Can supplements help with weight loss? If you’re been looking for ways to drop a few pounds, then it’s a question you may have found yourself pondering.

Green tea extract is another weight loss ingredient. “Green tea extract is high in caffeine and Polyphenol Epigallocatechin Gallate (EGCG) which

combined with caffeine can increase thermogenesis,” he says. “Put simply, this means your body burns calories to produce heat.”

Soluble fiber, also found in many weight loss supplements, is useful when it comes to weight loss too as it reduces levels of ghrelin, our hunger hormone. Whilst doing so,

it increases feelings of fullness, helping to regulate our appetite and stop us reaching for snacks, or simply overeating at meal times. Soluble fiber can also be found in foods such as oats, apples and beans.


Although weight loss supplements are safe for consumption, Tuckers says that there can be some side effects to consuming too much or too many of them.

These include diarrhea, elevated heart rate and increased sweat rates, which lead to fluid loss and potentially dehydration.

“My approach will always be a ‘food first’ approach; addressing certain lifestyle factors such as your total energy balance — calories in versus calories out

and focussing on a diet that is manageable and most importantly sustainable,” he says.

“However, introducing some of these ingredients as part of a sustainable diet may have positive effects on further weight loss.”