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Natural appetite suppressants

To make it easier to lose weight, many people are using appetite suppressants in the form of tablets from pharmacies or drugstores. But you do not always have to resort to such appetite inhibitors! You can also tackle the cravings naturally.

A balanced diet and exercise let the pounds melt without any side effects. Here you will get tips on the subject of metabolism and weight loss and natural appetite suppressants.

A fast weight reduction, which promise many artificial appetite suppressants, which are often available over the counter in the pharmacy to buy. Appetite suppressants in the brain affect the hunger center or swell up in the stomach and signal in the brain: I am full.

But we can also achieve this effect in a completely natural way through a well thought-out diet.

So how can we influence our metabolism via natural appetite suppressants?

“It depends a bit on what we mean by appetite suppressants,” explains Prof. Dr. med. Dr. Christine Graf. She works at the German Sport University Cologne at the Institute for Movement and Neuroscience / CHILT.

“If one starts from ‘Sattmachern’, it includes food with a lot of fiber, such as. a. Fruit and vegetables. But a protein-rich diet can help you lose weight. ”

For example, topinambur and the amino acid 5-HTP (as a natural precursor to serotonin) may be useful in weight loss.

Nonetheless, alternative practitioner Kohn warns that not everything that is considered an ‘appetite suppressant’ also has such an effect.

Enzyme-rich foods accelerate fat burning and metabolism. These include, for example, not only the pineapple, but also tannins, such as those contained in green tea or in coffee.

“Nevertheless, there is no effective proof of how much is needed to boost the metabolism,” the professor says.

Sonja Kohn also sees benefits in foods containing natural iodine. These stimulate the production of thyroid hormones in a proven hypothyroidism (see metabolic disorder and metabolic diseases) and thus can have a positive effect on weight loss – a diseased thyroid gland can lead to increased appetite.

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In addition, foods with a high L-tryptophan content are recommended. So: L-tryptophan is converted into serotonin in the brain and reduces our hunger.

Foods in which L-tryptophan occurs, such. Cashew kernels, bananas and dark chocolate (high cocoa content, 70-80%), are true mood-makers and prevent cravings.

In case of stress – feeling hungry

This flares up again and again when we have chronic stress. Then it comes to an excessive consumption of vital minerals. Stress goes to the substance, so to speak.

The body notices this deficit and signals us ‘hunger’, especially because magnesium is missing and thus the desire for sweetness arises. Many people know after stressful days the ‘sweet hunger’, which attacks them especially in the evening and hardly slows down.

“Magnesium phosphoricum as Schussler salt (D6) fills existing deficits, so that the craving sweetened is reduced,” says Kohn and adds that also may be an acidification of the body.

Pills, drops and powder as an appetite suppressant?

Many people are looking for help in pill form to get slim as soon as possible. So you can order many appetite suppressants on the Internet or in the pharmacy.

Even in the drugstore can be found various weight loss aids or diet.

But what effect do they develop? Do you possibly harm your health or have side effects?

“Many appetite suppressants have been removed from the market, the few that are still in the trade, have lost importance,” says Tanja Franz.

Because they have immense side effects – for example, increase in blood pressure, insomnia, depressed mood, nausea or constipation. Especially people with a contraindication, such as cardiac arrhythmia, must refrain from such funds.

Various weight loss products containing the active substance orlistat (as a freely available or prescription variant) contain the inhibitor gastrointestinal lipases.

This means that it inhibits fats, so that they are not absorbed and consequently excreted unchanged.

Thus, the calorie count absorbed by the body is reduced. However, as a result of ingestion oily / greasy bowel movements occur and the absorption of fat-soluble vitamins may be impaired.

Another variant are preparations which have a certain swelling capacity. This means they should swell in the stomach after ingestion and should fill it up. This reduces the feeling of hunger.

Overall, the experience with appetite suppressants in pill form shows: Often, the preparations are not suitable for everyday use or harm more than they use.

