated to contain ingredients that can speed metabolism, block carb absorption, and have other functions related to weight loss according to long histories of use.* Just ask your doctor which might be best for you in conjunction with your smart diet and exercise program for weight loss.
*The Food and Drug Administration has not evaluated these statements. PatchAid patches are not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any disease. Anyone with a medical condition should seek the advice of a licensed medical practitioner. Individual results may vary.