What herbs or over-the-counter products will increase my metabolism?
None. Many non-prescription weight loss products claim to speed up the metabolism, but none of them have been shown to increase the metabolic rate of people, let alone increase long-term weight loss. At present there are only a few compounds that have been scientifically proved to increase the metabolic rate and assist weight loss in humans. Because they act on the brain and can have serious side effects, only your doctor can prescribe them for you. Currently the safest way to lose weight for life is to eat less and move more.
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