Therefore, one should rather resort to natural appetite inhibitors! These are not only safe, but also healthy!

Medicinal plants

Kalmus – a blessing for the digestive tract

Scientific name: Acorus calamus

Also known as Calamus known Kalmus (Acorus calamus) is applied in the Asian and Indian medicine for thousands of years and is regarded there as life extensionists.

In our latitudes, calamus is one of the unknown medicinal plants , although it is relatively widespread. In addition to use as a tea herb and spice in food, the root can also be used for washes.

Kalmus – The German Ginger

Kalmus or Kalmuswurzel belongs to the genus of the Kalmusgewachse (Acoraceae). Originally it comes from China and India, where it has been medicinal plant since 3700 BC. Is estimated for their life-prolonging properties. It was not until the 13th century AD that the calamus root was introduced in central Europe thanks to the Tartars.

The Oriental people used the calamus of their time to disinfect drinking water , which already points to the antibiotic and antiviral effect. Likewise, the herb is said to have a gastro-intestinal-friendly effect, with the following fields of application have proven:

  • Gastrointestinal infections
  • stomach ulcers
  • Gastrointestinal spasms
  • indigestion
  • Inflammation of the oral mucosa
  • Tooth and gingivitis
  • anorexia

Worth knowing : Kalmus is also used by the indigenous peoples of North America for strengthening and circulation-promoting spas. Furthermore, the herb should help with smoking cessation.

In Europe, Kalmus is particularly popular because of its action as a bittersweet . Also, calamus rootand calamus oil are increasingly used. Used here is the rhizome, so the root of calamus (Calami rhizoma). It is consumed in addition to the tea, oil and Magenbitterherstellung similar to ginger candied, which is why Acorus calamus is also known as German Ginger.

The rhizome of calamus contains between one and five percent of essential oils, which also strongly remind of ginger and are an important part of the healing effect.

Effect of Kalmus – ingredients at a glance

In Kalmus, in addition to the already mentioned essential oils , bitter substances as well as mucus and tannins are also present . Above all, the bitter substances contained make the Kalmus a popular medicinal plant for loss of appetite and gastrointestinal complaints.

Below you will find details of the respective ingredients.

Bitter substances not only help with loss of appetite

Kalmus is not in vain used for thousands of years for digestive problems. Its various bitter substances stimulate the production of saliva and the production of gastric juice, which supports digestion.

In addition, bitter substances, which are also contained in galangal , for example , contribute to the release of the digestive hormone gastrin, which plays a crucial role in the digestive processes in the gastrointestinal tract. In addition to the metabolism stimulating effect, bitter substances are also considered

  • antibacterial,
  • antifungal (against fungi),
  • appetizing,
  • improves circulation,
  • anti-inflammatory,
  • anticonvulsant,
  • entblähend
  • and even immune boosting.

Overall, bitter substances are said to make calmus a wonderful herb

  • loss of appetite,
  • Gastrointestinal inflammation,
  • liver disease
  • and indigestion.


Kalmuseigene mucous soothe mucous membranes

The mucilage contained in calmus, as well as in borage are known to develop a kind of protective film on the surface of mucous membranes. This is beneficial not only for inflamed gastrointestinal mucosa but also in case of oral mucosal inflammation.

Due to their protective film, mucous substances keep pain and inflammatory stimuli away from the mucous membranes. In this way, the mucosal tissue reacts less sensitive in the presence of inflammation.

