"I have a slow metabolism." Many people blame a slow metabolism for their gaining weight or difficulty loosing weight. In all reality, one's metabolism is only a small factor to weight management. Metabolism is the process by which your body converts what you eat and drink into energy. During this complex process, calories in food and beverages are combined with oxygen to release the energy your body needs to function.
Even when you're at rest, your body needs energy for all its underlying functions, such as breathing, circulating blood, adjusting hormone levels, and growing and repairing cells. The number of calories your body uses to carry out these basic functions is known as your basal metabolic rate — what you might call metabolism. There are different aspects that can affect your basal metabolic rate including your gender, body composition, body size, and age.
The energy needed for your body's basic functions are fairly consistent and not easily changed. The difference comes on how much you consume versus burn of energy above and beyond your body's basic energy needs. Physical exercise is essential to a healthy lifestyle, as is a balanced diet and nutrition. Sometimes, adding in other supplements to help boost your metabolism can aid in weight management also.
Simply Nutrients offers a variety of metabolic supplements to help you reach your weight and metabolic goals.