What is it?
Weight loss is the process in which weight (body mass) is lost. Weight loss can be voluntary, in cases where the individual seeks such a process as overweight and obese people or in case of metabolic diseases in which weight loss is involuntary.
What’s weight loss for?
Adequate weight loss has numerous benefits for cardiovascular, pulmonary, cerebral and individual health as a whole.
How does weight loss work?
Weight loss comprises a loss of body mass that can be of liquid or other body components such as muscle mass and adipose tissue. In this sense, in a healthy process, the objective is the reduction of adipose tissue, since its excess generates metabolic dysfunction, chronic inflammation of low degree that culminates with insulin resistance, atheogenesis, dyslipidemias, changes in blood pressure and joint overload.
When do you need to supplement?
In addition to the caloric deficit associated with regular physical exercise, thermogenic, L-carnitine, caffeine, bioactive compounds with anti-inflammatory, antioxidant and lipopolitics action can be supplemented. In addition, drug therapy for the treatment of obesity can also be an option, being more commonly used medications like Ozempic and Saxenda.
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Can L-carnitine supplementation help in the clinical practice of weight loss?