Lately, we have been asked a lot about a some sort of supplement that could help with getting rid of the stubborn belly fat. Many women store fat in their midsection and usually it is caused by poor diet, lack of exercise and increased stress levels.

But before heading too far, we have to post a little disclaimer:
there is absolutely no magic supplement/pill/powder/spell/belt that will burn fat. You cannot out-train your diet, and you cannot expect to get healthy and fit without eating healthy and nutritious food. Supplements are made to Supplement healthy lifestyle. Otherwise, they would be called Wonder-ments and everyone would look like fitness models, eating McDonald’s everyday and the only form of exercise would be that dreadful trek from the couch to bed and back.

So no, there is no supplement that burns fat, there are supplements that HELP you do that, when all the other elements of fitness (healthy diet, regular exercise, balanced lifestyle and stress reduction techniques) are present.

One of the few supplements we trust is Rhodiola Rosea (commonly known as Rhodiola). This plant is commonly found in Asia and Eastern Europe and grows at high altitudes. It has been known to increase brain function and increase athletic performance for years. What is even more exciting, is that Rhodiola belongs to a group of plants called adaptogens. Adaptogens reduce stress in the human body and Rhodiola is one of the most effective ones!

Elevation of stress hormones cortisol and adrenaline has unfortunately become a common part of our busy lives. When these hormones are elevated for long periods of time, the body starts storing energy in the form of fat “just in case” to conserve as much calories as possible. This is our body’s protective mechanism and there is no other way around it but finding an effective technique to reduce stress.

Rhodiola is great at ridding the body of belly fat, as it reduces the above stress hormones. Not only that, Rhodiola also contains a compound called Rosavin, which triggers hormone-sensitive lipase, an enzyme that helps breaking down the fat in the stomach area. This, along with the stress reducing properties, makes Rhodiola a unique and effective supplement that will help you burn belly fat effectively!

About the Author: Ana Plenter


Ana Plenter is a an Award Winning Personal Trainer, Fitness Competitor & Competition Coach and the Founder of Build My Body Beautiful & Body Beautiful Fitness

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