4 Anti-Inflammatory Vitamins You Should Be Having Every Day For Weight Loss Over 40, According To Experts

February 13, 2019 by SheFinds Health
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When it comes to losing weight, every little thing matters. This is especially the case with your diet. It’s necessary to fine-tune your diet to ensure that your body is getting all of the nutrients it needs to burn calories effectively.

That's where vitamins and supplements come into play. Experts say that stubborn belly fat can be linked to a deficiency in a major mineral, which is why you should consult with your doctor to see if you could be deficient in something.

Keep scrolling to find out which vitamins and supplements experts say can help boost the metabolism for weight loss:

Omega-3 Fatty Acid

"Few anti-inflammatories can beat omega-3 fish oil, which has been proven to shed pesky visceral fat stored deep in the abdomen and surrounding the organs," Samantha Morrison, Health and Wellness expert for Glacier Wellness tells SheFinds. In fact, a fish oil supplement can do more than just promote weight loss. It's actually responsible for maintaining your overall health! "Omega-3 fats are essential to your overall health and have a positive impact on heart and brain function as well as reducing inflammation in the body," Dr. Cobi Slater, Ph.D., DNM, CHT, RNCP, NNCP, explains.


Dr. John Jay, a cardiologist/electrophysiologist at the Intermountain Medical Center Heart Institute in Salt Lake City, Utah, says your metabolism can benefit from taking a capsaicin supplement daily. 

"Our metabolism can get a significant boost from capsaicin," he explains. Taking a capsaicin supplement can also help your body burn fat and potentially help decrease appetite.

Vitamin D

Boston UniversityExperts recommend giving your metabolism a boost with a vitamin D supplement every morning. Studies have shown that getting a sufficient amount of vitamin D in your diet is important for weight loss because it helps your body burn energy. Researchers at  found that you'll lose twice as much weight while dieting if you take 2,000 IU of vitamin D3 every day. This vitamin helps transport dietary fats to muscle cells, burning them for energy instead of storing them as body fat.

Vitamin B-12

"Taking a B vitamin complex can help promote a healthy metabolism, which can then help with weight and fat loss," New York-based nutritionist Regina Fazzini tells SheFinds. "Unfortunately there is no magic pill that will help melt away fat, stick to a healthy diet and sweating it out in the gym. But if you're deficient in this vitamin, taking this supplement will help." 


Always consult with your doctor before incorporating a new vitamin and supplement into your weight loss routine!


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