Thermogenics are a range of dietary supplements that have been touted for their fat-burning properties. The theory behind thermogenic supplements is that the ingredients will increase your body temperature in order to give you more energy and burn fat cells quickly. If you want to use thermogenics as a way to lose weight, you should first consult with your doctor.
Browse the different types of thermogenic supplements available. You can look on the GNC website as well as Bodybuilding.com for different products labeled as thermogenics. Top sellers include Xenadrine, GNC Burn and Revolution-Thermogenic Push.
Read the ingredients of the thermogenics prior to using the product. Along with herbal extracts, such as dandelion root, green tea and hoodia, thermogenic dietary supplements often contain a high amount of caffeine.
Take half the suggested dose for the first week of use. In order to test for sensitivity to the ingredients in the supplement, use a half a dose for the initial week. If you have no side effects, such as dizziness, irritability, palpitations and headaches, you can increase your usage to the normal amount suggested on the manufacturer’s label. You should plan to take the thermogenic capsules in the morning.
Drink a lot of water while you use thermogenics. You should drink a minimum of 8 glasses of water daily when taking the supplement.
Adjust your diet and exercise plan. If you want to lose weight, you will need to do more than just rely on a supplement. Plan to cut out fatty foods and sugary sweets. Most of your meals should be made up of lean meats, fruits and vegetables. Plan to exercise at least 30 minutes on a daily basis.