Does Leptin Help You Lose Weight?
Weight loss products that work on our leptin production are taking over the world by storm. Leptin has been officially hailed as the “fat burning hormone” and the idea is that if we simply put enough of it inside our body, that would be enough to make us miraculously get rid of the flab. However, is there any truth in this? Is Leptin really as good as they say it is, or is it just another fad that will disappear from our markets as soon as it appeared?
What Is Leptin?
Leptin is a hormone that naturally occurs in our body. Scientists have now been able to demonstrate that it indeed is very important in terms of helping us control our weight.
“According to the latest research, leptin plays an important role in appetite control, metabolism and weight loss. It is your body’s natural weight control mechanism. And the great thing about leptin is that it is produced naturally in the body.” – huffingtonpost.com
Scientists and nutritional experts tell us that we have become resistant to leptin and that this is why we are struggling with losing weight. Furthermore, when we diet, our body slows down the production of leptin, which is what going into starvation mode actually means. So, the idea is that we could indeed lose weight simply by taking products that either contain leptin or that encourage our body to produce it.
Do Leptin Supplements Work?
Whether or not leptin supplements work is very controversial. If a supplement actually contains leptin, you can guarantee that it will be ineffective.
“Because leptin is a digestible protein that doesn’t enter the bloodstream, it can’t be taken in supplement form, Atkinson says. “If you were to take it as a pill, it’s just like eating chicken or beef. It’s a protein and your body would just break it up, so you wouldn’t absorb it from a pill.” – webmd.com
However, those products that say they encourage our body’s natural production of leptin may just work. Indeed, if there is anything that can cause our body to produce it, then we should be able to see the results very quickly.
Note: We have only found one supplement on the market to be extremely effective at helping the body to produce and use leption correctly. The supplement is call Leptiburn. Other than that, there are not many viable options on the market.
The issue is, however, that scientists have not yet been able to prove any substance does improve the production of leptin. At the same time, scientists haven’t been able to prove it doesn’t work either.
Should I Buy Leptin Products?
So, should you purchase leptin products? As stated, if the product claims to contain leptin, you should never purchase it. The product may not necessarily be lying about its ingredients, but you will experience no benefits of it. However, if the product claim to be able to increase your natural production, you may as well consider it. A word of warning, however, is that you should check what the ingredients are and whether there are any known side effects. Also always check with a medical professional whether or not these ingredients could adversely affect any medication you are currently taking, or whether it could affect pre-existing medical conditions.