"Lose 10 pounds by this weekend," the front cover hyperbolically proclaimed.
I recently sat waiting to get my hair done when I found this "article" buried in one of the trashier women's weeklies. Thumbing through, I realized supplement companies pretty much funded this nonsense.
Indeed, the strategically placed advertorial heavily promoted some "fat-melting" supplement that I quickly noticed contained mostly science-unsubstantiated ingredients.
Likewise, unless you're getting seven to nine hours of sleep every night, controlling stress, and combining burst training with weight resistance with my Fast Blasts (grab a free one here), the most powerful supplement isn't going to budge the needle one little freaking bit.
That said, once you're doing that, a few science-based nutrients might nudge things favorably to crush cravings, curb hunger, and otherwise help you burn fat.
I copiously evaluated the science behind 5 popular weight-loss supplement ingredients to determine whether they really blast fat. With a few caveats, several made the cut.