40 Best Vitamins & Natural Supplements for Weight Loss

There are specific vitamins, minerals, and all-natural supplements that can help you lose weight. Many times it’s not about running a surplus of a particular vitamin, but rather making sure you don’t have a deficiency that’s holding you back. It’s a good idea to visit with a holistic doctor that can do blood work to find out what you’re lacking so you can fill in your specific nutritional gaps.

An awesome list of the very best vitamins and natural supplements for weight loss.

African Mango – Also known as Irvingia, this is not the typical mango that you can buy in your local supermarket, although it does resemble it quite closely. In fact, what you’re really looking for in terms of weight loss is the extract from this fruit. It’s been lauded as an all natural way for you to lose weight, and Dr. Oz said that it forces the body to start processing foods the way a naturally thin person does.

When selecting which African mango extract to go with, you want to make sure that you go with a brand that is of high quality, and provides the right amount so you can take it daily without worrying if you’re getting enough, or if it’s pure enough.

Alpha Lipoic Acid (ALA) – This one comes with its share of possible side effects, but the potential benefits seem to outweigh them. Studies have shown promising results in this helping with cardiovascular disease, general inflammation of the body, migraines, dysfunction of the organs, staving off Alzheimer’s, aging concerns, and erectile dysfunction.

Getting your organs and cardiovascular systems to function more properly will be a big boost to your weight loss efforts, and any other side benefits are just icing on the cake. Be sure to check with your doctor before starting out on this to see if there are any contraindications you should be aware of.

apple cider vinegarApple Cider Vinegar – This has long been associated with weight loss, and is said to help you feel more full when you drink it, therefore allowing you to eat less, or have fewer cravings. It’s definitely all natural because it’s made from pressed apples. When taken in small amounts there are few side effects linked to it.

If you do end up taking it you don’t have to go overboard. Success was reached in a study in Japan in which the participants who lost the most weight only consumed 30ml of it per day. You definitely don’t need to chug it or drink copious amounts of it to feel fuller and see the benefits.

Beta-Glucan – This is one possible way to increase your fiber intake, and may provide assistance in losing weight. It’s soluble, meaning your body can’t digest it, so it passes through undigested and should provide a similar benefit to eating foods that are high in fiber.

You don’t have to worry about being overloaded with grains like oats and barley, especially if you’re on a diet that doesn’t allow eating them. You can find it in supplement form, and simply take a pill. It also helps with the immune system, and is a relatively inexpensive supplement.

Bitter Orange – This works for weight loss by suppressing the appetite, but is an extract from citrus fruit, so it doesn’t rely on artificial stimulants to get the job done. Recently it has been used as a less harmful substitution for other ingredients that have been known to have harsh reactions in the body.

It’s unclear as to whether this actually works, and there hasn’t been much formal testing in regards to the adverse effects it can have on the body, so it might be one of those all natural supplements to use with caution.

B Vitamins – Here’s the lineup of B Vitamins that you get in a complex: B1, B2, B3, B5, B6, B7, B9, and B12. You don’t have to go overboard on these, especially if you don’t have a deficiency in any one of them. You can take them singly if it’s discovered that you’re lacking in only a few. There are plenty of ways that these vitamins help the body in all of its processes, and a lack of them will trip up your weight loss efforts.

Vitamin B12 usually gets the most attention, and some dieters even get injections of it in order to help boost energy levels and help with losing weight.

Capsaicin – There’s a bit of debate as to whether this actually helps with weight loss or not, but one thing that it seems to be good for is not gaining the weight back that you do lose. This makes it a good supplement to take while you’re dieting so you don’t experience the classic rebound and gain the weight back that you’ve lost.

This is found in spicy red peppers but you don’t have to eat them in order to get the benefits. They’ve pulled out the extract and have put it in pill form so that it’s more convenient to take – and not spicy!

chiaChia – Chia seeds made it onto our list of superfoods for their high levels of Omega-3. It provides a non-fish oil way of introducing more omega-3 into the body, and also contains healthy amounts of alpha-Linolenic acid, an essential fatty acid that is often added to healthy diets.

Chia seeds are pretty easy to incorporate into your diet, since they don’t have a distinctive flavor and aren’t like a typical seed that you have to crunch up, you can basically sprinkle them on anything you want and enjoy the benefits they bring.

Chitosan – A lot of debate has arisen, and companies have been given warnings by the FDA for claiming that this can help with weight loss, or to what degree it can help. These products refer to Chitosan as a fat binder, with the idea being that they’ll grab fat in move it through the digestive system.

So while you may want to wait for further studies to come out regarding its effectiveness as a fat binder, it’s still been shown to be a soluble fiber, and is all natural, although better options may exist, like beta-glucan.

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27 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:

    Hey, 5-HTP is an all-natural and effective appetite suppressant that should be considered to aid weight loss. Find out exactly how it works reading this article > http://brain-feed.com/5-htp-weight-loss/

  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.

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