Essential oils and bitter substances have an anti-inflammatory effect

When it comes to the treatment of inflammation , not only disinfectant tannins are effective in calm. Essential oils such as eugenol and asaron are also relevant for the beneficial effects of calamus root in inflammation. The ingredients mentioned is a

  • to stimulate blood circulation,
  • antispasmodic,
  • anti-inflammatory,
  • antibacterial,
  • antifungal,
  • antiviral
  • and antioxidant

Effect said. Eugenol in particular is used here in a targeted manner for the treatment of oral mucosal, dental and gingivitis. All in all, tannins and essential oils in Kalmus are said to help alleviate

  • gastritis
  • inflammatory gastrointestinal diseases
  • Gingivitis
  • stomatitis
  • Infections in the mouth and throat

Use of Kalmus – please only in moderation

As shown above, you can Kalmus especially as

  • dried calamari tea,
  • Calamus oil or mother tincture of calamus oil
  • or candied squid roots

to buy. Also an extension in the own garden is possible. If the rearing succeeds, it can be harvested towards late summer. The cleaned roots are then cut into 20 cm pieces and dried in a shady place. For further processing, it is recommended to cut the roots into slices.

Calm root tea for ingestion and gargling

If you want to make a tea from calamus, one to two teaspoons of dried root are sufficient:

Hot tea approach from the calamus root:

  • 1 – 2 teaspoons of dried calamus root
  • 150 – 200 ml of boiling water
  • Brewing time: 5 minutes
  • 3 times a day before meals

The Kalmuswurzeltee is recommended at

  • Inflammation of the upper digestive tract,
  • Loss of appetite and
  • Gastrointestinal complaints.

For complaints after a rich meal, the tea can also be consumed after meals to stimulate digestion.


In addition, you can use the tea after cooling as a mouthwash, if you suffer from inflammation in the mouth and throat area.

Calamus or Kalmustinktur as a bitter

Just like Kalmustee also act calamus and tincture of Kalmus soothing to the stomach and intestines. A mouthwash solution is also conceivable if it is sufficiently diluted with water. If you want to make a bittersweet with the essences of calamus root, we recommend the following recipe:

Recipe for calabash gastric bitter:

  • 1 – 2 tbsp calamus oil
  • 1 1/2 tablespoon of Benedictine herb
  • 1 1/2 teaspoon of centaury
  • 1 1/2 teaspoon of orange (dried)
  • 1 tbsp vermouth
  • 1/2 tbsp cloves (chopped)
  • 1/2 l fruit brandy
  • Put the ingredients together with the fruit brandy in a bottle
  • Let the bitters ripen in the sun for six weeks in a bright place – shake the bottle daily
  • filter the bitter of the stomach after the extraction time
  • then close it well and store it cool in a dark bottle

if necessary, take 20 – 30 drops 3 times a day

Kalmus also chew for smoking cessation

Especially the South Americans like to chew fresh calamus root to alleviate or prevent indigestion. In addition to the positive health aspects, the root also ensures a fresh breath and should help smokers to exit.

It is said that the bitter substances contained in the calamus reduce the craving for a cigarette.

Side effects of Kalmus

So far, no interactions between drugs and Kalmus are known.

However, as there are still no adequate studies, pregnant women should as a precaution to abstain from taking the medicinal herb.

Experiences with Kalmus – study situation still insufficient

Despite its thousands of years of application history, the effect of Kalmus is still relatively unexplored. But there is a groundbreaking study. She examined the anti-inflammatory potential of Kalmus and was able to achieve positive results.

Notwithstanding the poor study situation, however, many people also swear by the digestive and appetizing effect of calamus root. A trial and error can be worthwhile.


Calm is a wonderful herb for the treatment of digestive and gastrointestinal complaints. It also helps with loss of appetite, inflammation in the mouth and throat.

Metabolism basics

Aerobic and anaerobic metabolism

Two ways of generating energy

Surely you’ve heard of the terms “aerobic” and “anaerobic” metabolism. We explain in our post what are the differences between the two metabolic processes and why your body needs oxygen to burn fat.

Our metabolism is a true marvel (see The Metabolism – What Is That?).

The power plants in our body cells, the mitochondria, are constantly busy providing energy to our bodies. Especially the muscle cells require a lot of energy, e.g. at sports loads.

