I use kinesiology & or my pendulum (same idea) to decide on the best brands and amounts for my body. What I take is personal as it should be for all of you.
While some that I take also are suppose to aid in weight loss that is not my primary reason for taking them. I've been there, done that when it comes to weight loss supplements. Sure some even worked for a little while-but they aren't a permanent fix. You can't take them all your life ( I can't afford to even if I wanted to!) and the weight always comes back.
I don't need quick fix crutches like that anymore. My body wants the nutrition it needs. For various reasons as I'll explain for each supplement the food I eat can't always provide all I need.
At this point, because of Jon's book "The Gabriel Method", I am trying to communicate to my body that there is an abundance of omega-3's and always will be. I currently take Dr. Tobias Optimum Omega 3 fish oil Triple Strength. I tend to change brands on this by recommendation or just plain how flush I'm feeling the day I need to order more.
We need both omega - 3s and omega 6 fatty acids in a 1-1 ratio. So why don't I take omega-6's. Because I get all I need from the food I eat and then some. It will take a while for my body to catch up on all the omega 3's it's been missing. The ratio is important so I'm linking you to a site all about it: (http://healthyomega3.com/omega-3-omega-6/),
Not only does omega-3's help with weight loss by correcting the imbalance of 3's-6's that causes inflammation scientist believe that
omega-3 oil improves blood flow to muscles during exercise, and that the compound helps stimulate enzymes that transport fat to where it can be stored for energy. Be sure to get enough vitamin E when taking omega -3 fatty acids because it helps eliminate the toxic effect of eating rancid oils.
There are many benefits to taking omega-3's. My big one is that they are good for reducing risk of strokes and or contracting Alzheimer. It is used to treat depression, bi-polar disorder, heart disease, type 2 diabetes, inflammation, aches, pains and arthritis.
There are ways of including omega-3's in your diet with the following foods ( but you still need the supplements) :
I started with eating eggs with omega 3's and including flaxseed meal-seeds-oil in my cooking long before I found out you need the supplements as well. My son eats a lot of fresh wild coldwater fish to get it in but you have to be careful to not overcook. No deep frying for this. New to me is eating only organic grass fed meats and dairy products. Yes, expensive when first buying, till you remember how much you spent on take out meats that you no longer spend. It's probably cheaper in fact.
Fresh whole organic foods are a better source than fortified foods. The following all have at least one of the 3 types of omega 3 fatty acids you need and have lots of other benefits as well: Salmon, Tuna, Oils such as mustard oil, flaxseed oil, cod liver oil, walnut oil and walnuts for that matter. Green leafy vegetables have traces as well.
So that's my first supplement. In the future I will tell you about the other nine-but if impatient you can research them yourself. They are:
Moringa, D3, Cat's Claw, Enzymes, CoQ-10, C, Theracurmin, Michael's Blood Pressure Factors and Probiotics.