40 Best Vitamins & Natural Supplements for Weight Loss

Choline – It’s possible to have a choline deficiency, so this is one nutrient that you want to make sure you’re getting enough of. Natural sources of choline include cauliflower and other veggies in the cruciferous family. Eggs and lean meats are also good sources.

You can also get it in supplement form, although it’s always best to get it through food so that your body processes it naturally and can easily get rid of what it doesn’t need. There are other side benefits like brain and memory function that make this worth seeking out.

Chromium Picolinate – The theory behind this compound is that it helps to stabilize blood sugar levels, which in turn reduces cravings, and should lead to weight loss. Stabilized blood sugar levels means more energy throughout the day, and fewer crashes. And reduced cravings mean that you’ll feel less deprived when on a diet, and more satisfied overall with the foods you’re eating.

Be cautious of companies making claims that sound too good to be true with this supplement, it’s meant to act as an aid in weight loss, not to cause you to drop pounds on its own.

coconut oilCoconut Oil – Nothing stirs debate better than bringing up the good fat/bad fat discussion. Coconut oil falls into that talk because it has higher amounts of saturated fat. Proponents of using it for weight loss say that the saturated fat it does contain is not your run of the mill saturated fat that fast food is laced with.

So who to believe? You’ll have to do some research into it and decide for yourself, as there is plenty of scientific studies and sound points on both sides of the debate. But compared to some oils it does appear to have healthy properties that could lead to weight loss.

Coenzyme Q10 – This has so many positive benefits listed that you’ll want to make sure you’re not running low on it. They say it keeps your energy levels up, and helps you burn more fat than you otherwise would without it. It’s also supposed to help with the immune system, help with the heart, migraines, and is even been looked into as a possible cancer treatment.

Fish is the most easily accessible food that contains Coenzyme Q10, as many aren’t willing to add more organ meats to the menu. It’s also available as a supplement which makes it easy to take.

Conjugated Linoleic Acid (CLA) – In addition to being touted for it’s fat loss properties, this is actually a fat itself. It’s a healthy fat that you can find in dairy products, but in order to get the amount needed to assist in weight loss you’ll want to go with the supplement form.

But before you start taking it you may want to talk to your doctor. Several studies have shown that it may not have the weight loss properties it once was thought to, and it may not be essential to your diet and reaching your weight loss goals.

Diatomaceous EarthDiatomaceous Earth (Food Grade) – This is a fine powder made from fossilized algae.  Proponents say that the silica it contains allows it to detoxify the body, and weight loss occurs as a natural and effortless side effect. They also say that there are no reported side effects to it, and that daily supplementation is not only possible, but recommended.

Silica is sold separately as a supplement, but the reported benefits of a daily intake of diatomaceous earth include healthier hair, teeth, and gums, lower cholesterol, and lower blood pressure. Make sure you get the food grade version, and not the kind for cleaning pools.

Dimethylaminoethanol (DMAE) – DMAE is a supplement to consider taking because it not only assists with weight loss but can improve the appearance of your skin, increase your muscle tone, and acts as an anti-inflammatory. You can buy it as a supplement, or you can increase your intake of cold water fish in order to get it into your system.

Other side benefits include a possible improvement in your focus, as well as it being able to help elevate moods. This is a supplement you’d want to check in with your doctor on first to make sure it’s right for you.

Ephedra – Even with all of the proven side effects, warnings, and controversy surrounding ephedra, it’s still being used by the supplement industry in various weight loss products. Apparently it’s just too effective at what it does, and it has been proven to provide some short-term results, but the risks don’t seem to outweigh the benefits.

The problem with trying to use ephedra is that it comes in such a wide array of doses, and there is very limited information about how much is the right amount to take, and for how long. It’s also unclear whether the weight lost is kept off, or regained after you stop taking it.

algaeFucoxanthin – This is an algae-based supplement that has shown promising results from research trials in Japan. The good news, it specifically attacks the fat so it’s not just overall weight loss that is experienced, but fat loss. It was first discovered in animal test subjects, but a human trial showed obese women were able to lose weight with it..

For best results while using this you’ll want to get more active. Start doing cardiovascular exercises and weight training if you aren’t already, as it helps with the effectiveness of the fucoxanthin. It doesn’t have to be intense, just try not to be sedentary.

Gamma-Linolenic Acid (GLA) – Dr. Oz and Dr. Perricone both recommend GLA as a way to help with weight loss, but they both have different reasons for why they say it works. Oz says that it helps to reduce stress, and therefore helps switch the body from fat-storing mode. Perricone says that it speeds up your metabolism, allowing you to burn more calories with the same effort.

Regardless of why it works, it also has plenty of side benefits including anti-inflammatory properties. We don’t produce it, so you’ll either have to supplement it or increase your intake of foods that contain it.

P.S. Take a look at the 5 veggies that boost female metabolism and burn off lower belly fat.

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28 Comments

  1. Gordon Leif says:

    Funny that guarana and taurine are both energy drink ingredients AND help with weight loss. I had no idea.

  2. Anthony says:

    I had no idea that lack of vitamin could actually cause weight gain or at least slow down your weight loss. I’m not big on fruits, so I’m pretty sure I don’t get enough vitamins into my system. Can vitamin supplements be enough or do I have to eat the fruits and vegetables that contain these vitamins?