ATP: The energy currency of the organism

What kind of car is gasoline is ATP (adenosine triphosphate) for the human body – it is, so to speak, the universal energy “currency”. The cleavage of an ATP molecule to ADP releases energy. The body has to recreate it again and again, so to speak “to recycle”. This can be done in two ways:

in the aerobic metabolism: with oxygen supply
in the anerobic metabolism: without oxygen supply
The terms are derived from the ancient Greek word “ἀήρ” (= aer), which means “air”. As a rule, the body gains its energy through the aerobic metabolism.

In this process, the so-called cellular respiration is completely gone: energy, say ATP, is obtained with oxygen supply.

The end products of this metabolic process are carbon dioxide and water released, which is largely exhaled through the lungs.

The anaerobic energy metabolism

The anerobic energy metabolism begins when the body is exposed to short but very intense physical stress.

Pulse and respiratory rates are rising, but by no means enough to provide enough energy to the entire organism.

Take a 400 meter runner as an example. Already after the first 6-8 seconds of its run all ATP, that is, energy reserves in the muscles are used up.

With this very heavy physical load, the runner’s lungs fail to provide the body with enough oxygen to produce energy. What to do? The body is intelligent and switches to the fast anaerobic metabolism.

This means that the body converts glucose into so-called lactic acid fermentation in lactate and 2 mol ATP. For this type of energy production – as with all fermentation processes – no oxygen is needed. The advantage is that the body quickly recovers energy, ie ATP.

Carbohydrates are the most important source of energy

The energy needed to extract ATP can be gained by burning the body’s carbohydrates, proteins and fats – which we ingest daily through our diet. Which of the three so-called macronutrients metabolism uses as an energy source depends on the following factors:

  • the nutritional and training state and
  • whether there is just enough oxygen available or not – accordingly, the metabolism runs off aerobically or anaerobically.

Most important, however, are the carbohydrates, or rather, the glucose (glucose). First, because the body can burn glucose with or without oxygenation (aerobic or anerobic), second, because important organs such as the brain and red blood cells can only gain their energy from glucose.

Lactate formation: The power limiting factor

After 2 minutes we come but literally “out of breath”. The muscles over acidify due to the lactate (lactic acid) and can not work any longer.

This means that the runner has to give up maximum load after about 2 minutes or drastically reduce his running speed. So no runner is e.g. able to complete a marathon in sprint speed.

The Aerobic Energy Metabolism

In practice, this means that workloads or workouts that go beyond two minutes must be planned from the outset so that the body can only cope with it with constant oxygen supply.

That is, the energy supply must be aerobic. For long loads, v.a. which last longer than 30-60 minutes, the body also switches on the burning of fat as an additional source of energy or increasingly gains its energy from fats.

As mentioned above, the ATP is thus obtained in the aerobic energy metabolism via the fully expiring cell respiration. That is, if we can continuously inhale as much oxygen as the body needs during a physical activity, we are in the aerobic area.


The body has two metabolic pathways for energy: the aerobic (with oxygen supply) and the anerobic (without oxygen supply) metabolism. The most efficient way is the aerobic way, because only here the cellular respiration is completely exhausted.

Improve metabolism

Stimulate metabolism

Many people ask themselves: how can I stimulate my metabolism? We’ll show you the best tips and tricks and explain exactly what’s going on in your body, so you can quickly and safely boost your metabolism in 2017!

Basically, every person can only be as healthy as his metabolism!

A disturbed metabolism can severely impair the quality of life and leads, for example, to hypertension and obesity. On this website you will find all the information necessary to successfully stimulate your metabolism.

If you stick to the following tips and tricks, you can now live a healthier and more vital life.

In a nutshell
  • Drink 3-4 liters of water every day
  • Every day 10 hands full of fruits and vegetables
  • Sleep well, at least 7 hours
  • Doing sports to counteract stress

Why is it important to boost your metabolism?

The desire to stimulate his metabolism serves the goal of living a healthy life, losing weight more quickly and boosting fat burning and feeling at ease in your own body. In particular, losing weight is only possible with an intact and healthy metabolism!

Who does not honor the metabolism, for the weight loss is wrong!

We all know how difficult it can be to positively influence your metabolism, and you want to be on hand with valuable tips and tricks on this page.

Who wants to stimulate his metabolism, usually has a goal: healthy, slim and, above all, live self-confidently! Proper nutrition plays just as important a role as adequate exercise.

With a healthy metabolic rhythm the risk of health problems decreases. If you follow these guidelines, a special metabolic diet is usually unnecessary.

The advantages at a glance:

  • A fast metabolism means easier weight loss.
  • A stimulated metabolism promotes the burning of fat and thus leads to a higher life expectancy as well as more vitality and zest for action!
  • An optimally adjusted metabolism is an important prerequisite for a healthy life. This helps you to avoid poison and slag formation or storage.
  • An increased well-being as well as a permanent weight reduction are the consequences of a stimulated metabolism. The metabolic stimulation ensures a natural balance in the body and is based primarily on a balanced diet and sufficient exercise.

How to stimulate the metabolism?

There are many ways to positively influence and accelerate your metabolism. The following tips will help you to influence your metabolism, e.g. to lose weight fast and healthy.

The whole thing starts with a balanced, healthy and low-emission diet. Toxic substances, such as alcohol and nicotine, have a negative impact on human metabolism and therefore inhibit your metabolism.

With the following 7 tips, you can immediately start to boost your metabolism. They can be implemented quickly and can easily be integrated into everyday life. More detailed information about what the metabolism actually is, you get here.

1. Drink a lot of water every day

Did you know that the human body consists of 50-70% water? If you drink a lot of water daily throughout the day, you support your metabolism in detoxifying and strengthening your immune system.

Try water and unsweetened teas to make your new favorite drinks! These drinks help the body to naturally detoxify and excrete pollutants and toxins more quickly.

The daily amount depends on your lifestyle and your diet. In an unhealthy lifestyle, the body must detoxify more and the more you should take to liquid to you.

But this is only an approximate value, which depends on other factors. Do you move a lot physically, sweat a lot or work hard physically, you have to adjust the amount of fluid accordingly and take more to you.

It also increases the need for fluids through excessive consumption of alcohol, urine-boosting agents, stress, lack of sleep, summer temperatures, as well as salted and spicy foods. All of these factors can lead to a fluid increase of up to nine liters a day!

How effectively the metabolism works depends on the water content in the body. Therefore: If you want to live healthier, you must drink enough to drink enough liquid!

2. Eat more fruits and vegetables

A general rule is: take many fresh and unprocessed foods to you. Try to avoid fast foods and ready meals mostly.

Try to keep a balanced and basic diet. This should consist primarily of the following foods:

  • Fruit
  • Vegetables
  • Nuts and seeds
  • These foods contain a lot of soluble fiber, which has a direct positive effect on the metabolism.

The rule used to be “5 hands of fruit and vegetables a day”. Meanwhile, researchers have found out: 10 hands full of vegetables and fruits are much healthier! Here’s an example of how much you have to eat to reach those 10 hands.

3. More sport and exercise is needed

Especially quick and easy, the metabolism can be stimulated with sports activities! The best method is balanced exercise.

This includes, for example, jogging, swimming or Nordic walking, it can actively influence the metabolism.

In addition, it can increase the joy of life and recharge your batteries!

It does not have to be exhausting exercises in the gym: whether you go for jogging, swimming or long walks – exercise helps to activate your metabolism and strengthen the immune system.

Build up muscles also increase the basal metabolic rate. So a few extra calories are burned.

4. Avoid lack of sleep

Too little sleep can lead to a slowed metabolism. Not only does this trigger an imbalance in the body, it also increases the risk of being overweight.