  3. Josiah says:

    I haven’t gotten a medical check up for the longest time and I may be lacking a lot more than just vitamins. Oh well, it’s not like I feel sick or anything so I have no plans to make my doctor richer anytime soon. This is an impressive list of vitamins and natural supplements by the way, I’ll be sure to have this page bookmarked to keep myself reminded of the importance of vitamins.

  4. SophiaBAM says:

    Oh dang~ African mango gets a mention here too? This thing’s hotter than a damn lava! I’ve been staying away from it because of all the hype surrounding it, but it may just be deserving of that hype if it’s getting this much support from everywhere. Get your daily dose of vitamin intake while you lose weight, it doesn’t get much better than that.

  5. tammie says:

    There is no calcium on the list. ????

  6. Rose says:

    Olive oil is good for you. Two teaspoon of olive oil helps with bowels. I have olive oil, calcium, and fish oil everyday.

  7. Victor says:

    I recommend Surely Slim, Great product! The price is good, got three weight loss products in one veg capsule. I just started taking this last week and have dropped 2 pounds. I am pretty sure it’s mostly water but overall I seem to have more energy and less of an appetite. I’ll keep you posted.

  8. Megan says:

    Finally, someone has made some sense of all the ingredients you see in the supplement world.

    I couldn’t explain to you how nauseating it is to try and read through the ingredients on some of these supplements.

    Thanks for breaking it down so morons like myself can understand what we are putting in our bodies!

  9. Weight loss can be achieved by balancing a healthy level of physical activity with eating a nutritious diet. Crash diets, fad diets and ‘yoyo’ dieting do not help you lose weight. They can also cause stress and increase the likelihood of binge eating.

    • Susanne says:

      Your comment is so outdated by many years. New research has proven that bodies and their intricate and individual metabolic requirements is indeed very individual. A blanket statement such as the one you made only increases the feeling iof repeated failure that millions of people have because the old calorie counting routines actually failed the person.

  10. Jan says:

    Vitamins to help with diabetes

  11. Multivitamins says:

    To be fair, there may be some advantage to taking one of these specially formulated multivitamins.

  12. Belle says:

    Some of these are very common ingredients in many natural food supplements, while some are rare. I hope to find supplements with these contents that are safe and effective.

  13. Katy says:

    Olive oil is a good addition, as some posted, but you can get some of the vitamin capsules, such as vitamin D, in olive oil rather than sunflower or other oils, which is highly recommended.

  14. Jill Graham says:

    I’m sure you don’t take all of these. What combination would be suggested? please reply through email.

  15. Jennifer says:

    I think I’m over weight and I want to be thin enough to look good in skinny jeans again. Even my husband has been bothering me for the past year about my weight. I have already been super critical on myself, my self esteem is at its lowest. I look at myself in pictures and I’m disgusted.
    Problem is I can’t stop eating and I never have any time to work out and I hate most sports. Some lazy advices? Just wondered if anyone has tried garcinia? I have seen them advertised and wondered if they worked? Where to buy? Any side effects?

    • Tracee says:

      Jennifer, I completely get it, I put on 40 lbs. With my daughter, and can’t stand looking at pics or myself in the mirror. Don’t put so much pressure on losing it fast, you’ll stress yourself out, and contradict anything you are trying to do. Start with making healthier choices rather than cutting out food, then gradually introduce daily goals for limits….and just get up and walk or play with the kids

  16. amie says:

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  17. Aaron says:

    Wonderful writeup!! Like the way,you have mentioned about such supplements which seems to be helpful in loosing the weight. Especially for those,who are want to get their body back into the shape. Keep sharing such ideas like this.

  18. Jake says:

    Great write up on natural supplements for weight loss. Anytime you can use natural ingredients the better. Making sure they’re produced in a good facility is also key.

  19. Wow! first of all very very thank you for sharing such a helpful & informative post. This post is very perfect and useful information post. Natural weight loss supplements have an ingredients that can elevate metabolic rate, allowing you to burn fat faster.

  20. Nancy Harlow says:

    I used to be slim in my high school days, but since college I have been gaining weight, so much so, that I now look bad, and everyone around is commenting on my weight. I did try some weight loss programs but honestly could not stick to any for too long, none of them showed results anyway, and my problem is not solved a bit. Please, please can anyone suggest me a good way to lose weight? Thanks in advance.

  21. zia lee says:

    Fantastic ideas , I am thankful for the info , Does someone know where my company can locate a template Waiver for expungement md form document to complete ?

  22. Aaron says:

    Excellent blog post! Thanks for sharing these great vitamins and natural supplement with us. I believe if you really want to lose your weight, then you must have to do exercises on a daily basis, otherwise none of these supplements will work.

  23. laura con says:

    I used to use this and for the last coupe of weeks I have been taking the Lady soma Fiber Cleanse.
    I have lost weight in these weeks, 5lb.
    I’ve found that when I have eaten I’ve not managed to eat as much as I previously did as I felt satisfied much quicker.

  24. Donald Yates says:

    Nice Article!

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