Some wander to the fridge at night and eat by uncontrolled eating. Others, who keep their daily calories, are on the rise because their metabolism is slowed by lack of sleep. Furthermore, lack of sleep leads to increased fatigue, listlessness and hormonal hunger.

So try to maintain an optimal sleep duration. In an adult, this is usually seven to nine hours.

5. Ensure stress balance

That ongoing stress situations are not healthy, is well known. These not only lead to psychological problems such as depression, but also to physical stress, such as overweight and obesity.

Therefore, it is important to find a balance for the stress that harmonizes and reunites the body and mind. First and foremost, this sports offers, which has a positive effect on your well-being as well as on your metabolism.

It may be a cliché: Yoga, Pilates and Co. are best suited for stress relief! Who has no desire and / or time for expensive yoga classes, who can do very well at home something. Here is a good video to get started.

6. Eat regular meals

Irregular meals brings the biochemical metabolic processes in the body in imbalance.

In order for the metabolism to work ideally, it is essential to have regular meals. Ideal are three main meals and two smaller snacks.

Against the small hunger in between you should eat best fruits and vegetables. If you also belong to the group of people who like to “nibble” in front of the TV, it would be advisable to rethink. Here are apple pieces or raw food from pepper and carrot strips with a delicious yogurt dip as an alternative to greasy chips and flips.

7. Do not lose heart!

Once the metabolism is out of balance, it takes time for fat burning to be felt. That is why it is important not to throw the shotgun into the grain right away if the weight does not change right at the beginning.

The focus is on positively influencing your metabolism so that you feel comfortable in your body. The positive side effect of a well-functioning metabolism is undoubtedly the accelerated fat burning.

Proven stamina and weight reduction will come sooner or later! By the way, you will notice much sooner how well, active and balanced you can feel with your new way of life.

The result: losing weight becomes easier!

As already mentioned several times, a healthy metabolism creates the basis for optimal fat burning. How does this work? A fast metabolism leads to a higher energy consumption; see our article about the different metabolic types.

So your body burns more calories by converting fat and carbohydrates into energy better and faster.

The higher energy consumption thus increases the fat burning, helps to stimulate the metabolism and thus promotes the weight loss process.

A slow and slow metabolism, on the other hand, not only results in lower energy consumption, but also delays the removal of toxins and pollutants from the body. Remedy can provide a metabolic treatment.

Conclusion to accelerate metabolism

If you want to permanently strengthen the immune system and accelerate the burning of fat, it is important to stimulate your metabolism in a healthy way and get started.

Start implementing the above tips today and you will feel the first results and their positive effects on your metabolism after only a few days!

Steroid encyclopedia

How to inject yourself

There are many important facts to take into consideration when administering an injection and if you follow the basic rules, then you will have trouble-free therapy. The points to watch out for are as follows:

 Never share needles with another person. Destroy after use.

– Avoid injecting into the exact same area more than twice per week.

– Keep the area to be injected as clean as possible, use an alcoholic swab.

– Use a sharp needle every time. Avoid rubbing on the base of the vial.

– Use two needles if possible. One for pulling, one for jabbing. Stay sharp!

– Inject slowly, carefully and make sure the jab is all the way in. Under no circumstances should the fluid be injected just under the skin – it could abscess.

– Do not worry about a little blood. It could be that you have caught a tiny blood vessel. Apply firm pressure to the area and it will stop.

– Do not use too fine needle for oil-based fluids. It will take ages to inject and can cause pain.

– Keep away from the centre, lower back. This means avoiding your sciatic nerve unless you wish to break the high jump record. High and right is the rule (or left on the other cheek).

 Tap away all bubbles from the syringe, the minute ones will not cause any problems as it is an intra-muscular injections and not intra-vascular. Under no circumstances should you inject into a vein. The bubbles will rise to the top and then you can dispel any more if you wish without a problem.